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The Host – MacFarlane is the Only Thing People Can Talk About?

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It appears that Seth MacFarlane was too offensive for Oscar audiences. I was too busy paying attention to the offensive awards being given out and the charade of the whole thing at all I barely noticed MacFarlane.  Sometimes forget that it’s not Hollywood watching. It’s the public and the public want the dream machine. MacFarlane was apparently sexist, racist and unfunny.  Again, didn’t notice. Was too busy noticing how racist…

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Spielberg and Ang Lee, Losing the Battle, Winning the War

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I dig Richard Rushfield’s rumination on Hollywood’s love/hate with the king of the them all, Steven Spielberg (“Once again, the Best Picture prize slips from his hands. What does Hollywood have against its most successful resident?”) Two Oscars ain’t half bad for the king of them all so I figure, hey, he can go down in the record books with the greats. Most times, the greats don’t win.  I thought Ang…

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Two out of a Few of the Best Wins of the Night

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Old White Guys Prefer Hot Young Babes

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I know, sort of like saying green plants like sunlight. But nonetheless,  one of our readers, Phantom, lays out the (mostly) grim statistics. I remember Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil telling me that “this Emmanuelle Riva” talk was crazy and that the actresses win are CTLF. Contenders they’d like to…you get the idea.  There was no way Jennifer Lawrence was losing — her main competitors, all save one, were older than…

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Some of these are a little WTF. But you know in Hollywood you have to show up. You have to truss up and be seen or you won’t get work so many of them are just there to be there. That’s the one side of Hollywood that when I think on it too hard it gives me a stomach ache. More after the cut. Thanks to ONTD.  

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Jennifer Lawrence Meets The Jack

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I love this exchange for so many reasons. The first, Jennifer Lawrence telling Jack Nicholson “you’re being very rude.” And the second, her funny reaction after he leaves.  May she stay forever young. And here’s to hoping Nicholson doesn’t try to get him some of that.

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Hollywood Gives it up for the White People

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You really have to love a voting body, and industry, and BAFTA, and Globe, that takes the only film in the Best Picture lineup with a mostly black cast and gives their shiny toy statue to a white dude.  The two films with black characters at the Oscars were completely shut out — Beasts of the Southern Wild and Flight. Hey Hollywood, you don’t have to shout so loud. We…

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Affleck’s Speech

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“I was here 15 years ago or something, and I had no idea what I was doing. I was sitting out here in front of you all, really just a kid, and I went out and I never thought that I would be back here, and I am because of so many of you who are here tonight, because of this Academy, because of so many wonderful people who extended…

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Oscars 2012

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What a wild ride. I hope Oscar goes back to five. I don’t think my heart could take another year like this one. My parting thoughts: Life of Pi should have won Adapted Screenplay and Picture. Lincoln should have won Adapted Screenplay, Director and Picture. One or the other. I would have a hard time choosing between them. Ang Lee has now won two Best Director Oscars without Picture. First to…

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Life of Pi wins 4 Oscars, Argo takes 3 including BP

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  Best motion picture Argo, Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers Achievement in directing Life of Pi, Ang Lee Performance by an actor in a leading role Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln Performance by an actress in a leading role Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook Performance by an actor in a supporting role Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained Performance by an actress in a supporting role Anne Hathaway, in…