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Old 01-16-11, 11:48 PM   #1
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Default How The Hell Did Inception Not Win Anything ?

Watching the Golden Globes yesterday was as painful for me as the Patriots fans watching they team get their ass's handed to them by the jets in Sundays playoff match.lol

The reason the best movie of last year and & one of the best movies ever was over looked at the globes is beyond me to say the least.

Why does Hollywood tend to overlook big budget, high grossing movies for smaller more pathetic independent movies that generally don't do so well at the box office ? it's just ridiculous, Give credit were credit is due, and Inception was screwed the hardest

Here's a list of Nominees and winners (in their books)

Black Swan
The Fighter
The King's Speech
The Social Network

Alice in Wonderland
The Kids Are All Right
The Tourist

Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
David Fincher, The Social Network
Tom Hooper, The King's Speech
Christopher Nolan, Inception
David O. Russell, The Fighter

Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Colin Firth, The King's Speech
James Franco, 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine
Mark Wahlberg, The Fighter

Halle Berry, Frankie and Alice
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

Johnny Depp, Alice in Wonderland
Johnny Depp, The Tourist
Paul Giamatti, Barney's Version
Jake Gyllenhaal, Love and Other Drugs
Kevin Spacey, Casino Jack

Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Anne Hathaway, Love and Other Drugs
Angelina Jolie, The Tourist
Julianne Moore, The Kids Are All Right
Emma Stone, Easy A

Christian Bale, The Fighter
Michael Douglas, Wall Street 2
Andrew Garfield, The Social Network
Jeremy Renner, The Town
Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech

Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech
Mila Kunis, Black Swan
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy, 127 Hours
Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg, The Kids Are All Right
Christopher Nolan, Inception
David Seidler, The King's Speech
Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

Despicable Me
How To Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3

The Concert
The Edge
I Am Love
In A Better World

Alexandre Desplat, The King's Speech
Danny Elfman, Alice in Wonderland
A.R. Rahman, 127 Hours
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Social Network
Hans Zimmer, Inception

"Bound to You," Burlesque
"Coming Home," Country Strong
"I See the Light," Tangled
"There's A Place For Us," Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader
"You Haven't Seen The Last of Me," Burlesque


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Old 01-16-11, 11:59 PM   #2

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Old 01-17-11, 12:03 AM   #3

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I think the jury members at Golden Globes were lacking in the absurd amounts of intellect and irrational amounts of concentration required while watching a movie. :P

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Old 01-17-11, 12:05 AM   #4
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coz inception was a bad movie
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Old 01-17-11, 03:57 AM   #5
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coz inception was a bad movie
Most of the people that thought it was bad didn't understand what was going on and that sucks for them

And by no means im i saying you didn't understand it it's probably just your opinion. But at the end of the day opinions are like A$$holes, everyone's got one, I hope
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Old 01-17-11, 07:30 AM   #6

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I didn't care for the movie. Good special effefts though.
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Old 01-19-11, 10:12 AM   #7
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There's only around 85 people that vote for the Globes. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is a joke, so stuff like Burlesque and the Tourist got nominated because the producers of those movies were good to the HFPA. No-one in the business takes the awards seriously.
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Old 01-20-11, 09:51 AM   #8
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Because Inception was a predictable, formulaic movie which molly-coddled its audience with endless exposition and bland action-scenes.

Saying that the people who didn't like Inception didn't 'understand' it is ridiculous. Inception's main flaw is that is explains way too much and spends far too much time doing it.

I like Nolan and his movies, but subtlety is far from being his strong point. It isn't necessary to explain every little plot point with hammy, overwrought dialogue.

It's a shame that Inception seems to have been made for dumb people because the premise itself is a fresh, interesting take on the 'dream world' trope. I'd love to see what another director could do with an Inception sequel or spinoff.
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Old 01-21-11, 09:22 AM   #9

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Inception was simply amazing. I love that movie so freaking much. I'm not annoyed that it didn't win anything though. I expected as much. Plus, I really loved The Social Network as well. I think both films have some really great things about them. However, Inception will be the one that holds a special place in my heart. That movie is pure class, and I think I appreciate it more for its melodrama and emotional heft than its seemingly Russian Doll-like structure.
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Old 01-21-11, 10:20 PM   #10

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It's a shame that Inception seems to have been made for dumb people
You'll have to blame that on the fact that the average american falls into the category.

Hence why movies made of books, comics, etc, struggle (eg Americans dont grasp satire unless its pie-in-yr-face crap), and movies with deeply intricate plots requiring you to take notes carefully from the start, dont work in the US.
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Old 02-26-11, 08:20 PM   #11

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It was good.

But, it wasn't as good as everyone said it was..IMO.

Still didn't top a couple of my favorite films, Shawshank Redemption, There Will Be Blood....
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Old 02-27-11, 05:45 AM   #12
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Quote: Originally Posted by D3athBr1ng3r View Post
Most of the people that thought it was bad didn't understand what was going on and that sucks for them
I understood every single bit of it, and frankly, it was boredom.
It is not quite as intelligent as you believe it is.
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Old 03-03-11, 07:31 PM   #13
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I won't get into the one-upmanship of whether people 'got' Inception or not, it either hangs on a series of logical flaws, or plot hinges so damn tissue paper thin, that either way it insulted the intelligence of the viewer. Visually it was stunning, yes it was worth the ticket price in that respect, but in every other respect I found it mediocre. It promised far more than it delivered.
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Old 03-05-11, 07:19 PM   #14
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despite not winning many awards, inception will have a much longer-lasting impact than the king's speech or even facebook. Just on message boards alone on movie sites, the inception boards are filled with ppl discussing the plot and its complexities.

that said, Inception is not an 'oscar' film, so it did not win
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