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  • Boidiva02
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    One nomination I’ve never really understood is Queen Latifah in Chicago.   I’ve always sort of felt like she didn’t have much to do in that movie; I think she had like 1 major number… Why exactly did she get nominated? I know the movie was popular in all; but what exactly gave her the nomination? 

    I mean really, they couldn’t find anybody else to nominate?

    What are your thoughts? 

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    RobertPius
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    #164473

    She was popular and was nominated for everything that year, probably as you say because the film was popular. 

    There were a few people who got nominations and awards other places but were left out at the Oscars:  Michelle Pfeiffer, White Oleander; Cameron Diaz Gangs of New York and Patricia Clarkson, Far From Heaven among them. 

     

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    Tye-Grr
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    I loved Queen Latifah in ‘Chicago’, and I thought she was funny and totally charming. Her one musical number is one of my favorites in the movie, and though I know she had no chance of winning, I was happy to see her nominated.

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    Anonymous
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    I think she was awesome, but maybe not Oscar-worthy. But I don’t care. I love the fact that Latifah is an Oscar-nominee. Wish she would be somewhere near worthy projects nowadays! She has such a naturalistic charm and it’s a shame she stopped doing interesting fun (or dramatic) projects.

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    M
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    #164476

    Matron Mama Morton is a role that would secure a nomination for anyone who played her.

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    KyleBailey
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    #164477

    I’m happy she was nomintated too. She was a showstopper.  

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    circa 1993
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    #164478

    She deserved her nomination that year. I thought her performance was incredible. I want her back in the Oscar race! She’s someone who should and could win. 

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    zordon
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    #164479

    I agree, she was awesome in Chicago. Her big number was truly big one. She had no chance of winning with Zeta-Jones and was probably no. 4 on my Oscar ballot that year (behind Moore and Streep), but was definitely a deserving nominee.

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    Atypical
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    #164480

    I thought it was great that Queen Latifah was nodded for “Chicago.” Win-worthy? No. But “When You’re Good to Mama” was great all the same and the reason for her nomination, coattails or not.

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    FilmGuy619
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    #164481

    While I thought her musical number was great, I felt that Queen Latifah, along with John C. Reilly, pretty much rode Chicago’s coattails. She was fun, but I just don’t know about Oscar-worthy. I personally would’ve preferred to see Patricia Clarkson or Michelle Pfeiffer (my personal choice) in that category.

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    manakamana
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    #164482

    Her number was actually one of my favorites in the film, but like most of its nominations that year I don’t think it was necessary. 

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    Indonesian
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    #164483

    Her nomination actually makes sense, compared to Joan Cusack’s nod for Working Girl!

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    Madson Melo
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    #164484

    what a waste of a nomination

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    #164485

    what a waste of a nomination

    Jacki Weaver (2012) Best Supporting Actress Nominee

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    Madson Melo
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    [quote=”MadsonMelo”]what a waste of a nomination

    Jacki Weaver (2012) Best Supporting Actress Nominee[/quote]

    something worse doesn’t make this better.

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