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post #1 of 21
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Did anyone watch them? Did you like it? Was Chris Rock a good host? I didn't watch just cause I was away.

I am not a huge fan of Million Dollar Baby. I think it's overrated myself but obviously a lot of people really like it.
I didn't find it engaging until the end.
post #2 of 21
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Originally Posted by Marge
Did anyone watch them? Did you like it? Was Chris Rock a good host? I didn't watch just cause I was away.
Well Marge, so far it looks like most of us must have been too busy playing with our kitties.
post #3 of 21
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Well Marge, so far it looks like most of us must have been too busy playing with our kitties.
Tee hee, sounds better to me!
post #4 of 21
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I am curious though, I mean I haven't heard a THING about it and usually there are people talking so I am guessing it was kind of boring????
post #5 of 21
I thought Chris Rock was pretty funny (I'm a big fan of him anyway), but very subdued (probably b/c Big Brother was watching his every move!). Jamie Foxx gave a great acceptance speech and Morgan Freeman FINALLY WON AN OSCAR!!!
post #6 of 21
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Originally Posted by ugaimes
I thought Chris Rock was pretty funny (I'm a big fan of him anyway), but very subdued (probably b/c Big Brother was watching his every move!). Jamie Foxx gave a great acceptance speech and Morgan Freeman FINALLY WON AN OSCAR!!!
I DO keep hearing about Jamie Foxx and this speech!
must have been good!
post #7 of 21
I saw all of about 3 minutes of the show. I had no interest this year because the only film of the nominees I had seen was Ray, and I was not impressed by it. From what was broadcast on NPR, in general, the movies nominated had not enjoyed a large viewership. Personally I saw enough previews for the Aviator to make me not want to plunk down ticket money on it.

I will say that no matter what, I'm glad that Morgan Freeman finally won. He was overlooked for Driving Miss Daisy and the Shawshank Redemption.
post #8 of 21
I watched about 10 minutes. Byonce (sp) sang way to much for me and she sang a song with Josh Groban and drowned him out and it just put a bad taste in my mouth.
post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by Deb25
I saw all of about 3 minutes of the show. I had no interest this year because the only film of the nominees I had seen was Ray, and I was not impressed by it. From what was broadcast on NPR, in general, the movies nominated had not enjoyed a large viewership. Personally I saw enough previews for the Aviator to make me not want to plunk down ticket money on it.

I will say that no matter what, I'm glad that Morgan Freeman finally won. He was overlooked for Driving Miss Daisy and the Shawshank Redemption.
I agree about Freeman finally getting his, he was GREAT in Driving Miss Daisy.

I wanted to like Million Dollar Baby, but was disappointed. I just didn't find it engaging until the end. I thought it was well acted, but the story was trite to me. Poor girl wants to fight, pushes old guy who doesn't let people close, he caves, they become close and then...well won't give it away.
post #10 of 21
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I might want to see The Aviator more out of historical interest, Hollywood at that time etc. But will likely wait until it's out on DVD.
post #11 of 21
Jamie Foxx was good in Ray, but after watching all the drug use and philandering, I lost quite a bit of respect for Ray Charles, the man.
post #12 of 21
Chris Rock did what I thought was a very funny bit. He went to the Magic Johnson theater and asked "real movie viewers" what their favorite movies of 2004 were. They said things like "Chronicles of Riddick" and "White Chicks." Almost no one interviewed had seen any of the Best Picture Nominees. Point taken Academy?
post #13 of 21
I watched the oscars.... I have one question...... why did Beynce sing three of the 5 songs up for best song. She can't sing in french, she can't sing oprea. She can't sing period. Phantom did not win anything and when Morgan Freedman won, they had an amber alert. I won't have minded it but they had a vocie over reading what was beign flashed across the screen!! They couldn't wait for one minute!!!!

Over all I wonder why I even watch them.. No one good ever wins and I always end up pissed in the end
post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by Deb25
I saw all of about 3 minutes of the show. I had no interest this year because the only film of the nominees I had seen was Ray, and I was not impressed by it. From what was broadcast on NPR, in general, the movies nominated had not enjoyed a large viewership. Personally I saw enough previews for the Aviator to make me not want to plunk down ticket money on it.

