How would you fix the Academy Awards?

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  1. sithgoblin King of the Castle

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    Over the years, the Academy Awards have made some amazing gaffes (like making some winners accept their award from the aisle - wtf!), but fortunately they have been isolated to individual years. However, there are some fundamental problems with the Oscars as a whole that I think should be fixed.

    1. Don't drown out the winners with music
    Jon Stewart did a commendable thing when he let that woman back on stage to give her acceptance speech. It's the winner's night, for christsakes. Let them have their moment. That's what it's all about, celebrating their talent. If you want to save time, how about less focus on the inane presenter banter - which is always lame - and more on the winners?

    2. Don't perform every Best Original Song nomination live
    This is a huge snoozefest for me, and also an annoying one. This isn't a music awards show, it's a film awards show. And they don't play complete cues for the original film score nominations, they place short excerpts. They should do the same for Best Original Song. If they want to honour them so badly, they could perform the winner live, but performing every damn song is time that could be spent on other things - like, oh I don't know, letting the winners give an acceptance speech? Or just making the show not go overtime?


    Anyone else?
     
  2. Raiden Wakanda Forever

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    I agree with your suggestions. I also think they should move the show along briskly and cut out montages that just seemed to prolong the show. I also think they should bring John Stewart back; having a competent host can help increase the enjoyment of the show.
     
  3. Spider-Fan SHHFFL 2014/2019 Champion

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    No more stupid montages :o

    Keep the ones for the people that died in the past year, the honorary award, etc. But none of the crappy ones they do (tribute to gay cowboys, people having bad dreams, etc).
     
  4. BatSpider Not an S

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    Best Superhero Movie/ Best Blockbuster Category :oldrazz:
     
  5. tzarinna Mamochka

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    I like the montages. :csad:
     
  6. chaseter Esteemed Member

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    I do to...just not after every commercial break:o

    I would hire multiple hosts, maybe 2-3 like Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Conan, Colbert, Letterman, etc...John Stewart clearly had no set and his jokes that he 'winged' were awful.
     
  7. Spider-Fan SHHFFL 2014/2019 Champion

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    I like the ones for the people that died and the honorary ones...but the other ones that are just supposed to be funny are stupid. THAT IS WHAT THE HOST IS FOR!!!
     
  8. chaseter Esteemed Member

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    Like how John Stewart said that if it wasn't for the writers being back, they would have more dumb montages...yet there was still one every 10 minutes:o
     
  9. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    When you say "fix." You mean so every year Denzel and DiCaprio gets one, right?
     
  10. SuperHeroHype SHH! Creator

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    Actually nominate movies that people care about? And while I love Jon Stewart (seriously, I watch the Daily Show all the time), I think they need a host like Billy Crystal that can perform and do a GRAND entrance.
     
  11. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    I think they're swinging away from the Steve Martins and Billy Crystals because they want someone the youngsters can relate to. Someone ironically funny. You seriously think they'd try to bring Crystal back?
     
  12. Catman Registered

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    I remember a time when they DID do that. In fact...I remember 10 years ago they had dancers perform to the nominees. I'll never forget a bunch of dancers in suits and dark glasses dancing to Danny Elfman's Men In Black theme. :heart:

    Agreed. I like the montages but they over do it.

    Agreed. Billy Crystal was the best. Steve Martin, Whoopi, Ellen, Jon Stewart, etc haven't lived up to the greatness that was Billy Crystal. Chris Rock was close but I missed the song and dance.
     
  13. cerealkiller182 Must Get Deadpool Avatar

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    Dont be so bias towards comedies. Only thing I would change
     
  14. Catman Registered

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    They should bring back Chris Rock or get Conan. Or maybe even Colbert.
     
  15. matthooper Registered

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    Not about the show but the process. No mater what the perception is, most academy members do not see the majority of films nominated. That's a fact. They vote on hype and recomendations. Much of the Acedemy is made up of old geezers who neither go to see the noms or know how to use the DVD's that the Academy sends them. The rest are stars and workers who do not have the time to see the films.


    A friend of mine has an uncle in he Academy, he was a cinematographer in the 60's. My friend told me he voted for No Country For Old Men because and I quote, "was the favorite and it had to be good", he never saw it.

    I don't know what he answer is, but when you have people voting on films they have not even seen, I think that's a bigger problem than the host or a montage.
     
  16. cerealkiller182 Must Get Deadpool Avatar

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    Montages funny? Are we seeing the same montages? I dont believe that this is their point. The point of the montages is to honor cinema which is what the whole point of the show is in the first place.
     
  17. YsoSerious Registered

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    We don't need entire performances of " song of the year ", just a snippet from the film will do. Also, quit showing Jack Nicholsen wearing his shades every 2 minutes.
     
  18. cerealkiller182 Must Get Deadpool Avatar

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    I like that the performances are played. This is suppose to be a show afterall.
     
  19. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    That year Robin Williams covered Blame Canada was one of the better ones. Those should be kept, because usually the songs are pretty good.
     
  20. Prison Mike Don't drop the soap!

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    Get Conan as host next year!
     
  21. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    Two words:

    CONAN DAMNIT! :cmad:
     
  22. FaT_tONle Registered

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    Ellen Degeneres should never host again... she was not very entertaining last year... but if they need a woman in there which they probably do then keep her I guess... the third person in the rotation should probably be Conan but I wouldn't mind some new blood... I don't like Chris Rock that much either...
     
  23. Drizzle Yesferatu

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    :huh:

    Tons of people cared about "Juno", "No Country", and "There Will Be Blood".
     
  24. Catman Registered

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    Not the general public. Juno was the ONLY movie people have seen of the five movies nominated. No wonder when Titanic was nominated it was the highest rated Oscar telecast.
     
  25. Movies205 Corporate Money

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    You suck, sorry, no explanation is needed when you make a stupid statement like that.

    Explanation: I'm bored... The oscars are not meant to nominate movies people care about, if you want that then go watch the PEOPLE's Choice Award. The Oscars pick the BEST movies of the year whether people care or not doesn't matter. These are movies chosen by the artists themselves. Now whether those movies are actually the best is another matter but that's not what you said. So this is why your statement is so undeniably dumb.
     

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