TODAY'S QUESTION: Do you agree with the Oscar winners?

Monday, February 28, 2011 | 10:15 a.m. CST; updated 10:55 a.m. CST, Monday, February 28, 2011

The 83rd Academy Awards were held Sunday night, hosted by actors James Franco and Anne Hathaway. “The King’s Speech,” a film about England’s King George VI and his speech impediment, took home the awards for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is made up of about 6,000 members who vote for the Oscar winners using secret ballots. Members come from 15 different areas of work, including actors, writers, directors and cinematographers. Academy members voted for who was nominated in the category in which they work, as well as the Best Picture category.

Some of the winners other than "The King's Speech" include:

  • Best Actress: Natalie Portman, "Black Swan"
  • Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, "The Fighter"
  • Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo, "The Fighter"
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, "The Social Network"
  • Best Animated Feature Film: “Toy Story 3”

What did you think of the ceremony? Do you agree with the Academy’s choice of winners?


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Lancelot Lightfoot March 22, 2011 | 4:32 a.m.

What - no takers?

Time to set the cat amongst the pigeons then.

You may recall a quote by Olivier, referencing the pre 1950's and post 1970's movie era: "In the old days we used to have actors wanting to become movie stars, now we have movie stars wanting to become actors!".

The wheel has come full circle I think - actors becoming movie stars. Of course I am sure most mature and rational thinking people will agree that the film industry like most of popular culture is a well orchestrated conspiracy to pick the pockets of dimwitted, gullible, impressionable, ignorant youth.


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Ellis Smith March 22, 2011 | 8:32 a.m.

I'll believe we today have motion picture stars who are actors when they can make motion pictures like "A Streetcar Named Desire," or "Gone With The Wind." In those two films, made more than a decade apart, Miss Leigh is said to have done a marvelous job of acting in the first and to have simply played herself in the latter.

The best motion pictures used to employ dialog; many motion pictures today are based significantly on special effects.

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Lancelot Lightfoot March 22, 2011 | 9:19 a.m.

Too true Ellis, True too.


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Lancelot Lightfoot March 22, 2011 | 3:46 p.m.

Is that it? Only Ellis.

Well I'll have to think of something really controversial. Let me see, Mmm, Right oh I've got it! How about:

"American Movies are all shyte, German Pornstars give more convincing performances and so its no wonder that your movies got trashed at The Academy Awards"

How's That any biters?

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