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Your Thoughts & Reactions from Academy Awards
« on: Mar 05, 2006, 11:30 PM »
Crash???? best picture????? pissed off!!!!  i knew it...the academy wasn't really to vote for a gay film... >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

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Re: Your Thoughts & Reactions from Academy Awards
« Reply #1 on: Mar 05, 2006, 11:32 PM »
Annie Proulx was in attendance @ the Oscars.  Why didn't the cameras shine briefly on this Pulitzer Prize-winning author when she was mentioned by Diana Ossana?  Hell, the cameras flashed to the obscure spouses of other award winners.  I'm mad.  I really wanted to see her face.

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Re: Your Thoughts & Reactions from Academy Awards
« Reply #2 on: Mar 05, 2006, 11:38 PM »
Well BBM won 3 out of 8...can't be that bad?
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Re: Your Thoughts & Reactions from Academy Awards
« Reply #3 on: Mar 05, 2006, 11:40 PM »
I am angry.

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Re: Your Thoughts & Reactions from Academy Awards
« Reply #4 on: Mar 05, 2006, 11:44 PM »
I think that many of us are going to write to the Academy awards..well I know I will.

Do you think that they ever had to face this, the hatred and dissapointment of the public?
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Re: Your Thoughts & Reactions from Academy Awards
« Reply #5 on: Mar 05, 2006, 11:45 PM »
I don't know but I'm going to write them as well.
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Re: Your Thoughts & Reactions from Academy Awards
« Reply #6 on: Mar 05, 2006, 11:45 PM »
All I can say, homophobes. They are ALL OLD, wonder why..! I'm verry angry!

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Re: Your Thoughts & Reactions from Academy Awards
« Reply #7 on: Mar 05, 2006, 11:46 PM »
Disappointed, yes, but not annihilated.  Brokeback is the story of an era and will continue beyond tonight.  It is the story of now.  And now. 


                                             And now.


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Re: Your Thoughts & Reactions from Academy Awards
« Reply #8 on: Mar 05, 2006, 11:47 PM »
I am going to organize a campaign to have our voice heard.
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Re: Your Thoughts & Reactions from Academy Awards
« Reply #9 on: Mar 05, 2006, 11:47 PM »
i'm in a shock!!

this is the saddest day of my whole life!!
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BrokeBack Mountain is the BEST! It has won the Oscar of my heart!

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Re: Your Thoughts & Reactions from Academy Awards
« Reply #10 on: Mar 05, 2006, 11:47 PM »
Huh?!... Ang Lee won as Best Director but the movie he directed (Brokeback Mountain) didn't win as Best Picture?!... What was that?!... All I know is, if a director won as the Best Directpr, its obvious that the movie he directed will be the Best Picture... What happen?!... urgh!>;(

Oh weL, at Least BBM won 3 Academy Awards!... BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN RULES!C=

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Re: Your Thoughts & Reactions from Academy Awards
« Reply #11 on: Mar 05, 2006, 11:47 PM »
Bomabard them with letters. They'll know how retarded they are. I posted this already but heres what I sent:


Congradulations.

You have made the worst choice possible for Best Picture. Everyone knows Brokeback Mountain deserved to win Best Picture because it was the BEST PICTURE OF THE YEAR. It is a groundbreaking film and it shames me that the Academy did not recognize it as Best Picture. It seems that homophobia runs deep in the Academy and I vow to never watch another Academy Awards Show and I think of this insitution as a sham and a MEANINGLESS award, because the TRUE WINNERS are the ones that don't win because of certain individuals own personal bias. Wake up, it is the 21st century. Every other major insitution chose Brokeback Mountain. The Golden Globes and BAFTAS for example, just to name a few.

I am sickened by your intolerance and I hope you realize that no one regards an Academy Award as an honour any longer because of rediculous situations like this.

