Did any of this year’s nominees help or hurt their chances with earlier acceptance speeches?

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  • Daniel Montgomery
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    #89622

    Who helped or hurt their chances with their speeches at this year’s precursor awards and why? Or will it not have an affect on this year’s Oscar race?

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    Scottferguson
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    #89624

    Here’s my take – I am similar to most Academy voters in not having seen any of the speeches (since most members don’t watch other awards shows based on everything I’ve heard over the years, including asking members), and since I have heard no rumblings positive or negative about any of the speeches (outside of threads here), I suspect they haven’t either, so my guess is this year they will have virtually no impact one way or the other.

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    MovieManiac405
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    Jessica Chastain was definitely more classy than Jennifer Lawrence when comparing their Golden Globes speeches (Lawrence sort of comes off like a teenage girl who just won the prize of Prom Queen), but I don’t know if that will affect the Oscars. I still think Jennifer has the strong advantage there.

    Tommy Lee Jones hurt himself by not showing up at SAG! Who knows… maybe they’ll give it to Waltz again now….

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    Saying Chastain was more classy is just being snotty. More mature, that’s a different argument.

    Both gave wonderful and meaningful speeches. Also, Chastain is 10 years older. Jennifer Lawrence is barely old enough to legally drink. She gave a terrific speech and is full of young personality.

    Woody Allen has never showed up and has 4 Oscars.  When Ben Affleck won at BFCA, he said: ‘I’d like to thank the Academy”.

    There will be no impact whatsoever. Everybody made a big deal about Joaquin ‘trashing’ the Oscars, and he still got himself a nomination. 

    Tommy Lee Jones didn’t show up to the SAG because he’s a cranky old man and lost the Globe and BFCA after being the favorite. Now that he won SAG, there’s no way he’s skipping out on the Oscars.

    It’s not about the speeches. That’s just being bias and political. It should be based on the merit of the performance. I don’t agree with Sean Penn all the time, but if I voted for the Oscars, he’d still have my votes.
           

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    #89627

    I completely agree with ScottFerguson 🙂

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    dannyboy.
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    #89628

    Sally Field is a possibility.. Her last Oscar speech was laughed at for decades. Personally, I don’t think it was that bad.

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    Halo_Insider
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    #89629

    In Tommy Lee Jones’ defense for missing SAG, word was that he had the flu. 

    http://www.examiner.com/article/2013-sag-awards-tommy-lee-jones-has-the-flu-expected-to-miss-the-show

        

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    babypook
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    #89630

    Are you kidding me? Someone’s SPEECH hurt or helped them??

    Did I miss some kind of racial hate speech? Otherwise, what anyone says or expresses, generally over the moon happiness, doesnt mean a hill of beans to me. And I’d like to think most voters are the same . 

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    dannyboy.
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    We’ll never really know.. I would like to think the same as you, Pook.

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    Laactingnyc
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    #89632

    Chastain’s speech will help her……… Oscars love it when actors accept their oscars and talk about how hard they have worked and how long to get to this stage. Jessica Chastain’s oscar speech most likely will consist of her talking about her journey to the oscar stage.

    But ultimately i believe if a voter seriously changes their vote just because of a speech…… thats just ridiculous.

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    Max 2.0
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    Saying Chastain was more classy is just being snotty. More mature, that’s a different argument.

    Both gave wonderful and meaningful speeches. Also, Chastain is 10 years older. Jennifer Lawrence is barely old enough to legally drink. She gave a terrific speech and is full of young personality.

    Woody Allen has never showed up and has 4 Oscars.  When Ben Affleck won at BFCA, he said: ‘I’d like to thank the Academy”.

    There will be no impact whatsoever. Everybody made a big deal about Joaquin ‘trashing’ the Oscars, and he still got himself a nomination. 

    Tommy Lee Jones didn’t show up to the SAG because he’s a cranky old man and lost the Globe and BFCA after being the favorite. Now that he won SAG, there’s no way he’s skipping out on the Oscars.

    It’s not about the speeches. That’s just being bias and political. It should be based on the merit of the performance. I don’t agree with Sean Penn all the time, but if I voted for the Oscars, he’d still have my votes.
           

    I agree with this.

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    Fishbiscuit
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    #89634

    I think the whole early acceptance speech can help or hurt you is a bunch of hooey. 

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    GoMe91
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    #89635

    I agree with most people here. Speeches don’t mean anything. Last year, people said the same thing about Octavia Spencer’s pre Oscar speeches and she still won the big one. The same thing applies for Natalie Portman’s Golden Globe speech (a speech I thought was adorable). People thought that would hurt her..it didn’t. And didn’t people say that Kate Winslet’s Golden Globe speeches would cost her the Oscar? (I wasn’t on Goldderby during that time so maybe I’m wrong). And what about Melissa Leo? It was so funny how many people switched to Hailee Steinfeld after those “Consider ads.” They really looked like fools when Leo’s name was called on Oscar night.

    Russell Crowe may be the one example of a speech or a behavior hurting someone’s Oscar chances. But…I personally don’t believe it.

    Unless someone openly supports racism, sexism or homophobia, a speech isn’t really going to hurt anyone’s chances. If Chastain wins the Oscar it will not be because of her Golden Globe speech. (Especially because Lawrence’s SAG speech was as “classy” as a 22 year old could be…I speak from experience.) 

    And, I’ve written this before…if Chastain wins, then you supporters better hope it wasn’t because of a speech. Winning because of a speech is not something to be proud of.  

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    Max 2.0
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    ^ So much this. Great post.

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    Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    #89637

    TLJ was sick, even though that makes him look worse because a lot of people came to the SAGS and had the flu. Jennifer Lawrence had PNEUMONIA and still came!

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