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The 85th Academy Awards Jan. 24th, 2013 @ 01:05 AM Reply

Newgrounds Official 85th Academy Awards Thread

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Well folks, it is that time of year again! That is right, the Academy Awards! The Nominees were released not too long ago. I'm gonna show the Best Picture Nominees below.

Amour
Life of Pi
Argo
Lincoln
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Silver Linings Playbook
Django Unchained
Zero Dark Thirty
Les Miserables

Those are the nine movies nominated for Best Picture this year. Now for those of you who are about to come in and say that the Oscars are rigged, or that they're worthless, and mean nothing. Well all of that would be wrong, except worth because in your eyes that can be opinion. Even so though. For an actor, director, or writer to win an Oscar can mean something in Hollywood. Even to be nominated for an Oscar can mean big things. It brings more people into your world and into your works.

Truth be told, I believe that the Oscars has been bringing more people into Quentin Tarantino's work, from Pulp Fiction to Inglorious Basterds, to now Django Unchained. Whether you think they mean anything or not, they certainly mean something to a lot of people who are nominated and win them. It means better works in the future, that small little statuette looks really nice on a resume.

Could you say its businees? Yes. Its original intention is still intact though. The art of film. That was its original purpose when it was created and it still holds that level even to this day. Sure there may be arguments of what constitutes art. What should have won and what shouldn't have, but in the essence that is art. It brings out a critic and appreciator of art in us all.

I implore you that you take a look back throughout the Oscar nominations and winners. Chances are some of your favorite movies of all time would have received some nominations.

So ladies and gentlemen of Newgrounds. The Oscars are upon us. What are some of your Oscar guesses? What are some of your favorite Oscar movies? And for the hell of it, what is your Favorite Movie of All Time?


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Response to The 85th Academy Awards Jan. 24th, 2013 @ 01:16 AM Reply

The bio-pic will probably win because it specifically showcases actor's talents. Same thing every year really, although it isn't always a bio-pic, hell it might not be this year. But whatever wins, everything in the film, thematic depth, plot, cinematography won't overshadow the acting

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Response to The 85th Academy Awards Jan. 24th, 2013 @ 01:21 AM Reply

I personally didn't like any of those movies


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Response to The 85th Academy Awards Jan. 24th, 2013 @ 01:23 AM Reply

It should come down to either Lincoln or Argo. Definitely the best movies of the year.


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Response to The 85th Academy Awards Jan. 24th, 2013 @ 01:24 AM Reply

At 1/24/13 01:16 AM, NewShape wrote: The bio-pic will probably win because it specifically showcases actor's talents. Same thing every year really, although it isn't always a bio-pic, hell it might not be this year. But whatever wins, everything in the film, thematic depth, plot, cinematography won't overshadow the acting

Yeah, I have a feeling Lincoln is gonna take home the Oscar for Best Picture. At the same time Les Miserables is a classic, and that does tend to sit well with the Academy. For those who don't know the Academy is a group of actors, writers, directors, special effects artists, cinematographers, etc. who all vote in their respective categories for the awards. Writers vote in Writing, actors vote in Acting.

However all members of the academy vote for the Best Picture award.


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Response to The 85th Academy Awards Jan. 24th, 2013 @ 01:34 AM Reply

At 1/24/13 01:05 AM, The-Great-One wrote: Could you say its business?

It's not business. It's a contest to see who can make the most liberal movie so the liberal Hollywood people can praise themselves while they put down us regular people.


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Response to The 85th Academy Awards Jan. 24th, 2013 @ 02:09 AM Reply

No Leo nomination? Fuck this fucking bullshit/

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Response to The 85th Academy Awards Jan. 24th, 2013 @ 02:17 AM Reply

life of pie, hopefully

i didn't have high hopes for that film, but it's amazing


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Response to The 85th Academy Awards Jan. 24th, 2013 @ 02:43 AM Reply

The movies you posted were pretty good and damnit i cant decide which ones i want to win.


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Response to The 85th Academy Awards Jan. 24th, 2013 @ 04:16 AM Reply

I never see the point in following these things. They're like reviews without the analysis.


