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  • explorer801
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    What if Edward Norton beats J.K. Simmons?
    Keira Knightley beats Patricia Arquette?
    Rosamund Pike trumps Julianne Moore (God forbid)?

    We’re all thinking so hard about Redmayne vs Keaton! I won’t be surprised if the Academy pulls a fast one on us in another major category…

    What if??? 

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    AMG
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    Just to let you know, this topic of yours has been added to the forum about five times in a row, I’m not sure if you’re aware. 

    But on to the question.

    JK Simmons is the biggest frontrunner of them all, so if Norton somehow manages to beat him to the Oscar, then that will be one of the biggest shocks of recent memory. Everyone (vast majority, before anyone who doesn’t pipes up) loves his performance. There isn’t a massive reason to bet or vote against him now.

    Interesting that you choose Knightley, rather than Streep or Stone. I can’t imagine Knightley being the one to topple Arquette. I would like to think that if anyone could then it would be Stone. She has a meaty scene like Arquette, and is in a big contender for Best Picture, like Arquette. If they massively want to shake it up, then Stone seems to be the way to go. But Arquette is probably more relatable based on her age, and her story, for voters. She is sending her son off to college at the end of the film, her character is a mother, who is trying to do the best for her kids. She is a white middle-aged woman, good God do we all know that voters are white middle aged (ish) men. I imagine her character’s arc of a mother dealing with her relationships and her children is something that voters will identify with a lot more easily than they will with Stone’s character. 

    I would love to see Pike win, because I think her performance is just so on point with the character of Amy in the book. I think most people who read the book could not have imagined a better actress or performance to take on the role of Amy. But, Moore is the one who has the biggest reason this year – she is OVERDUE. She is a beloved actress who has endeared herself even more this awards season. She also has a killer role, packed with emotion and rawness that voters will probably find it hard to resist.

    In answer to your question, WHAT IF? Well, if any do sneak in and win, then it will be a massive shock, with an equal number of people up in arms and people celebrating. And I imagine fake smiles on behalf of Simmons/Arquette/Moore that the cameras will zoom in on for the rest of the ceremony. 

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    ETPhoneHome
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    What if? Well for one, if Simmons loses, I will personally be outraged. He is so much more deserving than any of the other nominees. If Arquette loses, I feel sorry for that winner. Especially if it’s Meryl. Their victory will be tainted by the fact that it was a huge undeserved upset. Considering how winning a supporting Actress Oscar doesn’t ever seem to help anyone’s career, that’s not a good way to go. And I haven’t seen Moore yet. I’m still waiting for its release. If I were to vote right now, I would go for Witherspoon, even though it makes her a two time winner.

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    babypook
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    If any of the above happens, I would first look around to make sure I havent fallen into an alternative universe.

    Although I like Norton as an actor, I’d be upset should he win here, which he wont, because JK an actor we’ve all seen multiple times before, was stellar, and may never have an opportunity like this again. He deserves it.

    Keira? Lol. She has always bugged me. Please no. But I’ll give her props for controlling her underbite in IG.

    If there’s an upset here I’d rather it was Dern. Her scenes are pivotal, and she’s terrific.

    I havent said much about Gone Girl, which reminds me quite a bit of The Game,  THE most preposterous, incredulous screenplay of all time. And Rosamund, made me laugh out loud, once or twice. I know she has fans here however, her intense stares and all.

    I would have replaced her with Oh, say Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, a terrific, unapologetic Sci-Fi with a terrific performance (esp in the first half) from it’s Lead, Scarlett. Of course I know this would probably never happen, since it’s never about simply the performance.

    That would be an upset I’d love to have seen.

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    While I am on board with Simmons winning, I would love to see Ed Norton pull off the upset. The downside is that this might be Simmons’ only chance to win the Oscar, but the big upside is Norton finally has his Oscar.

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    Yes. I do want to see Keira beating them all. I think her performance is the strongest and most relevant to her film. It’s true that she’s simple, and doesn’t have lame actressing scenes like Stone (who I think is pretty mediocre in “Birdman”) or a narrative like Arquette (it’s really her performance which is that good…or just the role, the film making and her presence in the business for decades?), but sometimes simplicity is the winning element. I don’t think that she’s going to beat Arquette, but after I’ve seen “Birdman”, I’m sure she’s pretty much runner-up to her instead of Stone.

    For whatever reason Keira is not liked by anyone here, but I do think that she’s one of the most talented young actresses who deserves an Oscar.

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    babypook
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    Yes. I do want to see Keira beating them all. I think her performance is the strongest and most relevant to her film. It’s true that she’s simple, and doesn’t have lame actressing scenes like Stone (who I think is pretty mediocre in “Birdman”) or a narrative like Arquette (it’s really her performance which is that good…or just the role, the film making and her presence in the business for decades?), but sometimes simplicity is the winning element. I don’t think that she’s going to beat Arquette, but after I’ve seen “Birdman”, I’m sure she’s pretty much runner-up to her instead of Stone.

    For whatever reason Keira is not liked by anyone here, but I do think that she’s one of the most talented young actresses who deserves an Oscar.

     

    Not sure this is the case. People loved her in Atonement, and Pride and Prejudice; even A Dangerous Method and Pirates have brought out her sometimes vocal fans. She’s some posters’ favorite actress.

