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It took a global pandemic for them to devise an interesting ceremony. I'm enjoying this, even if no one else is.

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I am so glad that Emerald Fennell won for Best Screeplay. The woman seems to be a force, since she was great acting in "Call the Midwife," is an author, and now a film creator. I wonder what her mother thought of her life goal at 8 years old, "to write books about murder!"

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Pixar wins an Animation Oscar. Quelle surprise! Always root for Pete Docter though, local boy done good.

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Soul wins and continues both Pixar and Disney's domination in this category.  Looks like you have to be Shrek or Spider-Man to beat them.

Wolfwalkers did look interesting and I heard great things about it.  That's why you need to show more clips!

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They really should have shown clips from the shorts or at least gave a mention of what they were about. The winners speech for Two Distant Strangers was perfectly appropriate for the film, it was not a non-sequitor as people who haven’t seen it are thinking. 

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2 minutes ago, DollEyes said:

The Derek Chauvins who come way too close to getting away with murder are offensive.

On-topic, the speech from the winners for Whatever Happens I Love You were fabulous.

 

This is about the Oscars, not Derek Chauvin.

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I was hoping Wolfwalkers would win. I still prefer something that resembles cel animation

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10 minutes ago, thuganomics85 said:

Shoutout to Joey Badass!  Haven't heard that on the Oscars before!

That's the name of the actor who played the person who got shot over and over and over again a la Groundhog day.

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Just now, susannah said:

This is about the Oscars, not Derek Chauvin.

The short that won was about the police killing Black men.

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I am finding whoever is doing the voiceover announcements hilarious. I wonder if those have the same writer as all nominee speeches.

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2 minutes ago, Dr.OO7 said:

It took a global pandemic for them to devise an interesting ceremony. I'm enjoying this, even if no one else is.

So much better than the SAGs, and a big step up from the Globes. I think The Grammys were very good overall, but outdoor awards on a rooftop was mired by regular traffic and airplanes flying overhead. 

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5 minutes ago, UMAngela said:

You may not be aware (this is a place where showing clips may have helped), but the winning short film, Two Distant Strangers, is about the death of Black Americans at the hands of the police. 

Ty for advising.  As someone noted, its still offensive.  Have family members  in law enforcement.  Not everyone is a bad cop.   So glad no one clapped. 

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12 minutes ago, ebk57 said:

Seems so.  The NYT said something like "newly streamlined" sound award.  I did not read the details, though.

They announced last year that they were going to merge them after years of many grumbling that voters obviously didn't know the difference between Sound Editing and Mixing anyway. 

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Deleted since I don't really want to start a debate here.

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1 minute ago, Diana Berry said:

Ty for advising.  As someone noted, its still offensive.  Have family members  in law enforcement.  Not everyone is a bad cop.   So glad no one clapped. 

It's not offensive if it's the truth?

Anyway, I can't believe they thought animated shorts was the time to bring in clips.

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1 minute ago, KaveDweller said:

I am finding whoever is doing the voiceover announcements hilarious. I wonder if those have the same writer as all nominee speeches.

Probably Randy Thomas who has done the VO for years now and most certainly scripted.

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In a year in which everyone is talking about not knowing or seeing the Oscar nominated films it makes no sense not to show clips. Just none whatsoever,  especially when you realize this is still at its core a promotional vehicle for the industry and their films. 

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1 minute ago, Diana Berry said:

Ty for advising.  As someone noted, its still offensive.  Have family members  in law enforcement.  Not everyone is a bad cop.   So glad no one clapped. 

I agree. There are over a million police officers in this country. They aren't all bad. I think everyone who thinks so should have to walk in their shoes and see how difficult it is for them.

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20 minutes ago, susannah said:
22 minutes ago, DollEyes said:

"The police will kill 3 people" is arguably the quote of the night.

It's offensive.

I agree, so they should stop killing people.

Happy that If Anything Happens... won.

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1 minute ago, mtlchick said:

Has it been 35 years since Marlee Matlin won?!

Hell, it's been twenty years since she's been on The West Wing.

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16 minutes ago, Dr.OO7 said:

It took a global pandemic for them to devise an interesting ceremony. I'm enjoying this, even if no one else is.

