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Topic 88 of 102: Oscars and other movie Award Shows

Mon, Mar 23, 1998 (20:53) | Paul Terry Walhus (terry)




Oscars 2002. It's on ABC. From Hollywood in a new theater.

Lord of the Rings. Beautiful Mind. Russell Crowe.

Oscars 2003. Coming Feb 29, 2003.

118 responses total.

 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 1 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Mar 23, 1998 (20:56) * 4 lines 
 
Best supporting actress, tough one Gloria Steward or the lady in Good
Will Hunting, yet Kim Basinger gets it! Hmm, well I didn't see that one.
What was the name of the supporting actress in Good Will Hunting?



 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 2 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Mar 23, 1998 (21:01) * 4 lines 
 
Debra L Scott got it for best costumes in Titanic, will this start a roll?
Second Oscar of the Night. Kundun didn't get it. Billy Crystal said,
and the best thing is that those costumes are drip dry.



 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 3 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Mar 23, 1998 (21:09) * 5 lines 
 
Neve Campbell seemed very tense as one of the announcers, perhaps because
she had to use "Michael Bolton" and "exciting" in the same sentence. She
looked kinda scarey.




 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 4 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Mar 23, 1998 (21:30) * 5 lines 
 
Robin Williams was a real obvious choice for Good Will Hunting.
Supporting Actor.

Titanic for Sound.



 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 5 of 118: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Wed, Mar 25, 1998 (22:35) * 1 lines 
 
But let's get serious: how about all those dowdy prom dresses?? Yecchh, I've got better-looking bridesmaids gowns I wouldn't be caught dead in.


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 6 of 118: wer  (KitchenManager) * Thu, Mar 26, 1998 (01:01) * 3 lines 
 
Gotta agree with you here, Autumn, there were some
of the "butt-ugliest" babes in attendance that I
have ever had the misfortune of lusting after...


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 7 of 118: Stacey Vura  (stacey) * Thu, Mar 26, 1998 (16:03) * 2 lines 
 
LOL!
that is your cross to bear!


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 8 of 118: wer  (KitchenManager) * Thu, Mar 26, 1998 (17:06) * 1 lines 
 
just one of many...


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 9 of 118: Riette Walton  (riette) * Tue, Jun 23, 1998 (17:10) * 1 lines 
 
I'll bear any cross, as long as it's pointing in a kind of Northerly direction . . .


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 10 of 118: Riette Walton  (riette) * Tue, Jun 23, 1998 (17:11) * 1 lines 
 
Honestly, I don't know WHAT I'm doing here; I know bugger-all about movies! I'm in bed, sick, and bored as hell, that's why.


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 11 of 118: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Tue, Jun 23, 1998 (21:32) * 1 lines 
 
Hope you feel better soon, Riette.


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 12 of 118: Riette Walton  (riette) * Wed, Jun 24, 1998 (01:28) * 1 lines 
 
Thanks, Charlotte, I'm okay - and how do you do? Do you know alot about movies?


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 13 of 118: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Wed, Jun 24, 1998 (09:40) * 3 lines 
 
Well, I watch a lot of movies, and I know a lot about the ones I watch. :)

But I would not dare to appear on a movie quiz show.


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 14 of 118: Riette Walton  (riette) * Wed, Jun 24, 1998 (12:47) * 3 lines 
 
That probably means you simply watch a healthy amount - not too many, not too few. And what sort of movies do you prefer - action, drama, comedy? Or just anything that looks interesting?
I know little about movies, but when I'm feeling really uptight, and there's no merry-go-around in town, I go see one of these crazy action movies with neither story, nor plot, where everyone just runs around the whole time like silly rabbits; nice way to switch off for a couple of hours.



 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 15 of 118: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Wed, Jun 24, 1998 (14:24) * 12 lines 
 
It's usually not the movie that's important to me, but the star or the
director. I will go see anything with Ralph Fiennes in it, regardless of
whatever reviews I have read, regardless of the plot or genre or director.
Anything. Likewise, I will see anything directed by Peter Weir or Steven
Spielberg. I will (and have see anything Kevin Costner is in.

Beyond those givens, I will go see a movie that is getting consistently
good reviews in the media, or one that friends highly recommend. I am
particularly fond of anything that Miramax distributes.

I haven't seen a merry-go-round in years! I guess that's why I turned to
books and crochet and movies.


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 16 of 118: Riette Walton  (riette) * Wed, Jun 24, 1998 (15:23) * 4 lines 
 
You HAVEN'T???? Where do you live, girl?? Do you also like the merry-go-round then?
Here in Zürich the merry-go-around comes every two or three months. My eldest girl, Isa (she's three) is as mad about the rides as me. We usually dump her two year-old sister with Daddy a couple of evenings, and blast a hundred francs or so on the rides. It's getting difficult though, 'cos Elza likes it too, but I really don't think the roller coaster is small enough for her yet . . . It's such a relief to have
children as childish as me!
Do you have sisters and brothers? I miss my brother and twin sister most when the merry-go-round's in town - sneaking out of my parents' house in the middle of the night with them, and walking 5 km's to the merry-go-round every August is probably one of my fondest childhood memories.


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 17 of 118: Riette Walton  (riette) * Wed, Jun 24, 1998 (15:24) * 1 lines 
 
ha-ha, how disgustingly sentimental!!


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 18 of 118: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Wed, Jun 24, 1998 (19:40) * 11 lines 
 
:)

how did sentiment ever get such a bad rep?

I have one brother and 2 sisters. we were never close. i have one
daughter who has grown up (age 21) and moved to Guam. i miss her, but
I am simply loving the freedom of doing whatever I like whenever
I like.

tonight, I think I will go out to dinner with my best friend and then
try and talk her into going to see Mulan.


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 19 of 118: Leplep le Plep  (jgross5) * Wed, Jun 24, 1998 (21:07) * 5 lines 
 
Sounds like a plan.
I think I'll go see 'Wilde' tonight.
But first I gotta check the merry-go-round.
I like the non-sentiment of seeing kids seeing me coming over
when they recognize right away I'm one a them.....forever.


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 20 of 118: Riette Walton  (riette) * Thu, Jun 25, 1998 (08:31) * 9 lines 
 
Sometimes I think having that kind of freedom again would be nice, and at others I'm not sure what I'd (what I WILL HAVE TO do with myself) once the kids are grown up.
Sometimes I find it difficult having them, and trying to build my (insignificant) career, and sometimes I can just about wring their little necks (the little one is mischief-ridden!), but I adore going on trips with the eldest one - and I'm looking forward to the day when the little one will be ready too. Isa loves travelling as much as I do (my husband doesn't), and so from time to time we just take a train somewhere, mostly in search of merry-go-rounds!!, sleep over for a night, and return the next da
. When we get back we're usually in such high spirits that my poor husband finds it a little difficult to cope . . . so then he just goes very, very silent, and I know it's time to change into an adult again! ha-ha!
But I feel if I can remain friends with them while having enough friends of my own, I'll be alright when they go out of the house, and hopefully it will make it easier for them too. I don't know, you'll have to tell me how it works, Charlotte.

How was Mulan?
I've never heard of it - who's in it?




 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 21 of 118: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Thu, Jun 25, 1998 (09:48) * 4 lines 
 
We didn't go see Mulan, which is Disney's latest animated epic, getting
very good reviews.

Instead, we rented two of our favorites: In & Out and The Fifth Element.


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 22 of 118: Riette Walton  (riette) * Thu, Jun 25, 1998 (16:11) * 2 lines 
 
I saw the Fifth Element, yould you believe!!!
It got bad reviews here, but I adored it.


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 23 of 118: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Thu, Jun 25, 1998 (17:38) * 9 lines 
 
Got bad reviews here, too, but my friends and I were totally captivated.
We formed an "Elements" club. You had to see the movie 5 times to be
a member. :) Last night was #7 for me. I have the sountrack CD, which
I keep in the car all the time.

I'm getting a new purebred kitten next week, and I've named him
Korben Dallas.

Bet that made you smile!


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 24 of 118: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Thu, Jun 25, 1998 (20:56) * 4 lines 
 
ummm...
excuse the dolt-like question...
besides the name of your future kitten...
am I supposed to be familiar with the name Korben Dallas?


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 25 of 118: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Thu, Jun 25, 1998 (22:21) * 3 lines 
 
Oh. Sorry! I forgot that others besides Riette would be reading this!

No, Stacey. It would only be meaningful if you had seen The Fifth Element.


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 26 of 118: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Thu, Jun 25, 1998 (23:30) * 8 lines 
 
So. Speaking of Oscars (lame attempt at avoiding the topic police), :)

I recently re-watched Oscar and Lucinda. Has anyone else had a chance
to see this exquisite jewel since it has become available on video?
It was nominated for one Academy Award, which to my way of thinking
was a crime against art. Ralph Fiennes disappears into a character like
no other actor I have ever seen. It was a bravura performance that
was shamefully overlooked by the masses.


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 27 of 118: wer  (KitchenManager) * Fri, Jun 26, 1998 (00:35) * 2 lines 
 
and back to your, um, kitten...
what kind?


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 28 of 118: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Fri, Jun 26, 1998 (01:19) * 9 lines 
 
He's a Ragdoll!

They are known as the "gentle giants". He will continue to grow for the
next 3 years, eventually weighing 30 pounds. :)

If you are really interested, I've put some photos of what he will
look like as he grows on
my web site.



 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 29 of 118: wer  (KitchenManager) * Fri, Jun 26, 1998 (01:27) * 2 lines 
 
went and looked at both sites.....
thanks for the information!


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 30 of 118: Riette Walton  (riette) * Fri, Jun 26, 1998 (01:50) * 2 lines 
 
Great name for your kitty, Charlotte!!
Has he got the personality to cope with it?!


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 31 of 118: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Fri, Jun 26, 1998 (02:22) * 7 lines 
 
Dunno. He's still with the breeder. He's paid for, but not ready to
come home yet. She says there is a good possibility I can bring him home
July 3. But I know he will be sexy and affectionate just like his
namesake, as portrayed by Bruce Willis.

