Your Oscar Ballot - Best Picture

Your Oscar Ballot - Best Picture

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1
3%
Blind Side
1
3%
District 9
1
3%
Education
3
8%
Hurt Locker
14
35%
Inglorious Basterds
8
20%
Precious
0
No votes
Serious Man
6
15%
Up
2
5%
Up In The Air
4
10%
 
Total votes: 40

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Postby rain Bard » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:42 am

I hope you're not being serious, barrybrooks. I always enjoy reading your musings. Don't let the strongly-presented opinions of certain posters here drive you off.

Unless someone submitted a prediction to Big Magilla by PM, I think you and I were the only two here to predict the Adapted Screenplay category correctly tonight. Clearly we were onto something the rest of these folks weren't.

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Postby barrybrooks8 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:15 pm

I can't just like or dislike a movie huh? It has to be quality. I guess The Last Station has more quality than say Watchmen then? I didnt know Oscar had to be about a perception than an opinion. I won't bother you all with my musings anymore.
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Postby Damien » Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:19 pm

The Original BJ wrote:Hahahaha, oh you guys. Damien means The Blind Side isn't a goddamn cartoon, because those aren't real movies.

And we have another winner! :D
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Postby Damien » Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:18 pm

FilmFan720 wrote:I think he was slamming Up for being a goddamn cartoon, not a "real movie"

Bingo! :D
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Postby FilmFan720 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:47 pm

As per the Oscars, I don't think you actually have to vote for all 10 slots...if you want to submit what you have, you can
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Postby ITALIANO » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:45 pm

rolotomasi99 wrote: However, the average Oscar voter probably fills out their ballot using the same criteria you cite: what entertained them the most.

Exactly. Though, of course, even finding The Blind Side "merely" entertaining says alot about a person.

I'm sorry I can't send my ballot (I haven't seen all the nominees). If I did, The Hurt Locker would have less chances of winning here - which will certainly happen.

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Postby The Original BJ » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:00 pm

Hahahaha, oh you guys. Damien means The Blind Side isn't a goddamn cartoon, because those aren't real movies.

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Postby FilmFan720 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:00 pm

I think he was slamming Up for being a goddamn cartoon, not a "real movie"
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Postby OscarGuy » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:56 pm

I think what he's talking about as a "real movie" is one which actually resolves itself neatly at the end. The Hurt Locker isn't an entirely conventional ending (nor is it that unconventional either), but you actually feel like something's been finished with The Blind Side whereas The Hurt Locker feels like it could have gone further.

But, that's my perception of what he means, not necessarily my personal opinion of it.
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Postby rolotomasi99 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:02 pm

Damien wrote:Blind Side is not number 10 on my list either. At least it's a real movie.

I have no idea what that means exactly, but it certainly makes me wonder less about why you dislike THE HURT LOCKER. If THE BLIND SIDE is a "real movie" than of course THE HURT LOCKER would not be good. It does not have any big stars, does not have a polished look to it, does not have an easy to follow three act structure, does not have a simple and obvious point or moral to its story, and worst of all it does not make you feel good at the end.

Damien, by praising THE BLIND SIDE you finally helped me understand why THE HURT LOCKER is a bad film. Using your standard (where THE BLIND SIDE merits as "real") than THE HURT LOCKER definitely fails. Hopefully enough people in the Academy disagrees with you.
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Postby rolotomasi99 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:54 pm

barrybrooks8 wrote:Then I guess I have no business doing so. I ranked it above Avatar and Up in the Air. I hated almost every minute of Up in the Air, and Avatar was IMO boring. I didn't care about the characters, the storyline, or the whining Navi. The Blind Side, yes, a glorified Lifetime movie, but at least I wasn't constanly rolling my eyes at empty characterizations and repeated scenes of people getting fired and all of them reacting the same way over and over again, or waiting desperately for a movie to end. If I made a list of my favorite movies of the year, no, The Blind Side wouldn't even be in the top 30.

It sounds like you are judging the listed films by which one entertained you most, while I was talking about which one was of the highest quality.

If I had an Oscar ballot, I would rank the nominated movies according to their quality. While DISTRICT 9 was more entertaining to me than PRECIOUS, A SERIOUS MAN, or AN EDUCATION, I did not think it was an all-around higher quality film than those three.

I have my problems with AVATAR and UP IN THE AIR as well, but I certainly think they are more well made than THE BLIND SIDE. However, the average Oscar voter probably fills out their ballot using the same criteria you cite: what entertained them the most.




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Postby Damien » Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:51 pm

Blind Side is not number 10 on my list either. At least it's a real movie.

And I'm not too impressed by the taste or critical faculties who would put Hurt Locker as Number 1.
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Postby barrybrooks8 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:21 pm

Then I guess I have no business doing so. I ranked it above Avatar and Up in the Air. I hated almost every minute of Up in the Air, and Avatar was IMO boring. I didn't care about the characters, the storyline, or the whining Navi. The Blind Side, yes, a glorified Lifetime movie, but at least I wasn't constanly rolling my eyes at empty characterizations and repeated scenes of people getting fired and all of them reacting the same way over and over again, or waiting desperately for a movie to end. If I made a list of my favorite movies of the year, no, The Blind Side wouldn't even be in the top 30.
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Postby rolotomasi99 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:05 pm

I sent my ballot to both of you for Best Picture.

Like I said earlier, if THE BLIND SIDE is not number 10 on your ballot you really have no business judging the quality of a film.
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Postby OscarGuy » Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:20 am

Well, I started taking ballots, but have received only one so far...is anyone else going to send a ballot?
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