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Vegas odds --

 

Oscar for Best Picture

12 Years a Slave 2-5

American Hustle 4-1

Gravity 5-1 (10-1)

Dallas Buyers Club 15-1 (30-1)

The Wolf of Wall Street 30-1 (15-1)

Captain Phillips 50-1 (40-1)

Philomena 75-1 (60-1)

Nebraska 85-1 (75-1)

Her 150-1 (100-1)

 

Oscar for Best Actor

Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club 1-2 (6-5)

Chiwetel Ejiofor,12 Years a Slave 4-1 (8-5)

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street 5-1

Bruce Dern, Nebraska 25-1 (12-1)

Christian Bale, American Hustle 30-1

 

Oscar for Best Actress

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine 1-5 (1-4)

Sandra Bullock, Gravity 10-1

Meryl Streep, August: Osage County 14-1 (12-1)

Amy Adams, American Hustle 18-1 (14-1)

Judi Dench, Philomena 25-1 (15-1)

 

Oscar for Best Supporting Actor

Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club 1-4 (1-2)

Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave 5-1 (3-1)

Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips 15-1 (12-1)

Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street 25-1 (20-1)

Bradley Cooper, American Hustle 30-1 (25-1)

 

Oscar for Best Supporting Actress

Lupita Nyongo, 12 Years a Slave 4-5 (7-5)

Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle 8-5 (6-5)

June Squibb, Nebraska 15-1 (8-1)

Julia Roberts, August: Osage County 20-1 (14-1)

Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine 25-1 (20-1)

 

Oscar for Best Director

Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity 1-3 (2-3)

Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave 4-1 (5-2)

Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street 15-1 (9-1)

David O. Russell, American Hustle 16-1 (10-1)

Alexander Payne, Nebraska 50-1 (40-1)

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Asking Lukas about movies is like asking Larry the cable guy for fashion advice.

 

I'll take that as a compliment.

 

First of all, on Sundays I'm too busy with church to even think about Oscars. And second of all, I'd rather watch a Willie Nelson country music video than watch a movie award show that is used for left wing propaganda and awards "Shakespeare in Love" as best movie over "Saving Private Ryan". Finally, I've only seen two movies in theaters this year, the movie with Tom Hanks about Walt Disney and Lone Survivor, so I wouldn't be great help in the top movie categories.

 

That said, I'll give it a shot:

 

Best dressed actor: Jack Bauer. He'll be the last face you ever see.

 

Best dressed actress: Julia Roberts. The fat lips mixed with a marriage to Lyle Lovett has to get her some kind of award, right?

 

Worst dressed actor: George Clooney. He's due, right?

 

Worst dressed actress: Angelina Jolie. If anyone has fatter lips than Julia Roberts, it's Jolie.

 

Best movie: The slave movie. Lets be honest here, Hollywood loves these kind of movies that make us all feel bad about the history of America again.

 

Best actor: DiCaprio. The dude is good in everything he touches. Gold Jerry!

 

Best actress: Streep. Hey, she was great in Rochelle Rochelle and just keeps her career moving forward.

 

Best director: Speilburg. Aren't they still giving this out to him annually for his work in the Goonies?

 

Well, I'm sure this was very educational and I have no doubt I'm spot on. Have a great time watching!

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I'll take that as a compliment.

 

First of all, on Sundays I'm too busy with church to even think about Oscars. And second of all, I'd rather watch a Willie Nelson country music video than watch a movie award show that is used for left wing propaganda and awards "Shakespeare in Love" as best movie over "Saving Private Ryan". Finally, I've only seen two movies in theaters this year, the movie with Tom Hanks about Walt Disney and Lone Survivor, so I wouldn't be great help in the top movie categories.

 

That said, I'll give it a shot:

 

Best dressed actor: Jack Bauer. He'll be the last face you ever see.

 

Best dressed actress: Julia Roberts. The fat lips mixed with a marriage to Lyle Lovett has to get her some kind of award, right?

 

Worst dressed actor: George Clooney. He's due, right?

