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Supporting Ladies #7 – Lupita Nyong’o or Sarah Paulson in “12 Years a Slave”?

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    “THE HELP” POLL RESULTS
    1. Jessica Chastain â€– 43% 
    2. Octavia Spencer â€– 38%
    3. Bryce Dallas Howard â€– 19%

    SUPPORTING LADIES POLL SERIES
    Previous Results
    1# “Birdman” – Emma Stone (60%) vs. Naomi Watts (40%)
    2# “Gone Girl” – Carrie Coon (74%) vs. Kim Dickens (26%)
    3# “Into the Woods” – Anna Kendrick (37%) vs. Meryl Streep (63%)
    4# “Black Swan” – Barbara Hershey (56%) vs. Mila Kunis (44%)
    5# “Gone with the Wind” – Hattie McDaniel (71%) vs. Butterfly McQueen (29%)
    6# “The Help” – Jessica Chastain (43%) vs. Bryce Dallas Howard (19%) vs. Octavia Spencer (38%)

    SUBMITTED IDEAS FOR THE POLL SERIES
    (Some of the ideas were a little bit tricky, like we will maybe do another type of voting once, such as voting on women from not only the same film, but right now, I would like to keep this thematic, and have women from the same film fighting for your votes. Also for the Supporting Actress Poll Series, performances like Streep’s in “The Devil Wears Prada” or Collette’s in “Little Miss Sunshine” are a bit weird to consider as supporting performances, because they were mainly campaigned for the Lead Oscar nomination – Streep even made the cut there – so I would like to follow the real-life submissions with the polls as well. Thank you for the understanding.)

    Miriam Margolyes & Winona Ryder in “The Age of Innocence” 
    Kate Hudson & Frances McDormand in “Almost Famous”
    Thora Birch & Mena Suvari in “American Beauty” 
    Cameron Diaz & Catherine Keener in “Being John Malkovich”
    Rose Bryne & Melissa McCarthy in “Bridesmaids” 
    Michelle Pfeiffer & Uma Thurman in “Dangerous Liaisons” 
    Amy Adams & Viola Davis in “Doubt” 
    Amy Adams & Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”
    Sally Field & Robin Wright in “Forrest Gump” 
    Helen Mirren & Maggie Smith & Kristin Scott Thomas in “Gosford Park”
    Jessica Chastain & Mackenzie Foy in “Interstellar”
    Ellen Burstyn & Cloris Leachman in “The Last Picture Show”
    Samantha Barks & Anne Hathaway (& Amanda Seyfried) in “Les Misérables”
    Lizzy Caplan & Rachel McAdams in “Mean Girls”
    Jennifer Connelly & Emma Watson in “Noah”
    Rosemarie DeWitt & Debra Winger in “Rachel Getting Married”
    Virginia Madsen & Sandra Oh in “Sideways”
    Jessica Lange & Teri Garr in “Tootsie”
    Marisa Tomei & Evan Rachel Wood in “The Wrestler”

    – Please be patient about these ideas, we will have all these battles, as I’m planning to do this game forever, really. 

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    Alisha
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    Paulson by faaaar

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    babypook
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    “…as I’m planning to do this game forever, really”

    Lol!

    A little more screen time for Paulson and I’d say this is no contest.

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    When I watched the movie, I thought that
    it’s an okay, average, and not a groundbreaking film. But I do feel the same
    about most Oscar-winner films in the Best Picture category, so I’m fine with
    it. I think the only BP-winners I liked in the last few years were “Argo” and “Slumdog
    Millionaire”.

    Before I’m sharing my choice, I need to
    say it out loud that it’s Chiwetel Ejiofor, who’s performance is the
    star-making and outstanding one, not Nyongo’s, not Paulson’s and definitely not
    Fassbender’s (who I think is terrible in this film). He deserved his Oscar
    nomination very much, and he was even worthy for the win (my choice is
    DiCaprio, though). He was “12 Years a Slave” alone.

    I dislike Lupita’s Oscar win, due to the
    fact that she had barely anything to do on screen. I admit it that her
    character, Patsey is very likeable, powerful character and that Nyong’o managed
    to do what she can in ten minutes of screen time, but that doesn’t scream Oscar
    for me. There were so many other great supporting female performances out there
    that year. June Squibb, Sally Hawkins, Lea Seydoux, Melonie Diaz, Scarlett
    Johansson and Julianne Nicholson were all worthy for consideration, while Oscar
    front-runners Nyong’o and Lawrence were fine, but in my honest opinion, not
    Oscar-worthy.

    Sarah Paulson is great in her few scenes,
    but intentionally (they didn’t want competition for Lupita, so they didn’t let
    Paulson act that much) her performance is also not enough to impress me the way
    I want to be impressed by watching a movie or a performance.

