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Right Nominated Actor,But..Right Movie? #8: Keira Knightley- “Begin Again” vs “Imitation Game”

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  • FilmGuy619
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    #185721

    #1: Anne Hathaway – The Dark Knight Rises ( 29 % ) vs. Les Miserables ( 71 % )
    #2. Bradley Cooper – American Hustle ( 62 % ) vs. TPBTP ( 38 % )
    #3. Sandra Bullock- Gravity (97%) vs. The Heat (3%)
    #4. Jessica Chastain- The Tree of Life (46%) vs. The Help (54%)
    #5. Julianne Moore- Maps To The Stars (40%) vs. Still Alice (60%)
    #6. Jennifer Lawrence- The Hunger Games (33%) vs. SLP (67%)
    #7. Brad Pitt- Tree of Life (42%) vs. Moneyball (58%)

    So far, you guys are finding yourselves in sync with the Academy. But for the next poll, would you guys have recognized Keira Knightley for her neurotic yet harmonious work in Begin Again or her actual nominated work as Joan Clarke in The Imitation Game?

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    KyleBailey
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    #185723

    She was great in both with unfair “why was she nominated” comments for Imitation Game. She held her own and really shined in scenes with Cumberbatch but it was Begin Again that won me over the most. She was so charming in it and has a very beautiful singing voice. 

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    ETPhoneHome
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    #185724

    One is a movie where she wasn’t given much, but did well with it. The other is a time where I kept trying to figure out if she was actually singing because it was actually excellent. This is not much of a contest for me, because she was perfect in Begin Again even when she wasn’t singing.

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    starfishgirl
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    #185725

    Aww, I loved her in Begin Again! Seriously, she was so great and so natural in that movie. I wish she could have been nominated for that. She at least deserved a Globe nomination.

    I thought she was good in The Imitation Game too, so I never had a problem with that nomination, but I definitely would have rather she got a Best Actress nom for Begin Again.

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    Noé
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    #185726

    How about neither 🙂 I don’t find anything appealing about Begin Again, including her. Flat af.

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    Tye-Grr
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    #185727

    I really liked her in ‘The Imitation Game’, loved her in ‘Begin Again’, found her Oscar worthy in neither. Despite that, my vote goes to ‘Begin Again’.

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    Eddy Q
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    Remember she had Laggies too – I haven’t seen it, but her reviews for it were generally slightly better than for Begin Again, I think. 

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    Emmys2011
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    She wasn´t oscar worthy in neither. However, her performance in Begin Again was amazing…like, really good and effortless. I´m pissed she didn´t get a globe nomination. Oh, and I´m one of those that found absolutely nothing in TIG that´s award worthy.

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    #185730

    She was Oscar-worthy in BOTH. And deserved 2 Oscar nominations last year. Period.

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    KyleBailey
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    Remember she had Laggies too – I haven’t seen it, but her reviews for it were generally slightly better than for Begin Again, I think. 

    Begin Again had way better reviews than Laggies. Laggies was meh but Knightley is the reason to watch it  

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    Patrick
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    She’s definitely not my favorite actress, but I can say she was Oscar worthy for both. I don’t understand the Imitation Game hate. Before I saw it I thought of course she’s just a category filler, but once I saw it I could admit she belonged there (even though there were other actresses I would have rather seen in her spot). Her performance was overall very moving and deserving. Although was miscast due to how much more attractive she is than the real-life Joan, she was WAY more worthy of a nomination than Laura Dern! Dern is who really did not deserve a nomination AT ALL and it still grinds my gears (stole Chastain’s rightful spot or Coon’s but Coon never stood a chance unfortunately). All in all, I probably would’ve nominated her for Begin Again. Both were exceptional and awards-caliber performances, though.

