Re: [movies-320] Hollywood loosens its grip on the Academy Awards

From: Amee
Sent on: Monday, February 25, 2008 11:58 PM
ok, so not having been part of the hype around "Once", I can't see what all the hoopla is about? Can anyone enlighten me? I thought the song was um..nice..but that's about it...can't say that it seemed particularly special---so why such a following??
 
-Amee

 

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Date: 02/25/[masked]:38PM
Subject: Re: [movies-320] Hollywood loosens its grip on the Academy Awards

I, too, was super happy Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova won for best song!

On Feb 25, 2008, at 8:18 PM, Jims < [address removed] > wrote:

Hi everyone

If you are like me, Academy Awards winning movies are like political debates: little substance, try not to be offensive, include things to please everyone, tell the audience what to think.

Last night had some hope. All 4 acting award winners started out in either independent films or foreign films. Does this mean an end to Hollywood's in-breeding? :-)

The other indy highlight was hearing Glen Hansard and Mark?ta Irglov? singing live on stage. Our movie group saw "Once" last summer and we all agreed that this movie was really something special. (It cost $100,000 to make.) To top it off, even with 3 Enchanted songs as competitors, "Falling Slowly" took the oscar.

What are your thoughts?

Jim




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