Thread: Will anybody be watching the Academy Awards tonight?

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    One of the highlights of my year every year is the Academy Awards. I may not know much about the nominees in a given, but I do enjoy the music and montages, the pomp and the pageantry, and even a lot of the jokes.

    I always take Oscar day off every year to tape it. This year's ceremony looks like it will be quite enjoyable (although if you're one of those who believes there's nothing worthwhile about the 00s, and there's quite a few on here, you might want to steer clear of the musical number that will be featuring Beyonce, Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens that they have scheduled for the show tonight).

    Either way, I'll be tuning in, taping it and enjoying it.

    So, will any of you be watching?
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    i usually dont care since none of the nominated movies looked intresting to me at all when they came out. which is once again true this year

    i hope they give the joker his award but aside from that i dont have much invested intrest

    but i'll probably find myself watching it tonight anyway lol
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    I watch the Oscars just about every year, so I'll probably watch this year's ceremony as well.
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    I used to watch every year until that one year when the show went into over-time, lol! The truth is I get bored after the 2 hour mark, you should see me at a basball game.
    Anyway, nowadays TV and radio spend the whole week reviewing the Oscar winners so I end up seeing and hearing it all, like it or not.
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    I'll watch it. I usually do. Here's hoping that Mickey Rourke wins for The Wrestler and that when Heath Ledger wins it is truly because he was the best of the nominees and not because he died.

    I also cannot wait to watch Hollywood at its shallowest as they applaud for dead people they know and like during the In Memorium segment more than those they didn't. Even in death, Tinseltown subjects you to a popularity contest.
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    Quote by LeggoMyEggo

    I also cannot wait to watch Hollywood at its shallowest as they applaud for dead people they know and like during the In Memorium segment more than those they didn't. Even in death, Tinseltown subjects you to a popularity contest.


    I like the "In Memoriam" segment. The producers said that while they can't control the audience's reaction, but they can control what the viewers at home hear. They'll be circumventing it, hopefully, by Queen Latifah's version of the standard "I'll Be Seeing You", which many on here will recognize as the song that played over the closing credits of the final episode of "Beavis And Butt-Head".
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    Quote by Caps_2.0
    Quote by LeggoMyEggo

    I also cannot wait to watch Hollywood at its shallowest as they applaud for dead people they know and like during the In Memorium segment more than those they didn't. Even in death, Tinseltown subjects you to a popularity contest.


    I like the "In Memoriam" segment. The producers said that while they can't control the audience's reaction, but they can control what the viewers at home hear. They'll be circumventing it, hopefully, by Queen Latifah's version of the standard "I'll Be Seeing You", which many on here will recognize as the song that played over the closing credits of the final episode of "Beavis And Butt-Head".


    Caps, there is nothing wrong with the segment. Their deceased contributors should definately be honored. But it does show how shallow celebrities are to applaud for the name and picture that they know and like and not the those that they don't. I say turn the sound off in the auditorium completely and play the segment through the booth solely.
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    I don't watch the oscars, it's a travesty of a ceremony that might as well be a 30 million dollar circle-jerk.
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    I'm gonna be watching with the hopes of seeing Mickey Rourke and Heath Ledger win.
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    hell no
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    Definately, I'd never miss one of the big award shows of the year.
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    I'm watching it now.
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    I've been watching it a little off and on. I was pretty disgusted during the Memorial segment when hardly anyone applauded or cheered when they showed Charlton Heston. I know he was a hard core Republican while most of the Hollywood crowds are far left liberals...but seriously, couldn't the audience put their political differences they had with Heston off to the side for just 2 seconds and show him some respect? He was an amazing actor, who hardly got any recognition from the crowd because of his political views.


    P.S. sorry for bringing politics into this.
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    Yes, I watched at least 3/4 of the Oscars but this year I only cared about two categories: Best Animated Film and Best Supporting Actor. I just saw Wall-E recently and I was ecstatic when Andrew Stanton was called up to the stage by the Academy for Pixar's and his exemplary work on one of the greatest CGI films since Toy Story (also by Pixar, but is also the first feature length CGI film which is why I compared it to Wall-E).

    I also saw The Dark Knight recently and while I knew Heath Ledger had already passed away last year, I've been a Batman movie fan since I saw the first film in 1989. The only other film I had seen Ledger in was A Knight's Tale and while I didn't really know him well as an actor, I still found it sad when I heard he had died from a drug overdose while working on his final film, The Dark Knight.

    When I had originally heard that Christopher Nolan had selected Ledger to portray the Joker in his next Batman film I was a little reluctant to accept that fact at first because up until that point he had only been in a few comedies and dramas and I didn't believe he would have the chops to portray one of the greatest comic book villains of all time and give Jack Nicholson a run for his money in comparison to his portrayal of the Joker in the original 1989 Batman film directed by Tim Burton.

    I watched the film and I truly believe that Heath Ledger was deserving of his Oscar award based solely on his fantastically and deliciously evil portrayal of the Joker, not just because the Academy wanted to honor Ledger and his family because of his fairly recent death. Though that is the reason I originally wished for him to receive the award posthumously, I saw the Dark Knight and I was riveted by his performance, a performance truly deserving of an Academy Award.
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    Well, it turns out Slumdog Millionaire won for best picture this year.
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    Quote by retromaniac
    I've been watching it a little off and on. I was pretty disgusted during the Memorial segment when hardly anyone applauded or cheered when they showed Charlton Heston. I know he was a hard core Republican while most of the Hollywood crowds are far left liberals...but seriously, couldn't the audience put their political differences they had with Heston off to the side for just 2 seconds and show him some respect? He was an amazing actor, who hardly got any recognition from the crowd because of his political views.


    P.S. sorry for bringing politics into this.


    You know, I just kind of figured the audience wanted to keep the applause at a minimum until the end of Queen Latifah's performance.
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    I find it very interesting that they included Vampira in the In Memoriam montage, despite the fact that she died in 2008. It reminds me of how they included James Doohan in the 2007 In Memoriam montage despite the fact that he died in 2005. Better late than never to honor genre talents, I suppose...

    EDIT: Wow, am I losing track of time. Of course it was likely that they would've included someone who died in 2008. Oh, Lord, where does the time go?

    DOUBLE EDIT: Now I remember the reason for my first posting. She died in January of 2008, and the In Memoriam montage for last year's Oscars spanned from February of 2007 to January of 2008. She missed the cut the first time out, so they decided to include her now. Maybe I should've slept in today.
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    Quote by thecrow174
    Well, it turns out Slumdog Millionaire won for best picture this year.


    Yeah, OK, but that doesn't make me want to watch it...most of the Best Pictures are pretty lame but I kind of still want to see No Country For Old Men which was last year's Best Picture. And even though The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button didn't win Best Picture it still looks like a very intriguing film I may still want to see.
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    Dark Knight was best picture
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    Dark Knight was best picture

    It should of been nominated for best picture.
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