January 1, 2016 at 4:04 pm #204913
What’s better? Being an Oscar-winner as a one-hit wonder (Tatum O’Neal, Jennifer Hudson, Kim Basinger, Mira Sorvino and many more) or a multiple nominee, Oscar-less actor (Amy Adams, Annette Bening, Glenn Close and so on)?
I think the nomination itself is an “award” in a way. So I always loved the multipe nominees better other than a once-in-a-lifetime lucky Oscar-winners.January 1, 2016 at 4:22 pm #204915
I think I would like to be a multiple Oscar-nominee too. but for multiple roles in differentes genres, I think that says a lot about the actor and what he’s capable of.January 1, 2016 at 4:42 pm #204916
If i at least won at the Globes, then i would prefer to be a multiple nominee.
But winning an Oscar is my all time dream.January 1, 2016 at 4:58 pm #204917
I would rather have a long career than have one or two hits and be done.
But let’s face facts, even if you have one great success and win an Oscar, that’s still pretty awesome too.January 2, 2016 at 4:18 am #204918
This kinda reminds me of the whole rings vs records argument in sports. And in that case I rather bring home some damn hardware once than get close and lose multiple times ala Buffalo Bills.January 2, 2016 at 4:24 am #204919
I would be much more satisified and content if I only won 1 Oscar from 1 omination, than I would if I never won with 5 nominations!January 2, 2016 at 5:38 am #204920
A multiple nominee. But if I won at least one time.January 2, 2016 at 6:03 am #204921
Well it depends. I’d rather have Harisson Ford type career (countless classics under my belt, many lifetime achievement awards, big bucks etc and he isn’t even a multiple nominee) than almost any other actor’s. But if I had to choose between F. Murray Abraham’s career where he won for one of the greatest performances in film’s history and almost always filler nominee Amy Adams’, I’d always choose Abraham’s (he works steadily in all mediums). Being a winner put you in a more elite group of actors than being a nominee. But having many masterpieces/all time great films to me is even higher honor. So it all depends of type of a career we’re talking about as there’s no definitive answer.January 2, 2016 at 8:28 am #204922
I’m never one for trying to aim higher. I’m telling on myself, but whatever. I voted one, because I will forever be “Oscar winner . . .” and that would be pretty damn cool.January 2, 2016 at 12:35 pm #204923
I’d rather be a Lee Marvin than a Peter O’ Toole, personally.January 2, 2016 at 4:29 pm #204924
thanks for the replies guys!January 3, 2016 at 6:35 am #204925
One-time Oscar winner with no other nominations.January 3, 2016 at 7:54 am #204926
Winning once is better than being invited to the party multiple times to watch someone else at the podium.January 3, 2016 at 8:45 am #204927
O heavens….. Glenn Close, Alfred Hitchcock, Peter O’Toole, Roger Deakins, Richard Burton, Marilyn Monroe, Joaquin Phoenix, Tom Cruise, Ed Norton, Annette Bening, Sigourney Weaver, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Albert Finney, Harrison Ford, Ralph Fiennes*, Gary Oldman, Mark Wahlberg, ……
or would I rather be Gwyneth Paltrow and/or Grand Hotel?….
thinking…..lol.January 3, 2016 at 8:59 am #204928
I’d rather win. Making an acceptance speech is something that I’ve imagined since I was a child. If I still find steady work, I’d like to think constant recognition isn’t necessary, but who really knows.