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  • darthvader12
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    • #10: Richard Burton, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? – Lost to: Paul Scofield, A Man for All Seasons
    • #9: John Travolta, Saturday Night Fever – Lost to: Richard Dreyfuss, The Goodbye Girl
    • #8: Russell Crowe, A Beautiful Mind – Lost to: Denzel Washington, Training Day
    • #7: Liam Neeson, Schindler’s List – Lost to: Tom Hanks, Philadelphia
    • #6: Bill Murray, Lost in Translation – Lost to: Sean Penn, Mystic River
    • #5: Peter O’Toole, The Lion In Winter – Lost to: Cliff Robertson, Charly
    • #4: Dustin Hoffman, Midnight Cowboy – Lost to: John Wayne, True Grit
    • #3: Denzel Washington, Malcolm X – Lost to: Al Pacino, Scent of a Woman
    • #2: Edward Norton, American History X – Lost to: Roberto Benigni, Life Is Beautiful
    • #1: Al Pacino, The Godfather: Part II – Lost to: Art Carney, Harry and Tonto

    Note: Feel free to write your list of the Top 10 Best Actor Nominees Who Should Have Won

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    OnTheAisle
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    Chronologically
    1939 Clark Gable in Gone with the Wind lost to Robert Donat in Goodbye, Mr. Chips
    1940
    Henry Fonda in The Grapes of Wrath lost to James Stewart in The Philadelphia Story
    1943
    Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca lost to Paul Lukas in Watch on the Rhine
    1951
    Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire lost to Humphrey Bogart in The African Queen
    1959
    Jack Lemmon in Some Like It Hot lost to Charlton Heston in Ben Hur
    1966
    Richard Burton in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? lost to Paul Scofield in A Man for All Seasons
    1968
    Peter O’Toole in The Lion in Winter lost to Cliff Robertson in Charly
    1974
    Al Pacino in The Godfather Part II lost to Art Carney in Harry & Tonto
    1996
    Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire lost to Geoffrey Rush in Shine
    2003
    Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl lost to Sean Penn in Mystic River

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    babypook
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    Trying not to repeat….

    William Powell, The Thin Man loses to Clark Gable in It Happened One Night; not that I begrudge Gable’s win.

    Rex Harrison’s win for My Fair Lady, and his “talk-singing” (although better than lip-syncing perhaps?) to everyone else nominated with him; Burton/O’Toole Becket, Sellers Dr Strangelove, Quinn, Zorba the Greek

    Robert De Niro, Raging Bull, winning over…..kidding, kidding….

    Wins I find ‘irksome’ but not specifically underserving:

    Penn over Rourke
    Hoffman over Ledger
    Dujardin over Bichir
    Redmayne over Keaton

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    OnTheAisle
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    Hoffman over Ledger

    Great call!

    I am glad Philip Seymour Hoffman won an Oscar. He is very good in Capote.

    Yet, there is something so heartbreaking in Heath Ledger’s performance in Brokeback Mountain that feels like truth. That deep desire to love and be loved while not feeling worthy is so real here.

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    babypook
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    Hoffman over Ledger

    Great call!

    I am glad Philip Seymour Hoffman won an Oscar. He is very good in Capote.

    Yet, there is something so heartbreaking in Heath Ledger’s performance in Brokeback Mountain that feels like truth. That deep desire to love and be loved while not feeling worthy is so real here.

    There’s no denying that Hoffman was a terrific thespian. Loved him in his early films, such as Twister and The Talented Mr Ripley. But c’mon. His mumble-mouthed, frozen-faced Capote wasn’t my favorite perf that year. Not by a mile. Lol!

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    AugB
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    10. Heath Ledger – Brokeback Mountain
    9. Joaquin Phoenix – The Master
    8. Spencer Tracy – Father of the Bride
    7. Paul Newman – The Hustler
    6. Peter O’Toole – The Lion in Winter
    5. Laurence Olivier – Richard III
    4. Richard Burton – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    3. Marcello Mastroianni – A Special Day
    2. Humphrey Bogart – Casablanca
    1. Al Pacino – Dog Day Afternoon

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    Andrew Carden
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    1. Anthony Hopkins, The Remains of the Day
    2. Nick Nolte, Affliction
    3. Montgomery Clift, A Place in the Sun
    4. Richard Burton, Becket
    5. William Holden, Network
    6. Peter Finch, Sunday Bloody Sunday
    7. Robert De Niro, The Deer Hunter
    8. Al Pacino, The Godfather Part II
    9. Morgan Freeman, The Shawshank Redemption
    10. Dustin Hoffman, Tootsie

    OSCAR FLASHBACK: Best Original Song (1967) – Burt Bacharach vs. Baloo the Bear: The Ultimate Showdown

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    Problemchild
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    1. Al Pacino, The Godfather Part II
    2. Denzel Washington, Malcolm X
    3. Edward Norton, American History X
    4. Robert De Niro, Taxi Driver
    5. Tom Hanks, Cast Away
    6. Daniel Day-Lewis, Gangs of New York
    7. Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain
    8. Richard Burton, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    9. Marlon Brando, A Streetcar Named Desire
    10. Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave

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    thatfilmgirl
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    Chiwetel Ejiofor for 12 Years A Slave 100% should’ve won over McConaughey. Otherwise I haven’t seen enough of the winning/nominated performances to say.

    I haven’t seen Milk (for whatever reason) so I don’t know if I can say Brad Pitt should’ve won for Benjamin Button over him, but Brad Pitt should’ve won for Benjamin Button.

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    Eddy Q
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    In chronological order, and limiting myself to cases where I’ve actually seen the respective winning performance:

    Peter O’Toole – Lawrence of Arabia
    Peter Sellers – Dr. Strangelove
    Robert De Niro – Taxi Driver
    Albert Finney – Under the Volcano
    Max von Sydow – Pelle the Conqueror
    Nigel Hawthorne – The Madness of King George
    Richard Farnsworth – The Straight Story
    Geoffrey Rush – Quills
    Joaquin Phoenix – The Master
    Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave

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