Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Your Academy Award Votes

Let's have some fun. On the blog, please vote for 1) Best Picture 2) Best actress 3) Best actor. I'll tally up the votes and see how good our group performed. Richard Roe


leslie said...

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Wednesday, March 01, 2006 7:47:29 AM  
leslie said...

Good Morning, Richard! That's a great idea, so I'll go first. Okay, Best Picture: Brokeback Mountain; Best Actor: Philip Seymor Hoffman; Best Actress: Reese Witherspoon. These are who I THINK will win, not necessarily my personal choices. Now, off to reality. Have a great day.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006 7:49:15 AM  
Merry Mary said...

Best Picture=Crash

Actor=Heath Ledger

Actress=Reese Whitherespoon

Richard or Joe Where do we order Senior Bachelor tee shirts???? MM

Wednesday, March 01, 2006 7:57:25 AM  
Karla said...

HURRAY!!!! SOOOOOOOOOOOO glad for the welcome doctor's report Richard. You'll be back in tip-top shape in no time.
Unfortunately I have not seen all of the movies that have nominations resulting, but I'll attempt to "guess"
Picture: Brokeback Mountain
Actor: Heath Ledger
Actress: Reese Witherspoon
Supporting Actor: George Clooney
Supporting Actress: Rachel Weisz
This will probably how the votes will tally....I personally thought "Walk the Line" was very powerfull, and would give Joaquin Phoenix the Best Actor award.
Again Richard, positive vibes coming your way for a rapid and full recovery.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006 9:19:19 AM  
Merry Mary said...

For my blog sisters:

A young wife sat on a sofa on a hot humid day,
drinking iced tea and visiting with her Mother. As they talked about life,
about marriage, about the responsibilities of life and the obligations
of adulthood, the mother clinked the ice cubes in her glass thoughtfully
and turned a clear, sober glance upon her daughter. "Don't forget your
Sisters," she advised, swirling the tea leaves to the bottom of her glass.
"They'll be more important as you get older. No matter how much you love
your ;husband, no matter how much you love the children you may have, you
are still going to need Sisters. Remember to go places with them now and
then, do things with them. Remember that 'Sisters' means ALL the women...
your girlfriends, your daughters, and all your other women relatives too. You'll
need other women. Women always do."
"What a funny piece of advice!" the young woman
thought. "Haven't I just gotten married? Haven't I just joined the couple-world?
I'm now a married woman, for goodness sake! A grownup!& nbsp;Surely
my husband and the family we may start will be all I need to make my life
worthwhile!" But she listened to her Mother. She kept contact
with her Sisters and made more women friends each year. As the years
tumbled by, one after another, she gradually came to understand that
her Mom really knew what she was talking about. As time and nature work
their changes and their mysteries upon a woman,Sisters are the mainstays
of her life. After 70 years of living in this world, here is what
I've learned:

Time passes.
Life happens.
Distance separates.
Children grow up.
Jobs come and go.
Love waxes and wanes.
Men don't do what they're supposed to do.
Hearts break.
Parents die.
Colleagues forget favors.
Careers end.

BUT......... Sisters are there, no matter how much
time and how many miles are between you. A girlfriend is neve rfarther away
than needing her can reach. When you have to walk that lonesome valley and
you have to walk it by yourself, the women in your life will be on the
valley's rim, cheering you on, praying for you, pulling for you,
intervening on your behalf, and waiting withopen arms at the valley's end.
Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk beside you. Or come in
and carry you out. Girlfriends, granddaughters, daughters,
daughters-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law, Mothers, Grandmothers,
aunties, nieces, cousins, and extended family, all bless our life!
The world wouldn't be the same without women, and
neither would I. When we began this adventure called womanhood, we
had no idea of the incredible joys or sorrows that lay ahea d. Nor did we
know how much we would need each other. Every day, we need each other
still. Pass this on to all the women who help make your life meaningful.

I just did.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006 9:52:34 AM  
M.M.Corbett said...

Okay Richard, I'll play. Best Actor: Richard Greer, Best Actress: Halle Berry, Best Movie: Cronicles of Nornia. M.M. Corbett

Wednesday, March 01, 2006 10:36:05 AM  
wanderlust said...

Any news about the FFs meeting in Las Vegas last weekend?
How about it, FF sisterhood?

Wednesday, March 01, 2006 11:18:43 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Hello Richard!
A wild wild guess for fun, I may be wayyyy out of line here but
sometimes the Oscars surprise us!
carpe diem
senior bachelorette:)

Wednesday, March 01, 2006 12:05:52 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

ooops ... AND...

'break a leg' as they say in the movies ;)

Wednesday, March 01, 2006 12:17:03 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

'GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK'.....thumbs up too!
'nuff said'

Wednesday, March 01, 2006 12:49:37 PM  
JanieGirl said...

Here's my vote: Best Picture: Good Night, and Good Luck - Best Actress: Judy Dench - Best Actor: George Clooney ---- Lady Jayne

Wednesday, March 01, 2006 2:15:49 PM  
willemina said...

Here's my 2 cents worth...

Best Picture: Brokeback Mountain

Best Actor: Heath Ledger

Best Actress: Judi Dench

Wednesday, March 01, 2006 2:22:38 PM  
REDTBIRD said...

OK, I'll love this because I'm a total movie buff.
Best Picture: Brokeback Mountain
Best Actor: Philip Seymor Hoffman
Best Actress: Reese Witherspoon
Best Supporting Actor: George Cloney
Best Supporting Actress: ?
Best Director: Ang Lee
Didn't get to see Good Night & Good Luck, yet. Crash will be in there somewhere. Not one of my picks. I've seen Brokeback twice and will see it again. So touching.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006 7:58:34 PM  
REDTBIRD said...

