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Discussion in 'INTERNATIONAL MOVIES, TV & CELEBRITIES' started by Obariba, Jan 31, 2006.
Hiiissssss !!! I missed the Oscars !!!! Darn !
Richly deserved.Great flick.
To tell you the truth, I don't even think Halle is even all the great of an actress, though she did due better movies prior to Monsters Ball, like 'Leaving Isiah' or something like that, and an Dorthy Dandruff biography movie, plus a series of the movie Roots, and this Spike Lee flick she played in, 'Jungle Fever'. But all of those, she did a really good job in.
The thing with Hollywood and her is that, she's a very marketable "Black" actress for Hollywood to get good promotion and sales off of... because her looks are appealing to the both the nations white and black population. She's a Mulatto, with a AfAm father and a British mother... yet she passes as just black or African-American via the American historically placed one drop policy.
This works out good for Hollywood, because it allows them to cater too the desires of the black community to have greater high-profile presence in the Hollywood scene... while at the same time making such a person "acceptable" to the white mainstream moviegoers. Take a good visual of the African-American big and small screen presence in history... and see what you get? A bunch of fair skinned, mulatto or damn near mulatto chicks presented in big chunk of the leading rolls played by AfAm.
The same goes for many of the AfAm females whom were allowed to make it to the top of the the musical scene. Remember, in the entertainment business, sexy sales and if what's being presented as sexy isn't so to the white majority of the nation, then it wont be promoted, and the fact is that... in this nation, whites are most attracted to black women with, what they perceive to be, an appearance of mixture in them. And the more the better.
This is why even though Mrs. Bassett is a much, much, much better actress, with alot more work in than the Mulatto, Halle... Halle still gets alot more promotion, and fanfare than her. Same reason that Beyonce gets more hoopla than Kelley... even though Kelley's a better singer, and Alicia Keys, A Mulatto girl, gets more hoopla than India Arie, Heather Headley or Jill Scott... even though all three of them have better flowitry than Alicia.
I caught two hours of it after work last night. I was happy "Crash" won top honors.I have been raving about it for months. I was praying that "Broke back mountain" not win. Although it is finely textured and well-rendered,it's subject line is too polarizing and a bit controversial.
I was disappionted though with the choice of Reese Witherspoon as best actress in "lead role." I was rooting for Felicity Hoffman. You guys should go see "TransAmerica." It's a delight.She hits a home run. Judy Dench-who i respect mightily--could have been a better choice. Not Reese Witherspoon. Please!
I wonder about these guys sometimes. Their judgement sometimes is remarkable. The choice of Philip Seymour Hoffman as best actor though was right on the money. His "Capote" is brilliant.
Thanks Leo for ure review Ill rent those movies too........
Leo, did Terrence Howard win the Oscar or was he only norminated?
In fact,all the movies nominated this year for "best picture" are all good picks. Hollywood, this year,more than any i can remember in recent times has churned out a lot of good work. We hope the trend continues.
No,my dear. He lost out narrowly to Philip Seymour Hoffman. Remember "Quentin" in "The Best Man?" I have been in love since i saw that movie. I'm happy,he is finally getting some recognition.His performance in "Hustle and Flow" is career-defining. I predict,he would be our next "Denzel." He is a serious actor.
hmmm, i hope it is not the one I think it is in "the best man"...the guy with the dread locks...quite annoying he was in the best man movie. Was he the one called Quentin? The dread locks guy or are you reffering to someone else? I am going to do a search in google to see which one is Philip Seymour. Too bad Terence did not win..he did well in crash.
I just did a search on Philip Seymour Hoffman and he is a white dude. do not remember seeing him in the movie best man...i am totally confused. But I think when you referred to the best man movie in your post you meant terrenace being in it and I assumed that Philip S Hoffman was in it too. take care. smooches
I was referring to Terrence when i mentioned "Quentin" in "The Best Man." Philip Seymour Hoffman was not in that movie. It is a mostly African-American movie.
Yep, I figured as much. thanks
He didn't win but all the same,i'm happy he was nominated.I lurrrrved him in Get Rich or Die Tryin'. :heart