Should the Oscars have a "Best Newcomer" category?
The ceremony is already long enough, but maybe they could get rid of Best Song.
What a stupid idea.
The Oscars are the Gallup poll of the ancient AMPAS party. They have outlived their use in the internet era of constant infotainment.
I like the idea.
The Oscars celebrate achievements. Writing a song for a film is an artistic achievement. Being a "Newcomer" is not.
"And the Oscar for Best Old Fart goes to . . ."
Adding a Best Newcomer category would turn the Oscars into a popularity contest instead of one that gives awards based on merit.
I think the Oscars should have kept the "Best Juvenile Performance" category they had in the 30s - Garland, Rooney, Durbin all won it.
That would have kept children from competing with adult actors and prevented such future embarrassing winners as Tatum O'Neal and Anna Paquin.
Best Performance by a Newcomer would maybe be an achievement?
Best Song is usually crap now because it in no way reflects anything to do with something particular to film. Except when movie musicals are involved.
I can play "new"!
You are an idiot OP. This is not the daytime Emmys, it's the motherfucking Oscars.
And you're a cuntstain r10
The "best song" cagetory is one of the few that people have any opinion about, it's things like "best short documentary" and "best sound editing" that have cost them so many viewers.
Personally, I'd like to see a "Best Villain" award. That's what makes movies fun to watch.
No....most people start slowly and work their way up to big roles. Incidents like Barks would be really rare.
I'm beginning to like the Anne Hathaway trolls. God help me.
I think you guys are being too harsh, obviously the op is just being facetious on purpose and eally is not as stupid as he seems. Maybe he or she - ok he - just needs a diversion from the tragic news of the shootings?
Only if they title it Best NewCUMMER
The only advantage I could see for that would be that you would likely hugely reduce the chance of Best Supporting Actress being given to some undeserving pretty young thing the Academy wanted to encourage, like Marisa Tomei or Mira Sorvino, whose awards should have gone instead to two pros who gave much better performances, Judy Davis (for Husbands & Wives) and Joan Allen (for Nixon).
[quote]Best Supporting Actress being given to some undeserving pretty young thing the Academy wanted to encourage, like Marisa Tomei or Mira Sorvino
I don't think the academy is that generous and wants to encourage people. Tomei won because she was the only American in the category and Emma Thompson was a lock for lead actress. They didn't want to award two British actresses (and yes Judy Davis is Australian but nobody knew that back then)
Sorvino's win is just odd. Supposedly Joan Allen lost because Oliver Stone refused to send out screeners and insisted people see it on the big screen. (which they didn't) BUT I still will never understand how Sorvino beat Kate Winslet.
Do I need to flash my vajayjay again?
I used to think that there should be an Oscar for the best juvenile performance (7 nominees, male and female) but do six (or four) kids really need to have to deal with the disappointment of losing? The SAG awards should have it though.
[quote]Should the Oscars have a "Best Newcomer" category?
No, and neither should the Grammys.
The idea to recognize and give a career boost to an up-and-comer is fine, but if they aren't worthy of a nomination in the main award categories, then let them work harder until they get there.
The problem is how they sometimes loosely define new artists - and I'm thinking about the Grammys in this answer, but the same thing would apply to the Oscars.
There are many examples of artists who have been making a living at professional music for years getting these nominations. Alanis Morissette was the first time I thought about how non-specific their inclusion criteria must be. She had 2 albums out on MCA (major label) before getting huge attention (and the Best New Artist Grammy nomination) with Jagged Little Pill. She wasn't what I would call a new artist.
If they called it a 'Breakout' artist it would be more accurate. And that would go for actors too. But then again, if they aren't good enough for a nom in the existing categories, then I don't see them warranting an award for 'Star to Watch in the Future.'
[quote]but maybe they could get rid of Best Song.
Ohnoyoudidnt BITCH! I need that Oscar.
OP here. I'm not saying I'm for the idea. I'm just posing the question. I forgot that this is datalounge, where OPs are continually attacked for posting links to articles that don't reflect their own opinions.
Best Song really should be up for debate though. Have it as a Grammy category instead.
No. it's not the MTV movie awards for fuck's sake.
It's no more credible than the MTV movie awards. Half of the voters will tell you that they just vote for their friends and don't watch the movie.
Explains Clooney's oscar, R25.
Just throwing this one out there... How about "Best Performance by a Paid Whore"?
[quote]it's the motherfucking Oscars
This should be the Academy's official slogan.
I don't fucking want to live in a fucking world where fucking Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Renee Zelweiger, Reese Witherspoon, Halle Berry, Charleeze Theron and Sandy Bullock have Oscars and I DON'T!!!!
What the fuck is wrong with the fucking Academy?