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  • Sab227
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    #145727

    The Hours was a fantastic film but should it have won more than Best Actress like Picture, Adapted Screenplay etc. , should have Meryl Streep been nominated, and should have Nicole Kidman won for Lead or Supporting?

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    Beau S.
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    #145729

    Should have been recognized for:

    Best Picture (nominated)
    Best Director (nominated)
    Best Actress (nominated for Kidman, 3rd to Moore and Lane)
    Best Actress (nominated for Streep, 5th to Moore, Lane, Kidman and Zellweger)
    Best Supporting Actress (nominated for Moore only because of Far From Heaven in lead instead, 2nd to Streep for Adaptation)
    Best Supporting Actor (nominated for Harris, 3rd to Cooper and Walken)
    Best Adapted Screenplay (won for David Hare)
    Best Original Score (won for Philip Glass)
    Best Production Design (nominated)
    Best Makeup (nominated)
    Best Costume Design (nominated)
    Best Film Editing (nominated)

    12 nominations, two wins

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    Junk
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    #145730

    ^Didn’t it actually get nominated for all of those minus Streep?

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    babypook
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    #145731

    Well, I loved the score from Phillip Glass. No issues with Nicole winning, Good adaptation from David Hare…but would not have nominated Ed Harris (think he took a spot from Far From Heaven and maybe Road to Perdition)and I personally didnt care for Meryl’s “Clarissa”. Thought she was considerably better in Adaptation,

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    Icky
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    #145732

    Maybe I was too tied to the source material, but I thought it was a mangled, cheesy, almost offensive adaption. It does look like a masterpiece in comparison to Daldry’s succeeding movies however. Nods for Kidman and Moore I can semi support. 

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    Joe Burns
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    #145733

    Rewatchs are always needed, but I found the film dull and I had a hard time caring about any of the three women.  I didn’t find Meryl or Ed Harris credible and Kidman was good, but it felt too underdeveloped to really stand out. Moore’s storyline was the most solid, but I wasn’t that amazed by it either.  Overall, I just felt the movie didn’t connect the three storylines together very well and I hard time connecting to any of them. 

    But I will rewatch it one day!  

    P.S:  The score would have made a very deserving Oscar winner.  

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    Jason Travis
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    Loved Kidman- deserved all the way. I just wish there were MORE segments involving her. The Virginia Woolf story was the most interesting and to me, best parts of the film. I would have liked to see more of the relationship between Virginia and her sister (and Miranda Richardson was brief but so wonderful). I liked Streep and Moore, felt Harris was a bit too much. The score and editing both would have won in my book; the film didn’t need Best Picture though, I thought Chicago was deserving and The Pianist right after.

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    KT
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    #145735

    That score!  How was it not nominated?

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    Joe Burns
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    KT: It was nominated, but lost to Frida. 

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    #145737

    ^^^ Oops. I misremembered. Lord of the Rings was the one that wasn’t nominated (due to temporary rule for sequels). I know a lot of people loved the Frida score. Pretty strong competition in this category.

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    Laactingnyc
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    #145738

    One of the best films i’ve ever seen. I read the novel and the movie made me feel the same way as i did when reading the book. This film should have swept with nominations and definitely should have won more than 1 oscar. 

    Should have won for

    Best Picture
    Best Director
    Best Actress
    Best Supporting Actress – Julianne Moore
    Best Supporting Actor
    Best Film Editing
    Best Screenplay
    Besr Original Score

    8 Oscars

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    Graeme O’Neil
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    #145739

    Just add it to Julianne’s “owed” list. 

    Although, it should be noted, that Catherine Zeta-Jones totally deserved to win for “Chicago”. No issue there.  Julianne’s role in “The Hours” was lead, and she should have been a double nominee in lead and won for “Far From Heaven”. 🙂 

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    benbraddock
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    #145740

    One of my favorite films!!!!!

    I would’ve nominated THE HOURS for……

    Best picture
    Best director
    Best actress Streep
    Best actress Kidman
    Best sup actress Moore
    Best sup actress collette
    Best sup actor Harris
    Best sup actor dillane

    Best adapted screenplay
    Best score
    Best art direction
    Best costumes
    Best film editing

    Winning picture director Kidman Moore Harris screenplay and Philip glass’ magnificent score

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    CAROL-CHANNING
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    #145741

    I was a teenager when The Hours came out.  I felt very deep and important when I saw it in the theatre haha.  i haven’t seen it in years.  i’d love to see if it still holds up.  That score was so robbed of the Oscar.  It’s iconic.

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    K-Hole
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    #145742

    Yeah, I’ve always loved Kidman’s pitch-perfect performance in this film, which for me proved that she could be a very good actress.

    I agree that Miranda Richardson was remarkable and memorable too, as was Julianne Moore. Three fantastic performances.

    And I think Philip Glass is an artistic genius.

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