Tuesday, January 31, 2006

The Oscars: Into the garbage with'em

BREITBART.COM - 'Brokeback Mountain' Gets 8 Oscar Nods: "The cowboy love story 'Brokeback Mountain' led the Academy Awards field Tuesday with eight nominations, among them best picture and honors for actor Heath Ledger and director Ang Lee.

Also nominated for best picture were the Truman Capote story 'Capote'; the ensemble drama 'Crash'; the Edward R. Murrow chronicle 'Good Night, and Good Luck'; and the assassination thriller 'Munich.'"

So, this brings to mind some questions:
1. WHERE IS THE #1 GROSSING MOVIE OF 2005, Revenge of the Sith?
2. WHERE IS The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe?
3. WHERE IS Batman Begins?
4. Munich was loathful, both in action, plot, and the murky waters of philosophy, so why is it listed?

The answers to 1, & 2 are found here:
" The year's biggest hit, "Star Wars: Episode III _ Revenge of the Sith," earned only one nomination (for makeup) _ but was shut out otherwise _ including the visual-effects category, a blow to George Lucas and his Industrial Light & Magic outfit that has pioneered special effects. The visual effects nominees were "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe," "King Kong," and Spielberg "War of the Worlds.""

The answer to 3 is nowhere, Batman Begins isn't even in the article. The stories that get the awards are the ones that are not a fight between Good and Evil, nor the fight for survival(War of the Worlds, where Dakota Fanning should seriously be up for an Oscar), but the fight to cheat against your wife so you can make out with another guy.
Noble stuff going on at the oscars.

This is a disgrace, and the self serving awards given to liberals by liberals does nothing to help them win the box office. Wonder why the sales were down this year? Maybe it was because aside from about 3 or 4 movies all year, NOTHING WAS WORTH PAYING $9 TO SEE. If ya'll would get your act together and actually support the films that make money, then maybe you would see a reversal of the trend.
But as of now, it appears you are reaching deeper into the ceespool of immorality to try and save your industry, rather then backing-up your successful movies.


But aside from all that, God Bless America. It's a great day, we haven't been hit by terrorists in well nigh 4 years, our economy is sky rocketing, and despite what the liberals are trying to do, we are taking back the US judicial system, one judge at a time.
God Bless America, and God bless W as he delivers his speech tonight.


Brian said...

Actually, "Star Wars III", while better than its two predecessors by far is nowhere near as good as four of the five nominees (I'll agree it's a better film than "Munich", though). "Narnia" was okay for what it is, but it was just about the least enchanting wonderland I've seen on film in a while.
While you can complain about Hollywood, I think it should be duly noted that, with the exception of "Munich", all the films were produced independently - outside the Hollywood system. "Batman Begins" was a great film, and the only one you mention that would merit major awards, as far as I'm concerned. But it's not "Oscar fare", for whatever that means, so it shouldn't surprise you that it didn't make the cut. Personally, if they'd replaced "Munich" with "Walk the Line" (or even better, the French film "Cache" - but that was as likely as "Deuce Bigalow" getting nominated), then I would call it a great line-up. As it stands, it's one of the best in years. Three of the nominees would go on my personal Top 10 list for 2005 films. Oh, and while you're at it - the four films besides "Munich" have all made hefty profits, so they have nothing to do with Hollywood's sagging box office. Blame crap like "Stealth" for that.

Daweed said...

Did BatmanBegins get anything?

Palm boy said...

Star Wars III: Ian McDermid was really good as Emperor Palpatine, as was Ewan McGregor was Obi-Wan. Admitdly, The others wern't the best actors, but the plot was also good. And the soundtrack was awsome. (Der, John Wiliams made it). The sound effects were stupendous, but I don't know if there is an award for those.

Narania was awsome! Tina Swinton did a great job as Jadis, the White Witch. Whoever played Lucy was also great. Liam Nesson did a good job as Aslan, but probably not oscar worthy.

Batman was a great story and action movie, and the guy who played Alfred was great. The soundtrack for this was also good.

Dakota Fanning's preformance in War of the Worlds was very very good.

Munich Stunk, and i haven't seen those other movies, (I probably won't, only so much time in a year), but I do not believe it is the best line up in years. Many of the good, quality movies were left out in favor of movies that have high critics acceptance, but low box office reception.

Yeah, movies like Stealth and Fantasic Four don't do anyone any good.

Palm boy said...

Batman begins was not mentioned in the article.

Derek W. said...

I can't believe Star Wars Episode III only earned one nomination, and that was for make up. What a disgrace! Even if it wasn't that great of a movie (which it was!), how could it not get nominated for visual effects? Especially when a mediocre movie like Narnia was nominated for that category! The visual effects in Episode III blew away anything in The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe.

Is anyone really surprised at how many awards Brokeback Mountain has been nominated for, though? I'm sure most of us saw that one coming.

Palm boy said...

"I can't believe Star Wars Episode III only earned one nomination, and that was for make up. What a disgrace! Even if it wasn't that great of a movie (which it was!), how could it not get nominated for visual effects?"

My thoughts Exactly. I haven't seen King Kong, but a friend of mine said the CGI was lacking in some spots.
But War of the Worlds CGI was just amazing.

Yeah, I did see Brokeback getting a nomination or two, but not 8, and certainally not bumping out Star Wars, Narnia or Batman.

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Amelia said...

This has not been a good year for the Oscars. The only thing I saw that was in any of the top four categories was "Pride & Prejudice" (although "Walk The Line" is on my list of movies I still haven't seen and desperately want to).

I didn't even watch. There hasn't been a point to after LOTR was through...all the really good movies were eclipsed by it, and then the Academy became even more liberal (if that's possible?).