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  • BrokenFan
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    Peter Finch was named best in show for our last poll regarding ‘Network’ (and we’re mad as hell!)

    This poll will look at a film that’s requested a lot, and personally one of my favorites of all time, ‘Little Miss Sunshine’. So who’s the best in show???

    ALSO, I hope to get some discussions going so if you want, I’d love for you to reveal your pick, a particular scene that stood out, and why.

    T-2days

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    Best in Show #1: Meryl Streep – August Osage County
    Best in Show #2: Mark Wahlberg – I Heart Huckabees
    Best in Show #3: Sandra Bullock – Crash
    Best in Show #4: Kim Basinger – L.A. Confidential 
    Best in Show #5: Jack Lemmon – Glengarry Glen Ross
    Best in Show #6: Amy Adams – American Hustle
    Best in Show #7: Hugh Jackman – Prisoners  
    Best in Show #8: Peter Finch – Network 

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    dude93
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    Man, I just thought Toni Colette was outstanding in this movie, and thoroughly deserved a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her work. She was the glue that held that family (and film) together. 

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    TomHardys
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    Voted for Colette. Outstanding work.
    I suggest we do Brokeback Mountain, Pulp Fiction, The Departed and Mystic River 🙂

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    Voted on Colette. Best in show. Greg Kinnear is my second and Abigail Breslin is my third.

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    morriganblane
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    #159898

    Toni Colette, then Abigail.

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    BrokenFan
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    Yes to all the Toni Collette mentions! 

    I thought Greg Kinnear deserved some award attention too.

    Collette 
    Breslin
    Kinnear
    Arkin
    Carell
    Dano (I….just don’t like Paul Dano in anything. I think it’s his face…) 

    My favorite scene has to be when Alan Arkin’s character tells his son that he’s proud of him no matter what. It tugged at these heart strings something fierce. You can see the resentment between them go away, for a fleeting moment, and they just bonded.  

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    TomHardys
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    Paul Dano’s face is so rough, it reminds me of a pedophile. No wonder he’s always considered to play a psycho.

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    BrokenFan
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    Hmm for me he reminds me of a giant porceline doll. He’s the male version of Mia Wasakoisjdk

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    I rewatched this recently and kept looking for Alan Arkin’s Oscar-winning moment, but coming out of the
    movie, I am not sure that there is an argument to be made for why he
    even deserves the nomination over Steve Carell or Paul Dano (or why any
    of those three deserves it over the others).  A win seems a bit crazy.  I voted Abigail Breslin.  Bryan Cranston’s scene should not have made the final cut, although obviously no fault of his.  By the way, was anyone else pleasantly surprised on rewatch to find Dean Norris as the cop (and Mary Lynn Rajskub as the pageant assistant)?

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    babypook
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    My guess was that Steve Carell would be winning this poll hands down. But no. Amazing.

    The entire cast was one. Picking one out of the group?

    Little Miss Sunshine herself. Love everyone, including Cranston’s cameo.

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    babypook
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    Paul Dano’s face is so rough, it reminds me of a pedophile. No wonder he’s always considered to play a psycho.

    Lol. For me it’s his hair. Each time I continue thinking his hair style will change or look differently with each picture. But nooooo.

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    KyleBailey
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    Carell was the most impressive for me. I love Dano and he was great in this. The whole cast was stellar 

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    babypook
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    #159906

    I think my favorite scenes are with those pageant girls/children, and that hilariously weasly pageant director. Actually the entire pageant cast.

    Loved both cops as well. I think one of them is a producer.

    Those pageant children were very very scary.

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    I voted for Breslin. I just think she gets everything right, from her scene finding out she’s in the pageant, to when she gets the pep-talk from Arkin, to her extremely memorable pageant performance. Arkin was #2 for me (whole cast is pretty great though).

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    Didn’t like Carell that much. He took himself too seriously. He was not bad, but next to Toni Colette or Greg Kinnear, he was not the standout.

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