Oscars: Beautiful Mind More Beautiful Than LOTR

Alexius
writes, I Know We All wanted The Fellowship
Of The Ring To Succede, But Apparently Sauron’s
Forces Are Too Strong, Er Something. Here‘s
A Decent List Of Oscar Winners.
Alexius
just saved me the trouble of finding that myself.
I’m disappointed with LOTR missing the major
awards, as well as Memento‘s losses in
both the editing and screenplay categories.

5 replies on “Oscars: Beautiful Mind More Beautiful Than LOTR”

  1. Erf says:

    Disappointed
    You were disappointed, but surely you weren’t surprised! How could they give one of the major awards to a fantasy movie, when they could give it to an artsy movie about crazy people? I mean, come on!

    I am really surprised about Memento not getting editing, though.

    As Fiziko knows, though, I don’t really care much about the Oscars. Their biases are too strong. They’re comparing movies so wildly different I don’t see how they can decide that one movie is “the best”, or one actor is “the best” — which genre you like better will obviously come into play. And I don’t see why people put such a strong weight on what this “academy” has to say, anyway. I mean, sure, the people making the movies might care, since it’s supposed to be their “peers” giving the “awards”, but why do we care?!

    (That last question wasn’t rhetorical, by the way. And yes, I go through this rant every year. ;)

  2. blackcat says:

    Gandalf …dear Gandalf

    …it is so unfair

    Ian did a marvelous job as the Gandalf the Grey

    at least he has been able to shine in other ways… did
    anyone catch his spot on Saturday Night Live?

    Oh my god he was hilarious

    • joegee says:

      Remember — LOTR gets two more chances at Oscars :)

      Ian did a marvelous job as the Gandalf the Grey
      at least he has been able to shine in other ways…

      Although they were all shot together, technically all three films are distinct, and there are performances we have yet to see. One of these years I suspect good Sir Ian will get a little golden statue for his mantle. As FOTR serves as an introduction for the really meaty parts of Tolkien’s story, who knows — maybe “Two Towers” or “Return of the King” will still snag best director/picture/actor/script/art direction/original song/supporting actor. :)

      • fiziko says:

        Re: Remember — LOTR gets two more chances at Oscars :)

        As FOTR serves as an introduction for the really meaty parts of Tolkien’s story, who knows — maybe “Two Towers” or “Return of the King” will still snag best director/picture/actor/script/art direction/original song/supporting actor. :)

        I would love to see the LOTR sequels become the first sequels in history to win Best Picture when the original did not. (Silence of the Lambs doesn’t count; Manhunter was a completely different production.) The only one that has a shot at best screenplay is probably the third, though, as it’s the only one that actually has a sense of closure. Too many voters need closure for the first two to win, I suspect.

      • Alexius says:

        Re: Remember — LOTR gets two more chances at Oscars :)

        Ian did a marvelous job as the Gandalf the Grey
        at least he has been able to shine in other ways…

        Although they were all shot together, technically all three films are distinct, and there are performances we have yet to see. One of these years I suspect good Sir Ian will get a little golden statue for his mantle. As FOTR serves as an introduction for the really meaty parts of Tolkien’s story, who knows — maybe “Two Towers” or “Return of the King” will still snag best director/picture/actor/script/art direction/original song/supporting actor. :)

        Wait, I Thought Gandalf Died! You Mean He Comes Back?

        Damn, Where Are the Spoiler Warnings?!

        (Yes, This Is A Joke)

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