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Why hasn’t Jennifer Jason Leigh been able to follow Stallone’s overdue path?

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  • RobertPius
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    Especially among weak competition. (granted I haven’t seen the film so my opinion is uninformed.)

    An LA theatre is having JJL film festival the next three weeks or so. I guess the theatre owners are trying to stir interest. 

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    Stronger competition + Competing with lead performances + very controversial character in a not well-liked Tarantino film + not so well-know or iconic enough (for the general audience). 

    I think she would be extremely deserving, but unfortunately I put her 4th as of her chances. 

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    babypook
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    Unfortunately H8ful8 didnt fare well with the box office. The Weinsteins basically, ‘bailed’ on her imo.

    I’m glad that new audiences are discovering her, because she can do pretty much anything, play any character, and do it with ease.

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    Philip
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    And she isn’t exactly overdue.

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    Rooney Moore
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    Because she’s a woman.

    And unfortunately not half as popular as Rocky.

    She would have stood a stronger chance had only acting branch voted for the winner. But the way things go on these days, she doesn’t have enough mainstream popularity.

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    RobertPius
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    And she isn’t exactly overdue.

    Well neither is Stallone and yet he has managed to get an overdue narrative going.  

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    Philip
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    And she isn’t exactly overdue.

    Well neither is Stallone and yet he has managed to get an overdue narrative going.  
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    He’s more of a comeback, not overdue.

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    Moviebuff22
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    Stallone has a very meaty role and is playing one of the more iconic characters in cinema. JJL was really good but isn’t as big a name as Stallone also. A lot of today’s actors grew up watching the rocky movies and rambo

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    montana82
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    Because of awards season group think.  You have shady organizations pretty much deciding the winners now and the Academy goes a long with it like lemmings.

    In this underwhelming field with 2 frauds I’d vote for JJL in a heartbeat.  But sadly voters don’t take risks anymore.

    I can’t even believe Vikander is winning for one of the worst “Oscar” movies I’ve seen in years.  Just seeing Redmayne in that wig causes me to giggle.

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    Moviebuff22
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    Because of awards season group think.  You have shady organizations pretty much deciding the winners now and the Academy goes a long with it like lemmings.

    In this underwhelming field with 2 frauds I’d vote for JJL in a heartbeat.  But sadly voters don’t take risks anymore.

    I can’t even believe Vikander is winning for one of the worst “Oscar” movies I’ve seen in years.  Just seeing Redmayne in that wig causes me to giggle.

    I don’t think Vikander is the lock she’s made out to be. Winslet or Rooney Mara could win and I wouldn’t be remotely surprised. Winslet outshone Fassbender in SJ and Mara is the deserving winner but she doesn’t have the in your face personality like Jennifer Lawrence that the academy seems to love

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    seabel
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    To answer your question, because she has never played an iconic character. Stallone will always be Rocky Balboa. That helps with your name, sudden recognition and a big xtc.

    Why is she not the frontrunner? Well, she could be, but the sad organization named SAG did not see the movie in time to vote, because it seems they’re only interested in watching screeners instead of going to the cinema and enjoy the cinematic experience, and she’s also facing FRAUD LEAD PERFORMANCES IN SUPPORTING such as Mara and Vikander.

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    Andrew Carden
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    And she isn’t exactly overdue.

    Indeed. Also, it’s a rather divisive performance. I know some folks loved her but I found her borderline Razzie-worthy. That, and Tarantino-directed actors don’t win Oscars unless their name is Christoph Waltz.

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    Hubert_K
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    She is overdue. She gave incredible performances long time ago but didn’t gry any recognition. Stallone is overrated for his role in Creed. He didn’t do anything awards worthy.

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    KyleBailey
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    Jennifer Jason Leigh has been overdue for a nomination but I don’t think alot of general audience members really knew who she was sadly. For someone who has been churning out great work for a few decades now, she really has deserved getting recognition that is well overdue since her snub for Georgia in 95. 

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    Agreed that nobody thinks Stallone is overdue an Oscar.  But he’s an industry veteran (15 years JJL’s senior) who has been very visible and very successful in Hollywood for 4 decades.  And he’s finally grown into a role tailor-made for his skills and the public’s nostaliga.

    JJL has never made anything resembling a “hit” in Hollywood.  She’s got tons of indie cred and has been a critical darling for a long time, but this is AMPAS we’re talking about–they’re less likely to be impressed by that than an icon of Sly’s stature.  

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