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Seshmeister
01-25-2011, 07:30 PM
We usually have a thread for this so may as well get started early this year.

Nominees
83rd Annual Academy Awards
Winners to be announced on Sunday, February 27th.

Best Motion Picture of the Year
Nominees:

127 Hours (2010): Christian Colson, Danny Boyle, John Smithson
Black Swan (2010): Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin
The Fighter (2010): David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Mark Wahlberg
Inception (2010): Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas
The Kids Are All Right (2010): Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, Celine Rattray
The King's Speech (2010): Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin
The Social Network (2010): Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Ceán Chaffin
Toy Story 3 (2010): Darla K. Anderson
True Grit (2010): Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Scott Rudin
Winter's Bone (2010): Anne Rosellini, Alix Madigan

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Nominees:

Javier Bardem for Biutiful (2010)
Jeff Bridges for True Grit (2010)
Jesse Eisenberg for The Social Network (2010)
Colin Firth for The King's Speech (2010)
James Franco for 127 Hours (2010)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Nominees:
Annette Bening for The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Nicole Kidman for Rabbit Hole (2010)
Jennifer Lawrence for Winter's Bone (2010)
Natalie Portman for Black Swan (2010)
Michelle Williams for Blue Valentine (2010)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominees:

Christian Bale for The Fighter (2010)
John Hawkes for Winter's Bone (2010)
Jeremy Renner for The Town (2010)
Mark Ruffalo for The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Geoffrey Rush for The King's Speech (2010)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Nominees:
Amy Adams for The Fighter (2010)
Helena Bonham Carter for The King's Speech (2010)
Melissa Leo for The Fighter (2010)
Hailee Steinfeld for True Grit (2010)
Jacki Weaver for Animal Kingdom (2010)

Best Achievement in Directing
Nominees:

Darren Aronofsky for Black Swan (2010)
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen for True Grit (2010)
David Fincher for The Social Network (2010)
Tom Hooper for The King's Speech (2010)
David O. Russell for The Fighter (2010)

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Nominees:
Another Year (2010): Mike Leigh
The Fighter (2010): Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson, Keith Dorrington
Inception (2010): Christopher Nolan
The Kids Are All Right (2010): Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg
The King's Speech (2010): David Seidler

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

Nominees:
127 Hours (2010): Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy
The Social Network (2010): Aaron Sorkin
Toy Story 3 (2010): Michael Arndt, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
True Grit (2010): Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Winter's Bone (2010): Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

Nominees:
How to Train Your Dragon (2010): Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders
The Illusionist (2010): Sylvain Chomet
Toy Story 3 (2010): Lee Unkrich

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

Nominees:
Biutiful (2010): Alejandro González Iñárritu(Mexico)
Dogtooth (2009): Giorgos Lanthimos(Greece)
Civilization (2010): Susanne Bier(Denmark)
Incendies (2010): Denis Villeneuve(Canada)
Outside the Law (2010): Rachid Bouchareb(Algeria)

Best Achievement in Cinematography

Nominees:
Black Swan (2010): Matthew Libatique
Inception (2010): Wally Pfister
The King's Speech (2010): Danny Cohen
The Social Network (2010): Jeff Cronenweth
True Grit (2010): Roger Deakins

Best Achievement in Editing

Nominees:
127 Hours (2010): Jon Harris
Black Swan (2010): Andrew Weisblum
The Fighter (2010): Pamela Martin
The King's Speech (2010): Tariq Anwar
The Social Network (2010): Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall

Best Achievement in Art Direction

Nominees:
Alice in Wonderland (2010): Robert Stromberg, Karen O'Hara
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010): Stuart Craig, Stephenie McMillan
Inception (2010): Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias, Douglas A. Mowat
The King's Speech (2010): Eve Stewart, Judy Farr
True Grit (2010): Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh

Best Achievement in Costume Design

Nominees:
Alice in Wonderland (2010): Colleen Atwood
I Am Love (2009): Antonella Cannarozzi
The King's Speech (2010): Jenny Beavan
The Tempest (2010/II): Sandy Powell
True Grit (2010): Mary Zophres

Best Achievement in Makeup

Nominees:
Barney's Version (2010): Adrien Morot
The Way Back (2010): Edouard F. Henriques, Greg Funk, Yolanda Toussieng
The Wolfman (2010): Rick Baker, Dave Elsey

