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The Vile1
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#1 Posted on 3.8.04 1503.45
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Farenheit 9/11 (eonline.com)

Here's a quote from the article:

"OSCAR HEAT: Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 may be disqualified from this year's Academy Awards, because Cuba's government aired the doc on state-run television, in violation of Academy rules that says in order to qualify for the Golden Guy, a feature film can't air on the tube within nine months of its release."

Cuba eh? Why is it they got to fuck things up for their fellow socialist Michael Moore?

Anyway, to those who do not remember, Michael Moore's previous documentary Roger and Me, was also disqualified from being able to be nominated. NPR cited the reason as "altering timelines and events." And yet...Bowling For Columbine still won...hmmm...

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#2 Posted on 3.8.04 1514.57
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Hey, one Communist screwing another makes me laugh...
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#3 Posted on 3.8.04 1550.56
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SHAME ON YOU, MISTER CASTRO! I may not be nominated now! SHAME!
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#4 Posted on 3.8.04 2136.35
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    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    SHAME ON YOU, MISTER CASTRO! I may not be nominated now! SHAME!


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#5 Posted on 4.8.04 0847.41
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Its nice to see the Academy still has their heads up their asses since the 50s. It actually explains quite a bit since they never give the award to anything remotly controversial see Gump over Pulp Fiction. I just think the Academy is going to fuck him over even though what he said had the awards for Columbine is now what 95% of what Hollywood thinks and another 60% of America. For shame, Mike for being right.
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#6 Posted on 4.8.04 0855.43
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    Originally posted by A Fan
    I just think the Academy is going to fuck him over even though what he said had the awards for Columbine is now what 95% of what Hollywood thinks and another 60% of America. For shame, Mike for being right.
If 60% of America believed it, Kerry would win in a rout.

Hollywood is the home to mainly ivroy tower liberals disconnected from reality.

And then you get Moore's fast and loose with the truth...
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#7 Posted on 4.8.04 0909.08
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Actually, most of the polls run between 50-60% of people believing that America was wrong going in. I love how Hollywood gets villified, but the South and Mid-West are so in touch with reality, gay marriage bans are being set-up state by state. Yeah, they are the bad guys. Plus, shouldn't this stuff by in the political thread. I mean original we were talking about how stupid the Academy is, but as usual Grimis must pipe in trash anything remotly anti-Bush, jesus this guy defines troll.
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#8 Posted on 4.8.04 0952.08
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    Originally posted by A Fan
    but as usual Grimis must pipe in trash anything remotly anti-Bush, jesus this guy defines troll.
Actually, I just don't appreciate people signing the praises of a documentary that is made up trash. And since I'm not exactly waving the Bush flag, your point is moot.
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#9 Posted on 4.8.04 1002.06
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I don't think the Academy is stupid. Rules are rules.
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#10 Posted on 4.8.04 1005.57
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Personally, I am hoping that as a Palme D'Or winner already, that F9/11 can shoot past the documentary category and end up getting itself a Best Picture nod. No rules about how truthful those have to be, and really, I think the sound of Grimis putting his foot through the tv if Michael Moore were to collect that award would really be beautiful ;)
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#11 Posted on 4.8.04 1010.11
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    Originally posted by The Vile1
    Farenheit 9/11 (eonline.com)

    Here's a quote from the article:

    "OSCAR HEAT: Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 may be disqualified from this year's Academy Awards, because Cuba's government aired the doc on state-run television, in violation of Academy rules that says in order to qualify for the Golden Guy, a feature film can't air on the tube within nine months of its release."


I heard on the news this morning that it will not be disqualified since it was a pirated version of the movie that was aired.

Thank you. Please continue with your trashing of one another.
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#12 Posted on 4.8.04 1012.51
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    Originally posted by spf2119
    I think the sound of Grimis putting his foot through the tv if Michael Moore were to collect that award would really be beautiful ;)
Three reasons that won't happen:

1. The flick won't win the award.
2. I like my foot too much.
3. I'm too cheap to destroy a TV and then have to replace it over that lardball...
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#13 Posted on 4.8.04 1444.48
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Well, it's not really a documentary anyway, is it? Moore's said it himself, it's like an op-ed piece put on film. Though I generally agree with Moore's politics, I don't really think his movies are quite as great as other people make them out to be. If F9/11 won Best Picture, that would be a genuine miscarriage of justice, since there have been at least a dozen better movies so far this year and we're just barely into August.

Grimis, I have a question...have you actually seen Fahrenheit 9/11? If not, I would encourage you do go just so you can tear it apart with specific references rather than just a general 'it must be trash.'
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#14 Posted on 4.8.04 1456.49
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The Documentary Branch of AMPAS is microscopic compared to everyone else, and everyone votes to nominate Best Picture. 2002's numbers were 110 documentarians and 5739 total voters. There's little-to-no chance of an documentary getting a Best Picture nomination.
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#15 Posted on 4.8.04 1457.09
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    Originally posted by Grimis
    Three reasons that won't happen:

    1. The flick won't win the award.

I don't know. After all, Hollywood is a den of Sodomites and ivory tower liberals who love to crap on American flags and eat babies Nothing would bring them more joy I am sure than having Michael Moore win it and then having 1000 gay people make out on stage while naked and kicking our soldiers to show middle America how much they hate all of them.

    Originally posted by The Grim Reaper
    2. I like my foot too much.

Ok, that one I can't really argue.

    Originally posted by Attilla The Grim
    3. I'm too cheap to destroy a TV and then have to replace it over that lardball...

Awww...now that Dubya's tax cuts are in effect surely you should be flush enough to be able to spare a tv or two in order to properly vent at MM.


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#16 Posted on 4.8.04 1505.27
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    Originally posted by spf2119
    Awww...now that Dubya's tax cuts are in effect surely you should be flush enough to be able to spare a tv or two in order to properly vent at MM.
Hey, I'm not rich. Besides, my TV is 10 years old. It still works. Why waste money on a new one when I can buy Michael Moore expanded head rifle targets*,**

* These, do not to my knowledge, exist
** I don't actually own a rifle, or any other firearm for that matter.
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#17 Posted on 4.8.04 1611.44
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One has to wonder if the Acadamy is keeping track of all other international television airings of potential Oscar-winning pictures, or if somehow Moore is the only one worthy of this kind of - shall we say - attention.
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#18 Posted on 4.8.04 1641.59
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    Originally posted by Leroy
    One has to wonder if the Acadamy is keeping track of all other international television airings of potential Oscar-winning pictures, or if somehow Moore is the only one worthy of this kind of - shall we say - attention.


From what I understand Linda Fiorentino was not nominated for The Last Seduction for this reason. So its happened before apparently. But the film is no longer disqualified it seems, so no big deal right? Though maybe it should be disqualified for the same reasons Roger And Me was.
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#19 Posted on 5.8.04 0822.01
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To the best of my recollection The Last Seduction was initially aired on US TV, and was made specifically for television before a run on the festival circuit got it sufficient juice for a theatrical relase. It's worlds apart from a US-made theatrical film getting an unauthorised airing in a foreign country and being threatened with expulsion because of it.
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#20 Posted on 6.8.04 0800.25
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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5594234/

It's been ruled because the Cuban copy was pirated, that F911 is in fact Oscar-eligable.

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