July 4, 2013 at 3:14 pm #104591
I recently caught the 2003 remake of “Freaky Friday” and Starz and I have to say I was floored. Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan (it’s a shame she self-imploded shortly after) gave fantastic performances. Curtis in particular gave a well-rounded, fully realized performance as not one but two different characters who were the polar opposites of each other.
I was not surprised at all to see that she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Musical/Comedy. The winner that year was Diane Keaton in Something’s Gotta Give, and having seen that film, I would give the award to Curtis.
Had Curtis been nominated for the SAG Award and/or campaigned harder, she could have made the final Oscar lineup. It’s not implausible – an industry veteran, widely respected, in a lot of popular films, has worked with a lot of people. Stranger nominations have happened.
Obviously she wasn’t going to win as that was the year of Charlize Theron in Monster, but had Theron been eligible for a different year…I don’t know.
Thoughts?July 4, 2013 at 3:18 pm #104593
I personally think she should have been nominated.
Contrary to popular belief, the film received very postitive reviews, near critical acclaim. It currently holds an 88% on Rotten Tomatoes (84% from top critics) and a 70 on metacritic, with no negative reviews as categorized by them.July 4, 2013 at 3:25 pm #104594
I would’ve definitely given her a nomination that year. Curtis gave the funniest performance that year (From what I remember she was hell lot better than overrated Keaton.) my lineup for the ’03 Actress would’ve been: Thurman, Johansson, Curtis, Watts, and Theron. (WINNER)July 4, 2013 at 3:28 pm #104595
Oh. Curtis. One of the most underrated actress ever. She gave not one, but more Oscar-worthy performances in “Freaky Friday” “True Lies” “The Fish Called Wanda” “My Girl” “Halloween” and so on. I don’t know what Hollywood do but it’s not right to see this amazing woman without her Oscar.July 4, 2013 at 3:35 pm #104596
Yes. YES. A million times yes.
Obviously she wasn’t going to beat Queen Theron, but she definitely deserved to come in second place. Amazing performance. Her final monologue at the wedding rehearsal where her Anna was telling Lohan’s Tess that she was finally accepting her new stepfather into the family was so touching and beautiful, it made me start bawling. Amazing acting.
The Academy got the Best Actress category so wrong that year. It was such a brilliant year for actresses but you never would’ve guessed based on that lineup. Theron of course and Watts were the only ones who deserved to be up there. Samantha Morton?!?!?!? Really?!?! Where were Uma Thurman, Scarlett Johansson, Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman, Evan Rachel Wood, even Diane Lane?!?July 4, 2013 at 7:27 pm #104597
YES!!!!!! YES YES YES!!! She MADE that movie FUNNY! seriously though i would have given her an oscar nomination. alot of Comedic performances are overlooked a lot…… i also think that Glenn Close should have been nominated for 101 Dalmations! 🙂July 4, 2013 at 8:09 pm #104598
^^ And Emma Stone for Easy A! Such a hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking performance. And she also got the comedy globe nod!July 5, 2013 at 1:44 pm #104599
That was such a competive year for best actress. As well as Johansen and Thurman missing the cut so did Kidman for Cold Mountain and Evan Rachel Wood for Thirteen. One of the best years in memory. CVurtis should have been nominated.July 5, 2013 at 4:11 pm #104600
I LOVE Jamie Lee Curtis in ‘Freaky Friday’. She’s spectacular. So funny, and completely convincing. I was very happy when she received a Golden Globe nomination. But as others have noted, that year had more amazing performances NOT nominated than actually nominated. I’ll never get over the shut-out of Thurman for the ‘Kill Bill’ films. The Globes actually honored quite a few underrated performances, including Thurman, Curtis, Johansson, Jack Black, Peter Sarsgaard (who should’ve won Best Supporting Actor), and Albert Finney… Among others.July 5, 2013 at 4:14 pm #104601
For the amount of shit the Globes get on this board, they actually recognize some great performances.July 5, 2013 at 7:05 pm #104602
Curtis deserved to be nominated for the scene where she shreds on the guitar alone.
Great performance, great underrated film. Really too bad Lohan ruined her own name.July 6, 2013 at 3:55 am #104603
I don’t know if I would nominate her or give her a GG over Diane Keaton (probably not) but I still like the movie and her performance. Lindsay was also pretty good there. Still, the lifetime role from JLC for me is “True Lies” and, in a rather bland 1994 year in terms of female roles, she should have been nominated. Category confusion, film’s genre and sexiness of her character worked against her.July 6, 2013 at 6:09 pm #104604
Wow. I am so glad so many people here thought Curtis gave a great performance. I agree with CT Fan…that final speech Curtis gives always makes me cry.
HOWEVER…that was a very competitive year. I know I’m in the minority, but I thought Morton gave a great performance (In America is actually my favorite movie of all time). Maybe she should have gone Supporting…but I dunno, I wouldn’t have taken away her nomination. And the same goes for Castle Hughes.
I definiely would have replaced Keaton with Evan Rachel Wood or Johannson. That’s the only change I would have made. Otherwise…I don’t think Curtis was in the top 5. But I’m glad she at least got a Golden Globe nom. The movie should have been nominated for Comedy Movie also.
In other news, Lindsay Lohan should have gotten a GG nod for Parent Trap, just sayin’.July 6, 2013 at 6:37 pm #104605
^I’m also a big fan of Morton’s and ‘In America’. I would’ve removed Castle-Hughes and Keaton myself… But not in favor of Curtis (who was maybe my #6). I would’ve nominated Thurman (STELLAR!) and Johansson (def should’ve been there).July 7, 2013 at 11:12 am #104606
But for which movie? “Lost in Translation” seems like stronger candidate for her but I’d vote for her on “Girl with a Pearl Earring” where she gave, IMO, better performance. Vote-splitting or too sexy to be considered for Oscar a’la Jamie or Cameron Diaz?