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  • nkb325
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    I really liked this thread where people talk about hypothetical oscar situations but it kind of died out like a month ago, with honestly my post being the last one. Hopefully this one will last.

    What if Jennifer Lawrence had gone supporting for Silver Linings
    Playbook? Could she have taken out the juggernaut that was Anne
    Hathaway?
    I know normally if you can win in lead you can win in
    supporting, but I don’t think I could say confidently that Lawrence
    would have beaten Hathaway. She just had so much buzz from so early on
    and was so out front in the race that I feel like she still would have
    won, and it’s not like she didn’t beat other psuedo-lead performances.

    ^That’s what I asked in the last one, but I was also wondering what people think would have happened if BOTSW was eligible for SAG. Would Wallis have gotten a nom? Maybe even Henry?

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    Mrs. Doolittle
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    Lawrence had just as much buzz as Hathaway. Let’s not be kidding ourselves here. Not to mention Jen took out some heavyweight contenders.

    Wallis would’ve definitely been nominated for the SAG. The actors field always go for indie performances before the Oscars do. She would’ve taken Mirren’s useless slot. Don’t know about Henry though. 

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    Beau S.
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    What if Hillary Swank was in Jennifer Lawrence’s role in Silver Linings Playbook? Would she have won Oscar #3?

    What if Beasts of the Southern Wild came out in November? Would Wallis have more buzz and potentially win?

    If a non-winner was nominated for Best Supporting Actor of 2012 (like Leo or Sam Jackson from Django, Eddie Redmayne from Les Mis, Dwight Henry from Beasts, etc), would they have inevitably won?

    What if HBO TV Movies/miniseries were allowed to compete at the Oscars? Would Julianne Moore/Ed Harris have been nominated and won? Would Pacino have 3 best Actor Oscars? Would Winslet get a second Best Actress Oscar only 2 years after her first? Would Claire Danes, David Strathairn, Guy Pearce, etc. be Oscar winners?

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    Madson Melo
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    Swank winning 3 Oscars in less than 15 years? Riva would be a winner by now, that’s for sure!

    No, Wallis nomination was really because they loved the movie, but there’s no way a child would win this award at the age of 9, not a lead Oscar.

    I don’t know, probably with a nomination for DiCaprio or Sam Jackson, the Weinstein could have made commercials of how they are Oscarless and people could had voted, but for newcomers as Henry or Redmayne? I don’t think so.

    I think I said Moore and Harris would be winners this year, they were overdue in a very well received movie AND playing real life characters. Pacino would have 2, because he wasn’t winning over Firth. Winslet would be a seventh-nominee but not a 2 time winner.

    Of the winners of lead and supporting of the 00’s, I think the only ones that could be a threat for the actual Oscar winners would be:

    Albert Finney, Gathering Storm – overdue actor, brody’s year, a divised field with previous winners as front-runners and he was playing Churchill after all, he would have a pretty good chance of win

    Geoffrey Rush, Life and Death of Peter Sellers – Maybe not enough to beat Ray Charles, but we could have a race back in 2004

    Paul Giamatti, John Adams – already a respect actor playing John Adams in a very acclaimed performance against Penn’s second win? He could’ve won

    Judy Davis, Life with Judy Garland – It was Berry’s year and Davis was far more acclaimed for her role, playing Judy Garland and being Judy Davis, she could have beat Halle.

    Meryl Streep, Angels in America – Tight race with her, possibly, prevailing over Theron

    Laura Linney, John Adams – I know it was the overdue year for Winslet and she would win anyway, but Linney playing a first lady in her fourth nomination would have made a hell of a race in that year

    Jeffrey Wright, Angels in America – Oscar winning performance

    Gena Rowlands, Hysterical Blindness – A big threat for Zeta-Jones’ Oscar

    Mary-Louise Parker, Angels in America – Oscar winning performance part 2

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    nkb325
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    What if Hillary Swank was in Jennifer Lawrence’s role in Silver Linings Playbook? Would she have won Oscar #3?

    What if Anne Hathaway(the original casting) had been in Lawrence’s part for SLP? Would she have won both lead and supporting?

    I haven’t seen RGM but from what I know about the roles there are similarities and I could see Hathaway doing really well. My guess is she would’ve been nominated for both but only won one of them, probably lead, opening supporting for maybe Adams to come in?

    Also what if Mark Wahlberg(original casting) had played coopers character?
    Again my guess is probably a nomination but no way he would be taking down Day Lewis.

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    There was no way Anne Hathaway would have won both.
    Her performance in Les Miserables wasn’t as great as they hype suggested, so I think she would have won Lead whereas Supporting would have been won by Helen Hunt or Sally Field. Amy Adams was good in The Master, but it was NOT an Academy Award winning performance.

