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    Can you think of an Oscar win that is helped by the winner’s involvement of another film in the same year, to the point where the win would have not happen if they were not in this other film?

    For example, Julie Christie’s Darling win was helped by the fact that she was in Dr. Zhivago in the same year.

    Top of my head:

    Diane Keaton’s Annie Hall (helped by Looking for Mr. Goodbar)
    Sean Penn’s Mystic River (helped by 21 Grams)
    Kate Winslet’s The Reader (Revolutionary Road)

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    Anthony
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    Jim Broadbent also had Moulin Rouge (which I think was his best performance of the three, despite all of them being great) and Bridget Jones’ Diary when he won for IRIS.

     

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    Holly Hunter’s double nomination was kind of like the opposite situation,she was the front runner for best actress,I think her supporting nomination was helped by that.
    Matthew McConaughey was helped by True Detective,lol. 

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    I don’t know if the win wouldn’t have happened if the films hadn’t come out, but Matthew McConaughey was certainly helped by Mud and Wolf Of Wall Street and  the crime  T.V series The True Detective as well. 

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    I should add to the twist… that their better performance was in the film that they did *not* win for.

    In the case of McConnaughey, sure, the other performances didn’t hurt his chance, I still think that his DBC’s performance alone, with the weight loss and the AIDS patient gravitas, would  get him that Oscar. 

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    Grace Kelly in The Country Girl! She had two strong, succesful film roles that year, Rear Window amd Dial M For Murder. That along with the fact that The Country Girl was such an Oscar success and A Star Is Born wasn’t gave her a strong edge over Judy Garland, unfortunately . 

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    Do double nominees count?  If they do, I would definitely put Jessica Lange win for Tootsie on here because I doubt she would have won if it hadn’t been for Frances that same year. 

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    Given the competition in the respective categories, I would have sooner nominated McConaughey for Mud, but Dallas Buyers Club is a better performance overall.

    Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway and Sandra Bullock all had big box office hits out the years that they won, but I think that only Bullock was helped much by it.

    George Clooney was up for director for another film that he was in when he won.

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    Do double nominees count?  If they do, I would definitely put Jessica Lange win for Tootsie on here because I doubt she would have won if it hadn’t been for Frances that same year. 

    No this doesn’t count.  🙂

    I perceive the Tootsie win was a consolation prize for losing the BA category.   

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    Given the competition in the respective categories, I would have sooner nominated McConaughey for Mud, but Dallas Buyers Club is a better performance overall.

    Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway and Sandra Bullock all had big box office hits out the years that they won, but I think that only Hathaway was helped much by it.

    George Clooney was up for director for another film that he was in when he won.

    Good catch on the Clooney win.  But it seems like the BSA win was a consolation prize for him losing the BD prize.

    I don’t think Hathaway win was helped by her being in Dark Knight.  She won a million critics awards for Les Miserables so she was a foregone conclusion.

    As for JLaw and Sandra being in popular movies, that doesn’t count either.  What I’m talking about is the other performance should be an Oscar worthy performance that somehow.     

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    ^^ Really? I think it’s the opposite. If Hunger Games hadn’t made Lawrence a huge movie star and the new it girl I don’t think she would have won, while Hathaway was proclaimed the frontrunner from the minute she was cast, long before TDKR came out, and it was only solidified when people started seeing the movie. Also Hathaway basically walked her way to the oscar, whereas people forget that the only televised awards Lawrence won were the SAG and Comedy Globe, and she only won the LA film critics in a tie

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    ^ What I meant is being popular doesn’t count with my queries.  What I’m looking for is an Oscar win that is being rewarded for either another film or at least an award given to two performances.

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    Haha my post was meant to be a response to demonghog yours must have been posted while i was typing because i didnt see them. I was just sayong that if any of them were helped by the popularity of there other film it was Lawrence, not Hathaway, but i get what youre saying, Lawrence was never going to win anything for Hunger Games.

    People in the Darling thread have been saying Christie was helped by Dr Zhivago, which i think makes sense

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    Jennifer Lawrence? I remember she was a possible nominee right from the moment Hunger Games came in, but her whole narrative shifted to SLP later. But having Hunger Games definitely helped I suppose.

    Al Pacino was also in Glengarry Glen Ross when he won. Also Meryl Streep had 2/3 other films and a super successful mini series ‘Holocaust’ out the same year when she won for Kramer vs. Kramer I think.

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    [quote=”thedemonhog”]Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway and Sandra Bullock all had big box office hits out the years that they won, but I think that only Hathaway was helped much by it.

    I don’t think Hathaway win was helped by her being in Dark Knight.  She won a million critics awards for Les Miserables so she was a foregone conclusion. As for JLaw and Sandra being in popular movies, that doesn’t count either.  What I’m talking about is the other performance should be an Oscar worthy performance that somehow.[/quote]Aah, I meant to put that only Bullock was helped by it!  Editing original post now.

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