Thanks for asking, KitchenManager! Us old ladies whose kids have grown and
gone can get purty durn excited about our crocheting and our cats. :)


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 32 of 118: Stacey Vura  (stacey) * Tue, Jun 30, 1998 (21:45) * 2 lines 
 
Sorry Charlotte. I did see the Fifth Element but only once so the name did not register anywhere relevant in my brain!
Neat pictures!


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 33 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Feb  8, 1999 (18:58) * 126 lines 
 
Oscar Predictions:


BEST PICTURE BEST DIRECTOR

Elizabeth Neil Jordan, The Butcher Boy
Gods and Monsters Shekhar Kapur, Elizabeth
Saving Private Ryan John Madden, Shakespeare in Love
Shakespeare in Love Steven Speilberg, Saving Private Ryan
The Truman Show Peter Weir, The Truman Show

BEST ACTOR BEST ACTRESS

Roberto Benigni, Life is Beautiful Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth
Jim Carrey, The Truman Show Fernanda Montenegro, Central Station
Tom Hanks, Saving Private Ryan Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakespeare in Love
Ian McKellen, Gods and Monsters Susan Sarandon, Stepmom
John Travolta, Primary Colors Meryl Streep, One True Thing

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Ed Harris, The Truman Show Joan Allen, Pleasantville
Bill Murray, Rushmore Kathy Bates, Primary Colors
Giovanni Ribisi, Saving Pvt. Ryan Judi Davis, Shakespeare in Love
Geoffrey Rush, Shakespeare in Love Lisa Kudrow, The Opposite of Sex
Billy Bob Thornton, A Simple Plan Lynn Redgrave, Gods and Monsters


On a different note, the 19th Annual Razzie Awards nominations are:

WORST PICTURE
* An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn!
* Armageddon
* The Avengers
* Godzilla
* Spice World

WORST ACTOR
* Ralph Fiennes, The Avengers
* Ryan O'Neal, An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn!
* Ryan Phillippe, 54
* Adam Sandler, The Waterboy
* Bruce Willis, Armageddon/Mercury Rising/The Siege

WORST ACTRESS
* Yasmine Bleeth, BASE-ketball
* Anne Heche, Psycho
* Jessica Lange, Hush
* The Spice Girls, Spice World
* Uma Thurman, The Avengers

WORST SCREEN "COUPLE"
* Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler, Armageddon
* Any Combination of Two Characters, Body Parts or Fashion Accessories,
Spice
World
* Any Combination of Two People Playing Themselves (or Playing WITH
Themselves), An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn!
* Leonardo DiCaprio (as twins!), The Man in the Iron Mask
* Ralph Fiennes and Uma Thurman, The Avengers

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR
* Sean Connery, The Avengers
* Joe Esterhas (as himself), An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn!
* Roger Moore, Spice World
* Joe Pesci, Lethal Weaopon 4
* Sylvester Stallone (as himself), An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood,
Burn!

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
* Ellen Albertini Dow (as "Disco Dottie"), 54
* Jenny McCarthy, BASE-ketball
* Maria Pitillo, Godzilla
* Liv Tyler, Armageddon
* Raquel Welch, Chairman of the Board

SPECIAL AWARD: "1998 -- THE WORST MOVIE-GOING YEAR EVER"
(New Category, Dis-Honoring The Worst Movie Trends of The Year)
* Gidgets n'n Geezers (58-Year-Old Leading Men Wooing 28-Year-Old
Leading Ladies)
* If You've Seen the Trailer, Why bother to See the Movie?!? (Previews
That Give Away The Film's ENTIRE Plot)
* 30 Minutes of Story -- conveyed in Less Than 3 Hours! (L-O-N-G-E-R
Movies...Shorter Plotz)
* THX: The Audience is Deafening (Movie Sound So Loud It Constitutes
Assault w/a Deadening Weapon)
* Yo Quiero Tacky Tie-Ins! (Mega-Zillion-Dollar Cross-Promotional
Overkill: Armageddon, Godzilla, Etc.)

WORST DIRECTOR
* Michael Bay, Armageddon
* Jeremiah Chechick, The Avengers
* Roland Emmerich, Godzilla
* Alan Smithee (aka Arthur Hiller), An Alan Smithee Film: Burn,
Hollywood, Burn!
* Gux van Sant, Psycho

WORST RE-MAKE OR SEQUEL (INCLUDING FILMS BASED ON TV SHOWS)
* The Avengers
* Godzilla
* Lost in Space
* Meet Joe Black
* Psycho

THE JOE ESZTERHAS DIS-HONORARIAL WORST SCREENPLAY AWARD
* Joe Eszterhas, An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn!
* Jonathan Hensleigh & JJ Abrams, Armageddon
* Don MacPherson, The Avengers
* Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich, Godzilla
* Kim Fuller (From an Idea by Fuller and the Spice Girls), Spice World

WORST NEW STAR
* Barney, Barney's Great Adventure
* Carrot Top, Chairman of the Board
* Joe Eszterhas (as himself), An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood,
Burn!
* The Spice Girls, Spice World
* Jerry Springer, Ringmaster

WORST "ORIGINAL" SONG
* "Barney, the Song," Barney's Great Aventure
* "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," Armageddon
* "I Wanna Be Mike Ovitz!," An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn!
* "Storm," The Avengers
* "Too Much," Spice World



 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 34 of 118: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Mon, Feb  8, 1999 (20:47) * 3 lines 
 
Lemme guess: You didn't care much for The Avengers.

:)


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 35 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Feb  8, 1999 (20:51) * 4 lines 
 
Yeah, and that list is way to hard on the Spice Girls, I grabbed it off a
website, it's not mine. I didn't see the Avengers, but the above isn't a
great recommendation.



 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 36 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Feb  9, 1999 (08:58) * 7 lines 
 
The Oscars nominations are posted at

http://www.oscar.com/ and I hear Bill Murray was robbed.

Will someone volunteer to repost those here, please?




 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 37 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Feb  9, 1999 (09:00) * 168 lines 
 
Never mind, I'll post them now:



Actor in a Leading Role
Roberto Benigni in LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
Tom Hanks in SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
Ian McKellen in GODS AND MONSTERS
Nick Nolte in AFFLICTION
Edward Norton in AMERICAN HISTORY X

Actor in a Supporting Role
James Coburn in AFFLICTION
Robert Duvall in A CIVIL ACTION
Ed Harris in THE TRUMAN SHOW
Geoffrey Rush in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
Billy Bob Thornton in A SIMPLE PLAN

Actress in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett in ELIZABETH
Fernanda Montenegro in CENTRAL STATION
Gwyneth Paltrow in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
Meryl Streep in ONE TRUE THING
Emily Watson in HILARY AND JACKIE

Actress in a Supporting Role
Kathy Bates in PRIMARY COLORS
Brenda Blethyn in LITTLE VOICE
Judi Dench in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
Rachel Griffiths in HILARY AND JACKIE
Lynn Redgrave in GODS AND MONSTERS

Art Direction
ELIZABETH
PLEASANTVILLE
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
WHAT DREAMS MAY COME

Cinematography
A CIVIL ACTION
ELIZABETH
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
THE THIN RED LINE

Costume Design
BELOVED
ELIZABETH
PLEASANTVILLE
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
VELVET GOLDMINE

Directing
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
THE THIN RED LINE
THE TRUMAN SHOW

Documentary Feature
DANCEMAKER
THE FARM: ANGOLA, U.S.A.
THE LAST DAYS
LENNY BRUCE: SWEAR TO TELL THE TRUTH
REGRET TO INFORM

Documentary Short Subject
THE PERSONALS: Improvisations on Romance in the Golden Years
A PLACE IN THE LAND
SUNRISE OVER TIANANMEN SQUARE

Film Editing
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
OUT OF SIGHT
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
THE THIN RED LINE

Foreign Language Film
CENTRAL STATION
CHILDREN OF HEAVEN
THE GRANDFATHER
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
TANGO

Makeup
ELIZABETH
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

Original Musical or Comedy Score
A BUG'S LIFE
MULAN
PATCH ADAMS
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

Original Dramatic Score
ELIZABETH
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
PLEASANTVILLE
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
THE THIN RED LINE

Original Song
"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" from ARMAGEDDON
"The Prayer" from QUEST FOR CAMELOT
"A Soft Place to Fall" from THE HORSE WHISPERER
"That'll Do" from BABE: PIG IN THE CITY
"When You Believe" from THE PRINCE OF EGYPT

Best Picture
ELIZABETH
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
THE THIN RED LINE

Short Film—Animated
BUNNY
THE CANTERBURY TALES
JOLLY ROGER
MORE
WHEN LIFE DEPARTS

Short Film—Live Action
CULTURE
ELECTION NIGHT (Valgaften)
HOLIDAY ROMANCE
LA CARTE POSTALE (The Postcard)
VICTOR

Sound
ARMAGEDDON
THE MASK OF ZORRO
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
THE THIN RED LINE

Sound Effects Editing
ARMAGEDDON
THE MASK OF ZORRO
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN

Visual Effects
ARMAGEDDON
MIGHTY JOE YOUNG
WHAT DREAMS MAY COME

Screenplay—Original
BULWORTH
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
THE TRUMAN SHOW

Screenplay—Adaptation
GODS AND MONSTERS
OUT OF SIGHT
PRIMARY COLORS
A SIMPLE PLAN
THE THIN RED LINE


OK, you've got it. Now talk amongst yourselves! Oy!




 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 38 of 118: Wolf  (wolf) * Tue, Feb  9, 1999 (09:16) * 1 lines 
 
tough choices! when are the oscars, anyway?


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 39 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Feb  9, 1999 (09:58) * 11 lines 
 
THE 71st ANNUAL
ACADEMY AWARDS
Airing: Sunday, March 21 [5:30 p.m. PT]

What's an actress to do after she's already won just about every major
award in Hollywood? Give them away, of course! Whoopi Goldberg, who counts
an Oscar among her collection, proves the third time's the charm when she
returns to host the 71st Annual Academy Awards.

from http://www.oscar.com



 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 40 of 118: Wolf  (wolf) * Tue, Feb  9, 1999 (12:13) * 1 lines 
 
and play hollywood squares!! she's a riot...


