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  • Daniel B.
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    Which performance in a film directed by Martin Scorsese do you think was most deserving of an Oscar nomination, but was left unnoticed?

    As a reminder, here are the roles that did receive nominations:

    Ellen Burstyn, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (won)
    Diane Ladd, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
    Robert De Niro, Taxi Driver
    Jodie Foster, Taxi Driver
    Robert De Niro, Raging Bull (won)
    Joe Pesci, Raging Bull
    Cathy Moriarty, Raging Bull
    Paul Newman, The Color of Money (won)
    Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, The Color of Money
    Joe Pesci, GoodFellas (won)
    Lorraine Bracco, GoodFellas
    Robert De Niro, Cape Fear
    Juliette Lewis, Cape Fear
    Winona Ryder, The Age of Innocence
    Sharon Stone, Casino
    Daniel Day-Lewis, Gangs of New York
    Leonardo DiCaprio, The Aviator
    Cate Blanchett, The Aviator (won)
    Alan Alda, The Aviator
    Mark Wahlberg, The Departed 

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    Daniel B.
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    If I had to pick just one, I’d probably go with Ray Liotta in GoodFellas. An excellent performance as lead in what many consider to be Scorsese’s best film. Pesci deserved his Oscar win in supporting, but it’s a shame that Liotta went completely unnoticed that year.  Some other performances that I think should have been nominated for Oscars: Robert De Niro (Mean Streets), Robert De Niro (The King of Comedy), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Departed), and Jack Nicholson (The Departed). I gave Liotta a slight edge over my other picks because he has never had an Oscar nomination in his career.

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    Riley
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    I have not seen many Scorsese films, but I will pipe in to say that I am not sure how Ben Kingsley failed to gain any traction whatsoever for Hugo.  I mean, Jonah Hill was nominated, so it was not like the category was even that deep.

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    Daniel B.
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    I have not seen many Scorsese films, but I will pipe in to say that I am not sure how Ben Kingsley failed to gain any traction whatsoever for Hugo.  I mean, Jonah Hill was nominated, so it was not like the category was even that deep.

    I agree. After watching Hugo, I was surprised that Kingsley didn’t get much recognition by any awards groups, Oscars or not. 

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    drenja
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    #118433

    My top 3:
    Ray Liotta “GoodFellas” wonderful performance and i can’t understand how it was completly left out
    Robert DeNiro “King of Comedy”
    Ben Kingsley “Hugo” 

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    babypook
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    Griffin Dunne and Rosanna Arquette, After Hours
    Jerry Lewis, King of Comedy
    Barbara Hershey, Boxcar Bertha
    De Niro, Mean Streets
    Cameron Diaz, Gangs of New York

    The rest you guys have covered.

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    CanadianFan
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    I have not seen many Scorsese films, but I will pipe in to say that I am not sure how Ben Kingsley failed to gain any traction whatsoever for Hugo.  I mean, Jonah Hill was nominated, so it was not like the category was even that deep.

    And Christopher Plummer, in one of the weakest supporting wins post-2000, swept everything!

    *sigh* I’m from Stratford, and I’ve seen Plummer more than once at the theatre, but he absolutely did *not* deserve that Oscar. I can’t think of a supporting line-up weaker than the 2011 group of five.  

    … But I would have supported a Jonah Hill victory.  

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    Anthony
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    Definitely anyone from AFTER HOURS
    DeNiro and Sandra Bernhard for THE KING OF COMEDY
    DeNiro for MEAN STREETS
    Liotta for GOODFELLAS
    Ben Kingsley for HUGO
    DiCaprio for THE DEPARTED
     

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    babypook
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    Definitely anyone from AFTER HOURS
    DeNiro and Sandra Bernhard for THE KING OF COMEDY
    DeNiro for MEAN STREETS
    Liotta for GOODFELLAS
    Ben Kingsley for HUGO
    DiCaprio for THE DEPARTED
     

    Sandra Bernhard

    Yes Sandra! I forgot to mention her. She’s tops here.

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    TomHardys
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    Okay the Jonah Hill comments need to stop. He was very good in Moneyball, can’t people just accept that fact and let that sink in? Seriously, get over it. And I think both Lange and Nolte were very good in Cape Fear. And Liotta in Goodfellas. I don’t know man, I love Scorsese so much he’s one of my favorite directors of all time (Taxi Driver is in my top 3 of movies of all time). Hated Hugo though.

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    Leonardo DiCaprio- Shutter Island, The Departed
    Ray Liotta- Goodfellas
    Robert DeNiro- King of Comedy, Mean Streets 

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    benbraddock
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    Robert deNiro and Jerry Lewis- the King of Comedy
    Ben Kingsley- Hugo
    Ray Liotta- Goodfellas
    Harvey Keitel- Mean Streets
    Michelle Pfeiffer- The Age of Innocence
    Matt Damon- The Departed
    Sandra Bernhardt- The King of Comedy

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    Bill Buchanan
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    First that came to mind was DiCaprio in The Departed.

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    BTN
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    Kate Beckinsale-The Aviator
    Robert DeNiro – Mean Streets

    Michelle Pfeiffer in The Age of Innocence deserved a nomination the most.

    I Liked Jim Broadbent in Gangs of New York. He delivered the best lines really well.

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    Okay the Jonah Hill comments need to stop. He was very good in Moneyball, can’t people just accept that fact and let that sink in? Seriously, get over it.

    You get over other people’s dismissal. They have every right to complain as you do to praise. 

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