Was Edward Norton’s ‘American History X’ nomination a suprise?

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  • Beyonce
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    #171453

    he missed BAFTA and GG noms and was only nominated for 2 critics awards. discuss

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    outsider
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    #171455

    I was young and didn’t have internet access back then (now everything gets over-analyzed and it feels like everyone has a chance), but from what I read and watched on tv, I remember that it was a huge surprise.

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    manakamana
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    Yep! I’m not quite sure how it happened.

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    Eddy Q
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    #171457

    He didn’t get nominated for SAG either – Joseph Fiennes from Shakespeare in Love got in instead.

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    TomHardys
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    #171458

    One of those cases where the “fuck the precursors” mentality prevailed. And gladly so. His performance spoke for itself. And it should be that way every year.

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    babypook
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    He showed up here and there with “lesser” awards groups and with “better” tastes. When he was nommed by Chlotrudis, I figured that was the kiss of death for his perf.

    When I think about who won that year, with his ostentatious, flatuent presence, I shake my head. Lol.

    Imo Norton was as good or better than everyone he was nominated with. My personal choice that year was Ian McKellen, but Ed’s intense, transformative perf is a very close second. A win would  not have been undeserved.

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    I watched the movie a few years after Norton’s nomination and I was really impressed. You can say it was a flashy performance but I thought it worked. It definitely made you pay attention.

    I remember there were reports about the trouble he had with the director. Apparently they didn’t hurt him.

    I also remember a critic on tv stating that’s it’s typical of the Academy to snub someone like Jim Carrey (he even won the Golden Globe) in favor of an intense, serious actor like Norton.

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    vinny
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    Honestly didn’t pay too much attention to awards back then but after watching that movie, I would be surprised if he wasn’t nominated.

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