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 41 of 118: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Tue, Feb  9, 1999 (12:54) * 2 lines 
 
Wonderful! I loved her at the Oscars. I'm glad she's gonna
do it again! I think she and Billy should alternate years.


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 42 of 118: Wolf  (wolf) * Tue, Feb  9, 1999 (13:09) * 1 lines 
 
or do them together!!


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 43 of 118: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Mon, Mar 22, 1999 (19:26) * 83 lines 
 
The 1999 version:

and look, I knew this would happen, too --- Kevin Costner wins the Best Actor in a Foreign Film award (just like 2 years ago when he did it):


Best Picture --- Shakespeare in Love
David Parfitt, Donna Gigliotti, Harvey Weinstein, Edward Zwick and Marc Norman

Directing --- Saving Private Ryan
Steven Spielberg

Best Actress --- Gwyneth Paltrow
as Viola in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

Best Actor --- Roberto Benigni
as Guido in Life is Beautiful

Best Supporting Actress --- Judi Dench
as Queen Elizabeth I in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

Best Supporting Actor --- James Coburn
as Glen in AFFLICTION

Foreign Language Film --- Life is Beautiful
Italy

Cinematography --- Saving Private Ryan
Janusz Kaminski

Original Screenplay --- Shakespeare in Love
Written by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard

Screenplay-Adaptation --- Gods and Monsters
Written for the screen by Bill Condon

Original Song --- The Prince of Egypt
"When You Believe"
music and lyric by Stephen Schwartz

Costume Design --- Shakespeare in Love
Sandy Powell

Visual Effects --- What Dreams May Come
Joel Hynek, Joel Nicholas Brooks, Stuart Robertson and Kevin Mack

Film Editing --- Saving Private Ryan
Michael Kahn

Original Dramatic Score --- Life is Beautiful
Nicola Piovani

Original Musical or Comedy Score --- Shakespeare in Love
Stephen Warbeck

Makeup --- Elizabeth
Jenny Shircore

Art Direction --- Shakespeare in Love
Martin Childs:Jill Quertier

Sound --- Saving Private Ryan
Gary Rydstrom, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson and Ronald Judkins

Sound Effects Editing --- Saving Private Ryan
Gary Rydstrom and Richard Hymns

Documentary Feature --- The Last Days
James Moll and Ken Lipper

Documentary Short Subject --- The Personals: Improvisations on Romance in the Golden Years Keiko Ibi

Short Film (animated) --- Bunny
Chris Wedge

Short Film (live action) --- Election Night (Valgaften)
Kim Magnusson and Anders Thomas Jensen

Honorary Oscar --- Elia Kazan

Thalberg Award --- Norman Jewison

On February 27, the Academy presented Scientific and Technical Awards.



 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 44 of 118: Autumn  (autumn) * Mon, Mar 22, 1999 (22:16) * 1 lines 
 
And Jim saw every one of them.


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 45 of 118: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Mon, Mar 22, 1999 (23:13) * 5 lines 
 
I saw Nick Nolte, Elia Kazan, and Chris Rock having a very friendly
conversation together, and fortunately none of them could figure out how to
save private Ryan.
Then Bunny came over and finished their conversation for them.



 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 46 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Mar 23, 1999 (09:17) * 119 lines 
 
And if you really want all the gory details, from film.com:

9:29: Whoopi, in the last of her feathered gowns, says goodnight.
9:25: Harrison Ford turns up to present "the last Oscar of the century,"
for Best Picture, to Shakespeare in Love. The final tally for the evening:
Shakespeare 7; Ryan 5; Life 3. A slew of producers accept the award. The
orchestra swells just as Harvey Weinstein is thanking his mom.
9:16: A bespectacled Kevin Costner presents the Best Director award to
Steven Spielberg for Saving Private Ryan. He thanks everybody, and
dedicates the award to his dad.
9:10: Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn, looking very cute, present the Adapted
Screenplay award to Bill Condon for Gods and Monsters, and the Original
Screenplay award to Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard for Shakespeare in Love.
9:04: Steven Spielberg gives a dignified tribute to director Stanley
Kubrick.
8:55: Jack Nicholson presents the Best Actress award to Gwyneth Paltrow
for Shakespeare in Love. She weepily thanks her fellow nominees, her
director, her co-star, "my friend Ben Affleck," her agent, numerous family
members, and various others.
8:53: "The sumptuous Uma Thurman" presents the Best Cinematography award
to Janusz Kaminski for Saving Private Ryan.
8:51: Whoopi Goldberg gives a brief thumbs-up tribute to Gene Siskel.
8:48: Jack Valenti arrives to introduce, rather mysteriously, great movie
personality General Colin Powell, who introduces clips from Saving Private
Ryan and The Thin Red Line.
8:43: Annette Bening gracefully introduces the "In Memorium" segment,
honoring those who died this past year. Biggest applause goes to E.G.
Marshall, Alan J. Pakula, Maureen O'Sullivan, Phil Hartman, Esther Rolle,
Akira Kurosawa, and Roddy McDowall. (No Stanley Kubrick; perhaps he'll be
honored later.)
8:40: Jennifer Lopez turns up to present the Best Song award to Stephen
Schwartz for "When You Believe" from The Prince of Egypt. Stephen, alas,
didn't bother to show up.
8:34: Catherine Zeta-Jones introduces the final nominated song, "The
Prayer," from Quest for Camelot, sung by Andrea Bocelli and an excessively
tan Celine Dion.
8:31: Whoopi models the final nominated costume, from Shakespeare in Love,
and then presents the Costume Design award to Sandy Powell for Shakespeare
in Love. (Sandy, of course, looks fabulously chic.)
8:20: Oscar controversy time: Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro present
the much-debated honorary Oscar to Elia Kazan. The planned protest doesn't
really come off: most audience members applaud; many stand. (Nick Nolte
and Ed Harris were two prominent exceptions.) A frail-looking Kazan hugs
Scorsese, makes a brief speech.
8:15: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck amble in to present the documentary
awards. The Documentary Short Subject award goes to The Personals:
Improvisations on Romance in the Golden Years, directed by Keiko Ibi
(decked out in a purple gown; rather weepy speech). The Documentary
Feature award is handed out to James Moll and Ken Lipper's The Last Days.
8:10: Lisa Kudrow introduces yet another nominated song, "That'll Do" from
Babe: Pig in the City.
8:07: Whoopi, complete with blue wig, models a costume from Velvet
Goldmine.
8:00: Helen Hunt, sporting Gwyneth Paltrow-esque hair, presents the Best
Actor award to Roberto Benigni, who again bows excessively and claims to
have "used up all my English." He manages to talk at length, regardless.
Helen looks quizzical.
7:55: Val Kilmer has the unusual honor of being completely upstaged by a
skittery horse, while introducing a salute to movie Westerns.
7:50: Liam Neeson presents the Best Visual Effects award to the What
Dreams May Come people, who look quite grateful.
7:40: Nicolas Cage introduces Norman Jewison, recipient of the Irving
Thalberg award. Following the grand tradition of Stanley Donen last year,
Jewison performs a spirited dance while accepting his award.
7:35: Renee Zellweger introduces another Best Song performance, "A Soft
Place to Fall" from The Horse Whisperer.
7:33: An emotional Jim Carrey, asserting that "winning the Oscar is not
the most important thing in the world," presents the Film Editing award to
Michael Kahn for Saving Private Ryan.
7:25: The obligatory Oscar Technical Snafu happens during, coincidentally,
Anne Heche's introduction of the Scientific and Technical Awards. (Sound
problems ensue; she handles them gracefully.)
7:23: A bearded Whoopi models a men's costume from Elizabeth.
7:16: John Travolta introduces a tribute to Frank Sinatra.
7:15: Geena Davis (who's changed her outfit since the pre-show) presents
Best Dramatic Score to Nicola Piovani, Life Is Beautiful. A mercifully
short speech.
7:08: The obligatory fabulous Oscar Dance Number, set to the Best Dramatic
Score music. Some tap, some jazz, kinda cool, but a worldwide audience
just went to get a beer.
7:06: Andie McDowell and Andy Garcia present Best Musical or Comedy Score
to Stephen Warbeck Shakespeare in Love
7:04: Roberto is still talking.
7:00: Sophia Loren introduces clips from Life Is Beautiful, and then
presents the Best Foreign Film award to "Roberto!" (Life Is Beautiful).
Benigni hops up to the stage, embraces Sophia, bows excessively, and says
he wants to kiss everybody.

6:55: Whoopi models a costume from Beloved.
6:48: A bearded Tom Hanks introduces a salute to heroes.
6:45: Anjelica Huston presents Best Sound award to Saving Private Ryan.
6:40: Liv Tyler introduces Aerosmith's "I Don't Want To Miss a Thing," a
Best Song nominee. (Liv's dad, Steve Tyler, looks a little worse for
wear.)
6:35: Chris Rock presents Sound Effects Editing award to Saving Private
Ryan.
6:30: Robin Williams presents Best Supporting Actress award to Dame Judi
Dench (Shakespeare in Love). Very gracious speech; spiffy white outfit.
6:22: Flik and Heimlich, animated creatures from A Bug's Life, present the
Animated Short Film award to Chris Wedge's Bunny.
6:19: Brendan Fraser presents Live Action Short Film award to Election
Night.
6:16: Whoopi fetchingly models a polka-dot costume from Pleasantville.
6:08: Christina Ricci introduces Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey's
rendition of "When You Believe." White gowns, hand-holding.
6:04: Curiously, Mike Myers presents the Makeup award. The winner:
Elizabeth.
6:01: Patrick Stewart introduces clips from Elizabeth and Shakespeare in
Love.
5:59: Gwyneth Paltrow presents Art Direction award to Shakespeare in Love.
An early trend?
5:52: Kim Basinger presents Best Supporting Actor to James Coburn
(Affliction). Calls Oscar "a love child."
5:45: Another Whoopi monologue.
5:38: Academy president Robert Rehme introduces mandatory "favorite movie
moments" montage.
5:30: Whoopi Goldberg makes entrance in Queen Elizabeth outfit, as "The
African Queen." Monologue ensues. Fairly short.



