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And the Winner Was…

Carl ss

I don’t remember. I fell asleep before it was over.

Here’s the results. 


1 rbj   ~  Mar 3, 2014 9:42 am

Meh, I watched. After shoveling yet more snow in the morning plus it was supposed to go down to zero over night (actually went to 3 below this a.m.) I was entitled to some glitz and scotch.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Mar 3, 2014 9:58 am

Indeed you were. Were you pleased with who won?

3 rbj   ~  Mar 3, 2014 11:20 am

Truthfully I haven't been to the movies in a couple of years. So I had no dog in the hunt. But 12 Years a Slave, yeah. Doesn't make up for the actual history, but then nothing can.

4 RagingTartabull   ~  Mar 3, 2014 12:13 pm

One of the rare times I feel like the "right movie" won, so I'm happy.

I wouldn't have gone for either of the Dallas Buyers Club guys (and I'm a big McConaughey fan). It was a glorified movie of the week, and people too often mistake going on a crash diet for being great acting. It isn't. I'm mostly ok with McConaughey winning, although I would've gone for either Leo or Ejiofor. But I'm basically ok with it. Leto...please.

Blanchett and Nyong'o were totally deserving. I didn't see Gravity so I can't comment on Cuaron. Screenplay, I'm happy for 12 Years and I didn't see HER so I can't say much. But I've always really liked Spike Jonze since his music video days so it was awesome to see him up there.

5 Matt Blankman   ~  Mar 3, 2014 2:09 pm

I didn't like DALLAS BUYERS CLUB all that much, but the one thing I did really enjoy about it was McConnaughey. Yeah, I enjoyed him more in other stuff last year, but he was still great and I'm glad he won. (Though I may have voted for Leo, actually.)

Again - didn't really care for BLUE JASMINE, but Blanchett was totally deserving.

I have some issues with 12 YEARS, and I haven't been able to articulate them properly. I'm curious to come back to it after some time has passed.

6 Alex Belth   ~  Mar 3, 2014 2:23 pm

"People too often mistake going on a crash diet for being great acting.


5) Agree with you on BLUE JASIMINE. Haven't seen 12 YEARS. I'm sure I will at some point. Also want to see GRAVITY, WOLF and L. DAVIS.

7 Matt Blankman   ~  Mar 3, 2014 2:29 pm

[6] As you know, I loved WOLF and INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (which had, what - one nomination?). I really enjoyed GRAVITY, too, much more than I thought I would. I'll be curious to see how it plays at home, as it was such an enveloping moviegoing big-screen experience.

8 Alex Belth   ~  Mar 3, 2014 3:12 pm

Yeah, I really need to see it on the big screen.

9 RagingTartabull   ~  Mar 3, 2014 3:22 pm

Llewyn Davis was definitely the biggest snub this year. People are also saying Fruitvale Station was a big snub, but I haven't seen it so I'm not sure.

Blue Jasmine was hit or miss, like anything Woody, but the cast was excellent. Hell, even Andrew Dice Clay was great in it!

10 Matt Blankman   ~  Mar 3, 2014 3:25 pm

[9] Dice was one of the best things in it - I was pleasantly shocked. I liked the whole cast, I just couldn't get into it.

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