Active Topics | Member List | Search | Help | Register | Login
Movies
Byrne Robotics > Movies Page of 2 Next >>
Topic: Academy Adds ’Popular Film’ Award Post ReplyPost New Topic
Author
Message
Robbie Parry
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: June 17 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 12187
Posted: August 08 2018 at 9:57am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Am I missing something?


Outstanding achievement in popular film?

Technically? Box office? Critically?

It feels redundant. Don't they have existing awards to cover whatever the hell this new award is covering?

Help me out if I am missing something!


Edited by Robbie Parry on August 08 2018 at 9:58am
Back to Top profile | search
 
Matt Reed
Byrne Robotics Security
Avatar
Robotmod

Joined: April 16 2004
Posts: 33064
Posted: August 08 2018 at 11:20am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Awards shows in general are on the decline.  This is just another attempt to bolster viewership for an already bloated ceremony.  Much like studios attempting to get a handle on why people are moving very quickly to digital platforms like YouTube and Netflix (and floundering along the way) this is an aging Academy trying to "get in touch" with a younger demo.  Don't think it will work and, as the article says, has the real possibility of diluting their other awards.
Back to Top profile | search
 
John Byrne
Avatar
Imaginary X-Man

Joined: May 11 2005
Posts: 115951
Posted: August 08 2018 at 11:30am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Well, at least it will give the pajama people something else to grouse about!
Back to Top profile | search
 
Robbie Parry
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: June 17 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 12187
Posted: August 08 2018 at 12:16pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

 Matt Reed wrote:
Awards shows in general are on the decline.

Even the WWE Slammy Awards? Are they still going? ;-) 
Back to Top profile | search
 
Brian Floyd
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: July 07 2006
Location: United States
Posts: 6408
Posted: August 08 2018 at 12:28pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

The Academy Awards are a joke, and have been for ages. Especially when foreign films that are subtitled and art house movies that most people won't watch win Best Picture and Best Actor. (The year LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL and Roberto Begnini won really ticked me off.....) Or when almost all of the nominees are caucasian, despite brilliant performances by actors of other races.

Not quite as bad as Jethro Tull having a Grammy that rightfully belongs to Metallica, but still pretty bad.
Back to Top profile | search e-mail
 
Robbie Parry
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: June 17 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 12187
Posted: August 08 2018 at 12:51pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

I've never watched a ceremony. I just look at highlights.

I'm a huge wrestling fan, but the Slammys - far less than 3 hours - was boring enough! 


Edited by Robbie Parry on August 08 2018 at 12:52pm
Back to Top profile | search
 
John Popa
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: March 20 2008
Posts: 3324
Posted: August 08 2018 at 1:13pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

This is one of those scenarios where I'm just out of step with most others. I LIKE that the Oscars reward obscure, 'unpopular' works. I like that they point me to high quality movies that aren't just big money blockbusters - that they actually reward DRAMAS.

I do watch the Oscar show every year (and the Golden Globes and Tonys) but, again, I'm the minority who watches awards shows precisely for the reasons more people don't. (I do agree the show could be shorter and some awards could be awarded off camera, though.)

There's already an awards show for 'popular' movies, it's called The Peoples' Choice Awards and NOBODY watches that, not even award show fans.

Given that, of course I think the new category is stupid. It was irritating enough when they expanded the Best Picture nominees to 10 or when they added Best Animated Feature.
Back to Top profile | search
 
Bill Collins
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: May 26 2005
Location: England
Posts: 10624
Posted: August 08 2018 at 1:45pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Awards shows are cheap tv, we even have televised `Soap`
awards here!
I think we have reached a point where people are
fatigued by them.
The Oscars seem to me, to be so worthy and up their own
arses.
Also, don`t get me started on the ineptitude of PWC and
their handling of the envelopes!
Back to Top profile | search e-mail
 
John Byrne
Avatar
Imaginary X-Man

Joined: May 11 2005
Posts: 115951
Posted: August 08 2018 at 1:45pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

The year LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL and Roberto Begnini won really ticked me off.....

••

Among the stupidest movies ever made.


 INVISO TEXT (Click or highlight to reveal):
I was furious when we got to the end and were shown the narrator was the kid! That meant the whole thing was his fantasy, since there was no way he could have known what his father was doing. The whole POINT was that he was "protected" from knowing!!

Back to Top profile | search
 
Steve De Young
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: April 01 2008
Location: United States
Posts: 3258
Posted: August 08 2018 at 8:26pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Yeah, I mean, its hard to draw a new audience when all the nominated films are movies that none of most of America has seen.  I'm glad that somewhere somebody is making a movie about a one-legged French cabbage salesman who's in love with his own mother.  But I'm not going to watch it.  And seeing its screenwriter get an award doesn't seem like a good use of my time.

Edited by Steve De Young on August 08 2018 at 8:27pm
Back to Top profile | search
 
Matt Reed
Byrne Robotics Security
Avatar
Robotmod

Joined: April 16 2004
Posts: 33064
Posted: August 08 2018 at 11:40pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

 John Popa wrote:
This is one of those scenarios where I'm just out of step with most others. I LIKE that the Oscars reward obscure, 'unpopular' works. I like that they point me to high quality movies that aren't just big money blockbusters - that they actually reward DRAMAS.

I do watch the Oscar show every year (and the Golden Globes and Tonys) but, again, I'm the minority who watches awards shows precisely for the reasons more people don't. (I do agree the show could be shorter and some awards could be awarded off camera, though.) 

There's already an awards show for 'popular' movies, it's called The Peoples' Choice Awards and NOBODY watches that, not even award show fans.

This.  Exactly why I have loved the Oscars my entire life.  Sue me!

Back to Top profile | search
 
Bill Collins
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: May 26 2005
Location: England
Posts: 10624
Posted: August 09 2018 at 12:17am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Steve De Young, i agree!
Back to Top profile | search e-mail
 

Page of 2 Next >>
  Post ReplyPost New Topic
Printable version Printable version

Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot create polls in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

 Active Topics | Member List | Search | Help | Register | Login