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Re: Honorary Oscars

Postby Damien » Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:54 am

mlrg wrote:
On that note, Manoel de Oliveira is a pretty obvious choice. At 103 is the oldest living director working.


And maybe 4% of Academy members know who he is.
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Re: Honorary Oscars

Postby mlrg » Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:46 am

OscarGuy wrote:There is always hope when the Academy chooses to recognize a reclusive figure like Jean-Luc Godard, someone they had little hope of enticing to attend their ceremony, and a prominent French figure at that, that they will be a little less Amero-centric in their choices in the future.


On that note, Manoel de Oliveira is a pretty obvious choice. At 103 is the oldest living director working.

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Re: Honorary Oscars

Postby OscarGuy » Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:16 am

There is always hope when the Academy chooses to recognize a reclusive figure like Jean-Luc Godard, someone they had little hope of enticing to attend their ceremony, and a prominent French figure at that, that they will be a little less Amero-centric in their choices in the future.
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Re: Honorary Oscars

Postby Reza » Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:48 am

Damien wrote:The BAFTAs gave Christopher Lee a Lifetime Achievement Award this past year.


Well deserved of course, but then Lee is a National Institution in the U.K.

I doubt the Americans would be so inclined considering the actors winning Honorary awards at functions nowadays are the likes of Harrison Ford, Morgan Freeman etc......usually homegrown actors.

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Postby Damien » Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:50 am

The BAFTAs gave Christopher Lee a Lifetime Achievement Award this past year.
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Postby criddic3 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:26 am

Reza wrote:Christopher Lee could be considered on longevity alone although his output has mostly been pretty schlocky with very brief appearances in Grade A films.


He should be considered as a tribute not only to him but all those great Monster Movie actors who were dismissed because they were in the horror genre. These last few decades have shown how difficult it is to create a memorable movie villian, and though the Academy has given awards to Anthony Hopkins and Heath Ledger genre performances are hardly ever even considered for awards.
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Re: Honorary Oscars

Postby mojoe92 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:54 am

I didn't know they didn't gave postmortem Oscar's jeeze..

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Re: Honorary Oscars

Postby Reza » Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:30 am

Sonic Youth wrote:Meg Tilly and Margaret Avery should absolutely receive honorary Oscars. But not until Madeline Kahn and Montgomery Clift receive theirs.


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Re: Honorary Oscars

Postby Sonic Youth » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:07 am

Meg Tilly and Margaret Avery should absolutely receive honorary Oscars. But not until Madeline Kahn and Montgomery Clift receive theirs.
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Re: Honorary Oscars

Postby Reza » Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:16 am

Christopher Lee could be considered on longevity alone although his output has mostly been pretty schlocky with very brief appearances in Grade A films.

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Re: Honorary Oscars

Postby Big Magilla » Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:48 am

I can comment.

The Acadmey is very stingy about giving out honorary Oscars and only awards them for what they consider explemplary work over the course of time.

I like Meg Tilly a lot and wish she would do more films, but I would not consider her for an honorary Oscar probably ever. She would have to come back and remain consistent over a long period in order to be considered for such an honor, as would just about everyone on this list except perhaps Liv Ullmann.

Margaret Avery has a long list of credits, but does anyone remember her from anything other then The Color Purple ? she was good in that, but she ain't no Whoopi or Oprah.

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Re: Honorary Oscars

Postby OscarGuy » Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:34 am

I can't really comment on either as I'm not familiar with Tilly's work and I don't remember Avery doing anything besides The Color Purple. Besides, as I understand it Avery went bat shit religious crazy and won't even admit her real age.
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Re: Honorary Oscars

Postby Reza » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:55 am

OscarGuy wrote:The Academy does not give out honorary Oscars to dead people. They want to traipse them out before a global audience.


Wes you haven't commented whether Meg Tilly or Margaret Avery deserve Honorary Oscars.

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Re: Honorary Oscars

Postby OscarGuy » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:48 pm

The Academy does not give out honorary Oscars to dead people. They want to traipse them out before a global audience.
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Re: Honorary Oscars

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