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  • Sebastian Milpetz
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    #544311

    A good year except for the winner…
    I’m going for Norton  

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    allabout oscars
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    #544313

    The academy got this one all wrong by being swept up
    with hype and Holocaust!!

    For me..
    MCKELLEN
    HANKS
    NOLTE
    NORTON
    all more deserving…

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    Greg A.
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    #544314

    The WORST Best Actor winner ever.

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    GhostOrchid
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    I still can’t believe Jim Carrey was not even nominated that year…….
    He won the DRAMA Globe!!!! 

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    Miss Frost
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    I’d love to know what the academy was smoking that year. All four winners along with BP were absolutely dreadful! Anyway it should’ve been Ian or Edward Norton.

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    Miss Frost
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    I still can’t believe Jim Carrey was not even nominated that year…….
    He won the DRAMA Globe!!!! 

    I think that was really his only precursor, so it’s not really shocking he was snubbed. Now Man on the Moon, he was nominated everywhere and still couldn’t make it…ugh

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    JayDF
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    I actually really like both LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL and Benigni’s performance…nonetheless I rank him third.  Not really a fan of either Hanks or Nolte’s work post 1990 to be honest.  Norton is the best IMO by far!

    1. Norton
    2. McKellen
    3. Benigni
    4. Hanks
    5. Nolte 

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    vinny
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    Not the worst best actor winner ever (in my opinion that dubious honor goes to Art Carney) but Norton should have won this.

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    Baby Clyde
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    Wow. 15 years ago. I haven’t seen any of these films since they came out and can’t remember who I prefered at the time. I think it was McKellen just over Nolte.

    I’m so glad Carrey wasn’t nommed. It’s absolutely terrible in a film that already has humungous flaws.

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    Anthony
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    The Truman Show is a masterpiece and it deserved more recognition than the nominations it received. Jim Carrey should’ve been nominated but I wouldn’t give him the win.

    I don’t hate Roberto Benigni or Life is Beautiful as much as a lot of you, but I concur he shouldn’t have won in Lead.

    Tom Hanks was solid but it didn’t seem like something new or different from him.

    Edward Norton was the surprise nomination for sure but he was quite good and deserved the recognition.

    Nick Nolte’s film I haven’t seen pretty much since 1999 or 2000 but my recollection was that he was very good though at times somewhat over the top.

    Ian McKellan should’ve walked away with this award. It was a wonderful performance and one of my favorite performances of the last 30 years.          

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    Baby Clyde
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    The Truman Show is a masterpiece and it deserved more recognition than the nominations it received. Jim Carrey should’ve been nominated but I wouldn’t give him the win.

    ‘The Truman Show’ could be great and indeed has some great moments but is ultimately a mess with so many gaping plot holes you lose count and central performance of mind boggling ineptitude.

    I’ve never left a film so annoyed as I was when I saw it. Complete missed opportunity.

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    Halo_Insider
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    Norton would be my choice, though I would have been a happy man if it had gone to either Carrey or McKellen. I’m actually quite glad Bolts was recognized. Affliction was a brutal film, and it and The Thin Red Line really gave him opportunities to shine. He probably would be my choice for Best Supporting Actor in the latter film (should probably rewatch it).

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    GhostOrchid
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    To me The Truman Show is perfect. Plot Holes? I didn’t see them.
    But Carrey suffered from the fact that he was more seen as “that funny guy” who suddenly made a drama.
    He should have had at least three noms. He’s extremely underrated imo.

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    babypook
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    What slays me about Truman Show is that what may have seemed absurd at the time is now on every major network, only the subjects are a dumbed-down shadow of what the characters are in this film. And yes. Carrey is terrific, as is the rest of the cast.

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    CJO1234
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    McKellen, with Norton right behind.

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