July 27, 2014 at 11:03 pm #548702
Vote for who you think should have wonJuly 28, 2014 at 4:47 am #548704
I think Adams should have won this, and would have had this had Weisz rightfully been put in Lead.July 28, 2014 at 10:59 am #548705
I think this already exists. I remember voting for this alreadyJuly 28, 2014 at 4:21 pm #548706
I watched Junebug again last night and I was even more amazed by Amy’s performance. I’m still upset she lost… Her last hospital scene was beautifully acted.July 28, 2014 at 9:01 pm #548707
Weisz was so clearly supporting. I don’t get why people think she belonged in lead, She is only in half the movie, but she has a presence that carries through the rest, because it is about Fiennes’ character. It was not category fraud at all.July 29, 2014 at 3:47 am #548708
I agree. Just because she’s the leading female it doesn’t make her Lead.
Neither would have been fraudulent but Supporting seems the best fit.July 29, 2014 at 4:44 am #548709
I, too, am always baffled by the Rachel Weisz is a Lead notion because of the fact that she wasn’t in half the movie….probably less than half. She was in the right category and I love that she has an Oscar because she is a wonderful actress, but…
Amy Adams was truly wonderful in JUNEBUG, a film that was otherwise horrible. She is my vote, easily.
As for the other nominees:
Michelle Williams would’ve been a worthy candidate to win. If she had won, I wouldn’t have minded but she remains a strong 3rd place.
Frances McDormand was a filler nomination for me. She just kind of flew under the radar much like the film itself.
Catherine Keener’s nomination is interesting because it was such a brief performance that came in snippets as I recall. A lot of this was evidenced by clips at award shows, particularly one (which I think was her Oscar clip but it may have been at SAG) where her and PSH were on a plane (or train, forgive me for not remembering) and an attendant is speaking to her and I remember thinking he spoke more and made more of an impression in the clip than she did. It was a very natural performance and certainly not a bad performance but there was nothing there to warrant an Oscar nomination. Had she been nominated for any other movie she was in that year, even her delightful work in a movie you wouldn’t expect to have Oscar attached to: The 40 Year Old Virgin…it would’ve been more justified.