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Old 10-01-2013, 14:31
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Why do you think?
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Old 10-01-2013, 14:33
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It's British, popular and not directed by Spielberg or Tarantino
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Old 10-01-2013, 14:38
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1- It doesn't feature a historical figure

2- It doesn't feature the cast singing

3- It's not about some loser whose wife leaves him, and he finds a letter or something, and needs to win the big dance/football match/blah blah blah.....and his dad has cancer or whatever, and meh.

4- It doesn't have Al-Qaeda in it, or if it does, not enough Al-Qaeda
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Old 10-01-2013, 14:45
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Apart from Skyfall, has any other Bond movie really been Oscar-worthy (technical & song awards apart)??
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Old 10-01-2013, 14:47
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Apart from Skyfall, has any other Bond movie really been Oscar-worthy (technical & song awards apart)??
Some of the earlier ones. Goldfinger.....You Only Live Twice.

And I'd say Casino Royale too more recently.
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Old 10-01-2013, 14:49
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Goldfinger
Goldeneye
On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Or am I just listing my favourite bond films?
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Old 10-01-2013, 14:54
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When I heard that the Oscars will present a tribute to 007 I had a bad feeling they were doing it to try and make up for stiffing the series when the nominations were announced.
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Old 10-01-2013, 14:54
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They don't tend to nominate many pure action action films. The only Bourne film of the trilogy to be nominated was the last one, and that was only in technical categories (which to be fair it won). And although not a fan, I would say that any of the Bourne series was far superior to Skyfall in most areas.
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Old 10-01-2013, 14:57
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because they are vastly overrated, and not very good.

but I bet Patrick McGoohan wished he'd said yes.
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Old 10-01-2013, 15:01
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because they are vastly overrated, and not very good.
That could be said about a lot of Oscar winners and nominees
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Old 10-01-2013, 15:04
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It's British and longest running Americans must hate that.
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Old 10-01-2013, 15:08
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It's British and longest running Americans must hate that.
This definitely goes against the Oscars...which like to award "impact" films and performances - not long running ones. This is also why sequels very rarely do well at the Oscars.
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Old 10-01-2013, 15:16
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Some songs have been nominated including Nobody does it better by Carly Simon
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Old 10-01-2013, 15:29
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The Academy voters love Judi Dench, so it is a surprise that she didn't get nominated yet again.
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Old 10-01-2013, 15:34
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The Oscars are supposed to be awards for art, not entertainment.

I know there will be times where Bond could have been nominated for this, and where other films should not have been. But this is the basic reason why.
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Old 10-01-2013, 15:39
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Adele wasn't snubbed.. the guy on BBC thinks she'll win too.
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Old 10-01-2013, 15:41
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Skyfall wasn't nominated because it was boring, dull, and generally pretty crap.
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Old 10-01-2013, 16:53
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Too well known.
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Old 10-01-2013, 16:56
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Skyfall wasn't nominated because it was boring, dull, and generally pretty crap.
So how do you explain Lincoln, Les Mis etc.

Oh you're being ironic
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Old 10-01-2013, 17:06
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For it to be snubbed there would have to be some ill intent towards it, which clearly there is not. Some fan boys and girls get far to precious about these things.
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Old 10-01-2013, 17:11
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Javier Bardem was brilliant, so was Judi. It's a shame they didn't get nominated. Surprisingly, Silver Linings Playbook got nominated. Good film, but the cast wasn't as good in my opinion.

However, hearing that Les Mis has been nominated for best picture makes me even more excited to see it!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20972967
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Old 10-01-2013, 17:17
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Apart from Skyfall, has any other Bond movie really been Oscar-worthy (technical & song awards apart)??
Maybe not Die Another Day but Brosnans other 3 films are and Goldeneye definitely is.
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Old 10-01-2013, 17:18
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Skyfall wasn't nominated because it was boring, dull, and generally pretty crap.
Skyfall was the first of Daniel Craigs Bonds that WASN'T boring dull and crap. I loved it. Casino and Quantum are terrible.
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Old 10-01-2013, 18:31
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If someone can win an Oscar for playing a pantomime villain in a bloody Batman film, I don't see why someone playing a pantomime villain in a bloody James Bond film can't at least get nominated.
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Old 10-01-2013, 19:06
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What a film is saying is considered more important than the film making.

Which is bizarre when you think about it.

Like giving an award to an averagely written novel because it's on a worthy subject.


If you look back on the last, say, twenty years the "Best Picture" is an averagely made political statement of the moment in almost every case.
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