Tom Hanks wants Oscars to go on

Tom HanksTom Hanks is hoping that the writer’s strike will end in time for the Oscars ceremony to go on as planned. He told Reuters: “The show must go on, that is one of the tenets of everything. I am a member of the board of governors of the Academy, and we definitely want to put on a great show and honor the films that have come out in the course of the year.” Hanks, a two-time winner, stands to earn another nomination for his latest movie, Charlie Wilson’s War.

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  1. Anonymous • January 11, 2008 @ 1:29 PM

    Yeah right! The only reason this guy wants the show to go on is so he can hopefully snag another award.

  2. me • January 11, 2008 @ 1:37 PM

    Nah, not Tom, he’s one of the few good ones in Hollywood. One of the few I have any amount of respect for anyway!

  3. mouse • January 11, 2008 @ 1:57 PM

    Of course the Oscars should go on. BUT the studios should also settle with the writers. Both are an integral part of the “Cultural Milieu”

  4. Anonymous • January 11, 2008 @ 1:58 PM

    Nomination doesn’t equal award. Sometimes the one who should win doesn’t. I agree with “me”. Tom is one of the few who cares more about the industry than his personal achievements and he’s not one of those publicity hounds we are constantly being barraged with in the tabloids.

    Where is a good mediator when you need one? The show must go on.

  5. me • January 11, 2008 @ 2:23 PM

    Thanks Anonymous, I don’t often have people agreeing with me. Maybe we should be the mediators?

  6. Arnold • January 11, 2008 @ 6:32 PM

    Sounds good to me

  7. me • January 12, 2008 @ 4:13 PM

    me too!

  8. Anonymous • January 14, 2008 @ 7:50 AM

    Easy there, Mr. Hanks! You’re not winning Best Actor this year — Cate Blanchett is.

  9. Moi • January 14, 2008 @ 7:59 AM

    I hope Saw IV gets a nomination.

  10. Moi2 • January 14, 2008 @ 10:20 AM

    Saw IV was awesome, but no way is a movie of that caliber ever getting nominated for an oscar, the academy is too stuck up to appreciate true film making.

  11. Anonymous • January 15, 2008 @ 1:20 AM

    Saw IV and most of those other violent types of films rarely get the nominations because they are made to make money – period. Their gratuitous violence and gore reel in the suckers like you and rake in the bucks for the studios. The best they can ever hope for is an Oscar for special effects because they, as a whole, suck.

  12. me • January 15, 2008 @ 2:18 AM

    Hostel 2 was the best movie of 2007.

  13. theoriginalme • January 15, 2008 @ 2:50 PM

    I agree with Anonymous at 1:20 am today, if you are into gore, those movies are fine, but they really lack any kind of a storyline, and the acting is a pretty poor calibre as well. The copycat “me” at 2:18am today is obviously one of those brainless idiots that the horror movie industry is targeting.

  14. Nancy • January 15, 2008 @ 7:42 PM

    Wow, all these “me’s” and “moi’s”!! Kinda confusing at times.

    But anyways, Kate Blanchette is a ‘hairy man!”

  15. theoriginalme • January 15, 2008 @ 9:47 PM

    Tell me about it! There is a copycat out there annoying everybody, but this is the real “me”, the first one.
    I wouldn’t recognize Kate Blanchette if I fell over her, whoever she is.

  16. Nancy • January 16, 2008 @ 10:11 PM

    As for the comment I made about all these people using “me”…I didn’t mean as in myself….I meant YOU! Silly! So, no I’m not off my rocker!

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