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    She’s definitely not my favorite actress, but I can say she was Oscar worthy for both. I don’t understand the Imitation Game hate. Before I saw it I thought of course she’s just a category filler, but once I saw it I could admit she belonged there (even though there were other actresses I would have rather seen in her spot). Her performance was overall very moving and deserving. Although was miscast due to how much more attractive she is than the real-life Joan, she was WAY more worthy of a nomination than Laura Dern! Dern is who really did not deserve a nomination AT ALL and it still grinds my gears (stole Chastain’s rightful spot or Coon’s but Coon never stood a chance unfortunately). All in all, I probably would’ve nominated her for Begin Again. Both were exceptional and awards-caliber performances, though.

    I don’t know how anyone could believe that Knightley was a filler in “The Imitation Game”. I mean Laura Dern came out of nowhere and Meryl Streep missed the Baftas. Keira was 3rd at worst.

    But I agree about the rest of your point.

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    Patrick
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    [quote=”patrickmcbride”]She’s definitely not my favorite actress, but I can say she was Oscar worthy for both. I don’t understand the Imitation Game hate. Before I saw it I thought of course she’s just a category filler, but once I saw it I could admit she belonged there (even though there were other actresses I would have rather seen in her spot). Her performance was overall very moving and deserving. Although was miscast due to how much more attractive she is than the real-life Joan, she was WAY more worthy of a nomination than Laura Dern! Dern is who really did not deserve a nomination AT ALL and it still grinds my gears (stole Chastain’s rightful spot or Coon’s but Coon never stood a chance unfortunately). All in all, I probably would’ve nominated her for Begin Again. Both were exceptional and awards-caliber performances, though.

    I don’t know how anyone could believe that Knightley was a filler in “The Imitation Game”. I mean Laura Dern came out of nowhere and Meryl Streep missed the Baftas. Keira was 3rd at worst.

    But I agree about the rest of your point.[/quote]
    I only thought she was a filler because that was what I was hearing from other “pundits”, if you will. The Imitation Game was one of a few films I didn’t get to see before nominations were announced, so I had no idea. I ran out of time and assumed that it would rack up a decent amount of nominations. Yeah, Dern was definitely the filler out of the group in my opinion.

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    [quote=”Vincelette”][quote=”patrickmcbride”]She’s definitely not my favorite actress, but I can say she was Oscar worthy for both. I don’t understand the Imitation Game hate. Before I saw it I thought of course she’s just a category filler, but once I saw it I could admit she belonged there (even though there were other actresses I would have rather seen in her spot). Her performance was overall very moving and deserving. Although was miscast due to how much more attractive she is than the real-life Joan, she was WAY more worthy of a nomination than Laura Dern! Dern is who really did not deserve a nomination AT ALL and it still grinds my gears (stole Chastain’s rightful spot or Coon’s but Coon never stood a chance unfortunately). All in all, I probably would’ve nominated her for Begin Again. Both were exceptional and awards-caliber performances, though.

    I don’t know how anyone could believe that Knightley was a filler in “The Imitation Game”. I mean Laura Dern came out of nowhere and Meryl Streep missed the Baftas. Keira was 3rd at worst.

    But I agree about the rest of your point.[/quote]
    I only thought she was a filler because that was what I was hearing from other “pundits”, if you will. The Imitation Game was one of a few films I didn’t get to see before nominations were announced, so I had no idea. I ran out of time and assumed that it would rack up a decent amount of nominations. Yeah, Dern was definitely the filler out of the group in my opinion.[/quote]

    There are idiots! People love to deny performance placements in the actual Oscar-game if they dislike the performance itself. Like look what they did to poor Adams in “Doubt”. They called her a filler, even if she had more industry nomination than Marisa Tomei, Taraji P. Henson and even Viola Davis. Well…I think based on the “Birdman” reaction, Keira probably finished 3rd and not 2nd, though…

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    [quote=”Wilkomirsk11″]Remember she had Laggies too – I haven’t seen it, but her reviews for it were generally slightly better than for Begin Again, I think. 

    Begin Again had way better reviews than Laggies. Laggies was meh but Knightley is the reason to watch it  [/quote]

    Actually Laggies is 1 point higher than Begin Again on Metacritic and 10% higher from Top Critics of RT. But I meant reviews specifically for Knightley’s performance, which were generally more pleasantly surprised and enthusiastic for Laggies than Begin Again, with some exceptions.

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