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

From: Anna
Sent on: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 8:45 AM
I agree!  I think its great that so many independent films were nominated, and ultimately won.  The big blockbusters will never die, but at least the Academy is recognizing good film making.  I was glad to see the song from Once win, but I was disappointed that The Diving Bell and the Butterfly didn't win anything, it was a very original film, but at least it was nominated.

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?


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