    I don’t think Wahlberg would have been nominated. He was nominated once for The Departed, which isn’t even his best performance. He gave Oscar worthy performances in I Heart Huckabees, Invincible, Three Kings, The Fighter (he should have been nominated) and he should have won for Boogie Nights. I don’t think they would have embraced him if he was in SLP. I somehow feel Bradley Cooper only got so much acclaim was because he was a comedic actor who really acted his butt off in one of the best films of the decade. He was excellent, but he only was nominated because the world saw a new side to him.

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    I’m actually curious what the reception would have been if Vince Vaughn and Zooey Deschanel had been cast in SLP, as O. Russell had originally intended.

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    Neither Field or Hunt would’ve won

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    Macbeth
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    Neither Field or Hunt would’ve won

    I did think I was going to get some backlash for this, so I came prepared

    Sally Field is a great actress. Won TWO lead Academy Awards. However, she was a mess in Lincoln, but she was a memorable mess and even at her worst scene, she was better than Jacki Weaver (who I adore as an actress). The Academy very often rewards veterans for sub-par performances. I think she would have rode the “veteran status” to win her third Academy Award which would have made Steven Spielberg smile because after being repeatedly ignored for acting wins, finally two of his actors not only win, but both win their third. I agree that she shouldn’t have won, but she could’ve and if Hathaway did not exist in the race, Field would have been Best Supporting Actress 2012.

    Helen Hunt won a very undeserving Oscar in 1998 for “As Good As It Gets” – she won four Emmys, so basically she was a TV actress who got lucky to be in a film with Jack Nicholson (can anyone tell me why she won for this film? Its unknown to me? If she could win for this, then surely Meg Ryan could have won for any of her films where she acted across from Tom Hanks?). Then Hunt faded into obscurity, acting in odd movies and TV shows. Then she returned with a true-life drama that put her right back on Oscar’s radar. She wasn’t too bad in her performance, but she wasn’t great. Her performance however reminded me of the “New Wave” of winners that the Academy seems to love to choose – indie performances. Christopher Plummer benefited greatly from this, as did Christian Bale and Alan Arkin – they were in independent/arty films that boosted them to wins. Hunt could’ve joined this club. And the Academy didn’t have to be known as those guys who gave Helen Hunt an Oscar for “As Good As It Gets”, but rather those guys who gave Helen Hunt an Oscar for a delightful indie performance.

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    What if Behind the Candelabra was released theatrically in 2012?

    • Would Michael Douglas have taken down Daniel Day-Lewis
    • Would Matt Damon have taken down Christoph Waltz?
    • Would Soderbergh win Best Director?
    • Would the film win Best Picture?
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    Laactingnyc
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    Lawrence had just as much buzz as Hathaway. Let’s not be kidding ourselves here. Not to mention Jen took out some heavyweight contenders.

    Wallis would’ve definitely been nominated for the SAG. The actors field always go for indie performances before the Oscars do. She would’ve taken Mirren’s useless slot. Don’t know about Henry though. 

    Wallis, Henry, and the film were not sag members which means they couldn’t have been nominated

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    Laactingnyc
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    Lawrence had just as much buzz as Hathaway. Let’s not be kidding ourselves here. Not to mention Jen took out some heavyweight contenders.

    Wallis would’ve definitely been nominated for the SAG. The actors field always go for indie performances before the Oscars do. She would’ve taken Mirren’s useless slot. Don’t know about Henry though. 

    Wallis, Henry, and the film were not sag members which means they couldn’t have been nominated

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    Had “Angels in America” been released theatrically, Mary-Louise Parker would be an Academy Award winner. Renee Zellweger would not. 

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    nkb325
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    What if Behind the Candelabra was released theatrically in 2012?

    • Would Michael Douglas have taken down Daniel Day-Lewis
    • Would Matt Damon have taken down Christoph Waltz?
    • Would Soderbergh win Best Director?
    • Would the film win Best Picture?

    You’d think no one could take down Day Lewis, but Douglas also played a real-life person, in a very popular and well-reviewed film, so I actually think he could’ve given him a run for his money to get his second oscar vs. Day Lewis’s third. I don’t think it would have won BP or BD. It may have gotten into BP but I don’t think soderbergh would’ve gotten in. Haneke and Zeitlin were such surprising choices that I feel like they had to really have a lot of support so it would have been hard for someone to take them out.

    I do think however that Damon could and maybe would have won against Waltz. He would’ve been the only non-acting winner, the length of his career could have definitely gotten him the overdue narrative, and he was in a showy real life person against Waltz doing the same thing as in IB.

    What if Lincoln had gone to HBO like Speilberg says it could have? Would the emmy races go the same way I think the oscars would have? I for some reason feel like it would be different not sure why, just feel like Behind the Candelabra would have an esaier way at the emmys than the oscars

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    What if Joaquin Phoenix had not made those “anti-oscar” comments, and actually campaigned throughout awards season last year? would he have won or at least been considered a close second?…

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