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The Polluted Documentary Oscar Pool

KevNC Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 10:25 AM
So, the only thing that should matter is the box office? That is what makes a film great? The Avengers is the top grossing film of 2012, should it be an Oscar contender and winner? Also, the top grossing documentary of all time is Fahrenheit 9/11, a highly biased and political documentary. It also wasn't nominated for an Oscar. Using your argument, I guess we should all be upset that it didn't win. Box office does not equal quality. If it did, then we would have to consider the Twilight films and the Transformer movies as great cinema.
Colonialgirl Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 6:40 PM
Warning KevNC is nothing but a brain dead liberal BS spewing troll.

You are nothing but a sewer dwelling troll spewing a load from the materials in the sewer that's located between your ears. Now, GO do your usual nut bagging.
McGovern Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 10:33 AM
Akennas55 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 1:38 PM
As one who HAS seen it, the point is, KevNC, that "2016" is superbly made, very well-documented and engrossing - yet didn't even rate inclusion into a field of 15 that includes at least 3 films that don't even qualify, by the Academy's own rules. In other words, business as usual in La-La Land.
KevNC Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 1:51 PM
No, the actual point is, why do you care about an awards ceremony that you don't even regard as legitimate? Awards are based on the opinions of a small group of people. Why do you need them to validate your own opinion of a movie? If you like the movie, fine. Why do the opinions of a bunch of people you will never meet matter to you?
Polly1 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 2:10 PM
For one thing, when a film wins an Oscar, people go see it. Just one more reason NOT to include "2016." To ObamaBots, the fewer people who see "2016" the better. If they ignore it, it doesn't exist.
KevNC Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 2:17 PM
That's not necessarily true. The Hurt Locker won the Oscar two years ago. It only made about $30 million dollars. Other nominees made a lot more than that at the box office. Also, 2016 has already made a lot of money. It is the second highest grossing documentary film of all time. So, I doubt that Academy members are sitting around saying, "This movie has already made a ton of money, let's ignore it so that it doesn't make even more money!" If that was their logic, then why did they fail to nominate Fahrenheit 9/11, a film that falls in line with the more liberal sensibilities of the Academy voters? Were they trying to stop its box office also?
Colonialgirl Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 6:40 PM
Warning KevNC is nothing but a brain dead liberal BS spewing troll.

You are nothing but a sewer dwelling troll spewing a load from the materials in the sewer that's located between your ears. Now, GO do your usual nut bagging.
Colonialgirl Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 6:41 PM
Warning KevNC is nothing but a brain dead liberal BS spewing troll.

You are nothing but a sewer dwelling troll spewing a load from the materials in the sewer that's located between your ears. Now, GO do your usual nut bagging.
Colonialgirl Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 6:42 PM
Warning KevNC is nothing but a brain dead liberal BS spewing troll.

You are nothing but a sewer dwelling troll spewing a load from the materials in the sewer that's located between your ears. Now, GO do your usual nut bagging.

"the hurt Locker" a piece of propaganda trash.
upwithRomney Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 9:38 PM
De gustibus non dispuntandum est. . . There is no accounting for taste. Like it if you want but it was far from being superbly made, it was very poorly documented, and the end was amateurish and boring. I went with 3 conservative friends and we ended up laughing at it.
The cabal that chooses the 15 nominees for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature has issued its 2013 selections. Why was the top-grossing documentary of 2012 -- and the fourth most-successful documentary of all time - not on that expansive list?

Because it was "2016," the film in which conservative author Dinesh D'Souza warns of a dark future for America if Barack Obama is re-elected. The film's producer, Gerald Molen, who already won an Oscar for "Schindler's List," was scandalized. "The action confirms my opinion that the bias against anything from a conservative point of view is dead...