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Thoughts on the Oscar nominations for 2020… looks good this year… will I watch? Thinking about it…

Well the Oscar nominations came out for this year and they look surprisingly good. I haven’t watched the Oscars in like several years or more for a few reasons: 1) Hollywood won’t stop getting political 2) The nominations has been shit lately. This year the nominations are looking pretty decent, in my opinion.

The “Joker” movie scored the most nominations and it actually scored a “Best Picture” nomination which is really surprising. The Oscars has never been too friendly with comic book films and violent films so for the Oscars to be all over “Joker” is kind of weird. It’s cool, though. I haven’t seen “Joker” yet but I bought the BluRay for the “Joker” movie last week and I will get to that film sometime this week. I’ll watch it tomorrow night probably.

Anyhow, the other Best Picture nominations for this year looks good… only ones I’ve seen out of the Best Pictures are “Once Upon a Time In Hollywood”, “Marriage Story” and “The Irishman”.

I just watched “Marriage Story” on Netflix last night and it was alright. Not actually the best movie of 2019 like everyone was buzzing about but it was pretty good. Nothing I’ll watch over and over but I thought the best part about “Marriage Story” was Adam Driver’s performance which he actually got nominated for that role. I would like for Adam to win an Oscar for that role but Joaquin Phoenix is probably gonna get the Best Male Lead for “Joker”.

I’m happy that Tom Hanks got nominated for his Mr. Rogers, “It’s a Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood” movie. It does look like Tom Hanks maybe winning his 3rd Oscar ’cause that was a really good performance. I saw the Mr. Rogers movie in theater and LOVED IT.

I’m glad “The Irishman” got some nominations ’cause that was a fucking awesome movie. Loved that one and I’m happy for Quentin Tarantino that he’s in the Oscars spotlight again. “Once Upon a Time In Hollywood” was great too and I predict Quentin might win for Best Original Screenplay for that one.

Was there any snubs for this year’s Oscars that I was disappointed in? Well the only snub I can think of was that Adam Sandler was snubbed for his role in “Uncut Gems”. I saw “Uncut Gems” last week as well… it was a pretty good film but Adam Sandler’s role in that film was the best part about it. I think it’s a shame Sandler got ignored and that was one of his best performances.

I’ve noticed “The Lighthouse” movie with Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe didn’t get too much nominations hardly at all. I’m gonna get to “The Lighthouse” movie this week ’cause I rented it through Google Play so looking forward to that one. I heard “The Lighthouse” is real good and getting a lot of award buzz but it seems it has gotten ignored by the Academy pretty much. “The Lighthouse” movie only got nominated for Best Cinematography category which kind of sucks. I do want to see that film and been wanting to see it for a while. Looks good.

https://oscar.go.com/news/nominations/oscar-nominations-2020-list-nominees-by-category

Other than that, the Oscars looks good this time and I might actually watch this one. Yeah, there’s probably gonna be a lot of politics and Trump bashing but I’ll do my best to ignore all that. I’m just curious to see what’s gonna win Best Picture, Best Leading Male actor and Best Supporting Male Actor. I want Tom Hanks to win for the Mr. Rogers role and I really think he’s gonna get it. Joaquin Phoenix is probably gonna win for “Joker” and I wanna see him win that one too.

I haven’t seen “Joker” yet but gonna get around to it tomorrow night. I know “Joker” is the most talked about movie of the year and I’ve never gotten around to seeing it in theater so I bought it on BluRay.

Will “Joker” end up being the first comic book movie to win a “Best Picture” award? I don’t know but it will be amazing so we’ll see. Cross our fingers for now.

Kev

Yes, I ended up watching the Oscars last night and it was pretty decent… pretty good show actually!!!!

I’ve stayed away from watching the Oscar awards for the past several years. Why? Simply because they’ve gone too political lately. I’ve been boycotting the Oscars for a long while and decided to watch last night.  I was a little worried that the Oscars would go political again this year. They did go “political” but not as bad as in the past. Spike Lee talked trash about Trump even though he didn’t bring up Trump’s name but the Trump bashing wasn’t that bad last night. It was a pretty calm show for the most part.

I was surprised the Oscars opened the show with Queen performing. That was actually great. I’m a huge fan of Queen but not a huge fan of Adam Lambert fronting them, though. Don’t like Adam’s singing but Queen performed good.

