Comments for ‘Hamilton’ Gets Bad News Ahead of 93rd Oscars

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13 Comments

  1. Thomas

    The correct decision! I love Musical Theatre, and I like ‘Hamilton’ and love that it was filmed and put on Disney+, but it is a Pro-Shot Theatre Production, it isn’t a ‘movie’ movie. When it’s eventually made into a proper movie, absolutely it’ll probably sweep the awards, but in it’s current state it shouldn’t be included.

    1. Mary Raymond

      Totally disagree, in a year when attending movies in the theater was not possible, I think the few forms of entertainment we had should qualify. Hamilton saved 2020.

    2. DMT

      Agree 100%

      1. Andrew

        The academy actually has a rule in place that disqualifies filmed stage production and this rule has been in place for decades. I agree with Thomas. I love Hamilton, it is a great production and it won the awards it was due. If it is ever adapted into a movie, then great, but as is, filming a stage play does not make it a movie in my opinion.

    3. Patricia Watford

      Not Fair Hamilton should be considered!

  2. Megan

    Seems like a copout!

    I’d agree if they hadn’t said they consider it a TV movie. That’s still considering it a movie!

    I’ve always been confused by it being marketed as a movie, so under different circumstances it’d be understandable.

    Also are documentaries allowed? Cause then that’d be a whole new can of worms to get into.

  3. Tracy Dyson

    I think that I watched a wonderful movie on Disney+! I think the Oscars are unwatchable by this point in our country and it could use a boost from a much needed history lesson. Its the best movie I’ve seen in 30 years. Give it as many Oscars as possible!

  4. Roberto Bacalski

    So if a movie is screened in a Broadway theater should that make it eligible for a Tony Award?

  5. April A England

    Totally agree with decision. Play has been around for a few years. They set up cameras and filmed it. Not a movie.

  6. Chris

    Totally disagree.
    The time frame it was filmed in, is irrelevant.
    Boyhood(2014) Was filmed iver a 12 year period.
    If we are handing out awards based following the formula of altering the art work from the original, the stop making reboots that track so closely to the originals that the major selling point for 2010 “True Grit” remake was ” the patch is in the other eye”.
    They made the the film in their own idiom. Let it stand and give it the awards it deserves.
    Now look at the crop of garbage Hollywood created in 2020 and you will see why they don’t want Hamilton in the ring: it would be like watching Mike Tyson boxing a bunch of infants.

    1. Robert L

      I love musicals, HATED Hamilton! It was boring and overrated. There wasn’t one song that stood out to me. Academy got it right, this filmed stage performance was NOT a movie!

      Sorry, not sorry.

  7. Robert L

    I love musicals, HATED Hamilton! It was boring and overrated. There wasn’t one song that stood out to me. Academy got it right, this filmed stage performance was NOT a movie!

    Sorry, not sorry.

  8. Randall Adams

    What about James Whitmore’s oscar nomination for Give ‘Em Hell, Harry, a one-man play filmed on stage.

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