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  • Tom O’Neil
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    #40733

    Other than Goldie Hawn, Helen Hunt, Russell Crowe, Sean Penn (Mystic River) and other obvious choices? Personally, I think Glenda Jackson should give back BOTH of hers. (I’ll let Penn keep his trophy for “Milk.”) It was an outrage that voters gave Jack Lemon an Oscar for ranting and ranting and ranting through that unwatchably awful “Save the Tiger.” Lucky for Pacino that he played blind in “Scent” — maybe he never saw it. Oh, please — why give Nicole Kidman an Oscar for one scene in a plastic nose in “The Hours”? ha ha ha ha …

     

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    Ethel Charles
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    #40735

    You’re terrible Muriel.

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    Miss Frost
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    Well obviously Gweneth should give hers to Cate.

    Another obvious one is Sandra, who should give hers to Gabourey, Meryl, or even Carey

    Sean Penn can keep his award for Mystic River, he needs to give the Milk one to Rourke.

    Foster deserved her win for Silence of the Lambs, she should give her Accused one to Close, so she doesnt win this year for a mediocre performance.

     

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    Leo Grant Logan
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    Elizabeth Taylor – “Butterfield 8”

    Jason Robards – “Julia”

    Geena Davis – “The Accidental Tourist”

    Richard Dreyfuss – “The Goodbye Girl”

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    MissyGal
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    Reese Witherspoon and Helen Hunt.

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    Richard LeBeau
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    After the credits rolled on “Dreamgirls,” I leaned over to my friend and said, “Jamie Foxx was so bad in this movie he should be forced to give back his Oscar and then get beaten with it by the Academy.”  For their even more offensively bad post-Oscar careers, Cuba Gooding Jr., Roberto Begnini, and Mira Sorvino should have to give theirs back as well.

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    Morgan Henard
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    – Cher (“Moonstruck”) should give her Oscar to Glenn Close (“Fatal Attraction”). Polar opposite performances, but Cher’s simply doesn’t compare to Close’s. Though I wasn’t even born at the time, research has shown that Close wasn’t even considered a frontrunner.

    – Halle Berry (“Monster’s Ball”) to Nicole Kidman (“Moulin Rouge”), Sissy Spacek (“In the Bedroom”), Judi Dench (“Iris”) or Renee Zellweger (“Bridget Jones’s Diary”). What a travesty. Though Berry has impressed me at times (“Losing Isaiah,” “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge,” “Things We Lost in the Fire”), she blew it big time here. Marc Forster is a great director, but what a mess. Many say the Academy was ready to make history and give an African American actress a Lead Oscar. First off, that should have happened in 1992 (Angela Bassett, “What’s Love Got To Do With It.” Sorry, Holly Hunter.). Secondly, Berry was NOT the actress for this milestone. She’s only given one good performance since winning (“Things…”) and hasn’t even tried to make better choices. I know Witherspoon and Bullock get a lot of flack around here, but at least they have said, “Since winning the Oscar, I’m trying to make choosier choices.” …Something Berry never grasped.

    – Hilary Swank (“Million Dollar Baby”) should give her Oscar to Kate Winslet (“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”). First off, Swank gives one of the greatest performances I’ve ever seen in “Boys Don’t Cry,” and I would never begrudge that win. But her M$B win happened only because of how the role was written. No matter who portrayed Maggie (even Ashley Judd and Sandra Bullock, both of whom turned it down in the early phases), they were going to win. And it would have been great to see Kate win for her best performance, even though Bening was probably second in line to Swank. (Bening is one of those cases where I believe all four times she’s been nominated, she’s placed second.)

    – Sean Penn (“Mystic River”) to Bill Murray (“Lost in Translation”). They were both due and while I enjoyed “Mystic River,” Penn went way overboard. Thankfully he also has an Oscar for his true best performance, “Milk.”

    – George Clooney (“Syriana”) to Paul Giamatti (“Cinderella Man”). They had to give “Good Night, and Good Luck.” something so why not for Clooney’s other film. Poor Giamatti.

    – Adapted Screenplay: Geoffrey Fletcher (“Precious”) to Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner (“Up in the Air”). While “Precious” contained more moving performances, “Up in the Air” contained some of the best dialogue a film-viewer could hear. Between this win and the Editing nomination, the Academy was very on board with “Precious.” Outside of a win for Mo’Nique and a nom for Sidibe, I wouldn’t have given it much else.

