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mo_flixx
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:16 pm Reply with quote
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lissa wrote:
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Losing his dog and the award has got to be heartbreaking,


While it's sad that his dog died - and I can relate to that kind of grief - Mickey certainly had much to celebrate last night. Correction: he didn't *lose* the award. He just didn't win it. He was nominated and for someone with his career record, that is something everyone acknowledged and nicely done.

I don't see the sadness in his not having won; he was washed up and not a contender until he made The Wrestler. Penn's tribute to his return was stunningly eloquent, and heartfelt, and I think that's what should be toasted.

But that's just my lil opinion.


I was speaking primarily of losing his dog a week ago. Anyone who has loved and lost a cherished animal will understand.
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mo_flixx
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:24 pm Reply with quote
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Re: Slumdog and Loveleen Tandan.

According to this article, her jobs sound like location scouting, casting, and translating the script into Hindi.

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/oscars/article5772395.ece
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mo_flixx
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:39 pm Reply with quote
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Here's a heartwarming post about our Supporting Actor runnerup from my other cinema discussion group. The writer says he's got an impeccable reputation among the Bollywood stars.

"Anil Kapoor, standing with the kids. This will mean a lot to their families in India. Just a nice thing to do."
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Joe Vitus
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:12 pm Reply with quote
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It's interesting to notice the difference between Oscar critics and Tony critics. About half the reviews I've read put down, or gently chided, Jackman for not being able to deliver a joke, and seem to have taken his performance for frentic and good-natured-but-not-quite-acceptable. People loved him at the Tonys. Guess that's the difference between the ego-worshiping bitches at the Ocars and the give-110%-worshipping bitches at the Tonys. Smile

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Syd
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:38 pm Reply with quote
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I thought it was an entertaining Oscar show, and I was glad to see them try something different. Sure, some things didn't work, but an awful lot did, and often was inspired (having past winners praise the nominees, who were in the front row must have taken some of the sting out of being one of the 80% of nominees who lost; maybe they should have had five directors show up). The staging looked really interesting. I'm glad I recorded the show so I can see some of the details. Certainly, it seemed less stiff than in previous years.

Most of the carping seems to be over minor stuff. Jackman was a fun and energetic host who burned up quite a few calories. The show moved very well for the most part, and must have been a blast to the attendees.

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bocce
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:08 pm Reply with quote
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People weren't seriously rooting for Mickey Rourke to win the Oscar because his dog died?


and nobody was rooting for you to get some NASA or star trek groupie award when your cat died either...

it was merely sympathy...
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Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:17 pm Reply with quote
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Uncle Kenneth loved the telecast, with some choice words on Racso prognosticating and Bloggovian snarkfests.

http://theenvelope.latimes.com/awards/oscars/la-et-turanoscars24-2009feb24,0,1297096.story

Well, all right then. My work here is done, tee-hee. Off to Finian's Rainbow in Glendale.

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Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:31 pm Reply with quote
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bocce wrote:
Syd wrote:


People weren't seriously rooting for Mickey Rourke to win the Oscar because his dog died?


and nobody was rooting for you to get some NASA or star trek groupie award when your cat died either...

it was merely sympathy...


Seemed like an odd juxtaposition.

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Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:38 pm Reply with quote
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inlareviewer wrote:
Uncle Kenneth loved the telecast, with some choice words on Racso prognosticating and Bloggovian snarkfests.

http://theenvelope.latimes.com/awards/oscars/la-et-turanoscars24-2009feb24,0,1297096.story

Well, all right then. My work here is done, tee-hee. Off to Finian's Rainbow in Glendale.


OK, Inla. But you'd better return. I know how you tend to take off after awards season. Now we have a Theater Forum. I, for one, would like to know how Finian's Rainbow does in Glendale.

And oh, yeah. I have been reading your reviews. And I must say, I'm enjoying them a lot!
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lissa
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:08 pm Reply with quote
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I was speaking primarily of losing his dog a week ago. Anyone who has loved and lost a cherished animal will understand.


I have experienced that pain numerous times. But like I said - and has been questioned here - it really isn't a reason to feel sorry for a guy who had the night of his life and seems to have a renewed reason for the future.

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marantzo
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:01 pm Reply with quote
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lissa wrote:
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I was speaking primarily of losing his dog a week ago. Anyone who has loved and lost a cherished animal will understand.


I have experienced that pain numerous times. But like I said - and has been questioned here - it really isn't a reason to feel sorry for a guy who had the night of his life and seems to have a renewed reason for the future.


Definitely!
mo_flixx
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:15 pm Reply with quote
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marantzo wrote:
lissa wrote:
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I was speaking primarily of losing his dog a week ago. Anyone who has loved and lost a cherished animal will understand.


I have experienced that pain numerous times. But like I said - and has been questioned here - it really isn't a reason to feel sorry for a guy who had the night of his life and seems to have a renewed reason for the future.


Definitely!


OK, y'all. Loki lived to the ripe old age of 18 or 19 and had had a good, full life. Plus Mickey has other dogs that he adores.

I'm sure he took Loki's passing in his stride...and let's face it, Mickey had A LOT to be happy about!

Wishing Mickey all the best.
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Nancy
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:29 pm Reply with quote
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I was a bit under the weather after the Oscar party, so I didn't post this earlier. Just wanted to thank Lorne for the fantastic posters, and thank the counters for their efforts. I was particularly glad to see that "Rock Me Sexy Jesus" got the Best Song Blanche! (BTW, I want to keep the Best Song category, but I think we should drop Best Score. I hardly ever notice scores anyway, and it would allow us to add another category, maybe Editing or Copstume Design. Any opinions?)

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Earl
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:34 pm Reply with quote
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Joe Vitus wrote:
By the way, I'm accusing Earl of sleeping with everyone who belongs to the Acadamy in order to assure the win of Slumdog Millionaire in all major categories.


If I were going to employ those talents to affect Oscar results, I would have started by getting In Bruges more nominations.

By the way, sorry that I'm only just now seeing your post, but I'm getting caught up with this thread tonight. I had to leave the Blanche ceremony early last night because of a cold that had been hitting me hard all weekend. After my one early post about the Ledger/Kapoor tie in the Blanches, I shut down and watched all the red carpet and Oscar stuff from the sofa, a box of tissues within arm's reach. The relaxation did me good; I felt well enough to go to work today.

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mo_flixx
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:36 pm Reply with quote
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Nancy wrote:
I was a bit under the weather after the Oscar party, so I didn't post this earlier. Just wanted to thank Lorne for the fantastic posters, and thank the counters for their efforts. I was particularly glad to see that "Rock Me Sexy Jesus" got the Best Song Blanche! (BTW, I want to keep the Best Song category, but I think we should drop Best Score. I hardly ever notice scores anyway, and it would allow us to add another category, maybe Editing or Copstume Design. Any opinions?)


Naturally I'd be very enthusiastic about Art Direction and Costume Design. Editing sounds good, too.
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