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Oscar Watch 2016: Room, and Brooklyn


Room, Brooklyn

Hello and welcome to the fifth and final entry in my ramp up to Oscars 2016! I had previously listed the Nominees, and recapped what 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Despite my procrastination, I have managed to see all of the best picture nominees! A first! There is always one or two that escaped me, but this year I can make a fully informed decision. Lets get to it!

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Razzies 2016!


The answer to the Oscars, the Razzies are for bad films and performances. As usual, I find no fault with this year’s nominees or decisions. I went out of my way to avoid the two films that dominated the awards this year. I am both happy at this, and sad. My crap detector has caused me to see far fewer bad films than in the past. This is not a good thing. One cannot completely appreciate great art unless you are exposed to garbage as well.

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Oscar Nominatons 2016!

Well, the “no blacks allowed” tradition continues at the Academy Awards for a second straight year, but I don’t see this year being as glaring as last year. The only major denial was Idris Elba for “Beasts of no Nation”. Jada Smith is making a stink, likely because Hubby Will Smith did not get nominated for “Concussion”, but lets be real. It was not that great of a movie. Same with “Straight Outta Compton”. It was your standard bio-pic. Nothing special other than the subject matter. That being said, there absolutely is some MAJOR Oscar bait in the mix this year. Here is the list. I will revisit this shortly before the awards at the end of February with my choices.

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