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Indeed. He should have received it for The Mission, in 1987.
Sarah Silverman on the other hand left a foul taste in my mouth. I though her intro to the song was unnecessary, unprofessional and downright disrespectful. Smith's performance of the song was wonderful, but there is a time and a place for such jokes comments, and the Oscars are not that place. And if you're a well known comedian, at least make an effort to be funny, at the very least say something that makes sense. Bond has given a lot to cinema over the years, it deserved better than this.
Silverman is very hit and miss. When she's funny, she's very funny. When she's not, listening to her is awful.
As far as I'm concerned, no, not really.
Yet, he only used his falsetto. Correction, not only, only too much.
But congrats for the Oscar. Funny thing this Oscar, there's Son of Saul as best foreign film, and there's six Oscars for Mad Max. Looks the same, feels the same, but sure as hell, does not weigh as same. And I'm sorry, Sam Smith, this Oscar is on the Mad Max level.
The various statues will look good at his home. =D>
Ok, so you equate homosexuality only with sex?
While I personally hate the song and think that Sam Smith was wrong saying he's the first openly gay person to win an Oscar (there have been some more, the most famous being Elton John, who stepped out in the seventies thanks to his friend Long John Baldry - yes, geeks and nerds, the PINGAS/PINESS guy- the "butterfly" from the gorgeous Someone Saved My Life Tonight), you're quite right.
Speaking of which, when will Sir Ian McKellen be honored with his deserved golden statuette? Give him an Irving Thalberg award at least, from The Bard's sake!
It's the same with his "20 minutes" remark. The haters jumped on it like they now jump on the new statement and take it out of context.
Embarrassing, really. I wish they would just shut up and not hijack every thread that features WOTW with their nonsense.
If you are talented, some songs take weeks or months others take twenty minutes.
Not wanting to hear about a political issue during a movie award ceremony doesn't make you homophobic/racist/etc.; I see nothing hateful or discriminatory about that.
I'm curious to be enlightened.
If you can't see it, then there really is no point in me explaining.
"Keep it private"? Bloody hell.
Exactly. I am gay myself. I'm not asking straight people either to hide their sexuality. @DanDan needs to find the definition of 'sexuality'....which is something different than the definition of 'sex'.
I don't moan when straight couples are walking hand-in-hand and are kissing each other on the streets. But because I'm gay...I should keep my sexuality more private? Complete stupidity.
One more thing: I think the overwhelming majority of people on this forum are from 'classic Western nations'. But the Oscars are watched everywhere....it's a global event with global coverage.
So Sam Smith's words may fall on deaf ears in for example the USA, Netherlands or the UK. But that's different for some of the gay viewers who watched the show in Russia, Nigeria, Egypt, India, Indonesia or China. For gay people in those countries Sam Smith's words are a glimmer of hope.
BRAVO, brilliant statement =D> ^:)^
Replace "almost" with "always" and you're 100% correct.
And given all that was said that night, it was even weirder.
On another topic, does anyone know if someone from EON was there ? It's said they are meeting studio these days, and they're not at the place to be ?
A Bond filming getting an Oscar in any category is to be celebrated, no matter how much we liked or disliked that song. Congratulations, for sure.
Not really sure why his speech is deemed particularly controversial - and at least it gave us a break from the interminable #oscarstoowhite tedium. Giving EON a mention would have been nice but the guy was clearly hyped and I'm sure most people who win Oscars forget to thank somebody.
With consecutive Oscars for best song and a film like Mad Max taking home a fistful it shows that more mainstream films can blag a few awards and if EON get their shit together for B25 there's no reason why it couldn't clean up in technical categories. Would be nice if they could come up with something that got Dan a best actor nom and the villain best supporting and with 10 best picture noms why not there too.
I realise a best script nom is probably pushing it a bit though. Least likely line at an Academy Awards ceremony: 'And the Oscar goes to Neil Purvis and Robert Wade.'
No. It's nothing like that.
What is it like?