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  • Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    Who do you think would be nominated?

    My choices would be…

    Cate Blanchett – How To Train Your Dragon 2 for playing Valka
    Bradley Cooper – Guardians of the Galaxy for playing Rocket
    Will Ferrell – The LEGO Movie for playing President Business
    Ben Kingsley – The Boxtrolls for playing Archibald Snatcher
    Chris Pratt – The LEGO Movie for playing Emmet Brickowski 

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    I have to honest. I thank God there is no such category. All the shitty actors would have Oscar nominations like Rob Schneider, Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen, just because their voice is good for an animation character. Yucks.

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    vinny
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    Chris Pratt, The Lego Movie
    Will Arnett, the Lego Movie
    Ryan Potter, Big Hero 6
    Andy Garcia, Rio 2
    Cate Blanchett, HTTYD2    

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    drenja
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    Voice over performances that really are Oscar deserving are very rare thing so insted of creating separete category i just think that Academy should allow people to vote for those performances in their category. That way Robin Williams could have been nominated for “Aladdin”, Andy Serking for “LotR” because those are voice over/motion capture performances that achieve true greatness and they would be recongnised, but with those rules we would also avoid unnecesery nominations for some people just to fill voice over category which rarely has performances that are really Oscar worthy. I enjoyed some voice over performances this year but there is just one that i would consider nominating for Oscar and thats Serkins in “Apes”.

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    Ghost
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    Cate Blanchett, HTTYD2
    Bradley Cooper, GOTG
    Will Ferrell, The Lego Movie
    Chris Pratt, The Lego Movie
    Andy Serkis, Planet of the Apes (if we count motion capture) 

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    Cate Blanchett, HTTYD2
    Bradley Cooper, GOTG
    Will Ferrell, The Lego Movie
    Chris Pratt, The Lego Movie
    Andy Serkis, Planet of the Apes (if we count motion capture) 

    I won’t count them because they are technically not using their “voices” because Serkis and the other apes are actually in the scene with the live-action actors and not only having a voice, however I will say that Serkis and the other actors, including Toby Kibbell, are all terrific in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. 

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    drenja
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    Well if you dont count Serkins and other motion capture performances here what do you do with them then? You cant vote for them in their respective categories and you cant vote for them in voice over categories too. Thats why i think that they should just let people vote for any type of performance in regular races. But not to be the party breaker il accept this and go with 3 nominees:

    Andy Serkins “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” (sry i must include him)
    Bradley Cooper “Guardians of the Galaxy”
    Jay Baruchel “How to Train Your Dragon 2” 

     

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    Sean C
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    Voice over performances that really are Oscar deserving are very rare thing so insted of creating separete category i just think that Academy should allow people to vote for those performances in their category.

    You are allowed to vote for voice-only roles in the main acting categories.  It’s just that nobody does.

    Anyway:

    1. Cate Blanchett, How to Train Your Dragon 2 – the film kind of loses track of the character toward the end, but it’s marvelous work.
    2. Alison Brie, The LEGO Movie – basically a one-dimensional performance, but utterly show-stealing.
    3. Bradley Cooper, Guardians of the Galaxy – this is a tricky character to pull off, and Cooper delivers.
    4. Ryan Potter, Big Hero 6 – great voice performance with a lot of range.
    5. Chris Pratt, The LEGO Movie – it’s difficult to provide an emotional center to a movie that is basically a parody and deconstruction of tropes, but Pratt manages it, while also being extremely funny.
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    KyleBailey
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    Ben Kingsley “The Boxtrolls” 
    Chris Pratt “The Lego Movie”
    Kristen Wiig “How to Train Your Dragon 2”
    Ty Burrell “Mr. Peabody and Sherman”
     Bradley Cooper “Guardians of the Galaxy” 

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    ProfessorChaos
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    Voice over performances that really are Oscar deserving are very rare thing so insted of creating separete category i just think that Academy should allow people to vote for those performances in their category. That way Robin Williams could have been nominated for “Aladdin”, Andy Serking for “LotR” because those are voice over/motion capture performances that achieve true greatness and they would be recongnised, but with those rules we would also avoid unnecesery nominations for some people just to fill voice over category which rarely has performances that are really Oscar worthy. I enjoyed some voice over performances this year but there is just one that i would consider nominating for Oscar and thats Serkins in “Apes”.

    Agreed. If a performance is great, it should be recognized in the Acting categories. Robin Williams & Andy Serkis are two of the best examples of problems with category rules/voter biases and stigmas. 

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