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  • FilmGuy619
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    #198556

    Lately, I’ve been reflecting on how Mila Kunis’ post-Black Swan career was slightly rocky and feel that her Oscar snub was a definite setback for her career since she hasn’t been able to capitalize on her dramatic promise since then. 

    I thought she was such a lock for a nod, yet when she was snubbed, I wondered “How did that happen?” I wonder why they showered it with major noms without recognizing the Black Swan herself that was essential to the main character’s transformation?

    Thoughts? 

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    ENGLAND
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    #198558

    She did absolutley nothing in Black Swan. Barbra Hershey would have made a better nominee but she wasn’t worthy either imo.

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    manakamana
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    #198561

    Mila Kunis was great, but I think voters in general needed to like the movie a little more than they actually did to get a performance like that in. People forget it only got 5 nominations and also missed stuff like screenplay, costumes and sound.

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    Jalal Haddad
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    #198562

    I agree with the above comments that if a supporting performer was nominated it should have been Barbra Hershey.

    The Academy has a bias against television actresses. Mila Kunis, Jennifer Aniston, and Shailene Woodley were all eventually left out when so many were predicting them.

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    jf123
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    #198563

    I think they maybe just didnt take her seriously. If I remember correctly, she released Friends with Benefits, which looked awful from the trailers, was released at that time. And they may have also just viewed her as that girl from the teen sitcom

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    DamianWayne
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    #198564

    They really should have. Especially over the boring performance of HBC.

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    KyleBailey
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    #198565

    I agree with Barbra Hershey being the stand out player of the Supporting ladies but I think Kunis was sidelined as Jacki Wever came into the conversation. I wasn’t big into the race like I am now in 2010 but when Wever kept popping up at award shows I was very confused who she was or what movie she was in so I have no idea when Wever really got into the race but I feel like she was the one to steal the thunder.

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    Alex Bustillos
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    #198566

    Jacki Wever really came out of nowhere. A nice surprise.

    I also think Barbara Hershey shoulda been nominated, but along with Kunis. Both did a great job on the movie in various degrees. 

    Kunis actually had a similar story as Andrew Garfield. Both were getting a lot of attention but at the Oscars, both were snubbed.
     

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    KyleBailey
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    #198567

    I will never forget the morning of noms sitting in my living room with my jaw dropped to the floor over Garfield and Kunis’ snubs 

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    babypook
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    #198568

    I have absolutely nothing against Kunis and I love how she kept a relatively straight face in Jupiter Ascending. She was terrific in her TV show too.

    But I remember people calling for her Oscar nod in BS and I scratched my head and then laughed, because I think it’s pretty cool when we back our faves based on nothing really. Lol. Not true but I hope I’m making my point.

    Natalie bugged me in that role but, good for her. She didnt give my favorite perf that year in her category and I was rooting for at least two others over her…pathetic hope really in an attempt to make it more interesting…

    The biggest ‘joke’ in Supporting is Hailee Steinfeld. Kunis instead? Lolol. NO.

    If I were giving an Oscar to anyone in this film it would be Darren Aronofsky, and Andrew Weisblum for Editing over the guys at TSN.

     

     

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    babypook
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    #198570

    Andrew Garfield didn’t deserve anything. I have no idea why he was praised so much for that role. Jacki Weaver didn’t come out of nowhere, if I can recall. She had many critics awards nominations, however, she came out of nowhere for that abysmal and disgusting nomination for Silver Linings Playbook. Ugh God.

     

    Lol!

    My guess is that it’s Garfield’s sexual appeal to some of his audiences.

    To be fair, I did notice him in his very early work: Boy A. Highly recommended. And also, Lions For Lambs, where he holds his own with Robert Redford.

    After that, well, I hope he continues to do well.

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    Jw79bull
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    #198571

    Well when she speaks, people hear Meg Griffin…so that’s why she will never win any awards 🙂

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    Riley
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    #198572

    I have no idea how Mila Kunis got that far when she did nothing in Black Swan to deserve it, but it sometimes takes the Oscars to be the sensible ones and stop contenders in their tracks.  Of course, the Oscars went way overboard with Black Swan, nominating it for only five after BAFTA and Critics’ Choice both did twelve, the former including Barbara Hershey, so that is a shame.

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    #198573

    Well when she speaks, people hear Meg Griffin…so that’s why she will never win any awards 🙂

    I want her to win and Seth MacFarlane be the host and when Mila is giving her speech he go “Shut up Meg” 

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    RobertPius
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    #198574

    Jackie Weaver actually did pretty well in the critics awards. She won LA and National Board of Review and came in third at the National Society. (3 of the 4 big awards) so she did have some momentum. 

    I’d guess Kunis was probably 6th and just got pushed out by the Stenfeld category fraud. Probably no big conpiracy just the way the votes fell. Oh, and I’d guess Hershey probably took away from her vote total a bit.  

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