I wanted to watch the Oscars last night ’cause I wanted to see if “Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse” was going to win Best Animated Picture (which it did) and wanted to see if “Green Book” wins Best Picture (and it did). I’m glad Mahershala Ali won for his role in “Green Book” too. I’m also happy for Remi Malek for winning for “Bohemian Rhapsody” as I also loved that film. The winners went to the right people and I was happy how the results turned out to be.

As for the live performances go, I loved Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga performing together. I thought that was really great and I do love the song “Shallow”. I have the “Star Is Born” soundtrack on my Ipod. It’s a great soundtrack.

The Oscars proved last night that they don’t need a host to run a show. While it wasn’t a bad show last night, the fashion on the celebrities seem to be getting worse each year, though.

I haven’t watched the Oscars in a long while and it was interesting to see how the Oscars are now.

I’m just happy that “Green Book” won BEST PICTURE and glad “Black Panther” didn’t get it. That’s the best thing that happened at the Oscars last night. “Green Book” really was a great film and it is Best Picture worthy. I saw that film in theater and loved it. Plan on getting the film on Blu Ray soon ’cause it comes out on Blu Ray next week on March 5th. I’m definitely picking up a copy.

I thought the Oscars was pretty good last night and they’re slowly getting better. Glad I watched.

Kev

Does “Black Panther” deserve to be praised as the best movie ever made? No, it wasn’t all that great and I believe all the praise is all political, nothing more…

So “Black Panther” just got the Best Picture nomination at the Golden Globes this year so this means that “Black Panther” will probably get the Best Picture nomination at the Oscars too. I am predicting that “Black Panther” will probably win both awards for sure, no matter what happens.

Like the title of this topic says, does the film “Black Panther” deserve all of these high praises and over hyping it as the best movie ever made? No, it absolutely does not. I went and saw it myself at the theater and did not think it was all that great. The film had some good moments. It had some pretty good action scenes but that’s about it. Most of the film was a mess to me and it was pretty boring mostly. It had all kinds of writing problems and the acting wasn’t that great either. I just didn’t get it.

I just don’t understand why everyone is over hyping this film like if it’s the “Best movie ever”. No way this is the best movie ever made. They tried to do the same with “Mad Max: Fury Road” and I hated that film so much and still do.

Why does the movie industry have to choose what movie is “the best” and force their opinion down our throats? It’s been happening a lot lately. Why can’t we, us movie fans decide what film is “the best”? We used to be able to do that but nowadays it seems like the movie industry forces their opinion down our throats. Sadly, most people are agreeing that “Black Panther” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” are the best movies ’cause they are so naive and some just like to agree with everything the media says when they don’t need to.

“Black Panther” is being over hyped as the “best film” ever made ’cause in my opinion, it’s all politically motivated obviously. Remember the Oscars “too white” movement? It’s still going on apparently. That’s what it’s all about. The movie industry wants to give something to the black community. The award shows wants people to know that the black community can have talent in the movies and they don’t want you to forget that. The movie industry wants to make more movies aimed toward the black community audience so they can win more awards. They don’t want to be left out of the award scene. That’s why you’re seeing more blacks and more diversity at award shows nowadays. You see, it’s all political motivated… mostly about race and all that stuff.

I know someone is gonna come around and call me a racist and all that stuff like a typical liberal would do but hey, I enjoy movies that are mostly aimed toward a black audience. There are a lot of black actors and actresses that I love. There are a lot of black movies that I love such as: “Malcolm X”, “The Color Purple, “Boys in Da Hood”, “Straight Outta Compton”, “Get Out”, “Coming to America”, “Menace II Society”, “New Jack City”, “Barbershop”, “Harlem Nights”, “Shaft”, etc. The list goes on and on. It’s just that “Black Panther” wasn’t a great movie. Doesn’t deserve all this hype.

I still think “A Star Is Born” with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga was the best movie of the year. I didn’t like “Black Panther” and sticking with my opinion.

Kev

I didn’t watch the Oscars last night like most… but they only did 4 things right…

Yep, like most people I skipped the Oscars last night just like I did last year. It’s a shame ’cause I used to enjoy the Oscars, but they seem to be getting worse each year. Yeah, The Oscars going political is a major problem, but that’s not the only problem with the Oscars. They have more problems like their nominations are always terrible every year and this year is the worst with their nominations! The only films I saw out of the nominations for “Best Picture” this year were: “Dunkirk”, “Get Out” and “Lady Bird”. The rest of ’em I haven’t even seen. The only other movie I want to see out of the Best Picture nominations is the film “Darkest Hour”. That’s another film that interests me and I want to see it. I’m planning to pick up the BluRay for “Darkest Hour” when I hit Best Buy this week.