 

Worst dressed actress: Angelina Jolie. If anyone has fatter lips than Julia Roberts, it's Jolie.

 

Best movie: The slave movie. Lets be honest here, Hollywood loves these kind of movies that make us all feel bad about the history of America again.

 

Best actor: DiCaprio. The dude is good in everything he touches. Gold Jerry!

 

Best actress: Streep. Hey, she was great in Rochelle Rochelle and just keeps her career moving forward.

 

Best director: Speilburg. Aren't they still giving this out to him annually for his work in the Goonies?

 

Well, I'm sure this was very educational and I have no doubt I'm spot on. Have a great time watching!

 

Don't care about best dressed but I do care about movies.

 

Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

 

Yeah you can call it "Left wing propaganda" but I will disagree with you on this. Yes he plays a transgender HIV infected character but I think he absolutely did a fantastic job creating empathy with his character and even though his lifestyle wasn't one that most people pursue, his character was able to connect with the audience in some of the basic things we as humans feel. A disconnect from society (ie. I don't feel like I belong) and the journey for approval/acceptance from our parents (the bank scene with his father just struck me so hard being a father myself). I thought he did great.

 

Best Supporting Actress: June Squibb, Nebraska

 

If you haven't seen "Nebraska" and like "Sideways," she'll remind you a lot of Thomas Haden Church's character except for the getting laid and failing miserably to keep up the lies part. Both characters you loved because of their flaws but you just wanted to strangle them and tell them to "Stop talking and doing this stuff" a lot. So why would I like her to win Best Supporting Actrress. Because she played that part of old nagging mother so well, it felt like she was my mother sometimes (which I love Mom, please don't take it the wrong way). She should win but probably won't.

 

Best Actress: Sandra Bullock, Gravity

 

I don't want to give away anything for those who haven't seen Gravity so SPOILERS!!!

 

 

 

She was practically the only actor in that film or for at least a majority of it and she carried the entire film to make it as great as it was. Yes the special effects help but her performance was what kept me at the edge of my seat yelling at the movie screen pissing off the guy in front of me. I know I shouldn't talk during the movie but that movie did it for me.

 

Best Actor: Leonardo Dicaprio, Wolf of Wall Street

 

Martin Scorese and Leonardo Dicaprio work so well with each other, it's almost magical. You can just tell they know everything about each other that makes it feel so real.

 

Best Picture: 12 Years A Slave

 

Again Lukas, I respectfully disagree with you on Hollywood always picks the film that tries to make Americans "feel bad" about their history or how they treat different groups of people. In 2006 Oscars, Brokeback Mountain didn't win best picture but it did win for Best Director. In the 2009 Oscars, Milk didn't win Best Picture but Sean Penn did win Best actor. However, I feel that this year the movie stand alone as a whole as just the best picture of the year. When I was down in Louisiana last month, I went to where they filmed some of the scenes and you can feel that history there. It's was one of the great books of the 19th century and why it took so long to be made into a film, we'll probably never know but it was a very moving film that really brought out the realities that was slavery and what it meant for people.

 

It was very real about slavery. Not every owner was violent to their slaves, they had value to their owners so that they could get loans to gain more capital. Sometimes, they did value the input of the slave's opinion and some lived good lives. Some didn't. It was graphic and real. I know I am paraphrasing here but "Those who don't learn History are doomed to repeat it." Yes, slavery was horrible but ignoring it doesn't help anyone and could lead to a glorification of that trade. America wasn't perfect but that's okay. That's what makes this country great. We are striving to make a more perfect union, not that we are one.

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I'll admit to being a severe movie-a-holic. I did not see Gravity, Philomena, Nebraska, or Her.

 

That said;

 

Best Picture;

 

12 Years a Slave - very powerful movie, along with August:Osage County as powerful a movie as I've seen in a long time.

 

 

 

Best Actor;

Very tough call here. McConaughey, Ejiofor, and Bale were all great - nod to Ejiofor.

 

Best Actress;

IMO, hands down from the movies I saw (including Blue Jasmine), Meryl Streep, August:Osage County.

