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gromit
Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:56 am Reply with quote
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Syd wrote:

I'm surprised we got more votes for screenplay than best picture. Are you sure you got all the votes?


The scandal deepens.

[Deepthroat says follow the abstained dress]

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billyweeds
Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:54 am Reply with quote
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There were 21 original voters, the pool that came up with the final five. It was the final five that drew only 16 voters, plus Kate and Betsy, who were MIA (Kate) and late (Betsy).

No scandal. Sorry.
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Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:05 am Reply with quote
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FWIW, the Best Doc votes were:

Four of the movies: one vote each.
SiCKO - all the rest.

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billyweeds
Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:51 am Reply with quote
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As happy as I am that the great Tilda Swinton won the Oscar, I have to say that she's a little bit...weird. Like alien from outer space weird.

Anyone agree?
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marantzo
Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:27 am Reply with quote
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Yes, very strange indeed. Nothing conventional about her.
lshap
Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:39 am Reply with quote
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billyweeds wrote:
As happy as I am that the great Tilda Swinton won the Oscar, I have to say that she's a little bit...weird. Like alien from outer space weird.

Anyone agree?


Tilda looked like a cross between a Lord Of The Rings extra and a cast member from Cats.

But she gave a great speech. Composed, funny, warm. Seems like a smart - if slightly odd - lady.
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Kate
Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:38 am Reply with quote
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What a great show. I am so sorry I missed it - really am too, cause the oscar party I went to was not quite as much fun.

I voted for NCFOM. Hmm.

Lorne - fabulous job - every time. Thanks so much.
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Kate
Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:39 am Reply with quote
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lshap wrote:
billyweeds wrote:
As happy as I am that the great Tilda Swinton won the Oscar, I have to say that she's a little bit...weird. Like alien from outer space weird.

Anyone agree?


Tilda looked like a cross between a Lord Of The Rings extra and a cast member from Cats.

But she gave a great speech. Composed, funny, warm. Seems like a smart - if slightly odd - lady.


I have found her kind of creepy ever since she did the white witch in Narnia.
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billyweeds
Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:49 am Reply with quote
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Kate wrote:
I voted for NCFOM. Hmm.



We would have had a three-way tie if I'd gotten your vote. Whew. What a mash-up that would have been.

And if Betsy had voted in time it would have been a four-way tie. Aaargh!
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jeremy
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I heart Tilda Swinton. She is a beautful androgynene, who's retiring, but striking; intense, yet funny; and other wordly, but sharp. She's so not Hollywood it hurts.

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jeremy
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Apologies for departing so promptly last night. I did not stomp out in a rage at the inability of the rest of you to vote for the right people; being midnight in the UK, I couldn't even claim a pressing engagement. No it was much more prosaic than that, I was on my laptop and the battery gave up seconds after Lorne announced the winner for best pic.

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Melody
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My faith in Blanche is restored after hearing There Will Be Blood SHOULD have been [a] Best Picture winner. That's crazy -- a four-way tie! Where were all the voters?

Next year, we really have to encourage everyone on the forum to vote in the finals, even if they didn't participate in the nominating process. We're in-bred.

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Marj
Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:58 pm Reply with quote
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Melody wrote:
My faith in Blanche is restored after hearing There Will Be Blood SHOULD have been [a] Best Picture winner. That's crazy -- a four-way tie! Where were all the voters?

Next year, we really have to encourage everyone on the forum to vote in the finals, even if they didn't participate in the nominating process. We're in-bred.


Melody -- I think part of the problem is while most of us go to as many films as possible some have to watch them on DVD. Considering it was so close, it shows we accomplished it again. Still for those who for whatever reason couldn't see the later films in theaters, at least they probably had seen Michael Clayton and Zodiac since both opened so early. And of course some saw Zodiac and some others on DVD.

From what I understand TWBB never made it out of select cities. Shocked

What we need to do is join AMPAS. That way those who can't see a film in the theater will at least get screeners. [Yeah, right. If it were only that easy!]
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Syd
Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:11 pm Reply with quote
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billyweeds wrote:
There were 21 original voters, the pool that came up with the final five. It was the final five that drew only 16 voters, plus Kate and Betsy, who were MIA (Kate) and late (Betsy).

No scandal. Sorry.


Sure, but why would two people, including Kate, vote for screenplay but not Best Picture. My vote from Kate came in at 1:26 p.m. on February 19.

Make that three, since Betsy was late for mine, too. If I'd counted her, Juno would have had six votes for original, and No Country 10 votes for adapted, a majority of those who voted (since there was one abstention.)


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Marj
Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:24 pm Reply with quote
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Perhaps because the screenplay choices were wider? Honestly, Syd I'm just guessing.

Here's another more educated guess. Maybe some felt that while a film was well structured and well written, it didn't rise to that of a Best Picture.

Billy--I answered your question about Tilda Swinton in the Lobby.
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