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  • Morgan Henard
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    #147406

    My mentioning of Halle Berry in another thread had me curious what other posters thought: What Academy Award winners (I tend to always discuss/analyze the four Acting categories) did you rank fifth? As in, if you were a voter, they would have been the last person you voted for; yet, somehow, they won. 

    For what it’s worth, I have a ton of “fourth-placers” (J Law, Tom Hooper) but lets keep this thread reserved for those you rank in last place. It probably helps if you’ve seen all five nominees, so this will be a fun thread to re-visit over time. But for now…

    2001 Lead Actress
    1. Nicole Kidman, Moulin Rouge!
    2. Sissy Spacek, In the Bedroom
    3. Renee Zellweger, Bridget Jones’s Diary
    4. Judi Dench, Iris
    5. Halle Berry, Monster’s Ball 

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    1974 Best Actor
    1. Al Pacino : The Godfather Part II
    2. Albert Finney : Murder on the Orient Express
    3. Jack Nicholson : Chinatown
    4. Dustin Hoffman : Lenny
    5. Art Carney : Harry and Tonto

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    CAROL-CHANNING
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    #147409

    Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
    George Clooney (Syriana)
    Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side)
    Halle Berry (Monster’s Ball)
    Michael Caine (The Cider House Rules)
    Kim Basinger (LA Confidential)

    No Country For Old Men for best picture… 

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    Zooey the Dreamer
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    #147410

    I’d start with Crash winning best picture. To me it’s 1) Capote, 2) Brokeback Mountain, 3) Munich, 4) Good Night, and Good Luck and 5) Crash. 

    Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side

    Halle Berry in Monster’s Ball

    Melissa Leo in The Fighter

    And even though it won’t be a popular belief, Helen Mirren in The Queen. Streep and Dench are iconic. Cruz has never been better and Winslet delivers in a performance that’s much harder to pull off than many believe. Mirren’s performance was solid, but to me uninspired. 

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    TomHardys
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    #147411

    Roberto Benigni, hands down.

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    vozas
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    #147412

    Jared Leto
    Natalie Portman
    Halle Berry
    Michael Caine (The Cider House Rules)
    Angelina Jolie
    Gwyneth Paltrow
    Roberto Benigni
    Cuba Gooding Jr
    Whoopi Goldberg

    Just off the top of my head and I have a meeting now but I could go on and on.

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    benbraddock
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    #147413

    For me, the 5th place finishers are usually all of the
    worst wins of all-time…

    HALLE BERRY- MONSTERS BALL
    ROBERTO BENIGNI- LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
    SANDRA BULLOCK- THE BLIND SIDE
    MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY- DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
    GOLDIE HAWN- PRIVATE BENJAMIN
    BEATRICE STRAIGHT- NETWORK
    GWYNETH PALTROW- SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
    MELISSA LEO- THE FIGHTER
    GEORGE CLOONEY- SYRIANA
    JOHN WAYNE- TRUE GRIT
    ART CARNEY- HARRY AND TONTO
    CLIFF ROBERTSON- CHARLY
    WILLIAM HOLDEN- STALAG 17
    CHARLTON HESTON- BEN HUR
    PATRICIA NEAL- HUD
    KATHARINE HEPBURN- GUESS WHOS COMING TO DINNER
    MICHAEL DOUGLAS- WALL STREET
    PAUL NEWMAN- THE COLOR OF MONEY
    WHOOPI GOLDBERG- GHOST
    LOU GOSSETT- AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMEN’
    CHER- MOONSTRUCK

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    Gain
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    #147414

    Gwyneth Paltrow and Lupita Nyong’o are the first two names came to my mind.
    And 12 Years a Slave was ranked somewhere close to fifth on my list lol,out of the nine films 

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    vozas
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    For me, the 5th place finishers are usually all of the
    worst wins of all-time…

    PATRICIA NEAL- HUD

    One of the most preposterous things I have EVER read on these boards.

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    babypook
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    I dont know about acting wins. But Best Picture wins I’d personally rank fifth or last, or 8th, 9th or 10th these days, truly bugs me.

    Since the 2000s

    Gladiator 5th

    V.E. Gladiator. I cant be the only one who saw those ‘halo’ rings around the tiger pits

    Ron Howard, A Beautiful Mind, B.P, Screenplay 5th

    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote, 4th

    Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls, 5th

    Original Score, Atonement, 5th

    Original Screenplay, Juno 4th; maybe 5th

    Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionnaire 5th

    Sandra Bullock, The Blindside 5th

    Adapted Screenplay, Precious 5th

    Costume Design The Artist 5th

    FLF: A Separation 4th or 5th

    Adapted Screenplay, The Descendants, 5th

    Animated Feature Film Brave 5th

    Editing Argo 4th

    Best Picture, Argo 7th

    Adapted Screenplay Argo 5th

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    tonorlo
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    Spencer Tracy, “Captains Courageous” (very painful to put down, but…)

    Ginger Rogers, “Kitty Foyle” (bless her for trying)

    Joan Fontaine, “Suspicion” (everything that was wonderful about her in “Rebecca” works against her here)

    Loretta Young, “The Farmer’s Daughter (an abysmal year for the category, but all of the other women manage to be more interesting than Young here)

    Humphrey Bogart, “The African Queen” (glad he got an Oscar, but Brando aside, this really was one of the strongest turnouts that Best Actor ever had)

    David Niven, “Separate Tables” (see Bogart)

    George Chakiris, “West Side Story” (nothing close to anything that should have merited Oscar attention)

    Rita Moreno, “West Side Story” (from an entertainment standpoint, terrific; in terms of thespianship, easily the weakest in her category)

    Lee Marvin, “Cat Ballou” (I can easily imagine a world where this performance (performances) didn’t even get nominated)

    Katharine Hepburn, “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” (as it was with Spencer 30 years earlier, very painful to put down)

    Art Carney, “Harry and Tonto” (the Emmy wasn’t enough?)

