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Posted by · 9:34 am · August 21st, 2009

I’ll never cease to be astounded by the repeated attitude that films nominated for Oscars are all masterpieces. “It was great, but Oscars?…” is something that only makes sense coming out of the mouth of someone with no knowledge of Academy history.

–BurmaShave in our “District 9” Oscar talk discussion.

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  • 1 8-21-2009 at 9:58 am

    Mark Kratina said...

    Couldn’t agree more and congrats to BurmaShave for having your quote highlighted. : )

    Your thoughts are newsworthy! As a result of my posting this, your thoughts are officially being discussed/dissected.

    I see a blog in your future………………

  • 2 8-21-2009 at 10:13 am

    Marlowe said...

    This argument, valid though it is, falls on deaf ears so often that there needs to be a shorthand term for it. I propose “‘Chicago’ says whaaaa?”

  • 3 8-21-2009 at 11:29 am

    Robert Hamer said...

    All one needs to do is look at 1961, when The Alamo was nominated over Spartacus and Psycho for Best Picture, to see what AMPAS considers “Oscar-worthy.”

    Hats off to BurmaShave.

  • 4 8-21-2009 at 12:23 pm

    Encore Entertainment said...

    There’s nothing such as awards worthy. Everything is subjective and people just need to realise. No film is arbitrarily Oscar material or not until someone votes for it.

  • 5 8-21-2009 at 12:41 pm

    A.J said...

    Awards mean nothing, but when a genre film or just something that comes out of the blue is recognized then that is something to pay attention to. I’m not saying this right, but hopefully you get the idea. Examples would be like Silence of the Lambs, Fargo, Pulp Fiction, and City of God.

  • 6 8-21-2009 at 4:03 pm

    Zach said...

    Yes, the academy are the people who honored Slumdog Millionaire and Crash in the last five years as being “the best picture of the year”.

  • 7 8-21-2009 at 4:55 pm

    Scott Ward said...

    I say this often myself, but when I do, I refer to films that SHOULD be Oscar material. I understand BurmaShave’s point, but just because someone utters these words doesn’t mean they are ignorant of the Academy’s incompetence.

  • 8 8-21-2009 at 9:48 pm

    BurmaShave said...

    I’m honored.