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Re: Your Thoughts & Reactions from Academy Awards
« Reply #12 on: Mar 05, 2006, 11:48 PM »
I am going to organize a campaign to have our voice heard.

yes please yes!! i'll do anything to have our voice heared!! homophobic bastards!!!!
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Re: Your Thoughts & Reactions from Academy Awards
« Reply #13 on: Mar 05, 2006, 11:49 PM »
I'm so sick of homophobes
so sad and ignorant
so done with wishing they will leave
Said I'm so sick of homophobes
so old and slow
so why can't I kill them all?

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I'm maybe too mad, but hell.. Crash? If other movies won, I will don't care but.. CRASH?

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Re: Your Thoughts & Reactions from Academy Awards
« Reply #14 on: Mar 05, 2006, 11:49 PM »
I am going to organize a campaign to have our voice heard.

thankx..we need to let them know!
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Re: Your Thoughts & Reactions from Academy Awards
« Reply #15 on: Mar 05, 2006, 11:50 PM »
I am going to organize a campaign to have our voice heard.

Thank you! They need to hear it!
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Re: Your Thoughts & Reactions from Academy Awards
« Reply #16 on: Mar 06, 2006, 12:13 AM »
Friends, that could have been worse.

No acting awards, being honnest that was expected.

Gustavo got the award for the best score, that was the bonus.

Dianna and Larry got the award for the best adapted screenplay, that was expected.

Same for Ang, Best Director (no minor award BTW for best Director)

Best Film was never granted.... I hate the Academy Awards!  But, It was never granted.

Just heal yourselves, we all know BBM is a milestone in movie history, Casablanca was ignored too after all.  Who remember the winner the year Casablanca lost?
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Re: Your Thoughts & Reactions from Academy Awards
« Reply #17 on: Mar 06, 2006, 12:21 AM »
Is this a situation in which Hollywood felt the need to shine the light on blacks and gays?

So they split the awards almost evenly between the two groups?   
Or is it more a situation where Hollywood felt it hasn't given enough to the black community over the years so gave it best picture?

I think Oprah had a lot to do with Crash winning perhaps as she talked about her "Crash moments", etc.


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Re: Your Thoughts & Reactions from Academy Awards
« Reply #18 on: Mar 06, 2006, 12:32 AM »
oh I'm a bit disappointed it didn't win Best Picture, but otherwise fair's fair - it was the best directed film, had a deservingly haunting and emotive score, and was a brilliant screenplay adaption of a short story. 

THREE Academy Awards...nothing to be angry about. 

To be honest I didn't expect Heath to win Best Actor but I felt sure Jake would have won best supporting actor.

Whilst I loved Brokeback, after the fifth viewing I could see that it didn't quite have the "aura" of a best picture as many people left wondering what all the fuss was about.  Personally it's the most beautiful film ever made, but for a cross section of the community they were non-plussed.

Still, I think in 10 years time people will still be left with the impression of Brokeback Mountain and everyone will be asking "Crash what?".  Brokeback was the biggest box office drawcard of the year.  It's a landmark movie, Oscar or not.
Now it can be hyped as "winner of three academy awards".  Let's not get angry.
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Re: Your Thoughts & Reactions from Academy Awards
« Reply #19 on: Mar 06, 2006, 12:36 AM »
Like the rest of you,  I was terribly disheartened that BBM didn't win best pic. I thought the win would get those 'on the fencers' to see this incredible film, and be changed because of it. CRASH will not make a difference in anyone's life.  We all know that BBM is a much better film than CRASH. CRASH will die and be forgotten. BBM will endure as the classic love story that it is.

It is our responsibility to keep this movie alive forever. Buy the DVD, talk about it to friends, quote from  it, and refer to it whenever you can.


I think that's the least that we can do for a film that has done so much for us!

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Re: Your Thoughts & Reactions from Academy Awards
« Reply #20 on: Mar 06, 2006, 12:39 AM »
I am going to organize a campaign to have our voice heard.

