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Top 5 People Who Should Really Have Gotten An Oscar By Now
« on: October 20, 2017, 09:56:21 AM »
A year ago I would have called this the Leonardo DiCaprio memorial list.
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Re: Top 5 People Who Should Really Have Gotten An Oscar By Now
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2017, 10:04:48 AM »
The Oscars are a joke, having one or not having one is no indication of anything.

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Re: Top 5 People Who Should Really Have Gotten An Oscar By Now
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2017, 10:21:34 AM »
Good old Martin, always has a positive thing to say about things.

(Let's pretend the awards actually matter and do a good job of rewarding people.)
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Re: Top 5 People Who Should Really Have Gotten An Oscar By Now
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2017, 10:26:48 AM »
I wouldn't mind one myself.
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Re: Top 5 People Who Should Really Have Gotten An Oscar By Now
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2017, 10:38:54 AM »
The Oscars are a joke, having one or not having one is no indication of anything.

I don't consider the Oscars a joke, but I do agree with the general sentiment.

The Oscars are simply what the Hollywood industry wants to reward every year. Nothing more, nothing less. Whether or not it does a "good job" is irrelevant, at least in terms of "oh my God Roger Deakins doesn't have an Oscar how is that possible ?": it just means that at no point in his career was his work deemed the absolute best by his industry.

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Re: Top 5 People Who Should Really Have Gotten An Oscar By Now
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2017, 11:13:22 AM »
Another thread successfully derailed before it even began!

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Top 5 People Who Should Really Have Gotten An Oscar By Now
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2017, 11:47:48 AM »
You guys are so cynical. How am I supposed to preserve my innocence among such company?
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Re: Top 5 People Who Should Really Have Gotten An Oscar By Now
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2017, 01:36:03 PM »
Another thread successfully derailed before it even began!

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Hey, I did namedrop Roger Deakins, who is an answer to the thread's question !

I don't think it's cynical, I quite enjoy the Oscars, and I think most of the disappointment around it stems from a misunderstanding of what they are...though to be fair, the Oscars themselves encourage it.

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Re: Top 5 People Who Should Really Have Gotten An Oscar By Now
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2017, 01:36:21 PM »
I'm going with living people based on the "By Now".

Actors

Steve Buscemi
John Goodman
Sam Rockwell
Laura Dern
Robin Wright

Based on the quality of their work, not specific performances of theirs vs other performances of a given year.

Directors

David Lynch

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Re: Top 5 People Who Should Really Have Gotten An Oscar By Now
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2017, 02:43:50 PM »
I'm going with living people based on the "By Now".

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Based on the quality of their work, not specific performances of theirs vs other performances of a given year.

Both of these things are what I meant people to do, so, you know, right ho!

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