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    As The World Turns Discussion Thread

    Am I dumb for thinking the listing price is really low by today's standards?
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    Film Awards Thread

    Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or: The Square Toronto Film Festival - People's Choice Award: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Gotham Independent Film Awards - Best Picture: Call Me By Your Name National Board of Review - Best Film: The Post NYFCC - Best Picture: Lady Bird National Society of Film Critics Winners - Best Film: Lady Bird Golden Globes - Best Picture Drama: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Golden Globes - Best Picture Musical or Comedy: Ladybird Critics Choice Awards - Best Picture: The Shape of Water Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture: The Shape of Water Directors Guild Award - Feature Film: The Shape of Water Writers Guild Award - Best Original Screenplay: Get Out Writers Guild Award - Best Adapted Screenplay: Call Me by Your Name Screen Actors Guild Awards - Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Satellite Awards - Best Film: God's Own Country / Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri BAFTA - Best Film: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Independent Spirit Awards - Best Picture: Get Out Academy Awards - Best Picture: The Shape of Water -- Cannes: Full List of Winners: Palme d'Or: The Square (Ruben Östlund) Grand Prix: 120 Beats per Minute (Robin Campillo) Best Director: Sofia Coppola (The Beguiled) Best Screenplay: Yorgos Lanthimos / Efthymis Filippou (The Killing of a Sacred Deer) & Lynne Ramsay ( You Were Never Really Here) (tie) Best Actress: Diane Kruger ( In the Fade) Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix (You Were Never Really Here) Jury Prize: Loveless (Andrey Zvyagintsev) 70th Anniversary Prize: Nicole Kidman Honorary Palme d'Or: Jeffrey Katzenberg TIFF - A full list of winners can be found here
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    Film Awards Thread

    Props to you for putting Kirsten Dunst. Her performances in All Good Things and Meloncholia should've been nominated. Thandie Newton being snubbed for Crash was inexcusable. And some of those names, Donald Sutherland, Robin Wright, Steve Buscemi, Michael Sheen, Ewan McGregor are names I naturally assume have been nominated for something because they do have accolades elsewhere. I'm never good at these games myself. My mind always goes blank as if no knowledge has ever been occupied.
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    Best UK/Non-US Soap Scenes

    I wish I could post some great clips from the underrated Shortland Street. I watched form 2012-17, but didn't have time anymore once I went back to school. Plus, it can be hard to find episodes sometimes so I walked away. The show isn't always a master class, but when I watched I generally enjoyed most of what was going on. The show's young stars have been breaking out recently, too. Frankie Adams, Beulah Koale, Thomasin McKenzie, and of course, KJ Apa, are all rising stars. Here's the death of Pixie Hannah (Thomasin McKenzie) from cancer. The actress who plays the mother, Margaret, was truly outstanding during her short time on the show. The character went through a strange trajectory of going to prison after embezzling money from the hospital, but never becoming villainous. I'd love to see her get more opportunities to shine elsewhere.
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    Best/Worst Network Promo Campaigns

    It was until the reveal. The aftermath ruined so many characters that still haven't recovered.
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    Best UK/Non-US Soap Scenes

    A big problem for Neighbours was its prior G rating. I'm sure there are great moments/storylines etc, but it was basically a kid show. Soap Operas should be allowed to be daring and provocative, NB hasn't been allowed that. Also, it comes off way too saccharine, so when a character actually shows they have a personality in the confines of the show it seems ground breaking. Home and Away has been running through the motions for years. There's no heart in the show. Nothing that really makes you feel connected. It died when Sally left, IMO. They also are so ass backwards with social issues. The show is white on white on white. Even when they cast actors that aren't, they tell us that the characters are. (i.e., Andy Barrett) NB, at least, is one of the most diverse soaps around.
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    Best/Worst Network Promo Campaigns

    Shortland Street, a New Zealand soap opera, has had some great promos. High production values, makes you want more, and with these two examples, the stories told didn't disappoint either.
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    Best UK/Non-US Soap Scenes

