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  • Macbeth
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    First of all, I just need to say this was inspired by the Game Change thread, but I just wanted to make it wider to encapsulate all television films

    What if the television films we’ve seen lately had all been released theatrically? Who would have been nominated and won?

    Here are some suggestions:

    • Julianne Moore (Game Change) would have been nominated for sure, but probably wouldn’t have won and would have been third to Chastain and Lawrence. She would have knocked Quavenzhane Wallis out of the lineup. 
    • Woody Harrelson (Game Change) would have not been nominated, however he would have made it into SAG.
    • Ed Harris (Game Change) would have been nominated without a doubt, and would win (overdue and playing a real person, and the only non-winner in the group). He would have booted Alan Arkin
    • Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra) would have been nominated and been highly competive to win – both he and McConaughey play HIV/AIDS victims in the 80s, and added to this, Douglas played one of the most famous entertainers in history, you have an instant Best Actor winner. He would have knocked Christian Bale out of the lineup. 
    • Matt Damon (Behind the Candelabra) would have been nominated in supporting (classic category fraud) but would not win. He would be a distant second to Leto. He would have knocked Bradley Cooper or Jonah Hill.
    • Claire Danes (Temple Grandin) would have struggled to get nominated, but would get in after making it in at SAG. She would have gained momentum and been a part of a three-way race with Portman and Bening. She would have kicked Michelle Williams or Nicole Kidman out of the lineup. 
    • Jessica Lane and Drew Barrymore (Grey Gardens) would have been nominated, but in different categories. Lange would have been dumped in Supporting, where she would lose to Mo’nique, and had kicked Gyllenhaal out of the lineup. Barrymore would struggle to get into Lead Actress, but would get in through Critics support. She would have kicked Sidibe out of the competition. 
    • Al Pacino (You Don’t Know Jack and Phil Spector) would have made it in both times, but for the latter would have struggled, booting Bruce Dern. For the former, he would have made it in very easily, moving Javier Bardem, Jeff Bridges or James Franco out of the running. He would have had a real race with Colin Firth, with Firth still prevailing 
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    BenitoDelicias
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    These are all good films, but I just don’t see them as Oscar caliber, so maybe lots of campaigning and nominations for the actors but for the films and other categories, not so much. 

    I think Ed Harris is a safe choice for a nomination and in that field, maybe even a win since he would’ve been the only one without an Oscar and be way overdue. Julianne Moore would have been a nominee instead of Wallis.

    I think Barrymore and Danes would have gotten their first Oscar nods, Lange would’ve been a lock for Supporting Actress, possibly Damon too in huge category frauds, of course. 

    Al Pacino for Phil Spector might have gone the way of Thompson and Hanks this year. And in Lead Actor if anybody is 5th, it has to be Bale.

    What these people might have had in their favor is awful nominees like Arkin and Gyllenhaal waiting to be kicked out of those categories where they didn’t even deserved to be considered. 

    I’m very curious to see how Candelabra would’ve done. I don’t think it’s that good and I feel being for television overrated things a bit, as it usually happens. I think crafts were deserving and easy nominations, but director, screenplay, not so much. 

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    Beau S.
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    I stand by my thought that Moore and Harris would’ve been winners for
    Game Change. Election year + prettymuch mocking a famous Republican =
    Hollywood response. I suppose she could have lost to the Lawrence buzz +
    charm machine, but she certainly would have placed higher than Chastain
    (need I remind everybody of that ridiculous torture promotion
    controversy?). I also don’t see how she takes out Wallis who’s film had
    unexpected support and even got a director nod? It seems much more
    likely that she takes out Watts whose film didn’t get a single nominaton
    besides her.

    I think Behind the Candelabra would have mirrored
    BAFTA: Douglas surprisingly snubbed in a hugely competitive field
    (maintaining his perfect Oscar track record) and Damon fraudulently
    nominated in supporting without a win.

    Claire Danes would have taken Nicole Kidman’s spot, no win.

    Barrymore
    and Lange would have been locks for Actress and Supporting Actress but
    neither would win. No way Barrymore takes Sidibe’s spot. Beyond her,
    Precious got nominated for picture, director, supporting actress,
    editing and surprisingly won adapted screenplay. That movie was loved.
    Sidibe was a lock. It’s quite clear that Helen Mirren would’ve been the one to miss.

