June 8, 2013 at 12:45 am #544879
I am wondering what you all think about the following question.
Who should have been the 5th nominee for Best Supporting Actress at the 85th Academy Awards?
Obviously the following deserved to be nominated: Helen Hunt (The Sessions), Amy Adams (The Master), Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables), and Sally Field (Lincoln).June 8, 2013 at 12:51 am #544881
JACKI WEAVER!June 8, 2013 at 6:23 am #544882
Emma Watson in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” And why do people keep acting as if Barks was a contender for a nomination here? She had no buzz last year.June 8, 2013 at 7:14 am #544883
I really can’t fault Jacki Weaver. She gave a fine performance considering her screentime.
I didn’t think Sally Field deserved to be nominated for her cringe-worthy work IMO. Rosemarie DeWitt or Jennifer Ehle should’ve gotten in over her. Should’ve.June 8, 2013 at 7:45 am #544884
Gina Gershon for ‘Killer Joe’. She was way better than the majority of the nominees, IMHO.June 8, 2013 at 8:04 am #544885
Emma Watson in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” And why do people keep acting as if Barks was a contender for a nomination here? She had no buzz last year.
Because she was in the role that usually gets the most awards attention out of the cast. In the original broadway production that role won the Tony, and I honestly think if it wasn’t for Anne Hathaway star-power, and if Fantine’s role was a little smaller and Eponine’s a little bigger, I think Barks would have been much more in the conversation. Plus she got very good reviews and she even started out the season getting a couple of critics nominations which is more than Weaver got, so even though it faded fast I think she was definitely considered a possibility early onJune 8, 2013 at 8:31 am #544886
I’d would have kicked Amy Adams too, and put in:
Charlize Theron, Snow White And The Huntsman
Nicole Kidman, The PaperboyJune 8, 2013 at 11:20 am #544887
Such a shame to see people dismissing Jacki Weaver’s nomination just because of her screentime.
She had the most emotional role in the film: a mentally stable woman trying to keep together a family of mentally unstable people, knowing that the family was on the verge of bankruptcy, trying hard to make everybody happy since she knew that their happiness would make her happy.
I’m glad/surprised that the Academy had the balls to nominate her without precursor attention. She deserved her nomination, and I actually find this lineup to be one of the Best Supporting Actress lineups of recent memory.June 8, 2013 at 12:13 pm #544888
It’s not about screen time, it’s the importance of her role. Literally after the first part of the film, Weaver plays a wallflower doing nothing even mention worthy besides her English accent.
I’m sorry, but idk how anyone can think she deserved her nomination over the likes of Dench, Smith, Watson, Gershwin, Wilson, Dowd, ext. Ugh sometimes I really despise Harvey Weinstein for these nonsensical nominees. Though, I would take Weaver any day over Kidman in that horrendous film.
I don’t think Adams deserved to be nominated either. Though I will say Field, Hunt, and Hathaway in that order were absolutely terrific.June 8, 2013 at 12:28 pm #544889
In a film where the majority of the characters have disorders/disabilities, the non-disabled character is responsible for grounding the film and giving the audience (a majority of which will probably not be disabled) a “bridge” of sorts between their world and the world of the other characters in the film. This character also serves as the person that shows us (whether through his/her words or actions) that these disabled characters are loveable people who unfortunately have a major problem, and their sometimes unlikeable actions are due to this and not due to behavior that is their choice. Without Weaver, the film would have been a chaotic rollercoaster ride, and every character would seem over-the-top and unlikeable. If you think about it on a very general spectrum, Weaver’s role in Silver Linings Playbook is just as important as Louise Fletcher’s in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.June 8, 2013 at 1:38 pm #544890
Im sorry but Weaver should have not been nominated imo. Id say Theron in Snow White or even Kerry Washington in Django.June 8, 2013 at 4:06 pm #544891
I know you said to think generally, but Louise Fletcher was key to Cuckoo’s Nest because so much of the film centered on her war with Nicholson’s character over psychological control of the patients. Fletcher’s character is dominant throughout the film, even when she isn’t onscreen, as Nicholson’s actions are meant to undermine her authority and mindset. When she did appear, the film gave her a presence that dominated over everyone else. Weaver, by contrast, isn’t really allowed to stand out as often. That’s fine, definitely, as the character isn’t as openly confrontational, but her role in the film is so diminishd when compared to the other characters that it’s rather surprising to see that anyone would remember her well enough to put her on a shortlist as one of they year’s best. That said, I’m happy for her nomination, as I admire her greatly, and the film was one of my favorites from last year.
Still, my Top 5 would have probably swapped out Weaver and Adams with Judi Dench and Samantha Banks.June 10, 2013 at 3:31 am #544892
JACKÄ° WEAVER of course!!!