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Well, I watched the Oscars and had a thoroughly good time at it. I also checked in on Harry Knowles comments during the show, as he kept reposting comments.
I was happy to see American Beauty get recognition, even though Annette Benning lost. John Long will be happy that Angelina Jolie won something, I was hoping she would mention him because he always mentions her.

I like seeing Salma Hayak in the preshow. She's doing something called Time Code:



The Yahoo Internet Life Online Film Festival kicked off Wednesday. The big event was Wednesday night's screening of Mike Figgis' Time Code at the Director's Guild theater, which I attended. It's an all-digital multitask viewing experience — four cameras showing four vantage points, shot in a single "live" unbroken take.




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Bill Crystal lived up to expectations, he does these shows on autopilot. I thought the American Beauty score should have won, there wasn't much great movie music last year was there?


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
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And Knowles comments on Angelina Jolie's award:

Here comes the Supporting Actress award...Tony Collette in THE SIXTH SENSE... she's wonderful, Angelina Jolie.... nonononono... do not win. You are beautiful but please don't win. This category never goes to the right people. Catherine Keener... Wonderful... go. Samantha Morton.... PLEASE WIN!!! YOU WERE BEAUTIFUL ENTRANCING AND STUNNING!!! God I love her in SWEET AND LOWDOWN... Please win! Chloe Sevigny... what a wonderful performance. DOn'T GO TO ANGEL.... FUCK!!! GODDAMNIT! WHAT THE FUCK! Man.... sigh. Alright alright.... whatever, it's going to be one of those years! shit. She is gorgeous, but man. Sigh.... I can't hate her, it's the category... it's always screwed... How did marisa tomei win all those years ago... It's constantly fucked.


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Hillary Swank, the boyish looking one, got best actress. Gweneth Paltrow pressented the Best Actor Award to Kevin Spacey. Best picture American Beauty, ok.


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 51 of 118: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Mar 27, 2000 (00:21) * 1 lines 
 
Which gowns did you like the best? (Is vulgarity of the forbidden sort common these days at the oscars? I did not watch since it was tape delayed and we heard all of the winners before the event was telecast here.


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 Response 52 of 118: Dot Epp  (dotepp) * Mon, Mar 27, 2000 (00:27) * 1 lines 
 
I loved the women in their dresses, turning this way and that and looking right at the camera like it couldn't eat them up but it did... I did fall asleep and woke up just before the Warren Beattie tribute which was as disturbing as any of my dreams... Now I want to see Boys Don't Cry and I'm glad I saw American Beauty and was aware of Kevin Spacey's performance. That movie blew me away. Why does everybody have to thankeverybody?


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Too bad Jeremy Northam didn't win supporting actor for the Winslow Boy,
and Annette Benning lost in best actress.

DeForrest Kelly wasn't mentioned among the departed cuts.

George Lucas was totally ignored.

But then there *was* something called the Matrix.

Classiest act of the night was Michael Caine, he really gave others their
credit. The comment to Tom Cruise was pure, unadulterated class. (He
told him that supporting actors don't make near as much and it would have
got him a pay cut).


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And this topic wouldn't be complete without a box score:

Best Picture- AMERICAN BEAUTY

Best Director- Sam Mendes, AMERICAN BEAUTY

Best Actor- Kevin Spacey, AMERICAN BEAUTY

Best Actress- Hillary Swank, BOYS DON'T CRY

Best Supporting Actor- Michael Caine, THE CIDER HOUSE RULES

Best Supporting Actress- Angelina Jolie, GIRL INTERRUPTED

Best Screenplay, Adapted-John Irving, THE CIDER HOUSE RULES

Best Screenplay, Original- Alan Ball, AMERICAN BEAUTY

Art Direction- SLEEPY HOLLOW

Cinematography- Conrad Hall, AMERICAN BEAUTY

Sound- THE MATRIX

Sound Effects Editing- THE MATRIX

Original Score - John Corigliano, THE RED VIOLIN

Original Song - "You'll Be In My Heart" Phil Collins

Costume - TOPSY-TURVY

Documentary Feature - ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER

Documentary Short - KING GIMP

Film Editing - THE MATRIX

Makeup - TOPSY-TURVY

Short Film - MY MOTHER DREAMS THE SATAN'S DISCIPLES IN NEW YORK

Animated Short Film - OLD MAN AND THE SEA

Visual Effects - THE MATRIX

IRVING B THALBERG AWARD went to WARREN BEATTY.

Annette Bening did not give birth during the Award ceremony!







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And the total blow by blow from film.com

The Big Night


It's a wrap at the Shrine Auditorium, and we give the show -- well, a
solid B for effort. Things moved along snappily (although we're still not
sure what Peter Coyote, giving his best impersonation of a headwaiter,
was doing at that little desk), and the awards were spread out over a
nice variety of films, reflecting the depth of movie offerings this year.
American Beauty, as expected, won the big awards, but also
well-represented were Boys Don't Cry, Topsy-Turvy, and The Matrix (which
had a perfect four-for-four night). And Billy Crystal was at his relaxed
best. But -- if you're going to remove the dance numbers, why replace
them with interminable musical numbers and endless montages? And why
bring out Isaac Hayes only to immediately cover him in smoke? On the
fashion front, we liked Samuel L. Jackson's blue velvet jacket, Hilary
Swank's goldish gown, and Cher's fabulously understated (for Cher) black
velvet dress with a cross dangling at crotch level -- for which she
apologized, saying that she had "dressed like a grownup" this year. Ah,
well -- maybe next year. And, when last spotted, Annette Bening had still
not gone into labour.

All in all, a professional yet fairly uneventful evening without too many
big surprises. (Blame it on the Wall Street Journal poll, which gave all
the right answers.) And our favorite moment took place in the pre-show,
at which Matt Stone and Trey Parker (of South Park, as if we have to tell
you) unveiled their Oscar attire -- a Gwyneth Paltrow-ish pink
spaghetti-strapped gown, and a Jennifer Lopez-y sheer green dress
(accessorized by chest hair). Blame Canada, indeed.

Just in case you missed it, here's the play-by-play as we called it; or
click here for a complete list of winners.


Complete List of Winners

The Tally
American Beauty: 5
The Matrix: 4
The Cider House Rules: 2
Topsy-Turvy: 2
All About My Mother: 1
Boys Don't Cry: 1
Girl, Interrupted: 1
Tarzan: 1



9:31: Clint Eastwood gives the Best Picture award to American Beauty.

9:27: Steven Spielberg gives the Best Director award to Sam Mendes for
American Beauty. Here comes the semi-sweep?

9:20: Gwyneth Paltrow, with a bad case of bed head, gives the Best Actor
award to Kevin Spacey, while Denzel Washington gallantly applauds. In his
speech, he acknowledges the "real beauty" of American Beauty, and says
he's proud to be an actor. And, for the record, says he's speechless and
that he loves his mother.

9:07: Roberto Benigni runs around the stage for a while and says he'd
like to be a dog, and then calms down sufficiently to present the Best
Actress award to Hilary Swank for Boys Don't Cry. After smooching with
hubby Chad Lowe, she gives a poised speech.

9:00: Mel Gibson presents the Best Original Screenplay award to Alan
Ball, for American Beauty. He thanks, among other things, a plastic bag.

8:55: Kevin Spacey turns up to present the Best Adapted Screenplay award
to John Irving for The Cider House Rules, providing us with the rare
spectacle of seeing a bestselling novelist at the podium. He provides the
first political moment so far, acknowledging the National Abortion Rights
Action League. Go John!

8:51: Brad Pitt presents the Best Cinematography award to Conrad L. Hall
for American Beauty. So, will this kick off the American Beauty sweep we
kept hearing so much about?

8:32: Jack Nicholson, sporting a brush cut and a grim little mustache,
gives a rambling intro to Warren Beatty, the recipient of this year's
Irving G. Thalberg award. We're pleased to note that Warren's wife,
Annette Bening, is still in the auditorium and not in the maternity ward.
A nice standing O for Warren, who gives an equally rambling -- but very
sweet -- acceptance speech.

8:28: Tommy Lee Jones and Ashley Judd, bringing back unpleasant memories
of Double Jeopardy, present the Film Editing award to Zach Staenberg of
The Matrix, which is pulling off a nice little technical sweep. He reads
his speech from a piece of paper, and is not particularly compelling.

8:22: Julianne Moore and Russell Crowe stroll out to present the Art
Direction award to Rich Heinrichs and Peter Young for Sleepy Hollow.

8:15: Edward Norton shows a remarkable lack of enthusiasm for introducing
the annual "In Memorium" tribute to those who have died, which includes
Jim Varney, Robert Bresson, Hedy Lamarr, Garson Kanin, Madeline Kahn, and
George C. Scott.

8:10: Charlize Theron and Keanu Reeves present the Best Original Score
Oscar to John Corigliano for The Red Violin. He says he's speechless, and
then makes a gracious speech.

8:05: Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz (who, coincidentally, have both
starred in Pedro Almodovar films) turn up to present the Best Foreign
Film award to . . . Pedro Almodovar, for All About My Mother. Cruz gets
really excited and jumps around, then the three have a group hug.
Almodovar whips out a big piece of paper and thanks a lot of people until
the music starts playing.

7:45: A rather emotional Burt Bacharach leads a medley of songs nominated
for Oscars past, including "Everybody's Talkin'," "Over the Rainbow,"
"The Man That Got Away," "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head," and more,
performed by the likes of Ray Charles, Faith Hill, Garth Brooks, Dionne
Warwick, and Queen Latifah -- sometimes, alas, inviting unfortunate
comparison with the originals. Really, nobody but Judy should sing "Over
the Rainbow." The exception is Isaac Hayes, who turns up to croon
"Shaft," and sounds as cool as ever -- until he gets enveloped by a smoke
machine. And, in the obligatory standing O, Annette stands up again!
Somebody stop her!

7:33: Arnold "I've been a visual effect" Schwarzenegger shows up to
present the Visual Effects award to the guys from The Matrix. A guy
wearing a really cool black outfit does all of the talking; the others,
who look less cool, stand behind him. He goes on too long and gets cut
off by music, but not before he can plug www.whatisthematrix.com.

7:31: The "exciting and talented" Salma Hayek summarizes the Scientific
and Technical Awards. She is mercifully brief. So is her dress.

