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  • nkb325
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    obviously there’s more to oscars then just the actual work, and sometimes awards are given to kind of makeup for a recent (a lot of the time only a year ago) loss when some people thought they should have won

    Some examples i’ve heard of are Russel Crowe winning for Gladiator the year after losing for The Insider, Bette Davis winning for Dangerous the year after only getting a write-in nomination for Of Human Bondage, and Jimmy Stewart winning for The Philadelphia Story after losing for Mr Smith Goes to Washington. I think the second two even admitted that’s probably why they won

    So I don’t know that many examples and the ones I do know are all actors, but I’m sure this happens all the time in other categories too, any examples?

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    Baby Clyde
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    #101182

    The most obvious recentb example is Judi Dench’s Supporting win after losing Best Actress the year before.

    Joan Fontaine’s win for ‘Suspicion’ is generally seen as a make for losing for ‘Rebecca’ and Jeremy Irons was undoubtedly helped by not even being nominated the year before for ‘Dead Ringers’.

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    Miss Frost
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    Another immediate obvious one would be Renee Zellweger’s win. It was an obvious makeup for snubbing her three years in a row before. (I am including her snubbed performance in Nurse Jackie.)

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    Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    I think that Paul Newman won Best Actor for “The Color of Money” because he lost for “The Hustler”, which is, IMO, his best performance.  

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    babypook
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    Well, they say that Rod Steiger won for In the Heat of the Night because he lost the year(s) before for, I think it was Dr Zhivago. But I might be wrong about that because, it doesnt ‘sound’ right. Could have been another film, like The Pawn Broker.
    Also that Ledger won because he passed away. Just two examples but really, what I dont really like about these kinds of speculations is that, there just is no way to prove that their win was a ‘makeup’. Plus, it rather diminishes the perf and the actor who did win and for whatever film. I mean, Rod and Heath were both incredibly good.

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    babypook
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    I think that Paul Newman won Best Actor for “The Color of Money” because he lost for “The Hustler”, which is, IMO, his best performance.  

    Well, the farts were never going to give a young, great-looking male an Oscar for that and then, but he put two great perfs together before his win in Absence of Malice, and The Verdict, the latter which I felt Lindsay Crouse’s short turn was spectacular. Mason is great too, 

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    Stardust
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    There shouldn’t be a doubt that Ledger won because he passed away. No one should ever think that that kind of film, a superhero film, would normally garner a nomination for any actor, much less ever win. Even in an impossibly weak year, it’d be very improbable.

    Some people were actually expecting Tom Hardy or Hathaway to get nominated for DKR, give me a break. Put things into perspective; that’s why people get deluded into thinking if it happened once (or recently), it’ll happen again [similarly, with the snubbed director’s film winning picture, and a film scoring the 4 acting categories, people are actually predicting it to happen again this year, with the ensemble films; or that since a 22 year old won last year, the next young actress to be nominated has a high chance of winning]

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    Halo_Insider
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    Well, they say that Rod Steiger won for In the Heat of the Night because he lost the year(s) before for, I think it was Dr Zhivago. But I might be wrong about that because, it doesnt ‘sound’ right. Could have been another film, like The Pawn Broker.
    Also that Ledger won because he passed away. Just two examples but really, what I dont really like about these kinds of speculations is that, there just is no way to prove that their win was a ‘makeup’. Plus, it rather diminishes the perf and the actor who did win and for whatever film. I mean, Rod and Heath were both incredibly good.

    I think it might have been The Pawnbroker, pook. He managed to win the Silver Bear for it, and probably would have won Best Actor if it hadn’t been for Lee Marvin.    

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    Was Russel Crowe really expected to win in 1999?
    I don’t think the Oscar for “Gladiator” was a Make Up win.

    Same could be said about Kidman then. Or Meryl, obviously.

    Though it’s not that easy. The Academy doesn’t think “Oh, you were great! But we couldn’t give you an Oscar this time, so you’ll get it later!”
    Where is Glenn Close’s Oscar after her loss to Cher? Where’s Annette Bening’s after she lost to Hilary Swank twice?
    Just two examples.

    All in all the roles for The Hours (famous writer!), Cold Mountain, The Reader (Nazi!) and The Iron Lady (famous controversal politician!) were even more baity than Moulin Rouge!, Chicago, Little Children and Julie&Julia imo.

    And I’m sure the Academy is not sorry for giving “Crash” BP, because they simply refused to give it to Brokeback Mountain, what nearly all the other awards ceremonies did.

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