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 Post subject: Re: Awards Season 2017
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:58 pm 
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Pretty cool to see Nick Cave and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis on the list.


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 Post subject: Re: Awards Season 2017
PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:35 am 
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Mary Elizabeth Winstead made the guest list, been rooting for her to break out in a big way for a long time.


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 Post subject: Re: Awards Season 2017
PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:08 pm 
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4th Platino Awards, Madrid


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 Post subject: Re: Awards Season 2017
PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:46 pm 
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Interesting tidbit as I catch up on all of Jimmy Kimmel’s multi-day stint on The Howard Stern Show last week: Not only does the Oscar host job only pay $15,000; but he estimates that with all costs considered (including paying writers for their time, clothing, etc etc) it cost him about $25,000 to host the show last year and likely will this year, too.


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 Post subject: Re: Awards Season 2017
PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:49 pm 
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Interesting. I assumed he'd at least get clothing comped from designers in exchange for name-dropping on the red carpet like most other stars in attendance


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 Post subject: Re: Awards Season 2017
PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:51 pm 
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I’m sure he did now that you mention it - that was actually just some idle chatter/speculation during the conversation, nothing he went out of his way to confirm. Just stuck out in my head.

Stern enjoyed ribbing him about the fact that he also hosts ABC’s network upfronts every year - another job that pays nothing


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 Post subject: Re: Awards Season 2017
PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:55 pm 
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It is still a markedly low amount, but I'm guessing it's one of those things they've voted on the budget for and the assumption is whoever hosts is doing so to increase their profile


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 Post subject: Re: Awards Season 2017
PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:56 pm 
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Which is funny to me, because I can’t imagine any of the people who host the Oscars needing to increase their profile, otherwise they’d never be candidates to host the Oscars to begin with.


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 Post subject: Re: Awards Season 2017
PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:57 pm 
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Ha, that's true. I'm sure Steve Martin wasn't waiting at home for the phone to ring


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 Post subject: Re: Awards Season 2017
PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:28 pm 

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mfunk9786 wrote:
Interesting tidbit as I catch up on all of Jimmy Kimmel’s multi-day stint on The Howard Stern Show last week: Not only does the Oscar host job only pay $15,000; but he estimates that with all costs considered (including paying writers for their time, clothing, etc etc) it cost him about $25,000 to host the show last year and likely will this year, too.

So the host has to pay for the writers himself? Doesn't that come from the show's budget?

It's funny that Oscar hosts would make that little though. I recall reading somewhere that Fey and Poehler were paid six figures for each time they hosted the Globes.


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 Post subject: Re: Awards Season 2017
PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:55 pm 
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The writers on staff with the show do, but not writers that the host wants to enlist


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 Post subject: Re: Awards Season 2017
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:00 am 
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Finland submits Tom of Finland !!!

Will Paul Auster won the Nobel? Other American after controversial Dylan last year is not a good idea.

edit: Tom of Finland is a biopic about the author, not about the character. I've seen the trailer. Oops.


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 Post subject: Re: Awards Season 2017
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:46 pm 
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Charles Burnett, Owen Roizman, Donald Sutherland, and Agnes Varda are all getting honorary Oscars this year. It's really too bad these aren't part of the telecast anymore, it's always the best lineup.


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 Post subject: Re: Awards Season 2017
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:00 pm 

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Charles Burnett, Owen Roizman, Donald Sutherland, and Agnes Varda are all getting honorary Oscars this year. It's really too bad these aren't part of the telecast anymore, it's always the best lineup.

That's absolutely phenomenal. What a joy to finally see Burnett get recognized by an industry that neglected him and never gave him high-profile directing opportunities beyond Eddie Murphy comedies in the early 90's.


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 Post subject: Re: Awards Season 2017
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:41 pm 
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David Ehrlich reluctantly embracing the importance of the Oscars.


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 Post subject: Re: Awards Season 2017
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:56 pm 
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Werewolf by Night wrote:
Charles Burnett, Owen Roizman, Donald Sutherland, and Agnes Varda are all getting honorary Oscars this year. It's really too bad these aren't part of the telecast anymore, it's always the best lineup.

The Oscars don't do what they claim to do (i.e. celebrate the best in cinema) well at all, but they still have a huge symbolic heft, and acknowledging the work of filmmakers like Burnett and Varda is their best use of that peculiar power.

It might also give Criterion the impetus to finally put To Sleep with Anger on their release schedule in February or March!


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 Post subject: Re: Awards Season 2017
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:36 am 
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Kazuo Ishiguro has won the Nobel. I haven't read any of his books yet.


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 Post subject: Re: Awards Season 2017
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:06 am 
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By contrast, I’ve read most of them, which is a very unusual position for me to be in with regard to the Nobel.


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 Post subject: Re: Awards Season 2017
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:21 am 
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I read Remains of the Day in college and remember really liking it. I love that he also wrote the screenplay for The Saddest Music in the World.


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 Post subject: Re: Awards Season 2017
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:24 pm 
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I'm a big fan - The Unconsoled is one of my favourite novels. Possibly interesting bit of trivia, given the controversy over last year's winner: Ishiguro's real ambition was to be a Dylan-esque songwriter, and writing novels was his Plan B. He wrote some of the songs for Stacey Kent's album, Breakfast on the Morning Tram.


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 Post subject: Re: Awards Season 2017
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:22 pm 
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This really doesn't fit here per se and I'm not sure if it deserves its own thread but after the reports of him lawyering up severly yesterday the New York Times has published its exhaustive investigation into many years of harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Thankfully, whether because of the reaction yesterday or otherwise, Weinstein seems to actually be taking time away from the business.


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 Post subject: Re: Awards Season 2017
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Get Out Leads 2017 Gotham Awards Nominations


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 Post subject: Re: Awards Season 2017
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:33 pm 
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The Academy will present the first Special Oscar in 22 years - since John Lasseter for Toy Story - to... Alejandro G. Innaritu.


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 Post subject: Re: Awards Season 2017
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:50 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Awards Season 2017
PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:09 am 
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Netflix has picked up On Body and Soul for the Americas, giving it a release two weeks before the Oscars whilst all of television is on hiatus for the Olympics. I don't think it's been mulled as a serious contender in the Foreign Language race (which, as I understood it, was mostly revolving around BPM, Loveless, In the Fade, or Netflix's own First They Killed My Father) but it'll be interesting to see how this pans out.


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