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  • Alex Dapp
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    Oscar races over the years in which almost each nominee in one category had a reason for winning. In other words, insanely close races in Oscar history.

    For ex:
    Last ceremony’s Best Original Screenplay (3 Billboards, Lady Bird, Get Out, Shape of Water)

    2001 Best Picture (Moulin Rouge!, LOTR, Gosford Park, A Beautiful Mind)

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    Best actress on 1985. Whoopi Goldberg,Geraldine Page,Jessica Lange and Meryl Streep are all deserving winners.
    Best supporting actress in 2016.Any of the nominees could win except Octavia Spencer who was only worth of a nomination while Viola,Michelle Williams,Naomi Harris and Nicole Kidman gave touching performances.
    And best actor in 2013.Leo,Bale,McCounaghey and Chiwetel were great.

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    AWDubay
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    For me the most competitive was the best actress 2007

    Helen Mirren – The Queen as Queen Elizabeth IIdouble-dagger
    Penélope Cruz – Volver as Raimunda
    Judi Dench – Notes on a Scandal as Barbara Covett
    Meryl Streep – The Devil Wears Prada as Miranda Priestly
    Kate Winslet – Little Children as Sarah Pierce

    All five gave stellar performances and could have won.

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    Honey
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    2002. The only year where none of the winners swept precursors in best picture, best director, acting races, or screenplays

     

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    Jeffrey Kare
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    The 2012-13 Best Supporting Actor race was definitely competitive as different people were winning at different precursors. Not to mention the fact that all five of the nominees were previous winners.

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    JROCK1772
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    2012 Best Actor was exceptional in my eyes. Any of the nominees would have won in a different year.

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    1973 Best Actress:
    Ellen Burstyn, The Exoricst
    Glenda Jackson, A Touch of Class
    Marsha Mason, Cinderella Liberty
    Barbra Streisand, The Way We Were
    Joanne Woodward, Summer Wishes Winter Dreams

    1972 Best Supporting Actress:
    Jeannie Berlin, The Heartbreak Kid
    Eileen Heckart, Butterflies Are Free
    Geraldine Page, Pete n Tillie
    Susan Tyrell, Fat City
    Shelley Winters, The Poseidon Adventure

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    RobertPius
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    1981 Best Actress

    Katharine Hepburn (On Golden Pond–won)
    Meryl Streep (The French Lieutenant’s Woman)–was the favorite going into the show
    Diane Keaton (Reds)–strong contender in multi-nominated film
    Marsha Mason (Only When I Laugh)–fourth nomination without a win while above three contenders were all recent winners or in Hepbun’s case multi-winner from the past.

    Susan Sarandon (Atlantic City) was not really a contender and she herself said she voted for her self in supporting and doesn’t know how she got nominated for lead.

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    Best Picture (2000):

    Chocolat
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    Erin Brockovich
    Gladiator
    Traffic

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    vinny
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    Best Actor in 1938 seems to be one of those. I mean they all are that good.
    And more recently, 2014 in the same category was a tight one I’d think between Redmayne and Keaton.

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    1973 Best Actress: Ellen Burstyn, The Exoricst Glenda Jackson, A Touch of Class Marsha Mason, Cinderella Liberty Barbra Streisand, The Way We Were Joanne Woodward, Summer Wishes Winter Dreams

    How did Glenda Jackson win anyway? There were two other past winners and two relative newcomers. She was good in A Touch of Class but not really an inspired win in my opinion.

    Best Picture (2000): Chocolat Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Erin Brockovich Gladiator Traffic

    I don’t think this is a really good example, 2001 and 2002 were more competitive in best picture in my opinion.

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    The Best Picture nomination for A Touch of Class baked the cake for Jackson. Voters weren’t thrilled with The Exorcist wins-wise, Streisand had many detractors, Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams wasn’t strongly embraced critically or commercially and Mason was too much of a newbie.

    THE OSCAR 100 (#30-26): Al Pacino, Edith Evans, Judy Garland, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

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    Woodward won the NYFC best actress prize and placed 3rd for the National Society of Film Critics best actress. That should be an indication that at least some critics were impressed by her performance.

    The Best Picture nomination for A Touch of Class baked the cake for Jackson. Voters weren’t thrilled with The Exorcist wins-wise, Streisand had many detractors, Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams wasn’t strongly embraced critically or commercially and Mason was too much of a newbie.

    THE OSCAR 100 (#30-26): Al Pacino, Edith Evans, Judy Garland, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

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    Erin M Burke
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    This is a much closer year than the polls are saying

    Like 2017

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    RobertPius
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    Woodward won the NYFC best actress prize and placed 3rd for the National Society of Film Critics best actress. That should be an indication that at least some critics were impressed by her performance.

    The Best Picture nomination for A Touch of Class baked the cake for Jackson. Voters weren’t thrilled with The Exorcist wins-wise, Streisand had many detractors, Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams wasn’t strongly embraced critically or commercially and Mason was too much of a newbie.

    THE OSCAR 100 (#30-26): Al Pacino, Edith Evans, Judy Garland, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

    But Woodward had angered academy members in 1968 when Rachel, Rachel got so many nominations but Paul Newman didn’t get a Best Actor nomination. The stuff she said made the couple kind of Academy outcasts for a long time.

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