Honestly, it's really the lack of clips of the nominees' work that I think is truly hurting the show. I personally like the intimate look and feel, much as I enjoyed it for the Grammys.

But you know what the Grammys had, clips of the nominees' songs (well and musical performances of course). Again, this is a show to celebrate the achievement in filmmaking and they're not showing anything from said films. 

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2 minutes ago, mtlchick said:

Has it been 35 years since Marlee Matlin won?!

Her dress is GORGEOUS!

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8 minutes ago, Diana Berry said:

Ty for advising.  As someone noted, its still offensive.  Have family members  in law enforcement.  Not everyone is a bad cop.   So glad no one clapped. 

Well, it would be a little odd for people to clap.

"the police kill three people every day."

*applause, cheers*

Yeah, you don't really applaud that. It doesn't mean that they disagreed.

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24 minutes ago, Nordly Beaumont said:

I didn't love Sound of Metal as much as I thought I would, but the sound design really was brilliant. So YAY for them!

Sound and Riz Ahmed's performance were the tow stand outs in the film.  It had major issue with the representation of the deaf community and the experience of getting a cochlear implant, but it really would be hard to beat for sound. 

15 minutes ago, Cotypubby said:

The film was a time loop in which a Black man is continually killed by a cop...

It was such a haunting film.  So well done across the board.

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Just now, thuganomics85 said:

Hey, they're actually clips now for Best Documentary too, so... progress?

I just remembered that they showed us clips of the International Features (remember dancing Mads?  Seems like it was 5000 years ago...)

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3 minutes ago, truthaboutluv said:

Honestly, it's really the lack of clips of the nominees' work that I think is truly hurting the show. I personally like the intimate look and feel, much as I enjoyed it for the Grammys. But you know what the Grammys had, clips of the nominees' songs. Again, this is a show to celebrate the achievement in filmmaking and they're not showing anything from said films. 

I agree. I actually really like the format. It's the lack of clips that's rather appalling. 

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I know it’s supposed to be an important moment when the octopus reaches out but that’s exactly why I don’t go into the ocean. Tentacles are scary. 

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4 minutes ago, truthaboutluv said:

Honestly, it's really the lack of clips of the nominees' work that I think is truly hurting the show. I personally like the intimate look and feel, much as I enjoyed it for the Grammys. But you know what the Grammys had, clips of the nominees' songs. Again, this is a show to celebrate the achievement in filmmaking and they're not showing anything from said films. 

Also the lack of performances. The Grammy's and Tony's always have excellent performances. Not here. As I said, we have a bunch of TED talks.

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2 minutes ago, susannah said:

Her dress is GORGEOUS!

Agree it's my favourite look of the night. Margot Robbie's is a close second but I hate her hair.

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Can there be an award not about a documentary like I feel like it’s been the same award for an hour now.

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I really thought that Crip Camp was going to win when I noticed the stage had a ramp built into it.

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Damn, I guess I'll have to see "My Octopus Teacher" which I've actively avoided due to my great enjoyment of Tako Nigiri...

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I will never again think that it is a bad thing for the orchestra to cut into the acceptance speeches. 

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The Oscars usually love a montage. Seriously, there was the year they had like 10 during the show. This would have been a great format for a few awesome montages. 

eta: Also, if anyone cares, I am so far a perfect score in my predictions. Thank you very much...

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Just now, kib said:

Damn, I guess I'll have to see "My Octopus Teacher" which I've actively avoided due to my great enjoyment of Tako Nigiri...

Save the 85 minutes and watch a nature documentary instead. It will be infinitely better than that awful movie.

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Just now, truthaboutluv said:

The Oscars usually love a montage. Seriously, there was the year they had like 10 during the show. This would have been a great format for a few awesome montages. 

eta: Also, if anyone cares, I am so far a perfect score in my predictions. Thank you very much...

Impressive with your score! My husband and son always do predictions and my son is winning but has missed three so far.

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1 minute ago, Slade347 said:

 

Save the 85 minutes and watch a nature documentary instead. It will be infinitely better than that awful movie.

Heh, I was just Zooming with someone this afternoon who lurved it.

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Wolfwalkers is just a delight.  I can't say how Soul is, as I've not seen it, but Wolfwalkers is a dream.

Awwww I was pulling for Crip Camp, but I dig the alien, oops I mean octopus.   

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