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    There is a cheesy TV movie where Susan Clark plays the role and a comedy special where with Julie Brown where Stella Stevens played the part.

    I found them online and on on a VHS tape someone had.

    Sort of changed my opinion of Janney’s uniqueness in the part.

    There were other times when this happened. Marion Cotillard never really matched Jane Lapotaire as Piaf in a tape of the Broadway play “Piaf” that was aired on cable TV. Neither of the Capote’s seemed as original after having scene Robert Morse as him in another taped Broadway show (that won an Emmy for him.)

    Forrest Whitaker was great in “Scotland” but he wasn’t quite as terrifying as some actor I saw in a TV movie about Entebee as a kid.

    Any similar experiences?

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    Everything has been done before. No performance in contention this year broke the mold of anything.

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    Riley
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    Noah Wyle is better in TNT movie Pirates of Silicon Valley than Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs, albeit they were different approaches.

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    Spark87
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    In this category Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Judi Dench, Anne Hathaway, Peggy Ashcroft, Patty Duke, Rita Moreno, Sandy Dennis, Shelley Winters… all of them won the Oscar for roles that were played before.

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    Everything has been done before. No performance in contention this year broke the mold of anything.

    Well to be honest those performances should be searched outside the actual awards contenders. Betty Buckley gave the best supporting female performance this year in “Split”. Betty Gabriel and Allison Williams did an amazing job in “Get Out”. Michelle Pfeiffer did her best in both “mother!” and “Murder on the Orient Express”. Réka Tenki was very believable and natural in her small work on “On Body and Soul”. Also Lily James in “Baby Driver”, Jada Pinkett in “Girls Trip” and Carmen Machi in “The Bar”. These women are the heroes in this category.

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    Any similar experiences?

    Your statement and question, been done/asked before.

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    RobertPius
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    In this category Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Judi Dench, Anne Hathaway, Peggy Ashcroft, Patty Duke, Rita Moreno, Sandy Dennis, Shelley Winters… all of them won the Oscar for roles that were played before.

    Who played Patty Duke’s part before?

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    In this category Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Judi Dench, Anne Hathaway, Peggy Ashcroft, Patty Duke, