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Old 01-22-2019, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Austin
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For the first time ever, I have seen none of the academy award best picture nominees.

How many of the following movies have you seen?

BlacKkKlansman
Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Green Book
Roma
A Star Is Born
Vice
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Old 01-22-2019, 08:06 AM
 
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I've seen A Star is Born. Almost saw Bohemian Rhapsody this past weekend, but wasn't up for a double feature (saw On the Basis of Sex).

FYI ... Black Panther and Roma are both on Netflix. And some of the theater chains offer Oscar specials. For example, Regal does an Oscar Festival pass. Last year it was $35 to see any/all of the films nominated for Best Picture.
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Old 01-22-2019, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Maine
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There are definitely some good movies on that list. But an Oscar nomination means nothing. Lots of great movies never won an Oscar. Plenty of great movies never even got nominated. Some really bad movies have won Oscars.

The Oscars are nothing more than an industry publicity stunt and ego boost.

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Old 01-22-2019, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Austin
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There are definitely some good movies on that list. But an Oscar nomination means nothing. Lots of great movies never won an Oscar. Plenty of great movies never even got nominated. Some really bad movies have won Oscars.

The Oscars are nothing more than an industry publicity stunt and ego boost.
I love movies, but have only watched two of the most recent 5 Best Picture winners. There is no desire to see the other three movies, even for free.

I agree with you. The best picture Oscar doesn't mean "nothing" and is becoming more and more irrelevant, at least to me, as a measure of a good movie in any way.
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Old 01-22-2019, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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I've seen a Star is Born and Black Panther. None of the others.

I'm interested in seeing Green Book and BlacKKKlansman, that's it really...

Also, regarding the best actress category, I didn't think Lady Gaga deserved to be in there. Here singing is stellar, but her acting in A Star is Born is average, at best. Great for her, but not Oscar worthy...I think Bradley Cooper knocked it out of the park though. I hope he wins.
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Old 01-22-2019, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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I've seen all of them except Vice.
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Old 01-22-2019, 08:55 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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my cousin saw green book and she also saw a star is born and yes she said Cooper was good but Lady gag me has no business in there she really should stick to singing . I don't listen to her anyways I don t like her jabs at telling people who she speaks for .
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Old 01-22-2019, 09:05 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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im also not understanding how Mary Queen of scots got snubbed along with siorise ronan and margot robie ? My God what a stupid move on the academys part . Those two women are way better than lady gag me and yet they did not get a nomination wth ? is going on with the academy that they thought it okay to snub these fine actresses and a really good movie .
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Old 01-22-2019, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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The biggest snub is that "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" wasn't nominated for Best Documentary.
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Old 01-22-2019, 09:07 AM
 
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The Favourite and Green Book are the only 2 I haven't seen. Neither were ever in thraters near me, but I have been wanting to see The Favourite.
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