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  • Joe Burns
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    Every Oscar year, there is usually one performance or more  that people don’t like and don’t want to win the Oscar, but end up winning anyway. This past year I found McCoanughey, Blanchett, and Leto to all be incredibly deserving and I’m fine, but not happy about Nyong’o’s win.   But is there any lineup of winners that you think that were  unamiously  worthy winners? One of those rare years where there’s no average winners  or rotten   apples  and where you were enthustatic about all of them? 

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    Leo deserved the oscar for Best Actor for Wolf of Wall Street (though McConaughey would’ve been my second choice)
    Fassbender deserved Best Sup. Actor
    Lawrence deserved Best Sup. Actress
    Before Midnight deserved Best Adapted Screenplay
    Captain Phillips deserved Best Film Editing
    Pacific Rim deserved the Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects (will never get over that…) >:(

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    Anthony
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    I think 2007 (Day-Lewis, Cotillard, Bardem, and Swinton) is the most recent and one of the very rare years where I felt all of the winners were the best or at most deserving (I think Bardem was in a close race with Affleck and Wilkinson).

    From there, I have to go back a while:

    I’d say 1990 was a superb year with Irons, Bates, and Pesci all being fantastic wins and then Goldberg being deserving but I preferred Bracco and Bening.

    1989 (Day-Lewis, Tandy, Washington, Fricker)

    1980 (DeNiro, Spacek, Hutton, Steenburgen)

    The more I think about it, it is surprising how little I agree with the Oscars choices.

     

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    Scottferguson
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    Maybe 1927-28, but then there were only two winners, and they had multiple citations.

    The Academy is incapable of choosing correctly. Always have been, always will be. It’s why I am happy with career wins for the wrong film – it’s the only way to right previous wrongs. 

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    Every Oscar year, there is usually one performance or more  that people don’t like and don’t want to win the Oscar, but end up winning anyway. This past year I found McCoanughey, Blanchett, and Leto to all be incredibly deserving and I’m fine, but not happy about Nyong’o’s win.   But is there any lineup of winners that you think that were  unamiously  worthy winners? One of those rare years where there’s no average winners  or rotten   apples  and where you were enthustatic about all of them? 

    Funny. I didn’t want McConaughey to win but with Nyong’o’s victory actually secured the night for me.


    (90)  Actress: Kathy Bates

    (90)  Sup Actress: Whoopi Goldberg

    (13)  Sup Actress: Lupita Nyong’o

    (13)  Actress: Cate Blanchett

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    1982 – Kingsley/Streep/Gossett Jr./Lange is pretty close for me.

    Kingsley and Streep are obviously well-regarded. I know that there are many here who find Lange’s performance to be little more than a make-up for her loss in Frances, but I actually think that she does a great job at adding a great deal of humanity to Julie, as I understood why Hoffman’s character was able to fall so madly for her. And while Louis Gossett Jr. probably isn’t my favorite Supporting performance of the year, he does an adequate job with it and I don’t feel like he necessarily “robbed” anyone of a win (though I’m rather surprised they didn’t just give this to James Mason out of career tribute). 

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    Joe Burns
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    I haven’t seen all the acting nominees, but 1972 is a pretty incredible year: Brando, Minneli, Grey, and Heckard are very deserving winners.  2007 is also quite strong, but I don’t care for Bardem, although I should rewwatch No Country some day.  

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    ETPhoneHome
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    I often find that while I think the winners are deserving most years, I might have picked someone else. This year it was Fassbender over Leto; last year it was Wallis or Riva over Lawrence and the year before it was Oldman over Dujardin, etc. In recent years, 2007 and 2003 both picked my first choice in each acting category.

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    1939

    Robert Donat

    Thomas Mitchell

    Vivien Leigh

    Hattie McDaniel

    1948

    Laurence Olivier

    Walter Huston

    Jane Wyman

    Claire Trevor

    1950

    Jose Ferrer

    George Sanders

    Judy Holliday

    Josephine Hull

    1951

    Humphrey Bogart

    Karl Malden

    Vivien Leigh

    Kim Hunter

    1954

    Marlon Brando

    Eva Marie Saint

    1957

    Alec Guinness

    Red Buttons (sue me)

    Joanne Woodward

    Miyoshi Umeki (so take a number)

     

     

    1958

    David Niven

    Burl Ives

    Deborah Kerr

    Wendy Hiller

    1962

    Gregory Peck

    Anne Bancroft

    Patty Duke

    1966

    Paul Scofield

    Walter Matthau

    Elizabeth Taylor

    Sandy Dennis

    1968

    Cliff Robertson (in ‘smart’ phase)

    Jack Albertson

    Barbra Streisand

    Ruth Gordon

    1969

    John Wayne..that’s right, John Wayne

    Gig Young

    Maggie Smith

    Goldie Hawn

    1971

    Gene Hackman

    Ben Johnson

    Jane Fonda

    Cloris Leachman

    1971

    Marlon Brando

    Joel Grey

    Liza Minnelli

    Eileen Heckart

    1976

    Peter Finch

    Jason Robards

    Faye Dunaway

    Beatrice Straight

    1978

    Christopher Walken

    Maggie Smith

    1980

    De Niro

    Hutton

    Spacek

    Steenburgen

    1982

    Kingsley

    Gossett Jr

    Streep

    Lange

    Whoa I didnt think I agreed this much!

