Academy Awards Winners

The official site lists all nominees and winners of Academy awards right here. Genre highlights include Spirited Away for best Animated film, and Lord of the Rings for sound editing and visual effects. Amazingly, the Oscars finished on schedule!

24 replies on “Academy Awards Winners”

  1. jjmahoney007 says:

    Three words….
    Michael…Moore….jackass

    • Dave says:

      Re: Three words….

      Michael…Moore….jackass

      Okay. For those of us who didn’t watch, who is Michael Moore and why is e a jackass?

      • y42 says:

        Re: Three words….

        Michael…Moore….jackass

        Okay. For those of us who didn’t watch, who is Michael Moore and why is e a jackass?

        Michael Moore‘s acceptance speech wasn’t the usual “I wanna thank Jesus and my mom” drivel, it was an anti-war, anti-Bush speech.

        People booed him.
        At least, he deserved that Oscar…unlike say, Eminem.

        • quecojones says:

          Re: Three words….

          Michael…Moore….jackass

          Okay. For those of us who didn’t watch, who is Michael Moore and why is e a jackass?

          Michael Moore‘s acceptance speech wasn’t the usual “I wanna thank Jesus and my mom” drivel, it was an anti-war, anti-Bush speech.

          People booed him.
          At least, he deserved that Oscar…unlike say, Eminem.

          I’m into Hip Hop and I’m an Eminem fan, but even if I wasn’t, I’d have picked that song over the others. I don’t particularly like that song anyway, but at least it didn’t put me to sleep like the others were threatening (sp?) to.

          • y42 says:

            Re: Three words….

            I’m into Hip Hop and I’m an Eminem fan, but even if I wasn’t, I’d have picked that song over the others. I don’t particularly like that song anyway, but at least it didn’t put me to sleep like the others were threatening (sp?) to.

            Well, I hate HipHop and I wish eminem would get a shotgun wound to the face before being trampled and subsequently molested by a raging bull bufalo…that might influence my appreciation of the song. But I find that song to be an annoying piece of shit. Fortunatly, I don’t care about the Oscars (or any other award show).

            Still, sometimes something worthy get a nomination and an award. Then its nice to see quality stuff get recognition. The rest of the time its just backscratching and barely disguised publicity-motivated winnings. I remember when Braveheart got the award for best makeup…it was up against Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, wich should have won (it had incredible makeup, wich changed over the course of the movie: you could see the scars healing on his face as the months went by for crying out loud). But Braveheart won.
            The “genre” movies get so little respect, its frustrating when they’re denied even the technical awards.

    • y42 says:

      Re: Three words….

      Michael…Moore….jackass

      How dare he have an opinion that differs from the party line!
      How dare he remind people that Bush stole the election, he’s supposed to have forgotten all about that while he was buying duct tape to protect himself from biological attacks!

      Let me go practice my “duck and cover” routine, in case there’s a nuclear attack…sheesh

      • Set says:

        Re: Three words….

        How dare he have an opinion that differs from the party line!
        How dare he remind people that Bush stole the election, he’s supposed to have forgotten all about that while he was buying duct tape to protect himself from biological attacks!

        Let me go practice my “duck and cover” routine, in case there’s a nuclear attack…sheesh

        Personally, I don’t agree with some of his stuff (namely anti-war, anti-gun type things, although I do share his no-love for Bush), but I do respect him.

        That said, I don’t think the Academy Awards was the most appropriate place for him to rant. I think that’s the main reason for the booing…everybody wanted a nice, escapist night away from talk of war and Saddam and CNN.

        • obiwan says:

          Re: Three words….

          That said, I don’t think the Academy Awards was the most appropriate place for him to rant. I think that’s the main reason for the booing…everybody wanted a nice, escapist night away from talk of war and Saddam and CNN.

          I think this was his oppurtunity to get the message out to as many people as possible, and he grabbed it. I kinda liked his speach.

      • mbourgon says:

        Re: Three words….

        How dare he have an opinion that differs from the party line!

        Yeah, yeah, blah, blah. Personally, I’m glad he did – my guess is that your average Joe from now on will remember Moore as a blowhard/jackass and avoid his stuff. And my bet is that he won’t win an Oscar under similar circumstances. Don’t know if it happened, but rumor was part of the reason Gere wouldn’t win was because no-one wanted him going off on a diatribe. Hope that happens to Moore in the future.

        and y42, if the best thing you can do is bitch about a 2-year-old presidential election, you really need to get out more.

        • y42 says:

          Re: Three words….

          and y42, if the best thing you can do is bitch about a 2-year-old presidential election, you really need to get out more.

          And did this become about me?

          Go buy duct tape and STFU.

        • GrimSean says:

          Re: Three words….

          How dare he have an opinion that differs from the party line!

