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Posted: 10/22/2016 11:21:38 PM EDT
..win an Oscar for Gran Torino?
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 11:22:32 PM EDT
It would have made his day.

Link Posted: 10/22/2016 11:23:03 PM EDT
cause he is a republican
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 11:23:33 PM EDT
Because he was just playing himself.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 11:24:28 PM EDT
Somebody sent more gifts.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 11:41:53 PM EDT
Because he was portraying a racist white man. Hollywood couldn't admit how great he was in that movie.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 11:45:30 PM EDT
Good movie about one man's redemption.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 11:46:37 PM EDT
Because Slumdog Millionaire

I was seriously blown away by the academy's ineptitude
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 11:47:49 PM EDT
because Sondra Locke no need to say more!
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 11:48:33 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By variant2:

It would have made his day.

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Smooooth.

Link Posted: 10/22/2016 11:49:52 PM EDT
A white gun loving Republican can't win in Hollywood.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 11:49:56 PM EDT
I think the movie may have portrayed persons of a certain ethnicity in a negative light, thus precluding sanction.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 11:50:44 PM EDT
It's rigged.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 11:51:47 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Fullpower:
I think the movie may have portrayed persons of a certain ethnicity in a negative light, thus precluding sanction.
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Asians?
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 11:52:43 PM EDT
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Also, much hot 1911 and Garand action in that film. Hollywood lefties hate that shit.
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Originally Posted By bssrf4:
Asians?
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Originally Posted By bssrf4:
Originally Posted By Fullpower:
I think the movie may have portrayed persons of a certain ethnicity in a negative light, thus precluding sanction.
Asians?


Nope. You can still do Chinese eyes. No one will sue you and you won't be banned. Polack jokes are still gtg as well.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 11:58:52 PM EDT
Thread prompted me to go check.

Grand Torino didn't receive a single nomination.

Your Best Actor Award went to Sean Penn for Milk, whatever the fuck that was.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 11:59:13 PM EDT
Great movie.
Link Posted: 10/23/2016 12:00:35 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By thehellbringer:
Because he was portraying a racist white man. Hollywood couldn't admit how great he was in that movie.
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But he wasn't racist, that was the point in the movie.
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Originally Posted By THR-Thumper:
Thread prompted me to go check.

Grand Torino didn't receive a single nomination.

Your Best Actor Award went to Sean Penn for Milk, whatever the fuck that was.
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It was about a queer sailor, or whatever.
Link Posted: 10/23/2016 12:07:10 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Gripy:
cause he is a republican
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Link Posted: 10/23/2016 12:08:04 AM EDT
They were probably going to give it to him until they heard the terrible song at the end.
Link Posted: 10/23/2016 12:10:58 AM EDT
Because be didn't smoke the slopes like he should've
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Originally Posted By tsg68:

But he wasn't racist, that was the point in the movie.
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Originally Posted By tsg68:
Originally Posted By thehellbringer:
Because he was portraying a racist white man. Hollywood couldn't admit how great he was in that movie.

But he wasn't racist, that was the point in the movie.


It started with him being racist to minorities, including him using racial slurs against Hmongs and African Americans. During the course of the movie, he transformed to appreciate the Hmong culture for their family values but it never showed him being a completely changed man.

The movie was amazing in many aspects. Its horrible that it didn't get more recognition than it did. As an interesting factoid about the movie, Eastwood demanded that the lines be totally unchanged by the studio after he read the screenplay. The only things modified in the script was the change from the setting being in MN to MI.

Link Posted: 10/23/2016 12:19:04 AM EDT
...empty chair.

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Movie made too much sense.
Link Posted: 10/23/2016 12:23:26 AM EDT
I think it was political.
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Because he was portraying a racist white man. Hollywood couldn't admit how great he was in that movie.
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Link Posted: 10/23/2016 12:24:59 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By THR-Thumper:
Thread prompted me to go check.

Grand Torino didn't receive a single nomination.

Your Best Actor Award went to Sean Penn for Milk, whatever the fuck that was.
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He's getting a ship named after him too.
Link Posted: 10/23/2016 12:25:07 AM EDT
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Why the F*&k didn't Clint Eastwood.. Run for president?
Link Posted: 10/23/2016 12:26:29 AM EDT
because the movie sucked asswater


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For Hollywood to give an Oscar for Grand Torino, it would be forced to validate most of the issues "fly over America" has with modern society.
Link Posted: 10/23/2016 12:30:47 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Lon_Moer:
...empty chair.

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Occam's razor....
Link Posted: 10/23/2016 12:36:46 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Aimless:
Studio is partially at fault along with the mechanism of the oscars

http://www.foxnews.com/story/2009/02/02/clint-eastwood-110-million-revenge.html

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So what that article says is there is a perfectly reasonable explanation, and not a conspiracy?
Link Posted: 10/23/2016 12:45:12 AM EDT
Hs acting was ok and the movie was somewhat entertaining.

The story was meaningful, but nothing that hasn't been done before.

I saw it once and haven't had the desire to see it again. Nothing about it was Oscar worthy imo.

Link Posted: 10/23/2016 12:57:33 AM EDT
BTW, Eastwood has 4 Oscars so I'd say that alone shoots any conspiracy theory all to hell.
Link Posted: 10/23/2016 1:03:37 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By THR-Thumper:
Thread prompted me to go check.

Grand Torino didn't receive a single nomination.

Your Best Actor Award went to Sean Penn for Milk, whatever the fuck that was.
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If I had to, I'd guess it was about some San Franciscan, gender bender of a politician or something similar.................



Yeah, I know, I had to look it up too. Just the type of tripe that Jollywood just loves
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cause he is a republican
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Originally Posted By Gripy:
cause he is a republican



How do you explain his 4 Oscars?
Link Posted: 10/23/2016 2:14:16 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Aimless:
Milk is about a heroic gay matyr
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Originally Posted By Aimless:
Originally Posted By THR-Thumper:
Thread prompted me to go check.

Grand Torino didn't receive a single nomination.

Your Best Actor Award went to Sean Penn for Milk, whatever the fuck that was.
Milk is about a heroic gay matyr

Milk lives matyr
Link Posted: 10/23/2016 2:22:34 AM EDT
Because his acting was completely unimpressive in that movie.
Link Posted: 10/23/2016 2:39:03 AM EDT
Because he isn't a good actor and that character in particular was predictable and boring.
Link Posted: 10/23/2016 3:22:37 AM EDT
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More likely because the movie was not that great or entertaining. Didn't Million Dollar Baby win several awards?

I thought the movie was ok, but not Oscar worthy.
Link Posted: 10/23/2016 3:24:17 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By bssrf4:
Also, much hot 1911 and Garand action in that film. Hollywood lefties hate that shit.
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Link Posted: 10/23/2016 3:26:13 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Gripy:
cause he is a republican
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I don't think he is necessarily a republican, but he surely isn't a democrat either.
Link Posted: 10/23/2016 3:38:18 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By THR-Thumper:
Thread prompted me to go check.

Grand Torino didn't receive a single nomination.

Your Best Actor Award went to Sean Penn for Milk, whatever the fuck that was.
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Hollywood circle jerk masturbation fest that year, no doubt.

Gran Torino was a masterpiece, but Christian alllegory will never compete against the martyrdom of the embodiment of San Francisco gay bathhouse culture.
Link Posted: 10/23/2016 3:41:21 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By OTSmithers:
Because his acting was completely unimpressive in that movie.
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Originally Posted By OTSmithers:
Because his acting was completely unimpressive in that movie.


Originally Posted By JustinHEMI04:
Because he isn't a good actor and that character in particular was predictable and boring.


I missed the "Why didn't he get the Best Actor award" question. Was that maybe a different thread?
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