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Unless you are actually a part of the Hollywood system, why should any of the Academy’s decisions matter to you? Do you need the personal validation? The Academy Awards are BY Hollywood, FOR Hollywood, it ain’t the People’s Choice Awards. The Oscars don’t tell us as much about the state of cinema from year to year as they do tell us how Hollywood feels about itself from year to year.

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Did dev just say that “Shakespeare in Love” is at the same level as, or even surpasses, actual Shakespeare? …???…

No. He said that Life is Beautiful “is as touching a romance as Shakespeare [in Love], with a comedic brilliance that Shakespeare [in Love] only approaches in moments”.

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I, Wildman said on March 29th, 2011 at 1:03 pm

My favorite bit of trivia regarding “Hellzapoppin'” was that it’s sole Oscar nod was for Best Original Song… and it was for a song that didn’t even appear in the movie.

Unsung film, truly.

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Die Macher said on March 29th, 2011 at 1:25 pm

@skemono (cause I don’t know how to do the cool quote thing…)

My mistake, I did not join dev’s two posts together correctly in my mind the first time I read them. Oops. Apologies, dev!

Was reading an article on Bernard Herrmann the other day… with all the amazing scores he did (Day the Earth Stood Still, Citizen Kane, Psycho, Taxi Driver, etc) he only won 1 Oscar! There’s some Academy mistakes for you.

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No problem, glad skemono was there to clear that up. I probably could have been clearer in all kinds of ways, too.

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Although a core pillar of geek society, “Star Wars” did not deserve a Best Film Oscar. The acting is awful in some places and the dialogue trite.

Awesome SFX though.

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Sage Bilderback said on March 30th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

I’m going to go ahead and stick up for Slumdog Millionaire as deserving the win in 2008. You know, since Taken wasn’t nominated.

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