March 28, 2022 at 4:09 am #1204885108
What they should have won for:
FYC: Better Call Saul and The Good Fight in all categories including Bob Odenkirk, Christine Baranski and Rhea Seehorn.March 28, 2022 at 4:20 am #1204885123
I thought this was Jessica’s career best performance.
Member of the Screen Actors Guild. Inducted in 1999.March 28, 2022 at 4:27 am #1204885139
Agree to disagree.
FYC: Better Call Saul and The Good Fight in all categories including Bob Odenkirk, Christine Baranski and Rhea Seehorn.March 28, 2022 at 5:42 am #1204885306
I’ll pretend that Jessica won her Oscar for Scenes From A Marriage like Matthew McConaughey won for True Detective.June 7, 2022 at 8:03 pm #1204975567
I too did not think Jessica Chastain deserved the Oscar this past year. In my personal ranking of the 2021 Best Actress nominees, she’s fourth above Olivia Colman. The other three were superior with Kristen Stewart head and shoulders above everyone. Yet, Chastain somehow managed to steal the Oscar that had Stewart’s name engraved on it.June 8, 2022 at 9:58 am #1204976032
Darling, there’s so many. Especially in the 2010s.
Here’s the most baffling (and their most deserving role that goes Oscarless)
Joaquin Phoenix for Depressed Clown (Her)
Nicole Kidman for The Nose (Rabbit Hole or Dogville or The Northman)
Meryl Streep for Thatcher of Goldderby (The Bridges of Madison County or A Cry In The Dark)
Jessica Chastain for Tammy Faye’s Eyebrows (The Tree of Life or Interstellar)
Ellen Burstyn for Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (this is such a good win, but The Exorcist or Requiem For A Dream is one for the ages)
Leonardo DiCaprio for Bear Rape (Titanic or The Aviator)
Jennifer Lawrence for O’Russell’s Overacting Vehicle (Mother!)
Judi Dench for Weinstein In Love (Notes On A Scandal or Philomena)
Laura Dern for Slutty Lawyer (Wild or Inland Empire)
Jack Lemmon for Save The Tiger (The China Syndrome)
Jane Fonda for Vietnam War Thing (Julia or The China Syndrome)
Will Smith for Oscar Bait (nothing really)
Al Pacino for Hoo-ah (The Godfather Part II or Dog Day Afternoon)
Ingrid Bergman for 3 of her Oscars (Autumn Sonata)
Kate Winslet for David Kross is Gorgeous (Titanic)
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All At Once
Tang Wei, Decision To Leave
Rebecca Hall, Resurrection
James Hong & Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All At OnceJune 8, 2022 at 10:08 am #1204976036
Jessica ChastainJune 10, 2022 at 4:13 am #1204978729
Winslet is so terrible in Revolutionary Road, if she had to win that year at least she won for a servicable performance.
She should’ve won for Sense and Sensibility.June 10, 2022 at 4:39 am #1204978749
What is really annoying with that “winning for the wrong role” is that it happens in 80 % of the time with the “long overdue” narrative (excuse my eventual mistakes, I’m french).
It’s true about several comedians I adore (Al Pacino, James Stewart…).
Most of the time they’re still great or really good in the movies that finally got them the little golden guy, but it’s very occasionnally for a very best work.
The examples that pisse me off the most (all is relative, hugh, nobody died) are the next ones :
– Marlon Brando, great in The Godfather, should have won years ago, a first time, for A Street Car Named Desire. Instead, in 1952, he lost the oscar to a growing old Humphrey Bogart for The African Queen, an excellent but far less subtle performance than his older ones.
Al Pacino his the one that should have won for the Godfather (one of the very best male performances of all time, same about the second part). Especially when you know Brando refused his prize, and that Pacino won years after for a spectacular but not nuanced performance in Scent of a Woman, just because he had to win at the expense of Denzel Washington in Malcolm X or Robert Downey Jr in Chaplin.
The worst of all in recent memory is Leo DiCaprio’s case !!! The guy has quite a resume, he has always been one of the greatest but I began, at the early 2010’s, to be bored by this serious face who needs recognition (his performances from the second half of the 2000’s – Revolutionary Road aside – are the only ones I found overrated).
And then, bam : The Wolf of Wall Street comes out, and Leo gives his greatest performance to date, and one of the most memorable of the last 20 years !
But, noooooo, he had to grumble, drool and freeze to get it ! 🙄June 10, 2022 at 10:44 am #1204979443
Winslet is so terrible in Revolutionary Road, if she had to win that year at least she won for a servicable performance. She should’ve won for Sense and Sensibility.
Babe, this isn’t Unpopular opinions thread …
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