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  • awardskel
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    Now that Melissa McCarthy is officially an Academy Award nominee, I thought it’d be interesting to get your take on what your favorite comedy performance nominees are. Chances are everyone will click Melissa McCarthy because she is relevant and ignore past nominees (Marisa Tomei may grab one or two votes, but Marjorie Main as Ma Kettle in The Egg & I? Not so much…). Anyway, have at it.

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    vlaxym
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    Some of my favorites:

    Josephine Hull-Harvey
    Judy Holliday-Born Yesterday
    Peter Sellers-Being There
    Mira Sorvino-Mighty Aphrodite
    Jennifer Tilly-Bullets over Broadway
    Jean Hagan-Singin’ in the Rain

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    Jake
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    Whoopi Goldberg, Ghost

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    Morgan Henard
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    Two of my favorites from the past decade are Renee Zellweger (Bridget Jones’s Diary) and Diane Keaton (Something’s Gotta Give). Either would have made great wins, though the dramatic nominees were slightly more deserving. I like how this category isn’t afraid to nominate comedic performances…The last one that won was Cher (Moonstruck), which was the year Glenn Close was by all means snubbed, but even still, it’s a good comedic performance that I’m surprised Oscar nominated.

    I have to mention Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) for this year as well. I still cannot believe it. It’s honestly too good to be true.

    -Morgan 

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    babypook
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    Tough poll. All of them are terrific.

    I went with Peter Sellers, but in an hour I might have gone with Jack Lemmon, or someone else.

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    CAROL-CHANNING
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    I think Dianne Wiest in Bullets Over Broadway is one of the greatest wins of all time.

    Also love Mira Sorvina and Marissa Tomei.  Heck.. I just love it when comedy performances are nominated in general, so I’m gonna say all of them! 

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    CAROL-CHANNING
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    Oh, and Anne Ramsey!  Love love love!!

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    babypook
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    ^
    Ditto to everything.
    I also loved Kevin Kline, and the entire cast of “A Fish Called Wanda”.

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    iskolar
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    I’m very happy for Melissa McCarthy, as I’m afraid that the Academy will snub something like that. However, I don’t think it’s one of the top comedic performances that the Academy did.

    Many comedic performances have been recognized before, but Renee Zelleger’s Bridget, Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow, and Penelope Cruz’s Maria Elena are my favorites the past decade.

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    Matty G
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    It’s more of a dramedy than a comedy, but I thought Michael Caine in Hannah and Her Sisters was outstanding.  The scene where he first kisses Barbara Hershey in a fit of passion is both hilarious and heartbreaking at the same time.

    Oh, and of course, Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie.  Teri Garr too.  They were both incredible. 

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    Carbon Based Lifeform
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    It’s a toughie.  I’d vote for Chaplin, Lemmon, or Sellers, but since Sellers played so many different parts in DR STRANGELOVE, he wins by default.

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    Anonymous
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    I went with Sellers, but it was a really tough call. The multiple roles that Sellers plays in “Dr. Strangelove” is really classic stuff.

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    Trent
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    Marisa Tomei, because I love that bitch.

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    iskolar
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    Oh I forgot, I voted for Peter Sellers. Is there anyway can we see the results of the poll?

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    iskolar
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    Oh shoot, I now see it. And I can’t believe 0 votes for Chaplin. Ohkaaaay.

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