7:28: Chow Yun-Fat saunters out to present the award for Sound Effects
Editing to Dane A. Davis for The Matrix.

7:21: Jane Fonda is welcomed back to Hollywood, and graciously introduces
Polish director Andrzej Wajda, who is this year's recipient of an
honorary Oscar. (Although we have no idea why Jane mysteriously crossed
the entire stage during her intro -- perhaps to show off her Vera Wang
gown.) A grinning Wajda gets a nice standing O, and gives a nice speech
in Polish (thankfully, there are subtitles).

7:10: Dame Judi Dench and her impeccable diction present the Best
Supporting Actor award to Michael Caine for The Cider House Rules. He
gets a kind of half-baked standing ovation (including the elegantly
gowned and extremely pregnant Annette Bening, who should stay seated),
and graciously acknowledges his fellow nominees (telling Tom Cruise,
"Have you any idea how much supporting actors get paid?").

7:05: Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke, also very cute, present the
Documentary Feature award to -- surprise! -- One Day in September,
directed by Kevin MacDonald.

7:02: Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari, and Thora Birch of American Beauty, all
looking cute as can be, present the award for Documentary Short Subject
to King Gimp, directed by William A. Whiteford, who has been seated in
the last possible row of the auditorium (because he's not famous) and
takes a really long time to get to the podium.

6:55: Cher enters, apologizes for her sedate and un-Cher-like dress (hey,
we think it's pretty), and presents the Best Song award to Phil Collins
for "You'll Be in My Heart" from Tarzan.

6:41: LL Cool J and Vanessa Williams introduce the Best Song nominees,
performed by a strapless Sarah McLachlan, a wispy-voiced Aimee Mann, a
follically challenged Phil Collins, the pretty boys of N'Sync with a
strapless Gloria Estefan, and a rather hoarse Robin Williams, who did
indeed manage to use the words "fart" and "bitch" in his rendition of
"Blame Canada," and gamely participated in a final kickline.

6:33: Woody, Buzz, and the Rock-Em-Sock-Em Robots (yep, pretty darn cute)
present the Best Animated Short Film award to The Old Man and the Sea,
directed by Aleksander Petrov, who apologizes for not being able to speak
English, but gives a speech anyway.

6:28: A very elegant Cate Blanchett and Jude Law present the award for
Best Live-Action Short Film to My Mother Dreams the Satan's Disciples in
New York, directed by Barbara Schock and Tammy Tiekel, one of whom is
quite Annette Bening-esque (pregnant, that is).

6:20: Morgan Freeman talks quite vaguely about the past century,
mysteriously using the phrase "global village", and introduces the
obligatory Chuck Workman montage.

6:10: James Coburn strolls in to present the Best Supporting Actress
award to . . . Angelina Jolie (Girl, Interrupted), who's wearing some
sort of Elvira getup with major hair extensions. Contrary to her behavior
at the Golden Globes, she does not bring her brother to the podium,
although he is her date for the evening. She thanks everyone she knows.

6:05: Tobey Maguire and a high-headwrapped Erykah Badu present the Best
Makeup award to Topsy-Turvy. A Topsy-Turvy sweep tonight? A write-in for
Best Picture? Go, Mike Leigh!

6:02: Mike Myers, Heather Graham, and Heather's cleavage present the
award for Best Sound to those guys from The Matrix.

5:58: Haley Joel Osment introduces an uninspired montage of performances
by young actors. Gee, wonder why they picked him?

5:50: The Charlie's Angels girls (Lucy Liu, Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz)
present the Best Costume award to Lindy Hemming for Topsy-Turvy. An
upset!

5:30: Billy Crystal kicks things off with a 20-minute opening number
featuring -- surprise -- a lot of song and dance. Not bad. A funny Kevin
Spacey cameo.


... everyone she knows except John Long!


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 56 of 118: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Mar 27, 2000 (13:07) * 4 lines 
 
Hmmm...Lindy Hemming....who is she? Not that many people in the USA spell it that way - of the few families of Hemming of any ilk. Anyone know anything about her? British? (surely was the origin of her name as it was mine via the Danish invasion w a y back...)

I am also not much help on the Oscar reports, except that I caught the press briefing after the entire show and Warren Beatty put me to sleep - as he usually does. My fav thing was the actress with the lime-green gown and the necklace I might kill for...Hilary Swank, was she? Looked very classy and most lovely though that color does nothing for any human I am aware of...
Fell asleep again...and more than slightly put out house male turned it off and went to sleep - so did I at that point...!


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 Response 57 of 118: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Mon, Mar 27, 2000 (13:38) * 5 lines 
 
I was absoulutely thrilled that "The Red Violin" won for Best Score. Wonderfully researched, perfect to period music, and it won! Too bad "The Red Violin" wasn't nominated as Best Picture. What a lousy slate of nominee's this year; the only one which deserved the nomination was "The Sixth Sense".

But sometimes the Academy shows sense, such as, by giving the Oscar to Hilary Swank. "Boys Don't Cry" was a much better film than 4 of the Best Picture contenders, including the winner. The person who deserved the award won the award. That doesn't always happen.

The nights best speech was easily that of Michael Caine, gracious, generous, and classy. Great speech. The worst speech was Kevin Spacey's. What a shallow, self-absorbed little ass he seemed. Such a crashing bore, or should that be boor? Spacey gave the weakest performance of all the nominee', yet he won. Oscar very often gets it wrong.


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 Response 58 of 118: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Mon, Mar 27, 2000 (13:41) * 1 lines 
 
I almost forgot. The evening's best fau pas was Jane Fonda stating that it was her pleasure to prevent, pause, present this award to Andrzej Wajda.


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 59 of 118: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Mar 27, 2000 (16:09) * 3 lines 
 
At the Press Conference later, Kevin Spacey admitted he had gone blank and was just standing there in stunned numbness. I guess that is how he came across!

*lol* Jane Fonda - one of my least fav people on the planet, actually...


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 Response 60 of 118: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Mar 27, 2000 (21:28) * 28 lines 
 
Oscar-watching helicopter crashes, two injured
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A news helicopter covering the Oscars developed
hydraulic problems and crashed as it tried to make an emergency landing at
a nearby airport early on Monday, badly injuring the pilot and a photographer.
The helicopter, an Aerospatiale A-Star owned by Fox television station KTTV,
was covering the post-Oscar celebrations at the Shrine Auditorium when it
developed hydraulic problems shortly after midnight, Los Angeles Fire
Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said.
As the 28-year-old female pilot struggled desperately to bring it under control,
the helicopter flew to the nearby suburban Van Nuys airport followed by two
other news choppers seeking to aid the stricken aircraft.
The helicopter crashed and burst into flames on impact. Airport emergency
crews, aided by crews from the other helicopters, pulled the two occupants to
safety before they suffered any burns, Humphrey said.
Steve Howell, who was piloting a KTLA-TV helicopter and followed the
chopper, said the pilot, whose name was not released, did a tremendous job
in avoiding houses and businesses as the chopper approached suburban Van
Nuys airport.
``If you lose hydraulics, it's almost like losing power steering (in a car), but
even worse,'' Howell said.
``It's amazing anyone could have survived this crash,'' he added.
The pilot and the 40-year-old photographer, whose name was also not
released, were said to be in serious but stable condition at a local hospital on
Monday.
The pilot fractured her right wrist and left leg. She also suffered a large gash
to her head as well as pelvic trauma, a hospital spokeswoman said.
The photographer suffered one, or possibly two, broken legs as well as
multiple lacerations to his face.


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 61 of 118:  (sprin5) * Wed, Mar 29, 2000 (03:30) * 1 lines 
 
Spacey spaced out, Warren Beatty looked pale and feeble, Nicholson looked like the football coach at Fresno State (maybe a role he's doing now?), Gweneth Paltrow looked pissed off, did anyone else think the Peter Coyote newsdesk thing with him wearing a headset was a bit odd?


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 Response 62 of 118:  (sprin5) * Wed, Mar 29, 2000 (03:32) * 1 lines 
 
Did anyone else see the uttlerly sour look on Bening's face when Hilary Swank won? And I'm still waiting for an explanation on the whole blame Canada thing.


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 63 of 118:  (sprin5) * Wed, Mar 29, 2000 (03:36) * 3 lines 
 
Who was the improbable winner of the night?

Michael Caine. There was the comment about his first acting job at 3 being to lie to the rent man about his mother not being home. The Alfie clips. Then the classiest speech every where he tributed the other nominees in fine, fine fashion.


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 Response 64 of 118:  (sprin5) * Wed, Mar 29, 2000 (03:44) * 7 lines 
 
Take out the word "every" in the previous response.

And substitute "gave tribute to" for "tributed".

You beat someone then you make a speech elevating them and making them feel good and laugh. Did you see Tom Cruise's response.

Class all the way.


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 Response 65 of 118: moviespring (sprin5) * Mon, Mar 26, 2001 (08:28) * 16 lines 
 
The Oscars (impressions):
First impression: J Lo's form fitting top was not quite see through.

J. Lo on the red carpet:



Angelina Joie looked cool but I expected her to be escorted by John Long for Billy Joe Thornton.

What was Danny DeVito eating? A carrot? That was funny when Steve Martin sent him down some dip from the stage.

Worst dressed and worst singer: Bjork, who wore a huge, limp swan.

On second thought, wasn't that Kevin Costner sitting next to Angelina Jolie?

Biggest dissappointment: Joan Allen and Ellen Burstyn not winning.


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 66 of 118: moviespring (sprin5) * Mon, Mar 26, 2001 (23:36) * 3 lines 
 
Maybe that gif will work this time.




 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 67 of 118: Mike Griggs  (mikeg) * Tue, Mar 27, 2001 (12:42) * 1 lines 
 
nope, no luck


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 68 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar 24, 2002 (19:05) * 10 lines 
 

Well, I'm kicked back watching Oscars 2002 live. As I write this.

Best natural looks of the night go to Renee Zellwegger and to Cameron
Diaz. Gweneth Paltrow put on about 3 pounds of makeup. Whoopi is doing a
great job with an outrageous costume.

