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Old December 17th, 2012 (2:56 PM).
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Is it just me or this year they didn't release much Christmas movies?
Somewhat of a good thing, actually, as the usual flood of B-grade Christmas movies begins to wear thin after a while.
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Because it's Oscar season. The logic is that voters can't remember any movies from before October, so all of the "prestige films" get backloaded into the final three months of the year to qualify for the Oscars/other award shows. At least in America. In the rest of the world, we have to wait for months afterwards, normally!
Is this the reason why summer blockbusters never win a lot of oscar awards? The summer blockbusters are what determine the quality and future of Hollywood because it's where some of the most memorable movies were released.
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Old December 17th, 2012 (3:04 PM).
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Somewhat of a good thing, actually, as the usual flood of B-grade Christmas movies begins to wear thin after a while.
Yeap, I prefer having good Christmas movies rather than putting out bad ones every year
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Yeap, I prefer having good Christmas movies rather than putting out bad ones every year :)
Good Christmas movies do come out every once in a while! Just... not memorable ones :(
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Old December 17th, 2012 (3:13 PM).
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The only good Christmas movie that's good this year is Rise of the Guardians, but I don't know if that counts as it also covers Easter.
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Is this the reason why summer blockbusters never win a lot of oscar awards? The summer blockbusters are what determine the quality and future of Hollywood because it's where some of the most memorable movies were released.
Producers usually work on their movies and tries to perfect them for the summer blockbusters, and usually releases it on July 4
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Old December 18th, 2012 (1:49 PM).
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Is this the reason why summer blockbusters never win a lot of oscar awards? The summer blockbusters are what determine the quality and future of Hollywood because it's where some of the most memorable movies were released.
Often the big tentpole summer movies pop up in the technical categories. If you look at the Best Sound Editing/Sound Mixing Categories over the years, you'll often find a lot of blockbusters in those. Best Visual Effects and sometimes Best Editing as well. I believe all three Transformers films were nominated for the Sound awards; the final Bourne film won both Sound categories and Editing when it was nominated. Batman franchise have been good with tech noms as well. This year, I can't imagine that Dark Knight Rises/Avengers won't be nominated for at least some of the nominations mentioned above.

But as far as high-powered nominations go: Best Picture, Best Actor etc. unless the film has been rapturously received throughout the year, it's very unlikely that a summer movie will crack those top races. Which is sometimes unfortunate, as there are often a lot of hidden gems released earlier in the year that get swept under the rug come awards season.
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The summer blockbusters of this year can't really compete with Argo, sadly :( Jon would know more about this than me, but Argo is most likely going to be the Academy's darling child for the 2013 awards, getting at least the Best Picture award amongst other things.
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Huh. Argo must be something then. I'd only heard it was good from, er, old people who I didn't think had good taste. I'll have to put that on my list as well.

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The summer blockbusters of this year can't really compete with Argo, sadly :( Jon would know more about this than me, but Argo is most likely going to be the Academy's darling child for the 2013 awards, getting at least the Best Picture award amongst other things.
Right now Zero Dark Thirty's getting all the attention and buzz. WHICH FACTUAL BASED ON A TRUE STORY POLITICAL DRAMA WILL IT BE?
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Still haven't gotten to seeing Argo yet :(
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Old December 19th, 2012 (7:14 AM).
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See, that's my problem. Movies that usually win the oscars are drama films rather than movies from other genres.
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Day After Tomorrow: hurricanes cause below freezing temperatures while the icecaps melt and flood the world with more than 50 times the water actually held in the ice caps. Totally believable.

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I haven't seen Argo yet but I do remember wanting to see it from the trailers. I didn't go because I couldn't get anybody to go with me and I'm co-dependent and can do nothing for or by myself.

I hope it doesn't become the golden child of the Academy Awards, though. Because, you know, Les Mis.

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Old December 21st, 2012 (8:05 AM).
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Plus it's Universal Studio's 100th anniversary; they need a movie that's not only memorable like E.T. and Back to the Future, but also win academy awards, and Les Miserables fits the bill to compete with the Avengers.
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Old December 21st, 2012 (9:50 AM).
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Looks like this year is all about socio-politico-historical films: Argo, Les Mis, Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty, Anna Karenina, and Hitchcock. You know, people and the times they lived in.

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Old December 21st, 2012 (4:40 PM).
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Plus it's Universal Studio's 100th anniversary; they need a movie that's not only memorable like E.T. and Back to the Future, but also win academy awards, and Les Miserables fits the bill to compete with the Avengers.
The Avengers was amazing. It was the best superhero movie of all time, in my opinion. It won't win any Academy Awards though, except maybe in categories like "Best CGI" or something, because it was a comic book/sci-fi/supernatural type movie, and those films are never acknowledged by the mainstream award ceremonies.

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The Avengers was amazing. It was the best superhero movie of all time, in my opinion. It won't win any Academy Awards though, except maybe in categories like "Best CGI" or something, because it was a comic book/sci-fi/supernatural type movie, and those films are never acknowledged by the mainstream award ceremonies.
What about the Dark Knight back in 2008? It won a ton of awards, and I was really hoping that a summer blockbuster could achieve, but it didn't won Film of the Year.
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What about the Dark Knight back in 2008? It won a ton of awards, and I was really hoping that a summer blockbuster could achieve, but it didn't won Film of the Year.
That's because of Heath Ledger's untimely death. It gave the move more exposure than it would've had otherwise.

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That's because of Heath Ledger's untimely death. It gave the move more exposure than it would've had otherwise.
That kinda reminded me of that video Cracked made to poke fun of oscar-winning movies in general, which brings me to this other question: Does a celebrity help a movie win more awards the more it's exposed?
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Old December 23rd, 2012 (3:51 PM).
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Well, yeah, the more a movie is exposed the more likely people are going to remember it and think it deserves awards or whatever above other movies who may not have been marketed as effectively. Which goes to say that if a big name celebrity is involved, it's going to get a lot of exposure, especially if the celebrity has a) died b) gone through a divorce recently and c) otherwise had some big public affair which makes them and therefore the movie interesting and worthy of extensive scrutiny.
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That's because of Heath Ledger's untimely death. It gave the move more exposure than it would've had otherwise.
This. As soon as one dies in the entertainment business, it does nothing but help their career, or in this case a movie Heath Ledger was starring in.

Reminds of how amazing everyone thinks Michael Jackson is now that he's passes. For example, VH1 ranked Michael Jackson as the 40th greatest artist of all time just a few years before his death. When they made the list again (I believe a year or two ago) he was ranked number two. Sympathy vote much?

Note: Yes I know that VH1 makes garbage lists.
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