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Response to The 85th Academy Awards Jan. 24th, 2013 @ 05:21 AM Reply

At 1/24/13 04:16 AM, TheColourAwesome wrote: I never see the point in following these things. They're like reviews without the analysis.

Yeah, its more peer-reviewed without the analysis. It is fascinating and it does impact the film industry as well as critics.


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Response to The 85th Academy Awards Jan. 24th, 2013 @ 05:39 AM Reply

Beasts, please.

My favourite film of the year, Berberian Sound Studio, isn't up though.


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Response to The 85th Academy Awards Jan. 24th, 2013 @ 09:13 AM Reply

If the Avengers wins any oscars I will eat my boots.

God that movie sucked.
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Response to The 85th Academy Awards Jan. 24th, 2013 @ 09:14 AM Reply

It will either be Lincoln or Django Unchained. We all know a movie about the struggle of blacks will never lose in Hollywood to all these white folk movies.


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Response to The 85th Academy Awards Jan. 24th, 2013 @ 10:46 AM Reply

Each nominee in the Supporting Actor category have already won an Oscar, who will get his second one?

It is a pretty slow year for animated films...

I hope a 007 film finally win something since Thunderball but not going to bet on that.


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Response to The 85th Academy Awards Jan. 24th, 2013 @ 10:48 AM Reply

At 1/24/13 05:21 AM, The-Great-One wrote:
At 1/24/13 04:16 AM, TheColourAwesome wrote: I never see the point in following these things. They're like reviews without the analysis.
Yeah, its more peer-reviewed without the analysis. It is fascinating and it does impact the film industry as well as critics.

Barbara Streisand was said to have voted for herself when she tied with Catherine Hepburn for the award that year. It pretty much tells you something.

I mean Alfred Hitchcock never won anything and honorary awards don't count.


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Response to The 85th Academy Awards Jan. 24th, 2013 @ 10:57 AM Reply

I haven't seen Django yet but I'll vote for it because Quentin.


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Response to The 85th Academy Awards Jan. 24th, 2013 @ 01:58 PM Reply

i was invited to this thread
i am sorry but i do not know enough movies to be able to participate in this thread


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Response to The 85th Academy Awards Jan. 24th, 2013 @ 04:45 PM Reply

At 1/24/13 01:05 AM, The-Great-One wrote: Amour
Life of Pi
Argo
Lincoln
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Silver Linings Playbook
Django Unchained
Zero Dark Thirty
Les Miserables

So far I've only seen Amour, Life of Pi and Les Miserables of this list. I'm still planning on checking out the other ones real soon (except for Silver Linings Playbook).

If I had to pick between the three I'd vote for Les Miserables, although Amour is a close second. Life of Pi should get an Oscar for special effects, but it's not Best Picture material in my opinion.

As for the other categories I'd vote for Emmanuelle Riva for best actress in leading role, Anne Hathaway for best actress in supporting role, Wreck-It-Ralph best animated feature and Skyfall for best original song. Don't have much of an opinion on the remaining categories.


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Response to The 85th Academy Awards Jan. 24th, 2013 @ 06:30 PM Reply

At 1/24/13 10:54 AM, MonthlyVolatile wrote: One thing that confused me; Why is Amour nominated for both best picture and best foreign film? Are they subliminally acknowledging that the foreign film award was bullshit from the beginning? Or are they still clinging onto this self-superior bullshit but thought that for once in a long time, a foreign film was so good that it had to receive Best Picture as well? I've never understood placing foreign films in separate categories nor have I ever liked using that term in the first place but I've especially never understood the mentality the Academy treats foreign films with.

I think their might have been a snobbery to seeing a foreign film in the past. I think it is still around today, but audiences can appreciate a foreign film as much as any other film. Amour isn't the first to be nominated for both Foreign Film and Best Picture. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon already did this and it was recognized on a grand level.


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Response to The 85th Academy Awards Feb. 6th, 2013 @ 12:48 PM Reply

Giving this a bump since we're getting closer and closer to the Oscars.


