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Supporting Ladies #9 – Amy Adams or Viola Davis in “Doubt”?

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    #181370

    “MEAN GIRLS” POLL RESULTS
    1. Rachel McAdams ‖ 83% 
    2. Lizzy Caplan ‖ 17%

    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%)
    7# “12 Years a Slave” – Lupita Nyong’o (55%) vs. Sarah Paulson (45%)
    8# “Mean Girls” – Lizzy Caplan (17%) vs. Rachel McAdams (83%)

    SUBMITTED IDEAS FOR THE POLL SERIES
    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 & 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”
    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”

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    Halo_Insider
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    Some other suggestions:
    – Diane Keaton & Talia Shire in “The Godfather: Part II”
    – Julie Harris & Jo Van Fleet in “East of Eden” (I guess, by the way she’s credited, that some could consider Harris a co-lead, but I thought of her as supporting when watching it)
    – Celeste Holm & Thelma Ritter in “All About Eve”
    – Diane Cilento & Edith Evans & Joyce Redman in “Tom Jones”

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    Rooney Moore
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    Viola.
    But not because of her acting ability.The material that have been given her was so strong, I don’t think that leaves much room for her talent. She still nailed it though
    And Amy Adams is just… Amy Adams. I don’t see any award-worthy for her in here. They both should be grateful to Meryl Streep for their nomination

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    Troy
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    Davis, who I strongly feel should have won the Oscar over the blah Cruz performance.

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    babypook
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    Anyone have any theories as to why Amy Adams received a nomination for this?

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    Troy
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    Anyone have any theories as to why Amy Adams received a nomination for this?

    I don’t mind Adam’s nomination.  She was good and captured the essence of the Sister James character and her innocence/naivity very well.  She has some wonderful scenes and plays off Streep and Hoffman very well.  I think the nomination is worthy.   It’s definitely nowhere near one of the WTF?? nominations like Catherine Keener in Capote, for example.   

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    Red Duke Mata
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    Viola Davis was superb with her screentime..especially against Meryl.  She was great!

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    Eddy Q
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    This is by some measure Adams’s least deserving Oscar nomination, but mostly because her other 4 are so good! She is ideal for the role of Sister James, but she’s not especially well directed and overdoes the wide-eyed “innocence”, and I occasionally find her shriller than the role requires. Viola Davis simply had better material in a shorter space of time, turning the whole ethical perspective of the film on its head and stealing the show. She would’ve made a more deserving “one-scene Oscar winner” than Beatrice Straight, who is very moving in Network but has slightly less of an impact in the narrative of her film.

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    Viola.

    Amy was dreadful and in no way deserved a nomination. 

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    I think Davis’ cameo is nice and powerful, but
    far from being “supporting” or worthy enough for Oscar consideration. It’s the
    easiest thing to make a huge impression on the audience with such a juicy
    scene-stealing few minutes on screen, but what I really support, if someone, without
    all the juiciness and baity scenes, is a great supporting presence all the way
    through. And it’s Adams for me. I kinda dislike both of Viola’s Oscar
    nominations for “The Help” and “Doubt”, but I do think she’s worthy in movies such
    as “Won’t Back Down” and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby”.

    I probably rank Adams second to Cruz, and it’s
    also her second best performance to her “Junebug” one in my opinion. So Adams.

    The 75%-25% results is a bit unfair.

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    Some other suggestions:
    – Diane Keaton & Talia Shire in “The Godfather: Part II”
    – Julie Harris & Jo Van Fleet in “East of Eden” (I guess, by the way she’s credited, that some could consider Harris a co-lead, but I thought of her as supporting when watching it)
    – Celeste Holm & Thelma Ritter in “All About Eve”
    – Diane Cilento & Edith Evans & Joyce Redman in “Tom Jones”

     

    Thank you for the suggestions! I will definitely include them!

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    Davis for sure, although I like Adams and the film more than most. It’s a hell of a baity scene, but actors botch baity scenes all the time. Davis brought even more to the scene than is on the paper.

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    Atypical
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    Queen Viola

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    FilmGuy619
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    I went with Davis. She may have only had about 8 minutes, yet she underwent such a powerful arc. Adams was good, but at times I felt her performance was a bit too on-the-nose.

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    babypook
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    I think Davis’ cameo is nice and powerful, but
    far from being “supporting” or worthy enough for Oscar consideration. It’s the
    easiest thing to make a huge impression on the audience with such a juicy
    scene-stealing few minutes on screen, but what I really support, if someone, without
    all the juiciness and baity scenes, is a great supporting presence all the way
    through. And it’s Adams for me. I kinda dislike both of Viola’s Oscar
    nominations for “The Help” and “Doubt”, but I do think she’s worthy in movies such
    as “Won’t Back Down” and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby”.

    I probably rank Adams second to Cruz, and it’s
    also her second best performance to her “Junebug” one in my opinion. So Adams.

    The 75%-25% results is a bit unfair.

    You make it sound as if Viola’s part is what made her performance; that she was ‘walked’ through it simply based on a prop. She had to deliver even if this is true.

    Amy bugged me considerably in this. I wanted to smack her in the mouth. And that’s not the response her character is suppose to elicit, is it? Megan Fox might have done a better job.

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