    – Nomination-wise, Catalina Sandino Moreno (“Maria Full of Grace”) should give her nomination to Uma Thurman (“Kill Bill: Vol. 2”). No snubbing has ever stung so much. Swank/Bening/Staunton/Winslet/Thurman would have made one of the toughest lineups in years. Moreno didn’t compare to the other four.

    –Morgan 

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    Andrew Pickett
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    There are lots of people that should give back their Oscars but only one that should be made to give his back and that is Mel Gibson.

    When a drugs cheat gets found out after winning at the Olympics their medals are taken back and many British honors are taken away if the person is convicted of a crime. So isn’t it time the Academy took his undeserving Oscars back and delete all mention of him in their records. 

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    TV12
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    There are lots of people that should give back their Oscars but only one that should be made to give his back and that is Mel Gibson.

    When a drugs cheat gets found out after winning at the Olympics their medals are taken back and many British honors are taken away if the person is convicted of a crime. So isn’t it time the Academy took his undeserving Oscars back and delete all mention of him in their records. 

     

    They take the medals away in the Olympics because the drugs influenced the performance. Mel Gibson is a great director and that is why he won and Oscar. But I do agree with you in that he is a shitty person.

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    Scottferguson
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    No one should be forced to give back his or her Oscar. It is a capricious, arbitrary process, and if one went down this road, probably a majority aren’t deserved, at least for the film attached to the win.

     

    And the point about Gibson is completely true (except that I don’t think he deserved to win for Braveheart, but that’s irrelevant). What kind of person he is and his later behavior (and the fact that he made the evil Passion of the Christ) has nothing to do with whether he should have gotten an Oscar.

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    OnTheAisle
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    I understand the Oscar given for make ups and for career. I am irritated when an iconic performance is ignored for a mediocre one.

    In 1954, Judy Garland gave a performance for the ages in A Star is Born. Every moment is spot on. She is thrillingly theatrical. Now more than a half century later, the performance is still fresh and vibrant. To award the work of a miscast Grace Kelly in a stage bound adaptation of a Broadway chestnut so she would look pretty in the Oscar photo op is still disappointing even today. it remains the most egregious Oscar decision.

    My personal irritation is the selection of Sean Penn in Mystic River. After a slew of good, sometimes great work, Penn won for a showy part in a well received movie. However Johnny Depp provided brilliant work in the first Pirates film. He took a piece of Disney fodder and created a masterful piece of comedic genius that lifted a traditional matinee distraction to art. Audiences thrilled to see his performance. The fact the studio executives wanted to fire Depp after seeing early rushes only makes the Oscar more serving to celebrate his vision.

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    Joel Grey winning Best Supporting Actor for “Cabaret” over “The Godfather” trio. I didn`t really care for Joel Grey`s performance or the movie. Pacino, Caan, and Duvall were all great. I think the oscar should have gone to Pacino. Art Carney winning Best Actor for “Harry and Tonto” over Jack Nicholson (“Chinatown”) and Al Pacino (“The Godfather Part II”). Art Carney was good and the movie was ok, but he did not deserve the oscar. Nicholson and Pacino gave great performances in great movies. They were also both in the prime of their careers. I think the oscar should have gone to Nicholson.

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    bracko
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    Roberto Benigni who won two Oscars in 1998.One was too much.Jim Carey should have won.but he wasn’t even nominated. A Beautiful Mind should return all of it’s Oscars (exept maybe for Jennifer Connelly who was snubed a year earlier for Requem for a Dream) and give to some of those amazing films made that year (TLOTR:the fellowship of the ring, Gosford Park,The Royal Tennenbaums, Mulholland Dr, Black hawk Down, Amelie, Ghost World…) But then again Academy has over 5000 members.They vote the way they want. And it’s rarely about the work. And that’s fine cause art cannot be measured anyway. It’s the matter of taste.de gustibus non est disputandum!

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    S. Sadler
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    Judi Dench…love her, but she did absolutely nothing in SIL that warranted a nomination yet alone a win.  This was a career win if ever I’ve seen one.

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    TV12
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    Judi Dench…love her, but she did absolutely nothing in SIL that warranted a nomination yet alone a win.  This was a career win if ever I’ve seen one.

    She should have won in1997 for Mrs. Brown and/or in 2001 for Iris. Those would’ve been deserving.

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