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Response to The 85th Academy Awards Feb. 6th, 2013 @ 01:51 PM Reply

I've seen a lot of great movies last year, but I haven't seen a single one of the movies nominated. It's like this every year. The list always pops up with completely unexpected movies of mostly irrelevant genres that I usually have no interesting in and the really memorable movies remain in the shade. Django Unchanged actually looks good, as does the Adventures of Pi, which I hope to watch sooner or later, but as for most of the other titles... not my kind of movies at all.

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Response to The 85th Academy Awards Feb. 6th, 2013 @ 01:56 PM Reply

I think Beasts of the Southern Wild and Django Unchained are the best this year. This year we do not have many good movies at all. Argo is a joke show.

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Response to The 85th Academy Awards Feb. 6th, 2013 @ 02:27 PM Reply

The Oscars are a fucking joke.


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Response to The 85th Academy Awards Feb. 6th, 2013 @ 02:44 PM Reply

At 2/6/13 02:27 PM, creepyboy wrote: The Oscars are a fucking joke.

Whatever you make think about The Oscars, again they play an important role in the film industry. If you don't like The Oscars then please explain why instead of just a simple hate remark.


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Response to The 85th Academy Awards Feb. 6th, 2013 @ 05:15 PM Reply

At 2/6/13 02:44 PM, The-Great-One wrote:
At 2/6/13 02:27 PM, creepyboy wrote: The Oscars are a fucking joke.
Whatever you make think about The Oscars, again they play an important role in the film industry. If you don't like The Oscars then please explain why instead of just a simple hate remark.

The oscars are irrelevant and worthless, they are overblown, overly-politicized commercials for DVD releases, every fuckin' year the same type of movies win (the boring drama set in the Victorian England and/or the biopic about some deformed or terminally ill) and they ignore genres like action, sci-fi or violent dramas; seriously, you think The King's Speech is a better movie than Inception? or Annie Hall is better than Star Wars? or Shakespeare in Love is better than Saving Private Ryan? or Rocky is better than Taxi Driver? gimme a fuckin' break!


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Response to The 85th Academy Awards Feb. 7th, 2013 @ 04:11 PM Reply

At 2/6/13 05:15 PM, creepyboy wrote: The oscars are irrelevant and worthless, they are overblown, overly-politicized commercials for DVD releases, every fuckin' year the same type of movies win (the boring drama set in the Victorian England and/or the biopic about some deformed or terminally ill) and they ignore genres like action, sci-fi or violent dramas; seriously, you think The King's Speech is a better movie than Inception? or Annie Hall is better than Star Wars? or Shakespeare in Love is better than Saving Private Ryan? or Rocky is better than Taxi Driver? gimme a fuckin' break!

First off, when it comes to the winners we all have our own opinions. I will gladly admit that. A lot of Best Picture Nominees I do believe have the right to be nominated. At times I don't agree with the winner of Best Picture myself. That's one great thing about the Oscars, even nominated stuff get's a lot of recognition. There are more fans out there for Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption than there are for Forrest Gump, even though it was the one that won Best Picture.

The Oscars are more important to film than you think. Sure you can ignore them and go about your merry way, but they do matter to those who win them. It is a bit more commercial, but at the same time, film companies like to see that shiny little statue behind you, because it helps put more into your film.

That is one thing I love about The Oscars. Whether you agree with the winners or not, it is a great way to get people talking about movies. Any film lover should at least watch The Oscars, even if they don't give two shits about the awards. My brother doesn't care about The Oscars at all, but he loves watching the show and learning about new movies to see. Also during segments where they give tribute to a past actor or film genre then he enjoys seeing other movies that he probably never even heard of.

There is more to The Oscars than just the shiny little statuettes. I do want to thank you for taking the time to speak your mind on this though instead of just dropping a little hate comment and running. At least you knew what you were talking about as well.

Also, yes I do think The King's Speech is better than Inception. No I don't think Annie Hall is better than Star Wars. And I can't answer for Shakespeare In Love and Saving Private Ryan because I haven't seen either one.


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