February 5, 2018 at 6:44 am #1202487661
So, indiferent from categories, what performances do you think were better than those that got nominated at this year’s Academy Awards? I’ve seen only a bunch of the twenty nominated performances, yet the number of non-nominated performances within the same movies of the nominees is pretty big:
Jonathan Banks, Jason Mitchell and Rob Morgan > Mary J. Blige
Beanie Feldstein > Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf
Betty Gabriel, LilRel Howery > Daniel Kaluuya
Sebastian Stan and Paul Walter Hauser > Margot Robbie and Allison Janney
And The Post, The Florida Project and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri got the right ones.February 5, 2018 at 7:37 am #1202487705
Michael Shannon and Michael Stuhlbarg in the Shape of Water -> better than the 3 nominated performancesFebruary 5, 2018 at 8:14 am #1202487746
Bria Vinaite > Willem DafoeFebruary 5, 2018 at 8:36 am #1202487768
Michael Shannon over Richard Jenkins
Jason Mitchell/Garrett Hedlund/Carey Mulligan over Mary J. Blige
Vicky Krieps over Lesley ManvilleFebruary 5, 2018 at 9:11 am #1202487797
I preferred Michael Shannon’s performance to that of Richard Jenkins and Octavia Spencer.February 5, 2018 at 9:17 am #1202487804
Michelle Williams > Christopher PlummerFebruary 5, 2018 at 9:29 am #1202487811
Bria Vinaite > Willem Dafoe
Yes, yes, a thousand times yes!
Also the entire cast but specifically Garret Hedlund and Jason Mitchell over Mary J Blige.
Michael Stuhlbarg over Jenkins and Spencer.
Michelle Williams over Christopher Plummer.
Allison Williams over Daniel Kaluuya.February 5, 2018 at 9:41 am #1202487827
Michael Shannon and Michael Stuhlbarg over Richard Jenkins and Octavia Spencer in The Shape of Water is an easy one. I think that’s the only example from the movies I’ve seen.February 5, 2018 at 10:14 am #1202487853
The glasses, the mud, the chocolate > Mary J. BligeFebruary 5, 2018 at 10:18 am #1202487857
I’m not sure I’d swap out Leslie Manville (who was excellent), but Harriet Sansom Harris gave a scene-stealing 5 minute performance in “Phantom Thread.” Harris obviously knows how to chew the scenery (see her Tony winning/broadway performances, and TV work), but she completely stole her scenes from Daniel Day-Lewis in an utterly heartbreaking cameo.February 5, 2018 at 10:28 am #1202487864
Carey Mulligan instead of Mary J Blige
Michael Shannon instead of Richard Jenkins (Shannon is playing Shannon, but it’s still a better performance)
Not 2017, but it’s the first thing I thought about when I saw the thread’s title, because it never gets old:
Bryce Dallas Howard instead of Jessica Chastain (and her nomination for all her films that year)February 5, 2018 at 11:27 am #1202487909
This year Carey Mulligan takes the cake.
But one that absolutely breaks my heart will always be this one:
They both should have been nominated. You cannot nominate one and leave the other one out. You just cannot.February 5, 2018 at 11:33 am #1202487911
Michael Shannon > Richard Jenkins & Octavia Spencer
Brooklynn Kimberly Prince & Bria Vinaite > Willem Dafoe
Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell, Carey Mulligan, Jonathan Banks, Jason Clarke > Mary J. Blige
Have not seen Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Christopher Plummer or Denzel Washington.