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  • Trent
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    Every year, there’s always a movie or two that gets strikingly less Oscar nominations than it deserves. This is the thread to make a list of those films. My list is as follows:

    2011
    The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – should have been up for Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay and should have won Score.

    2010
    Inception – should have been up for Director, Lead Actor, Supporting Actress (Cotillard) and should have won Score.

    2009
    Inglourious Basterds – should have been up for Actor, 2 Supporting Actress (Kruger and Laurent), Score and should have won Original Screenplay and maybe even Picture/Director.

    more later 

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    FEDEclown
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    #67807

    This is the Emmy section 😉

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    Trent
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    Whoops. I don’t know how to change it, if one of the editors would like to, be my guest.

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    SeunO
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    Shame it’s on the wrong section lol 🙂

    But here’s a question : Did anyone really like Maggie Gyllenhaal’s nom?

    I thought it was completely unwarranted and Laurent would have definitely got in IF she didn’t submit LEAD!!!

    AAAAAARRRRGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

    Are you kidding me Laurent?!
    Anyone no one was a match for Mo’Nique anyway but still which idiot told her to submit lead she would have got in otherwise.
    Still in lead she could’ve taken Bullock’s spot and Kruger – Gyllenhaal’s. 

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    M H
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    #67810

    Whoops. I don’t know how to change it, if one of the editors would like to, be my guest.

    You can always just start the same thread in the Oscars section. 

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    But here’s a question : Did anyone really like Maggie Gyllenhaal’s nom?
     

    Yeah. I’m fine with that. Especially because Farmiga and Cruz were much worst than her.

    For me, the biggest snub was: Marion Cotillard in Nine.

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    blueprint
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    Black Swan in 2010. It recieved 5 of 11 reasonably possible nominations. First and foremost its omission in the Sound categories, as well as in Original Screenplay and Supporting Actress. Art Direction and Costumes were tricky to get into in the first place with the film being set in the present, but personally I found it visionally more impressive than True Grit in those departments.

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    [quote=”Nues20″]

    But here’s a question : Did anyone really like Maggie Gyllenhaal’s nom?
     

    Yeah. I’m fine with that. Especially because Farmiga and Cruz were much worst than her.

    For me, the biggest snub was: Marion Cotillard in Nine.[/quote]

    I agree about Cotillard being egregiously snubbed, but Farmiga delivered such a beautiful performance in Up in the Air. I was very happy for her, since those kind of performances are usually overlooked.

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    Andrew Eng
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    One big obvious one: The Dark Knight (2008). Should have gotten Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Costume Design, and Original Score noms. You could also throw in a Supporting Actor nom for Gary Oldman and/or Aaron Eckhart.

    Last year, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2. Should have gotten Picture, Director, Supporting Actor (Alan Rickman), Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Costume Design, Film Editing, Original Score, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing noms.  

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    [quote=”Vincelette”][quote=”Nues20″]

    But here’s a question : Did anyone really like Maggie Gyllenhaal’s nom?
     

    Yeah. I’m fine with that. Especially because Farmiga and Cruz were much worst than her.

    For me, the biggest snub was: Marion Cotillard in Nine.[/quote]

    I agree about Cotillard being egregiously snubbed, but Farmiga delivered such a beautiful performance in Up in the Air. I was very happy for her, since those kind of performances are usually overlooked.[/quote]

    Farmiga was sexy and a classic beauty. She had a nice voice, I would really like to wake up next to her. But she wasn’t Oscar-worthy. If you ask me, she was much better in “Orphan” that year.

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    Carbon Based Lifeform
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    Meh. TDK winning two Oscars sounds about right, even generous. IB winning even one Oscar sounds very very lucky indeed. I’m not losing any sleep over it.

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    I actually thought “The Dark Knight” should’ve won cinematography, that intro alone is better than Pfeister’s work in the otheer two entire films combined. But I agree, this and the two it got is enough. It’s a film that works much more because of the constant tension and menancing characters than plotting or thematic subtext, so I don’t think it needed a writing nomination, and other nominations would been good, but weren’t essential.

    I’d say “Wall-E” is a good case of a film that should’ve been nominated in even more categories than it was. Picture and Directing are two the film deserved not only the nomination, but the win. 

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    Bill Buchanan
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    Last year, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2. Should have gotten Picture, Director, Supporting Actor (Alan Rickman), Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Costume Design, Film Editing, Original Score, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing noms.  

    I would have said all this for Deathly Hallows Part 1, and not 2. And instead of Rickman, Emma Watson, that was a great performance IMHO (certainly better than Amy Adams for The Fighter, even though she was still very good). And what a great film too, DH 1 was, worthy of a BP nomination as well. I think that DH 1 and Prisoner of Azkaban were both BP worthy. DH 1 for The Kids Are All Right (I don’t get the appeal of that movie) and PoA for Finding Neverland or Ray

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    allabout oscars
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    Yentl  only 5 noms.
    Shouldve been up for PIC  DIR  ACTRESS, CINEMATOGRAPHY, SOUND, COSTUMES…

    Sophie’s Choice..only 5 noms
    Shoulve been up for PIC SUP ACTOR, DIRECTOR

    Dead Man Walking    ..only 4 noms
    Missing  PIC, SCREENPLAY, EDITING

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    Andrew Eng
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    [quote=”FNLFan89″]Last year, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2. Should have gotten Picture, Director, Supporting Actor (Alan Rickman), Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Costume Design, Film Editing, Original Score, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing noms.  

    I would have said all this for Deathly Hallows Part 1, and not 2. And instead of Rickman, Emma Watson, that was a great performance IMHO (certainly better than Amy Adams for The Fighter, even though she was still very good). And what a great film too, DH 1 was, worthy of a BP nomination as well. I think that DH 1 and Prisoner of Azkaban were both BP worthy. DH 1 for The Kids Are All Right (I don’t get the appeal of that movie) and PoA for Finding Neverland or Ray. [/quote]

    I would have nominated Emma Watson as well for Part 1, but would have backed Adams for the win. Also agree that POA deserved a BP nom; that’s the best in the series alongside DH2. I disagree on TKAAR, but to each his own. If I’m comparing Watson vs. Rickman at their best, I’m gonna have to go with Rickman, much as I love Watson. Snape is the best character in the series, and Rickman turned such an indelible performance that I can’t imagine anyone else as the character. When the series is eventually rebooted (UGH), it’s going to be very hard to find an actor that can match or top Rickman’s performance. 

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