Jennifer Conelly got best supporting actress. Lord of the Rings just got
one for best makeup, I thought that would have gone to Moulin Rouge.



 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 69 of 118: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Mar 24, 2002 (19:57) * 1 lines 
 
We get it on a tape-delay basis, as usual!


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 70 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar 24, 2002 (20:02) * 2 lines 
 
Blackhawk Down got one. Halle Berry presented this award for sound and sound editing. (beat out Lord of the Rings and Moulin
Rouge and Pearl Harbor).


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 71 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar 24, 2002 (20:05) * 1 lines 
 
Geore Waters II and Christopher Boyes. Sound Editing. Pearl Harbor.


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 72 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar 24, 2002 (20:10) * 14 lines 
 
We're half way thought the awards.

Bring on the heavyweights!

Supporting actor.

Nominees:
Jim Broadbent. Iris.
Ethan Hawke. Training Day.
Ben Kingsley. Sexy Beast. My pick.
Ian McKellan. Lord of the Ring, Fellowship of the Ring.
Jon Voight. Ali.

Jim Broadbent wins. His first nomination.


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 73 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar 24, 2002 (20:25) * 14 lines 
 
Special Effects.

Nominees.
AI.
Lord of the Rings. My pick.
Pearl Harbor.

The Oscar goes to Lord of the Rings, Fellowship of the Ring.

Jim Riegel, Randall Cook.

2200 prosthetic Hobbit feet were used in the film.




 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 74 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar 24, 2002 (20:42) * 1 lines 
 
Score. My guess Lord. Winner Lord.


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 75 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar 24, 2002 (20:48) * 6 lines 
 
Most overdone item.

Showing cuts of Will Smith and Samuel Jackson every time blacks are
mentioned. Are these the only representatives of blackdom?




 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 76 of 118: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Mar 24, 2002 (20:51) * 1 lines 
 
Now I don't have to watch it. I have 35 minutes before we see any of it.


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 77 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar 24, 2002 (22:09) * 12 lines 
 
Best Actress.

Hallie Berry. Monsters Ball.
Judy Dench. Iris.
Nicole Kidman. Moulin Rouge.
Sissy Spacek. In the Bedroom.
Renee Zellwegger. Bridget Jones Diary. My pick.

The winner.

Hallie Berry, her first.



 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 78 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar 24, 2002 (22:16) * 2 lines 
 
Most emotional also. Lot's of cuts to Sidney Poitier during her speech.



 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 79 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar 24, 2002 (22:25) * 18 lines 
 
best actor.

My pick, Russell Crowe.

For a Beautiful Mind.

The others.

Sean Penn. I am Sam.

Will Smith. Ali.

Denzel Washington. Training Day.

Tom Wilkinson. In the Bedroom.

The winner. Denzel Washington.



 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 80 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar 24, 2002 (22:26) * 5 lines 
 

To sum it up.

It's a black sweep. Denzel, Hallie, and Sidney.



 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 81 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar 24, 2002 (22:39) * 8 lines 
 
Ron Howard, who directed a Beautiful Mind, won.

And the Best Picture?



Beautiful Mind.



 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 82 of 118: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Mon, Mar 25, 2002 (02:20) * 5 lines 
 
Hi all

Wooohoooo!!!!!!!!!!! New Zealanders did well. Peter Jackson effort did not get him anything personally but it got the film 4 Oscars and a fifth went to the New Zealand director of Shrek.

Rob


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 83 of 118: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Mon, Mar 25, 2002 (02:21) * 5 lines 
 
Hi all

Doubtlessly Jackson is a happy chappy.

Rob


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 84 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Mar 25, 2002 (08:56) * 6 lines 
 
Should I post a warning before seeing this picture of Gwenie?



Definitely worst dressed. And did she borrow the Kiss makeup artist?



 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 85 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Mar 25, 2002 (09:00) * 3 lines 
 
On the other hand, lookin' good!




 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 86 of 118: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Mon, Mar 25, 2002 (09:21) * 3 lines 
 
Man I have to agree with you about Gwyneth. 1) did she NOT look in the mirror before leaving the house? 2) did she NOT have friends or family to prevent her from leaving the house?

To pull off wearing a dress like that, you need 1) a bust, 2) good posture and...oh hell, nobody could pull off wearing that dress. It's just plain ugly.


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 87 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Mar 25, 2002 (09:24) * 1 lines 
 
Best push up bra award: Uma Thurmond.


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 88 of 118: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Tue, Mar 26, 2002 (02:29) * 5 lines 
 
Hi all

Looks a bit pornographic does it not? Umm what was Gwyneth thinking.....

Rob


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 89 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Mar 26, 2002 (06:52) * 8 lines 
 
Cintra Wilson has a really funny review of the Oscars at:

http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/feature/2002/03/25/oscars_2002/index.html

Major nipple spottings. Gwenyth of course. Cameron Diaz, anyone see
this?




 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 90 of 118: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Tue, Mar 26, 2002 (10:20) * 1 lines 
 
that review was great!


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 91 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Mar 26, 2002 (13:11) * 1 lines 
 
It's posted fully in drool. We both spotted the same provacative review.


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 92 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Mar 26, 2002 (15:47) * 23 lines 
 

This should put the Paltrow question to bed:

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/020324/170/1avwc.html




Redford comparison pix: this was him six years ago

http://people.aol.com/people/profiles/photogallery/0,10492,105220,00.html
. . . and here he was on sunday:

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/020325/168/1axke.html

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/020325/168/1axkf.html




And as for Cameron Diaz:

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/020325/168/1ayhj.html


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 93 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Mar 26, 2002 (17:48) * 27 lines 
 


Caption Gwyneth's Boobies!

http://www.threewayaction.com/ubb/Forum2/HTML/000263.html


http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=he&id=1807880494&cf=pg&photoid=252135
Ian McKellin and boyfriend? in the background

http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=he&id=1807880494&cf=pg&photoid=252194
http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=he&id=1807880494&cf=pg&photoid=252196
Robert Redford

http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=he&id=1807880494&cf=pg&photoid=252226
Another sandwich, over here, for Mr Stapleton-Grey!

http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=he&id=1807880494&cf=pg&photoid=252236
http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=he&id=1807880494&cf=pg&photoid=252238
Perky Cameron Diaz

http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=he&id=1807880494&cf=pg&photoid=252239
Jody Foster in a short dress






 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 94 of 118: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Tue, Mar 26, 2002 (18:04) * 3 lines 
 
i was wondering if that was ian's boyfriend too....at one point during the oscars, they panned over to him and that dude had his hand in ian's lap.

and poor gwyneth had to have been wearing a nude tube top under that thing.


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 95 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Mar 29, 2002 (08:51) * 4 lines 
 
Was Gwenyth Paltrow a winner in some weird, twisted sort of way. After all, she's getting attention and publicity, even if it's of a derisive sort. She and Halle Berry our garnering all the attention.

So maybe this year's big winner is Gweneth Paltrow's boobs.



 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 96 of 118: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Fri, Mar 29, 2002 (14:38) * 1 lines 
 
My vote goes to Jennifer Lopez's hair. Did she need to get a building permit to wear that 'do?


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 97 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Sep 27, 2003 (19:07) * 27 lines 
 

Billy Crystal to Return as Oscar Host



BEVERLY HILLS (Reuters) - Comedian Billy Crystal will return as the
host of the upcoming 76th Academy Awards after a three-year absence
from the U.S. film industry's top awards ceremony, Oscar organizers
said on Wednesday.

In past years, Crystal has been a favorite of Oscar audiences and
critics alike for his deadpan humor and send-up jokes of Hollywood's
most famous movie stars and award winners such as Russell Crowe, Kevin
Spacey, Julianne Moore and Meryl Streep.

He last hosted the Oscars in 2000, and the upcoming Feb. 29th 2003
ceremony
in Los Angeles marks his eighth trip into the spotlight as Awards
master of ceremonies.

"I'm really excited about coming back," Crystal told reporters at a
news conference held by Oscar organizers at the Academy of Motion
Pictures Arts and Sciences.

"I've had a nice little sleep, and since my grass-roots run for
governor didn't take hold, this felt like an option," he joked,
referring to the California governor recall election.

http://asia.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=entertainmentNews&storyID=3501959



 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 98 of 118: Wolf  (wolf) * Fri, Oct  3, 2003 (19:15) * 1 lines 
 
yaay, i love BC


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 99 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Feb 27, 2004 (08:55) * 115 lines 
 
Complete list of Oscar Nominations
See all the contenders and all the categories for this year's awards
Associated Press

Sean Penn is nominated for Best Actor in "Mystic River" which was also
nominated for Best Picture

Complete list of the 76th annual Oscar nominations announced Jan. 27 in
Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences:

1. Best Picture: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," "Lost in
Translation," "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World," "Mystic
River," "Seabiscuit."

2. Actor: Johnny Depp, "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black
Pearl"; Ben Kingsley, "House of Sand and Fog"; Jude Law, "Cold Mountain";
Bill Murray, "Lost in Translation"; Sean Penn, "Mystic River."

3. Actress: Keisha Castle-Hughes, "Whale Rider"; Diane Keaton,
"Something's Gotta Give"; Samantha Morton, "In America"; Charlize Theron,
"Monster"; Naomi Watts, "21 Grams."

4. Supporting Actor: Alec Baldwin, "The Cooler"; Benicio Del Toro, "21
Grams"; Djimon Hounsou, "In America"; Tim Robbins, "Mystic River"; Ken
Watanabe, "The Last Samurai."

5. Supporting Actress: Shohreh Aghdashloo, "House of Sand and Fog";
Patricia Clarkson, "Pieces of April"; Marcia Gay Harden, "Mystic River";
Holly Hunter, "thirteen"; Renee Zellweger, "Cold Mountain."

6. Director: Fernando Meirelles, "City of God"; Peter Jackson, "The Lord
of the Rings: The Return of the King"; Sofia Coppola, "Lost in
Translation"; Peter Weir, "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the
World"; Clint Eastwood, "Mystic River."

7. Foreign Film: "The Barbarian Invasions," Canada; "Zelary," Czech
Republic; "The Twilight Samurai," Japan; "Twin Sisters," The Netherlands;
"Evil," Sweden.

