How many of you schmucks can even locate Algeria on a map.
(Hint: Algeria is not a river, ocean or mountain. No, definitely not the name of Rajinikanth’s next movie.) 😉
Folks, the Nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards a.k.a. Oscars were announced today.
Algeria has an entry in Outside the Law, (directed by Rachid Bouchareb).
Denmark, with a population one-fourth that of the Mumbai metropolitan region, has a nomination – In a Better World.
And to those who think Mexico is merely a synonym for cocaine and heroin, think again. Think Biutiful (Javier Bardem, Blanca Portillo).
Ha Ha Ha, Don’t Even Ask
Of course, you putzheads will ask.
No, there were no Indian movies in the list.
Anybody surprised? Not us, definitely.
Bloody hell, no way these Bollywood, Kollywood or Tollywood Hanumans can make the Oscars’ cut.
These stupid Indian f*cks are still too busy stealing old Hollywood films like Romance on the High Seas and After the Fox or churning out beastly trash like Raavan.
Folks, if we’ve said it once we’ve said it a million times. Indian filmmakers and actors are for the most part a bunch of incompetent boobs and thieves who’d be laughed out of the movie hall by anyone except these South Asian troglodytes.
It’s a shame to think that India probably makes more films than all other countries put together with the exception of the U.S. and China.
Again, Indian music director A.R.Rahman has come riding to the rescue with two nominations.
The first for Best Original Score in 127 Hours and the second in the Best Original Song category for “If I Rise” from 127 Hours – A.R. Rahman, Rollo Armstrong and Dido.
Just in case you were hiding under some rock, 127 Hours is directed by Danny Boyle of Slumdog Millionaire fame.
Inshallah, Rahman will return with two statuettes.
Nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards
Good to see Indian bloggers gushing about ARR. The douches at the Os-craps aiming at some decent India TRP ratings engaged ARR to perform at the Oscraps in what is really a play at the morons who believe the Oscars mean something.
Have you even reviewed some of those ridiculous trash they serve up as nominees from the International buffet?
I’m not saying India makes great movies, for you to rant on your pet peeves but there are some which are definitely better than the crap nominated in the Oscrap awards.
Sure, there’s always a bad movie that makes it to the nominations. We concede that.
But our point is different. Forget winning, our Indian movies almost never even make it to the nominations. Look at this List of Foreign Films Nominations over 65 years. India’s record is pathetic. A perusal over 65-years surely addresses your concerns about the occasional unworthy nomination because a look at such an extended period makes the oddball irrelevant.
Please do your research before commenting on India’s failure. Of the 60 years, 50 awards went to European films. Are you saying that there were not other deserving films which didn’t win?
Now if there are biases in selecting award winners, aren’t there biases in selecting the nominees?
Lets look at another fact, Christopher Nolan arguably the best director in the world (per most film critics) who has made 2 of the best critically and commercially celebrated movies in the recent past (Dark Knight and Inception) has got a grand total of 0 director’s award nominations. We are not talking wins here, nominations.
Or for the matter of fact of how so few African American performances were nominated and only a few have won.
There are numerous instances to show how the Oscrap awards have screwed deserving people over and over again. But you wear rose colored glasses bashing anything Indian, so logical arguments might not stand a fair chance….
1. You write: Please do your research before commenting on India’s failure.
Good Lord, you talk like you graduated from the Abattoir School of Logic, summa cum laude.
How hard is it for thinking minds to understand that Algeria’s 5 nominations over 65-years is more than India’s 3 nominations or that Denmark’s 8 nominations are better than India’s 3 nominations Or Hungary’s 8 nominations are higher than India’s three …..Israel 9 vs India’s 3, Italy 30 vs India’s 3, Mexico 8 vs India’s 3.
And all of these other countries make a tiny fraction of the number of movies India churns out.
2. You write: But you wear rose colored glasses bashing anything Indian, so logical arguments might not stand a fair chance….
If anything, we’re biased in favor of India.
But when facts stand in your way you can always resort to desperate, mindless ad hominem attacks on the writer rather than address the facts.
Since you have a hard time digesting even simple facts, let’s give it one more shot – Considering the huge numbers of movies we churn out (in excess of 900 a year) India has fared miserably even on the nomination front. Barely three nominations in the last 60+ years (and ZERO wins, may we humbly add).
How difficult can it be to comprehend that fact to explain the Indian film industry’s colossal failure on the global stage.
Indian movies (with very few exceptions) are made by cretins for cretins, be they in India or the diaspora in the U.S., UK, Australia, Singapore and Malaysia.
3. Regarding Chris Nolan, exceptions don’t make the rule.
You can argue till the cows come home that Nobel Prizes are useless because Gandhi didn’t win one but it ain’t going to amount to a hill of beans.
