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  • SeunO
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    Four reasons why the Academy are sometimes discredited…

    But I ask what would have happened if these mistakes were not made?

    (This doesn’t mean that they were necessarily mistakes by the way…)

    If:

    1. Gwenyth Paltrow hadn’t have won?
    2. Julia Roberts hadn’t have got an Overdue Oscar?
    3. If Halle Berry hadn’t won?
    4. If Hilary Swank hadn’t won for Million Dollar Baby?
    5. If Reese Witherspoon hadn’t have won (ew!)?
    6. If Kate Winslet was nominated for the Reader for Best Supporting Actress (The Reader) and Best Actress (Revolutionary Road)?
            – Who wouldn’t have been nominated for Best Supporting Actress?
            – Who would have won Best Actress?
    7. If Sandra Bullock hadn’t have won (ew!)?
    8. If Roberto Benigni hadn’t have won in 1998?
    9. If Russell Crowe hadn’t have won in 2000 and Benicio del Toro was nominated for Best Actor in 2000?
    10. Who would have won Best Supporting that year?

    * Bonus question = 
    11. If Katherine Hepburn hadn’t got an Overdue Oscar in 1967?

    Enjoy!
     

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    SeunO
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    My picks:

    1. Cate Blanchett all the way!
    2. Ellen Burstyn – 2nd Oscar
    3. Sissy Spacek – 2nd Oscar (still like Berry though)
    4. Kate Winslet
    5. Felicity Huffman
    6. – Taraji P. Henson
        – Oh wait that would make 5 nominees! – but I would say Angelina Jolie would have gone and Streep would have won
    7. Streep probably would have got her third Oscar but could have gone to Mulligan
    8. Edward Norton
    9. Benicio del Toro or Tom Hanks – 3rd Oscar
    10. Willem Dafoe
    11. Anne Bancroft 

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    Trent
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    1. The world would be a better place.
    2. I’d be sad.
    3. Viola Davis would’ve won in 2012.
    4. Annette Benning would have an Oscar.
    5. The world would be a MUCH better place.
    6. Marisa Tomei sadly would not have been nominated. There would be no change in Best Actress (that was a dumb question). She would have won supporting, Meryl would have won lead.
    7. That was a deserved win.
    8. A deserving actor would’ve won.
    I don’t know the last two.

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    SeunO
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    1. The world would be a better place.
    2. I’d be sad.
    3. Viola Davis would’ve won in 2012.
    4. Annette Benning would have an Oscar.
    5. The world would be a MUCH better place.
    6. Marisa Tomei sadly would not have been nominated. There would be no change in Best Actress (that was a dumb question). She would have won supporting, Meryl would have won lead.
    7. That was a deserved win.
    8. A deserving actor would’ve won.
    I don’t know the last two.

    Interesting that you opted for Tomei rather than Henson
    That question was a mistake will change it 

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    SeunO
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    1. The world would be a better place.
    2. I’d be sad.
    3. Viola Davis would’ve won in 2012.
    4. Annette Benning would have an Oscar.
    5. The world would be a MUCH better place.
    6. Marisa Tomei sadly would not have been nominated. There would be no change in Best Actress (that was a dumb question). She would have won supporting, Meryl would have won lead.
    7. That was a deserved win.
    8. A deserving actor would’ve won.
    I don’t know the last two.

    Interesting that you opted for Tomei rather than Henson
    That question was a mistake will change it 

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    SeunO
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    [quote=”beausalant”]1. The world would be a better place.
    2. I’d be sad.
    3. Viola Davis would’ve won in 2012.
    4. Annette Benning would have an Oscar.
    5. The world would be a MUCH better place.
    6. Marisa Tomei sadly would not have been nominated. There would be no change in Best Actress (that was a dumb question). She would have won supporting, Meryl would have won lead.
    7. That was a deserved win.
    8. A deserving actor would’ve won.
    I don’t know the last two.

    Interesting that you opted for Tomei rather than Henson
    That question was a mistake will change it [/quote]

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    My picks:

    1. Cate Blanchett all the way!
    2. Ellen Burstyn – 2nd Oscar
    3. Sissy Spacek – 2nd Oscar (still like Berry though)
    4. Kate Winslet
    5. Felicity Huffman
    6. – Taraji P. Henson
        – Oh wait that would make 5 nominees! – but I would say Angelina Jolie would have gone and Streep would have won
    7. Streep probably would have got her third Oscar but could have gone to Mulligan
    8. Edward Norton
    9. Benicio del Toro or Tom Hanks – 3rd Oscar
    10. Willem Dafoe
    11. Anne Bancroft 

    Norton wouldn’t have won, his nomination was an out of nowhere type deal (though that might have helped him).  McKellen would be my guess as the likely winner with Benigni not around

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    SeunO
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    [quote=”Nues20″]My picks:

