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  • Sab227
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    #187087

    Sorry my last poll was so long ago, the previous poll had voted Timothy Hutton primarily in Lead, so now I’m curious what you guys think about Jones, Personally I consider jut as lead as Renee Zellweger and she would be my peronal winner for lead actress that year

    Previous Results:
    Scarlett Johansson in “Her”
    Lead-21%
    Supporting-69%

    Anthony Hopkins in “Silence of the Lambs”
    Lead-58%
    Supporting-48%

    Eva Marie Saint in “On the Waterfront”
    Lead-30%
    Supporting-70%

    Christoph Waltz in “Django Unchained”
    Lead-56%
    Supporting-44%

    Jennifer Lawrence in “Silver Linings Playbook”
    Lead-72%
    Supporting-28%

    Timothy Hutton in “Ordinary People”
    Lead-86%
    Supporting-14% 

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    KyleBailey
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    #187089

    I can definitely see the argument for both but I’d say Supporting only because Rob Marshall clearly makes a point that the movie is from Roxie’s point of view (the opening shot of the movie is the audience going into Roxie’s eye). But she has enough screen time to make her a co lead but it still feels more like a triumphant, meaty, and scene stealing supporting role 

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    Actriz
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    #187090

    Chicago is one of the many Kander and Ebb theatrical pieces where one character is clearly a lead, and the other can be lead or supporting depending on the way that the director interprets it.

    In Marshall’s interpretation, Velma is supporting. 

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    Atypical
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    #187091

    Supporting

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    Eddy Q
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    #187092

    Despite her top billing, she’s supporting, but apparently her role was bigger on stage.

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    benbraddock
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    #187093

    Personally…lead or supporting..she was NOT worthy of a nomination.
    She stunk…..

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    babypook
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    #187094

    Personally…lead or supporting..she was NOT worthy of a nomination.
    She stunk…..

     

    O I dunno Ben. I think she’s fabulous. (ever try something like this while pregnant Ben? Lol) She brought energy, lots of it, to the film, which btw, I would not have given the BP nod to (All That Jazz, using much of the same music, is far far better)

    She’s Supporting. Imagine the film without her. I cant.

    Then, there’s Queen Latifah…..

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    Baby Clyde
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    #187095

    Definitely supporting.

    The film only has 1 lead.

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    #187097

    I thought Catherine Zeta Jones was the best aspect of Chicago even though I think Julianne Moore should have won the Oscar over her.

    Moore now has five nominations and a Best Actress win. Way better off than Zeta-Jones, who I use to resent for this win. Now that Moore is taken care of, in retrospect it was not that bad. I think Streep was the best in her category that year.

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    #187099

    Like several other times, Streep was 2nd place. I enjoyed her in Adaptation but I didnt think it was Oscar worthy. The Hours showcased a more complex performance

    I hate Streep’s Hour performance, actually it was the kitchen breakdown that made me hate it, so fake and over done.

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    #187100

    No matter what, Catherine didn’t deserve an Oscar. Moore should have won over her easily. One of the most brilliant supporting female performances of all time!

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    No matter what, Catherine didn’t deserve an Oscar. Moore should have won over her easily. One of the most brilliant supporting female performances of all time!

    Oscar wins can be career killers. I think the ego on Zeta-Jones inflated further than anyone making decisions was willing to deal with. Hence she is a relic of the late 90’s and early 00’s.

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    babypook
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    No matter what, Catherine didn’t deserve an Oscar. Moore should have won over her easily. One of the most brilliant supporting female performances of all time!

    Moore’s character wasnt a Supporting one imo. For me, she was the very best part of The Hours. I’m pretty relieved that Meryl didnt score for this. I didnt care for her perf at all. But then, I didnt like Ed Harris either.

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    [quote=”Vincelette”]No matter what, Catherine didn’t deserve an Oscar. Moore should have won over her easily. One of the most brilliant supporting female performances of all time!

    Moore’s character wasnt a Supporting one imo. For me, she was the very best part of The Hours. I’m pretty relieved that Meryl didnt score for this. I didnt care for her perf at all. But then, I didnt like Ed Harris either.

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    Best movie. Best performances. Period.

    Julianne Moore is more like a supporting player than the rest. She should have won by far in a very weak category (I mean all Streep, Latifah, CZJ were extremely average, with Bates as being good, and Julianne amazing).

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    babypook
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    [quote=”babypook”]

    [quote=”Vincelette”]No matter what, Catherine didn’t deserve an Oscar. Moore should have won over her easily. One of the most brilliant supporting female performances of all time!

    Moore’s character wasnt a Supporting one imo. For me, she was the very best part of The Hours. I’m pretty relieved that Meryl didnt score for this. I didnt care for her perf at all. But then, I didnt like Ed Harris either.

    [/quote]

    Best movie. Best performances. Period.

    Julianne Moore is more like a supporting player than the rest. She should have won by far in a very weak category (I mean all Streep, Latifah, CZJ were extremely average, with Bates as being good, and Julianne amazing).[/quote]

     

    O I dunno. For me Moore is at least a co-lead. I dont necessarily believe the category was ‘weak’ either. She is as essential to the film’s progression as anyone else, including Nicole’s Virginia.

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