I will say that no matter what, I'm glad that Morgan Freeman finally won. He was overlooked for Driving Miss Daisy and the Shawshank Redemption.
I don't know that a large viewership denotes a good film. I mean millions of people eat at McDonalds and that does not mean good food. I rarely see a "popular movie" I like small quirky films. Luckily, I'm in a city that gets all the films. Even my friends who are as close as NJ have to come here to see the stuff they want. I saw none of the films this year, due to school, but I do want to see Million Dollar Baby and most of all Vera Drake. I don't want The Academy to decide on who will be nominated due to a big box office, I want them to decide on, what is art?
post #15 of 21
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I don't know that a large viewership denotes a good film. I mean millions of people eat at McDonalds and that does not mean good food. I rarely see a "popular movie" I like small quirky films. Luckily, I'm in a city that gets all the films. Even my friends who are as close as NJ have to come here to see the stuff they want. I saw none of the films this year, due to school, but I do want to see Million Dollar Baby and most of all Vera Drake. I don't want The Academy to decide on who will be nominated due to a big box office, I want them to decide on, what is art?
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Yes, you are right!! I too, like the smaller, quirkier films. Donnie Darko is a prime example. The movie is BRILLIANT and is a real "thinker" with "horror-style" moments. The critics just didn't get it and the movie got bad reviews. It barely got any theater time. It only received recognition and "cult" status after it was released to cable and DVD. I see something different everytime I watch it.

Too often, the academy snubs the real "art" and goes for the depressing/contraversial films, no matter how "formulaic and predictable" they are
post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by catlover67
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Yes, you are right!! I too, like the smaller, quirkier films. Donnie Darko is a prime example. The movie is BRILLIANT and is a real "thinker" with "horror-style" moments. The critics just didn't get it and the movie got bad reviews. It barely got any theater time. It only received recognition and "cult" status after it was released to cable and DVD. I see something different everytime I watch it.

Too often, the academy snubs the real "art" and goes for the depressing/contraversial films, no matter how "formulaic and predictable" they are
Remember, even fantasy/scifi films were snubbed until the Lord of the Rings Trilogy came out. They had to give major awards to that film (besides, costume sfx, etc)... finally.
post #17 of 21
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Yeah I don't go to movies based on viewer numbers either. I have liked movies that got panned by critics, do you remember "The Three Amigo's" with Steve Martin? I loved that!

THe whole awards thing is a mess, you know the academy awards started out as just a banquet of industry people honoring their own. No one intended it to become this major thing! And then all the other awards....
post #18 of 21
I wanted so bad to watch the Oscars in it's entirety, however Snickers was going downhill fast so I shut the tube off and laid in the hallway talking to him.

I wanted to see Jamie Foxx win. I rented "Ray" & we watched it Sunday morning. WOW. He totally deserved that Oscar and I wish I could have seen his speech, but my Snicky was more important.

I've heard a lot of ballyhoo over Beyonce, what happened? Did she suck or something? I think she's a pretty girl and all and can sing some stuff, but I understand she sort of took over the show?
post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by ugaimes
Chris Rock did what I thought was a very funny bit. He went to the Magic Johnson theater and asked "real movie viewers" what their favorite movies of 2004 were. They said things like "Chronicles of Riddick" and "White Chicks." Almost no one interviewed had seen any of the Best Picture Nominees. Point taken Academy?
This was one of my favorite bits also.
post #20 of 21
I would rather eat dirt than watch awards shows. I saw Ray last night, and at times it was hard to rmember that it was not actually Ray Charles we were watching. I agree with darkeyedgirl, Jamie Foxx totally deserved the Oscar.
post #21 of 21
I am very happy to see Morgan Freeman win!
He is a GREAT actor!

The rest of it......

I haven't watched Million Dollar Baby or Ray and have no immediate plans to do so if ever.
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