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  • Sab227
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    Black Swan was such a great film and Natalie Portman rightfully won an Oscar, but do you guys think that the film should have won more awards (Picture, Directing, Screenplay, etc.), and do you guys think Mila Kunis and Barbara Hershey should have been nominated and if so what shot would they have at winning?

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    BrokenFan
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    Black Swan is a great film. This like many others in the category that year, I have rewatched several times. It’s so claustrophobic and thrilling. 

    In terms of Oscar wins, I’d say score (but it was deemed ineligible I believe). As for nominations, I thought Mila Kunis deserved a spot, and should have been nominated for Best Costume Design, Make-up. and Art Direction. and I’ll say Sound categories. But that year was dominated by Social Network, King’s Speech, and Inception so I’m not surprised by its losses. 

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    KT
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    Yeah, Black Swan really underperformed in nominations, missing key categories like the ones you mentioned, which I thought were sure things.  I think the score to the film was noteworthy; it’s too bad it didn’t qualify.  Good thing Aronofsky didn’t miss his nomination—totally deserved, a very good psychological thriller that was a bit too much for the Academy.

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    theriversticks
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    I wouldn’t have minded it getting The King’s Speech’s nomination for Best Sound– the movie is just so dark and creepy and cool. And the last 25 minutes or so is still incredibly thrilling. Portman deserved her win; I have no idea how Arnofsky got that performance out of her.

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    Emmys2011
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    It should have won score (and wasn´t even nominated!) and a writing nomination. If it weren´t for the social network, I would support a best piture and best director win. I also love both supporting performances, but don´t necessarily think they HAD to get in, so don´t mind those snubs.

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    Milo Kunis
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    Personally speaking: It is one of my top three favorite films of all time. I was obsessed when it was released, and still am to this day.

    Be that there were so many wonderful films that year, it is still a shame that A King’s Speech dominated in the top prizes. I thought that film was a total snoozefest.

    After the SAG nomination, I figured Kunis was a shoe-in for Supporting Actress. Rightfully so. Alas, she was left out at the last minute, and I was quite disappointed. Portman was a slam dunk from the get go. After the film itself under performed in regards to the number of nominations, a lot of posters on this board claimed that Annette Bening would prevail in Actress. That was not going to happen. Portman was such a juggernaut that it would dangerously close to impossible for her to lose. At the end of the day, all Black Swan needed to win to cement it’s future in the revered film cannon was that victory for Natalie. Aronofsky’s direction was perfection. In the hands of a less magical director, that film would have been a mess. He certainly deserved his nomination. 

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    Boidiva02
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    I really wanted Barbara Hershey and Winona Ryder to get nominated for their performances in the movie. I felt, Mila Kunis didn’t do much to deserve a nomination.  It felt like a middle of the road actress getting lucky by being cast in a quality film.     

    Yes, the movie deserved a lot more nods than it got.

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    Tye-Grr
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    ^I was PISSED that Kunis and Garfield (The Social Network) missed the supporting categories. Kunis and Garfield were my runner-ups in those respective categories. They both deserved the nods. But it had to especially hurt for Kunis… She had Critic’s, GG, and SAG nods.

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    babypook
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    #110933

    Black Swan was such a great film and Natalie Portman rightfully won an Oscar, but do you guys think that the film should have won more awards (Picture, Directing, Screenplay, etc.), and do you guys think Mila Kunis and Barbara Hershey should have been nominated and if so what shot would they have at winning?

    I think Black Swan was the best directed film of the year. Portman’s nutbar portayal is not up my alley, but I dont begrudge her win. Why not? At least there are no gripes about ‘subtlety’ in a performance. 
    But then, when Vincent Cassel is the sanest guy in the room, you make allowances.
    The film’s nominations are spot on, but the only other win I’d have given it is for Aronofsky.    

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    Tye-Grr
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    Natalie Portman’s win is personally one of my all-time favorites. I never doubted she’d take it for a second.

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    babypook
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    Natalie Portman’s win is personally one of my all-time favorites. I never doubted she’d take it for a second.

    She had it won before the film was released. n’est ce pas? Lol 

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    Laactingnyc
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    I can’t believe that this film didn’t get nominations for costume design, supporting actress (2 of them) and many more. It should have won picture, director , and actress easily!

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    Rooney Mara
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    One of my all time favourite films. Outstanding.

    my nominations:
    BEST PICTURE (win)
    BEST DIRECTOR (win)
    BEST ACTRESS (win)
    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
    BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
    ART DIRECTION (win)
    COSTUME
    EDITING
    MAKEUP 

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    I really wanted Barbara Hershey and Winona Ryder to get nominated for their performances in the movie. I felt, Mila Kunis didn’t do much to deserve a nomination.  It felt like a middle of the road actress getting lucky by being cast in a quality film.     

    Yes, the movie deserved a lot more nods than it got.

    But Winona Ryder did? Funny.  

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    One of my all time favourite films. Outstanding.

    my nominations:
    BEST PICTURE (win)
    BEST DIRECTOR (win)
    BEST ACTRESS (win)
    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
    BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
    ART DIRECTION (win)
    COSTUME
    EDITING
    MAKEUP 

    For who?  

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