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Initial post: Jan 17, 2008 11:20:53 PM PST
If you could pick this year's nominees for best picture regardless of what you think will get nominated, what would you choose?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 24, 2009 7:25:13 AM PST
The Dark Knight

Posted on Feb 13, 2009 7:28:20 AM PST
M. Akhtar says:
the wrestler
slumdog millionaire

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2009 1:14:37 PM PST
C. Oyler says:
Gran Torino

Posted on Mar 5, 2010 4:39:35 PM PST
Mt.Ruby Plum says:
leaving the wrestler out deminishes the nominations..and i am not a wrestling fan.

Posted on Mar 8, 2010 6:39:51 PM PST
I would not have picked the Hurt Locker. The ONLY reason that won this year is because there are men and women fighting still in Iraq

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2010 10:58:57 AM PDT
David says:
For 2008; The Dark Knight, The Wrestler, and Gran Torino. Unfortunately Slumdog somehow won...I don't see how it was even nominated quite honestly, it was so boring. I mean give it a foreign award or something, but best picture!?! The academy awards are too political nowadays. I think if only 3 movies are good enough to be nominated, then ONLY nominate 3 movies!!!

Posted on Mar 31, 2010 2:50:03 PM PDT
How forest Gump beat Pulp Fiction is a sin on the Academy that they will never remove. Shame on them.

Posted on Mar 31, 2010 3:18:28 PM PDT
David says:
Of course someone with a name like Quentin Tarantino would make such an argument. Sometimes more than 1 great movie comes out in the same year both deserving of the Best Picture title. Unfortunately that was the case when Pulp Fiction was released. Just let you know Pulp Fiction makes the short list of my own favorite films, Best Picture or not. What sucks in Hollywood, is when a good movie beats out a great movie. I consider Saving Private Ryan the movie of the decade, and yet lost to Shakespeare in Love....this was truly a wrongdoing in the worst of ways. It was embarrassing really.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2010 3:26:45 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 31, 2010 3:30:43 PM PDT
I can say I feel the same about Pulp Fiction. Who in the heck rewatches Forest Gump...nobody. Many,many people watch Pulp Fiction on a yearly ritualistic basis. Forest Gump had one great performance. Pulp Fiction had many great performances in addition to the perfect Tarantino editing(so the movie as a whole doesn't make sense until the end when all the pieces fit together. The storyline,editing,script. It's a real shame. I don't watch the Oscars anymore.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2010 4:06:36 PM PDT
David says:
I admit I do still watch the Oscars, although with the use of my DVR, I fast forward through most of the crap. Last year though had about 12 movies that were nominated(not counting a couple that weren't) that were ALL better than Slumdog. By far, Slumdog is the worst Best Picture winner ever. I honestly believe the ONLY reason it was even nominated is due to the fact that no foreign film had ever won before. Thats not a viable excuse in any other industry, and shouldn't be in the film industry either. Politics should never be deciding who is nominated and who wins Oscars. It simply demeans the worth of receiving an Oscar.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2011 4:49:40 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 20, 2011 4:56:28 PM PST
Donald says:
For Colored Girls (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)

I believe whether you can relate to these women or not, these woman gave a great performance. It makes me wonder how do the people on th oscar panel really think? Are people of color only worthy of an oscar nomination is whem he/she plays a bad person? Denzel for a crooked cop "Training Day" Halle Berry for "Monster's Ball" as an abusive mother and Monique for the same type of character. If even the panel had no intention of giving anyone of the cast an oscar, at least recognize the movie.
I get the impression that the panel is very prejudice and when a person of color wins, it's a token(Monique/Jamie Foxx). I viewed the nominations for this year and I see the same movies over and over again. I was going to go and try to see the movies I that I haven't seen but decided not give more credit to the nominees. This year and maybe forever I will be boycotting the oscars

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 24, 2011 1:42:49 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 24, 2011 1:44:51 PM PST
Darrin S. says:
Let's not forget the evil character Sidney Poitier played in "Lilies of the Field" for which he won Best Actor. Do some research.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 25, 2011 11:46:20 AM PST
Donald says:
Man be quiet, I was just using some examples.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 25, 2011 12:47:43 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 25, 2011 12:49:53 PM PST
Darrin S. says:
If you want to use examples, research and give examples of all, not just one sided drivel. Fact: "For Colored Girls" was a critical and financial failure. "I'm surprised it wasn't nominated for The Razzies. ;)

PS: In a public forum, never tell another person to be quiet. Just thought you could use that tidbit.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 28, 2011 5:10:29 AM PST
Donald says:
You need to look up the word example, I don't have to give you or anyone else a "HISTORY" lesson. If you disagree with my opinion state that you disagree without coming off like a Alpha Hotel who is seeking attention.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 28, 2011 8:11:20 AM PST
Darrin S. says:
Seeking attention? No, I just can't stand ignorance. Oh, I forgot about the hateful Haddie McDaniel in "Gone With The Wind". Just an example.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 7, 2011 11:48:49 AM PDT
Rosebud says:
Gran Torino I think is Eastwoods best

Posted on Jan 31, 2012 5:14:50 PM PST
"The Artist" is a future classic.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 23, 2012 4:37:17 PM PST
J Edgar

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 6:06:24 PM PST
gosh I haven't seen a 2012 movie all year, got a mac and gave my husband a kindle fire and we are so remote that nothing seemed worth driving 4 hrs round trip so been catching up on what is on video. hopefully the oscars will help motivate us to at least look at the trailers. I think that all of these device are going to put the movie houses out of bus as the indoor theathers did to the drive ins. No big heads in front of your and no crying babies or obnoxious rude teens. As old Martha says, Maybe, "It's a Good Thing".

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 6:11:56 PM PST
Forest came out when we really needed a moral boast in the arm and Pulp fiction sure wasn't that. The state of the country has always influenced just as a great actor is finally give a Oscar for their life's work. Everyone seems to forget the type of movies that came out during WWI and WWII.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2014 2:08:53 AM PST
V.J.M says:
I first watched Slumdog Millionaire in a independent film Theater which was owned by a couple with great taste in film. I thought it was an amazing really great film. Not boring at all. I guess I'm not alone with my viewpoint.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2014 2:09:26 AM PST
V.J.M says:
Sometimes it's best to be second.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2014 2:11:52 AM PST
V.J.M says:
Next year, try all the offerings on the web. I like reading the acceptance letters from the various category letters. They turn in these letters at the luncheon. Their great! Look at them during the commercials.
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