WILLIMINA it will be fun to see you when I come down. I hope we can put it together.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006 8:03:15 PM  
REDTBIRD said...

Best supporting Actress: Keira Knightley I adore her.

I saw Cronicles of Nornia and it was very beautiful and enjoyable.

Thursday, March 02, 2006 6:07:45 AM  
Merry Mary said...

Here's at least a cute.> Subject: Fw: Old Folks
> >>> > > >An eighty-three year old lady finished her
> >>>>>>>annual physical examination,
> >>> >>>>whereupon the doctor said,
> >>> >>>>"You are in fine shape for your age,
> >>> >>>>but tell me, do you still have intercourse?"
> >>> >>>>
> >>> >>>>"Just a minute, I'll have to ask
> >>> >>>>my husband," she said.
> >>> >>>>She went out to the reception room
> >>> >>>>and said: "Jake do we still have
> >>> >>>>intercourse?"
> >>> >>>>
> >>> >>>> Jake answered impatiently,
> >>> >>>>"If I told you once,
> >>> >>>>I told you a thousand times...
> >>> >>>>
> >>> >>>>
> >>> >>>>We have Blue Cross!"
> >>> >>
> >>
> >>

Thursday, March 02, 2006 6:31:05 AM  
chicagotricia said...

I have only seen "Walk the Line" and "Brokeback Mountain" and of the two I enjoyed "Walk the Line" the most but believe "Brokeback Mountain" will win. Reese Witherspoon and Jaoquin Phoenix are my other two picks.

Willemina and travels and have a great time this weekend in California!!

Richard....speedy recovery!


Thursday, March 02, 2006 7:54:00 AM  
chicagotricia said...

Safe travels.....saving would be nice too!

Have fun...I wish I were there!

Thursday, March 02, 2006 7:56:23 AM  
Neva said...

Ada here - WIlly & Neva laughing. How do I get my own blog? In other words HELP.

If anyone wants to join us tomorrow for breakfast, or to go to the Reagan Lib. call the Ayres Hotel in Manhattan Beach 310-536-044 x 469.

Thursday, March 02, 2006 9:54:59 PM  
Neva said...

There are 2 of my pics from Costa Rica but tomorrow there will be pics of us 3 enjoying Southern Cal. We are on the learning curve & falling fast.

Willy, Ada, Neva (aka WAN)

Thursday, March 02, 2006 9:59:52 PM  
Merry Mary said...

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Shortcut to:

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Now we may have the worst case of transporting a problem to all parts
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Friday, March 03, 2006 5:38:55 AM  
JosieM said...

In my opinion:
Best picture - "Crash".
Best actor - Joaquin Phoenix
Best actress - Reese Witherspoon.

"Crash" will win because it is politically correct and Hollywood likes that. But to me it felt a bit contrived. I felt like the movie was trying to manipulate my emotions. "North Country" is a better movie, but it also felt a bit contrived. And why wasn't "Zathura" nominated for special effects....?

Friday, March 03, 2006 10:16:24 PM  
leslie said...

I watched "Crash" and "North Country" tonight and both were excellent! In my opinion "Crash" is the best movie by far this year - shocking! thought-provoking! real! and fantastic acting all around! This is a movie people talk about over coffee after having seen it. Charlize Theron was excellent in "North Country" and has a great shot at Best Actress. Just my humble opinion and my 2 cents worth (Cdn) - not worth much LOL.

Friday, March 03, 2006 11:48:13 PM  
leslie said...


I waited until now to respond because I wanted to see NORTH COUNTRY which I have just finished seeing. Up front need to say I didn't like BROKEBACK MT. & maybe just getting all the nominations may be enough of a bow from Hollywood which I would like. Felt it was slow, lots of editing questions to say nothing of general questions. And why was one character Best & one character Supp? And neither met the competition.

BEST ACTOR: Saw 4out of 5 - Capote, Walk Line, G.N & G. L - all were excellent. All even looked like their character. Any other year each could be a winner. Phoenix they will say is still young. Have to go w HOFFMAN.

SUPP. ACTOR - Only saw 2 - Brokeback Mt. & Cin. Man. Probably go w Giamatti - he didn't get it last year or G. Clooney 'cause they have to give him something. Besides he literally suffered for this movie.

BEST ACTRESS - 3/5 - TRANS., N. COUNTRY, WALK LINE,- All 3 excellent. Reese too young, (Keira too) Charlize won too soon ago, (Judi stole it too soon ago) - Felicity was so special + she's well liked, Hollywood nod to transgender thing.

SUPP. ACTRESS - 4/5 -(NOT JUNEBUG) so maybe she deserves it. B. Mtn. would be another steal, CAPOTE - again not on screen enough- N.C. McDormand got it for a Scandanavian character in Fargo; WEISZ - shouldn't she be in BEST category?

CINEMATOGRAPHY - 3/5 G.N.G.L. - don't give to B&W films when have lushmess of B Mt. & Mem of Geisha. Latter my favorite but understand if it goes to Mt.

DIRECTING - 3/5 - didn't see CRASH or MUNICH but -Spielberg has gotten enought & this is controversial; if Clooney gets supporting won't need this; so B.Mtn or CAPOTE.

DOCUMENTARY - MARCH is such a favorite but it's French (not so popular) so maybe ENRON.

BEST PIC - 3/5- B Mt. even though I didn't like it. CAPOTE has a chance

Screenplay- ADAPTED - B.Mtn or CAPOTE

Screenplay - ORIGINAL - 2/5 - 2 chances for Clooney but have been told SYR. is very confusing, saw MATCHPOINT - o.k. didn't see CRASH or SQUIDE & WHALE - so don't know.


Sunday, March 05, 2006 11:44:38 AM  

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