4. Do better (a subjective notion) films sometimes lose out? Of course. But when you consider a lengthy period like 65 years such points become irrelevant to defend India’s miserable record.
Of course, there will always be some who insist that India’s Filmfare awards are better than the Oscars but count us among the disbelievers. 😉
“If anything, we’re biased in favor of India.”
This is the most contradictory statement made by you. At one time you say you are American and that you defend the interest of America and the next instant your in favor of India (though it’s obvious by all your posts that your not)
This is what happens when you don’t cut down on your drinking ;). Of course, there’s no one in the world to stop you from refilling your glasses with gin or Jagermeister 😉
Btw, we don’t need to look at the 65 yr Academy award nominations to get to know how pathetic the state of Indian movies are.
1. You write: This is the most contradictory statement made by you. At one time you say you are American and that you defend the interest of America and the next instant your in favor of India (though it’s obvious by all your posts that your not)
Guess, we have to be grateful you didn’t say most contradictory statement today.
Like all sensible people, we like our current homeland first, followed natürlich by Mera Bharat Mahaan.
India is like our chinna veedu (mistress). 😉 We’ll always have a soft corner for it.
2. You write: This is what happens when you don’t cut down on your drinking
Thanks for reminding us to do the India Special beer review today. We will.
“But our point is different. Forget winning, our Indian movies almost never even make it to the nominations. Look at this List of Foreign Films Nominations over 65 years. India’s record is pathetic.” – AND I THOUGHT we should be worried about India’s drought of Nobel Prizes. The last one to get a Nobel was the Economist, Amartya Sen.
Pardon me for gatecrashing the comment list, but SI, I think sometimes you even get bothered with trivial things.
1) Hollywood is a huge industry reputed for churning out decent movies, sometimes great ones, but at the end of the day, Hollywood is not the BE ALL or END ALL of things. There are greater things to worry about.
2) AR RAHMAN has got yet another OSCAR nomination. But we can’t be proud of it just because it’s AR RAHMAN, the sad fact is that the nomination is a score of a HOLLYWOOD MOVIE, not an INDIAN MOVIE.
3) OSCARS lose their relevance when some great directors like Quentin Tarantino don’t get many. Even Hollywood Oscar judges are biased against dickhead directors. Else, how can you a great movie like INGLORIOUS BASTERDS (that’s not a typo) didn’t get even one oscar.
You write: Pardon me for gatecrashing the comment list, but SI, I think sometimes you even get bothered with trivial things.
Come on, what can be more important in life than Kaavalan, Velaikaran, Aadukalam, Rahukalam, Singam, Asingam, Manmadhan Kombhu et al.
Poverty eradication, pollution control, hunger, Naxal violence and other such inconsequential things can wait till we get our fill of Kollywood, Cooumwood, Bollywood. L*vadawood et al.
Who gives a rat’s ass if these ignoble Indians win a Nobel Prize or a Booby Prize.
Now if you’ll excuse us, we have more important things in life like watching this monkey dance. 😉
“Poverty eradication, pollution control, hunger, Naxal violence and other such inconsequential things can wait till we get our fill of Kollywood, Cooumwood, Bollywood. L*vadawood et al.” —–Nice reply.
Perhaps, you would find this interesting and depressing to read:
Let me know your thoughts.
Read the piece in the above link.
We’re not great believers in non-violence. Only leads to more exploitation because the human core is essentially evil (a few
But the below excerpt from your link does not make sense and is not true:
Bottom line, do we support Gandhi’s assassination? No, even if we disagree with some of his basic notions. The poor man was not evil like Stalin, Hitler or the Nero-like Narendar Modi who was silent when Muslims were being butchered in Gujarat. True, Gandhi’s methods were unorthodox by most human standards but that’s no reason to assassinate him.
BTW, atrocities during partition were committed on both sides of the border. Hindus and Sikhs are no saints and engaged in several cruel, beastly acts of violence against Muslims.
first of all,narendra modiji was found NOT to be involved with the so called “violence” in gujarat,second,the riots were in retaliation for the murder of hindus(train fire) set by muslim terrorists,third mahamad(peace be upon him as they say) killed many pagan arabs and destroyed their shrines,he turned a once glorious place of pilgrimage into a muslims place of pilgrimage,therefore what happened in gujarat was a karmic reaction to the SLAUGHTER of pagan arabs my “moderate muslims like Ali,the cousin of Mahamad and Imam Hussain.You should do a little research before you blame someone.In my opinion,the Gujarati riots were started by these muslims to get a hindu phobic media spotlight when,in a muslim country,hindus would be beheaded for being kafirs and have their houses seized and awarded to muslims who did the act.Also did you know that 60 hindu famalies were MURDERED by muslims in Karachi for drinking water from a Masjid??? bet you didnt bother to comment on that,no the liberal anti-hindu’s always blame the hindus,just like the aryan nation blames the jews,everytime something bad happens in india,just blame the cow worshiping hindus!!
also even sikh’s are pursecuted in pakistan
You write: You should do a little research before you blame someone.
