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24 January 2012 - 8:13pm

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I am not huge into award shows, especially now that there are so many that actors/stars us to sing praises to themselves. However, I have always been a big Academy Awards (Oscars) fan and a Grammy's fan. My brother and I used to watch the Oscars together, and he had a regular wealth of trivia when it came to the Academy Awards. He could tell you who and what movie won for many years past.

What do you think of the nominees? Are there any movies that should not be on that list or any that did not make the list that you would have liked to have seen there?

I really, really want The Help to win, but I am not sure what the predictions are yet. I also want Viola Davis to win for "The Help."

Typically, I haven't seen that many movies when the list comes out, and sometimes I don't get to view many until AFTER the awards show, but I am going to try to watch as many as I can before February 26, 2012.

What do you think of this list of nominees, friends? Have you seen many movies on the list? Do you plan to watch some of the listed movies?

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24 January 2012 - 11:16pm
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I am not going to be any help with this, sorry. I don't watch much tv. I rarely go to movies.

What good memories of sharing this activity with your brother. Smile

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25 January 2012 - 6:50am
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I think the Best Supporting Actress category is interesting, because two of my favorite characters from The Help are up against one another. I like to speculate/guess who is going to win, but I will wait until closer to the time, plus I have to watch a few more of the movies.

In the SAME category is Melissa McCarthy for Bridesmaids. That is going to be a tough one, but I would be surprised if she gets it.

One thing I do not like is how they added so many movies to the Best Picture category. They used to only have five (?) or so, and now there is like ten? I don't care for that.

Any other movie buffs out there? Smile

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I love movies but I can't say I really care much about the Oscars. I can't understand the fascination with awards shows.

But I tell you what I do like a competition, so how about we start a league or something to guess the winners in a few of the more popular categories? I am thinking 10 CLchips to enter the competition and the winner takes them all. You would have to nominate who you think will win each category like Best Pic, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor, Actress, Supporting Actress, Special Effects, and Animated Film.

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27 January 2012 - 10:10am
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I love movies but I can't say I really care much about the Oscars. I can't understand the fascination with awards shows.

But I tell you what I do like a competition, so how about we start a league or something to guess the winners in a few of the more popular categories? I am thinking 10 CLchips to enter the competition and the winner takes them all. You would have to nominate who you think will win each category like Best Pic, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor, Actress, Supporting Actress, Special Effects, and Animated Film.

What do you guys think? Would you be in it?

Sounds like a great idea for those who follow movies. Smile I have no idea who some of the new actors are even. Good luck to the winner. When is the Oscar show?

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27 January 2012 - 6:36pm
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I love movies but I can't say I really care much about the Oscars. I can't understand the fascination with awards shows.

But I tell you what I do like a competition, so how about we start a league or something to guess the winners in a few of the more popular categories? I am thinking 10 CLchips to enter the competition and the winner takes them all. You would have to nominate who you think will win each category like Best Pic, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor, Actress, Supporting Actress, Special Effects, and Animated Film.

What do you guys think? Would you be in it?

I would LOVE to do this, and I was even thinking about something like that (not for CL chips, but just for fun!) If we could get enough interested members. Maybe I will send a few PMs later to direct people here? Sounds like a lot of fun, CL-ED!

Like I said, I think they overdo the awards shows now, but this is the only one I never miss (and sometimes the Grammys).

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27 January 2012 - 6:36pm
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The awards are February 26, 2012.

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27 January 2012 - 6:40pm
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Oops! I am really sorry! I thought I posted the link with my first message, but looks like I overlooked that important detail, lol!

Here it is:

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/2012-oscar-nominees-full-list/story?...

I REALLY REALLY want to see this movie BEFORE the awards show (SO many good actors in this one!)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0477302/

There is even a silent film included in Best Picture ( a movie RARELY gets an 8.5 on IMDB - they are very stingy with their ratings):

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1655442/

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27 January 2012 - 10:35pm
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I do watch about 10 movies per week, however Its most documentary and WWII movies.. so My help would be only in this area since my knowledge of other areas is kinda slim..

