Oscar Contest 2019 - 15th Anniversary!

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Re: Oscar Contest 2019 - 15th Anniversary!

Post by Bill1978 » February 25th, 2019, 3:21 am

Picking who I want to win never works out. I knew I had no chance in winning this year. At. All. Haha

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Re: Oscar Contest 2019 - 15th Anniversary!

Post by gaastra » February 25th, 2019, 8:26 am

45! My best score yet! Glad spider-verse won best animated film. Great movie.

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Re: Oscar Contest 2019 - 15th Anniversary!

Post by Dacey » February 25th, 2019, 12:35 pm

11? Huh. This was one of my worst years ever, score wise.

My original pick for BP was actually Green Book, but then that movie got some negative press for whatever reason (even though, as far as I can tell as someone who hasn't seen it, it looks like a good film), so I went "What the heck? Wakanda forever!"

I did nearly win one year, though, and would've tied for first place if I had simply chosen Best Song differently.

I am glad, for what it's worth, that A Star is Born won for Best Song, something that it truly deserved in my view, but I'm still scratching my head over why First Man won for VFX when Avengers and RPO were both more deserving as far as I'm concerned (Thanos was terrific in Avengers, while RPO had me going "oh my God" out loud during that Shining sequence).

Olivia Colmon easily had the best speech of the evening, as she was simply so delighted to have won despite not being The Favorite to win. ;)
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Re: Oscar Contest 2019 - 15th Anniversary!

Post by Randall » February 26th, 2019, 12:41 am

While the show had few "great" moments, it had enough "good" moments to have made it worth watching, with Gaga and Bradley's song being the standout. Nice to see such diversity in the winners this time. And there were very few "cringy" moments, aside from the worst acceptance speech ever, by the Makeup people. Not having a host seemed to help keep things moving, and this also avoided too many lame moments, or running gags that overstay their welcome (pizza, anyone?).

My usual strategy of not seeing almost any of the films, and reading very few articles about them, seems to be a consistent performer for me. Meaning, I really suck at this. I over-achieved a little this time, managing to tie with James with 9 correct picks (must be a personal best), which kept me from being alone in the basement among the staff!

Congrats to James' wife Tami for truly kicking my butt this time! Obviously, I can no longer rely on her to make myself feel better. I guess James will suffice for keeping me company near the basement.

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Re: Oscar Contest 2019 - 15th Anniversary!

Post by Ben » February 26th, 2019, 3:46 am

Never mind, Rand. You can join me in my basement soon. ;)

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Re: Oscar Contest 2019 - 15th Anniversary!

Post by EricJ » February 26th, 2019, 12:11 pm

Randall wrote:Not having a host seemed to help keep things moving, and this also avoided too many lame moments, or running gags that overstay their welcome (pizza, anyone?).
In the 90's, the joke was "Snow White".
In the 00's, it was "Dance numbers".
And now, for the 10's onwards, we'll hear the P-word every time people complain about mis-managed Oscar shows.
You can draw generational age-lines by jokes.

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