    1984

    F Murray Abraham

    Haing S Ngor

    Sally Field

    Peggy Ashcroft

    1989

    Daniel Day-Lewis

    Denzel Washington

    Jessica Tandy

    Brenda Fricker

    1990

    Jeremy Irons

    Joe Pesci

    Kathy Bates

    Whoopi Goldberg

    1993

    Tom Hanks

    Tommy Lee Jones…well, few knew who Ralph was….then.

    Holly Hunter

    Anna Paquin

    1995

    Nicolas Cage

    Kevin Spacey

    Susan Sarandon

    Mira Sorvino.  (Yup)

    2000

    Russell Crowe (gotta give him props for his snot scenes)

    Benicio Del Toro

    Julia Roberts

    Marcia Gay Harden

    2002

    Adrien Brody

    Chris Cooper

    Nicole Kidman

    Catherine Zeta-Jones

    2007

    Daniel Day-Lewis

    Javier Bardem

    Marion Cotillard

    Tilda Swinton

    2010

    Colin Firth

    Christian Bale

    Natalie Portman

    Melissa Leo

    2011

    Jean Dujardin

    Christopher Plummer

    Meryl Streep

    Octavia Spencer (take another number please)

    I noticed while doing these that some years were really good and other years, pretty bad. Not all of the above were my personal choices but I still thought they were worthy winners. No issues with the 2012/13 winners as well.

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    1952: Humphrey Bogart; Vivien Leigh; Karl Malden; Kim Hunter
    Some might argue that Brando deserved to win, which would have made a sweep in the acting categories for A Streetcar Named Desire, but Brando was even better in On the Waterfront, for which he most deservingly took home the Oscar in 1955. Personally, Bogart’s delightful performance in The African Queen is one of my all-time favorites, and I am very happy that Bogart won an Oscar.

    There are also many years when I agree with as many as three of the wins, but in most years there are at least one and usually two or more wins with which I disagree.

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    The year that comes to mind is 2003. Four performances that I love yet four that many don’t like at all. At least Oscar agreed with me.

    2003
    – Lead Actor:
    Sean Penn, Mystic River
    – Lead Actress: Charlize Theron, Monster
    – Supp. Actor: Tim Robbins, Mystic River
    – Supp. Actress: Renee Zellweger, Cold Mountain
     

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    1952: Humphrey Bogart; Vivien Leigh; Karl Malden; Kim Hunter
    Some might argue that Brando deserved to win, which would have made a sweep in the acting categories for A Streetcar Named Desire, but Brando was even better in On the Waterfront, for which he most deservingly took home the Oscar in 1955. Personally, Bogart’s delightful performance in The African Queen is one of my all-time favorites, and I am very happy that Bogart won an Oscar.

    There are also many years when I agree with as many as three of the wins, but in most years there are at least one and usually two or more wins with which I disagree.

    For sure. I was forced to leave out/not mention some of my all-time, favorite perfs.

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    The year that comes to mind is 2003. Four performances that I love yet four that many don’t like at all. At least Oscar agreed with me.

    2003
    – Lead Actor:
    Sean Penn, Mystic River
    – Lead Actress: Charlize Theron, Monster
    – Supp. Actor: Tim Robbins, Mystic River
    – Supp. Actress: Renee Zellweger, Cold Mountain
     

    In case you are tabulating votes, I agree with three of those wins.

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    [quote=”Morgan_Henard”]The year that comes to mind is 2003. Four performances that I love yet four that many don’t like at all. At least Oscar agreed with me.

    2003
    – Lead Actor:
    Sean Penn, Mystic River
    – Lead Actress: Charlize Theron, Monster
    – Supp. Actor: Tim Robbins, Mystic River
    – Supp. Actress: Renee Zellweger, Cold Mountain
     

    In case you are tabulating votes, I agree with three of those wins.[/quote]

    Which one do you not agree with, and rank that category (1-5) of how you would have voted. Just curious. 

     

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    [quote=”Thespian”]1952: Humphrey Bogart; Vivien Leigh; Karl Malden; Kim Hunter
    Some might argue that Brando deserved to win, which would have made a sweep in the acting categories for A Streetcar Named Desire, but Brando was even better in On the Waterfront, for which he most deservingly took home the Oscar in 1955. Personally, Bogart’s delightful performance in The African Queen is one of my all-time favorites, and I am very happy that Bogart won an Oscar.

    There are also many years when I agree with as many as three of the wins, but in most years there are at least one and usually two or more wins with which I disagree.

    For sure. I was forced to leave out/not mention some of my all-time, favorite perfs.

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    Yes, I noticed you cited a great many of those years when I agreed with Oscar’s picks except there almost always is at least one loser who I though was better than the winner in his or her category. Nevertheless it feels disrespectful and wrong to have to leap over those years when I agree with most of the picks because I don’t agree with just one of the winners.

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