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guitarfool2002

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Sam Smith was better as a songwriter when he "borrowed" melodies and chord progressions from 1980's era Tom Petty.  [wink]
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We know who should have won and we know how these things go.  Yes, Brian and Scott, all the way.  And they would have been far more appealing in an acceptance speech than Stallone.  But now they can check Sly off their list and move on.  Welcome not only Hollywood, but real life - it ain't fair.
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Very true.

But that Sam Smith tune was in no way the "best" in that category, even removing Brian and Scott from the list. That was a travesty.

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So are who are the 39 people here not signed in but watching?  Whomever you are, do you have any comments?
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Agreed GF.  That song was, eh??  But they wanted Sam Smith onstage, apparently.

What made me sad was that they didn't even give One Kind of Love enough time to be heard for the usual 3 seconds, and the weird rules at the Oscars have made it ineligible. That makes me very, very annoyed.
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I am sad. So glad Jon Hamm won. So many other choices of mine did not fare well. Overall, I feel they simply do not share my taste. Love & Mercy is such a refreshing and artistically done film. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The greater public will one day be inspired by the story of Brian Wilson. We are not there yet.
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That is very true - consider Love & Mercy as a whole was created with far, far less of a budget and none of the big-studio Hollywood hype which films like Creed and the Bond movie were. For what it has already accomplished, Love & Mercy got where it is now on equal parts heart and art. Those involved were deeply invested in the subjects of the film, and created a work worthy of the people it was portraying and especially Brian's personal story. For that, everything it has accomplished so far as a relatively lower budget film has been on the merits of the film itself. Not on hype, PR campaigns, and all the usual ballyhoo of the Hollywood game.

Look at the two categories where Love & Mercy was nominated. The films whose role and song beat out Love & Mercy have been franchises for 40 years in Rocky's case, and for almost 60 years with James Bond. Huge budgets, huge hype and attention...and Love & Mercy was right there with these established favorites..No, make that with these established franchises.

Thinking of it that way makes me feel MUCH better. Although I'm looking a lot like Grumpy Cat right now. [smile]

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  I was rooting for either Paul Dano or Stallone to win.  Paul would've definitely been a worthy winner.  But I can't say I wasn't happy to see Stallone get it.   Rocky is one of my favorite film franchises and Stallone was really good in Creed.
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I wasn't able to watch the show tonight but am disappointed L&M and Paul Dano didn't get anything. But we can still keep our fingers crossed for the Oscars.
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I knew Brian would come through for a favorite moment - I think it was the endless "best film?" speech.  The focus on Matt Damon shows Brian behind him checking his watch.  We all were feeling his pain.
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Funny thing is...

I avoided the "People's Choice Awards" this year as I do most years, since the nominees are usually as predictable as the contents of People magazine or other supermarket mags. In other words, most of the over-rated, overhyped stars, shows and movies take something. No real surprises -- the general public surveyed don't bother with any eclectic or independent art.

This year's Golden Globes didn't seem a heckuva lot different than what I'd been avoiding with the PCA telecast. Yawnsville...

Yep, the Academy Award nominees are announced this Thursday but once again, I suppose it'll be an honour for a nomination...or two..or three...but won't hold my breath for hardware inscribed to Brian's crew. Maybe a Lifetime Achievement Award somewhere in the future is all.

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The focus on Matt Damon shows Brian behind him checking his watch.  We all were feeling his pain.


Hee Hee! Missed that Debbie KL, but thanks! Now that's a good ego check for Damon. Maybe Brian should be a special guest of honour at these shows to keep people's heads on right.   [cool]
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It's easy to see the crowd going for the franchise favorites. This was just one time where I hoped the blind pig would find the truffle.
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I just hope Brian enjoyed the experience.
Didn't watch it but taped to look at later. Will probably take a screenshot of him looking at his watch.

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Awards come and go - the music and the film are no less good for having missed out.
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Ang,

     Totally agree with your comment.
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