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score

Nominees:
127 Hours (2010): A.R. Rahman
How to Train Your Dragon (2010): John Powell
Inception (2010): Hans Zimmer
The King's Speech (2010): Alexandre Desplat
The Social Network (2010): Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song

Nominees:
127 Hours (2010): A.R. Rahman, Rollo Armstrong, Dido("If I Rise")
Country Strong (2010): Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges("Coming Home")
Tangled (2010): Alan Menken, Glenn Slater("I See the Light")
Toy Story 3 (2010): Randy Newman("We Belong Together")

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing

Nominees:
Inception (2010): Lora Hirschberg, Gary Rizzo, Ed Novick
The King's Speech (2010): Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen, John Midgley
Salt (2010): Jeffrey J. Haboush, William Sarokin, Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell
The Social Network (2010): Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick, Mark Weingarten
True Grit (2010): Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff, Peter F. Kurland

Best Achievement in Sound Editing

Nominees:
Inception (2010): Richard King
Toy Story 3 (2010): Tom Myers, Michael Silvers
TRON: Legacy (2010): Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, Addison Teague
True Grit (2010): Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey
Unstoppable (2010): Mark P. Stoeckinger

Best Achievement in Visual Effects

Nominees:
Alice in Wonderland (2010): Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas, Sean Phillips
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010): Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz, Nicolas Aithadi
Hereafter (2010): Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojansky, Joe Farrell
Inception (2010): Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley, Pete Bebb, Paul J. Franklin
Iron Man 2 (2010): Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright, Daniel Sudick

Best Documentary, Features

Nominees:
Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010): Banksy, Jaimie D'Cruz
GasLand (2010): Josh Fox, Trish Adlesic
Inside Job (2010): Charles Ferguson, Audrey Marrs
Restrepo (2010): Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger
Waste Land (2010): Lucy Walker, Angus Aynsley
Best Documentary, Short Subjects
Nominees:
Killing in the Name (2010): Nominees TBD
Poster Girl (2010): Nominees TBD
Strangers No More (2010): Karen Goodman, Kirk Simon
Sun Come Up (2010): Jennifer Redfearn, Tim Metzger
The Warriors of Qiugang (2010): Ruby Yang, Thomas Lennon

Best Short Film, Animated

Nominees:
Day & Night (2010): Teddy Newton
The Gruffalo (2009) (TV): Jakob Schuh, Max Lang
Let's Pollute (2009): Geefwee Boedoe
The Lost Thing (2010): Shaun Tan, Andrew Ruhemann
Madagascar, a Journey Diary (2010): Bastien Dubois

Best Short Film, Live Action

Nominees:
The Confession (2010/IV): Tanel Toom
The Crush (2009): Michael Creagh
God of Love (2010): Luke Matheny
Na Wewe (2010): Ivan Goldschmidt
Wish 143 (2009): Ian Barnes, Samantha Waite

Hardrock69
01-26-2011, 01:46 PM
I doubt Inception will get it for Best Picture, but should have a good shot at best original screenplay or best visual FX.

It is the only film of the above I have seen.

Seshmeister
01-26-2011, 02:07 PM
It's ridiculous, I'm the same I've only seen The Kings Speech. Going to the cinema seems like a waste of a good night out when I know I'll see it on cable in 9 months anyway.

I'm going to try and see a few more soon. Inception is now on pay for view here. I was going to go and see that at the cinema but thought I may need a few pauses and rewinds.

I remember it taking hours to get through Momento, go for a piss and you're lost. :)

Kristy
01-26-2011, 03:41 PM
Black Swan - ballet lesbianism for the Illuminati. Dull

True Grit will win it

binnie
01-26-2011, 04:44 PM
Most of those films have only just been released here, so I haven't seen 'em yet.

It always surprises me how much world cinema is ignored.

I've heard great things about True Grit. Not too sure about the history of the Oscars, but have re-makes traditionally done well?

Seshmeister
01-26-2011, 09:06 PM
I've heard great things about True Grit. Not too sure about the history of the Oscars, but have re-makes traditionally done well?

No, only The Departed has managed it. The argument here is that it isn't a remake because they went back to the book for the original story rather than the John Wayne movie. Doesn't sound that great an argument to me but I have heard its a really good film.

The Kings Speech has a decent chance I think. The Academy seem to like films with British Royals mixing with common people and a bit of disability is always popular.

