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Postby Amazinz » Mon Mar 06, 2006 12:46 pm

Big Pimpin wrote:And you don't think the only thing that made Brokeback Mountain Oscar-worthy was the fact that it was about two gay cowboys?


You know what they say about assumptions? :-) I don't believe Brokeback Mountain deserved a nomination for Best Picture and I agree that it was overhyped due to being a "gay" movie. I did think Jake deserved to be nominated for BSA despite that and I think Matt Dillon was very deserving for his nod for Crash.

Big Pimpin wrote:Of the few people I know who have seen it, they said even if you could get past the fact that it was about gay cowboys, it wasn't that good of a movie. Much better love stories out there. I haven't seen it (and don't really care to), and from the accounts I've heard I'm not missing much.


Indeed. There are much better love stories out there than Brokeback Mountain. What I liked about BM is that as soon as I realized what the movie was about (the tent scene) I had a strong bias against the movie but it was able to win me over due to the character development. Love or hate what they do it's tough not to feel "something" for the two main characters.
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Postby Coppermine » Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:30 pm

In any case, I loved Crash and although I didn't really expect it to win, i'm very glad it did.
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Re: The Oscars...prediction

Postby Coppermine » Mon Mar 06, 2006 4:37 pm

Picture:
My Pick: Brokeback Mountain
Winner: Crash

Director:
My Pick: Munich (Steven Spielberg)
Winner: Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain)

Actor In a Leading Role:
My Pick: Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote)
Winner: Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote)

Actress in a Leading Role:
My Pick: Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line)
Winner: Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line)

Supporting Actor:
My Pick: Paul Giamatti (Cinderella Man)
Winnter: George Clooney (Syriana)

Supporting Actress:
My Pick: Frances McDormand (North Country)
Winner: Rachel Weisz (Constant Gardener)

Foreign Language Film:
My Pick: Paradise Now (Palestine)
Winner: Tsotsi (South Africa)

Sound Mixing:
My Pick: King Kong
Winner: King Kong

Sound Editing:
My Pick: King Kong
Winner: King Kong

Original Song:
My Pick: ”It's Hard Out Here For a Pimp” (Jordan Houston, Cedric Coleman and Paul Beauregard) (Hustle & Flow)
Winner: ”It's Hard Out Here For a Pimp” (Jordan Houston, Cedric Coleman and Paul Beauregard) (Hustle & Flow)

Original Screenplay:
My Pick: Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco (Crash)
Winner: Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco (Crash)

Adapted Screenplay:
My Pick: Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana (Brokeback Mountain)
Winner: Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana (Brokeback Mountain)

Musical Score:
My Pick: Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain)
Winner: Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain)

Cinematography:
My Pick: Robert Elswit (Good Night, and Good Luck.)
Winner: Memoirs of a Geisha

Costume Design:
My Pick: Arianne Phillips (Walk the Line)
Winner: Memoirs of a Geisha

Animated Feature Film:
My Pick: Wallace & Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Winner: Wallace & Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Art Direction:
My Pick: Good Night, and Good Luck.
Winner: Memoirs of a Geisha

Visual Effects:
My Pick: King Kong
Winner: King Kong

Film Editing:
My Pick: Walk the Line
Winner: Crash

Makeup:
My Pick: Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith
Winner: Chronicles of Narnia

10 out of 20; oh well
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