Why don't they say, "And the winner is..." anymore?
Are they afwaid someone might get their widdo feewings hoot?
That was changed eons ago. Obviously they are all winners to be nominated.
It was changed by moi, actually.
R2 speaks the truth. He's responsible for two travesties:
Adding to the misery, The Walt Disney Company sued for illegal use of Snow White's image. Carr's reputation in Hollywood never fully recovered, although his decision to change the award announcement from "And the winner is..." to "And the Oscar goes to..." has become the norm, not just for the Oscars, but for awards shows in general. Carr also first hired comedian Bruce Vilanch as head comedy writer of the show, a job Vilanch still holds.
We are all winners.
We are all sinners.
We should not wallow in our sorrow but rather hope for a better tomorrow.
An award does not make me, your words do not break me.
Have the audacity to hope and the gall to dream.
Be a beacon of light for all humanity.
Dream for your sake, dream for your sanity
I dreamed a dream, I did it for Fantine.
The "winner" does not actually do anything to win, its not like a race or a competition. The winner is just the chosen one for that year, for whatever business reason. To call him/her the winner makes the others look like losers, which of course they are, but its not so obvious.
When the First Lady tells the world you've directed the best film of the year, the words used don't really matter. And I say that as a writer.
What matters is the gold statue that validates me as a human being and creative artist after some tough times.
Not everyone can win an Oscar (and a Bafta) like me, but everyone can at least learn from my story, and maybe gain just a little strength to go on. There's a moral there for America.
"And the award goes to" is more politically correct.
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We are switching to the new platform for The DataLounge this weekend. All of our mobile users have been using it for over a week and all first time users have been using it for about a month - which adds up to well over one million users. So we're ready to end this phase of the testing and move everybody to the new site. (more)
And yes, we've changed the look and some of how it operates.
Yes, we know you just *hate* it in well in advance.
Yes, we know we suck.
Yes, we are the biggest suckers that ever sucked.
But it was time for a change and with the huge shift to mobile it was long overdue. We've taken this opportunity not only to update the look but also make major changes under the hood (or "bonnet" if you're either British or pretentious or both). And we have to prepare for 2016 - a presidential election year where we can normally expect to see a 60% jump in traffic (yes, we've seen 5 presidential elections so far…Christ we're old).
The site has a bunch - nay, plethora - of new features which will make the site more usable: better search, the ability to ignore posters and threads, see link previews, to pick up a thread where you left off, spam and malware filtering and more.
If you want you can go explore and see for yourself, Click here.
And while running the tests we've noticed two interesting reactions to the new system - people are spending more time on the site and more people that come stay around longer and look at more stuff. Both good things. Yay!
Possibly we've not slain all the dragons and there will be issues that come up during the switchover. There's a help button in the lower right hand corner of the page which you can use to send us bug reports.
Please include as much information about the hardware (PC, Mac, Tablet, Phone etc), operating system (Windows, Mac OS, Android, iOS etc) and browser (Chrome, Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer etc) that you are using as possible to help us replicate and fix the problem.
Please note that complaints about colors, fonts, icons and the like are not "bugs" - they are design choices that we've made and we expect one or two cases of world-class bitching. But they won't actually cause headaches, scurvy, heart attacks, Restless Leg Syndrome, Morgellon's Disease or the vapors (but have your smelling salts at hand just in case).
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