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post #1601 of 1620

Maybe just BP nominees?

post #1602 of 1620

I think it'd be really cool to just do every single film that won any kind of Oscar. That'd be a wide open, extremely varied field.

 

Plus, from what I understand of sports drafts (note: I do not understand much about sports drafts), part of the fun is the fact that some people will invariably end up with dead weight, and there's a ton of that to be had in that selection. It'd be way more interesting to see what people go for when they have to try to sort out the "slightly less worse" from the worst than when they are just scrambling for the best.

post #1603 of 1620

Why don't we just do it by days:

 

Day 1:  Best Picture Winners

Day 2:  Best Actor winners

Day 3:  Best Actress winners

Day 4:  Best S Actor winners

Day 5:  Best S Actress winners

 

 

Or maybe sub Supporting Actors/Actresses for Best Director and Best Score or something.   

post #1604 of 1620

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Originally Posted by Ratty View Post

Why don't we just do it by days:

 

Day 1:  Best Picture Winners

Day 2:  Best Actor winners

Day 3:  Best Actress winners

Day 4:  Best S Actor winners

Day 5:  Best S Actress winners

 

 

What about not assigning specific days?  Think of it like a roster you need to fill - you need to draft one of each, but it doesn't matter when you do it.

post #1605 of 1620
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What about not assigning specific days?  Think of it like a roster you need to fill - you need to draft one of each, but it doesn't matter when you do it.



I like that way of approaching it.  Someone might have a director they really want on Day One more than a particular movie.  It'll force a lot more strategizing.  And it'll be fun to see what category ends up being the kicker.

post #1606 of 1620
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Originally Posted by Richard Dickson View Post



And it'll be fun to see what category ends up being the kicker.


Costume design!

 

post #1607 of 1620
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Originally Posted by fuzzy dunlop View Post

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What about not assigning specific days?  Think of it like a roster you need to fill - you need to draft one of each, but it doesn't matter when you do it.

 

That would be even better.  Do you go after Coppola first or The Godfather as a whole?  I like that.   

post #1608 of 1620
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Originally Posted by Whiteboy Jones View Post

I think it'd be really cool to just do every single film that won any kind of Oscar. That'd be a wide open, extremely varied field.

 

Plus, from what I understand of sports drafts (note: I do not understand much about sports drafts), part of the fun is the fact that some people will invariably end up with dead weight, and there's a ton of that to be had in that selection. It'd be way more interesting to see what people go for when they have to try to sort out the "slightly less worse" from the worst than when they are just scrambling for the best.


With 80+ years of awards, you'd need a lot of people participating before there would be any kind of real "dead weight" popping up. As flawed as they are, even among the Best Picture winners there has to be at least 20+ no dispute classics. The '70s doesn't really have a bum Best Picture winner in the lot, although yes Rocky was a reach.
 

 

post #1609 of 1620
Thread Starter 

Yeah, but who wants to draft Cimarron, or the Zeigfeld Follies? I think it should be all Best Picture Nominees. Or that five category version, that sounded tricky.

post #1610 of 1620

Yeah, I like the five category version, with no specific day on which to draft your pick for a particular category.  It'd be interesting to see where people place the value on individual films vs. directors vs. actors.  Do you take The Godfather in Round 1, or grab Coppola and get his entire filmography by proxy?

post #1611 of 1620
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Originally Posted by Richard Dickson View Post

Yeah, I like the five category version, with no specific day on which to draft your pick for a particular category.  It'd be interesting to see where people place the value on individual films vs. directors vs. actors.  Do you take The Godfather in Round 1, or grab Coppola and get his entire filmography by proxy?


So, grabbing multi-nominated directors take them entirely off the table?  Harsh, but an interesting challenge.  So if I choose Spielberg for SCHINDLER'S LIST, no one could take him for RAIDERS, correct?

 

Oh, and this should definitely be winners only.  

 

post #1612 of 1620
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Originally Posted by Richard Dickson View Post

Yeah, I like the five category version, with no specific day on which to draft your pick for a particular category.  It'd be interesting to see where people place the value on individual films vs. directors vs. actors.  Do you take The Godfather in Round 1, or grab Coppola and get his entire filmography by proxy?



Hear him, hear him!

 

As a one time participant, I have little say, but is the idea I endorse.

 

ETA: Additionally, I like NOT picking a best picture, but once we are all finished, a bonus round where we pick Best Screenplay or Adapted for our drafted team of director/actors/actress/support/score to perform.

 

For example: If I select Scorsese/Forest Whitaker/Helen Hunt/Kathy Bates/Howard Shore, I then bonus round my screenplay pick for that group to act out: The Apartment. Kathy Bates is the boss, Helen Hunt seduces poor Whitaker, but after he attempts suicide, Hunt takes care of him.

 

Not a well thought out example, but an idea.

post #1613 of 1620
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So, grabbing multi-nominated directors take them entirely off the table?  Harsh, but an interesting challenge.  So if I choose Spielberg for SCHINDLER'S LIST, no one could take him for RAIDERS, correct?

 

Oh, and this should definitely be winners only.  

 



Yes on both counts.  Sort of like the old comic book draft, where if I took the Hal Jordan Green Lantern, all other Lanterns were off the table.

post #1614 of 1620
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Originally Posted by Richard Dickson View Post



Yes on both counts.  Sort of like the old comic book draft, where if I took the Hal Jordan Green Lantern, all other Lanterns were off the table.


Same with actors then?  Grab Jack Nicholson once and cover CUCKOO, TERMS and AS GOOD AS IT GETS in one fell?

 

post #1615 of 1620

I think so.  There's still enough Oscar winners to leave plenty of choices out there.

post #1616 of 1620
Thread Starter 

Might be fun if this years oscars happened on the Sunday between week 1 and 2 of the draft.

post #1617 of 1620
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Originally Posted by Arjen Rudd View Post

Might be fun if this years oscars happened on the Sunday between week 1 and 2 of the draft.



The only problem with that is that the week prior is a holiday week (President's Day).  I'd vote for Feb 6 thru Feb 17.  

post #1618 of 1620

Count me in. Though I'm still not quite clear on the concept. Do we draft the movie? The person? The person and the movie together? Help me out here. And if we're going to divide it into categories. Then, my suggestion is:

 

Best Supporting Actor/Actress

Best Actor/Actress

Best Screenplay (Adapted or original)

Best Director

Best Picture

 

That's a solid 5 days right there and makes things a bit tighter and forces you to really consider your choices.

post #1619 of 1620

Who is going to manage the draft?

post #1620 of 1620

I'd normally love to manage it, except for that my cubicle at work is being relocated to another building, so I'm not sure of the "goof-off" wiggle room yet!    I should know in a couple of weeks.

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