August 26, 2016 at 3:59 pm #1201913970
I looked at Oscar actress nominees in the last 30 years who only have 1 nom, but in that period also got at least 1 nom from Sag or Bafta for another role.
Which of these ten ladies most deserved to leave the 1-nom club based on their performances which stood a chance?
I lean towards Lena, Uma, and Imelda the most. Carey the least.August 26, 2016 at 4:44 pm #1201913975
I also think Barbara Hershey, so surprised to see someone else vote for her! Sure, Tilda Swinton should have been nominated for many different things (Orlando, The Deep End, Julia, We Need to Talk About Kevin), but Hershey has been such an underrated talent for decades now. Needs more recognition.August 26, 2016 at 6:51 pm #1201913995
Tilda for We Need To Talk About Kevin. Rooney Mara’s first nomination should’ve been for Carol.August 26, 2016 at 7:27 pm #1201914001
I would vote for Clarkson’s superb performance in The Station Agent in a hot minute. However, she was Oscar nominated the same year for Best Supporting Actress in Pieces of April.
While SAG awarded her a Lead Actress nomination for The Station Agent, other groups disagreed. Clarkson won or was nominated as a supporting actress in The Station Agent that same year by Satellite Awards, San Diego Film Critics, National Society of Film Critics, National Board of Review, Las Vegas Film Critics, Kansas City Film Critics, Florida Film Critics, Chlotrudis Awards, Broadcast Film Critics, and the Boston Film Critics.August 27, 2016 at 6:23 am #1201914058
Hershey for Black Swan. Just a spell bounding performance but also Swinton for We Need to Talk About KevinAugust 27, 2016 at 7:05 am #1201914072
Swinton is one of those actresses that can embody a role no matter how small. Even as little as she was in Snowpiercer, or Trainwreck, or Hail, Caesar! She was one of the most memorable parts, and could have been considered for a nomination. If she gets another lead and kills it like she did in We Need to Talk About Kevin, she’d better be nominated.August 28, 2016 at 6:57 am #1201914583
Tilda Swinton. No contest. She should’ve been nominated for “Chronicles of Narnia,” “Julia,” “We Need To Talk About Kevin,” and “Snowpiercer.” I would argue she’s even awards worthy in “A Bigger Splash” and she was one of the best things about “Hail, Caesar!” This woman is just a dynamic performer.August 28, 2016 at 8:54 am #1201914594
There’s a theory Swinton’s lack of Oscar nominations after her win is based on her acceptance speech where she announced she was giving her statuette away to her agent. And if you believe Oscar speeches play no role in voters’ mind when considering a previous winner think again. Redgrave never recovered from her speech despite two subsequent nominations. And those who won in her place remain controversial: Field’s 2nd, Tomei’s 1st. Had Melissa Leo not dropped the f-bomb she might have been nominated again already or even had offers for better roles.August 28, 2016 at 8:57 am #1201914596
Went with Uma Thurman but was also close for Collette & SwintonAugust 29, 2016 at 11:13 am #1201915092
I think all of those ladies are probably deserving of a second nod but the first person that came to mind when I read the title of the thread before I even saw the poll was Carey Mulligan. I know Suffragette was her higher profile bid last year but I would have given it to her for the very underrated Far From the Madding Crowd which I loved. Not to mention, of course, great turns in Drive and Shame.August 30, 2016 at 8:45 am #1201915416
Swinton, hands down. I don’t think her speech itself is an issue (it was a funny and grateful speech anyway, and, at least for me, back then it didn’t sound like she was actually giving it to him, but dedicating to him), but her public statements about the award’s lack of impact in her career/life may have some responsibility. Although what I really believe that happened with Kevin is simply the same thing that later impacted Thompson, Gyllenhaal, Hanks, etc., probably a performance that came 6th and got less #1 than it was necessary. And besides that, she goes to these awards and seems quite comfortable in them – the point is her films generally aren’t really oscar-friendly, and when she made one, she won. I think nobody (audience or industry/peers) doubts she’s terrific, it’s just that her taste for smaller, independent and autheuristic films pushes her away from Oscar.
That said, than:
1) Mara richly deserved that nomination and would have richly deserved a win, although Swinton did deserved a nomination as well;
2) Swinton’s recent small parts in Snowpiercer and Trainwreck are scene-stealers that put her among the best supporting performances of their respective years.
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