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    I feel like had the SAG Awards existed that year, she might have been the victor there.

    I still think Judy Davis would’ve won there, but Tomei probably could’ve been a nominee. It would’ve been like how Ameche or Coburn won(Except that those were both vets, which makes Tomei’s win even more confusing).

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    I do have to ask: was Tomei even considered a possibility as a nominee?

    It just seems so far out of left field….and then she won the damn thing.

    I feel like had the SAG Awards existed that year, she might have been the victor there.

    Tomei was mentioned as a possible nominee but not seen as likely to happen. If Gold Derby charts had been around then she probably would have been like 8th or so on it.

    I can remember Rob Reiner (a nominee for Best Picture with A Few Good Men) joking on the red carpet that he had as much chance as Marisa Tomei. (kind of insulting thing to say.)

    Roger Ebert called it though and predicted Tomei for the win.

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    Could you edit your post to properly reflect the correct spelling of her name? Alfre!

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    Of this list, Alfre only deserved Oscar nods for Passion Fish and Clemency. Just because an actress does her job, doesn’t mean that she deserves an Oscar for every role she plays.

    That is your opinion in which you are entitled to. But when I stated my opinion, I also looked at the competition. Turns out, her being nominated would have not been undeserving.

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    I still think Judy Davis would’ve won there, but Tomei probably could’ve been a nominee. It would’ve been like how Ameche or Coburn won(Except that those were both vets, which makes Tomei’s win even more confusing).

    Judy Davis losing was odd. She was the favorite going in. People later thought that all the Woody Allen controversy hurt her BUT two years later Diane Wiest and then Mira Sorvino would win for Woody Allen films so they clearly weren’t boycotting him.

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    Judy Davis losing was odd. She was the favorite going in. People later thought that all the Woody Allen controversy hurt her BUT two years later Diane Wiest and then Mira Sorvino would win for Woody Allen films so they clearly weren’t boycotting him.

    Sexism from the male voter bloc. Davis played a ball buster. She was the most unpleasant character from the nominees. Whereas Tomei was the hot chick, the youngest of the nominees, and the lone American.

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    What makes Woodard’s Cross Creek nomination even more surprising is that she had competition from that film from Dana Hill who was also in contention for a Supporting Actress nomination. ‘

    It seems like Hill would have had an advantage since she was considered to have just missed a nomination the year before for Shoot the Moon but I guess Alfre impressed people more. I do love Woodard in that film.

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    It’s a travesty that even Critics Choice failed to nominate her for Clemency this year. Fuck Neon

    FYC:

    Riz Ahmed- Best Actor for Sound Of Metal
    Daniel Kaluuya - Best Supporting Actor for Judas and the Black Messiah
    Amanda Seyfried - Best Supporting Actress for Mank

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    Roger Ebert called it though and predicted Tomei for the win.

    A legendary prediction!

    Cross Creek is such a well-made movie, both actors deserved their nods, just like the score and the costumes. Steenburgen should have made it in, not a fan of Educating Rita at all.

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    I do have to ask: was Tomei even considered a possibility as a nominee?

    I think she was like Haddish in 2017, scene-stealer breakthrough in studio comedy that people wanted to happened so she was always in the conversation.

    Except Haddish got a New York win, other noticed from regional critics & a Critics Choice nomination (which guaranteed didn’t existed)

    All Tomei had was 1 critics notice & an MTV Award.

    Tomei

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    I think the theory that makes the most sense about Tomei’s win was that people were voting for Emma Thompson in Lead and Tomei was the sole American in Supporting so nationalism won out and they didn’t want to vote for two British women to win. (I know Davis is Australian but people seemed to confuse her as being British too. Jack Palance or whoever wrote the joke he told while presenting clearly thought she was British.)

    Not to say Tomei wasn’t deserving. She’s genuinely funny in it and the courtroom testimony is just real classic comedy.

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    Sexism from the male voter bloc. Davis played a ball buster. She was the most unpleasant character from the nominees. Whereas Tomei was the hot chick, the youngest of the nominees, and the lone American.

    That’s doing a bit of a disservice to Tomei isn’t it. She was great in My Cousin Vinny and, as many others have said, it’s rare for a purely comedic performance to win.

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    That’s doing a bit of a disservice to Tomei isn’t it. She was great in My Cousin Vinny and, as many others have said, it’s rare for a purely comedic performance to win.

    It’s possible to respect a performer while still observing that there may have been alternative factors in her winning an Oscar, even if you think she was deserving.

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