    Jane Fonda, “Coming Home” (and the fact that it beat Bergman’s career-best work has always been added salt in the wound)

    Louis Gossett, Jr., “An Officer and a Gentleman” (see Marvin)

    Sally Field, “Places in the Heart” (again, not the most inspiring lineup, but…)

    Don Ameche, “Cocoon” (bless his heart)

    Paul Newman, “The Color of Money” (when make-up Oscars go really bad)

    Nicolas Cage, “Leaving Las Vegas” (victim of a strong lineup)

    Kim Basinger, “L.A. Confidential” (does everything asked of her, but the win always felt to me like a way to give the film attention in the wake of “Titanic”-palooza)

    Michael Caine, “The Cider House Rules” (48 kinds of painful to put down)

    George Clooney, “Syriana” (see Marvin and Gossett)

    Alan Arkin, “Little Miss Sunshine” (glad he has an Oscar, but…)

    Penelope Cruz, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” (yes, I even found Henson worthier)

    Sandra Bullock, “The Blind Side” (“Gravity” proved to me that she had Oscar merit-potential in her; this didn’t convince me)

    Natalie Portman, “Black Swan” (never got the hype, then or now)

     

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    There are plenty who wouldn’t even be in my Top 5, but here are some recent “winners” that I would put in 4th-5th

    (Only for categories where I actually nominated the winner)
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    Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist (Director) 5th
    The Descendants (Adapted Screenplay) 5th
    The King’s Speech (Best Picture) 6th
    Colin Firth – The King’s Speech (Best Actor) 4th
    The Social Network (Original Score) 5th
    Lincoln (Production Design) 5th
    Alice in Wonderland (Costume Design) 4th

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    Strong & Silent Type
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    Penelope Cruz
    Roberto Benigni
    Halle Berry
    Russel Crowe
    Lupita Nyongo
    Cuba Gooding Jr
    Sandra Bullock
    George Clooney
    Matthew Mcconaughey
    Kim Basinger
    Francis Mcdormand
    Beatice Straight
    Judi Dench
    Gwyneth Paltrow

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    Anthony
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    I’ll try to seperate them by category

    BEST PICTURE (I am only starting from 1970 with this one….and starting there, my first choice was):

    -ROCKY (an easy 5th place….solid but didn’t appeal to me. I think even Bound for Glory was very underrated and was a worthy 3rd place choice even over All The Presidents Men).

    -GANDHI (it wasn’t a bad film at all, just overlong and it was up against 4 better films I felt were paced a lot better)

    -OUT OF AFRICA (outside of Streep, Brandauer, the score, and cinematography, this is still one of the hardest films that I ever forced myself to watch. A true bore).

    -THE LAST EMPEROR (this is really a case of entertainment value. It was definitely better than Out of Africa but I still found it to be overlong. It is the one film among this list I feel deserves a rewatch though).

    -BRAVEHEART (Easy 5th place. HATED it so much)

    -GLADIATOR (It battles between 4th and 5th with Chocolat, but I feel it deserves to be among the list)

    -A BEAUTIFUL MIND (Another easy choice, but that list of nominees wasn’t anything I am overly passionate about).

    -CRASH (Easy)

    -NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (I even liked Atonement and Juno more)

    -SLUMDOG MILLIONARE (overrated….it flip flops with THE READER for me)

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    BEST DIRECTOR:

    Mel Gibson for Braveheart

    Ron Howard for A Beautiful Mind

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    BEST ACTOR:

    Art Carney, Harry and Tonto

    Paul Newman, The Color of Money

    Al Pacino, Scent of a Woman

    Roberto Benigni, Life is Beautiful

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    BEST ACTRESS:

    SANDRA BULLOCK, The Blind Side (I can’t think of many, if any, performances that drew automatic negative responses from this site during an awards season….normally they need time to build, like Jennifer Hudson)

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakespeare in Love (didn’t hate her though)

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    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

    George Chakiris, West Side Story (still one of the most baffling wins from ANY award show. The sweep of WSS is the only reason I can think of for this win but there is NOTHING award worthy in this performance….he had a slightly enhanced role than in the stage version but charisma while dancing is no reason to reward someone)

    Don Ameche, Cocoon (this one has always hurt because he was such a solid actor and seemed so wise and kind, but this win was out of left field)

    Jack Palance, City Slickers (this atrocity of a a win led to….)

    Tommy Lee Jones winning for The Fugitive (TLJ was so good in JFK and then lost to Palance….and then cost Ralph Fiennes a very much deserved Oscar)

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    More to come later.

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    DominicCobb
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    #147421

    Too many.

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