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Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 04-19-22
Replies: 188
Do you think Academy Awards has hurt film?
Posted By Holden Pike
So your proposal is first instead of having the...

So your proposal is first instead of having the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences be a closed group of industry professionals that there be an "American Idol" style voting system where...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 04-15-22
Replies: 188
Do you think Academy Awards has hurt film?
Posted By Holden Pike
You are correct. I for one do not agree the...

You are correct. I for one do not agree the Oscars are awarding substantially different kinds of movies than they did ten or twenty or fifty years ago. You have not proven that they are, you simply...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 04-11-22
Replies: 188
Do you think Academy Awards has hurt film?
Posted By Holden Pike
Re: Do you think Academy Awards has hurt film?

I don't believe you are using that word correctly, Alanis, but as long as you acknowledge it is nonsense, we're good.
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 04-11-22
Replies: 188
Do you think Academy Awards has hurt film?
Posted By Holden Pike
I missed this in the rules of eligibility....

I missed this in the rules of eligibility. "Supposed" by who?
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 04-07-22
Replies: 188
Do you think Academy Awards has hurt film?
Posted By Holden Pike
No. The idea that more "independent" films...

No.

The idea that more "independent" films are being nominated now versus previous eras is due mostly to the fact that until the 1960s there was no such thing as independent cinema as we know it...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 04-07-22
Replies: 188
Do you think Academy Awards has hurt film?
Posted By Holden Pike
Re: Do you think Academy Awards has hurt film?

I don't know Stone's work very well, but I'll take a look. I did see her episode of the Netflix series "Voir" about her response to seeing Jaws as a child.

I also don't know when this supposed...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 04-07-22
Replies: 188
Do you think Academy Awards has hurt film?
Posted By Holden Pike
Did you see any of these movies? A movie...

Did you see any of these movies?


A movie about Irish people in Ireland. To make this fit your broad criteria does a movie about a country made from somebody in that country mean they are somehow...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 04-07-22
Replies: 188
Do you think Academy Awards has hurt film?
Posted By Holden Pike
And thus saying you are against virtue signaling...

And thus saying you are against virtue signaling that we cannot prove or disprove or real is simply virtue signaling of its own.
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 04-07-22
Replies: 188
Do you think Academy Awards has hurt film?
Posted By Holden Pike
And I am merely saying there is no way to prove...

And I am merely saying there is no way to prove or disprove that it is happening at all, for this year's ballot or any other.


Well, I take it back. You convinced me.
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 04-07-22
Replies: 188
Do you think Academy Awards has hurt film?
Posted By Holden Pike
You bet! Let's beat the crap outta that straw...

You bet! Let's beat the crap outta that straw man! Of course there's no way to prove that anyone is voting that way, certainly voting that way en masse. But just to be safe...yeah, I don't think...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 04-07-22
Replies: 188
Do you think Academy Awards has hurt film?
Posted By Holden Pike
There is no place on an Academy ballot to leave...

There is no place on an Academy ballot to leave comments. Its a ballot, not a blog. You dont check off your choice and then add, So good!, or Eh, the best of the five, I guess, but my favorite...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 04-07-22
Replies: 188
Do you think Academy Awards has hurt film?
Posted By Holden Pike
You "heard" that from who? Sounds like completely...

You "heard" that from who? Sounds like completely unsourced speculation. Fun! Talk about virtue signaling.
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 04-05-22