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  • Macbeth
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    #67036

    What if the Oscars weren’t so biased against comedy?

    • What comedy films would have nominations or even won?
    • Which performers in comedy movies would have been nominated or won?
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    #67038

    Funny nominated performers:

    Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids
    Joan Cusack – In & Out
    Renée Zellweger – Bridget Jones Diary
    Robert Downey Jr. – Tropic Thunder
    Meryl Streep – The Devil Wears Prada
    Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia

    Funny winning performances:

    Whoopi Goldberg – Ghost

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    james alexander clim
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    Nathan Lane for The Birdcage and Joe Pesci for My Couisin Vinny come in mind. also Sacha Baron Cohen. he was good in Borat. 
    although they might have missed out because of strong field.
    I think “Bridesmaids” was hurt  by this “bias”. it was a very good movie in a year where weak things like Extremely Loud and War Horse got in.
    also Kristen Wiig would have been a real possibility to get a nod.
    personally I think that the performers are the one who hurt the most. I generally wouldn’t wanna see movie that was actualy made for laughing out loud moments  to get in.
    I think academy nominates good comedies like Hannah and Her Sisters, Tootsie, Prizzi’s Honor, Juno or The Kids are All Right whcih have that sweet dramatic moments and make everything more real. that is why I wanted to see Bridesmaids making it in! it is basically a sort of a sad story told in a very funny way.

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    M H
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    #67040

    Madeline Kahn and Tim Curry both make my All-Robbed Team for Clue. 

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    Carbon Based Lifeform
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    #67041

    BRIDESMAIDS was friggin’ excruciating. If that’s supposed to be the year’s best comedy, no wonder Oscar snubs comedies.

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    Madson Melo
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    #67042

    Reese Witherspoon could have been nominated 2 times prior to Walk the Line: Election and Legally Blonde.

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    Miss Frost
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    #67043

    Rachel McAdams and Tina Fey should’ve gotten a Supporting Actress and Screenplay Nomination for Mean Girls.

    Emma Stone deserved to be nominated for Easy A over Michelle Williams that year.

    Bridesmaids is completely overrated, and it makes me cringe that it got as far as it did. The same goes for the awful (understatement) Juno and Working Girl.

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    1. Rachel McAdams and Tina Fey should’ve gotten a Supporting Actress and Screenplay Nomination for Mean Girls.

    2. Emma Stone deserved to be nominated for Easy A over Michelle Williams that year.

    3. Bridesmaids is completely overrated, and it makes me cringe that it got as far as it did. The same goes for the awful (understatement) Juno and Working Girl.

    1. Agree. Also, Lindsay Lohan should’ve gotten a Golden-Globe nomination, at least.

    2. True. Also, Julianne Moore should have gotten a nomination over Jennifer Lawrence.

    3. The movie itself is overrated, but hands down Melissa McCarthy deserved the Supporting Actress Oscar this year.

    > Juno is NOT a comedy. It has funny moments, but teenage pregnancy is NOT fun.

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    BenitoDelicias
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    Nathan Lane is an awful snub for The Birdcage, comedy bias or not. That’s a nomination that should’ve happened, and it seems like he was very close to it considering the actors were very supporting of The Birdcage that year, they won ensemble and both him and Azaria got supporting nods. Plus huge boxoffice. I still don’t get how he got snubbed.

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    Emmys2011
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    emma stone! … not so muche melissa mccarthy but kristen wigg–now, she WAS great in the most overrated comedy…

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    Bill Murray in Groundhog Day is one of the greatest performances of all time.

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    Miss Frost
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    [quote=”TaraLauder21″]

    1. Rachel McAdams and Tina Fey should’ve gotten a Supporting Actress and Screenplay Nomination for Mean Girls.

    2. Emma Stone deserved to be nominated for Easy A over Michelle Williams that year.

    3. Bridesmaids is completely overrated, and it makes me cringe that it got as far as it did. The same goes for the awful (understatement) Juno and Working Girl.

    1. Agree. Also, Lindsay Lohan should’ve gotten a Golden-Globe nomination, at least.

    2. True. Also, Julianne Moore should have gotten a nomination over Jennifer Lawrence.

    3. The movie itself is overrated, but hands down Melissa McCarthy deserved the Supporting Actress Oscar this year.

    > Juno is NOT a comedy. It has funny moments, but teenage pregnancy is NOT fun.

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    Yes I do completely support McCarthy’s nomination, since she was a great standout and brought a lot of life to the film. I would have even loved to see her win. Other than that, I didn’t think the film was anything original.

    And I didn’t think Juno was meant to be taken seriously with the trite dialogue and performances. But than again it is full and full a drama as well.

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    #67049

    Robin Williams in “Good Morning Vietnam” over Michael Douglas in “Wall Street”

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    #67050

    The First Wives Club would and should have received several nominations.  Also, why wasn’t this movie nominated for Best Ensemble at the SAG Awards?

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    psychadelicboy33
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    The First Wives Club would and should have received several nominations.  Also, why wasn’t this movie nominated for Best Ensemble at the SAG Awards?

    Haha, I love that you brought up this movie! I love the First Wives Club and i totally agree that it deserved a Best Ensemble nod! 

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