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  • Beau S.
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    I created this experiment a while back, but it died, then got recreated, died again, got recreated again, and died again.

    Now I’m recreating it again.

    What if Anne Hathaway played Jennifer Lawrence’s role in SLP? Would she have won lead AND supporting? Would Lawrence have been nominated for The Hunger Games?

    What if Kathryn Bigelow directed Argo?

    What if a good director directed Les Miserables?

    What if Glenn Close, Sigourney Weaver or Judy Davis played Violet in August: Osage County? Would they be locked to win?

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    Titanium
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    I like this idea a lot. 

    I reckon Hathaway would’ve been nominated for both films but won in supporting for Les Mis. Probably Chastain would’ve won in lead then.

    If Katherine Bigelow directed Argo and it was the same film and she didn’t get snubbed; the film would at my guess maybe got her best picture but not director. 

    If a good director directed Les Mis, I reckon if they sorted out a few of the problems with the film, mainly the lack of dialogue, constant singing and weird editing/camera-work, then it could’ve won best picture.

    Also I reckon that if Glenn played Violet she would be a lock as long as the film didn’t get any more trashed than it has been. Sigourney would be a lesser lock but still pretty strong I reckon. Judy would be a lock but only if she campaigned to hell and back.

    Here’s one more I thought of:

    What if Amy Adams was playing the Rosalyn role in American Hustle and Jennifer Lawrence the Sydney one? Would Amy finally get that oscar? Would JLaw be a lock for a nomination?

     

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    Beau S.
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    What if Amy Adams was playing the Rosalyn role in American Hustle and Jennifer Lawrence the Sydney one? Would Amy finally get that oscar? Would JLaw be a lock for a nomination?

     

    Probably yes for both, but the “Lawrence is way too young for that part!!” arguments would be even more abundant here.

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    Beau S.
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    What if Morgan Freeman lost for Million Dollar Baby? Would he have won for Invictus?

    What if George Clooney lost for Syriana?

    What if Winslet was nominated in supporting for The Reader, but still snubbed for Revolutionary Road?

    What if Joaquin Phoenix didn’t do the “I’m Still Here” disaster and continued making great movies with great directors and giving great performances?

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    I think if George Clooney lost for Syriana: He would have been very competitive for Michael Clayton and Up in the Air, and would have won for Descendants. 

    Winslet would still win. Her incessant “give me the Oscar” attitude is enough to wear anyone down and she had enough passionate support to win. 

    Joaquin Phoenix still does lol sorta. I mean his performance in The Master was quite masterful. and he’s continuing it with Inherent Vice next year (which I’m lookin’ forward to!) I think the I’m Still Here thing is like a joke gone wrong sort of thing. It was just plain weird. 

    If Jenn lost SLP to someone else, would she be a slam dunk winner this year including the critic awards? or would Lupita still be a threat? 

    Would ‘Gravity’ have won best picture last year if it was released then? 

    Here’s a biggie, if Meryl had lost for The Iron Lady, would she be a slam dunk for August?  

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    What if the Academy didn’t have some weird fascination with stuffy British period dramas? Would we have better winners?

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    Jennifer Lawrence would have never pulled off Amy Adams’ role in American Hustle.  It is a much more complex character with a much higher degree of difficulty.  I’m not sure she has that level of craft, honestly, to nail the accents and the subtleties of the character.

    Also, Kathryn Bigelow wouldn’t have been caught dead making Argo.  She’s rejected all attempts to get her to make Hollywood films, including Spider-Man, including casting Will Smith when her agency CAA made her meet with him for Triple Frontier.  This woman has too much integrity. 

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    I think if George Clooney lost for Syriana: He would have been very competitive for Michael Clayton and Up in the Air, and would have won for Descendants. 

    Winslet would still win. Her incessant “give me the Oscar” attitude is enough to wear anyone down and she had enough passionate support to win. 

    Joaquin Phoenix still does lol sorta. I mean his performance in The Master was quite masterful. and he’s continuing it with Inherent Vice next year (which I’m lookin’ forward to!) I think the I’m Still Here thing is like a joke gone wrong sort of thing. It was just plain weird. 

    If Jenn lost SLP to someone else, would she be a slam dunk winner this year including the critic awards? or would Lupita still be a threat? 

    Would ‘Gravity’ have won best picture last year if it was released then? 

    Here’s a biggie, if Meryl had lost for The Iron Lady, would she be a slam dunk for August?  

