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    Nowadays it is always lead performers slumming in the supporting categories.

    Can you think of cases where it went the other way?

    The two that come to mind are Talia Shire in the first Rocky. (that was such a blunder, I think she would have walked away with a supporting award easily)

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    Courtney Love in The People Vs. Larry Flynt. She won some supporting stuff but then wanted to try for lead.  I think she screwed herself out of a nomination. 

    (or do you not think those two are  supporting performances? I haven’t seen those movies in a long time so I’m open to debate on that!) 

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    Michael Norris
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    Anthony Hopkins

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    GusCruz
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    Maybe Meryl in Osage County, one could argue.

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    Patricial Neal – Hud (def supporitng IMO)

    Marlon Brando – The Godfather (he’s missing from BIG chunks of the movie; Al Pacino was the lead)

    Frances McDormand – Fargo (she is the central female, but she doesn’t show up until half an hour in and it’s a short movie. Deserving win though)

    David Niven for best actor in Seperate Tables….15 minutes and 38 seconds

     

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    Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
    Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada
    Daniel Day-Lewis, Gangs Of New York
    Ellen Burstyn, Requiem For A Dream

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    Amy Adams-American Hustle

    Give Paul Thomas Anderson an Oscar.

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    Patricial Neal – Hud (def supporitng IMO)

    Marlon Brando – The Godfather (he’s missing from BIG chunks of the movie; Al Pacino was the lead)

    Frances McDormand – Fargo (she is the central female, but she doesn’t show up until half an hour in and it’s a short movie. Deserving win though)

    Cliff Robertson – Charly

     

    Cliff Robertson? Really? I never saaw that. Does he have a small role? That was always an odd win to me to begin with. (It just got odder, how’d he win?) 

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    [quote=”Jason_Travis”]

    Patricial Neal – Hud (def supporitng IMO)

    Marlon Brando – The Godfather (he’s missing from BIG chunks of the movie; Al Pacino was the lead)

    Frances McDormand – Fargo (she is the central female, but she doesn’t show up until half an hour in and it’s a short movie. Deserving win though)

    Cliff Robertson – Charly

     

    Cliff Robertson? Really? I never saaw that. Does he have a small role? That was always an odd win to me to begin with. (It just got odder, how’d he win?) 
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    Scratch that- I got confused for some reason. I replaced him with David Niven, who was only on screen for 15 minutes in Separate Tables. (BTW I have no idea how Cliff Robertson won over Peter O’Toole in The Lion in Winter) 

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    Louise Fletcher – Cuckoo’s Nest

    That’s 100% a supporting role.

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    RobertPius
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    How did David Niven happen? He had some pretty strong competition. 

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    James Franco- 127 Hours
    Denzel Washington- Malcolm X
    Jennifer Lawrence- Winter’s Bone
    Sandra Bullock- Gravity
    Matt Damon- The Martian
    Tom Hanks- Cast Away
    Leonardo DiCaprio- The Revenant
    Quvenzhane Wallis- Beasts of the Southern Wild
    Tom Hanks- Forrest Gump
    Hilary Swank- Boys Don’t Cry
    Robert De Niro- Taxi Driver

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    Michael Norris
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    Okay fine, just James, Sandra, and Tom.

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    Bruce Dern in Nebraska.

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    Dustin Hoffman in Wag The Dog. Never understood how that was a lead performance.

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    Meryl in Osage County for one could argue..it is best

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