Black Entertainment : The Great Debaters

BallOfConfusion

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So I recently discovered that "The Great Debaters" was not nominated for any Academy Awards. Zero, Zilch, None at all-how is this possible? I'm so disappointed-is anyone else with me on this? Besides Transformers this was my favorite movie of 07'. I've seen this movie 10 times already lol thats how much I love it. I thought is was a great cast, I mean come on Denzel & Forrest!! How often do you get that. And they weren't even the best part of the movie I thought the three younger actors stole the show considering they are pretty much unknowns. I just can not comprehend how this movie could get any nominations. I just want to show my appreciation to anybody and everybody for making this movie and getting this story out there.
 
BallOfConfusion said:
So I recently discovered that "The Great Debaters" was not nominated for any Academy Awards. Zero, Zilch, None at all-how is this possible? I'm so disappointed-is anyone else with me on this? Besides Transformers this was my favorite movie of 07'. I've seen this movie 10 times already lol thats how much I love it. I thought is was a great cast, I mean come on Denzel & Forrest!! How often do you get that. And they weren't even the best part of the movie I thought the three younger actors stole the show considering they are pretty much unknowns. I just can not comprehend how this movie could get any nominations. I just want to show my appreciation to anybody and everybody for making this movie and getting this story out there.
do you think that hollywood cares about black folks in a movie that shows our intelligence and compassion for one another with us portraying professors and educators,perish the thought..oh no we got to be-hooches-pimps-drug addics-sex craving fools drinking forties and smoking blunts,now THAT gets their attention and the oscar nominations!
 
one of the year's best films

I thought the film was great and it is added to my DVD collection.

The Great Debaters By Roger Ebert
http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071224/REVIEWS/712240301
NOTE: In fact, the real Wiley team did beat the national champions, but from USC, not Harvard. Co-writer Robert Eisele explains, "In that era, there was much at stake when a black college debated any white school, particularly one with the stature of Harvard. We used Harvard to demonstrate the heights they achieved."
 

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