Oscars Time

The Oscars have begun. Here's a thread to discuss them.

ACLU ribbons were a big hit -- many of the stars wore them.

Some red carpet photos that don't take too long to load.

The OJ show won an Oscar (since when do Oscars give awards for TV shows? Since they are called "documentaries." To qualify, the 8 hour series aired in theater for a week in May.) (I didn't see it, I initially confused it with the American Crime Story show which I didn't care for.) The man who accepted the award left no doubt about the bias of the show -- with his shout-out to victims and the Brown and Goldman families. OJ may get out of prison this year. He won't be broke (he has his pension which creditors can't attach.) It's about time. He's done 9 years, more than enough for the crimes he was convicted of. (He's still not guilty of killing his ex-wife. The civil judgment doesn't erase the not guilty criminal verdict.)

Back to the Oscars (pretty boring so far.)

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    I am so happy Viola Davis won. (5.00 / 2) (#7)
    by caseyOR on Sun Feb 26, 2017 at 09:13:50 PM EST
    She is a phenomenal actress, just amazing. And her portrayal of Rose in Fences was incredible.

    I read recently that Denzel has a deal with HBO to produce films of other August Wilson plays. Wilson is one of America's greatest playwrights, right up there with Tennessee Williams and Eugene O'Neill. That his work will reach a broader audience is all to the good.

    Okay, I'm logging off this TL thread ... (none / 0) (#11)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Feb 26, 2017 at 09:49:41 PM EST
    ... for the duration of Oscar night. The show airs out here in local prime time on a delayed basis due to the time difference, and doesn't begin for another 75 minutes. Thanks a lot, you guys!

    Actually, I figured that Viola Davis already had the Best Supporting Actress award in a headlock heading into tonight's ceremonies, so nothing spoiled.



    OJ Documentary (none / 0) (#1)
    by MKS on Sun Feb 26, 2017 at 08:31:00 PM EST
    I did see it the other night.

    On the Defense side, it did bring out evidence about Mark Fuhrman beyond the F. Lee Bailey clip.   Fuhrman was a real mess.  And Marcia Clark hated him (or so she says now.)

    It also brought out that the Prosecution thought they were falling flat from the very beginning.  The Prosecution mock jury hated Marcia Clark.

    OJ documentary was at the bottom (none / 0) (#2)
    by caseyOR on Sun Feb 26, 2017 at 08:34:08 PM EST
    of my list. I am surprised it won considering the competition.

    And I am so tired of OJ. Enough already.


    OJ made for TV (none / 0) (#9)
    by Peter G on Sun Feb 26, 2017 at 09:19:14 PM EST
    won over "I Am Not Your Negro"? Unbelievable.

    I got it confused with (none / 0) (#3)
    by Jeralyn on Sun Feb 26, 2017 at 08:35:59 PM EST
    the other OJ show that was serialized. I haven't seen this one.

    The OJ documentary was truly epic (none / 0) (#4)
    by McBain on Sun Feb 26, 2017 at 08:49:47 PM EST
    I'm glad it won an Oscar. I thought you caught part of it and commented on how entertaining and articulate Carl Douglas was?  

    I agree with you that O.J. received a ridiculous sentence for the Las Vegas robbery. We shouldn't over charge/sentence people because of perceived injustices that might have occurred in the past.


    The Vegas judge (none / 0) (#6)
    by MKS on Sun Feb 26, 2017 at 09:11:02 PM EST
    was sipping on a big gulp on the bench when she announced the sentence.

    Armed robbery? (none / 0) (#8)
    by oculus on Sun Feb 26, 2017 at 09:16:53 PM EST
    He pulled a gun. Ergo, armed robbery. (none / 0) (#12)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Feb 26, 2017 at 10:01:14 PM EST
    Given the toxic cloud of bad karma surrounding O.J. at that point, I was hardly surprised by the Las Vegas verdict and sentence, nor am I at all sympathetic to his present plight. The guy's entire life story leaves a bad taste in my mouth. May Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman rest in peace.

    you are right (none / 0) (#13)
    by Jeralyn on Sun Feb 26, 2017 at 10:16:54 PM EST
    I did see it and liked it, especially Carl Douglas. I wrote about it here. I honestly didn't remember that.

    After all the stuff (none / 0) (#5)
    by MKS on Sun Feb 26, 2017 at 08:53:15 PM EST
    on Fuhrman that I had never heard, and violations of  evidence protocol, I could see how a downtown LA Superior Court jury could believe the LAPD planted the glove.

    I too was way over the OJ story, but this documentary was really quite good and placed it all in context.  I could not stop watching.  It brought new things.


    True (none / 0) (#10)
    by jimakaPPJ on Sun Feb 26, 2017 at 09:22:05 PM EST
    The OJ verdict is a perfect example of jury nullification for the sins of the police over the past years.

    He was lucky he wasn't tried in front of a jury of his peers.


    "OJ: Made in America" clocks in at ... (none / 0) (#14)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Feb 26, 2017 at 10:20:32 PM EST
    ... over 7 hours, Jeralyn. It was originally developed by the ESPN sports network as part of its acclaimed "30 for 30" sports documentary series, and yet was so well-received by film critics at its premiere that the producers decided to run it for two weeks in an L.A. movie theatre last fall, in order to qualify it for Academy Award consideration.

    It was a very deft move, in my opinion. "OJ: Made in America" is a riveting documentary and definitely worth watching, even if you're as tired and jaded from hearing about O.J. Simpson as I am. In my estimation, it's much superior to last year's Emmy-baiting melodocudrama.

    Fresh on the heels of their Oscar triumph, the folks at ESPN will no doubt be running it again over several nights in the very near future. Or, you can watch it at your leisure via ESPN's website.