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  • Macbeth
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    #77470

    I really enjoyed the “what if”  thread a while ago, where we discussed hypothetical Oscar situations. I couldn’t find the orignal thread (it was getting crowded anyway), so I thought I’d continue it in a new thread

    I’ll go first:

    What if Jim Carrey was nominated for The Truman Show, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and I Love You, Phillip Morris – would he have won any of them?

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    Zooey the Dreamer
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    No. There is no way he was defeating the winners in these years.
    Benigni was everybody’s favorite in 1999.
    Jamie Foxx was too big to ignire.
    And the third was another lock – Firth.

    What about that: Winslet had two strong performances in 2009 (The Reader and RR). She was a nominee for The Reader, but with the category fraud and the two performances and making it in leading for the performance campaigned supporting etc., she won but she could have actually missed out entirely. What if this had happened? First: who would have won in lead? And then do you believe she would have won in supporting for Carnage no matter what mostly because of that snub?  

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    Macbeth
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    No, I think she would have won for Contagion. Carnage wasn’t seen very widely

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    Laactingnyc
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    If anyone from carnage deserves a nomination it is Jodie

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    Macbeth
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    I think Jodie deserved to have taken Melissa McCarthy’s spot in Supporting Actress

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    babypook
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    #77476

    Contagion?? Contagion????

    Lol. 

    Btw what if my aunt had balls? Would she be my uncle then?

    Kidding, kidding.

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    Macbeth
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    What if Liam Neeson hadn’t dropped out of Lincoln, would he be the Best Actor frontrunner?

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    Madson Melo
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    ^ Without a doubt!

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    Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    #77479

    I really enjoyed the “what if”  thread a while ago, where we discussed hypothetical Oscar situations. I couldn’t find the orignal thread (it was getting crowded anyway), so I thought I’d continue it in a new thread

    I’ll go first:

    What if Jim Carrey was nominated for The Truman Show, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and I Love You, Phillip Morris – would he have won any of them?

    What about Man on the Moon? That, too, was Oscar-worthy. 

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    Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    What if Liam Neeson hadn’t dropped out of Lincoln, would he be the Best Actor frontrunner?

    For now, I can’t picture anyone in that role except for Daniel Day-Lewis. 

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    Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    #77481

    Either Tom Hanks, Nick Nolte, or Edward Norton deserved to win in 1998 over Beningi, no question.

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    Daniel B.
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    #77482

    I really enjoyed the “what if”  thread a while ago, where we discussed hypothetical Oscar situations. I couldn’t find the orignal thread (it was getting crowded anyway), so I thought I’d continue it in a new thread

    I’ll go first:

    What if Jim Carrey was nominated for The Truman Show, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and I Love You, Phillip Morris – would he have won any of them?

    I think Carrey’s best shot at an Oscar was with his only SAG-nominated performance in Man on the Moon, which you did not mention!  However, in “what if” situations, if actors can’t get nominated, I can’t see a likely scenario with them winning.  Also, I don’t Carrey was even close to an Oscar nomination with I Love You Phillip Morris, a role for which he did not receive a single award or nomination.  At least he was a bona-fied contender for his roles in The Truman Show (Globe winner, Chicago Critics nominee), Man on the Moon (Globe winner, SAG nominee, Satellite nominee, Boston Critics winner, Online Critics nominee, Toronto Critics nominee), and Eternal Sunshine (Globe nominee, BAFTA nominee, Satellite nominee, Online Critics nominee, San Diego Critics winner, Washington DC Critics nominee).

    The only scenario I think where Carrey could have possibly upset would have been in an Adrien Brody-esque victory for Man on the Moon in 1999 by splitting the votes of the two clear frontrunners, Denzel Washington and Kevin Spacey. But like I said, without enough support for a nomination, I can’t fathom a way he would have rounded up enough support for a win. 

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    Daniel B.
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    What if Liam Neeson hadn’t dropped out of Lincoln, would he be the Best Actor frontrunner?

    Yes. As soon as it was announced that Neeson was going to be starring in Spielberg’s Lincoln, my immediate thought was “Oscar winner.”  Neeson most certainly gave up a guaranteed Oscar nomination, and a possible win when he backed out of the project. 

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    Daniel B.
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    What about that: Winslet had two strong performances in 2009 (The Reader and RR). She was a nominee for The Reader, but with the category fraud and the two performances and making it in leading for the performance campaigned supporting etc., she won but she could have actually missed out entirely. What if this had happened? First: who would have won in lead? And then do you believe she would have won in supporting for Carnage no matter what mostly because of that snub?  

    According to Academy rules, an actor cannot have multiple nominations in one category in a given year.  If an actor has enough votes to get two nominations in one category, the role with the most votes gets nominated, and the 6th place contender moves up a spot, and gets nominated.

    I think that year Kate Winslet had enough support for both roles that her role in Revolutionary Road was probably in the top 5, and was dropped simply because The Reader had more votes.  I don’t think there was any chance that she was going to miss out entirely.  She was either going to get a lead nomination for Revolutionary Road and a supporting win for The Reader, or a lead win for The Reader, the latter of which obviously ended up happening.

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    Daniel B.
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    Here’s a question: If Ryan Gosling wasn’t nominated for Half Nelson in 2006 (perhaps at the expense of Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat), would he have been nominated for an Oscar for his SAG-nominated performance in Lars and the Real Girl the following year?

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