Most Likely Cringe-Worthy Moment For The Show

Most Likely Cringe-Worthy Moment For The Show

1:  Ben Stiller stays on stage way too long with another failed attempt at humor.
5
36%
2:  One of the buddies introducing a lead acting nominee makes a crude sexual double entendre reagarding his or her relationship with the nominee.
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No votes
3:  The In Memorium segment is cut so short that, at the end, there are sounds of people asking, "Where was (so and so)?"
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7%
4:  During the John Hughes tribute, one or more of the Bratpackers is noticeably drunk/high.
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7%
5:  Sarah Palin is brough out as a "surprising friend of Oscar!"
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21%
6:  Other.  Specify.
4
29%
 
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Postby Hustler » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:27 pm

HarryGoldfarb wrote:I'm crossing my fingers for a surprise win in the Best Actress category... I really do not want to see neither Bullock nor Streep taking the award for these performances...

Me too. If Streep doesn´t make it, I´m rooting for Sidibe

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Postby HarryGoldfarb » Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:57 pm

I'm crossing my fingers for a surprise win in the Best Actress category... I really do not want to see neither Bullock nor Streep taking the award for these performances...
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Postby Sonic Youth » Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:15 pm

For me, and this is not in jest, it's going to be if Avatar wins Best Picture... unless Cameron wins Best Director before that. This tripe winning a BP Oscar overshadows any other broadcast embarrassments that may or may not happen. It would be a travesty as monumental as "Gladiator" winning, although admittedly not on the level of "A Beautiful Mind".

As for the show, my biggest dread is that all the horrible ideas in theory that Shankman has planned for the broadcast are likely going to come across as not so bad in practice. Our hearts will sink when we see each bad idea executed well, guaranteeing a permanent fixture for future broadcasts, much like the 10 BP nominee slate. "Blind Side", "District 9", "An Education", "A Serious Man", and "Up? You couldn't have asked for a better alternate five, one that pleases the widest spectrum while camoflauging its misguidedness. And that luck will carry over into a perfectly acceptable broadcast, thus prolonging the numerours transgressions for Oscar seasons to come.

I don't think there was any real disparagement of the other Best Picture nominees in Cameron's statement, but it reeks of sickening self-interest. It's hardly a "I'll be willing to forgo Best Director for my good friend and life-partner of 18 months" sentiment. It was a public offer, an effort to salvage Best Picture which he knew was slipping away in exchange for BD.
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Postby anonymous1980 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:40 pm

Big Magilla wrote:For her part, Bigelow hates to be called a woman director. She thinks of herself as a director, period.

I noticed that. She seems to sidetrack the question or quickly change the subject every time an interviewer brings up how wonderful it is that a woman might actually win Best Director.

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Postby Big Magilla » Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:14 am

For her part, Bigelow hates to be called a woman director. She thinks of herself as a director, period.
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Postby rolotomasi99 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:01 am

Damien wrote:
rolotomasi99 wrote:No wonder Hollywood and his many wives find Cameron impossible to be around.

He's actually on good terms with his ex-wives.

All four of his ex-wives descripe him as controlling, Linda Hamilton apparently hated him so much she sold the rights to THE TERMINATOR franchise (which she won in the divorce) just to spite him, and he has a reputation for being abusive to his cast and crew that is second only to Lars Von Trier. Kate Winslet said she could not work for Cameron again due to his temper, and of course many other actors have made similar comments. Sure, he has his defenders, but the general consensus of those who work with him is that he is a jerk.

Whether they are on good terms with him or not, his ex-wives say he is not the nicest of guys and has a massive ego. When I hear him saying he thinks the Academy should give Bigelow the award because she has worked so hard in Hollywood and the Academy has never given it to a woman before, I hear his massive ego wanting people to think his "blessing" is what got her the Oscar. I think he truly has respect for her and THE HURT LOCKER, but do not tell me the man that declared himself "king of the world" does not really want that second director's Oscar. He is just trying to ease the pain of his inevitable loss.




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Postby OscarGuy » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:29 am

Here's one. I know they aren't performing the nominated songs...but Miley Cyrus is going to be there? I have a feeling she's going to be singing something (watch it be Over the Rainbow or another famous Oscar winner...or even a montage of songs). Or, perhaps they'll have her sing excerpts of the nominated songs to make the songwriters happy...it would be atrocious, I know, but... I wouldn't be surprised if it happened.
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Postby Uri » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:29 am

anonymous wrote:
rolotomasi99 wrote:
anonymous wrote:I don't get all the James Cameron hate. Despite the fact that I do think he IS a bit of an asshole and an egomaniac, I think his rooting for his ex-wife is a nice gesture in his part.

The way he is saying it is so patronizing.

Could you imagine if during the MILLION DOLLAR BABY vs THE AVIATOR Oscar competition Clint Eastwood kept going around to anyone who would listen saying, "You know, Marty Scorsese made a really good movie this year. I already have an Oscar, so for me, I think it would be great if Marty won for director while MILLION DOLLAR BABY won Best Picture. I really think my team should be recognized, but with director it is really win-win no matter who gets it that night. So I think they should finally recognize Marty for his amazing career, but recognize my team for all the work they put into MILLION DOLLAR BABY." ???

