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Lord Of The Oscars A.k.a. Lord Of The Rings...

Mon Mar 01, 2004 3:12 pm

well well ...

11 Oscars out of 11 nominations..

Quite an achievement...

So, what about your thoughts on this? Fair? Unfair?

Congrats to PJ and the team!  Big thumbs up

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Mon Mar 01, 2004 3:16 pm

It's amazing..it finally broke the deathlock dramas have on Best picture. Kudos!
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Mon Mar 01, 2004 3:16 pm

IMO, Who cares. the Oscars(as well as all awards shows) are a joke.


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Mon Mar 01, 2004 4:28 pm

Basically I agree with Chris, but then I think it is indeed something special to have a Fantasy movie grab so many awards. If someone deserves this, it's Peter Jackson. Great work, 3 great movies, made an unfilmable book filmable...this guy just knows how to do it!!!!
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Mon Mar 01, 2004 5:15 pm

I'm guessing that it didn't win any awards for editing, that film could have been an hour shorter witthout losing any of the plot.
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Mon Mar 01, 2004 5:30 pm

No way could it ever have been shorter if the goal was to serve justice to the books. They cut out enough already. It is just a fact that to do justice to a book the movie about the book needs to be long as well. Three fantastic movies were created the past three years. I hope that they can get the rights to do the Hobbit as well. Excellent trilogy and this is from somebody who never thought it could be pulled off.

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Mon Mar 01, 2004 8:32 pm

It all depends on what you want from a film,if you want a faithful adaptation of the book then it is ok, if you want a good movie it is too long. My views however are deeply affected by having been forced to read the Hobbit when I was at school.I have hated Tolkein ever since. Personally I preferred Lost in Translation
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Mon Mar 01, 2004 11:08 pm


Every award was well deserved, quite an amazing movie!
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Mon Mar 01, 2004 11:16 pm

A sham that Bill Murray didn't get an Oscar for 'Lost in Translation' - I haven't seen it yet, but most of the critics has been calling it his best performance ever.
 
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Mon Mar 01, 2004 11:24 pm

A sham that Bill Murray didn't get an Oscar

He will probably never get it, this was most likely his one chance...
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Tue Mar 02, 2004 3:14 am

Personally, I thought the Oscar should have gone to Johnny Depp for Pirates of the Caribbean, but I'm not a member of the Academy.  Big grin

The thing I never quite understand is why they have singers perform each of the "Best Song" nominated songs during the show. It's not like they have different actors re-enact the performances of the Best and Supporting Actor/Actress nominees.

And while we're at it...since women seem to hate being called "actress" these days (they prefer "actor") instead, why have that as a category?

Just do away with actress categories entirely, and have double the nominees for "Best Actor"..half of the nominees men, the other half women. THAT'LL tweak some noses in Hollywood!  Big thumbs up
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Tue Mar 02, 2004 3:30 am

I think that Lord of the Rings getting all 11 Oscars that it was nominated for is purely political. The previous two movies did not get awarded very generously. With the final movie of the trilogy out many likely saw it neccessary to make sure it got its due. This does not disparage the quality of the Lord of the Rings trilogy... but it seems to convenient. Much like the double best actor/actress to Denzel Washington and Halle Berry along with a lifelong acheivement award for Sidney Portier a few years back. While all certainly deserving, perhaps truly not the best for the given year.

I'll second Lost in Translation being an awesome movie and Bill Murrary pulling off an awesome performance. Shame is that he will never likely get credit for being a really talented actor in both comedic and dramatic roles.
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Tue Mar 02, 2004 4:28 am

I love it! Peter Jackson deserved the Oscar for the other LOTR movies as well!

I heard he is now focusing on making "The Hobbit" movie. Anyone know about that?

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Tue Mar 02, 2004 4:49 am

Peter Jackson deserved the Oscar

You're a groundbreaking director.

You're being hailed as a visionary in your field.

You're at a ceremony aired to billions worldwide.



You're also a slob.  Angry


C'mon, Pete! Get the hair cut and combed, or at least WASH it! And for the love of God, button that top button and cinch up the tie!

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RE: Lord Of The Oscars A.k.a. Lord Of The Rings...

Tue Mar 02, 2004 5:52 am

@GulfstreamGuy

I heard he is now focusing on making "The Hobbit" movie. Anyone know about that?

His immediate project now is the King Kong remake.
Concearning Hobbits (no, not the book chapter), he would probably love to do it, but some copyright issues have to be sorted out with Christopher Tolkien first.

Time will tell

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RE: Lord Of The Oscars A.k.a. Lord Of The Rings...

Tue Mar 02, 2004 9:24 am

Poor choices... especially considering "The Two Towers" was a superior film. Sure, it deserved some of the awards, but 11 of 11? I think the academy was bullied into all the awards by the face that the first two didn't win much and the fact that it basically swept all the other award shows. An incomplete revised list:

Best Picture
LOST IN TRANSLATION (Focus Features)

Achievement in Directing
Peter Weir for MASTER & COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD (20th Century Fox)

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Bill Murray in LOST IN TRANSLATION (Focus Features)

Best Supporting Actor
Tim Robbins in MYSTIC RIVER (Warner Bros.)

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Charlize Theron in MONSTER (Newmarket Films )

Best Supporting Actress
Shohreh Aghdashloo in HOUSE OF SAND & FOG (DreamWorks Pictures)

Best Original Screenplay
LOST IN TRANSLATION (Focus Features) by Sofia Coppola

Best Adapted Screenplay
CITY OF GOD by Braulio Mantovani

Best Foreign-Language Film
THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS - Canada

Best Animated Feature Film
FINDING NEMO - Andrew Stanton

Achievement in Cinematography
MASTER & COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD (20th Century Fox)

Achievement in Costume Design
THE LAST SAMURAI (Warner Bros.)

Best Documentary Feature
THE FOG OF WAR

Achievement in Makeup
Jcs17 in FRAT DADDY 22: MY BROTHER, MY SAUSAGE

Best Original Score
HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG (DreamWorks Pictures)

Best Visual Effects
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (New Line Cinema)

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