The DOG Can Stay But THE ARTIST Has To Go

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If you want to remove the “bad” part of coffee, you DeCaffeinate

If you want to remove the offending aroma from a room, you DeOdorize

And if you want to give the award issued by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to a more deserving recipient, you must DeOscarize the current holder. 

DeOscarize THE ARTIST Best Picture 2011

DeOscarize THE ARTIST Best Picture 2011

DeOscarize THE ARTIST
BEST PICTURE 2011

Besides my reluctance to DeOscarize anyone who is living, Olivia DeHavilland being the exception because I don’t think she’d argue too strongly about her mediocre role in the mediocre film To Each his Own as long as she gets to keep the Academy Award she received deservedly so, for The Heiress.

DeOscarized Olivia DeHavilland Best Actress 1946

DeOscarized
Olivia DeHavilland
Best Actress 1946

Another reason DeOscarize.com concentrates on vintage movies is because I believe that THE TEST OF TIME MEASURES THE GREATNESS OF A FILM. If a film or a film performance still has the juice even after decades of time, that film deserves special recognition even if it didn’t receive its due recognition in its own time. There are those who come to DeOscarize.com, urging me to DeOscarize contemporary films. And based on the criteria I just stated, that is a difficult task and somewhat unfair. However there is a great consensus about one particular film, very recent in DeOscarize.com terms and that is the choice made by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2011 when it named as Best Picture, The Artist. “The Artist”? “You chose The Artist?” as Best Picture 2011. That’s what I was saying that night on the 26th of February, 2012.

OCTAVIA SPENCER WINNER Best Supporting Actress 2011 THE HELP

OCTAVIA SPENCER
WINNER Best Supporting Actress 2011
THE HELP

BRAD PITT & ANGELINA JOLIE 2012 Members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

BRAD PITT & ANGELINA JOLIE 2012
Members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

I can’t believe the Academy chose The Artist, Best Picture 2011. I hate silent movies. I look at silent movies the same way a millennial looks at black and white. Yecch. And the artist is silent and black and white. What was the Academy thinking? I can only think of one thing; They were caught in a spell; a spell cast by a dog

UGGIE SNUBBED BY THE ACADEMY 2011 BEST PERFORMER IN A SILENT MOVIE

UGGIE
SNUBBED BY THE ACADEMY 2011
BEST PERFORMER IN A SILENT MOVIE

and Harvey Weinstein

HARVEY WEINSTEIN Co-Chairman THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY

HARVEY WEINSTEIN
Co-Chairman
THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY

who has got to be the greatest Hollywood schmoozer in history. It was the schnauzer and the schmoozer. They’ve gotta be the reason and the only reason I can see that a movie like the artist could possibly prevail over one of the greatest “wouldn’t-it-be-great-if” movies ever made, Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris.

NOMINEE Best Picture 2011 MIDNIGHT IN PARIS

NOMINEE Best Picture 2011
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS

Then there’s the visually stunning and thematically rich Hugo

NOMINEE Best Picture 2011 HUGO

NOMINEE
Best Picture 2011
HUGO

with an overlooked performance by Ben Kingsley as film pioneer Georges Mêlié.

SNUBBED BY THE ACADEMY 2011 Best Supporting Actor BEN KINGSLEY

SNUBBED BY THE ACADEMY 2011
Best Supporting Actor
BEN KINGSLEY

Both have been snubbed by the Academy at one time or another. Remember Sexy Beast?

SNUBBED BY THE ACADEMY 2000 Best Actor BEN KINGSLEY

SNUBBED BY THE ACADEMY 2000
Best Actor
BEN KINGSLEY

What about Bridesmaids? Hugely popular!

SNUBBED BY THE ACADEMY 2011 Best Picture BRIDESMAIDS

SNUBBED BY THE ACADEMY 2011
Best Picture
BRIDESMAIDS

Personally I think it’s the It Happened One Night of the 20-teens.

WINNER Best Picture 1934 IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT

WINNER Best Picture 1934
IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT

And the last installment of the Harry Potter series that is, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 ...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (video game) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

SNUBBED BY THE ACADEMY 2011 HARRY POTTER and the DEATHLY HALLOWS PT. 2

SNUBBED BY THE ACADEMY 2011
HARRY POTTER and the
DEATHLY HALLOWS PT. 2

As usual, visually stunning and incredibly popular! That should have at least rated a nomination knowing how much the Academy appreciates big box office. Moneyball gets nominated and Harry Potter doesn’t? Come on! And the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. It will stand the test of time. Mark my words. 

NOMINEE Best Actress 2011 ROONEY MARA THE GIRL with the DRAGON TATTOO

NOMINEE
Best Actress 2011
ROONEY MARA
THE GIRL with the DRAGON TATTOO

 So too will a film that years from now, film buffs will say, how could the Academy have overlooked Roland Emmerich’s Anonymous;

SNUBBED BY THE ACADEMY 2011 Best Picture ANONYMOUS

SNUBBED BY THE ACADEMY 2011
Best Picture
ANONYMOUS

great visually, a literate, excellent script and some wonderful peformances especially from Vanessa Redgrave,

WINNER Best Supporting Actress 1977 VANESSA REDGRAVE

WINNER Best Supporting Actress 1977
VANESSA REDGRAVE

her daughter Joely Richardson

SNUBBED BY THE ACADEMY 2001 Best Supporting Actress THE AFFAIR of the NECKLACE

SNUBBED BY THE ACADEMY 2001
Best Supporting Actress
THE AFFAIR of the NECKLACE

and Reese Ifans.

SNUBBED BY THE ACADEMY 2011 Best Actor RHYS IFANS ANONYMOUS

SNUBBED BY THE ACADEMY 2011
Best Actor
RHYS IFANS
ANONYMOUS

I can’t believe it’s the same actor I saw in Notting Hill. Good actor. 

SNUBBED BY THE ACADEMY 1999 Best Supporting Actor RHYS IFANS NOTTING HILL

SNUBBED BY THE ACADEMY 1999
Best Supporting Actor
RHYS IFANS
NOTTING HILL

 

I think really there’s no question about it. THE DOG CAN STAY BUT THE ARTIST HAS TO GO. So I have decided to do something now that I probably would or will do twenty years from now and that is to DeOscarize The Artist. The thing is which film will we DeOscarize it for. It’s got to be one of those mentioned above. GO TO LEAVE A REPLY for your input on this decision and make your selection as to which of the movies mentioned above will be The NEW Best Picture of 2011. There’s also the possibility that you have a nominee in mind. Make your case! Midnight in Paris looks good to me. So does Anonymous. There are some of you I’m sure who would go for Bridesmaids. So many possibilities but only one dog!

Of course I can see where folks might think I’m wrong. I believe I made my case to DeOscarize THE ARTIST. Can you make the case to prevent it? For which film in 2011 would you DeOscarize The Artist, if at all? Let’s discuss it.

Pick a year! Pick a category! Pick a Nominee! 

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