 

Best Supporting Actor;

 

Leto was good, Fassbender was evil, Bradley Coolper was Bradley Cooper, but I've have to go with Jonah Hill.

 

Best Supporting Actress;

Toss up for me between Jennifer Lawrence and Julia Roberts, but I thought Osage County such a very well done movie I give nod to Roberts.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Hoping Matthew McConaughey hoists the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Oscar&src=hash">#Oscar</a> statuette and says, “Guess who just found the Yellow King?”</p>— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) <a href="

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Hoping Matthew McConaughey hoists the <a onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'Outgoing', 'twitter.com', '/search?q=%23Oscar&src=hash']);" href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Oscar&src=hash">#Oscar</a> statuette and says, “Guess who just found the Yellow King?”</p>— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) <a onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'Outgoing', 'twitter.com', '/poniewozik/statuses/440278766850678784']);" href="
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That would be epic but a massive spoiler that would piss me off.

 

But for those haters of the Oscars. Deadspin has the guide for you. Pretty spot on for haters.

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hey Lukus--take a short break and give us your take on West Side Story. It's on now.

 

No need to rewatching it...I saw it once in high school.

 

Here's one word to describe it: Not bad.

 

As I recall, there were some kids in gangs singing and snapping as they sized one another up during brawls. The Sharks versus the Jets, which sounds more like a Florida HS football matchup than a teenage gang fight, is a classic that nobody will soon forget.

 

The storyline is good with the gang member liking the other gang members sister or something and I think I recall that one of them died, not much different than Romeo and Juliet. I think I liked West Side Story better than Bill Shakespeare's R&J though because you can understand what the characters are talking about. I can handle the singing and prancing and whatnot, as long as I know where the story is going.

 

I give it a solid A.

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Huge kudos to DBC, it was a great movie.

 

McConaughey's speech started and ended great, but in the middle it come off as awkwardly lacking in humility. My hero is always myself...???

 

Anyway, another Oscar for UT!

 

I didn't take it that way. My perception was that his hero is the person that he is striving to be, but will never become. For a moment, I was concerned he was saying exactly what you thought he was, before he explained that you can never be satisfied with the person you are. He said as much in the closing moments of his acceptance. McConaughey radiates confidence, which is part of his appeal. Without that confidence, he would not be the success that he is. He reminds me of a throwback, a wildcatter. He is brash, but it works for him.

 

Edit: I can see where you are coming from. In fact, I thought his mother had an uh-oh look on her face when he began that part of his acceptance speech.

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This picture was from an anniversary of MGM Studios, and there's an Oscar statue off to the side.

Got this in an email a year or so ago.

 

1st Row: James Stewart, Margaret Sullivan, Lucille Ball, Hedy Lamarr, Katharine Hepburn, Louis B. Mayer, Greer Garson, Irene Dunne, Susan Peters, Ginny Simms, Lionel Barrymore

 

2nd Row: Harry James, Brian Donlevy, Red Skelton, Mickey Rooney, William Powell, Wallace Beery, Spencer Tracy, Walter Pidgeon, RobertTaylor, Pierre Aumont, Lewis Stone, Gene Kelly, Jackie Jenkins

 

3rd Row: Tommy Dorsey, George Murphy, Jean Rogers, James Craig, Donna Reed, Van Johnson, Fay Bainter, Marsha Hunt, Ruth Hussey, Marjorie Main, Robert Benchley

 

4th Row: Dame May Whitty, Reginald Owen, Keenan Wynn, Diana Lewis, Marilyn Maxwell, Esther Williams, Ann Richards, Marta Linden, Lee Bowman, Richard Carlson, Mary Astor

 

5th Row: Blanche Ring, Sara Haden, Fay Holden, Bert Lahr, Frances Gifford, June Allyson, Richard Whorf, Frances Rafferty, Spring Byington, Connie Gilchrist, Gladys Cooper

 

6th Row: Ben Blue, Chill Wills, Keye Luke, Barry Nelson, Desi Arnaz, Henry O'Neill, Bob Crosby, Rags Ragland

 

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