    Hollyoaks: Clare Devine's exit in 2007, starts at 3:04. None of her appearances after this ever happened as far as I'm concerned. Whoever came up with the idea of her spiking the camera is a genius.
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    Days: February 18-22, Weekly Preview

    The problem for me isn't that they had Claire set the fire, it's that they're writing her off when this should be the beginning of a character arc for her that could lead to great things for her, Hope, Shawn/Belle, etc ... Writers these days are constantly cutting themselves at the knees.
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    Film Awards Thread

    Oh that's awesome. It makes things so much more interesting.
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    GH: Actor returning

    Coby is, Elizabeth is not.
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    Best UK/Non-US Soap Scenes

    The death of sweet Damon Grant - Brookside -- Who would have ever guessed the other half of this cute couple would turn out to be such a wonderful nightmare in the Dales a couple of decades later.
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    What are you currently reading?

    Glamorama by Bret Easton Ellis. I love being in this f*cked up world Ellis has created. Victor is such a duplicitous little sh*tstain, but so entertaining and grossly charming. And, of course, the memories of the 90's that come with all the mentions of the celebrities of the time, some I had forgotten, is a treat
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    Hollywood Sexual Harrasment/Assault Thread

    When it comes to music, I rarely ever "know" who these artists I listen to are, being I usually stick to the indie scene. I've listened to Death Cab for Cutie since 2004/5, but if you showed me a picture of the lead singer, whose name I don't even know without looking it up, I'd have no idea who he is. So with Ryan Adams, whose music can be beautiful and transcendent, I had no idea whatsoever of the person he is, or what people thought of him. This is an eye opener. Albert Hammond, Jr. is another favourite mine and to read their ugly history together is unsettling. Good on Mandy Moore for stepping up and backing up the claims. It goes to show that this is barely the beginning of the work that needs to be done.
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    Best US Soap Scenes

    Was Mamie from Dru/Olivia's mom or dad side of the family?
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    Days: Leo's Mom

    The light at the end of this mess is that if GR is gone, I would hopefully assume she is too. The sooner we can pretend this never happened, the better.
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    Y&R February Sweeps Spoilers

    Josh Griffith brought him back as Chris Engen didn't he?
  18. DAYS: Kim Brady/Neil Curtis, Isabella Toscano/Jack Deveraux, Billie Reed/Jack Deveraux, Marlena Evans/Eugene Bradford, Mike Horton/Diana Colville
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    Y&R: RIP Kristoff St John

    He was one of those constants in my TV watching life. Soaps make you feel like these constants are always going to be there. He will be sorely missed. This shocked me when I first read the news earlier today. I don't think that shock will go away for awhile. Rest in Peace, to a sexy, talented, well-respected man. Hope they do Neil Winters justice.
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    Y&R: RIP Kristoff St John

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    Radio Soap Opera Discussion

    Radio Soap Operas Radio daytime drama series were broadcast for decades and some expanded to television for even more decades. These dramas were often referred to as soaps, a shortening from the earlier label, soap opera. That term stems from the original dramatic serials broadcast on radio that had soap manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Colgate-Palmolive, and Lever Brothers as sponsors and producers. These early radio serials were broadcast in weekday daytime slots when mostly housewives would be available to listen; thus the shows were aimed at and consumed by a predominantly female audience. For a list for most Radio Soap Opera's, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_radio_soaps
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    Best US Soap Scenes

    Re-watching it and this may be an odd comparison, but does it feel like it could be a scene from Twin Peaks to anyone else?
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    Classic SOD Tumblr Goodies

    It's interesting to speculate on what would have happened on the show if Bill Bell killed Jack off after Terry Lester left.
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    Best US Soap Scenes

    Would you ever revisit Niki Smith to rehabilitate (😉) her characterization, or never go back to the DID ever again?
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    Film Awards Thread

    Thank God. Someone has been really trying it this year.