    Pacino
    would have been a lock for a nomination for You Don’t Know Jack and
    highly competitive for the win. I think he would have gone the way of
    Hanks/Thompson for Phil Spector.

    If Angels in America was somehow
    compressed into a film instead of a miniseries (nearly impossible) then
    I do think it could have won all four acting categories. The only
    reason that aired on television was because it was too long to be a
    movie.

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    Münster
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    I don’t see how Danes could possibly have lost for a role like Temple Grandin, with or without Portman in the race. She would’ve swept the precursors Helen Mirren style, especially in a shit year like that. That was a Streetcar/Monster level explosive actressing showcase that makes Portman’s mediocre at best perf look like child’s play.
     

     

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    Renaton
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    This is nto a popular opinion, but I actually don’t find most of the HBO movies to be very good. Maybe they could’ve been awards players in some capacity with the right campaign, but I don’t really think they would’ve been much of a big deal outside of individual performers (exception being Candelabra, that could’ve really been nominated for tons of stuff).

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    Macbeth
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    Here are some more I came up with:

    • William Hurt (Too Big to Fail) could have easily gotten nominated over Franco, Bardem or Bridges. However, he would not have won. I could see him winning either SAG or BFCA, but Firth’s Golden Globe win would push him to first.
    • David Strathairn (Temple Grandin) could have made it in but would not have won. He would have taken Hawkes’ or Ruffalo’s spot. He would be considered a frontrunner at the beginning of the season, but as Christian Bale picked up awards after awards, he would have been a bridesmaid all year round, with only some critics groups showing support.
    • Kevin Spacey (Recount) would have instantly made it in, but would be behind Sean Penn and Mickey Rourke. However, with him in the race, there would not be a domination by Rourke and Penn, with a scenario with Spacey winning the Globe, Rourke winning the SAG and Penn winning the Oscar. Spacey would have taken Richard Jenkins’ slot
    • Peter O’Toole (Hitler: The Rise of Evil) would have been in a mediocre film, but his performance will be praised and he will have the veteran sympathy, and he would end up sweeping the awards and winning. His film will not receive a single other nomination. Similar to Christopher Plummer’s win. He would have taken Djimon Honsou’s slot
    • Tim Robbins (Cinema Verite) will receive some form of pity for being at a loss to Peter O’Toole years before, so he would receive very few nominations, but out of nowhere he would receive a SAG nomination and win, and thus makes the race between he and Christopher Plummer very tight. However, Plummer would still prevail. Robbins will boot Max Von Sydow or Nick Nolte
    • Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Saddam) will have her miniseries turned into a film, and she would sweet intensely, winning all the precursors, including the Oscar. She would have been the product of acclaim, but also politics as the AMPAS would want to award a Middle Eastern actress. She would have booted Henson or Tomei
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    Scottferguson
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    #138710

    Vanessa Redgrave would have more Oscars than Meryl Streep, including two lead ones.

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    Bill Buchanan
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    I’ve liked a lot of TV movies (not talking about miniseries here), but I’ve never actually seen one, except for maybe Recount, which was worthy of a BP nomination or even close to it. There have been great performances though, I’ll give them that. Julianne Moore is just the most recent example of that.

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    Choice Chayawat
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    Barrymore and Lange (supporting) would have made the cut because that was a lackluster year for lead and supporting actress races.

    Danes would have made it and knock Williams out of the line-up.

    I don’t see Game Change making a dent in the Oscar race.

    Pacino would have been mentioned here and there for You Don’t Know Jack, but wouldn’t have made it all the way. And anything related to Phil Spector would be a non-starter to begin with.

    Behind the Candelabra would do quite well overall, but I’m not sure about Douglas since Lead Actor had many contenders. If he made it, then who would be out? Damon would go supporting and eventually get nominated for Oscar.

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    Turner Unruh
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    I don’t see how Danes could possibly have lost for a role like Temple Grandin, with or without Portman in the race. She would’ve swept the precursors Helen Mirren style, especially in a shit year like that. That was a Streetcar/Monster level explosive actressing showcase that makes Portman’s mediocre at best perf look like child’s play.
     

     

    I agree jared leto  would not be the first my so called life cast member to have an Oscar

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