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am I the only one questioning how tom hanks failed to garner an oscar nomination for this role?

I question why Barkhad Abdi got an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. What was it for...being Somalian and saying his lines? not that he was bad (he wasn't), but was he really that good?
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I question why Barkhad Abdi got an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. What was it for...being Somalian and saying his lines? not that he was bad (he wasn't), but was he really that good?

I fail to se how Robert DeNiro could have done it better. wink.gif
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I fail to se how Robert DeNiro could have done it better. wink.gif

Sure...I get it...

The thing I'm saying is regardless of the Somalian aspect, this just wasn't an "outstanding" performance. The role didn't require "outstanding". Why should Abdi get a nomination for his acting, but not Hanks?


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Politics (in most senses of the word.)

Like you said. Kilgore isn't alone. I too wondered how in the world Barkhad Abdi got a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for a performance, which to me at least, was not in the least exceptional, while Hanks was shunned, despite another stellar performance.
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If Hanks won who would say policis was involved.

If Hanks won there would be those who would say politics was involved. With today's Internet, the world conspiracies run rampant. All you have to do is plant the seed and then reason and sanity go out the window. Not to say politics isn't involved, but to blame everything on politics is an easy out for an outcome you don't like.
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If Hanks won there would be those who would say politics was involved. With today's Internet, the world conspiracies run rampant. All you have to do is plant the seed and then reason and sanity go out the window. Not to say politics isn't involved, but to blame everything on politics is an easy out for an outcome you don't like.
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I really enjoyed Captain Phillips. The tension, and it largely had to do with Hanks performance, IMO, although the music contributed greatly, had me once the ship was underway. I found the story to be gripping and well told. To maintain that for over two hours about a story that takes place at sea is not an easy thing to do.

I agree with the sentiments that it could have been shortened; especially once the lifeboat hit the water. A lot of what went on in that boat could have been eliminated.

Also agree that Barkhad Abdi's performance was not deserving of an Oscar nomination.

I knew of the controversy and understood going in that Phillips was an arrogant SOB and there were two sides to the story. But I learned a long time ago that "based on" doesn't mean factual. If I boycotted every movie that wasn't a factual "based on" account, then I would have missed out on Good Morning, Vietnam, Rudy, Lean On Me, Pearl Harbor, Gladiator, Braveheart, and more. For me, first and foremost, movies are entertainment.

Having said that; being rescued after disregarding warnings and blatantly cruising in an area you were told to keep out of is a far cry from being a hero. But lets say he obeyed those warnings and stayed 600 miles off the coast and everything went down as it did; how in the world is that being a hero? A hero would have pulled a Clint Eastwood and kicked the crap out of the pirates, thrown them overboard, and continued on. Hero, like evil, has become such an overused/abused word; I roll my eyes when people use them.

Still, I really enjoyed the movie.
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I really enjoyed Captain Phillips.
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A hero would have pulled a Steven Seagal and kicked the crap out of the pirates, thrown them overboard, and named the movie Under Siege.
Hero, like evil, has become such an overused/abused word; I roll my eyes when people use them.

Still, I really enjoyed the movie.


Fixed it for you. (And pretty much agree with everything you posted wink.gif)
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Having said that; being rescued after disregarding warnings and blatantly cruising in an area you were told to keep out of is a far cry from being a hero. But lets say he obeyed those warnings and stayed 600 miles off the coast and everything went down as it did; how in the world is that being a hero? Hero, like evil, has become such an overused/abused word; I roll my eyes when people use them.
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