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Comment from: Dave [Visitor] Email
You are the first of what hopefully will be many columns reflecting the disappointment of us all. The academy is often confusing, but in my eyes never more so than last night not giving up the gold to Peter. If for nothing else, they should have considered what an amazing acceptance speech it would have been, polished and perfect and full charisma, the speech itself would have been nominated next year.
2007-02-26 @ 07:25
Comment from: Kiel Christianson [Member] Email
I think Forrest Whittaker was deserving.
This said, O'Toole has been deserving for
decades. Let's hope he gets a Lifetime
Achievement Oscar next year.

BTW, Chris, just how many drunk Irishmen
have you been behind? (Sorry--couldn't resist!)
2007-02-26 @ 10:49
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
Great skill in working Michelle Wie into the story.
2007-02-26 @ 11:05
Comment from: Shanks [Member] Email
Somebody, please wake up Kiel. O'Toole already got his Lifetime Achievement Oscar in 2003. IMHO, had he not gotten that already, it is likely he would've won this year.
2007-02-26 @ 12:07
Comment from: Booger [Visitor] Email
Anyone who didn't know that Forrest
Whittaker was a lock does not understand
the politics of modern America.

O'Toole had no chance, and he knew it.
2007-02-26 @ 22:00
Comment from: Kiel Christianson [Member] Email
Thanks, Shanks! I had completely forgotten
that! And good point, at that.
2007-02-27 @ 19:37
Comment from: callie [Visitor] Email
The Academy has never been the free-thinking group they wish they were, nor have they ever stuck their neck out for O'Toole. Only in 2003, when facing an absolute wrestle, did they consent to make up for their misdeeds by giving him a lifetime achievement award. That's sort of like getting the Miss Congeniality award after you've lost for the top post multiple times.

When O'Toole clearly deserved top honors for "Lion In Winter," they decided that his depiction on some dead old English king who they didn't know about, they gave it to American Actor Cliff Robertson, who portrayed a simpleton who got smart and then went back to being retarded in the movie, "Charly." Clearly, they never have relished roles of subtletly.
No, they are lemmings. As predictable as the next awards show.

2007-02-28 @ 20:31

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