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    I brought this up because I started thinking about how Eddie Murphy got a BAFTA nomination for Shrek and it got me wondering if the Oscars will ever do it. There are many voice over performances that were overlooked despite being worthy, such as Scarlet Johansson in Her. Does anybody think it will ever happen? I know this topic was random but I was curious. I surprisingly couldn’t find an already existing forum about it.

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    Anonymous
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    Sadly no…

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    No. Nor should any effort be made to include them.

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    It’d have to be a truly amazing, off the charts performance, but it could happen.

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    No. Nor should any effort be made to include them.

    why no effort? Do you seriously think ScarJo and the Murphy weren’t worthy?

    And I think there is a possibility since BAFTA has done it.

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    why no effort? Do you seriously think ScarJo and the Murphy weren’t worthy?

    And I think there is a possibility since BAFTA has done it.

    BAFTA was once their own man.

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    Bee
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    Eddie Murphy would’ve been a fantastic nominee and winner. Damn you, Jim Broadbent. He made Donkey iconic and the best part of the Shrek series. And he was Oscar worthy for The Nutty Professor, it was comedic gold!

    But no, a voice over nomination will never happen.

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    Anonymous
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    What if Daniel Day Lewis and Meryl Streep voiced over in a critically acclaimed pixar movie that made  billion dollars and had a chance for a best picture nomintion because it was the best pixar movie ever? I know that speific scenario won’t happen, but could something similar to that ever happen?

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    What if Daniel Day Lewis and Meryl Streep voiced over in a critically acclaimed pixar movie that made billion dollars and had a chance for a best picture nomintion because it was the best pixar movie ever? I know that speific scenario won’t happen, but could something similar to that ever happen?

    Now you’re just making me think of Daniel Day-Lewis or Meryl Streep in a Pixar movie which would be the greatest thing ever and the universe would implode upon itself because it happened.

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    Do I think it should happen? Yes. Eddie Murphy and I dare even say Mike Myers should have been easy nominees and even winners in their respective categories for the first Shrek movie, as well as Jeremy Irons in The Lion King, Tom Hanks in Toy Story, Robin Williams in Aladdin and Cate Blanchett in How To Train Your Dragon 2. All of whom should’ve been in heavy contention to get nominated.

    Do I think it will happen? No. The Academy is far too biased to ever even have the slightest pipe dream of a performer from an animated/voice-over performance to get in, especially considering they broke my heart by not including Inside Out in Best Picture. What the actual fuck were they thinking?

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    I do believe it will happen. A matter of time for someone to break in.

    It won’t because acclaimed actors on an animated film, as Day Lewis or Streep; they come with an established base of check-in votes. This would call for purely passion votes. What I mean is that name checking or the quality of the movie would not weigh as the performance itself to get there.

    Considering motion capture performances are included in this talk too, then I think if Andy Serkis as Gollum would have happened now, a nomination would be seen as a must and therefore voted as such. Also think that if we were in times where this was normalized, at least slightly, let’s say after someone got nominated, Jennifer Jason Leigh would have make a big splash for Anomalisa.

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    Eddie Murphy and I dare even say Mike Myers should have been easy nominees and even winners in their respective categories for the first Shrek movie, as well as Jeremy Irons in The Lion King, Tom Hanks in Toy Story, Robin Williams in Aladdin and Cate Blanchett in How To Train Your Dragon 2.

    Dude, Guy, Awesome Guy. You are reaching.

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    Teridax
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    No. Nor should any effort be made to include them.

    why no effort? Do you seriously think ScarJo and the Murphy weren’t worthy?

    And I think there is a possibility since BAFTA has done it.

    ScarJo definitely wasn’t, Murphy and I would even argue Sarah Silverman in Wreck-it Ralph were!

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    Honey
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    Oscars should be worried about not having a single nomination for an Asian Actress in Best Actress in a Leading Role. If we want to be even technical and not count Ben Kingsley, there has also never been an Asian Actor nominated in Best Actor in a Leading Role. I’d want these 2 to happen first before we worry about any voice-over performances being recognized.

    Back on Topic: it’d be hard to justify nominating voice-over performances, because we don’t get to see the actual actor/actress. Only way I can see this happening is if we see them on a phone screen or TV monitor at some point in the movie, but majority of the movie we only hear their voice.

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    I do believe it will happen. A matter of time for someone to break in.

    It won’t because acclaimed actors on an animated film, as Day Lewis or Streep; they come with an established base of check-in votes. This would call for purely passion votes. What I mean is that name checking or the quality of the movie would not weigh as the performance itself to get there.

    Considering motion capture performances are included in this talk too, then I think if Andy Serkis as Gollum would have happened now, a nomination would be seen as a must and therefore voted as such. Also think that if we were in times where this was normalized, at least slightly, let’s say after someone got nominated, Jennifer Jason Leigh would have make a big splash for Anomalisa.

    NO. She was far more transformative and superior with her Hateful Eight work, for which she WAS deservedly nominated, and probably should have won for, considering what an extraordinarily weak Supporting Actress line-up that was.

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