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04:45 PM on 02/24/13
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Want Argo to win BP.

Affleck shoulda been up for director.

Um ... that's all I got.
04:47 PM on 02/24/13
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Silver Linings Playbook is overrated.
Enjoyed it more than Lincoln.
04:51 PM on 02/24/13
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I don't know why Ben Affleck isn't in the best director category.
Revenge for Gigli? It really doesn't make sense.

His speech at one of the award shows where he started it with, "I want to thank the Academy..." after winning, was fantastic.
04:52 PM on 02/24/13
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Hard to argue with that, haha. Don't get me wrong, Lincoln had some great elements in general, and Day-Lewis is always superb, but overall it was a snoozer.
Day Lewis was unreal, but yeah -- over all ... meh.
04:53 PM on 02/24/13
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Not sure why but I'm feeling Amour for best picture. Not my favorite of the bunch (certainly wouldn't watch it again) but it just struck me in a powerful way.

DDL seems like the popular choice for best actor but I haven't seen Lincoln, so no comment.

Hoping for Riva for best actress, Hathaway for supporting actress, and supporting actor is tough but I loved Christoph Waltz in Django.
I really want Hathaway to win.
04:54 PM on 02/24/13
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I think the majority of films nominated for Best Picture are pretty average to bad. Liked ARGO and DJANGO. As I've been saying for a while, THE MASTER, MAGIC MIKE, and LOOPER should have been nominated over junk like LES MISERABLES, LIFE OF PI, and even LINCOLN.
The Master was better than Life of Pi ... I'll give you that. But I wasn't really that impressed with it as a whole ... it felt (like Lincoln) like pure Oscar-bait.
04:57 PM on 02/24/13
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I used to not be able to stand him, burning loved every movie he has directed and a lot of his old movies are complete and utter guilty pleasures of mine even though I know they are terrible (phantoms and reindeer games to name a few).
He's 3 for 3 directing, imo, great movies.

And looks like next up is another Dennis Lehane novel (one of my favorite novelists) ... so my expectations are skyhigh.
04:57 PM on 02/24/13
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This too and Tarantino. I don't think they are ever going to give him one.
Or they will when he's old and the movie's not his best.
04:58 PM on 02/24/13
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I found it to be a challenging and unsettling movie that left me not knowing what to think. But that's just me, I can also see why people would view it as Oscar bait as well.
I need to see it again -- I may have not been in the right mood for that kind of movie.
05:00 PM on 02/24/13
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So used to it, totally forgot he was snubbed again, haha. His direction was easily better than all the nominees too.
I have that feeling Spielberg's gonna win. Bigelow not being nominated. Affleck. Tarantino. Anderson.

And Spielberg's prolly take it? ANGER!
05:01 PM on 02/24/13
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I hate that it's so obvious that's what's going to happen. He should've won for pulp fiction.
Yeah, it coming up against Forrest Gump that year was rough.
05:01 PM on 02/24/13
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Ill have to give it a read
I am pretty sure it's gonna be this one:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0060004878/absolutepunk-20/
05:03 PM on 02/24/13
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Anytime I feel anger coming at snubs I remember that Dances With Wolves won over Goodfellas and I realize it doesn't really matter.
05:05 PM on 02/24/13
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Well Drew you're crazy. I do agree the academy should award more original film making, but it should be good.
You didn't think Looper was at least "good"?

Not sure I'd put it up for best picture -- but thought it was good.
05:06 PM on 02/24/13
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Every time I see or hear about Forrest Gump I just think about every snub ever. Saving Private Ryan. Shawshank Redemption. David Fincher. Social Network. Ugh.

Weird idea but they should have the Oscars be for movies 5 years prior. Let them sink in, age a little bit, etc. So this year would be for movies in 2008 and so forth.
Social Network will be the movie from that year that we all remember IMO.

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