You never really know though. These are the people that gave Driving fucking Miss Daisy the best picture oscar.

ashstralia
01-26-2011, 10:50 PM
I remember it taking hours to get through Momento, go for a piss and you're lost. :)

go to the end and fast rewind. then it makes perfect sense.:biggrin:

Grant
01-27-2011, 12:22 AM
There was a time when I actually gave a shit about the Oscars. Anyway...

Out of all those best picture nominated films I've only seen The King's Speech. I thought it was very good. I think it'll win the screenplay award and Colin Firth will get it's Best Actor.

Grant
01-27-2011, 12:26 AM
You never really know though. These are the people that gave Driving fucking Miss Daisy the best picture oscar.

And don't forget when they awarded bloody Shakespeare In Love the Best Picture Award over Saving Private Ryan...

Seshmeister
01-27-2011, 06:33 AM
Yeah SPR deserved the Oscar just for the opening 20 minutes.

There are lots of these dumb decisions. Dances with Wolves beating Goodfellas? Ordinary People beating Raging Bull?

Grant
01-27-2011, 09:58 AM
I've heard great things about True Grit. Not too sure about the history of the Oscars, but have re-makes traditionally done well?

Can also throw in Ben Hur (1959), there was a 1920s version if I recall right...and Titanic (it seems every decade has it's Titanic movie)...

Seshmeister
02-27-2011, 09:42 PM
Worst Oscar presenters ever.

Someone call Ricky Gervais...

Seshmeister
02-27-2011, 09:45 PM
www.rickygervais.com

Week one hundred and fifty-nine - February 2011

Ha Ha. Amazingly some people thought that I wrote that intro to The Oscars, in the hope it might actually be used. Hilarious.

I am still shocked by the existence of such stupidity in the world. As if I seriously thought if would ever be considered. It's not like I sent it to the academy or even imagined they would read it.

I did it for a laugh on my blog.

Here it is again. Enjoy. It's a joke. Oh and and I'm not really thinking of taking over Egypt or Libya by the way.

(Drum roll)

V.O.
Ladies and Gentlemen.
Please welcome your hosts for this evening...
James Franco and Anne Hathaway

(Music and applause)
(James and Anne walk out looking absolutely perfect)

JF
Hello and welcome to The 83rd Academy Awards,
Live from Los Angeles.

AH
That's foreign for City of Angels.
And this room is certainly filled will those angels.

(Applause)

JF
Thank you. I'm James Franco.

AH
...and I'm Anne Hathaway.

JF
You probably know me from 127 Hours where I play a man trapped in an enclosed space who decides he would rather cut his own arm off than stay where he was. Now that sounds "way out" but wait till half way through this fucking ceremony and you'll start to identify with him.

AH
And I'm the new Catwoman. The first white woman to play that role since Michelle Pfeiffer. I want it to be an inspiration to all white people everywhere. Your dreams can come true in Hollywood too.

JF
It's a daunting task hosting The Oscars but we're not alone. Presenting awards tonight will be a string of Hollywood legends and some other actors who have a film out in March or April.

JF
Usually they hire comedians to host The Oscars, but tonight, instead, you get us!

AH
No comedians tonight. And do you know why? Because comics are ugly.

JF
Especially that rude obnoxious one who played the Steve Carell part in the English remake of The Office.

AH
But you can all relax because Ricky Gervais is in London...

(Nervous laughter)

He's doing some charity work.
Yeah, he's visiting orphans with cancer.
He's telling them what bald little losers they are...

JF
Yeah, cos he's rude right?

(Applause)

Thank you.
No rudeness tonight.
It's going to be a night of the most privileged people in the world being told how brilliant they are and thanking God for loving them more than ugly poor foreigners.

(Applause)

That's not to say that we don't care. No, apart from all the great movies we made this year we continued our life-saving philanthropy. Mega stars like Angelina Jolie, George Clooney and Ben Stiller brought light to third world poverty and famine and shocked the world with visions of children so hungry they'd been living off dead beetles all their lives.

AH
Yeah and Yoko Ono said. "What's wrong with that?"

(Laughter)

JF
Oh Anne you are naughty. In a respectful, wholesome way.

(Nodding and smiling)

That Ricky Gervais should do more for charity.

(Murmurs of agreement)

Ricky Gervais is now worth $80,000,000. The obnoxious Brit confirmed the figure, adding,"Yes and my dentist hasn't seen a penny."

