Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)ParticipantMarch 23, 2017 at 7:38 am #1202044490
What are some scenes that may have clinched an Oscar for actors and actresses in both the Lead and Supporting categories?March 23, 2017 at 7:46 am #1202044498
Beatrice Straight’s entire performance.
OSCAR FLASHBACK: 20 Years of Streep (1981 – The French Lieutenant’s Woman)March 23, 2017 at 9:10 am #1202044590
Some of my favorites that clinched wins (and nominations)
Matt Damon and Robin Williams/Good Will Hunting – “It’s not your fault”*
Denzel Washington/Glory – Whipping scene*
Ellen Burstyn/ Requiem for a Dream – “I’m alone”
Sissy Spacek/In the Bedroom – The lenient father
Naomi Watts/21 Grams – “I’m gonna kill Jack Jordan”
Mickey Rourke/The Wrestler – Boardwalk scene
Colin Firth/A Single Man – Phone call
Christoph Waltz/Inglourious Basterds – Opening scene*
Mo’Nique/Precious – “Who else was gonna love me?”*
Joaquin Phoenix/The Master – Processing scene
Leonardo DiCaprio/Wolf of Wall Street – Quaaludes scene
Rosamund Pike/Gone Girl – Cool girl monologue
Rooney Mara/Carol – Train ride
Casey Affleck/Manchester by the Sea – The police station*
Michelle Williams/Manchester by the Sea – “My heart was broken”March 23, 2017 at 9:24 am #1202044598
Denzel whipping scene in Glory
Christopher waltz for the opening of inglourious bastardsMarch 23, 2017 at 9:42 am #1202044615
Anne Hathaway – Les Mis. I dreamed a dream cemented her win.
Viola Davis – Fences. I’ve been standing with you. She won it when it was teased in the trailer.March 23, 2017 at 9:50 am #1202044620
Jennifer Hudson – dreamgirls. And I’m telling you scene
Helen Hunt – as good as it gets. breakdown scene in the kitchen (even though she shouldn’t have won, this scene won it for her)March 23, 2017 at 10:24 am #1202044652
Jennifer Lawrence (SLP) – the diner scene
Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose) – ending scene
Javier Bardem (NCfOM) – Strangling scene
Heath Ledger (TDK) – interrogation
Kate Winslet (The Reader) – court scene
Hilary Swank (MDB) – speed bag monologue / bed monologue
Nicole Kidman (TH) – train station scene
Halle Berry (MB) – “That’s my baby”
Daniel Day-Lewis (TWBB) – “I drink your milkshake” / “confession”
Denzel Washington (TD) – “King Kong” scene
Russell Crowe (Gladiator) – monologue
Penélope Cruz (VCB) – “niñata de mierda” scene / killing attempt
Susan Sarandon (DMW) – reconciliation scene
Tom Hanks (Philadelphia) – La Mamma morta
Jodie Foster (TA) – bar scene
Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) – final appearance
Emma Stone (La La Land) – Audition
Julianne Moore (Still Alice) – “I don’t know where I am”
Natalie Portman (Black Swan) – “I was perfect”
Meryl Streep (KvK) – monologueMarch 23, 2017 at 8:32 pm #1202044927
Jennifer Lawrence – the confrontation with Robert DeNiro in Silver Linings Playbook.March 24, 2017 at 12:34 pm #1202045471
From the Wayback Machine . . .
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930):
The final scene in which Paul Bäumer (Lew Ayers), who is now the only one from his high school (gymnasium) class that hasn’t been killed or crippled for life, sees a butterfly from his position in the trenches. He reaches out for it, exposing himself slightly, and is killed by a sniper.
It Happened One Night (1934):
Peter Warne (Clark Gable), the fired newspaper reporter, and Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert), the spoiled heiress who has run away from home with a reward posted by her father for her whereabouts, are hitchhiking. Peter brags of his prowess in easily getting rides with his lucky thumb. After several cars have passed without even slowing, Ellie has him hide in the bushes while she hikes her skirt up to mid-thigh. The next vehicle comes to a screeching halt and picks them up.
The final scene in which Rick (Bogart) kills the German Major Strasser (Conrad Veidt), and has Ilsa (Bergman) board the plane to Lisbon, Portugal (a neutral country) with her husband Laszlo (Paul Henreid).
JohnMarch 24, 2017 at 12:50 pm #1202045475
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight: The scene in the interrogation room with BatmanMarch 24, 2017 at 2:39 pm #1202045512
Julianne Moore, The Hours. The scene where she tells Clarissa how she left her family so that she wouldn’t kill herself.March 24, 2017 at 3:44 pm #1202045530
Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls), And I Am Telling You
Meryl Streep (Kramer v Kramer), monologue in the courtroom
Shirley Maclaine (Terms of Endearment), “give her the shot!”March 24, 2017 at 3:46 pm #1202045531
Jennifer Connelly- the breakdown she has in the bathroom and her throwing her cup/water at the mirror.March 24, 2017 at 4:30 pm #1202045549
Sean Penn (Mystic River) — “Is that my daughter in there?” No piece of scenery was spared a chewing.
Adrien Brody (The Pianist) — Sobbing as he’s walking through the destroyed ghetto.
Casey Affleck (MBTS) — “Please!” during the police station scene. Even that would have been good enough.
Bradley Cooper (SLP) — Freaking out about the tape. Never gonna win in a year with Joaquin Phoenix Phoenixing and DDL going through molecular transformation to become Lincoln but this reminded me so much of my own bipolar friend that it was almost uncomfortable.
Marion Cotillard (La vie en Rose) — I actually didn’t like the movie apart from her (French editing styles…) but the freakout after she realizes she inadvertantly killed her lover is clutch.
Frances McDormand (Fargo) — The scene with Peter Stormare in the backseat.
Meryl Streep (Sophie’s Choice) — The reason I can say “THAT scene” and over 30 years later it is still as heartbreaking, affecting, and unforgettable and even people who haven’t watched it know about “Take my little girl!”