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  Reply # 1935367 10-Jan-2018 10:13
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It's difficult to see how awards for anything artistic can satisfy everyone when the appreciation is subjective.

 

Natalie Portman won an Oscar for Black Swan but I guarantee that as many people disliked her performance as liked it.

 

These award ceremonies are only a form of advertising anyway.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1935374 10-Jan-2018 10:22
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The awards are like cooking competitions. They exist to generate fake excitement in order to increase audience size and revenue.

 

 





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  Reply # 1935377 10-Jan-2018 10:27
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SJB:

 

It's difficult to see how awards for anything artistic can satisfy everyone when the appreciation is subjective.

 

Natalie Portman won an Oscar for Black Swan but I guarantee that as many people disliked her performance as liked it.

 

These award ceremonies are only a form of advertising anyway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm inclined to agree with your first two, but not as much on your third. Awards ceremonies are an important part of the recognition of effort. 

 

Having said that about point 2, actors can deserve an Oscar for being unlikeable in a movie, if that's what the director was going for. Takes a fair bit of effort to be a nice person and act like an ahole etc.

 

Think Harold from Neighbours, who is nothing like his character in real life. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1935399 10-Jan-2018 10:58
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networkn:

 

Having said that about point 2, actors can deserve an Oscar for being unlikeable in a movie, if that's what the director was going for. Takes a fair bit of effort to be a nice person and act like an ahole etc.

 

Think Harold from Neighbours, who is nothing like his character in real life. 

 

 

Maybe 'like' and 'dislike' were the wrong words for me to use. As you say you can like a performance from someone even if you don't like the actor or character they are playing.

 

Possibly 'thought it was a good performance' and 'thought it was a poor performance' would have more accurately conveyed what I was thinking.


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  Reply # 1935407 10-Jan-2018 11:08
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SJB:

 

networkn:

 

Having said that about point 2, actors can deserve an Oscar for being unlikeable in a movie, if that's what the director was going for. Takes a fair bit of effort to be a nice person and act like an ahole etc.

 

Think Harold from Neighbours, who is nothing like his character in real life. 

 

 

Maybe 'like' and 'dislike' were the wrong words for me to use. As you say you can like a performance from someone even if you don't like the actor or character they are playing.

 

Possibly 'thought it was a good performance' and 'thought it was a poor performance' would have more accurately conveyed what I was thinking.

 

 

Yes, I can understand that. I haven't seen the movie myself, but from the people who I know who have, opinion seems pretty mixed. Never really been a fan of Natalie Portman as an actress. 

 

 




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  Reply # 1935744 10-Jan-2018 17:49
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networkn:

 

SJB:

 

It's difficult to see how awards for anything artistic can satisfy everyone when the appreciation is subjective.

 

Natalie Portman won an Oscar for Black Swan but I guarantee that as many people disliked her performance as liked it.

 

These award ceremonies are only a form of advertising anyway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm inclined to agree with your first two, but not as much on your third. Awards ceremonies are an important part of the recognition of effort. 

 

Having said that about point 2, actors can deserve an Oscar for being unlikeable in a movie, if that's what the director was going for. Takes a fair bit of effort to be a nice person and act like an ahole etc.

 

Think Harold from Neighbours, who is nothing like his character in real life. 

 

 

 

 

Oscars are different. Take off your clothes and you are sure to get one.


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