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  • Anonymous
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    I was tryng to follow the consensus and make the poll choices the most objective way.

    You can mention other combos in your comments.

    Discuss.

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    Moviebuff22
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    Viola Davis losing to Streep and Sandra Bullock winning an Oscar. Good god

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    Anonymous
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    Biggest crime ever: Felicity Huffman in “Transamerica” losing to the decent, but hardly remarkable Reese Witherspoon performance in “Walk the Line”.

    I’m sad about Renée Zellweger in “Bridges Jones Diary” or Nicole Kidman in “Moulin Rouge” losing to Halle Berry, but I also love the fact that Berry is an Oscar-winner, because she’s one of my favorite actresses. Also disappointed by Swank’s award in “Million Dollar Baby” over any of the other nominees. She’s an exceptional actress, but it was a very average performance.

    I like Nicole Kidman in “The Hours” and she deserves the award, but I think it’s more like Julianne Moore’s Oscar in “Far from Heaven”. The same goes for Helen Mirren in “The Queen”. I’ve preferred anyone, but Cruz over her, but it’s great that she has an Oscar. She pretty much deserves more.

    I didn’t mind none of Jennifer Lawrence in “Silver Linings Playbook”, Julianne Moore in “Still Alice”, Cate Blanchett in “Blue Jasmine”, Marion Cotillard in “La Vie en Rosa”, Kate Winslet in “The Reader”, Sandra Bullock in “The Blind Side”, Charlize Theron in “Monster”, Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”, Julia Roberts in “Erin Brockovich” as Oscar-winners.

    And I’m actually quite happy that Meryl Streep in “The Iron Lady” has beated Viola Davis’ mediocore supporting turn in “The Help”. I love Davis, but with the right material where she plays a complex character instead of a silly stereotype, she can do so much better.

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    Anonymous
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    Lawrence’s win is one that makes sense. It has a lot of strong moments and it’s something I would reward to Jennifer Lawrence Oscar wise. Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan should have won. Mostly Carey Mulligan. If she won I feel like she would get more love from the industry. Such roles like in Never Let Me Go, Shame, Drive, Inside Llewyn Davis, and Suffragette might have gotten more love.

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    Mulligan was is so many baity films but she has yet to be nominated for the second time. I feel the Keira Knightley vibe..except that I find Knighley a bit more interesting as an actress. But I can see Mulligan getting a second nomination in supporting soon….she just need to find her “The Imitation Game” or “Spotlight” – a role among a male ensemble.

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    Mulligan was is so many baity films but she has yet to be nominated for the second time. I feel the Keira Knightley vibe..except that I find Knighley a bit more interesting as an actress. But I can see Mulligan getting a second nomination in supporting soon….she just need to find her “The Imitation Game” or “Spotlight” – a role among a male ensemble.

    Yes like Knightley! Knightley gave amazing performances in films like A The Duchess, Anna Karenina, A Dangerous Method, and even Seeking a Friend For the End of the World. It’s weird it took her years to get nominated again, Mulligan will also have to wait.

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    Haha even as a Keira fan, I don’t find her worthy in “A Dangerous Method” or “Anna Karenina”. She’s amazing in “Atonement” “The Duchess” (although she’s not ageing much in that film which is weird) “Laggies” “Begin Again” “Never Let Me Go” (as Carey’s co-partner) “Pride and Prejudice” of course and I liked her spirit in “Seeing a Friend For the End of the World” and “Domino”. She was also the best thing in that “Pirates” thing.

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    Haha even as a Keira fan, I don’t find her worthy in “A Dangerous Method” or “Anna Karenina”. She’s amazing in “Atonement” “The Duchess” (although she’s not ageing much in that film which is weird) “Laggies” “Begin Again” “Never Let Me Go” (as Carey’s co-partner) “Pride and Prejudice” of course and I liked her spirit in “Seeing a Friend For the End of the World” and “Domino”. She was also the best thing in that “Pirates” thing.

    I was referring to the baity films you referenced. It just seems like thesis statement and performances the academy likes,

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    Ellen Burnstyn in “REQUIEM FOR A DREAM was absolutely brilliant, for me, she gave the best leading performance of all actresses in 2000 and, i wonder if the academy members voted for Roberts for her popularity or for her talent… Saying that !… is a little bit ackward, because, we cannot judge theirs perceptions of acting, they are professionnals, and they know what they’re doing, but in my opinion, Burnstyn would have been a better choice !…

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    I think Roberts was way overdue for an Oscar at that point, while Burstyn was already an Oscar-winner. I think that was the reason.

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    SupaDupa Fly
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    Meryl, Carey, & Sidibe losing to Sandra Basic.

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    SupaDupa Fly
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    I take that back. I hated Meryl in “Julia”. Scratch her name off my initial comment.

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    I think Roberts was way overdue for an Oscar at that point, while Burstyn was already an Oscar-winner. I think that was the reason.

    That’s exactly what I think. That, and the Oscars couldn’t have picked a better film to give it to Julia for, considering it’s her career-best work, in my opinion.

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    Dench to Mirren, Burstyn to Roberts and Huffman to Witherspoon are all awful losses. But I had to vote for “other” because the greatest crimes was snubbing some amazing acting work. Charlize Theron for Young Adult, Maggie Gyllenhaal for Secretary, Uma Thurman for Kill Bill and Tilda Swinton for pretty much everything come to mind.

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    Moore losing to Kidman. Did she do anything other than put on a prosthetic nose?

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