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Date: 02/27/10 01:03 PM

37 Responses to The Numbers Behind The Academy Awards [Infographic

  1. Profile photo of Andiex
    Andiex Female 13-17
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    February 27, 2010 at 1:12 pm
    Most of this didn`t make any sense...
  2. Profile photo of TysonRP
    TysonRP Male 13-17
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    February 27, 2010 at 1:16 pm
    Yet none of the films I like ever win.
  3. Profile photo of Chaos7
    Chaos7 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 1:17 pm
    Kinda understood but the infographic was not too organized. X(
  4. Profile photo of frajola
    frajola Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 1:27 pm
    I didn`t get that graph in the middle
  5. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2010 at 1:28 pm
    not that cool! but still cool!
  6. Profile photo of akabane
    akabane Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 1:38 pm
    "Yet none of the films I like ever win."

    agree. they give 5 stars to crap movies and 2 for great. madness i say, MADNESS!

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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 1:45 pm
    Tarantino`s a douche... that makes great movies.

    :[

  8. Profile photo of vorpalsword
    vorpalsword Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 2:01 pm
    i really want district 9 to win
  9. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 2:09 pm
    "Yet none of the films I like ever win."

    Except for one or two, I am in total agreement.

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    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 2:16 pm
    If you won an Oscar, the Academy wouldn’t just give it to you – you’d have to sign a winners agreement not to sell the award without first offering to sell it back to the Academy for $1. This makes sure that no award would be sold to private collectors. If you refused, then the Academy would keep the statuette (even after you won the award!)
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    robotobunneh Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 2:18 pm
    I`ve never seen a Tarantino movie that I like. I see the trailers and I`m like "YEAH THAT LOOKS AWESOME" but I`m sorely disappointed every time :(
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    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    February 27, 2010 at 2:40 pm
    Tatantino makes awesome movies!
    But he`s pretty self centered. . .
  13. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 3:07 pm
    Avatar for the win
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    CheeseMan1 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 3:09 pm
    How can the average person win on oscar betting? isnt it true that in all betting the average winnings will be 0, since money comes from someone else?

    or does it mean that if you win, the average amount gained is 50 dollars?

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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    February 27, 2010 at 3:18 pm
    Wow! This graphic takes something that is completely trivial, irrelevant, and boring, and makes it even more trivial, irrelevant, and boring.

    Quite an accomplishment there.

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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 3:35 pm
    the "oscar curse" seems lame. how many actors never win an academy award and yet still have a declining career? its seems like an unrelated stat, not to mention 21% is a very low number.

    the only real curse is the `Madden Curse`...

    as for the awards, they`re lame. Slumdog won last year (or 2 years ago) and it was one of the worst written movies I`ve seen, decent acting but poor writing. Avatar will be the same thing, overhyped but utter crap. not to mention UP will win some awards despite being one of, if not THE, worst movies pixar has ever made...

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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 4:14 pm
    Needs more streakers.
  18. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    February 27, 2010 at 5:28 pm
    > Geogypsy
    > Needs more streakers.

    Doesn`t every event? Sitting in church last Sunday, Minister droning on, me nodding off, and I thinks to meself... "What we need here is..."

  19. Profile photo of vorpalsword
    vorpalsword Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 6:56 pm
    slumdog was a fantastically written movie
  20. Profile photo of kitwatson
    kitwatson Female 13-17
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    February 27, 2010 at 8:21 pm
    Gone With the Wind is longer than Return of the King? Geeze. I suppose that`s the theatrical cut though.
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    vorpalsword Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 8:24 pm
    i looked up on wikipedia about the oscar streaker

    "Robert Opel (23 October 1939 – 7 July 1979) was a photographer and art gallery owner most famous as the man who streaked during the 46th Academy Awards. He sneaked backstage posing as a journalist (he had worked as a photographer for the well-known LGBT publication The Advocate, shortly before) and ran naked past David Niven flashing a peace sign while Niven was introducing Elizabeth Taylor."

  22. Profile photo of LtFurpie
    LtFurpie Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2010 at 9:53 pm
    Anyone else tired of these infographics? meh
  23. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 10:54 pm
    This infographic is unusually useless.
  24. Profile photo of Nurcowski
    Nurcowski Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2010 at 12:26 am
    "Anyone else tired of these infographics? meh"

    yes...they fail at both accuracy and meaning

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    belunan Male 30-39
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    February 28, 2010 at 12:33 am
    Actors are crap.
    - John Ford, director, awarded 4 academy awards.
  26. Profile photo of odeed
    odeed Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2010 at 1:22 am
    Everyone seems to think that Avatar is going to win Best Picture, even the`experts`.... However, think about it, whilst the masses liked it, Avatar is not hugely regarded among most circles. The Academy is made up of people from all different strands of the film industry, that includes Actors, Directors, Producers, and Scriptwriters. Avatar has not garnered a nom in either the Acting, or Writing departments, this puts it at a serious disadvantage. Avatar has also only won a single best picture, compared with the (last time I checked) 8 Best Picture awards that `The Hurt Locker` has so far garnered. At the moment, it is a race between `Avatar`, `The Hurt Locker`, and `Inglourious Basterds`, among those, the latter is probably the only one with a 100% lock (Cristopher Waltz with Best Supporting Actor). Now, this by no means puts IB as the frontrunner (it is still THL for now) but it certainly gives more power to its campaign (And would be my personal pick for BP).
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    twenty12 Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2010 at 1:58 am
    @odeed im for district 9 best picture what about you
  28. Profile photo of odeed
    odeed Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2010 at 2:45 am
    @twenty12 Whilst I`d be pretty happy if D9 won, I`m going for Inglourious Basterds.
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    Wagonlover Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2010 at 3:37 am
    Interesting that only 7 movies won best picture plus both the best actor and actress. I`m pretty sure Silence of the lambs got all 3 of those awards, does anyone know what the other 6 are?
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
    2514 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 6:25 am
    Cost to run a commercial during a broadcast of the Academy Awards. $1,500,000

    Is this for a 30 sec. Geico commercial, or a 2 minute long Cialis commercial? They can`t be the same.

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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2010 at 6:41 am
    No one friggin cares what the critics think.
    They only look for what`s bad with a movie.
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    DarkFerret Male 18-29
    2749 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 9:45 am
    wow... that last part is really expensive! jeez
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2010 at 12:14 pm
    lol...1 streaker...may he live in infamy for forever...
  34. Profile photo of BrandySnap
    BrandySnap Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2010 at 5:21 pm
    So it costs $12,000 just to make the statuettes and we wonder why there is so much money inequality in the world.

    Sorry to go all serious but these awards shows are bullsh*t.

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    dance_freek Female 13-17
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    April 12, 2010 at 8:26 pm
    agreed with BrandySnap cause lets be honest
    we shouldnt give a poo about this
    good movies and some great acter but they shouldnt spend that much money on them for awards for nothing short of a 1 1/2 hr or more of entertainment

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