With that being said, the Oscars did 4 things right when giving away awards last night. I was happy when the Oscars gave Gary Oldman his first award. Surprisingly enough, Gary Oldman never won an Oscar before until now. That man is a very talented actor. He’s one of the best and I’m glad he finally got an Oscar. That was long over due. Jordan Peele winning the Oscar for “Best Original ScreenPlay” on the “Get Out” movie was the right move ’cause the writing for that movie was really good. “Get Out” was a really good movie except the only thing I didn’t like about it was all the Obama worship but what do you expect from liberal Hollywood, hey? Other than that, “Get Out” was a great psychological horror film. I actually liked it a lot and watched it a couple of times. The other two things the Academy got right was giving awards to Blade Runner: 2049 for “Best Cinematography” and “Best Visual Effects”. These were the things that the Oscars got right last night, but all the other awards given last night were terrible.

It doesn’t surprise me that the TV ratings for this year’s Oscars are at an all time low. The Oscars were down 16% from last year’s Oscars. The Oscars get worse every year ’cause of the liberal propaganda and bad shows. Bad nomination choices is another factor of why the ratings are so low. Again, I used to love the Oscars, but Hollywood is going downhill pretty fast. It’s a shame ’cause I am a huge movie buff as you all know. I love watching movies ’cause it’s one of my favorite hobbies.

I’m glad I didn’t watch last night. I too had no interest in Hollywood lecturing us how much they despise Trump and ramming their liberal propaganda down our throats. I’m fed up with all that too. When will they learn that politics and entertainment don’t mix? Instead, I watched the movie “Casino” w/ Robert De Niro on Netflix which was even better. Fuck the Oscars. I’m completely done with award shows. I don’t watch any of them anymore.

Kev

My take on the awkward ending of Best Picture win of the Oscars last night… it wasn’t a mistake… they did a last minute switch to avoid being called “racist” again… Period???

So I actually watched the Oscars last night. Yes, I watched the whole show. I’m going to give a brief review of the show in a bit but first I want to talk about the awkward “Best Picture” win from last night.

So here we go…I don’t know if you caught this or not but if you watch the video above very carefully, as the film crew of “La La Land” started to give their acceptance speeches… you can see an Oscars producer with a headset on walk in the middle of the crowd. If you watch carefully you can see the guy with the headset on, switching envelopes with the “La La Land” director, Damien Chazelle. As the Oscars producer switches envelopes with Damien, you can tell that Damien knew what was going on ’cause he wasn’t looking down as envelopes was being switched. Damien was pretending that none of this was happening. Seems to me that the cast and crew already knew what was going on ahead of time ’cause they had worried looks on their faces when the Oscar producers showed up on stage with another envelope.

The producer of “La La Land” Jordan Horowitz looks absolutely pissed and upset when he kept saying “This is not a joke, Moonlight wins Best Picture”… then he took the envelope from Warren Beatty and held it up for everyone to see.

Warren Beatty blamed himself for the mistake and tried to admit that he read it wrong but it wasn’t a mistake, in my opinion. The whole thing definitely seemed “orchestrated”. I think “La La Land” was originally going to win “Best Picture”, that was the plan but the Oscar producers did a last minute switch so they can avoid getting called “racist”. Doing a last minute switch so they won’t upset the race baiters and the black community. Everybody’s claiming it was a “mistake” but it definitely wasn’t. It’s either the Oscars producers was trying to avoid upsetting the race baiters or the race baiters complained to the Academy when they heard that “La La Land” was going to win. That’s what I think what happened. If “La La Land” won Best Picture instead of “Moonlight”, the Academy would have gotten another backlash so they did a last minute switch to save themselves.

Anyway, on with the Oscars show itself…. a brief review of it, I was trying to figure out if I was watching the BET Awards or the Oscars. Last night was the black community’s night for sure. Mostly black people won awards and presented awards like I’ve been predicting for a while. I knew the blacks were going to win most everything. Hope you’re happy, Al Sharpton and Barack Obama.

I’m not even interested in seeing “La La Land” and “Moonlight” anyways. Both movies look terrible, in my opinion so I’ll probably avoid seeing those.

