What are the WORST Cases of Category Fraud at the Oscars Ever?

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  • Tom O’Neil
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    This year Philip Seymour Hoffman and Helen Hunt are guilt of category fraud since they’re lead stars dropping down to supporting. Let’s look back at Oscars history and come up with a list of the WORST cases EVER. We’d like to create a photo gallery of worst examples — Here some starter ideas. What about others?

    Berenice Bejo – “The Artist”
    Hailee Steinfeld – “True Grit”
    Cate Blanchett – “Notes on a Scandal”
    Philip Seymour Hoffman – “Doubt”
    Casey Affleck – “Assassination of Jesse James”
    Jennifer Hudson – “Dreamgirls”
    Jake Gyllenhaal – “Brokeback Mountain”
    Jamie Foxx – “Collateral”
    Catherine Zeta-Jones – “Chicago”
    Jennifer Connelly – “A Beautiful Mind”
    Ethan Hawke – “Training Day”
    Marcia Gay Harden – “Pollock”
    Haley Joel Osment – “The Sixth Sense”
    Martin Landau – “Crimes and Misdemeanors”
    Timothy Hutton – “Ordinary People”
    Al Pacino – “The Godfather”
    Tatum O’Neal – “Paper Moon”

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    Madson Melo
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    #70396

    Abigail Breslin – Little Miss Sunshine
    Julianne Moore – The Hours
    Benicio Del Toro – Traffic AND 21 Grams

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    babypook
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    Anthony Quinn, Viva Zapata
    Patty Duke, The Miracle Worker
    Jason Miller, The Exorcist
    Mariel Hemingway, Manhattan
    Howard E Rollins Jr, Ragtime
    Jessica Lange, Tootsie
    Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, The Color of Money
    Albert Brooks, Broadcast News
    River Phoenix, Running on Empty
    Kevin Spacey, The Usual Suspects

    Some debatable, some co-leads

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    JayDF
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    Great mentions…one I’d like to point out one from back in the day when the studios were in control of which category the academy considered you for and someone didn’t get nominated.  Rosalind Russell missed out on a probable nomination for supporting actress, in 1955 for PICNIC, because she demanded on only being considered a lead actress.  Her quote was something like “I’ve been a star for too many years to downgrade to simply win an oscar.”

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    Logan
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    Hutton, Foxx, Gyllenhaal, Steinfeld, Affleck, Hawke, and O’Neal are the worst cases from that list.

    Outside of that, Tim Robbins is, without question, Penn’s equal in Mystic River. To add some more, Geoffrey Rush in The King’s Speech, Matt Damon in Invictus, George Clooney in Syriana, Streep in Adaptation, Sevigny in Boys Don’t Cry, Juanita Moore for Imitation of Life.   Also, a case can be made that Streep is lead in Kramer vs. Kramer.

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    Macbeth
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    Tom Cruise – Magnolia
    Woody Harrelson – The Messenger
    Javier Bardem – No Country for Old Men
    Casey Affleck – The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

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    Gabriel
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    For me, it’s HAILEE STEINFELD and TIMOTHY HUTTON.

    How can the PROTAGONIST of a film be nominated in the supporting category?! It’s crazy.

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    allabout oscars
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    CATE BLANCHETT…. Notes on a Scandal

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    Gabriel
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    Sevigny in Boys Don’t Cry.

    Sevigny is not the lead of Boys Don’t Cry!

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    Conrado
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    I am totally ok with Catherine Zeta Jones being supporting. 

    There’s also a lot of people that say Forest Whitaker should have been supporting. I really don’t mind him being lead, but why do you think we usually begrudge leads for running in supporting, but not the other way around? 

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    Whatever you say, Viola Davis was anything but the lead in The Help. You could’ve taken her character entirely out and it hardly would’ve made a difference to the storyline.

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    Logan
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    [quote=”LoganKM”]Sevigny in Boys Don’t Cry.

    Sevigny is not the lead of Boys Don’t Cry![/quote]Pretty clear to me that the film is a love story between the two, with Sevigny having a fine amount of scenes without Swank. It isn’t the same thing as Monster, where Ricci is the supporting player to Theron.

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    BenitoDelicias
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    I think the only real 100% perfect examples of those listed are Hailee Steinfeld and Timothy Hutton. In these particular cases you really can’t even consider anything else but fraud. Plus Tatum ONeil for Paper Moon.

    These three frauds exist only to prove that 2003 was so weak that Keisha Castle Hughes managed to get that nomination despite being in the exact same position as Steinfeld and Hutton. In fact, she was in a worse position because Whale Rider as a movie wasn’t going anywhere, it was all her, unlike Paper Moon, True Grit and its 10 nominations or Ordinary People with its easily predicted top awards.

    At least in Foxx’s case, which I do consider fraud, somebody could argue that he was lead by default, he was the one driving the lead around, of course he had that ammount of screentime. The same could be said for the police partner who rides all day with the lead in Training Day.

    But the others are the real stars of the movie, the script and the story, only because they weren’t famous enough they get to be supporting. 

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    babypook
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    ^
    Well, for me Casey Affleck in TAoJJBTCRR is the most egregious example of category fraud I’ve ever personally seen. And he wasnt a minor at the time…..

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    BenitoDelicias
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    Forgot about Affleck. That’s another example. What’s worse in this case is that the other lead in the movie wasn’t going to show up anywhere for awards, so the path was clear for him (unlike Gyllenhaal or Zeta Jones, for example), he didn’t have to compete with a huge star. But of course, when the movie didn’t excite anybody and wasn’t considered a contender for the top awards, he gets to commit fraud because getting in for lead was too much for Affleck and his little movie to achieve.

    Having said that, that’s such an amazing movie that was incredibly underrated and unseen, that I gladly accept this fraud because at least it’s in the books and some people will see it because of that nomination.

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