Oscar Game: They Won for the Wrong Film

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  • Tom O’Neil
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    #154821

    Jane Fonda:
    WON FOR “KLUTE” AND ‘COMING HOME”
    SHOULD’VE WON FOR “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?” and “Julia”

    Nicole Kidman
    WON FOR: “The Hours”
    SHOULD’VE WON FOR: “Moulin Rouge!”

    JESSICA LANGE
    WON FOR: “Blue Sky”
    SHOULD’VE WON FOR: “Frances”

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    24Emmy
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    #154823

    Al Pacino

    Won for Scent of a Woman

    Should’ve Won for The Godfather Part II

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    ETPhoneHome
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    Al Pacino

    Won for Scent of a Woman

    Should’ve Won for The Godfather Part II

    … Or Dog Day Afternoon or Glengarry GlenRoss, or even the Godfather Part 1. Al Pacino is the best example.

    Also, Paul Newman: Won for The Colour of Money, should have won for Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Hustler or The Sting.

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    CanadianFan
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    #154825

    Nicole Kidman’s win for The Hours is pretty bad.

    Jeff Bridges won for Crazy Heart. He should have won for The Big Lebowski. 

     

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    24Emmy
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    #154826

    Meryl Streep’s third Oscar should be for Adaptation, not The Iron Lady.

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    rstang00
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    #154827

    Pacino for sure. Nicole Kidman as well, but she shoulda won for The Others, not for the worst film of all-time: Moulin Rouge.

    Cate Blanchette
    Won: The Aviator
    Shoulda: Elizabeth

    Judi Dench
    Won: Shakespeare in Love
    Shoulda: Mrs Brown

    Morgan Freeman
    Won: Million Dollar Baby (which I actually approve of, but …)
    Shoulda: The Shawskank Redemption
     

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    CanadianFan
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    #154828

    Oooh.

    Here’s a controversial one. Julia Roberts won for Erin Brockovich, but I think she would have been a good supporting actress winner for August: Osage County. Her performance is just so raw and stripped back — the opposite of her hyper-glamorous portrayal in Brockovich. 

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    24Emmy
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    #154829

    Tommy Lee Jones

    Won for The Fugitive

    Should’ve Won for Lincoln

     

    Anne Hathaway

    Won for Les Miserables

    Should’ve Won for Rachel Getting Married

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    Cheshire
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    #154830

    Sandra Bullock:
    Won for The Blind Side
    Should’ve won for Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

    Randy Newman
    Won for “If I Didn’t Have You” from Monsters Inc. & “We Belong Together” from Toy Story 3
    Should have won for “You’ve got a Friend in Me” from Toy Story, “When She Loved Me” from Toy Story 2, “Friends on the Other Side” from The Princess and the Frog & “Almost There” from The Princess and the Frog

    That’s all I got for now. 

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    KT
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    #154831

    Lange for Frances was up against some pretty stiff competition lol. Also, CZJ was a very worthy winner for Chicago. Denzel is one example everyone mentions that connects back to Pacino and his earlier losses. Jack Nicholson is another who had to wait to win and his later wins are not too popular. Sean Connery received zero nominations for his best work (which won him Baftas) and won the instant he was nominated for Untouchables. There are makeup wins all the time. What about Ron Howard? What about Martin Scorsese? Count me out of The Departed camp (the only remake best picture winner), shame Cuaron and del Toro weren’t fully on the Academy’s radar then.

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    Morgan Henard
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    #154832

    I love Cate Blanchett’s win for Blue Jasmine, but had Sandra Bullock not won for The Blind Side then Blanchett likely wouldn’t have swept thanks to Gravity

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    #154833

    Tom Hanks
    Won for Philadelphia
    Should have won for Cast Away

    Chris cooper
    Won for Adaptation
    Should have won for American Beauty

    Dustin Hoffman
    Won for Kramer vs Kramer
    Should have won for Midnight Cowboy

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    keithw
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    Just wondering…..when we say “should have won” do we mean they were better than the competition that year?  For example, Jessica Lange is great in “Frances” but for her to have won the Oscar she would have had to get more votes than Meryl Streep in “Sophie’s Choice”.  Both performances are deserving of an Oscar, but if I had to pick only one, I would go with Streep.

    I think Paul Newman should have won the Oscar for “The Verdict” instead of “The Color of Money”.

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    #154835

    Jessica Lange:
    Won for ‘Tootsie’
    Should have won for ‘Frances’, I mean no one was beating La Streep, but if they had to have a tie, this would have been perfect.

    Al Pacnino:
    Won for ‘Scent of a Woman’
    Should have won for ‘Dog Day Afternoon’  

    Cate Blanchett:
    Won for ‘The Aviator’
    Should have had the first win for ‘I’m Not There’

    Meryl Streep:
    Won for ‘The Iron Lady’
    Should have nominated for ‘The Hours’ 
    Should have won for ‘Adaptation’

    Won for ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ (which I have no problem with and thought she was great in it)
    Should have won instead for ‘A Cry in the Dark’

    Tom Hanks:
    Won for ‘Forrest Gump’
    Should have won instead for ‘Cast Away’ (or even Captain Phillips)

    Nicole Kidman
    Won for ‘The Hours’
    Should have nominated/won for ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ or ‘To Die For’  

    Reese Witherspoon
    Won for ‘Walk the Line’ (which I absolutely have no problem with and was my pick from that weak line-up)
    Should have been nominated/won for ‘Election’ 

    Jodie Foster 
    Won for ‘The Accused’
    Should have won for ‘Taxi Driver’

    George Clooney
    Won for ‘Syriana’
    I wouldn’t begrudge a win for him for either ‘Michael Clayton’ or ‘The Descendants’

    Tim Robbins
    Won for ‘Mystic River’
    Should have been nominated and won for ‘Shawshank Redemption’

    Anne Hathaway
    Won for ‘Les Miserables’
    Should have won for ‘Rachel Getting Married’ (she was my pick from that line-up) 

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    #154836

    Jared Leto
    Won for: Dallas Buyers Club
    Should’ve Won for: Requiem for a Dream 

    Martin Scorsese
    Won for: The Departed
    Should’ve Won for: Raging Bull 

    Jack Nicholson
    Won for: As Good As It Gets
    Should’ve Won for: About Schmidt

    Jack Lemmon
    Won for: Save The Tiger 
    Should’ve Won for: Some Like It Hot

    Judi Dench 
    Won for: Shakespeare in Love
    Should’ve Won for: Notes on a Scandal

    Morgan Freeman
    Won for: Million Dollar Baby 
    Should’ve Won for: The Shawshank Redemption 

    Robin Williams
    Won for: Good Will Hunting 
    Should’ve Won for: Good Morning Vietnam

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