March 4, 2014 at 1:13 pm #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?March 4, 2014 at 1:23 pm #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 winsMarch 4, 2014 at 1:39 pm #145730
^Didn’t it actually get nominated for all of those minus Streep?March 4, 2014 at 2:10 pm #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,March 4, 2014 at 3:14 pm #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.March 4, 2014 at 4:44 pm #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.March 4, 2014 at 5:01 pm #145734
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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FYC: Derbyite of the Year, 2017March 4, 2014 at 5:32 pm #145735
That score! How was it not nominated?March 4, 2014 at 5:36 pm #145736
KT: It was nominated, but lost to Frida.March 4, 2014 at 6:25 pm #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.March 4, 2014 at 6:31 pm #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 Supporting Actress – Julianne Moore
Best Supporting Actor
Best Film Editing
Besr Original Score
8 OscarsMarch 4, 2014 at 6:34 pm #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”. 🙂March 4, 2014 at 7:42 pm #145740
One of my favorite films!!!!!
I would’ve nominated THE HOURS for……
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 art direction
Best film editing
Winning picture director Kidman Moore Harris screenplay and Philip glass’ magnificent scoreMarch 4, 2014 at 8:40 pm #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.March 4, 2014 at 9:28 pm #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.