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Old 12-14-2012, 07:24 AM   #41
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Wow, this is a tough field

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Andrew Lincoln should be on there for TWD.

Who puts the nominations forward for the GG's anyway?
I mean, Django Unchained is not even released yet and its nominated!
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:33 AM   #42
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Nothing for The Hobbit !?
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:40 AM   #43
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Who puts the nominations forward for the GG's anyway?
I mean, Django Unchained is not even released yet and its nominated!
Them's the Globes for ya:

Despite our fascination with them (gosh, they're the first real warning signs of the Oscars! ), they're not voted on by any critic society or industry guild (like SAG or Director's Guild), they're voted on by Hollywood publicists, often with no specific ties.
Now, back in the 30's, when Hollywood actually HAD a Foreign Press Association, that might have meant something. But publicists are publicists, and they still think like publicists: They leap to whatever's buzzed about, while the buzzing is hot.

Basically, the GG's ("Gullible Globes" ) serves as an early culling of the Buzz Herd, to take all the "early favorite" rumors, air them out publicly, and see how silly they look ("Tarantino is SURE to win for Django Unchained!" "Life of Pi will win voters over with its rich spirituality!"), before moving on to the real industry-voted awards of the Oscars.
Of course, nowadays, the Oscars don't have time to do their own screening, and just borrow the nominations off the NBOR and GG's, since the noms usually sound like their own November guesses anyway. Wouldn't call that the "Blind leading the blind", but somebody sure forgot their glasses.
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:58 AM   #44
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^^ So its publicists who nominate??
Its crazy that they're such popular awards if its publicists and not the public who vote. Although, in saying that, the public vote for the MTV awards which are shockingly bad.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:30 AM   #45
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Paranorman? I haven't seen any predictions for that winning. Wreck it Ralph is the clear winner if there is one.
Wreck It Ralph will surely be nominated, but does not deserve to win. It was a rather mediocre film.
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Both u guys are wrong. Tim Burtons Frankenwenie is the one I will be betting my money on. The Academy will award Burton an Oscar almost for sure. I think he will take home the globe as well
Again, probably a nomination, but the movie was weak. I'd say it was the weakest animated film I saw this year.
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The 48fps is horrible and turning people off, and the fact that they took a story that would have made ONE good movie and instead stretched it out over THREE in a blatant cash grab has turned it into a bloated, boring mess.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:53 AM   #46
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I need to see all of the best foreign film nominees. Just saw The Intouchables so far n I loved it.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:23 AM   #47
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The fact that Justified is overlooked every year annoys me. Plus, no love for Skyfall or The Hobbit?
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Im a bit baffled by all the people shocked at Skyfalls absence. Was it a good flick? Sure it was. But far from Best Picture material. No Bond film has ever gotten nominated - why so shocked ?
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Im a bit baffled by all the people shocked at Skyfalls absence. Was it a good flick? Sure it was. But far from Best Picture material. No Bond film has ever gotten nominated - why so shocked ?
If casino ROyale couldn't get nominated Skyfall sure as hell cant. Casino Royale would be about a 5 star (out of 5) film for me and Skyfall would be about a 3.5 or 3.75 star film at best. Skyfall will be winning the Best Original Song Oscar though .
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:13 PM   #50
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Golden Globes are a waste of time.

Not a single nomination for:

The Dark Knight Rises

Game of Thrones
Dexter
The Walking Dead

...... what a joke!
Then again, I can't say I am surprised with how bad these awards shows have been the past couple years.
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:03 PM   #51
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Paranorman ROBBED
Ann Dowd ROBBED
Florence + The Machine ROBBED
Katy Perry ROBBED
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:04 PM   #52
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If casino ROyale couldn't get nominated Skyfall sure as hell cant. Casino Royale would be about a 5 star (out of 5) film for me and Skyfall would be about a 3.5 or 3.75 star film at best. Skyfall will be winning the Best Original Song Oscar though .
Nope. Skyfall cannot be nominated because it samples the old Bond Theme and Academy Awards rules state every aspect of the song must be original, no samples or interpolations of any kind.
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of the animated films, I thought 'Frankenweenie' was the best of the bunch.

Wreck it Ralph was meh

Rise of the Guardians had great visuals, odd story

Hotel Transylvania was weak and bottom of the barrel.

Brave - okay, not great.

what? no The Pirates: Band of Misfits
RE: Pirates, I wonder if people are confusing it with the VeggieTales Pirate movie...

If I had to pick from the list, I'd go with Wreck It because of the smart and concise screenplay. The writing of Disney animated films has improved dramatically since Lasseter came aboard, and I'd vote for Wreck It as an affirmation of the studio returning focus to story in recent years.
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Them's the Globes for ya:

Despite our fascination with them (gosh, they're the first real warning signs of the Oscars! ), they're not voted on by any critic society or industry guild (like SAG or Director's Guild), they're voted on by Hollywood publicists, often with no specific ties.
Now, back in the 30's, when Hollywood actually HAD a Foreign Press Association, that might have meant something. But publicists are publicists, and they still think like publicists: They leap to whatever's buzzed about, while the buzzing is hot.

Basically, the GG's ("Gullible Globes" ) serves as an early culling of the Buzz Herd, to take all the "early favorite" rumors, air them out publicly, and see how silly they look ("Tarantino is SURE to win for Django Unchained!" "Life of Pi will win voters over with its rich spirituality!"), before moving on to the real industry-voted awards of the Oscars.
Of course, nowadays, the Oscars don't have time to do their own screening, and just borrow the nominations off the NBOR and GG's, since the noms usually sound like their own November guesses anyway. Wouldn't call that the "Blind leading the blind", but somebody sure forgot their glasses.
Eric, the Oscars are heavily influenced by publicist campaigns, Harvey Weinstein is a master at this. Sucks, but true.
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Nope. Skyfall cannot be nominated because it samples the old Bond Theme and Academy Awards rules state every aspect of the song must be original, no samples or interpolations of any kind.
What the heck are you talking about? Skyfall is eligible for the Best Original Song category.

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What the heck are you talking about? Skyfall is eligible for the Best Original Song category.
Well, that rule used to exist, briefly, but when it caused Howard Shore's score for The Two Towers to become ineligible, the outcry was such that the Academy scrapped it. So no, there's no reason in the world Skyfall would be ineligible. The Academy still has resistance to recycling music, which is why I think Howard Shore is going to be passed over by the Oscars for The Hobbit. Apparently, in post, after Shore completed his score, Jackson cut parts of it and tracked in music from the three prior films, and I don't think the score branch is going to go for it.

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I did not know they axed that rule as a lot of dumb people on a certain other film forum were also saying it wouldn't be eligible because of the sampling rule.
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I did not know they axed that rule as a lot of dumb people on a certain other film forum were also saying it wouldn't be eligible because of the sampling rule.
Yeah that rule screwed the entire soundtrack of Moulin Rouge, and its score too.

Regardless Skyfall may not win as Les Mis has a brand new original song written just for the movie.
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I don't think it's boring if they pick those who gave the best performances.
Exactly lol they are the best actors on TV, so of course they would be awarded.

and for those who said Andrew Lincoln should be nominated MAYBE if they allowed 10 nominations but everyone listed in the category is miles better
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Does anyone know why Safe & Sound from The Hunger Games isn't eligible for an Academy Award? It wasn't on the list of 75 eligible nominees in the link posted earlier.
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