    As far as I can recall, I’m about the only one who goes after her. I think she’s pretty good in IG actually. And no hissy fit to be seen.

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    [quote=”Vincelette”]Yes. I do want to see Keira beating them all. I think her performance is the strongest and most relevant to her film. It’s true that she’s simple, and doesn’t have lame actressing scenes like Stone (who I think is pretty mediocre in “Birdman”) or a narrative like Arquette (it’s really her performance which is that good…or just the role, the film making and her presence in the business for decades?), but sometimes simplicity is the winning element. I don’t think that she’s going to beat Arquette, but after I’ve seen “Birdman”, I’m sure she’s pretty much runner-up to her instead of Stone.

    For whatever reason Keira is not liked by anyone here, but I do think that she’s one of the most talented young actresses who deserves an Oscar.

     

    Not sure this is the case. People loved her in Atonement, and Pride and Prejudice; even A Dangerous Method and Pirates have brought out her sometimes vocal fans. She’s some posters’ favorite actress.

    As far as I can recall, I’m about the only one who goes after her. I think she’s pretty good in IG actually. And no hissy fit to be seen.

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    I think she’s very powerful in both “Begin Again” and “The Imitation Game”. I cannot wait to see her in the “Laggies”, but so far I’m nominating her for both of her performances. Once again, it’s the simplicity which was so powerful in her performances this year. I adored her in “Atonement” or “Pride & Prejudice” (she was Oscar-worthy in both) and liked her in “A Dangerous Method” “The Duchess” “Edge of Love” or “Never Let Me Go” – but she needed to change genre for a bit.

    Thank God she did. I’m so happy that she’s a two-time Oscar-nominee at the age of 29 (it’s like she’s with us for decades…) and I’m hoping all the best for her if she takes other risks in the future!

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    [quote=”babypook”]

    [quote=”Vincelette”]Yes. I do want to see Keira beating them all. I think her performance is the strongest and most relevant to her film. It’s true that she’s simple, and doesn’t have lame actressing scenes like Stone (who I think is pretty mediocre in “Birdman”) or a narrative like Arquette (it’s really her performance which is that good…or just the role, the film making and her presence in the business for decades?), but sometimes simplicity is the winning element. I don’t think that she’s going to beat Arquette, but after I’ve seen “Birdman”, I’m sure she’s pretty much runner-up to her instead of Stone.

    For whatever reason Keira is not liked by anyone here, but I do think that she’s one of the most talented young actresses who deserves an Oscar.

     

    Not sure this is the case. People loved her in Atonement, and Pride and Prejudice; even A Dangerous Method and Pirates have brought out her sometimes vocal fans. She’s some posters’ favorite actress.

    As far as I can recall, I’m about the only one who goes after her. I think she’s pretty good in IG actually. And no hissy fit to be seen.

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    I think she’s very powerful in both “Begin Again” and “The Imitation Game”. I cannot wait to see her in the “Laggies”, but so far I’m nominating her for both of her performances. Once again, it’s the simplicity which was so powerful in her performances this year. I adored her in “Atonement” or “Pride & Prejudice” (she was Oscar-worthy in both) and liked her in “A Dangerous Method” “The Duchess” “Edge of Love” or “Never Let Me Go” – but she needed to change genre for a bit.

    Thank God she did. I’m so happy that she’s a two-time Oscar-nominee at the age of 29 (it’s like she’s with us for decades…) and I’m hoping all the best for her if she takes other risks in the future![/quote]

    I don’t have a very strong personal preference for who wins Supporting Actress.  I enjoyed each of the performances pretty equally.  And, honestly, I’ve never been the biggest Kiera Knightly fan.  But if I HAD to vote for one, I would probably vote for her this year.  I think, out of everyone, her performance is the tiniest, tiiiiniest bit ahead. 

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    It’s not Edward Norton I would like to see take down the “lock” that J.K. Simmons has (btw, I think he gives an excellent performance!), it’s ETHAN HAWKE!!!!!!! That would be the happiest shock for me! I think he’s equally deserving to Patricia Arquette in her category. His career imo has been much richer than Norton’s or Simmons’.

    I personally think Moore, Simmons and Arquette have absolutely nothing to worry about and will be collecting their Oscars on February 22nd.

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    babypook
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    It’s not Edward Norton I would like to see take down the “lock” that J.K. Simmons has (btw, I think he gives an excellent performance!), it’s ETHAN HAWKE!!!!!!! That would be the happiest shock for me! I think he’s equally deserving to Patricia Arquette in her category. His career imo has been much richer than Norton’s or Simmons’.

    I personally think Moore, Simmons and Arquette have absolutely nothing to worry about and will be collecting their Oscars on February 22nd.

     

    I feel as if I’ve watched him “grow up” on screen…he surprised me in Boyhood, he’s so freaking good. I’ve always enjoyed his work but somehow, I didnt expect to be this impressed. His character is flawed, personable, and true.

    He wont win, but I’m so happy he was nominated.

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    Imagine if Steve Carrell won best actor for Foxcatcher.

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    Imagine if Steve Carrell won best actor for Foxcatcher.

    I would die of laughter.

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    Meryl Streep takes the best supporting actress oscar away from Arquette at the Oscars lmao

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    Imagine if Steve Carrell won best actor for Foxcatcher.

    then I will start believing in God… 

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