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    Vampire in Brooklyn
    Strange Days
    Waiting to Exhale

    On paper she should have been a contender for Exhale but I think she’s nod worthy for Strange Days. For Vampire I think she looked the prettiest.

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    Exhale, while an undisputable Black classic isn’t a very good movie outside of Angela’s terrific performance and its classic soundtrack. Sadly she was never going to get any award traction for this outside of NAACP. The only black (directed) movies that made it to the Oscars back then were Do The Right Thing, Malcolm X and Boyz n The Hood. All masterpieces. Exhale was never happening

    Strange Days is one of the most underrated movies of all time. Very ahead of its time, yet another great performance from the queen, my personal favorite from Bigelow. It could have had more attention if it didn’t flop so hard

    And we really don’t need to talk about Vampire in Brooklyn. She looked stunningly beautiful as usual but the movie is.. straight up bad

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    I made this thread for you. This was a prosperous year for her. Co-starring with Eddie Murphy still had significance then. James Cameron wrote her Strange Days’ role for her after seeing What’s Love Got To Do With It? And she approached McMillan for the Bernadine role before the adaption happened.

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    !!!

    Strange Days is one of the best to come out of the nineties, and Bassett should have an Oscar for it… God, she’s good.

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    95 was the most competitive years ever. Nicole Kidman, Rena Owens (Once Were Warriors) and Kathy Bates all gave WINNING performances and they weren’t even nominated.

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    Jennifer Jason Leigh (Georgia) was probably really close to a nomination too considering Mare Winingham got in for Supporting.

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    This woman deserves so much more from the Academy and they have paid her dust… DISGUSTING

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    Angela & Loretta Devine DESERVED nominations !

    “you look like your picture, thank god.”

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    Hello. It’s been a while again but Angela should have been a contender for WTE. She gave one of the Best Performances. The 2nd since WLGTDII in which she should have won for playing Tina Turner

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    Waiting to Exhale was too Black for the Academy to handle.

    But had it been an all White cast starring Meryl Streep, Susan Sarandon, Julia Roberts, & Kathy Bates…someone would’ve made it in.

    Angela & Loretta Devine stole the show and deserved nominations.

    “you look like your picture, thank god.”

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    Waiting to Exhale was too Black for the Academy to handle.

    But had it been an all White cast starring Meryl Streep, Susan Sarandon, Julia Roberts, & Kathy Bates…someone would’ve made it in.

    Angela & Loretta Devine stole the show and deserved nominations.

    Too Black YES but can you explain Moonlight PLEASE??!!

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    Too Black YES but can you explain Moonlight PLEASE??!!

    It’s a different era. Two different kinds of films.

    Moonlight was seen as a critical darling with artistic merit.

    Waiting to Exhale is a romantic/comedy/drama/chick flick.

    “you look like your picture, thank god.”

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    It’s a different era. Two different kinds of films.

    Moonlight was seen as a critical darling with artistic merit.

    Waiting to Exhale is a romantic/comedy/drama/chick flick.

    In a way YES but NOT much of a difference so your statement is not helping your case. They’re both TOO BLACK.

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    In a way YES but NOT much of a difference so your statement is not helping your case. They’re both TOO BLACK.

    Girl, what’s NOT the difference?

    The Academy was NOT rewarding Black films in the 90s. That’s a fact. Nor have they nominated romantic comedies or chick flicks with an entire Black cast.

    Things have slightly changed in the 2010s with the rise of Oscar So White. Not to mention, Moonlight is a more Oscar friendly movie.

    “you look like your picture, thank god.”

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    Girl, what’s NOT the difference?

    The Academy was NOT rewarding Black films in the 90s. That’s a fact. Nor have they nominated romantic comedies or chick flicks with an entire Black cast.

    Things have slightly changed in the 2010s with the rise of Oscar So White. Not to mention, Moonlight is a more Oscar friendly movie.

    Girl, what’s NOT the difference?

    The Academy was NOT rewarding Black films in the 90s. That’s a fact. Nor have they nominated romantic comedies or chick flicks with an entire Black cast.

    Things have slightly changed in the 2010s with the rise of Oscar So White. Not to mention, Moonlight is a more Oscar friendly movie.

    #1 I am a GUY NOT a GIRL so saying it’s TOO BLACK rubbed me the wrong way.

    #2 Yes things have changed with this era after the #OscarsSoWhite and they’re trying to get more diverse with members but you’re still NOT helping with your statement

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