    I vote for Paulson, because she is not over
    praised for her performance, as Lupita.  I
    wish Paulson would do more worthy films, she has much more talent than most
    Oscar-winners, she just really needs a real chance to prove it (maybe “Carol” –
    or it’s going to about Rooney Mara in supporting?). As of Lupita, I wish her
    all the best, too. Even if I don’t like her win. 

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    babypook
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    I guess you can make a case for an actor’s personal life being irrelevent. But it never is for me. Lupita is an animal-parts wearer. I dont like that in anyone. But the kicker for me is that, she is the new ‘face’ of a skin care company who made their initial mark with a skin-lightening cream.

    Good luck to you, Lupita.

    Btw, for what it’s worth, the two BP winners you mentioned are at the very bottom of the pile for me, and mostly for political reasons.

    I feel so badly for those kids in Slumdog (I’ll keep Danny Boyle out of my comment for now). I’m fairly certain that it was Irrfan Kahn who donated his entire salary to those kids, one of whom was later sold by her parents because they had nothing to eat.

    And Argo, is a pile of s h i t.

    If you’re at all interested in what really happened during that time, (since it probably isnt possible to travel back in time to witness it yourself, and the history books are unreliable depending on the author), check out Our Man in Tehran.

    I know films dont have to be ‘accurate’, but c’mon now Ben.

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    Malick
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    As chilling as Sarah was, my vote goes to Lupita. Her performance was astonishing.

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    Atypical
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    Lupita Nyong’o. Stellar debut performance and one of my favorite Oscar wins of last year.

    I thought that Sarah Paulson was fine here, but after finding out that Vera Farmiga lobbied hard for this role, I’m more curious to see what she could have done with it.

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    Sarah Paulson 

    I didn’t think Nyong’o did anything special. I am not implying any political motivation behind her win, or any of this white guilt malarkey, its just she was a breakout star in the BP winner. The problem was she really didn’t do anything special. She had like one big scene, and I think three or four scenes where she didn’t do anything but react to what others were saying or doing. I didn’t think he performance was terrible, because she did what the role required – but I don’t think the role was ever meant to be Oscar pedigree, which is probably why a virtual unknown was cast in the role, and by some chance, she was the breakout star.

    Paulson didn’t have much screentime, I agree. But she was a villainous presence, and I just liked her better. I don’t think either one would come near my personal ballot in any case. 

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    I guess you can make a case for an actor’s personal life being irrelevent. But it never is for me. Lupita is an animal-parts wearer. I dont like that in anyone. But the kicker for me is that, she is the new ‘face’ of a skin care company who made their initial mark with a skin-lightening cream.

    Good luck to you, Lupita.

    Btw, for what it’s worth, the two BP winners you mentioned are at the very bottom of the pile for me, and mostly for political reasons.

    I feel so badly for those kids in Slumdog (I’ll keep Danny Boyle out of my comment for now). I’m fairly certain that it was Irrfan Kahn who donated his entire salary to those kids, one of whom was later sold by her parents because they had nothing to eat.

    And Argo, is a pile of s h i t.

    If you’re at all interested in what really happened during that time, (since it probably isnt possible to travel back in time to witness it yourself, and the history books are unreliable depending on the author), check out Our Man in Tehran.

    I know films dont have to be ‘accurate’, but c’mon now Ben.

    I loved both films. You cannot convince me. The thing with the kids is sad, but Danny Boyle isn’t the one to blame. Or do we expect that directors will make a living to all actors after their films? I mean will Paul Greengrass feed Barkhad Abdi from now on just because he starred in his film? 

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    I loved both performances equally. But Paulson was chilling so I went for her. 

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    bump

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    FilmGuy619
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    I went with Lupita, even though I am still on the fence between the two. Nyong’o’s performance was quite powerful and Paulaon made the most of her limited screen time. Idk, my opinion tends to change each time I think about it.

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    Anonymous
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    Well at first it seemed like it’s going to be 50-50, but Lupita is stronger by each hour. 🙂 

    Who do you prefer? Vote! 🙂

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    Noé
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    Surprised by the support for Sarah Paulson, really?

    I’d vote even first for Adepero Oduye or Alfre Woodard. I don’t know. Her presence to me was like a piece of wood trying to be villainous.

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    Surprised by the support for Sarah Paulson, really?

    I’d vote even first for Adepero Oduye or Alfre Woodard. I don’t know. Her presence to me was like a piece of wood trying to be villainous.

    It’s interesting as I think Adepero Oduye gave the worst performane of the film. Woodard was amazing as usual, much better than Lupita and Sarah for sure. 

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