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Who came in last place?
Warren Beatty for Bonnie and Clyde
Dustin Hoffman for The Graduate
Paul Newman for Cool Hand Luke
Spencer Tracy for Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
  • OnTheAisle
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    I was thinking that those familiar “Who came in second polls?” are feel good exercises. Rather, speculation of which Oscar nominee squeaked out enough votes to make the ballot but scored at the bottom of the final tally might bring out some interesting opinions.

    First discussion.

    In 1967, Rod Steiger won Best Actor for In The Heat of the Night. Who do you suggest failed to generate interest and came in last on the tally?

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    Eddy Q
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    The only one I haven’t seen from these is Newman in Cool Hand Luke. I’ve been meaning to see it for some time, but haven’t got round to it. He’s the only one not in a Best Picture nominee, but I doubt he was last place, partly because he had three previous nominations and was starting to seem “overdue”. (Of course it would be 19 years after this when he finally won.) Tracy was probably runner-up because it was posthumous and he had a big speech at the end.

    That leaves Hoffman and Beatty. Hoffman’s performance was in some ways showier as he was a 30-year-old playing much younger. Beatty was brilliant in Bonnie and Clyde, but his performance was not the type to draw attention to itself. “Clean” acting such as this often has an uphill battle at the Oscars, especially for men. Not to mention there were many colourful supporting roles in Bonnie and Clyde to distract voters. So Beatty is my guess for last place.

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    Andrew Carden
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    I’m reasonably confident Tracy was indeed runner-up here, perhaps even a close second. I actually think Beatty may have been third, given how uber-aggressively he campaigned for Bonnie & Clyde. Then Newman, already having something of an overdue perception, and Hoffman last.

    OSCAR FLASHBACK: Best Original Song (2003) – A Mighty Wind Blows the Oscars

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