Have you seen a movie because it was nominated for an Oscar?

United States
February 21, 2007 2:00am CST
I went to see Dangerous Liasons the night before the Oscars. i loved it.I also saw Crash because it won Oscars. Have you seen a film because it won or was nominated for an Oscar? What was it? Did you like it?
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@ethanmama (1746)
• Philippines
21 Feb 07
Let's see. I watched Scent of a Woman, Boys Don't Cry, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, because they were nominated and I loved them. I've also watched some movies before they got nominated because they really seemed interesting. Most did not disappoint :)
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• United States
22 Feb 07
I saw Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon because it was nominated and it was in Chinese, not badly dubbed English.It was great.
@ajinomoto23 (1057)
• Philippines
21 Feb 07
yes, it must be a good movie to be nominated in Oscar even it did not win.
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@tbrace1 (26)
• Philippines
21 Feb 07
not particularly, although it can be an influence when i have several choices to watch
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@senses (840)
• Philippines
22 Feb 07
brace, we are the same with that. Awards can really influence our decision as well.
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• United States
21 Feb 07
No, I've never watched a movie because it was nominated, or even because it won. There are plenty of Oscar winners that I will never watch because they don't interest me. I go by director and subject mostly. When I've watched a movie that did get an Oscar, sometimes I think it's pretty bad. Dr. Zhivago won several Oscars. I watched it a few years ago when it was on TV and it was one of the worst movies I've seen. Just because the judges and the general public love a movie that doesn't say a thing about its quality.
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• United States
22 Feb 07
It is all a matter of taste. The Academy and I love epics, but you don't, you won't agree with their choice.
@sweetrala (1439)
• Philippines
21 Feb 07
The Pursuit of Happyness - WIll Smith
YUp,this year OScar,i have seen two films, The Pursuit of Happyness, is very tounching and an inspiring story and The Queen,in which i saw Elizabeth II as human being and not only a monarch.I highly recommned this two films.
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• United States
22 Feb 07
I have got to see The Queen.I love Helen Mirren's work.
• Belgium
21 Feb 07
Yes, offcourse it gives somehow that it is a quality movie or a movie especially made for winning oscars like the aviator. But mostly I already knew the movies from some reviews so I would see them in the end, but yes it gives the movie maybe that something more that is needed to be a classic sometimes.
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• United States
22 Feb 07
I like it when a little independant film, like Little Miss Sunshine, gets nominated and more people get to see it
• Australia
21 Feb 07
This past weekend I did exactly that. I had a couple of free movie tickets given to me by my work that expire in March, and by the time I took out the 'no free list movies' and the things I had already seen, it didn't exactly leave much that even remotely interested me. Needless to say I found myself watching Dream Girls. OVerall I found it to be ok, but nothing I'd rave about or really even recommend like it had been to me a couple a hundred times. I found overall, the character development needed a bit more work. At some times it also seemed to drag a fair bit so probably could have done with a bit more editing.
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@kacana (539)
• Bulgaria
21 Feb 07
No. Never. It's possible that i don't see a movie, because it has been nominated. In the first years of their creation the truly were given to the good films, but now they aren't.
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@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
21 Feb 07
I have not gone to a movie just because it was nominated or won, but there have been times that the clips from the Oscars got me interested in a movie I had not been interested in before. I'm still interested in seeing Crash from last year's Oscars but I haven't gotten around to it.
• United States
22 Feb 07
That happens to me every year. You see a clip and then you want to see the film.I've seen Crash. It is one powerful film.