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Oscar nomination ballots due by 5PM today (1/12/08)

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...so anything that happens after today has zero effect on the Academy Award nominations.

A lot of people think the Golden Globe wins or various Guild award announcements effect these nominations.

Not so.

Ballots are due today at 5PM, and most members mailed or turned them in a week or so ago.

Next up: The announcement of the nominees on Tuesday morning at 5:30 AM (PST) 1/22/08!
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Damn, I need to get started on mine.
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Yes, all you people have 'til 5PM today to rush PricewaterhouseCoopers with your ballots!

re: Oscar nomination ballots due by 5PM today (1/12/08)
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I need to stop procrastinating.
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I sent mine in the day after I received it.

I'm so bad though b/c I still have like 20 screeners to slog through.
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'Members' of what, exactly?
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AMPAS

aka The Academy
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Oh, right. I thought it was decided by people who were selected etc, not just membership.

Silly me.
The rain we knew is a thing of the past -
deep-delving, dark, deliberate you would say
browsing on spire and bogland; but today
our sky-blue slates are steaming in the sun,
our yachts tinkling and dancing in the bay
like racehorses. We contemplate at last
shining windows, a future forbidden to no one.


Derek Mahon

"Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets."

Arthur Miller
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You lazy voters, you.

Speaking of screeners. I have SAG screeners that just arrived in the last couple of days for Away From Her, 3:10 To Yuma, and No Country For Old Men.

That's kinda late in the game, but okay.

I watched the latter last night... MANY jaw-dropping leaps of logic. An incidental throw-away ending. A fantastic supporting performance by Javier Bardem. Terrific cinematography. Ultimately compelling, well-done, but also mildly irritating, puzzling and empty (save for Bardem, the cinematic imagery, and a few other isolated moments mostly from Jones).
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I've heard a lot of people dislike the ending besty. I like the coens, but for some reason this movie doesn't pique my interest.
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linnie! Don't let them "pull your chain."

They're as much members of the Academy as I am the Pope.

Yes, it's an elite, hard-to-get-into, small group of movie industry folk.
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Tazzy---It's compelling enough to see. I don't think you'd be bored... or too bored.

Bardem will keep you on the edge of your seat. And so will the cinematography. Incredible, indelible shots throughout.

But if there's ever a movie when the end credits come up an you say, "That's IT?!?!"

This is it.
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my all time favorite Coen Bros. character:

re: Oscar nomination ballots due by 5PM today (1/12/08)
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"An incidental throw-away ending."

I still have a hard time understanding why so many people see it like that. I love the ending. It brought the whole thing together for me.
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*****MILD SPOILERS********



Priest---I asked myself that after the film had ended. The best I can answer is this: I was very distracted during Tommy Lee Jones' final (LONG) speech. And I blame it on the shot. It's a medium shot that MOSTLY shows us the window outside. It was oddly-framed, as if to make you look behind him and through it. And, honest to God, I kept expecting to see Javier Bardem's creepy face pop up in the yard outside and scare the crap out of us. It was a poor directorial choice to have Jones sitting in front of the window with so much "wide open space" behind him. (It's a basic "Composition 101" mistake that they made!) So, what happened? My mind and my focus wandered greatly during his last speech. I didn't know it was the end, especially after such a dramatic previous scene with Bardem in the car. I kept thinking "what's next?" If they wanted us to focus on Tommy Lee and his final speech, the camera (and the directors) should have helped us out a LOT more than they did.
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Updated On: 1/12/08 at 01:28 PM
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I let my maid fill mine out for me. I don't think she has been to the cinema since 1994, though.
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...So she voted for Tom Hanks and Holly Hunter.
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Yeah there was a lot of negative space but it really would not have worked with a close-up of his face. The point of the scene was to show that evil is still out there.
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Dammit, I want my SAG screeners! I've only gotten Into the Wild.
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?How do you become a member? Not that I would want to, but do you have to be in the movie biz or something? Just curious...
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You have to be "voted" in by their membership committee. They add new members every year.

It used to be that all nominees were automatically invited to join. Not sure if that's the case anymore.

Each year they announce "new" members. Some of them are not so new. They're "old" members who let their memberships lapse (aka, didn't pay their dues), and have to be "invited" to join again.

Once you're a member, you're in for life, unless you don't pay your dues... or you piss 'em off. re: Oscar nomination ballots due by 5PM today (1/12/08)
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