I truly love and support Witherspoon's win because her competition was
VERY weak, only Huffman was good enough to take her down, Theron? Dench?
Knightley? don't even come close. That was the year where Paltrow,
Farmiga, Allen, Ziyi should have been nominated.
In Hunt's case, well, the other 4 ladies were WAY better than her,
Bonham Carter and Dench act circles around her, for god sakes, and she
doesn't even had or have a film carreer lol
Katharine's win for GUESS is not deserved, even if I think she was good,
Edith Evans was outstanding and Audrey was THAT good, Dunaway did an
epic character as did Miss Bancroft. Her fourth win was better, I prefer
Keaton or Streep, but I'm fine with this.
Winslet was really good in that very bad movie, but she should have won for REVOLUTIONARY ROAD.
Matlin should give her Oscar to Weaver's iconic role and Cher to Miss Close.
Grace Kelly was great, but Jane Wyman and, especially, Judy Garland were
amazing. I'm ok with Christie's win even if cost another Oscar to Julie
The one that really bugs me is the victory of Anne Bancroft, she was a
great actress and was great in Miracle Worker, but 2 of the greatest
american actresses of all time were in their best (Hepburn and Davis),
she didn't deserved, at all.
Since Paltrow's and Swank's second win were cited by the thread creator,
the other actresses that didn't deserved to win, for me, were:
Nicole Kidman - should have been Julianne Moore
Jessica Tandy - should have been Michelle Pfeiffer
Sally Field's second - should have been Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek - should have been Mary Tyler Moore
Sally Field's first - should have been Bette Midler
Ellen Burstyn - should have been Gena Rowlands
Glenda Jackson's second - should have been Ellen Burstyn
Liza Minelli - should have been LIV ULLMAN!!
Elizabeth Taylor's first - should have been Shirley MacLaine
Ingrid Bergman's second - should have been Deborah Kerr
Audrey Hepburn - should have been Deborah Kerr
Marlee Matlin ( a shame) Halle Berry ( won because she is an african american actress in a special year for the Academy) Reese Witherspoom ( i hate your voice and expression in any film) Gwyneth Paltrow (the horror!!!) Sandra Bullock (really?)
I don't think Halle deserved her Oscar. While the performance wasn't bad, it was totally uneven and at times unconvincing. And she won over Spacek, Nicole Kidman (in her Moulin Rouge! performance) and Renee Zellweger (who delivered one of the truly best and most underrated comic performances in a long time and I usually dislike Zellweger but can't deny her here) and of course Swinton and Naomi Watts weren't even nominated. So no, Halle didn't deserve her Oscar.
But this thread makes no sense because if we start looking, there's always somebody snubbed - in most cases the really great things aren't even nominated. Some say there are cases where you can't argue. You can. It's a matter of taste. Spielberg's win for Schindler's List is considered a great justice. But why? Because it's politically correct? To me Jane Campion's uncompromised vision was the best.
Anyway, out of these -- Grace Kelly. Even though Bullock is a laughable choice. i re-watched The Blind Side a few months ago and now it seemed even worse than initially. And her performance is a joke.
I have always said that Felicity Huffman should have that Oscar. She turned a horrible movie into one worth watching, thanks to her performance in it. I mean, really, if any other actress had gotten that role, it would have gotten so many Razzie awards.
You people have to be joking me. Berry completely deserved hesr by win. It was by far one of the greatest and most pure dramatic performances of that year. That hospital scene alone was Oscar winning material.
TransAmerica gave me a terrible taste in my mouth, and despite Hoffman's efforts she just wasn't convincing. So in the end I guess I support Witherspoon's win. If anyone from the 2006 race was nominated that year she won, theres no way Reese would have it.
I liked Christie but when she won, it just made me sad seeing the other Julie lose. I preferred her in Away From Her, her and Cotillard should've tied.
I only put Winslet down because years from now people are going to look at her filmography and think "She won for that performance of all films?" Sort of like Hepburn and Davis who IMO won for all the wrong films.
Oh geez, from that list I've only seen Helen Hunt, Reese Witherspoon, Kate Winslet and Cher. I don't have anything against Helen Hunt's win. It's not one of my favorites, but not the worst either. Reese.... I'd prefered Felicity Huffman (am I really the only one that not only liked the performance but the whole movie?), but Reese wasn't bad in WTL. Kate Winslet was quite good in The Reader, though my personal winner of that year would have been Sally Hawkins or Anne Hathaway. Cher gave a nice performance in Moonstruck, but Glenn Close acted her life out as a psycho in Fatal Attraction, so I'd given her the win.
*lol* I have not seen "Monster's Ball" yet, but I recently watched Halle Berry's Oscar speech. Now THAT was Oscar-worthy, melodramatic case. They'd let her talk for nearly 5 minutes!
I better not start about Sandra Bullock... I'm over it now and I took quite a while.
I think the above options are a disgrace...Who decided that Kate Winslet did not deserve her oscar?! First of all, she was nominated 5 times already before then with no win..and second...she was amazing!! What about Hally Berry...she has an oscar and the one that Kate Winslet got is being disputed?
I voted Kelly, but was close to voting Hunt. The tie breaker is that Judy Garland's performance outshines just about every other best actress nomination from 1927 to 2011. Witherspoon and Hepburn in 67 would have been considered had Kelly or Hunt not been choices. Cher being on a list like this makes mad...lol!
67 Hepburn should be Bancroft or Evans 08 Winslet is good to stay 97 Hunt should be Christie or Dench 54 Kelly should be Garland 65 Christie should be Andrews 87 Cher is good to stay (I really, really, really liked Streep though!) 86 Matlin should be Weaver, Fonda or Spacek 81 Hepburn should be Keaton (or maybe she can keep it) 05 Witherspoon should be Huffman
I've seen "As Good As It Gets" several times, and come on, Hunt is so freakin refreshing in the film and Nicholson and her together is absolutely delightful. Her facial expression when he says "You make me want to be a better man" = just delightful.
It's an unconventional win but I still think its a delightful win.
The funny thing is how sexist the whole actress/actor thing is. I already mentioned somewhere that it's funny how men have it so easy all the time. After the new Viola Davis project was announced, everyone started 'she's oscar-hunting'. Meryl got that after the announcement that she would be doing The Iron Lady. Winslet gets that a lot. But nobody ever is saying the same about Daniel Day-Lewis. Just take a look! He's doing Lincoln now and he won his first Oscar for My Left Foot. But nope, he doesn't get that treatment. Sean Penn doesn't get it. How many times have you heard that Streep and Winslet are nominated even for crap? Quite often. How many times did you hear that somebody like Sean Penn gets nominated for crap? The man was nominated for I Am Sam!!! Will Smith gets nominated twice for absolutely mediocre work and nobody does criticize him.
I don't want to be preachy but I went over to the "Which Lead Actor...?" and I was shocked that Nicholson wasn't there for As Good As It Gets. I'm not ashamed to say that to Hunt was the best thing about the movie. She was the heart of that movie. And she gets bashed a lot. Yes, she didn't deserve to win. Helena Bonahm Carter did. Judi Dench did. But she was the best thing about the film. And Nicholson won (defeating Duvall for The Apostle!!!!) for what? For simply being fun on screen? For acting so obviously and creating a broad character? And no, nobody asks him to give that Oscar back! Well..