"American Sniper" wins one single Oscar (for sound-editing)

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I'm not sure action/dramas are usually known for winning Oscar awards. The hype surrounding the movie was probably the only reason it was nominated in the first place. Oh well. It was an extremely successful movie anyways.
 

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I'm not sure action/dramas are usually known for winning Oscar awards. The hype surrounding the movie was probably the only reason it was nominated in the first place. Oh well. It was an extremely successful movie anyways.
With all the free advertisement given to that movie by fox and their associated right wing media sources, it's odd that it wasn't more successful. Imagine how much more it would have made with all that free advertising if it was a good movie.
 

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I'm not sure action/dramas are usually known for winning Oscar awards. The hype surrounding the movie was probably the only reason it was nominated in the first place. Oh well. It was an extremely successful movie anyways.
With all the free advertisement given to that movie by fox and their associated right wing media sources, it's odd that it wasn't more successful. Imagine how much more it would have made with all that free advertising if it was a good movie.
The "free advertising" given Obama by the Liberal media doesn't make him a good President either. :slap:
 

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The "free advertising" given Obama by the Liberal media doesn't make him a good President either


WAH WAH WAH. You whine much? ODS got you down?
You rethugs have problem. Can't make an Oscar winning move and can't nominate a candidate to win the WH in the next election.

What's a right winger to do? Whine and blame someone else.
 

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You have an amazing grasp of the obvious. A movie is a product. The better the product the more people buy it. The people have spoken.

For all the hype Selma got when it came out in sank pretty badly. The hype surrounding American Sniper, on the other hand, was largely based on being a blockbuster itself.
 

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No. The Oscars are based on marketing and advertising to Academy voters by the producers. How much swag you give them.
 

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The "free advertising" given Obama by the Liberal media doesn't make him a good President either


WAH WAH WAH. You whine much? ODS got you down?
You rethugs have problem. Can't make an Oscar winning move and can't nominate a candidate to win the WH in the next election.

What's a right winger to do? Whine and blame someone else.
Kinda like obuthole does, whines and blames someone else.
 

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You have an amazing grasp of the obvious. A movie is a product. The better the product the more people buy it. The people have spoken
 

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The "free advertising" given Obama by the Liberal media doesn't make him a good President either


WAH WAH WAH. You whine much? ODS got you down?
You rethugs have problem. Can't make an Oscar winning move and can't nominate a candidate to win the WH in the next election.

What's a right winger to do? Whine and blame someone else.
Did you mumble something? :slap:
 

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I'm not sure action/dramas are usually known for winning Oscar awards. The hype surrounding the movie was probably the only reason it was nominated in the first place. Oh well. It was an extremely successful movie anyways.
With all the free advertisement given to that movie by fox and their associated right wing media sources, it's odd that it wasn't more successful. Imagine how much more it would have made with all that free advertising if it was a good movie.
You kidding, right? You have to be the movie set box office records. As for media hype it received far less then Selma which truly was a dud.
 

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No. The Oscars are based on marketing and advertising to Academy voters by the producers. How much swag you give them.
In a way, yes....but still. I live in the area (San Diego) and listen to a big LA radio station (KFI) that had tons of advertising for the Oscars over the last few months. The only one that seemed to win considering the amount spent on advertising was "Big Hero 6"...all the rest got virtually nothing.
 

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The "free advertising" given Obama by the Liberal media doesn't make him a good President either


WAH WAH WAH. You whine much? ODS got you down?
You rethugs have problem. Can't make an Oscar winning move and can't nominate a candidate to win the WH in the next election.

What's a right winger to do? Whine and blame someone else.
Kinda like obuthole does, whines and blames someone else.
You got a thing for Obama`s butt? Keep it to yourself. Nobody wants to hear about your fantasies.
 

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Not surprising, Past history with the Academy shows that the more popular a movie is the less chance of it winning an Oscar!
 

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Birdman was better than American Sniper.

I haven't seen either but I suspect you're right.

However, the US celebrates and love violence and phony patriotism so I"m sure 'Sniper' will continue to do better at the box office.
 

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