October 26, 2014 at 11:27 pm #164471
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?October 26, 2014 at 11:52 pm #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.October 27, 2014 at 12:05 am #164474
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.October 27, 2014 at 3:14 am #164475
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.October 27, 2014 at 5:51 am #164476
Matron Mama Morton is a role that would secure a nomination for anyone who played her.October 27, 2014 at 6:12 am #164477
I’m happy she was nomintated too. She was a showstopper.October 27, 2014 at 8:13 am #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.October 27, 2014 at 11:39 am #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.October 27, 2014 at 4:03 pm #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.October 27, 2014 at 5:45 pm #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.October 27, 2014 at 6:56 pm #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.October 28, 2014 at 7:11 am #164483
Her nomination actually makes sense, compared to Joan Cusack’s nod for Working Girl!October 28, 2014 at 7:30 am #164484
what a waste of a nominationOctober 28, 2014 at 7:58 am #164485
what a waste of a nomination
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