Narendra Modi was Chief Minister when several hundred Muslims were wantonly butchered in his state of Gujarat and so he bears responsibility to the carnage.
so i guess George Bush bears responsibility for the anti-sikh murder in arizona where a sikh gas station owner was shot by a crazed redneck on an “anti-terrorist” spree after 9/11??? should bush be put on trial for that?
George W.Bush was responsible for the Iraq fiasco but not for a random act of violence in Arizona committed by an idiot who did not even know the difference between a Sikh and a Muslim. To that moron, anyone wearing a turban was an acolyte of Osama.
Remember, not just one Muslim was attacked/killed in Gujarat but several hundred were butchered and set alight, while the government was a passive bystander.
Au contraire, several hundred Sikhs/Muslims were not killed in the U.S. after 9/11 under George W. Bush’s watch. Bush is guilty of many sins but not the stray act of a nut-case in AZ.
i know you guys dont believe in religion,but i still think that the gujju riots were a karmic reaction to this:
also here is one regarding so called”safron terrorism”
Read both the pieces.
The first article seems more like a myth, the second has interesting points and worth reading.
Compared to Islamic Terrorism, Saffron Terror is insignificant. But that’s a clever strategy on the part of Islamic Terrorists in making Hindus seem more violent than these pussies really are. Of course, the hand of Christian bigots cannot be ruled out here too.
here is a good answer from our friend sheik naik
Yet another religion nut-case.
“Narendra Modi was Chief Minister when several hundred Muslims were wantonly butchered in his state of Gujarat and so he bears responsibility to the carnage.”
Yeah fuck, Rajiv Gandhi was PRIME MINISTER when a million Sikhs were killed?????????????
And fuck the party that was in power when millions of people, Hindus, Muslims, Christians were killed in Bhopal in 1984.
Stop defending bastards!!!!! If Muslims kill Hindus and Hindus kill Muslims, it’s their problem. First, there was no need to torch a train carriage full of innocent people (Muslims or Hindus, I don;t care, they were innocent lives) And second, there was no need for riots, where lots of innocent lives (Majority Muslims) were killed haplessly.
Totally, the bloodshed that occurred in Godhra was equally the responsibility of both religions. Stop acting like the so-called Secular Media.
This country someone like Sardar Vallabhai Patel to have an iron hand over sissies like Secular Media and Parties. No matter what you say, Modi was and is still one of the best chief ministers (In terms of performance)/
And for heaven’s sake, even Muslims in Gujarat seem to agree. If you disagree, why the heck did they vote for Modi during the last two polls. The Media, especially CNN-IBN and NDTV, delibarately chose to ignore the opinions of Muslims during the elections.
Sometimes SI, just depending on GOOGLE AND FOREIGN media doesn;t give you the complete picture of what’s happening here. Trust me, the LOCALS know this country more than the fucking media. Listen to them and ya shall prosper.
1. You write: Rajiv Gandhi was PRIME MINISTER when a million Sikhs were killed?
Rajiv Gandhi was an idiot who ought to have stuck to piloting those small Indian Airlines planes.
Rajiv Gandhi is guilty of that intemperate remark – When a big tree falls…. as Sikhs were being massacred in Delhi.
2. You write above lots of innocent lives (Majority Muslims) were killed haplessly yet refuse to condemn Narendar Modi under whose watch it happened. Strange.
It’s hard for us to believe that Muslims in Gujarat love Modi. It’s akin to saying Mumbaikars love the Pakistani terrorist Kasab.
Where are the opinion polls that prove Modi is a favorite of Muslims (we’re talking opinion polls not some random interview)?
If more people stopped believing in God (any God), the world would be a better place.
“It’s hard for us to believe that Muslims in Gujarat love Modi. It’s akin to saying Mumbaikars love the Pakistani terrorist Kasab.”— Perhaps, you either dozed off when CNN-IBN was putting out its nonstop nonsensical debates on whether Modi eyewashed the masses.
I can get more data. Maybe tomorrow. It’s late and I need to push off now.
Read the stories in your three links.
The first two are junk. Anyone can claim anything. Hell, Abhishek Bachchan claims he’s an actor. So, Modi/BJP can claim that Muslims are supporting BJP. Talk, as they say, is cheap.
The last link is interesting and deserves further study by academics in terms of margin of victory, how many members from minority community cast their votes, to which party did they vote et al.