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  • Anonymous
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    I was quite surprised by the snub of Sandra Bullock that year. No matter how less-received the movie was by the critics, the Academy seemed to like it. They gave it two Oscar nominations including a Best Picture nomination after all.

    That’s why I’m kind of shocked that Bullock’s baity performance was missing from the Supporting Actress field – especially because that year the whole category was terribly weak. I know she just won a year before for “The Blind Side” but we are talking about the Supporting Actress category where you can easily get an Oscar nomination after your Oscar win.

    Do you think that Bullock was close? That she was around 6th or 7th place to make the cut?

    Personal opinion of her: She deserved a nomination as much as anyone did in the category.  

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    Tye-Grr
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    I’m not a big fan of this film, but I thought she was great. She wouldn’t have made my personal lineup, but I’d wager that she very well could’ve been 6th or 7th on the Academy’s list. 

    Her role wasn’t very large, but she was very good. IMHO, she’s best in show after Jeffrey Wright who I feel stole the whole film in basically one scene.  

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    babypook
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    I felt sorry for Sandra, being in this film and delivering those lines and playing that kindly, loving, psycho-mom.. As for the film, I likely will never watch it again. If it had been more palatable in several ways, she just may have had a fighting chance. With the exception of Billy Elliot, I wouldnt say I’m a fan of Daldry’s films.
    I dont agree that the supporting category was weak; especially Janet McTeer imo. She’s so good, she’s scary. Bejo and Chastain are worthy nominees, and I believe more now than ever that Octavia Spencer, earned her Oscar win. I cant imagine dropping any ot them for Sandra. Oh, and Melissa McCarthy. I give her credit for nearly stealing the show.
    Shailene Woodley gave a better performance in a better film imo. I’d place her above Bullock. And Evan Rachel Wood gave one of my favorite performances that year for Ides of March, an under appreciated film all around. I’d place her ahead of Woodley. 

    It’s possible she was close. But, not on any list of mine.     

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    black30
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    Sup Actress (2011) was garbage. At least three of the nominees including the inevitable winner deserve deletion in favor of just about anyone else. The two keepers are Chastain and McTeer. 

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    Personal Lineup: 
    1. Melissa McCarthy / “Bridesmaids”
    2. Jessica Chastain / “The Help”
    3. Bryce Dallas Howard / “The Help” 
    4. (tie) Sandra Bullock / “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” & Evan Rachel Wood / “The Ides of March”
    5. (tie) Allison Janney & Cicely Tyson / “The Help”  

    Janet McTeer was the best part of God-awful “Albert Nobbs” but she’s far away from my lineup. And Octavia Spencer was just too obvious choice by the Academy. Anyone could’ve played that part. I consider Bejo as lead. 

    I think the ELAC movie was good for one thing to Bullock. She proved to be someone who’s good at choosing roles after her Oscar win. “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” / “The Heat” / “Gravity” – all of these great roles. I think she become respected in online Oscar circles.  

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    This movie was so bad, I hated it. However Bullock did good with the part she was given. 2011 was a terrible oscar year overall. As much as I love Glenn Close or Michele Williams, none of them were better than Kirsten Dunst in Melancholia or Elizabeth Olsen in Martha Marcy May Marlene. I’d easily replace Glenn and Michelle with Kirsten and Elizabeth.

    And don’t get me started with Jean Dujardin winning.

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    Tye-Grr
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    ^Totally agree, though Lizzie Olsen would’ve *barely* missed my personal lineup, and it was hard cutting her out.

    As for supporting actress, I would’ve had:

    1. Jessica Chastain, ‘Take Shelter’
    2. Carey Mulligan, ‘Shame’
    3. Charlotte Gainsbourg, ‘Melancholia’
    4. Shailene Woodley, ‘The Descendants’
    5. Melissa McCarthy, ‘Bridesmaids’

    6. Octavia Spencer, ‘The Help’
     

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    Morgan Henard
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    This movie was so bad, I hated it. However Bullock did good with the part she was given. 2011 was a terrible oscar year overall. As much as I love Glenn Close or Michele Williams, none of them were better than Kirsten Dunst in Melancholia or Elizabeth Olsen in Martha Marcy May Marlene. I’d easily replace Glenn and Michelle with Kirsten and Elizabeth.

    Don’t forget Tilda Swinton for We Need to Talk About Kevin

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    TomHardys
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    [quote=”tomhardys”]This movie was so bad, I hated it. However Bullock did good with the part she was given. 2011 was a terrible oscar year overall. As much as I love Glenn Close or Michele Williams, none of them were better than Kirsten Dunst in Melancholia or Elizabeth Olsen in Martha Marcy May Marlene. I’d easily replace Glenn and Michelle with Kirsten and Elizabeth.

    Don’t forget Tilda Swinton for We Need to Talk About Kevin. [/quote]

    Yes yes yes.

    Dream 2011 Best Actress Line-Up:

    Rooney Mara, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

    Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene

    Kirsten Dunst, Melancholia

    Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

    either Viola Davis or Tilda Swinton

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    Boidiva02
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    Wasn’t the general consesus that she was mostly overshadowed by the little boy and by Max Von Sydow and that her role left her little to do?    I’ve never seen this movie, I’m only basing it on what I remember reading at the time…

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    Beau S.
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    Melissa McCarthy’s nomination was laughable. What acting was going on there? I wonder what Shailene Woodley did to piss off the voters.

    I know this is a controversial thing to say around here but I thought Viola Davis was supporting in The Help and very worthy of the nod.

    My lineup would have been:

    Bejo
    Chastain
    Davis
    McTeer
    Woodley 

    With either Davis or the sublime McTeer taking it. 

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    TomHardys
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    Remember when Andrew Garfield was snubbed? Same situation as Shailene.

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    Malick
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    This movie was so bad, I hated it. However Bullock did good with the part she was given. 2011 was a terrible oscar year overall. As much as I love Glenn Close or Michele Williams, none of them were better than Kirsten Dunst in Melancholia or Elizabeth Olsen in Martha Marcy May Marlene. I’d easily replace Glenn and Michelle with Kirsten and Elizabeth.

    And don’t get me started with Jean Dujardin winning.

    Whats even worse than all that is The Descendants winning screenplay for that crappy writing over the likes of Moneyball, Tinker Tailor.

    Sandra was quite good, the true standout in EL&IC was Max Von Sydow. That guy killed it. But im also one of the few who really liked the movie.

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    TomHardys
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    I can think about something worse: Michael Fassbender’s snub.

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    Malick
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    ^ Topping that is difficult but if im to mention……Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Pt.2 going home emptyhanded, that should do it.

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