8. Adapted Screenplay: Robert Pulcini & Shari Springer Berman, "American
Splendor"; Braulio Mantovani, "City of God"; Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens &
Peter Jackson, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"; Brian
Helgeland, "Mystic River"; Gary Ross, "Seabiscuit."

9. Original Screenplay: Denys Arcand, "The Barbarian Invasions"; Steven
Knight, "Dirty Pretty Things"; Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson and David
Reynolds, "Finding Nemo"; Jim Sheridan & Naomi Sheridan & Kirsten
Sheridan, "In America"; Sofia Coppola, "Lost in Translation."

10. Animated feature film: "Brother Bear"; "Finding Nemo"; "The Triplets
of Belleville."

11. Art Direction: "Girl with a Pearl Earring," "The Last Samurai," "The
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," "Master and Commander: The Far
Side of the World," "Seabiscuit."

12. Cinematography: "City of God," "Cold Mountain," "Girl with a Pearl
Earring," "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World," "Seabiscuit."

13. Sound Mixing: "The Last Samurai," "The Lord of the Rings: The Return
of the King," "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World," "Pirates
of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," "Seabiscuit."

14. Sound Editing: "Finding Nemo," "Master and Commander: The Far Side of
the World," "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. "

15. Original Score: "Big Fish," Danny Elfman; "Cold Mountain," Gabriel
Yared; "Finding Nemo," Thomas Newman; "House of Sand and Fog," James
Horner; "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," Howard Shore.

16. Original Song: "Into the West" from "The Lord of the Rings: The Return
of the King," Fran Walsh, Howard Shore and Annie Lennox; "A Kiss at the
End of the Rainbow" from "A Mighty Wind," Michael McKean and Annette
O'Toole; "Scarlet Tide" from "Cold Mountain," T Bone Burnett and Elvis
Costello; "The Triplets of Belleville" from "The Triplets of Belleville,"
Benoit Charest and Sylvain Chomet; "You Will Be My Ain True Love" from
"Cold Mountain," Sting.

17. Costume: "Girl with a Pearl Earring," "The Last Samurai," "The Lord of
the Rings: The Return of the King," "Master and Commander: The Far Side of
the World," "Seabiscuit."

18. Documentary Feature: "Balseros," "Capturing the Friedmans," "The Fog
of War," "My Architect," "The Weather Underground."

19. Documentary (short subject): "Asylum," "Chernobyl Heart," "Ferry
Tales."

20. Film Editing: "City of God," "Cold Mountain," "The Lord of the Rings:
The Return of The King," "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World"
"Seabiscuit."

21. Makeup: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," "Master and
Commander: The Far Side of the World," "Pirates of the Caribbean: The
Curse of the Black Pearl."

22. Animated Short Film: "Boundin'," "Destino," "Gone Nutty," "Harvie
Krumpet," "Nibbles."

23. Live Action Short Film: "Die Rote Jacke (The Red Jacket)," "Most (The
Bridge)," "Squash," "(A) Torzija ( 1/8A 3/8 Torsion)," "Two Soldiers."

24. Visual Effects: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,"
"Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World," "Pirates of the
Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl."

Oscar winners previously announced this year:
Honorary Academy Award: Blake Edwards.
Gordon E. Sawyer Award (technical achievement): Peter D. Parks.
Academy Award of Merit (technical achievement): Digidesign.
Academy Award of Merit (technical achievement): Bill Tondreau.






 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 100 of 118: Sam Blob  (AlFor) * Sat, Feb 28, 2004 (14:53) * 13 lines 
 
I have not seen any of the Best Picture nominees.

From what I've heard, I hope "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" gets a big goose egg.

If the link between Best Picture, Best Director and the DGA holds true, prepare for "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" to be the second sequel ever to win Best Picture.

I don't know who will win Best Lead Actor, but I am fairly sure it will not be Johnny Depp. The role's not serious enough.

When an animated film is up for Best Original Screenplay, one has to wonder about the original screenplays for that year...

"The Barbarian Invasions" will wing the Foreign Film Oscar. It is the only foreign film nominee nominated for something else (Best Original Screenplay).

My most secure prediction: The movie that wins Best Visual Effects will have a double-barrelled name with a colon dividing it.


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 101 of 118: Autumn  (autumn) * Sat, Feb 28, 2004 (18:11) * 1 lines 
 
The only one of the best film nominees I've seen is "Seabiscuit," and if it wins I'll know the other ones must not have been worth seeing...


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 102 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Mar  1, 2004 (11:29) * 6 lines 
 
Wow, Rings gets a clean sweep!

Angelina Jolie lokking serious, and lovely.

Billy Crystal rocked. And he sang a lot and it wasn't a disaster.



 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 103 of 118: Autumn  (autumn) * Tue, Mar  2, 2004 (09:49) * 1 lines 
 
I loved Will Ferrell and Jack Black singing the song that hurries you along when your acceptance speech goes on.


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 104 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Mar  2, 2004 (10:36) * 81 lines 
 
That was good. Billy Crystal was "on"; especially his song and dance
routines. "lokking" sb looking the above post. The silk dress was as
sexy as it gets. Angelina really looked above it all, she's on a mission
to save the world. I could see the seriousness in her look and sense that
the Oscars weren't her mission in life. She went alone, without a date.

Nicole Kidman and Renee Zellwegger were a "sandwich" with a lucky guy
sitting in the middle, he must have been the producer/director
or something of Cold Mountain. Do I envy his seating arrangement, well,
yeah.

The look back at those who passed on is always startling, to see familiar
faces like Bob Hope, Hume Cronyn, and others who you know peripherally.
Were you struck by any of those vignettes.

Jon Stewart blast the awards as boring, showing acceptance speeches by
Sean Penn and Tim Robbins, he was hoping for some politically incorrect
statement a la Michael Moore. It never happened. I had hoped for
something from Angelina. But she couldn't do it because she was only a
presenter and not an award winner.

The "Ring sweep" was not the Janet Jackson nipple ring. Nothing
sensational, not even a naked Billy Crystal in the opening movie. Maybe
the opening movie was the excitement for the night. It was very well done
and put Crystal in some amazing settings.

From the href="http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/entertainmentstorydisplay.cfm?storyID=3552583&thesection=entertainment&thesubsection=film&thesecondsubsection=general">New
Zealand Herald
:

The atmosphere was so passionless one could have been forgiven for
thinking Hollywood had replaced its annual orgy of self-congratulation
with a meeting of the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce."

A five-second coverage delay, imposed after Janet Jackson's breast was
exposed in a televised gig at the Superbowl, was blamed for taking
spontaneity away from the night.

Other media blamed the Academy of Motion Picture Arts for allowing the
clean sweep. Awards expert Tom O'Neil said: "It may signal the end of the
Oscars as we know it - a fun, suspenseful race when jaw-droppers can
happen and usually do."

(end quote)

The nearly four-hour-long ceremony, broadcast live from Hollywood's Kodak
Theatre, also saw awards go to Sean Penn (Best Actor for "Mystic River"),
Charlize Theron (Best Actress for "Monster"), Tim Robbins (Best Supporting
Actor for "Mystic River") and Renee Zellweger (Best Supporting Actress for
"Cold Mountain"). Peter Jackson was named Best Director for "Lord of the
Rings," and Sofia Coppola — daughter of famed director Francis Ford
Coppola received her first Oscar for Original Screenplay ("Lost in
Translations").

The evening's presenters included Nicole Kidman, Catherine Zeta Jones,
Jennifer Garner, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Oprah Winfrey, Steven
Spielberg, Will Smith, Jack Black, Will Ferrell, Jude Law, Charlize
Theron, Jim Carrey, Robin Williams, Julianne Moore, Renee Zellweger, Tom
Cruise, Julia Roberts, Tim Robbins, Sandra Bullock, John Travolta, Susan
Sarandon, Naomi Watts, Uma Thurman, Sofia Coppola, Angelina Jolie, Adrien
Brody, Pierce Brosnan, Scarlett Johansson, Ian McKellan, Jada Pinkett
Smith, Ben Stiller, Liv Tyler, Owen Wilson, Alec Baldwin, Nicolas Cage,
Sean Connery, Chris Cooper, Francis Ford Coppola, Jamie Lee Curtis, John
Cusack, Diane Lane, Queen Latifah and Tobey Maguire.

Performers included Annie Lennox, singing the now-Academy-Award-winning
"Into the West" from "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King";
Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara, who dueted on "A Kiss at the End of the
Rainbow" from "A Mighty Wind"; and Sting and Alison Krauss, who offered
"You Will Be My Ain True Love" from "Cold Mountain." Krauss did
double-duty, also performing "The Scarlet Tide" from "Cold Mountain"; she
was accompanied by Elvis Costello and T Bone Burnett on the latter.

Oh yeah, Stewart also included the Annie Lennox clip and made fun of that.
And he had fun with Sting playing the hurdie gurdie. I didn't laugh at
that during the ceremonies but it was funny the way Stewart presented it
on the Daily Show.






 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 105 of 118: Autumn  (autumn) * Tue, Mar  2, 2004 (20:00) * 1 lines 
 
Oh, I always find it so moving when they show the vignettes of the actors who died that year. Some are icons, some you never heard of, some were so old I was surprised they lived as long as they did (e.g. Hume Cronyn--I thought he died years ago). You know that someday all those people who won or who presented will be on the "in memoriam" segment, many in our lifetime.


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 106 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Mar  2, 2004 (20:25) * 2 lines 
 
Billy Crystal did a song about Clint Eastwood, "old man Eastwood, he just
keeps rooooollllling along..."


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 107 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Mar 10, 2004 (08:19) * 18 lines 
 
Maria Menounos, an “Entertainment Tonight” reporter, was practically
stumping for the Defense of Marriage Act, gooily exclaiming that Will
Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith were “one of my favorite Hollywood couples,”
and that Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas were “a true golden
Hollywood couple.” Menounos, whose dress had a bodice that was essentially
two spangly Doritos chips, displayed her own true golden Hollywood couple
in a way that a silicone manufacturer would think was a brilliant example
of product placement, and she won a spot on the Barbara Walters softball
team when she asked Sofia Coppola, “What will it be like for you to win
this?”

from

The New Yorker
http://newyorker.com/critics/television/?040315crte_television

BTW, Marias dress cost $2 million and was *all diamonds*.



