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Larry Franz

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Zip for Love and Mercy. Maybe Paul Dano suffered from not being a clear lead actor or supporting actor. His omission was still a big surprise.
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Disappointing, but not totally surprising, news.

I predicted it a few months ago, but Straight Outta Compton got a nod (Best Screenplay) while L&M gets shut out.  
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Disappointing for sure, but you're indeed right it's good news that now we don't have to watch the show! I had to turn off the Golden Globes after 20 minutes, it became unbearable.

As I said in the Golden Globe's thread, Love and Mercy will become a classic, and many of these films up for awards will be forgotten about. Brian's song and the masterpiece Pohlad put together will be timeless.

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Very true Hal.  


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Sue Schlichter

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I see Star Wars snuck in there for three. Not accounted for in pre-awards guessing game for score or soundtrack or whatever you call it.
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I don't think Paul Dano's role was unclear. There are two, or even three lead roles in L&M. I think the "movie awards" industry just didn't know what to do with it. It's not flashy, or fast action. It's a serious movie about real life issues most people would like to ignore. L&M is a unique movie, more artistic than mainstream. In that respect I think it did well to be nominated as it was. It's a great movie for Brian and Melinda. The story, the artistry, the production, the acting are all top notch.

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My tolerance for awards shows expired Sunday night. [smile]   As mentioned in the other thread, the camera catching Brian looking at his watch pretty much summed it up.
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I wasn't gonna watch it anyway.  Awards shows!!!  You know.  Doesn't change a THING.  Still an A-1 First Class movie. 

I only wish it had been a little longer so that they could have made some of the items they touched on a little clearer to those who don't know 'the story'.  Not everyone who saw it/sees it are dyed in the wool fanatics like most of us are.

Van Dyke Parks suggested 11 and 1/2 years ago that finishing and then touring BWPS had gone a long way in helping to 'cure' Brian.  I think this movie has gone even further in that regard.  Brian strikes me as a different guy these days.  [and OF COURSE I mean that in an entirely positive sense.]

The awards?  They're nice but Brian and Melinda know that Love and Mercy was a HUGE success.  WELL DONE you two.  Congratulations from all of us who KNOW it.
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I somewhat agree Lee. I brought some friends to a showing of L&M, and though they followed the story and understood it, I don't think they realized fully what a tyrant Landy was...but such perspective can probably only be attained over time by reading and hearing about what that guy did. And after seeing the film my friends were inquisitive about the story, and I think that was one of the goals of the movie: get people interested in the story/music so they learn more about it (which is probably why the Campaign To Change Direction is closely related to this film).

Given the time constraints (fitting a story into an hour and 30 minutes), I think that Pohlad did the most perfect job he could do (that anyone could do) telling this story in cinematic form.

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Oscars...Schmoscars! What do they know about artistic merit, anyway? 

As I said on an earlier thread, when that "pimp" song won Best Song 10 years ago, it was getting crystal clear you don't earn your way to one, you buy or...uh... "canoodle" your way to one.  

I agree with HAL and others' who've said even whatever wins "Best Picture" is forgotten a lot sooner than the winners of 30-40+ years ago. The stories aren't as original or timeless.

Love the title for this thread, Larry. To help make lemonade from lemons, I'll start a list of things to do in that 5-6 hour time span of skipping the Oscar telecast:

- Clip fingernails.
- Clip toenails.
- Floss teeth.
- Take long, sudsy bath or shower.
- Shave legs.
- Clean ears with Q-Tips.
- Tweezer out those pesky rogue hairs from my chin and face.
- Finally found time to do that weekend crossword and Sudoku puzzles.

Suggestions?...
 
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    Love and Mercy will hold up just fine.  No Oscar nominations were required.  I feel a little bad for Paul Dano that he didn't at least get nominated again.  But he's an awesome actor who will go on to do more great work.
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I'd agree with kds, disappointing, but not surprising.  

We all enjoyed it, and I bet it sticks around in years to come.

And the Oscars are always on at a funny time of the day down here, so I always miss it. This year will be no exception.

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To me, award shows have almost always been meaningless...the opinion that matters the most to me is MINE...we're talking about ART here...allegedly, there are rules; *I* don't think there should be any...do you like [fill in the blank] ? good...did ya NOT like it? oh well...
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I posted in SSMB that the Oscars always tend to ignore movies I like anyway. 

My two favorite genres, comedy and horror, are almost always completely ignored.  

Lisa, 

Here are some other suggestions on things to do instead of watching the Oscars:

Catch up on anything on your DVR

Watch Love and Mercy

Make a good batch of chili in a slow cooker 

Balance your check book 

Research the grand mystery of the end of the 2012 C50 Tour 

Watch The Beach Boys American Family and take a drink everything something inaccurate happens

Take an ibuprofen if you've attempted the above

Sleep

Create dream setlists for both Brian Wilson and Mike & Bruce for 2016

Eat a Snickers

or

Anything....literally anything else is better than watching the Oscars.


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Larry Franz

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That's a good list of alternative things to do, and so was Lisa's original list. Personal hygiene is important. And solving puzzles may keep our minds sharp!

Personally, I always enjoy it when Brian or someone like Paul Dano receives an award or some other kind of recognition. Partly because they will probably enjoy receiving it and partly because it confirms my good (no, let's be honest, my excellent) taste.

I thought it was obvious that Dano was one of three lead actors, but the people who administer awards didn't all agree. In fact, IMDb lists 22 nominations he got for Love & Mercy: 

15 nominations and 1 win for supporting actor

6 nominations and 4 wins for lead actor

1 "Virtuoso Award" for a distinguished performance
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