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Awards Season 2017

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#2 Post by knives » Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:29 pm

That seems a pretty big finger against ESPN and Gkids.

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#3 Post by captveg » Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:38 pm

knives wrote:That seems a pretty big finger against ESPN and Gkids.
"We don't like that you keep making great things!"

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#4 Post by Ribs » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:05 pm

It's an even bigger screw-you to Netflix, which bothered spending the money to release Five Came Back theatrically just last week only to be told it's for moot anyway.

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#5 Post by ianthemovie » Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:07 am

Ha. That's ironic, given that last year I believe that Mark Harris was adamant that O.J.: Made in America shouldn't count as a theatrical feature. Now a multi-part documentary based on his book will likely be ineligible for awards consideration. I wonder how he feels about that!

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#6 Post by hearthesilence » Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:59 pm

Quick question - is there enough quality "series" type documentaries to justify a new Oscar category for Best Documentary Film Series?

(Also to frame it another way, if they establish one, will people like Netflix distribute more of their docs theatrically just to get a shot at an Oscar, thus justifying the award as well?)

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#7 Post by domino harvey » Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:01 pm

The problem is such a thing highlights how these movies are really TV miniseries and shouldn't be eligible

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#8 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:31 pm

OJ gets away with it again

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#9 Post by aox » Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:39 pm

flyonthewall2983 wrote:OJ gets away with it again
Did they ever catch the real killer? I'm only 5 1/2 hours into the documentary.

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#10 Post by hearthesilence » Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:48 pm

Yes. OJ found him.

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#11 Post by domino harvey » Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:02 pm

["Man in the Mirror" plays]

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#12 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:31 pm

I heard an interesting story about how the WWF almost went into negotiations for him to wrestle Roddy Piper at WrestleMania 12. From the sound of it he was up for it (namely from a financial perspective) but at the last minute they backed off, deciding whatever they would do would be in too poor taste.

Probably the only time I've ever heard of them saying no to a celebrity appearing on their programming.

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#15 Post by rohmerin » Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:33 pm

Jessica Chastain has wed an Italian Count, isn't that an Award ???

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#16 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:50 pm

This year's invitees to the Academy include Mike Mills, Elle Fanning, Brit Marling (interestingly only invited by the writer's branch, not the actors), Jodorowsky, Jonas Mekas, Pedro Costa, Lav Diaz, Jessica Hausner, Mohammad Rasoulouf, among many others

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#17 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:52 pm

domino harvey wrote:This year's invitees to the Academy include Mike Mills, Elle Fanning, Brit Marling
Congratulations on your new position deciding who to invite to the Academy

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#18 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:15 pm

They also invited Tom Ford, so clearly not. I was surprised by some of the former nominees who only just now got invited, like Viggo Mortensen

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#19 Post by zedz » Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:51 pm

I'm shocked that it's taken this long for Jonas Mekas to get invited. He's been a bastion of American cinema for more than sixty years.

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#20 Post by knives » Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:58 pm

That was the surprise for me too though more because I am shocked more than a dozen members know who he is.

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#21 Post by captveg » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:23 pm

domino harvey wrote:I was surprised by some of the former nominees who only just now got invited, like Viggo Mortensen
I was under the impression that all nominated actors are automatically invited in the year following their nomination. Is this not correct? Is such an invitation for only a limited time? Did he perhaps decline a previous invitation and they are trying to get him on board with another attempt?

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#22 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:33 pm

Lav Diaz better shorten his films considerably if he wants to get members to view his films.

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#23 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:42 pm

captveg wrote:
domino harvey wrote:I was surprised by some of the former nominees who only just now got invited, like Viggo Mortensen
I was under the impression that all nominated actors are automatically invited in the year following their nomination. Is this not correct? Is such an invitation for only a limited time? Did he perhaps decline a previous invitation and they are trying to get him on board with another attempt?
It's not automatic (Hailee Steinfeld and Rinko Kikuchi were also nominated for acting years ago and are only just now getting invited), though he may have been invited and declined in the past (Sean Penn initially turned his invite down, so it happens), I don't know.

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#24 Post by movielocke » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:47 pm

There's dues involved as well and some actors don't think it's worth it.

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#25 Post by captveg » Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:13 pm

All those things make sense. Thanks guys.

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