No wonder Hollywood and his many wives find Cameron impossible to be around.

I think he's being honest, not patronizing.

OF COURSE, he wants Avatar to win Best Picture. Regardless of what you personally thought about it, Cameron really did work hard on the film and it would be nice for him and his team to be recognized with a Best Picture Oscar (like all the other people who worked on the Best Picture nominees will be rooting for their own film to win Best Picture). Besides, he didn't disparage the other nominees when he said that. If he had said, "Well I think The Hurt Locker's kind of stupid. But if it would be nice to say I banged the first chick Best Director Oscar winner so you know, why don't you guys give it to Kathy and give us Best Picture? Boo-yah!" then maybe I'll agree with you.

I think you just want to find something to hate about James Cameron no matter what he says.

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Postby Big Magilla » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:25 am

I voted for Ben Stiller or whichever ham hogs the spotlight this time. There's always at least one. At the Baftas it was Dustin Hoffman.

The presenters job is to present. Seldom is the banter between co-presenters or lone presenters and themselves remotely funny or interesting.

The presentations to the actors by their "friends" may top even that, especially if it's awkwardly followed by last year's opposite sex winner presenting the award.
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Postby anonymous1980 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:48 am

rolotomasi99 wrote:
anonymous wrote:I don't get all the James Cameron hate. Despite the fact that I do think he IS a bit of an asshole and an egomaniac, I think his rooting for his ex-wife is a nice gesture in his part.

The way he is saying it is so patronizing.

Could you imagine if during the MILLION DOLLAR BABY vs THE AVIATOR Oscar competition Clint Eastwood kept going around to anyone who would listen saying, "You know, Marty Scorsese made a really good movie this year. I already have an Oscar, so for me, I think it would be great if Marty won for director while MILLION DOLLAR BABY won Best Picture. I really think my team should be recognized, but with director it is really win-win no matter who gets it that night. So I think they should finally recognize Marty for his amazing career, but recognize my team for all the work they put into MILLION DOLLAR BABY." ???

No wonder Hollywood and his many wives find Cameron impossible to be around.

I think he's being honest, not patronizing.

OF COURSE, he wants Avatar to win Best Picture. Regardless of what you personally thought about it, Cameron really did work hard on the film and it would be nice for him and his team to be recognized with a Best Picture Oscar (like all the other people who worked on the Best Picture nominees will be rooting for their own film to win Best Picture). Besides, he didn't disparage the other nominees when he said that. If he had said, "Well I think The Hurt Locker's kind of stupid. But if it would be nice to say I banged the first chick Best Director Oscar winner so you know, why don't you guys give it to Kathy and give us Best Picture? Boo-yah!" then maybe I'll agree with you.

I think you just want to find something to hate about James Cameron no matter what he says.




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Postby rudeboy » Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:57 pm

The Original BJ wrote:I think the potential Best Actress outcome could be far more revolting than any of these.

True maybe, but to be completely honest Bullock has been gracious, witty and rather likeable during her winning streak this season. Personally I'm much more ready to cringe at another gushing speech by Mo'Nique (isn't that girl meant to be 'edgy'?) or another dry, drawling ramble by Christoph Waltz.

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Postby Damien » Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:54 pm

rolotomasi99 wrote:No wonder Hollywood and his many wives find Cameron impossible to be around.

He's actually on good terms with his ex-wives.
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Postby rolotomasi99 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:27 pm

anonymous wrote:I don't get all the James Cameron hate. Despite the fact that I do think he IS a bit of an asshole and an egomaniac, I think his rooting for his ex-wife is a nice gesture in his part.

The way he is saying it is so patronizing.

Could you imagine if during the MILLION DOLLAR BABY vs THE AVIATOR Oscar competition Clint Eastwood kept going around to anyone who would listen saying, "You know, Marty Scorsese made a really good movie this year. I already have an Oscar, so for me, I think it would be great if Marty won for director while MILLION DOLLAR BABY won Best Picture. I really think my team should be recognized, but with director it is really win-win no matter who gets it that night. So I think they should finally recognize Marty for his amazing career, but recognize my team for all the work they put into MILLION DOLLAR BABY." ???

No wonder Hollywood and his many wives find Cameron impossible to be around.
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Postby anonymous1980 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:22 pm

I don't get all the James Cameron hate. Despite the fact that I do think he IS a bit of an asshole and an egomaniac, I think his rooting for his ex-wife is a nice gesture in his part.

I think the potentially most cringe-worthy moment of the show is the planned John Hughes tribute. I'm already designating that moment as my bathroom break.




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Postby rolotomasi99 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:13 pm

I will cringe every time the producers cut to Kathryn Bigelow whenever AVATAR wins an award or cuts to James Cameron whenever THE HURT LOCKER wins.

The biggest cringe-worthy moment will come when Bigelow wins for director, and James Cameron makes a big show of being the first to standing for her assured standing ovation and clapping the loudest all while having a smug look on his face like his "vote for my ex-wife for director" campaign is what won her the award. :angry:
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