AH
Yeah, why doesn't he get his teeth straightened and bleached like everyone else in Hollywood?

JF
It's a good question Anne. For the same reason he doesn't have botox or suck up to important producers - there's something wrong with him.

AH
There must be. Why isn't the stocky, fangy, little slob more like us, right?

JF
That ugly dude needs to get a Hollywood makeover, big time.

AH
Quite. And even though most of the actresses here have eating disorders, that's better than being fat right?

JF
You bet it is gorgeous.

AH
You are so handsome.

JF
Exactly.
You know Ricky Gervais used to be bulimic.

AH
Really?

JF
Yes. He'd often gorge himself for hours with cheese and cakes.

AH
And then vomit right?

JF
No he left that bit out...

(Mild laughter)

AH
That's because he couldn't get his fat fucking fingers in his stupid mouth.

(Big laugh)

JF
Anyway let's get this show on the road.
There were some great kids' movies this year.
I took a five year old to see Toy Story 3 last week.

AH
Did you enjoy it?

JF
No it was ruined for me because the little brat was screaming and crying all the way through the film saying, "Who are you?" "You're not my daddy." "Take me back to the park where you grabbed me..."

(Laughter)

AH
Oh James, you are a card. And your slightly risky jokes are not threatening because you're one of us. And you are so handsome.

JF
Absolutely.
So let's get this show on the road.
Our first presenter is a Hollywood legend whose boots Ricky Gervais would not be fit to kiss...
The wonderful...
Mel Gibson...

(Standing ovation)

ashstralia
02-27-2011, 10:33 PM
brilliant. stick it up 'em ricky..:)

Seshmeister
02-27-2011, 11:18 PM
Kind of weird that Rick Baker wins an Oscar for doing the Wolfman 30 fucking years after winning it for doing An American Werewolf in London which he did a much much better job on.

First rock connection of the night, he also did the makeup for Ozzy on Bark At the Moon.

http://love-it-loud.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Bark-at-the-Moon-1024x745.jpg


MAKING OF THE VIDEO: Ozzy Osbourne – Bark at the Moon

Published on January 28, 2011 by Christian Sellers · 1 Comment

Having finally begun to gain acclaim as a solo artist with his second album, Diary of a Madman, after leaving Black Sabbath some years earlier, Ozzy Osbourne’s 1982 tour would be plagued with a series of events that would place a strain on the thirty-three year old’s emotional state; from unintentionally biting the head off a bat that had been thrown on stage by a fan during a performance in Des Moines, to the tragic death of guitarist Randy Rhoads, whose plane would crash into a mansion and burst into flames on March 19th. Osbourne’s follow-up album, Bark at the Moon, would see Jake E. Lee stepping in as guitarist, who would co-write most of the material with bassist Bob Daisley.

At this time, Osbourne was a fan of An American Werewolf in London, John Landis’ 1981 horror comedy that saw backpacker David Naughton bitten by a lycanthrope whilst hiking across the Yorkshire Moors, later transforming into a wolf and running rampant around the city. The movie had proved to have a major influence on Michael Jackson, who had hired both Landis and his special make-up effects artist Rick Baker to help create his groundbreaking fourteen-minute music video Thriller two years later. Released at the dawn of MTV and ultimately becoming a landmark in the medium, Thriller would leave its mark on popular culture and would renew interest in both the werewolf and zombie genres. Osbourne had been similarly affected by An American Werewolf in London and, much like Jackson, had become the subject of speculation within the press as to his true nature. The monster that many perceived him to be would play a significant role in the developing of Bark at the Moon, which would see Osbourne also changing into a wolfman.

http://love-it-loud.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Bark-at-the-Moon-wolf.jpg

The early 1980s would become a prolific era for the werewolf; with An American Werewolf in London and Thriller being joined by Wolfen (not strictly werewolves but a similar mutation), Joe Dante’s The Howling, The Company of Wolves, Ladyhawke and the hit flick Teen Wolf. With Osboune undergoing a radical transformation emotionally, perhaps it was with a certain amount of irony that he would choose to adopt the werewolf image for the album. Osbourne would later confess that he was disappointed with the overall sound of the record, stating in an interview in 1984, “the songs were pretty good, but the mixing was a rushed job. You can record for months and months but it’s all down to the final mix, you know? There were a couple of songs on that album with real bad mixes, like Waiting for the Darkness.” Regardless, the album would be certified Gold in the US by February 1984, whilst achieving Silver in the UK. As of 2000, Bark at the Moon had gone Triple Platinum.

