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  • Sab227
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    Fargo is one of the BEST FILMS of ALL TIME! I think it should have won every Oscar it was nominated for especially Best Picture, it rightfully won Best Actress and Original Screenplay, and I think Steve Buscemi was Snubbed for Supporting Actor he should have been nominated and won! What do you guys think?

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    Stardust
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    McDormand’s win was an inspired & deserved one.

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    Beau S.
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    Deserved Picture, Director, Actress, Screenplay, Score. Maybe cinematography.
    Norton should have won Supporting Actor that year. 

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    Scottferguson
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    I strongly dislike this film and its nastiness and the smirky way the Coen Brothers created and treated the characters. I know mine is the minority opinion, but for me the way they work to make the audience feel superior to the idiots in the movie for me is loathsome. Saw it once before it came out, never expect to subject myself to it again.

    I respect the opinion of those who have a different take, but this is just mine. 

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    babypook
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    #109075

    Fargo is one of the BEST FILMS of ALL TIME! I think it should have won every Oscar it was nominated for especially Best Picture, it rightfully won Best Actress and Original Screenplay, and I think Steve Buscemi was Snubbed for Supporting Actor he should have been nominated and won! What do you guys think?

    Fargo is another film where, whenever I am scanning, if I see it’s on, I am compelled to watch, regardless of where it is in the film. Absolutely love WH Macy btw.
    The citizens of those towns and region were thrilled that they were represented, and there’s somebody here at GD who feels the same way (hope you’re enjoying TB Jack!).

    Love the entire cast, the cinematography, and for me that unforgettable score.
     It was in tough that year, with the Oscary English Patient. Whenever I scan, and I see it’s on, I pass on by. Lol.

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    Halo_Insider
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    For me, Fargo deserved to just about sweep the Oscars.

    It surprises me that Macy was classified as a Supporting actor for this film, as I tend to see him as one of the Lead characters. Buscemi, one of my favorite actors, would have gotten my vote for Supporting Actor, but Norton would have made for a deserving winner, too. Cinematography would have been nice to see, even though I do admire some of the work on The English Patient (there’s just something in my heart for Deakins here. It’s some of my favorite stuff from him).

    It’s weird. I wouldn’t say that Fargo would top a list of my favorite films of all time (unless I did a Top 100, maybe Top 50), but there are few categories that I truly feel like it should have lost. I just feel like it stands above the rest of 1996.

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    Malick
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    #109077

    William H. Macy!

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    Scottferguson
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    Wasn’t that the Breaking the Waves year? That’s the film that for me deserved BP, actress, director, screenplay.

    Not a big English Patient fan, though I should resee it some day – I only caught a video tape of a rough cut for business purposes months before it was released, without the music finished and the color not corrected. Need to put on my to-do list. 

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    black30
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    Macy’s category placement was strategic and unfortunately for him it didn’t matter because the Academy insisted to go with the award season wonder Gooding Jr. I’m not totally satisfied with McDormand’s victory consider the performances (except for Keaton) she defeated. 

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    allabout oscars
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    My 2nd favorite Coen brothers film , right behind  A SERIOUS MAN.
    Worthy of its 7 nominations and worthy of its 2 wins…
    I wouldnt have minded if it won the big prize plus the director award.

    I DETEST   THE ENGLISH PATIENT..   one of the all time worst
    best picture wins..

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    marcelo
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    Great year. For me, 3 of the best movies of all time in the same year: Secrets and lies, Fargo and Breaking the waves.

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    Laactingnyc
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    #109082

    I loved this film! Macy deserved to win along with McDormand and Steve Buscemi should have been nominated!

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    Kevin Dillon
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    One of the best Best Picture winners in the last twenty years, probably one of the top five in the last twenty

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    Halo_Insider
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    So would you guys have nominated Macy in Supporting? I really feel like he should have been a Leading candidate (even if doing so would have sabotaged his chances for a nomination). I personally like his performance much more than a majority of the actual nominees that year.

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    babypook
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    So would you guys have nominated Macy in Supporting? I really feel like he should have been a Leading candidate (even if doing so would have sabotaged his chances for a nomination). I personally like his performance much more than a majority of the actual nominees that year.

    My guess is that Supporting was a political decision, both with his camp and with the Academy (and perhaps the better one  at that time).I would have been fine with him in Lead, since so many of the players were ‘supporting’ his character.

    He’s so good that I never tire of watching him. And Frances, is perfection imo. Imagine, a deceptively strong pregnant woman  leading the way. Kudos to the Coens for that.
    Hey I wonder if they’d consider directing a later installment of The Hunger Games? Kiddng, kidding. 

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