Yes, please!
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Re: Your Thoughts & Reactions from Academy Awards
« Reply #21 on: Mar 06, 2006, 12:39 AM »
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Now it can be hyped as "winner of three academy awards".  Let's not get angry.

Thanks jagrafess, it's not a time to be angry.  Well said!
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Re: Your Thoughts & Reactions from Academy Awards
« Reply #22 on: Mar 06, 2006, 12:46 AM »
Yes...to all my dear members, it is not the time to be angry.

Think of BBM (Annie, Ang, Heath, Jack, Michelle, Diana, Larry and all others) for what they have to go through tonight, they need our support more than ever. 
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Re: Your Thoughts & Reactions from Academy Awards
« Reply #23 on: Mar 06, 2006, 12:54 AM »
Ooooh what i'd give to be across the pacific at a post-awards party helping to "support" Jakey in his sexy tux. LOL.
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Re: Your Thoughts & Reactions from Academy Awards
« Reply #24 on: Mar 06, 2006, 12:55 AM »
I am not angry..I am disapointed...maybe my hopes were to high...I do not blame Crash , I just wish people had seen  BBM like I did, and had been affected like we all did.

BBM has won the Oscar of my heart!!!
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Re: Your Thoughts & Reactions from Academy Awards
« Reply #25 on: Mar 06, 2006, 01:06 AM »
it might be tempting to use one of jack's famous quotes:  'this is a goddam bitch of an unsatisfactory situation.'

but, truth be told, bbm was nominated for many wonderful awards, and that is wonderful.

and bbm won 3, which is awesome.

these are good things...let's not make them into something less than wonderful.

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Re: Your Thoughts & Reactions from Academy Awards
« Reply #26 on: Mar 06, 2006, 01:09 AM »
it might be tempting to use one of jack's famous quotes:  'this is a goddam bitch of an unsatisfactory situation.'

but, truth be told, bbm was nominated for many wonderful awards, and that is wonderful.

and bbm won 3, which is awesome.

these are good things...let's not make them into something less than wonderful.

but we were robbed!! i was so sure BBM would win Best Picture!! it doesn't matter to me but it does to those homophobic losers everywhere!
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Re: Your Thoughts & Reactions from Academy Awards
« Reply #27 on: Mar 06, 2006, 01:13 AM »
Friends, that could have been worse.

No acting awards, being honnest that was expected.

Gustavo got the award for the best score, that was the bonus.

Dianna and Larry got the award for the best adapted screenplay, that was expected.

Same for Ang, Best Director (no minor award BTW for best Director)

Best Film was never granted.... I hate the Academy Awards!  But, It was never granted.

Just heal yourselves, we all know BBM is a milestone in movie history, Casablanca was ignored too after all.  Who remember the winner the year Casablanca lost?

Friends, I'm quoting myslef, please.... Heal, heal, Heal, heal, Heal, heal, Heal, heal.

What counts is history!

No one will recall Crash in 20 years.  BBM will be remembered.
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Re: Your Thoughts & Reactions from Academy Awards
« Reply #28 on: Mar 06, 2006, 01:14 AM »
it might be tempting to use one of jack's famous quotes:  'this is a goddam bitch of an unsatisfactory situation.'

but, truth be told, bbm was nominated for many wonderful awards, and that is wonderful.

and bbm won 3, which is awesome.

these are good things...let's not make them into something less than wonderful.

Good one, honestjoe, and good point, too.  I'm disappointed, sure, as many people around the world right now are.  But I am ever so grateful that this movie was made...that it has been received as it has (how many articles have been written, how many reviews?  thousands!  do a quick google).  From Proulx masterful short story to the movie's soundtrack, this experience has been an incredible gift to so many people.

It will continue to be.  No doubt.
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Re: Your Thoughts & Reactions from Academy Awards
« Reply #29 on: Mar 06, 2006, 01:21 AM »
Oscar is only an *American* award. We have so many wonderful members around the world affected by this wonderful movie. That is what we are here for and what this forum is for. BBM is the most nominated movie and history will be the best judge.



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