The only good thing that I actually liked about the Oscars was Sting giving a tribute to journalist James Foley who was killed by Isis. I was surprised that when Dev Petel was introducing Sting to sing the song, he used “Isis” instead of “Isil”. Liberals don’t like to use the name ISIS when it comes to talking about that terrorist group. I was surprised they did a tribute to James Foley which was more of a “conservative” view than liberal. So Sting might be conservative and Trump supporter? Who knows. That was a great performance though.

While they did an okay job with the “In Memoriam” segment they did snub a few: Gary Shandling, Richard Hatch and Miguel Ferrer. They deserved to be in there too but I didn’t see them. A shame.

Of course, most of the Oscars was way too political. The opening Jimmy Kimmel speech was nothing but Trump bashing. Most of the award presenters and award winners bashed the hell out of Trump too.

Most of the Oscars was celebrities crying about “diversity” and shit like that… claiming how they’re so divided under Trump. Man, I tell ya’, yeah we’re a divided nation as a country but if you think it’s Trump’s fault and not Obama’s then you’re definitely out of touch. It’s interesting how no one complained about how divided we are under Obama as president but now everybody is talking about it under Trump. Amazing how “one-sided” people are with their opinions.

Yeah, the Oscars last night was terrible but I only watched it for laughs and that’s it.

Kev

 

Will more celebs at the Oscars come out in support of Trump after the Joy Villa MAGA dress incident?

A lot of people are expecting a lot of Trump bashing at the Oscars and there probably will be but I’m thinking not all of it will be Trump bashing. After the Joy Villa MAGA dress incident at the Grammy’s, do you think more celebs will come out in support of Trump? Whether on the red carpet or during the Oscars show itself, I think a few more movie stars will come out in support of Trump. Who knows who may that be?

Mel Gibson himself seems to be a Trump supporter even though he hasn’t been vocal about it but Mel has been caught giving a dirty look when Meryl Streep was bashing Trump at the Golden Globes. Mel seemed to be disgusted with Meryl bashing Trump at the Globes. Maybe Mel will speak for his support of Trump at the Oscars this weekend, who knows?

We’ll have to wait and see what happens. I think it’ll be cool if more celebs would come out in support of Trump at the Oscars to piss off liberal Hollywood even more. That would be funny as hell!

Kev

Will Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge” actually win Best Picture??? It would be amazing if Mel Gibson would get it but I doubt he would…

I know I’ve said I was gonna skip the Oscars and boycott earlier in the past but I think I changed my mind. I’m probably gonna end up watching it anyways this Sunday ’cause I’m pretty curious on who the “Best Picture” award is gonna go to. The three top choices that the “Best Picture” award could go to either: “Hacksaw Ridge”, “Moonlight” or “La La Land”. I haven’t seen all of the “Best Picture” nominations at the Oscars this year. The only movies I’ve seen out of the “Best Picture” nominees were “Arrival” and “Hell or High Water” but I haven’t seen the rest of them. “Arrival” and “Hell or High Water” are both excellent movies but I don’t think they’re gonna win at all. “Hacksaw Ridge” has a pretty good chance but I doubt that will win ’cause that film is too “patriotic” and it’s about “war” which will be too much for liberal Hollywood to handle. So my bet the “Best Picture” award will probably go to “Moonlight” or “La la Land”. The film “La La Land” is probably gonna get it.

If “Hacksaw Ridge” ends up getting “Best Picture” after all then that would be amazing and shocking. If “Hacksaw Ridge” wins, no doubt it will spark a backlash by liberals and the MSM ’cause of Mel Gibson. They would rip him to shreds if Mel Gibson won “Best Picture” for his film. Liberals would go, “Oh, how could the Academy reward a man who had a past with alcoholism and anti-semitism” blah blah blah blah. You get the deal. If “Hacksaw Ridge” wins, liberals would be outraged again.

The Oscars is gonna suck and no doubt, it will be full of liberal politics and Trump bashing for sure. I’m curious on who’s gonna get the Best Picture award.

I’m not even interested in the movie “La La Land” so I probably won’t see that one at all. Just doesn’t look interesting to me. Just another typical musical movie  nobody really cares about. I will get around to seeing “Hacksaw Ridge” though ’cause that movie does look really good. I love Mel Gibson movies. Yeah Mel has a lot of problems in real life but love him or hate him, you can’t deny that he is a talented man. He’s a good director and good actor too. He made some great films over the years especially “Braveheart”, “The Man Without a Face”, the Mad Max trilogy, the Lethal Weapon series, etc. I wish Mel Gibson good luck this weekend ’cause he’s gonna need it.

Kev