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  • Hunter-ish
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    Playing oneself is a hard thing to do. People who use that as an insult don’t know about acting. Good acting is good acting. Having no range is a valid complaint, however. Though someone with no range can still be a great actor.

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    Has Judi Dench ever brought a nomination to one of her co-stars? Cause Ali Fazal was also good in Victoria & Abdul.

    She got Jim Broadbent a win and Winslet was nommed as well.

    You mean Weinstein?

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    Playing oneself is a hard thing to do. People who use that as an insult don’t know about acting. Good acting is good acting. Having no range is a valid complaint, however. Though someone with no range can still be a great actor.

    Fine then. From now on my criticism of Casey is all he can do is act simmering and slimy. Other than that he has no range. That is why I personally don’t care for his acting.

    I think Kumail has more range and gives more layered performances in general, and that is why I wasn’t fine with Casey’s Oscar win for Manchester by-the-sea but would be totally on board with Kumail getting a nod for The Big Sick.

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    Does anyone think Kumail Namjiani could get nominated for The Big Sick? Woody Allen got nominated for playing himself in his semi- autobiographical Annie Hall, so why can’t the same happen for Nanjiani? Yes, I know the Allen nod happened decades ago, but Nanjiani was still so good I think he is at least worth mentioning. He’s a sure thing for a Globe nod even if the Oscars snub his performance, plus The Big Sick is a stronger contender for Original Screenplay anyway. Just wanted your thoughts on his Oscar chances for Best Actor.

    The problem with this logic is that Woody Allen was in a Best Picture winner with his costar about to win Best Actress. He won Director and Screenplay and The Big Sick isn’t getting close to winning any of those categories. I don’t think it’s getting into Picture so the only categories I could see it maybe getting in is Supporting Actress and Screenplay. I feel like your comparison doesn’t work with the level of support that Annie Hall had versus The Big Sick.

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    Miles Allen
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    Spencer does absolutely nothing to deserve a nomination. She’s gives her patented ‘Octavia Spencer’ performance that we’ve seen countless times before. She may make it on name recognition.

    That “Octavia Spencer performance” got her an Oscar and an additional nomination, so she must be doing something right.

    Octavia Spencer has been giving the same performance over and over again and getting consistently praised and racking up nominations when none of them have been deserving. That’s not right to me.

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    Does anyone think Kumail Namjiani could get nominated for The Big Sick? Woody Allen got nominated for playing himself in his semi- autobiographical Annie Hall, so why can’t the same happen for Nanjiani? Yes, I know the Allen nod happened decades ago, but Nanjiani was still so good I think he is at least worth mentioning. He’s a sure thing for a Globe nod even if the Oscars snub his performance, plus The Big Sick is a stronger contender for Original Screenplay anyway. Just wanted your thoughts on his Oscar chances for Best Actor.

    The problem with this logic is that Woody Allen was in a Best Picture winner with his costar about to win Best Actress. He won Director and Screenplay and The Big Sick isn’t getting close to winning any of those categories. I don’t think it’s getting into Picture so the only categories I could see it maybe getting in is Supporting Actress and Screenplay. I feel like your comparison doesn’t work with the level of support that Annie Hall had versus The Big Sick.

    *sigh* I think The Big Sick is a safe bet (though definitely not a lock) for Best Original Screenplay and Holly Hunter doesn’t have a prayer. She was honestly more of a Goldderby bubble thing, Ray Romano gave a much better performance than her IMHO. Your arguments make sense, I wasn’t predicting Kumail to begin with anyway. 🙁

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    Octavia Spencer has been giving the same performance over and over again and getting consistently praised and racking up nominations when none of them have been deserving. That’s not right to me.

    I’m wondering what’s more offensive here: saying that all Octavia Spencer can do in her “patented Octavia Spencer performances” is play sassy black women, which is wrong (see “Fruitvale Station,” for starters), or the idea that her Oscar nominations are somehow for similar work. Minny Jackson isn’t a damn thing like Dorothy Vaughan! And two nods isn’t like ten. If Spencer is becoming an Oscar fav (let’s see what happens with “The Shape of Water,” which I’ve read or seen absolutely nothing about), I’m all her for it. I’d love to see her build a legacy of “our generation’s Thelma Ritter.” Well, besides Spencer actually winning an Oscar, but anyways.

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    sofan
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    Octavia Spencer has been giving the same performance over and over again

    Wrong.

    racking up nominations when none of them have been deserving.

    Wrong.

    That’s not right to me.

    That’s because you are wrong.

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    I don’t know what’s more offensive: Gold Derby’s obvious racism or the jarring lack of diversity in movies. Hmmm..

    I guess it sucks when Octavia Spencer has an Oscar and your fave doesn’t. 😉

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    Aint2Proud2Beg
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    Octavia Spencer has been giving the same performance over and over again and getting consistently praised and racking up nominations when none of them have been deserving. That’s not right to me.

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