    If Lawrence had lost last year, I think she’d be the definite frontrunner but not a lock, Lupita would still be a close second, the opposite of what it seems to be becoming this year 

    I do think that Gravity would have probably one last year if it had been released then. It still wouldn’t have been a slam dunk, but as much as i genuinely do like Argo, Gravity is better imo and is more acclaimed overall.

    I don’t think Meryl would have been a slam dunk. The year of TIL she was predicted as second place behind the frontrunner which has happened to her MANY times before, not winning would not have seemed like anything major. I do think she’d be lock for a nomination and in the conversation for the win, whereas now not everyone is even 100% sure she’ll be nominated. Losing then would have bumped her up a level.

    Now my question: What if an unknown had played Fantine in Les Mis? Would the award attention have gone to Samantha Barks in the role that usually gets the awards attention? I’m not sure because her role was very reduced but who knows.

    What if there hadn’t been any controversy around Zero Dark Thirty? Would Chastain have won? I think yes

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    What if Anne Hathaway played Jennifer Lawrence’s role in SLP? Would she have won lead AND supporting? Would Lawrence have been nominated for The Hunger Games?
    I think Anne Hathaway would not have played JL’s character in SLP very well at all. Its a little too funny/crazy for Anne. I think she would have maybe been nominated, but I think she still would have been stronger in Les Mis. I would LOVE to see Lawrence nominated for The Hunger Games sometime before it ends, she truly is fantastic in it!! 

    What if Glenn Close, Sigourney Weaver or Judy Davis played Violet in August: Osage County? Would they be locked to win?
    Yes!!!! Maybe even Julianne Moore ?

    What if Amy Adams was playing the Rosalyn role in American Hustle and Jennifer Lawrence the Sydney one? Would Amy finally get that oscar? Would JLaw be a lock for a nomination?
    Yes Amy Adams would have been a lock for the win! But JLaw would probably not be a lock for the nomination, because she won in that category last year. I think one reason that Jlaw is getting so much attention is that she is so different in this role, and that since she is a smaller role she is nominated in a different category so it doesn’t lower her win for SLP. I also think that critics did not expect Jlaw to be so amazing, and since she was voters want her again.

    Here’s a biggie, if Meryl had lost for The Iron Lady, would she be a slam dunk for August?  
    I personally do think so! She at least would be in the top 2 or 3, while right now she is in 4th or 5th usually.

     

     


     

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    Here’s a biggie, if Meryl had lost for The Iron Lady, would she be a slam dunk for August?  

    18th Nomination = Hope Springs (2012)

    19th Nomination & 3rd Win = August: Osage County (2013)

    20th Nomination = Into The Woods (2014)

    21st Nomination = The Good House (2015)

     

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    For TV Movies:

    If Game Change and Behind the Candelabra were theatrically released, would their principal cast be major contenders for their respective years?

    Based on their Emmy nominations/wins: 

    Game Change:
    Best Actress – Julianne Moore
    Best Actor- Woody Herrelson
    Best Supporting Actor – Ed Harris
    Best Supporting Actress – Sarah Paulson
    Best Adapted Screenplay – Danny Strong
    Best Picture

    Behind the Candelabra:
    Best Actor – Michael Douglas
    Best Supporting Actor (ala category fraud) – Matt Damon
    Best Director – Steven Soderberg
    Best Picture
    Best Adapted Screenplay – Richard LeGravenese
    Best Costume Design
    Best Cinematography
    Best Make up
    Best Sound mixing
    Best Art Direction
    Best Editing  

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    This might be random, because he retired from acting previously, but what if Peter O’Toole had played Redford’s role in All is Lost, and did just as well? Following his death, and being that he would have the ultra-overdue factor, would he be the favourite to win this competitive lead actor race?

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    Beau S.
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    This might be random, because he retired from acting previously, but what if Peter O’Toole had played Redford’s role in All is Lost, and did just as well? Following his death, and being that he would have the ultra-overdue factor, would he be the favourite to win this competitive lead actor race?

    Of course he would. He was a far better actor than Redford (who has always impressed me more as a director) so the performance would be miles better. He was also much more well-liked (as an actor) by the Academy than Redford is, and was the most overdue actor of all time.

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    What if Traci Lords had gotten Sharon Stone’s role in Casino? I’ve heard that she came pretty close to getting it. Assuming she was good of course, could she have gotten the Oscar nomination? Or would her porn past have hurt her? Could she have managed a Golden Globe nod at least?

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    If Fellowship of the Ring had won Picture/ Director, would Return of the King still have been poised for its sweep? 

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