February 9, 2012 at 10:28 am #466680
Now that Melissa McCarthy is officially an Academy Award nominee, I thought it’d be interesting to get your take on what your favorite comedy performance nominees are. Chances are everyone will click Melissa McCarthy because she is relevant and ignore past nominees (Marisa Tomei may grab one or two votes, but Marjorie Main as Ma Kettle in The Egg & I? Not so much…). Anyway, have at it.February 9, 2012 at 10:33 am #466682
Some of my favorites:
Judy Holliday-Born Yesterday
Peter Sellers-Being There
Mira Sorvino-Mighty Aphrodite
Jennifer Tilly-Bullets over Broadway
Jean Hagan-Singin’ in the RainFebruary 9, 2012 at 11:11 am #466683
Whoopi Goldberg, GhostFebruary 9, 2012 at 11:23 am #466684
Two of my favorites from the past decade are Renee Zellweger (Bridget Jones’s Diary) and Diane Keaton (Something’s Gotta Give). Either would have made great wins, though the dramatic nominees were slightly more deserving. I like how this category isn’t afraid to nominate comedic performances…The last one that won was Cher (Moonstruck), which was the year Glenn Close was by all means snubbed, but even still, it’s a good comedic performance that I’m surprised Oscar nominated.
I have to mention Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) for this year as well. I still cannot believe it. It’s honestly too good to be true.
-MorganFebruary 9, 2012 at 11:52 am #466685
Tough poll. All of them are terrific.
I went with Peter Sellers, but in an hour I might have gone with Jack Lemmon, or someone else.February 9, 2012 at 11:54 am #466686
I think Dianne Wiest in Bullets Over Broadway is one of the greatest wins of all time.
Also love Mira Sorvina and Marissa Tomei. Heck.. I just love it when comedy performances are nominated in general, so I’m gonna say all of them!February 9, 2012 at 11:54 am #466687
Oh, and Anne Ramsey! Love love love!!February 9, 2012 at 11:57 am #466688
Ditto to everything.
I also loved Kevin Kline, and the entire cast of “A Fish Called Wanda”.February 9, 2012 at 12:50 pm #466689
I’m very happy for Melissa McCarthy, as I’m afraid that the Academy will snub something like that. However, I don’t think it’s one of the top comedic performances that the Academy did.
Many comedic performances have been recognized before, but Renee Zelleger’s Bridget, Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow, and Penelope Cruz’s Maria Elena are my favorites the past decade.February 9, 2012 at 2:06 pm #466690
It’s more of a dramedy than a comedy, but I thought Michael Caine in Hannah and Her Sisters was outstanding. The scene where he first kisses Barbara Hershey in a fit of passion is both hilarious and heartbreaking at the same time.
Oh, and of course, Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie. Teri Garr too. They were both incredible.February 9, 2012 at 2:10 pm #466691
It’s a toughie. I’d vote for Chaplin, Lemmon, or Sellers, but since Sellers played so many different parts in DR STRANGELOVE, he wins by default.February 9, 2012 at 2:17 pm #466692
I went with Sellers, but it was a really tough call. The multiple roles that Sellers plays in “Dr. Strangelove” is really classic stuff.February 9, 2012 at 2:45 pm #466693
Marisa Tomei, because I love that bitch.February 9, 2012 at 3:07 pm #466694
Oh I forgot, I voted for Peter Sellers. Is there anyway can we see the results of the poll?
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