          Yeah, yeah, blah, blah. Personally, I’m glad he did – my guess is that your average Joe from now on will remember Moore as a blowhard/jackass and avoid his stuff. And my bet is that he won’t win an Oscar under similar circumstances. Don’t know if it happened, but rumor was part of the reason Gere wouldn’t win was because no-one wanted him going off on a diatribe. Hope that happens to Moore in the future.

          Okay then, well:

            1. The “Average Joe” most likely remembers Michael Moore for his first film – Roger and Me where he decided to film his attempt to ask Roger Smith, the CEO of GM, why he shut down the GM plant in Flint, Michigan (Moore’s hometown) and essentially destroyed the community. Some people have to work for a living, Moore comes from those people, and those people remember that.
            2. Moore was interviewed before the Oscars by several different newsmedia types, and stated that he didn’t think that he would win because they “Didn’t want to let him on the stage for the obvious reasons”. I have yet to see Bowling for Columbine, but from what I’ve heard, it is deserving of the award.

          I don’t really want to get into politics here (something along the lines of “you don’t s**t where you live”), but I think it’s enough to say that I’m impressed that he said what he said.

    • Cerberus7 says:

      Re: Three words….
      I usually like Michael Moore, but I’m with you there. Adrien Brody did it right.

      • y42 says:

        Re: Three words….

        I usually like Michael Moore, but I’m with you there. Adrien Brody did it right.

        Who’s he and what did he do right?

        • fiziko says:

          Re: Three words….

          Who’s he and what did he do right?

          He won the Best Actor Oscar, which was presented by Halle Berry. After French kissing her when he got to the podium (without faking it; she was wiping saliva off her lips in the background) he made his acceptance speech, and ended by saying that, whether you believe in God or Allah, you should join him in praying for a swift and peaceful resolution to the conflict. (I don’t know what you’re supposed to do if you believe in Odin or Quetzacotl. I’m still trying to figure out what he wants us atheists to do.)

          In any event, it was a similar sentiment to Michael Moore’s speech, but I felt it was much more tasteful, and better suited to the forum.

          • niki says:

            Re: Three words….
            Re: Adrian Brody’s speech…

            Why is it OK to make a political speech when it entails
            cautious, middle-of-the-road statements that make you
            come off as a hero (at least in a room full of
            sycophantic cowards) and strategically protect your
            overpaid career? It doesn’t take a genius to realize
            everybody wants peace, whether you’re pro-war or not.
            Jon Stewart did a hilarious bit on the Daily Show in
            which he chastised Michael Moore for not being skinny
            and better-looking so as to regain the audience’s
            approval. In turn they had a picture of Michael Moore
            morph into the footage of Adrian Brody receiving the
            standing ovation. Anyway, as Jon Stewart said, while
            you may not agree with what Michael Moore said, ya
            gotta admit, he’s got sack. Thank God somebody still
            does.

            • fiziko says:

              Re: Three words….

              Re: Adrian Brody’s speech…

              Why is it OK to make a political speech when it entails
              cautious, middle-of-the-road statements that make you
              come off as a hero (at least in a room full of
              sycophantic cowards) and strategically protect your
              overpaid career? It doesn’t take a genius to realize everybody wants peace, whether you’re pro-war or not.

              That’s exactly the aspect I liked. He wasn’t berating anyone, nor choosing a pro-war or anti-war side. He wished people well, without exposing his personal politics. Had this been a political forum, then Michael Moore would have done the right thing. It wasn’t; it was a forum to reward quality film. The producers of the event specifically asked people to keep personal politics off the stage to maximize the amount of escapism that would be available to the viewers. Apart from the two documentary awards (one of which Michael Moore deserved to win) the content of the films was fictional and escapist. That’s what the ceremony shoudl be, too, IMO. Another good reason for this would be to curtail the length of the speeches to the thank you speeches that the time was allotted for. (I’ve been watching the ceremony off and on for 20 years, and this is the first I’ve seen that ended on time.)

              As far as I’m concerned, the best thing to come out of Micheal Moore’s speech was Steve Martin’s response. (For those not at the ceremony, after Moore’s speech and the award for short documentary, Steve Martin came back to the podium and said “Oh, it’s so sweet backstage. The teamsters are helping Michael Moore into the trunk of his limo.”)

              • niki says:

                Re: Three words….
                Listen, I understand where you’re coming from, and I
                apologize for politicizing this forum myself, but…

                I believe Michael Moore couldn’t help but use an
                opportunity like the Academy Awards to state what was
                surely a very dissenting opinion to most Oscar viewers
                (them being white, working-to-middle class,
                middle-Americans). If the mainstream media won’t
                tackle the really hard stuff (like the US Presidential coup
                of 2000 – read “Stupid White Men” for details), then it
                takes a MM to bring it to them (like it or not).