In order for Osbourne to create both a video and artwork for the album that would match up to the quality of Thriller, Osbourne’s first obvious choice to create the werewolf make-up was Baker, whose prior credits had also included the 1976 remake of King Kong and Larry Cohen’s cult classic It Lives Again. But Baker had vowed to take a break from special effects and declined the offer, forcing Osbourne to search elsewhere for an artist who would be capable of such a demanding task. He eventually approached Greg Cannom, another alumni of The Howling and zombie extra from the Thriller video, who around that time had signed on to lead the special effects for Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter.

Cannom was given just one week to design two different werewolf suits; one for Osbourne to wear for the album cover and a more detailed one for the promo video. Although this would require twice the work, Cannom merely saw the cover as a trial run for what would no doubt be the most complex aspect, the shooting of the video itself. Osbourne would be subjected to a five-hour session in the make-up chair; in which Cannom and his team of artists would use prosthetics, artificial hair and contact lenses to transform the star into a wolf. Assisting Cannom on the designing of the beast was a rising young make-up artist called Kevin Yagher, whose subsequent work within the horror genre would include A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge, The Hidden and Child’s Play. Yagher’s chief duties during the production would be the creation of Osbourne’s claws and teeth, although these relatively straightforward tasks would prove to be a far cry from his award-winning work on Face/Off and Tim Burton’s Sleep Hollow over a decade later.

The crew who would work together to create the creature would involve artists from both the United States and Britain. Josephine Turner, who had worked on the wigs for the Academy Award-winning classic Planet of the Apes in 1968, was another veteran of The Howling and had become the premier wig maker and stylist in Hollywood, whilst English artist Janice Barnes had the painstaking task of applying each hair to the prosthetics. Cannom would be instructed that Osbourne’s various tattoos must be visible through his make-up and hair, which would cause additional problems to the designing. The filming of the video would take place at two locations; Holloway Sanatorium in Virginia Water, Surrey, was first opened in 1885 and was used to treat the insane until its eventual closure almost a century later. The institution had been abandoned for two years when the cameras began rolling on Bark at the Moon and the production had free rein of the entire complex. Addition scenes would be shot at Shepperton Studios, also in Surrey.

During the making of the video, Cannom would encounter difficulties with Paramount Pictures, who had hired him for their latest Friday the 13th sequel. Although Cannom had claimed that he had been given permission to leave the production for a few days to work with Osbourne, the studio denied such an agreement and so, also frustrated that he was denied creative control over the designs of the movie’s antagonist, Jason Voorhees, decided to quit the project (Yagher would remain, however, whilst Cannom was replaced by Tom Savini, who had also worked on the original movie). Finally released in November 1983, Bark at the Moon would fail to become the hit that Osbourne had hoped (reaching number 109 in the US charts, his highest since Crazy Train three years earlier), the video would become a modest success and would receive regular airplay on MTV throughout the 1980s.

Seshmeister
02-27-2011, 11:22 PM
Oh nooo the fat queen of stupid, Oprah appears.

What has she got to do with anything?

Seshmeister
02-27-2011, 11:24 PM
She is presenting Best Documentary???

Oh the irony...

Inside Job wins, I really want to see it although apparently most audiences leave the movie very very angry...

Seshmeister
02-27-2011, 11:26 PM
Fuck it would have been amazing to have a Ricky Gervais intro for the queen of woo...

ELVIS
02-27-2011, 11:53 PM
You couldn't make me watch that crap...:biggrin:

Seshmeister
02-28-2011, 12:03 AM
Yeah you would never waste your time on a Sunday... :)

ELVIS
02-28-2011, 12:07 AM
I've been busting my butt since 7am...

ashstralia
02-28-2011, 12:15 AM
it's monday here, i live in the future.:biggrin:

Seshmeister
02-28-2011, 12:17 AM
Holy shit Eli Wallach(Tuco)...

