I bet the inductee will be Chris Pratt. This whole Superhero shit sounds like a huge Marvel promo thing.
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McFarland, USA (2015)
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I just googled who "Batkid" is... oh dear. I hope is not him. :/
I don't know why this Batkid thing got started here (I blame you, Alias Darren!) but it sure feels out of left field. I highly, highly doubt that he would be a part of this.
Reading that reminds me of how AFI did their "100 Years 100 Heroes and Villains" list and had the Heroes list topped by Atticus Finch. It'll probably be something similar to that, the whole "not all heroes wear a cape and beat up the bad guys!" bullshit.
That will only work if they use a hologram of Christopher Reeve. In a wheelchair.
The problem is that they're movie people doing television, and they forget that the rules are different. Executives make films to try and attract young men because young men go and see things opening weekend and within the first 10 days, when the profit split is 90% for the producers and 10% for the exhibitors, vs. after that when it changes to 70/30. (Suddenly it makes sense, doesn't it?)
Television caters to niche audiences -- per example, the Food Network wouldn't fly on the big screen but does very well on the small screen.
The Oscars might as well just preach to their most devoted audience members: women, old people, film snobs and gays. FWIW, I see Neil Patrick Harris doing a musical number about just that:
"Women, old people, and film snobs and gays
They each love the Oscars in such different ways!"
Yes, I think NPH is still a good host when he has material that's cheeky enough, and "Broadway Is Not Just For Gays Anymore" is one for the books. So sue me.
I'm surprised more studios don't use the Oscar broadcast as an advertising tool/hype machine. Disney could very easily have Fisher, Hamill, and Ford as "the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII" present Best Visual Effects.
Robert De Niro
Samuel L. Jackson
Michael B. Jordan