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  • PreludeinCSharpMinor
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    #114738

    Was her win for best supporting actress in 2003 a makeup win? She stunk in Cold Mountain, what a hammy over the top performance. Not that I am ever a fan of hers and her work after her Oscar win has been weak. I just watched House of Sand and Fog and the Iranian actress was incredible. Marcia Gay Harden was tragic in Mystic River, but she just won a few years before, Patricia Clarkson- a great actress, but why nominated for Pieces of April?? The movie was blah and so was her performance. Holly Hunter was the only other worthy candidate.

    Others thoughts on that year’s race? 

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    babypook
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    #114740

    I thought her “Granny Clampett” perf had one great moment, but I’m not sure that I begrudge her win. I preferred all the men in the cast, and Natalie Portman. jmho. Shohreh Aghdashloo is magnificent.
    My feelings about Marcia is one of ham on the bone, and far preferred the Lady Macbeth chilling scene with Laura Linney. Cant say I disliked Clarkson. Rather enjoyed her.
    I preferred the actresses in City of God and Barbarian Invasions that year. Forgetting some others as well. A makeup win for Renee? Who can tell? Unprovable imo.

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    vinny
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    I figured she would win. Yes, it was over the top (so was Melissa Leo in the Fighter) but it was long overdue. It felt like a “since we did not make u win for Chicago we are giving you this instead”.

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    #114742

    She was overdue, she didn’t deserve it, of course Academy went for that!

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    Baby Clyde
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    She wasn’t ‘overdue’. Glenn Close is overdue. Renee Zelwegger had just had a couple of recent nominations.

    She’s appalling in ‘Cold Mountain’. One of all time worst Oscar wins. I guessing she won because she was the only bright spot (However bad she may have been) in that turgid film and had probbaly lost in close race the year before.

    I alwayd find it interesting when actors build up to eventually winning and Oscar and then seemingly give up. As if their job is done and it’snever going to get any better. It happens time and time again that big stars win and then their career goes rapidly downhill.

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    AviChristiaans
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    #114744

    I think she deserved it. Ruby Thewes was the only good thing in Cold Mountain (the film and the book), and she emulated the book’s character to the T!

    I will admit i am not a huge fan of her work, but her performance was far from over the top. It was exactly how it was supposed to be emulated. Renee Zellweger being cast as Ruby Thewes is one of the THE best casting choices, EVER.

    And i think that (and her incredible performance) contributed to her win.

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    vinny
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    #114745

    She wasn’t ‘overdue’. Glenn Close is overdue. Renee Zelwegger had just had a couple of recent nominations.

    She’s appalling in ‘Cold Mountain’. One of all time worst Oscar wins. I guessing she won because she was the only bright spot (However bad she may have been) in that turgid film and had probbaly lost in close race the year before.

    I alwayd find it interesting when actors build up to eventually winning and Oscar and then seemingly give up. As if their job is done and it’snever going to get any better. It happens time and time again that big stars win and then their career goes rapidly downhill.

    That pretty much sounds like Nicholas Cage’s career in essence. Except every one in a while he does something good like Adapation. or National Treasure.  

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    Fishbiscuit
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    #114746

    Oscar voters pulled off the rae feat of combining a “make-up award” with a “it’s time award.” I’ll continue to act like Renee won for something else.   

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    #114747

    For all the hostile resentment Halle Berry’s historic win continues to receive no one brings up the fact that every woman in her module eventually won if they hadn’t already. 

    02| Actress: Kidman
    03| Sup Actress: Zellweger 

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    Milo Kunis
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    Another Oscar winner who damn near disappeared after winning. I still wish she had won for Chicago, and Kidman the year before for Moulin Rouge. But whatever. I saw Cold Mountain in theaters when it was first released. There was never any doubt that Renee would win Supporting that season in a cake walk. Coupled with her close loss the year before, and the nomination the year before that, it was her “turn.”

    Although I do remember reading an article on E! soon after the 2003 Oscars with Ted Casablanca. He somehow talked to someone who assisted in ballot counting, or rather found someone who was WILLING to talk about such a thing. This person claimed that even though most people figured it was a close race in 2003 between Kidman and Zellweger, especially after Renee won SAG, Kidman won in a landslide. I really do wish the tallies for these award show races would be made public after the ceremony.  

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    Madson Melo
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    #114749

    It’s the worst win of the acting categories alongside with Roberto Begnini and George Chakiris, and she won because it was her third nomination in a row, with no clear frontrunner and the power of Weinstein, just look at the fact that she only won televised awards.

    Shohreh Aghdashloo was the true winner, with Clarkson right behind her. Gay Harden was ok and Hunter was decente, but neither deserved their nominations, Laura Linney (Mystic River), Hope Davis (American Splendor) and Maria Bello (The Cooler) were far better, and Emma Thompson in Love, Actually was great too. In fact, DeGeneres’ voice over in Finding Nemo was more deserved than Zellweger’s nomination. And yes, I do like Renée in the right roles, that wasn’t one of them.

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    GoMe91
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    Honestly, as much as I love the actresses, I’m not that crazy about Aghdashloo and Gay Harden’s performances that year. I felt like they both just played “teary wife roles.” I didn’t feel like there was much depth in their roles (particularly Gay Harden). In the category, Clarkson and Hunter were my two favorites (that last scene of Thirteen…so good!). Renee was good, but I guess I would place her third? It’s an “adorable” and “spirited” performance and I suppose she did mostly win because she was considered “overdue.”

    From what I’ve seen, I definitely think Maria Bello should have gotten a nomination and the win. In fact, The Cooler deserved more than it was given. Such an underrated, forgotten gem. 

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    Milk Money
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    Although I do remember reading an article on E! soon after the 2003 Oscars with Ted Casablanca. He somehow talked to someone who assisted in ballot counting, or rather found someone who was WILLING to talk about such a thing. This person claimed that even though most people figured it was a close race in 2003 between Kidman and Zellweger, especially after Renee won SAG, Kidman won in a landslide. I really do wish the tallies for these award show races would be made public after the ceremony.  

    I seriously doubt that would ever happen and it hasn’t already for manly two reasons.  One, no one wants to be caught dead in last place and two, suppose someone lost by one vote?  Relationships would be ruined and no one would ever be able to say who they voted for anymore.  

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    babypook
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    Lol!

    “If you’re not first, you’re last”  Reese Bobby

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    Jake
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    #114753

    It would be terrible. #2 and #5 would be treated differently and the whole prestige of Oscar nomination would divide and – in result – diminish.

    Supporting Actress was underwhelming and it was the only place to award “Cold Mountain”. 3rd consecutive nod certainly created her very needed momentum very easily. What happened to this apparently sensitive and nice woman? When she was accepting all of those awards, she was constantly talking about friends she had. Where are they now? Why won’t they help her right now? Her appearance at this year’s Oscars was a little bit scary when she couldn’t read the winner that Richard Gere (not very wisely) make her to announce. Fortunately Queen Latifah saved the day. As a fan I’m worried and I wish her to be healthy, much more than to return to the spotlight (although her comeback is overdue now and more than this Oscar was back then). 

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