Will it be a Marcia Gay Harden this year at the Oscars?

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  • joesilver
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    #174126

    Is there a possibility that someone that hasn’t won any of the precursor awards (GG, SAG, Critics Choice Awards, BAFTA) this year could pull a Marcia Gay Harden upset win at the Oscars? Who has the biggest chance?

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    Macbeth
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    Let me just say it so others dont’ need to – Bradley Cooper, unfortunately

    He’s sadly got an enormous shot at winning, which is sad because he’s stealing Michael Keaton’s Oscar from him  

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    AviChristiaans
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    I sure hope so!
    This year’s Oscars are going to be one boring, predictable affair.

    I don’t even want to think of the ratings this attempt will garner.

    Best Actress: Cotillard, Witherspoon.
    Best Actor: Cooper, Redmayne.

    That’s about it in the acting field.           

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    Macbeth
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    I sure hope so!
    This year’s Oscars are going to be one boring, predictable affair.

             

    If it means Michael Keaton will win, then I am all for a boring Oscar year  

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    AMG
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    But last years were completely predictable too.

    In fact I think the only times I was surprised was when the Short Film winners & Documentary Feature Winner were announced.  

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    AviChristiaans
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    Last year had one the tightest, most exciting Best Picture races in a while.. There were possibilities in many categories. Picture, Actor, Supporting Actress etc. Gravity vs 12YAS, Dicaprio, Matthew, Chiwetel, Lawrence, Nyongo, etc…

    It wasn’t as clear cut as this year.

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    Eddy Q
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    ^ But nearly all the frontrunners ended up winning, whether they were way ahead (Blanchett, Leto) or vulnerable (McConaughey, Nyong’o). The only surprising thing was how unsurprising it all was.

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    FreemanGriffin
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    Boyhood, Richard Linklater, Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore, J. K. Simmons, and Patricia Arquette are going to win. The only real contests this year are in the writing and sound categories!

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    traxton
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    I love when well-deserved frontrunners win and Boyhood, Richard Linklater, Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore, J. K. Simmons, and Patricia Arquette will and should win. None of the other contenders in the respective categories deserve to win over any one of them this year.

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    Zach Lozano
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    I would love to see Eddie Redmayne pull of an upset. Honestly, Best Actor is the only acting category that has the possibility for an upset this year. 

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    Halo_Insider
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    I would love to see Eddie Redmayne pull of an upset. Honestly, Best Actor is the only acting category that has the possibility for an upset this year. 

    Not quite the same thing as pulling off a Marcia Gay Harden, given how he won the Golden Globe and is nominated at SAG.  

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    Milo Kunis
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    Having just watched Two Days, One Night recently, I cannot imagine watching that film and not voting for Cotillard. Moore’s film is utterly forgettable, and she’s been much better. But it will get her a win, and she’ll fade into the post-Oscar haze. 

    Having said that, the only surprises will likely come in the Screenplay categories.  

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    Jason Travis
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    Cotillard, like Cooper, is competitive only at the Oscars. So voters will have to choose between Moore and Cotillard in that respect. I don’t see Witherspoon being competitive, though she was wonderful (as was Dern, the heart of the film). Jones is filler, and Pike is an inspired choice. I actually really like the 2014 Best Actress nominees, thank God for Cotillard! She actually has better odds than Cooper because of her New York and National Society of Film Critics. 

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    I love when well-deserved frontrunners win and Boyhood, Richard Linklater, Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore, J. K. Simmons, and Patricia Arquette will and should win. None of the other contenders in the respective categories deserve to win over any one of them this year.

    Respectfully disagree. Marion Cotillard’s performance is in a whole other level, none of the contenders actresses are even close.

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    Having just watched Two Days, One Night recently, I cannot imagine watching that film and not voting for Cotillard. Moore’s film is utterly forgettable, and she’s been much better. But it will get her a win, and she’ll fade into the post-Oscar haze.

    Marion Cotillard needs subsequent nominations. Not simply win again now that she has a second nomination. Yes she is worthy. But I do not want her seen as Swanking it or Waltzing to a second win that feels wasted and unjustified despite actually being deserved when the narrative is not in her corner. The victory came with the second nomination. Think Bullock. Albeit a lesser actress than Cotillard.

    Moore is not fading. She’ll remain an indie and auteur fixture. She also has another vehicle that could earn her a worthy afterglow nomination. 

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