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I do watch about 10 movies per week, however Its most documentary and WWII movies.. so My help would be only in this area since my knowledge of other areas is kinda slim..

Would you be interested in a pool, anyway? I mean you could do your research plus go with your "gut feelings." This is gambling, after all, lol. Any interest?

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Yeah in these kind of things where I don't know all the movies or actors I'll usually check out the betting sites to see who the favourites are.

(oops I just let my strategy slip...)

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28 January 2012 - 4:48am
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Oops! Shhhhh....I won't tell anyone! Wink

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28 January 2012 - 8:34am
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Yeah in these kind of things where I don't know all the movies or actors I'll usually check out the betting sites to see who the favourites are.

(oops I just let my strategy slip...)

Ha ha ha, I didn't even know that was a possibility! Thanks for the tip.

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I'm going to enter the pool! yeeah, really good idea, appreciations, dear CL friend Smile

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28 January 2012 - 9:15pm
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Thanks, SG! Let's get some more interest and participants, so we can do some gambling! Wink

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Ok sounds like we have a go. Start thinking about who you think will win the main categories and I'll create a dedicated thread for it on Monday. We have month until the Oscars so there is no need to rush.

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28 January 2012 - 11:10pm
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Sounds like a plan, CL-Ed. Thanks for the FUN idea. Smile

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I may have to read up and participate. Sounds like another fun competition. Smile

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well to be honest, sry Even if Im a big movie fan I really dont follow the Oscars so much since media here in Norway dosent make a big fuzz about it.. So Im opt out from this tread but will enjoy to read your thoughts about it all. Smile
Now Im going to watch a quite new Indonesian war movie! There is such a big treassure out there in Movies from other places then Hollywood! Tongue For ex Bollywood! Tongue hehe

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I've seen the movie, Hugo.... I think they will get the Best Picture

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well to be honest, sry Even if Im a big movie fan I really dont follow the Oscars so much since media here in Norway dosent make a big fuzz about it.. So Im opt out from this tread but will enjoy to read your thoughts about it all. Smile
Now Im going to watch a quite new Indonesian war movie! There is such a big treassure out there in Movies from other places then Hollywood! Tongue For ex Bollywood! Tongue hehe

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well to be honest, sry Even if Im a big movie fan I really dont follow the Oscars so much since media here in Norway dosent make a big fuzz about it.. So Im opt out from this tread but will enjoy to read your thoughts about it all. Smile
Now Im going to watch a quite new Indonesian war movie! There is such a big treassure out there in Movies from other places then Hollywood! Tongue For ex Bollywood! Tongue hehe

I'm not either very interested in Oscars, as I'm interested in more old movies, even hollywood old ones. But every year, I make my predictions or have a one or two movies nominated watched, then if they get any awards, I make my impressions about the whole Oscar awards Joking sounds foolish, I know Joking)

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lol.. will be very interesting to follow your predictions.. Somehow I wish Norwegian TV would talk more about the Oscars.. but hey I guess its the same with US tv.. Pep In USA hardly know that Norway exists.. same with Finland. Tongue And I dont blaim em at all Tongue

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Like I said, I think there are WAY too many awards shows going on now. How many opportunities do these people need to "sing praises to themselves?" I also don't like that they added so many movies to the Best Picture category, which they did a few years back. However, this is the only awards show that I do make it kind of a tradition to watch. I enjoy the clips from the documentary and short animation films, and also the foreign films, many of which I learn about on Oscar night.

One year my boys and I won a party pack and they sent us ballots and snacks and we had our own Academy Award night and made our predictions. It was fun. Smile

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I'd bet they added more movies to the nominations for marketing purposes. It allows the movies to be advertised as "nominated for 3 Oscars" etc.

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I'd bet they added more movies to the nominations for marketing purposes. It allows the movies to be advertised as "nominated for 3 Oscars" etc.

That could very well be true. Makes sense to me, CL-Ed!

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Yay! Thank you, CL-Ed! I hope we get lots of entries for some real competition. Smile

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CL-Ed, can we pin this to the top until it is over, and hopefully, we will get a few more entries?

Come on people, join in the fun competition. Who knows? You MAY win, and it is only 10 CL chips. Wink

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