    1. Cate Blanchett all the way!
    2. Ellen Burstyn – 2nd Oscar
    3. Sissy Spacek – 2nd Oscar (still like Berry though)
    4. Kate Winslet
    5. Felicity Huffman
    6. – Taraji P. Henson
        – Oh wait that would make 5 nominees! – but I would say Angelina Jolie would have gone and Streep would have won
    7. Streep probably would have got her third Oscar but could have gone to Mulligan
    8. Edward Norton
    9. Benicio del Toro or Tom Hanks – 3rd Oscar
    10. Willem Dafoe
    11. Anne Bancroft 

    Norton wouldn’t have won, his nomination was an out of nowhere type deal (though that might have helped him).  McKellen would be my guess as the likely winner with Benigni not around[/quote]

    Thinking about it now I see how that would have worked.
    I haven’t seen Mckellen in Gods and Monsters but have heard he’s amazing have seen Norton and thought he was great though

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    tonorlo
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    1. Cate Blanchett would have won (hot new star, carried Best Picture nominee).
    2. I remember the general feeling being more one of “the time has come” for Roberts rather than that she was “overdue.” “Erin Brockovich” was seen far and wide as a career peak for her; this was not seen as the Academy lowering the bar in order to let a popular starlet join the club (cough, cough, Witherspoon). Roberts had really been a hot commodity throughout the ’90s, and she had momentum from Day One for “Erin Brockovich.” At any rate, if not Roberts, Ellen Burstyn probably would have won pretty handily.
    3. Sissy Spacek; had frontrunner status up until the SAG Awards.
    4. Actually, it probably would have been Annette Bening; much was made of the fact that she and Swank were in competition side-by-side again (the first time being in ’01). Winslet and Staunton were third place alternates, and Moreno was the dark horse.
    5. Felicity Huffman was truly the only other viable candidate this year; the distant pecking order would have been Theron, Knightley, Dench.
    6. Winslet probably would have won Best Supporting Actress; it was the more inherently “baity” role of her two big pictures that year. Henson probably would have missed out on her nomination; Tomei was an Oscar veteran, and had been nominated only seven years earlier. Winslet was such a juggernaut that year that I could see her being nominated for “Revolutionary Road” for Best Actress in place of her actual “Reader” nomination. It makes sense to surmise that Streep might have eked out a win for “Doubt” under the circumstances, but Winslet had such momentum that I can actually imagine a scenario in which Winslet and Streep might have split votes and opened things up for Anne Hathaway…
    7. Meryl Streep most likely would have won. Sidibe and Mulligan had lost their momentum by Oscar night, and Mirren was choice filler.
    8. Ian McKellen, with Nick Nolte as a viable alternate.
    9. Ed Harris was probably next in line. Hanks had two Oscars, although the enthusiasm for his performance was fairly strong at the time. Bardem was unknown, and Rush never had a chance.
    10. Albert Finney, the Max Von Sydow of this particular race. Dafoe (who would have been my choice that year) just never had the momentum to translate into an Oscar win.

    11. Faye Dunaway probably would have won. It’s hard to gauge just what the Academy’s feelings for “The Graduate” were; several big nominations, but only one (albeit major) win, Bancroft had won just a few years before, and there is still to this day a nagging question as to whether she’s a legitimate lead or a supporting player in the film. Audrey Hepburn’s nomination came for a thriller, a genre usually treated with cool detachment by the Academy. The person who should have won this Oscar in a cakewalk, Edith Evans, unfortunately never had a chance, as her film never came close to catching the necessary fire needed to get her the win.

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    SeunO
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    1. Cate Blanchett would have won (hot new star, carried Best Picture nominee).
    2. I remember the general feeling being more one of “the time has come” for Roberts rather than that she was “overdue.” “Erin Brockovich” was seen far and wide as a career peak for her; this was not seen as the Academy lowering the bar in order to let a popular starlet join the club (cough, cough, Witherspoon). Roberts had really been a hot commodity throughout the ’90s, and she had momentum from Day One for “Erin Brockovich.” At any rate, if not Roberts, Ellen Burstyn probably would have won pretty handily.
    3. Sissy Spacek; had frontrunner status up until the SAG Awards.
    4. Actually, it probably would have been Annette Bening; much was made of the fact that she and Swank were in competition side-by-side again (the first time being in ’01). Winslet and Staunton were third place alternates, and Moreno was the dark horse.
    5. Felicity Huffman was truly the only other viable candidate this year; the distant pecking order would have been Theron, Knightley, Dench.
    6. Winslet probably would have won Best Supporting Actress; it was the more inherently “baity” role of her two big pictures that year. Henson probably would have missed out on her nomination; Tomei was an Oscar veteran, and had been nominated only seven years earlier. Winslet was such a juggernaut that year that I could see her being nominated for “Revolutionary Road” for Best Actress in place of her actual “Reader” nomination. It makes sense to surmise that Streep might have eked out a win for “Doubt” under the circumstances, but Winslet had such momentum that I can actually imagine a scenario in which Winslet and Streep might have split votes and opened things up for Anne Hathaway…
    7. Meryl Streep most likely would have won. Sidibe and Mulligan had lost their momentum by Oscar night, and Mirren was choice filler.
    8. Ian McKellen, with Nick Nolte as a viable alternate.
    9. Ed Harris was probably next in line. Hanks had two Oscars, although the enthusiasm for his performance was fairly strong at the time. Bardem was unknown, and Rush never had a chance.
    10. Albert Finney, the Max Von Sydow of this particular race. Dafoe (who would have been my choice that year) just never had the momentum to translate into an Oscar win.