 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 108 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Mar 10, 2004 (08:36) * 22 lines 
 


Maria Menounos

Maria Menounos


In the 2001-02 season, Maria Menounos was named correspondent on
ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT. Her duties include reporting on film, television,
music and fashion for the #1 syndicated entertainment newsmagazine in the
world. She also serves as host of ET on MTV, one of the highest rated
shows on the cable network, as well as ET on VH1.

Previously, Ms. Menounos was an international correspondent for Channel
One News, the #1 source of news for America's teen students. As a
journalist for their 10-minute weekday broadcasts, she reported on a
variety of timely and topical issues to more than eight million students.
During her tenure, she interviewed President George W. Bush, numerous
celebrities, and traveled the world to cover such tragedies as the 2001
earthquake in El Salvador and the AIDS epidemic in South Africa.




 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 109 of 118: Autumn  (autumn) * Fri, Mar 12, 2004 (23:00) * 1 lines 
 
From serious reporting (natural disasters, AIDS epidemic) to Hollywood?? Yikes, what a sellout...


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 110 of 118: Dorine  (gomezdo) * Fri, Mar 12, 2004 (23:10) * 1 lines 
 
I think she's still a DJ for one of the NYC radio stations, too.


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 111 of 118: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Sat, Mar 13, 2004 (12:17) * 3 lines 
 
That's showbiz...and now isn't news pretty much "showbiz'.

The interviewer I'd like to see axed from "red carpet" duty is none other than that overdressed, underfed example of plastic surgery run amok, Joan Rivers. Go home Joan, maybe you were funny 30 years ago but its time to leave. Seriously, someone should have told that woman years ago that as far as cosmetic procedures are concerned...she'd had enough.


 Topic 88 of 102 [porch]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 112 of 118: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Mar 13, 2004 (16:05) * 9 lines 
 
They had the Austin Film Awards last night.

Robert Duvall was there as was Austinite, Ethan Hawke.

More later.

Part of http://sxsw.com




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Topic 29 of 70 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
Response 150 of 153: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Feb 27, 2005 (22:57) * 15 lines

Julia Roberts presented for best director

Martin Scorcese
Clint Eastwood
Taylor Hackford
Alexander Payne
Mike Lee

Clint got it. And it was Mike Leigh.

He brought his 96 year old mom along.

He made the picture in 37 days.

Dustin Hoffman and Barbara Streisand gave the award for best picture.

Aviator.

Finding Neverland.

Million Dollar Baby.

Ray.

Sideways.

The winner was Million Dollar Baby.

"I'm so happy to give this to you again Clint," said Barbara.

And that was the show.


Complete list of winners at the 77th annual Academy Awards, presented Sunday night at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles:

Picture: "Million Dollar Baby."

Actor: Jamie Foxx, "Ray."

Actress: Hilary Swank, "Million Dollar Baby."

Supporting Actor: Morgan Freeman, "Million Dollar Baby."

Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchett, "The Aviator."

Director: Clint Eastwood, "Million Dollar Baby."

Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, "Sideways."

Original Screenplay: Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry and Pierre Bismuth, "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind."

Art Direction: "The Aviator."

Cinematography: "The Aviator."

Film Editing: "The Aviator."

Visual Effects: "Spider-Man 2."

Sound Mixing: "Ray."

Sound Editing: "The Incredibles."

Original Score: "Finding Neverland."

Original Song: "Al Otro Lado Del Rio" from "The Motorcycle Diaries."

Costume: "The Aviator."

Makeup: "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events."

Foreign Film: "The Sea Inside" (Spain).

Animated Feature: "The Incredibles."

Animated Short: "Ryan."

Documentary Feature: "Born Into Brothels."

Documentary Short: "Mighty Times: The Children's March."

Live Action Short: "Wasp."

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Oscar winners previously announced this year:

Honorary Academy Award: Sidney Lumet.

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Roger Mayer.

Gordon E. Sawyer Award (technical achievement): Takuo Miyagishima.

Scientific and Technical Oscars: Horst Burbulla, Jean-Marie Lavalou, Alain Masseron and David Samuelson.




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 Response 116 of 118: oscars and Chris Rock  (cfadm) * Sat, Mar  5, 2005 (12:13) * 7 lines 
 
The broadcast may have been shorter this year, but Chris Rock did not make the show go by any faster for me. Robin Williams was more funny in his minute-long speech than Rock was during the whole show.

Indeed, the Oscars are in need of revitalization, but Rock's racial humor did not achieve it. The Oscars need another host with wit and charisma. The Oscars do not need a host who yells out nothing but cheap jokes. Maybe he thinks that shouting his jokes will make them seem more funny, but the loudness in Rock's voice only made his speeches more excruciating to listen to.

more at

The Orland Sentinal's New Voices column of Lauren Pryor


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 Response 117 of 118: blogging the oscars  (cfadm) * Mon, Mar  7, 2005 (08:36) * 34 lines 
 
pretty good blogger blow by blow

excerpted from The Gothamist

February 27, 2005

At the Oscars 2005: Gothamist Live Blogs Hollywood's Biggest Night
You know it's the Oscars when P. Diddy busts out the velvet suit! Gothamist loves the Oscars, and we're going to attempt to do a little liveblogging. We might need to order a vat of caffeine and an EMT team at the ready; not because Chris Rock will be boring, but because we think that Gil Cates might kill us with his newfangled ideas and because we're meh about this year's nominees in the big categories. Anyway, onto the show.

Pre-show: Poor Mike Leigh, being interviewed by Star Jones. Poor, poor Mike Leigh. Not only is he nominated and have slim chance of winning, he's got to endure this. To Star's credit, either she's seen Imelda Staunton or she has great producers, so she asks some decent questions, but still, he's too cool for her. Beyonce is wearing a black dress. It's nice, but perhaps too grown-up and old - she sort of looks matronly. On a more fashion forward note, supporting actress nominee Laura Linney looks kind of punk, with slicked back hair and this neutral tattered dress by J. Mendel. Gothamist gives New Yorker Linney credit for doing something interesting, but it doesn't quite work. We do wish Liam Neeson and Peter Sarsgaard had been nominated for Kinsey as well.

Damn! Helen Mirren looks rad. She's 59 and totally rocked out her sexy dress. She's with her husband, Taylor Hackford, who is nominated for directing Ray. Hotel Rwanda nominee Sophie Okenedo looks very lovely in her white dress - it's princessy, but still looks modern. Co-star and nominated Don Cheadle tells her to mention a car maker to get a free car, but she declines. Aw.

Again, what's with the young actresses with boring dresses: Emmy Rossum is wearing a rich red Ralph Lauren. It's nice and she looks fine, but she's a young girl - it seems way too old. Catalina Sandino Moreno, surprise Best Actress nominee and winner of best actress at yesterday's Independent Spirit Award, looks awesome in her simple white dress, with some sequin/bead detailed straps. She looks young and age-appropriate. And Virginia Madsen looks hot in Versace Couture, which she apparently picked out yesterday.

Hilary Swank looks fierce in her Guy Laroche dress, with the sexy back. Chad Lowe seems like the most supportive husband in the world. Is that Gisele with Leo? That's kind of fun. But no Naomi Campbell with Usher - yeah!

The rest of the Sideways crew is trailing later on. Aw, Paul Giamatti...Saturday Night Live repeated his great hosting job from a few weeks ago...Paul, you were robbed! Gothamist loves Sandra Oh, but we don't like how she succumbed to wearing a lot of old-lady jewelry; she seems much more modern, and these necklaces are too heavy and don't work well.

God bless you, Kathy Griffin. She says, "It looks like Renee is a child's size 6X. My, she's a tiny girl." God bless.

We love how Star Jones is trying to get the attention of Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett, who are talking to each other. They both look great, as they usually do (Kate's dress, Cate's dress). Speaking of Kate Winslet, check out Fametracker's Fame Audit of Kate Winslet, aka "Anatomy of a Girl Crush." Ooh, Melvin and Mario Van Peeples are wearing matching suits and hats. Cute. We think. Another family affair: Jake Gyllenhaal and sister maggie Gyllenhaal arrive together. Jake's got the shaved head, and Maggie looks great, kind of modern.

ABC pre-show: Billy Bush is part of this pre-show? Good lord. Warren Beatty seems confused, while being interviewed by Chris Connelly; Warren's wife Annette Bening blah-blahs about being honored to be nominated - zzzz. Halle Berry is wearing taupe/neural again. She looks good, but it's hard for her to look bad... but she's just boring. For eff's sake, they are showing Roberto Benigni's acceptance in a clip package, where he jumps on the chair. Stop it, Gil Cates - please. And jeez, Billy Bush is interviewing Renee who looks ridiculously thin. She needs a sandwich very badly. Get her to the Governor's Ball stat!

Kirsten Dunst looks really grown-up - heavy black eye make-up, very chic bobbed haircut. Interesting. And Gothamist would like Clive Owen to marry us.

The show: Montage of films...talking about the timeless nature of film, with classic clips and clips of this year's nominees. Heavily featured music: Eminem's Lose Yourself, which won an Oscar last year.

And it's Chris Rock, what Hollywood has been fearing and looking forward to. The crowd gives him a standing ovation! "Welcome to the 77th and last Academy Awards." Nice. He says the four acting black acting nominees (though one is the same man - Jamie Foxx) are like "Def Oscar Jam." And he gets Nicole Kidman zinger in there. Hot stuff.

This is freaking awesome stuff. His riff on the difference between stars and popular people, and how there are only four stars. "Clint Eastwood is a star...Tobey Maguire is a boy in tights...If you want Tom Cruise and all you can get is Jude Law, WAIT...If you can't get a star, wait." And now some political humor, putting the screws to President Bush, by creating an analogy to being a cashier at the Gap and you're 70 trillion short in the till. Mentioned The Passion of the Christ, muted applause. "They make six Police Academy movies, but they won't make Passion of the Christ." The monologue is great - it's passionate, charged, and Chris Rock is taking few prisoners. Touche, Gil Cates.

much more at the above url . . .


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