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Postby rudeboy » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:37 am

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rudeboy wrote:...and the Redgrave tribute was wonderful.

I found weird that Redgrave´s speech was so short unless I watched a cut version.

I'm guessing you did. She was up there for quite a while. Her speech was a little rambling but beautifully gracious and moving.

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Postby Hustler » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:16 pm

rudeboy wrote:...and the Redgrave tribute was wonderful.

I found weird that Redgrave´s speech was so short unless I watched a cut version.

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Postby rudeboy » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:13 pm

They always do that, Jack. It's very annoying having to avoid the news channels while waiting to watch the show on the two hour delay on BBC One. The awards they cut are sometimes surprising - this year they didn't show cinematography or music, but left in the two awards to The Young Victoria. Of course, they left in both of Avatar's techs.

This was, I think, the most enjoyable BAFTAs in a while. Some of Jonathan Ross's gags barely raised a titter, he's always funnier when he has a bit of slack (he's been on surveillance since the Beeb suspended him for a few months a year or so back) and some of the presenters were awfully stilted, but the winners were for the most part worthy (having finally seen An Education I have to unpatriotically declare that Mulligan is a glaring exception to that), there were some classy speeches, and the Redgrave tribute was wonderful.

I've been trying to work out what Jim Cameron's partner said to him when Bigelow won best director. Whatever, he looked increasingly miserable as the evening went on.




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Postby jack » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:40 am

Well, it won't be the complete show. Quite a few of the lesser awards have been cut.

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Postby Mister Tee » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:39 am

I'd like to commend the BAFTAs for, at least for ten minutes, abandoning the universal goal of predicting the Oscars and saluting some of their countrymen. Colin Firth's win was a tonic (as was his speech), followed nicely by Mulligan's. It reminded me of days gone by, when each group had a separate personality, when many different people had a chance at winning something over the course of a season, and only the truly exceptional swept the boaords.

Then it was back to business, with The Hurt Locker being apparently the only movie anyone saw last year.

Sonic, nice snark.

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Postby Hustler » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:53 am

thks for suggesting Magilla. You can watch the complete show at www.Tollymp3z.com

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Postby Big Magilla » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:30 am

Try Youtube. They have Kristen Stewart's and one of Avatar's wins up. :)
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Postby Hustler » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:41 am

Is there any chance to watch the actors winning on internet? I´ve checked the site and only found interviews with them.

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Postby Big Magilla » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:07 pm

Nice tributes within the memoriam segment to Jean Simmons, Jennifer Jones, Karl Malden, Edward Woodward and Patrick Swayze and it was nice to see that they inserted Lionel Jeffries who just died, but where were Richard Todd and Kathryn Grayson?
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Postby Sonic Youth » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:50 pm

The BAFTA show needs a revamp or it's seriously going to lose audiences. Did they really televise the honorary fellowship? WTF? Seriously, who could sit through all that? I'm sure within two minutes television viewers were saying "Vanessa who?" and flipping to the U.S.-Canada hockey game. The producers should award the recipient at a banquet or something, but what right do they have to hold up the show?

And what's with all those names in the In Memorioum section? On and on and on... Look, I'm sorry they died, but can't they just pick 25 of the biggest names and put the rest on a web-page or something? And why didn't the audience applaud during the tributes? Do they not care?

Why are there only five nominees for Best Picture? That's snobbish. How can they say these are truly the best films of the year when some of my favorites were left out?

Thank god that's over with. On to the Academy Awards. Now THERE'S an awards show! Woo-hoo!!
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Postby Big Magilla » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:38 pm

Highlights of second hour and a half:

Classy acceptance speeches of Kathryn Bigelow (Twice!), Vanessa Redgrave, Colin Firth and Carey Mulligan

Biggest "what the f**K moment:

Mickey Rourke's "Do you want this bareback or with a raincoat?"
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Postby Big Magilla » Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:05 pm

Watching this on BBC America.

Highlights of first half:

Classy acceptance speeches by Duncan Jones and Mark Boal.

Biggest "what the f**K moment:

Lee Daniels accepting for Mo'Nique - "I don't know how they'll accept it overseas, Mo, there are no women in The Hurt Locker"
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Postby OscarGuy » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:55 pm

BAFTA opened voting on the Orange Rising Star award to internet voters...so, knowing that, did you expect anyone other than Kristen Stewart to win the award?
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Postby Big Magilla » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:55 pm

The Orange Rising Star award is voted on by the Public, so although I took the high road in predicting a win for Carey Mulligan, Wesley was correct in guessing the legion of Twilight fans would crown Kristen Stewart here.
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Postby Okri » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:02 pm

I could live without the Kristin Stewart mention.


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