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Moneyball swept on Oscar night

Posted on: February 26, 2012 11:50 pm
Edited on: February 26, 2012 11:59 pm
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By Matt Snyder

"Moneyball" entered Sunday night with six Oscar nominations. It went home with zero wins. Call it the postseason after a glowing regular season, if you will, with the movie came up empty-handed.

It was only fitting. Billy Beane's Athletics made the playoffs five times in a seven-year span, yet never won a single game in the ALCS. Four times they lost three games to two in the ALDS and they were swept in their only ALCS appearance (2006).

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The nominations were for best picture, best actor (Brad Pitt as Beane), best supporting actor (Jonah Hill as "Peter Brand" aka Paul DePodesta), best screenplay, best achievement in editing and best achievement in sound mixing.

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Since: Jan 11, 2012
Posted on: March 3, 2012 11:56 pm
 

Moneyball swept on Oscar night

SWEETLOU19 IT WAS A GREAT MOVIE RE WATCH AND TELL ME WAS IT GREAT



Since: Nov 19, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2012 3:15 pm
 

Moneyball swept on Oscar night

he never said jeremy brown would be a better hitter dumbass, he said he would draw more walks. yahhh stuupp



Since: Jan 18, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2012 12:34 pm
 

Moneyball swept on Oscar night

A decent baseball movie, but I don't how it got nominated for any Oscars...



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: February 27, 2012 10:39 pm
 

Moneyball swept on Oscar night

What i found funny about the movie was that they made it like the A's came out of nowhere and won that year because of Scott Hatteburg. It was never pointed out that the A's had Zito who won the Cy Young that year. along with Hudosn and Mulder.  Oh yeah, and Miggy was the MVP.  I t really was not a very good baseball movie.



Since: Mar 9, 2007
Posted on: February 27, 2012 1:45 pm
 

Moneyball swept on Oscar night

The book is actually pretty terrific, especially in retrospect now that you know who went on to be a success and who went onto be a bust, especially with a large portion of the book focusing on the 2002 MLB draft (which was completely left out of the movie).

My favorite parts now are about how Billy Beane thought Prince Fielder would certainly be a bust, selecting Joe Blanton over Matt Cain with the 24th overall pick, passing on Cole Hamels, and how Beane in all of his wisdom thought big fat Jeremy Brown would be a better hitter than Joey Votto and Curtis Granderson.

But he's a genius right......



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: February 27, 2012 12:24 pm
 

Moneyball swept on Oscar night

This was a snoozer of a movie.  I will give it props for using actual game footage instead of trying to create live action with actors taking fake / horrible swings (and watching the ball sail into the stands). 

I didn't read the book, but I understand it was pretty good.  Some things just don't translate well on the big screen.  I would count real life among those things.



Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: February 27, 2012 10:07 am
 

Moneyball swept on Oscar night

@ATL NBA   I DID ACTUALLY SEE IT AND IT WAS OK. HOW DID PITT AND JONAH HILL GET OSCAR NOMINATIONS?  



Since: Sep 2, 2008
Posted on: February 27, 2012 9:55 am
 

Moneyball swept on Oscar night

"Moneyball" is symbolmatic of America . Using  FAKE NUMBERS and PIE CHARTS to make BOGUS claims of SUCCESS !!!



Since: Jun 26, 2008
Posted on: February 27, 2012 9:17 am
 

Moneyball swept on Oscar night

this couldn't be more true. I loved the movie until that part came in there and then I just put on my confused face....



Since: Jan 11, 2012
Posted on: February 27, 2012 9:03 am
 

Moneyball swept on Oscar night

IF ANYONES ACTULLY SEEN THAT MOVIE ITS REALLLY GOOD


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