September 22, 2020 at 5:25 pm #1203728749
Here are the following performances I can think of off the top of my head that deserved Oscar nods:
Willem Dafoe in The Last Temptation of Christ
Robert De Niro in Goodfellas
Ben Kingsley in Hugo
Ray Liotta in Goodfellas
Jack Nicholson in The Departed
Nick Nolte in Cape Fear
By the way, I’d like to add that I literally just re-watched Goodfellas last night. Not only is it one of my favorite Scorsese pictures, but of all his losses at the Oscars prior to The Departed, that is the one to me stings the most. In my opinion, Dances with Wolves shouldn’t even been nominated for anything (at least above the line). I just found that movie to be such a chore to sit through. Goodfellas hands down should’ve swept the Oscars that year. Not because it’s by far more remembered today, but because it’s a much better movie than Dances with Wolves.September 23, 2020 at 10:58 am #1203730132
I will never forgive awards season for ignoring Silence the way it did. Jesus, that was gross. Issei Ogata 5ever. Adding Minnelli and De Niro for New York, New York, Rosanna Arquette in After Hours, and Anna Paquin in The Irishman.
If they could just give Paquin some dialogues and a few minutes of screentime, she could get nominated.September 23, 2020 at 12:32 pm #1203730424
Griffin Dunne – After Hours
Barbara Hershey – The Last Temptation of Christ
Ray Liotta – Goodfellas
Michelle Pfeiffer – The Age of Innocence
Leonardo DiCaprio – The DepartedSeptember 23, 2020 at 3:06 pm #1203730752
The first one that came to mind was Sandra Bernhard for THE KING OF COMEDY. Along with her, DeNiro and Lewis should’ve been easy nominations. Honestly, all three of them should’ve been in serious contention to win.
I’ll also second Griffin Dunne and Rosanna Arquette for AFTER HOURS.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”September 23, 2020 at 4:01 pm #1203730846
In my opinion, Dances with Wolves shouldn’t even been nominated for anything (at least above the line). I just found that movie to be such a chore to sit through. Goodfellas hands down should’ve swept the Oscars that year. Not because it’s by far more remembered today, but because it’s a much better movie than Dances with Wolves.
I totally agree that Goodfellas should’ve won but Dances with Wolves absolutely deserved its nominations above the line. Kevin Costner did a hell of a job, specially considering it was his first ever movie as a director. I understand the white savior part kinda kills the movie a bit, but it’s still visually stunning and has a fantastic direction. I really don’t understand all the hate this movie keeps getting.September 26, 2020 at 6:46 pm #1203737113
So I’ve compiled my selections and all of yours so far, and there’s been quite a lot of widespread support so far. Here’s the top 5 tallies so far:
1. Willem Dafoe (The Last Temptation Of Christ)—7 votes
2. Jack Nicholson (The Departed) and Michelle Pfeiffer (The Age Of Innocence)—6 votes
3. Robert De Niro (The King Of Comedy) and Leonardo DiCaprio (The Departed)—5 votes
4. Robert De Niro (The Irishman), Andrew Garfield (Silence), Ben Kingsley (Hugo), Issey Ogata (Silence), and Margot Robbie (The Wolf Of Wall Street)—4 votes
5. Leonardo DiCaprio (Shutter Island), Griffin Dunne (After Hours), Jerry Lewis (The King Of Comedy), and Ray Liotta (Goodfellas)—3 votesSeptember 26, 2020 at 8:01 pm #1203737185
Performances in Scorsese movies that were snubbed at the Oscars but nominated at at least one of the major precursors (BAFTA, Critic’s Choice, GG, SAG):
Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore– Lelia Goldoni
New York, New York– Robert De Niro, Liza Minnelli
The King of Comedy– Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis
After Hours– Rosanna Arquette, Griffin Dunne
The Last Temptation of Christ– Barbara Hershey
Goodfellas– Robert De Niro
The Age of Innocence– Miriam Margoyles, Michelle Pfeiffer
Gangs of New York– Cameron Diaz
The Departed– Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson
The Irishman– Robert De NiroSeptember 26, 2020 at 8:14 pm #1203737193
Sharon Stone – CAsinoSeptember 26, 2020 at 8:41 pm #1203737228
Jodie Foster is pretty great in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore too. Must have been a shock to see her as the foul mouthed kid post all those Disney films.
And she gets a great exit line in So long suckers!!!! as she leaves the police station.
I agree After Hours is filled with great performances: Dunne, Arquette plus Teri Garr, Linda Fiorentino and Catherine O’Hara.
Scorsese always seems a little shocked how much people like that film. He said he did it to prove he could bring a film in on time and on budget but it turned into one of his most popular films.
Oh and Sandra Bernhard was robbed. One of my favorite performances ever. She won the National Society of Film Critics Award for it. She said nowadays she probably could have parlayed that into an Oscar nomination but back then she had no idea how to campaign and she was on her own with no help from the studio.September 27, 2020 at 9:36 pm #1203738560
Ray Liotta, GoodFellas
Michelle Pfeiffer, The Age of Innocence
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Departed
Jack Nicholson, The Departed
Paul Sorvino, GoodFellasSeptember 27, 2020 at 9:50 pm #1203738576
Is DiCaprio really a snub for The Departed? I can vaguely remember reading how they wanted him to campaign for supporting actor or something, and clearly that was not going to happen.September 28, 2020 at 2:12 am #1203738724
Ray Liotta not getting nominated for Henry Hill is the biggest travesty in Oscar history!September 28, 2020 at 3:09 am #1203738753
I feel very interestingSeptember 28, 2020 at 5:50 am #1203738813
Is DiCaprio really a snub for The Departed? I can vaguely remember reading how they wanted him to campaign for supporting actor or something, and clearly that was not going to happen.
He could have been easily nominated in Supporting too, but the truth is that DiCaprio himself didn’t want to campaign in the category against his co-stars.
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