                As far as timing goes, had everyone taken the same
                amount of time that Adrian Brody did for their
                acceptance speeches, the show would’ve run six hours
                long. As for escapism, the Adrian Brody and Nicole
                Kidman (and whoever else) speeches may not have
                been controversial, nevertheless they were still raising
                the same subject – so where’s the escapism?

                OK, here come my already transparent political stripes
                laid bare: Had Al Gore become president, would we be
                in this war today? Something tells me no. A person on
                this forum referred to the 2000 election as a dead
                “issue”. When the fundamental principles on which our
                country is founded upon have been sh*t upon, I think of
                it as more than an “issue”. Can citizens please step out
                of the comfort of their minivans and suburban palaces
                long enough to think about bigger ideas than, say,
                “Should I get the Big Mac or the Quarter Pounder?” Iraq
                is already being divided up for oil contracts amongst,
                among others, a Haliburton subsidiary. Who used to be
                VP of Haliburton? Dick Cheney, of course. How can we
                not be pissed off enough to vent at one of the most
                highly rated television spectacles of the year?

                Anyway, I’m sorry for going on – I promise to say no
                more. In the words of – who else? – Michael Moore, I’m
                just being an American.

  2. quecojones says:

    WTF?

    Chicago? Chicago? Chicago? CHICAGO?

    A freaking musical… I don’t know what the hell these people were smoking, but I want some. That’s got to be some good shit.

    • Timeshredder says:

      Re: WTF?

      Chicago? Chicago? Chicago?

      I didn’t watch the Oscars, but I saw the movie. I’m not a fan of the musical genre, and they rarely transfer well to screen. But I think the Academy, for once, was dead on. Chicago deserved that award.

      My Oscar question is, in present-day America, do you have to call what Haile Berry received a “Freedom Kiss?” And do you buy “Liberty Ticklers” now?

      • quecojones says:

        Re: WTF?

        My Oscar question is, in present-day America, do you have to call what Haile Berry received a “Freedom Kiss?” And do you buy “Liberty Ticklers” now?

        I don’t know what you’d call them, but I would have certainly tried to do the same if I was in his position. Berry is HOT!

        Think Swordfish… think Monster’s Ball… think Die Nother Day (and I’m talking about her in the movie, not the quality of the movie).

        • Alexius says:

          Re: WTF?

          My Oscar question is, in present-day America, do you have to call what Haile Berry received a “Freedom Kiss?” And do you buy “Liberty Ticklers” now?

          I don’t know what you’d call them, but I would have certainly tried to do the same if I was in his position. Berry is HOT!

          Think Swordfish… think Monster’s Ball… think Die Nother Day (and I’m talking about her in the movie, not the quality of the movie).

          Agreed. I’ll Call Them Whatever She Likes As Long As I Get To Use Either On Her. ;^)

  3. is says:

    Chicago over LOTR
    I think that it’s a shame that LOTR didn’t win. The “art” community is smokin’ crack (as usual). LOTR was more publically popular, but these freaks who put Chicago as the movie of the year usually want more artsy crap full of more popular actors.

    As for Michael Moore, whether he is a good guy or not, this was an inappropriate place to spout off stuff like this. I would say this for either side of the opinion coin here. I would have booed him, I would have booed Mel Gibson, or any other excellent actor that I like. If I was there, I wouldn’t have wanted to have my time wasted by some political rant.

    • y42 says:

      Re: Chicago over LOTR

      As for Michael Moore, whether he is a good guy or not, this was an inappropriate place to spout off stuff like this. I would say this for either side of the opinion coin here. I would have booed him, I would have booed Mel Gibson, or any other excellent actor that I like. If I was there, I wouldn’t have wanted to have my time wasted by some political rant.

      There’s allways a political rant at the oscars. Rants about AIDS, the rainforest, etc. This year was the war that just started. Its topical.

      And anyway, knowing Michael Moore, he probably got a kick out of being booed at the Oscar ;- )

    • Timeshredder says:

      Re: Chicago over LOTR
      The Academy Awards would be lengthy indeed if everyone took the opportunity to make a political speech. Mind you, the only time these shows really entertain is when someone does something stupid and/or inappropriate.

      I love LOTR, but I still would have voted for Chicago— and I don’t smoke crack or have some inate preference for “artsy” films. I think they should consider LOTR next year, when we’ve watched the complete film. Let’s face it…. It’s difficult to judge the middle part of a trilogy. As a story, it’s almost bound to fail if viewed separate from the whole (though it may have excellent characterization, setting, and so forth).

      The Two Towers has popular actors, just as Chicago did. Both feature popular elements. We don’t know at this point which will ultimately attract more viewers, but both have been very popular. However, the Oscars shouldn’t be a popularity contest. Artistic Merit (which both LOTR and Chicago clearly have) should matter. But if the Oscars were a popularity contest, they would’ve been required to give Titanic a best picture award a few years back. Oh, wait a minute…..

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