    11. Faye Dunaway probably would have won. It’s hard to gauge just what the Academy’s feelings for “The Graduate” were; several big nominations, but only one (albeit major) win, Bancroft had won just a few years before, and there is still to this day a nagging question as to whether she’s a legitimate lead or a supporting player in the film. Audrey Hepburn’s nomination came for a thriller, a genre usually treated with cool detachment by the Academy. The person who should have won this Oscar in a cakewalk, Edith Evans, unfortunately never had a chance, as her film never came close to catching the necessary fire needed to get her the win.

    Interesting.
    I like what you said about Katherine’s win and the 2008 race. 

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    Trent
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    Taraji P. Henson had a SAG nomination, and was in a bigger movie. That’s why I went with her.

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    2008 Supporting Actress: Yeah, it would have been Tomei knocked out, though she was a previous nominee and Henson was a newcomer,  Henson had more precursor support and was in a Best Picture nominee.  Which would have been a shame because Tomei was the best out of the five easily.  Winslet would have easily won

    2008 Lead Actress: I’m not sure that Winslet would have won for Revolutionary Road if she had been up for that instead of The Reader.  RR got nothing other than the random Michael Shannon nomination and a couple of techs, whereas The Reader got Picture, Director and Adapted Screenplay nominations (puke).  That said, Doubt was also considered a dissapointment, and Winslet had the momentum.  Could we have seen a double win for her?

    2000 Actor/Supporting: If Crowe and Gladiator weren’t around, I think we would have seen Del Toro actually win Best Actor if he had been nominated there instead of in Supporting.  Traffic would have run away with Best Picture with no Gladiator and Del Toro could have rode that momentum, and he did win the SAG in Lead that year.  Harris was a surprise nominee ( I know Marcia Gay Harden got in and won for the same movie after being a surprise nominee, but Supporting Actress has been more prone to that sort of thing than Lead Actor).  Hanks already had two, though he would have had a shot as well.  Bardem and Rush were non-factors.

    As for Supporting, Finney would have taken it easily with Del Toro in Lead.

     

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    1.She would eventually be nominated and win for something else.
    2.she would eventually win an overdue oscar anyway.
    3.Yes Viola Davis would have won in 2012
    4.Annette Benning would have won
    5.Huffman would take it.
    6.Meryl would win and wouldn’t win in 2012, then Viola would win. Winslet would win in supporting
    7.Mulligan would win
    8.
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    10.

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    I love the “(ew)” alongside the names Witherspoon and Bullock LOL. I couldn’t agree more both were underserving to say the least.

    1. Cate Blanchett would have won
    2. Ellen Burstyn would have won
    3. Sissy Spacek would have won but i wish that halle and Sissy could have just tied. They both deserved to walk away with a gold statue that year
    4. I know the concensus is that Benning would have won but i disagree. I think Imelda Staunton would have won. That director nom meant alot i think, and she had won several big awards that year. An her film was the one film that pulled at ur heartstrings and made you cry and i think that would have won over the academy big time.
    5. Huffman all the way. She was riding high that year Desperate Housewives was the “it” show on tv with such high ratings, she won the emmy as well.
    6. Good question but hard to answer. Ummm, I think of the supporting ladies, Marisa Tomei or Viola would have missed. I can’t image Taraji P. Henson missing. There was just too much support for the “Benjamin Button” that year to ever doubt her nomination. Taraji was making it that year no matter what. Meryl i think would have won for lead. An if anyone is missing in Lead its Melissa Leo. Clint was just coming of “Iwo Jima” so he still had lots of good will which helped “Changeling”. Angelina was just coming off her snub for arguably her most critically praised performance for “Mighty Heart”. She was making it for sure.
    7. Again Meryl, but if not it would have been a photo finish between Carey & Gabourey.
    8. It really could have been any of the other men. I’ll go with Nick Nolte only because Coburn had the supporting oscar locked up and its possible it could have swept Nick in with him. Im really not sure im reaching at this point.
    9. Benicio del Toro would have won lead but a case can definately be made for Ed Harris.
    10. Albert Finney would win, again because of the support for his film and the fact that he hadnt been nominated in ages and he was  well known actor who had working for decades and was now a veteran.

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    Honestly, I don’t have a problem with Witherspoon winning since she was the second best performance in 2005 (imo) and that was such a weak year for the nominees, come on, nominate Judi Dench, Keira Knightley and Charlize Theron over Gwyneth Paltrow, Joan Allen and Ziyi Zhang? and I don’t even wanna talk about the incredible Vera Farmiga that got out of the race practically unoticed.

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