Scary but glad he's still alive

http://www.bfi.org.uk/features/westerns-gall/images/420/good-bad-ugly.jpg

http://photos.upi.com/topics-Eli-Wallach/724cbb9cc204cd663c5aa0edc9e22842/Eli-Wallach_11.jpg

Seshmeister
02-28-2011, 12:18 AM
it's monday here, i live in the future.:biggrin:

It's Monday here too but best not to confuse the Americans more than necessary... :biggrin:

ELVIS
02-28-2011, 12:28 AM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20110228/capt.9aecb1928f864f38a4a7c204a5e93946-9aecb1928f864f38a4a7c204a5e93946-0.jpg?x=277&y=345&q=85&sig=vrOav1AmUnqLau4D_PzdMw--


:elvis:

Seshmeister
02-28-2011, 12:46 AM
The Kings Speech walked away with the main ones.

I read recently that the 6000 people that vote on the Oscars haven average age of 57.

Good. :)

Hollywood is far too obsessed with the 15 year olds hence all the superheroes, sequels and remakes so it evens things out a tiny bit...

lesfunk
02-28-2011, 01:32 AM
The Grammy awards was tonight? I missed 'em

lesfunk
02-28-2011, 01:33 AM
I've been busting my butt since 7am...
I thought you were anti gay

Kristy
02-28-2011, 01:39 AM
I slept right through it.

Nitro Express
02-28-2011, 01:59 AM
What happened tonight?

Kristy
02-28-2011, 02:16 AM
Some overrated and over-paid actors dressed up in Armani, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and received a reward or two for their incredibly boring and highly unoriginal films.

Grant
02-28-2011, 03:04 AM
it's monday here, i live in the future.:biggrin:

Always nice to hear the results on the news first...and at the same time giving us the option whether it's worthwhile to sit through it or not later on. :)

Grant
02-28-2011, 03:09 AM
Holy shit Eli Wallach(Tuco)...

Scary but glad he's still alive



Yeah, those were my sentiments too when I saw him appear briefly in The Ghost Writer.

Great to see him still around and well.

Nitro Express
02-28-2011, 03:32 AM
Some overrated and over-paid actors dressed up in Armani, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and received a reward or two for their incredibly boring and highly unoriginal films.

I have an Armani suit, a Yves Saint Laurent suit, and some Gucci loafers. The Gucci loafers have a leather heal with no rubber on the bottom. They are slick and I slipped and fell on my ass in a restauraunt. No wonder these celebrities fall on their ass on the red carpet and going on and off the stage.

Nitro Express
02-28-2011, 03:35 AM
Holy shit Eli Wallach(Tuco)...

Scary but glad he's still alive

http://www.bfi.org.uk/features/westerns-gall/images/420/good-bad-ugly.jpg

http://photos.upi.com/topics-Eli-Wallach/724cbb9cc204cd663c5aa0edc9e22842/Eli-Wallach_11.jpg

Shit. Tucco got old.

Little Texan
03-01-2011, 07:59 PM
Shit. Tucco got old.

So did Blooooooooooooooooooondieeeeeeeeee.

IceCreamBlondie
03-01-2011, 11:50 PM
This year's awards were a snoozefest, but mercifully less crass than last year's awards. I just hate it when these celebrities crack stale one liners that are meant to be funny but aren't.

The highlight of the show for me was seeing that Eli Wallach is still alive!

Jesus Christ
03-02-2011, 12:25 AM
So is Kirk Douglas, but I think We will be seeing him very soon :(

Hardrock69
03-02-2011, 12:50 AM
I also was digging seeing Kirk Douglas and Eli Wallach.

Kirk to the co-host chick: "Where were YOU when I was making pictures?" He was a fucking riot! Hasn't lost his sense of humor.

I was very much wanting Hans Zimmer to get the Oscar for Best Original Score for Inception, but was surprised to see Trent Reznor win an Oscar instead. How fucking cool is that?

He is such a talented guy.....the word genius is perfect to describe him.

I felt Inception should have got Best Original Screenplay....as the story was really original compared to everything else that came out this past year.
Guess I am getting jaded.....it is not often that I am blown away by a movie anymore, and Inception was very much worth seeing in my book.

Sure there were some snoozefests throughout much of the show, but I dug it.

I really dug seeing Dennis Hopper during the "In Memoriam" segment....they actually showed him as Frank Booth! Kick fucking ass!

Seshmeister
03-02-2011, 07:11 PM
The average age of the Oscar voter is 57 which I guess is why you have a better chance of winning one with a story about communication in the 1930s than the 2000s...

Watched Fight Club again last night, it's ludicrous Fincher doesn't have an Oscar yet.