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    Default Did Spotlight really deserve that?

    Not meaning to detract at all from the problem that Spotlight highlighted, but do you believe that this film deserved the Best Picture Award??
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    Default Re: Did Spotlight really deserve that?

    You watch The Oscars???

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    I thought most folks had better things to do than watch the Oscars...watching paint dry is real excitement compared to the Oscars.

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    Leo's lecture on climate change was a real eye opener. He wrote the speech while trying to pick which of his 50 cars he would drive to the Oscars.

    I hate when actors get political in their speeches. Rarely to they practice anything that they preach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Chronic Liar View Post
    .... Rarely to they practice anything that they preach.
    How would you ever know??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Morris View Post
    How would you ever know??
    I am a TMZ pro subscriber
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Chronic Liar View Post
    Leo's lecture on climate change was a real eye opener. He wrote the speech while trying to pick which of his 50 cars he would drive to the Oscars.

    I hate when actors get political in their speeches. Rarely to they practice anything that they preach.
    I loved when Leo used his massive private jet to fly all over the world so he could tell us our carbon footprint is too big

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    I loved when Leo used his massive private jet to fly all over the world so he could tell us our carbon footprint is too big
    Hey, time is money!!

    Not yours, of course!!
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    Keep in mind highly paid actors live in a different world than we do. Sometimes I think they were born with a silver spoon in both *******s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Morris View Post
    Hey, time is money!!

    Not yours, of course!!
    Someone's angry.

    Someone should be.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Morris View Post
    Hey, time is money!!

    Not yours, of course!!
    Yes time is money and I have no problem with him taking a private jet but if you do then don't stand up in front of millions of people and tell them not to run their car to warm it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Chronic Liar View Post
    Yes time is money and I have no problem with him taking a private jet but if you do then don't stand up in front of millions of people and tell them not to run their car to warm it up.
    I let my truck idle 10x longer just to make up for those that don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daynzy View Post
    I let my truck idle 10x longer just to make up for those that don't.
    You'll wear it out prematurely if you do!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluesky View Post
    Not meaning to detract at all from the problem that Spotlight highlighted, but do you believe that this film deserved the Best Picture Award??
    I never even heard of it, so I would say it deserves very little.
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    OK, well that thread bombed. Yeah, RWGR, for once I watched the Oscars (yawn). I was interested to hear what Chris Rock would say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluesky View Post
    OK, well that thread bombed. Yeah, RWGR, for once I watched the Oscars (yawn). I was interested to hear what Chris Rock would say.
    And what did you think of what Chris Rock said.
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    I have no way of knowing whether black actors are not being chosen for an Oscar due to discrimination or lack of merit. With Whoopi Goldberg and others of colour on the committee that decides on these awards, I find the whole issue somewhat dubious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluesky View Post
    I have no way of knowing whether black actors are not being chosen for an Oscar due to discrimination or lack of merit. With Whoopi Goldberg and others of colour on the committee that decides on these awards, I find the whole issue somewhat dubious.
    There are 6000 members so you will have to do better than Whoopi Goldberg and others. How many?
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    Wow. I did not know there were that many. I am not making any claims, so no, I don't have to do better. I will sit on the fence on this one. Perhaps you have more info than I do. Enlighten me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluesky View Post
    Wow. I did not know there were that many. I am not making any claims, so no, I don't have to do better. I will sit on the fence on this one. Perhaps you have more info than I do. Enlighten me.
    2% black membership. Clearly not enough to diversify the Oscars if the rest if them are as racist as people think they are. But my opinion is that they are not racist and there are other factors that lead to low nominee numbers.
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