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Buzz begins for possible Oscar
bid for Oprah Winfrey in ´Butler´

Los Angeles Times, by Glenn Whipp

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 8/29/2013 1:01:11 PM

Oprah. Oscar. Oscar. Oprah. Yes, it might be a bit early to riff on David Letterman´s ill-fated, Uma-Oprah 1995 Academy Awards monologue bit. Then again, with Winfrey´s movie "Lee Daniels´ The Butler" sitting atop the box office for a second week with a 10-day take of $52 million, and Winfrey herself earning solid critical praise for her first acting turn since 1998´s "Beloved," the conversation has already started, like it or not. And, given the brand name in question, that debate will be spirited, intense and, to some extent, managed by Winfrey herself, as she has the built-in advantage of

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Stlouislaxbros dad, 8/29/2013 1:04:53 PM     (No. 9497159)


Sad. The movie could have been something for everyone. Now...it is just another attack on Republicans by telling a lie and pretending that President Reagan was a racist.

And there is no shame on the part of Oprah. She is after all a race baiter with a lot of money.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 8/29/2013 1:12:38 PM     (No. 9497178)

"No-body knooows de trubbles she be seein´...."

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Smart11344, 8/29/2013 1:15:15 PM     (No. 9497183)

Gosh, now maybe Ooompa can buy that purse in Switzerland.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: kanphil, 8/29/2013 1:19:02 PM     (No. 9497191)

Who didn´t see this coming?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: fleetusa, 8/29/2013 1:23:32 PM     (No. 9497195)

Regardless of merit the Academy will mail it to her now.

Oscars are more about politics than true merit anyway. Haven´t watched them in 15+ years.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 8/29/2013 1:26:30 PM     (No. 9497202)

The Special Olympics Oscar

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Grady, 8/29/2013 1:27:34 PM     (No. 9497205)

Affirmative Action for a billionaire.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: trackman999, 8/29/2013 1:28:27 PM     (No. 9497207)

The hollywood lefties will vote for her so that they can feel good about themselves. What idiots.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 8/29/2013 1:29:59 PM     (No. 9497210)

At this point, not giving her an Oscar would be deemed as racist.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 8/29/2013 1:34:39 PM     (No. 9497217)

so the Switzerland episode was indeed just PR. As we all assumed...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jt26, 8/29/2013 1:35:56 PM     (No. 9497219)

It´s what Trayvon Martin Luther King would have wanted.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: yo-yo, 8/29/2013 1:38:12 PM     (No. 9497222)

If not for "The Butler," how about giving her an Oscar for the phoney purse incident?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: nevernaught, 8/29/2013 1:50:37 PM     (No. 9497236)

Perhaps an Oscar for her Butt, but not for acting in the Butler. One is out of control, the other is a comedy of errors.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 8/29/2013 1:56:00 PM     (No. 9497245)

She´ll get the sympathy vote. You know. Sympathy because she was denied the right to buy a $38K pocketbook.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: shamus, 8/29/2013 1:59:49 PM     (No. 9497257)

I thought her best performance was making up the story about that purse in Switzerland.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Anner40, 8/29/2013 2:01:12 PM     (No. 9497259)

Should Oompapa get Obama´s Peace prize also..she is getting more ridiculous by the day with her own importance....

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Reply 17 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 8/29/2013 2:01:26 PM     (No. 9497260)

The over-puffed toad should not settle for anything less than the Nobel Peace Prize. After all, she memorized a few lines. Obama didn´t do anything for his.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Stlouislaxbros dad, 8/29/2013 2:04:48 PM     (No. 9497262)

One would think that Oprah with all her money.... would be embarrassed about asking to see a $38,000 purse... presumably to purchase the same.

Yet she will be the first to lecture us about what we should do to help the poor.

Do as I say...not as I do.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: flaming sword, 8/29/2013 2:08:20 PM     (No. 9497268)

No worries. Obama will take some money away from Veterans care and buy it for her.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 8/29/2013 2:08:53 PM     (No. 9497271)

Ms Winfrey deserves at least a Nobel Prize, because she may not start a war, in the future.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: mc squared, 8/29/2013 2:14:22 PM     (No. 9497281)

I posed this 2 days ago when it was reported that Obama teared up when watching the movie

Reply 8 - Posted by: mc squared, 8/27/2013 6:166 PM (No. 9494201)

It´s already the Oscar winner for the best picture and best dramatic performance by a President.




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Reply 22 - Posted by: Momma Walton, 8/29/2013 2:14:48 PM     (No. 9497283)

Did Oprah follow the script or write it?

Oprah is revealing her real self lately, no more appreciative for all that was given to her, acceptance and ability to perform for all Americans. She is revealing her inner self and it is not honorable or appreciated by US!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: southron, 8/29/2013 2:20:13 PM     (No. 9497292)

They don´t need to hold the ceremony, they should just give Oprah the Oscar - obviously they wouldn´t dare bypass Oprah for a white actor or actress - that would be racist.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 8/29/2013 3:06:29 PM     (No. 9497349)

Hattie McDaniel she´s not. Robert Osborne quoted Miss McDaniel´s response to those who criticized her for portraying domestics, "I´d rather make $700 a week playing a maid than $7 a week being a maid." I think it may be safe to say that she and those of her generation would be appalled with Okra.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 8/29/2013 3:38:49 PM     (No. 9497391)

Must be a pretty bad movie if they have to push it like this in the LAT. Ever notice the more ads for a movie you see, the worst the movie?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: lancelink1, 8/29/2013 4:11:21 PM     (No. 9497433)

Yaawwwwwwn.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: kono, 8/29/2013 4:36:52 PM     (No. 9497471)

Socialist celebrities, Hollywood insiders, and historical revisionists share a bed with one another again...

So soon after she was in the news for being a victim of unconscionable racism in Switzerland (or not).
Amazing coincidence! /s

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Reply 28 - Posted by: horacer, 8/29/2013 4:41:32 PM     (No. 9497476)

and the Obama´s will both show up by video link to present it to her



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Reply 29 - Posted by: killerbee, 8/29/2013 4:59:17 PM     (No. 9497501)

Since she didn´t buy that $40,000 purse, she´s got plenty of money to purchase a statue for herself. And, come on, she´s earned it. What with all the designers being so racist against her and all. /s

Honestly? The woman has been outrageously wealthy, famous and powerful for more years of her life than she wasn´t. Who cares if she gets an Oscar? She´s just another aristocrat living high off the toil of the little people.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Newtsche, 8/29/2013 5:57:21 PM     (No. 9497569)

In a world of bogus, manufactured credentials, the Oscar is a joke.



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Reply 31 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 8/29/2013 6:35:04 PM     (No. 9497617)

I have it on good authority that the "Buzz" started on her front porch, and you know how neighbors will gossip!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 8/29/2013 7:44:00 PM     (No. 9497687)

Forget Oscar. Give Oprah the Nobel Prize for ... most anything will do. The richest knee grow woman in the solar system ought not be discriminated against because of sex, fat heinie or cavities.

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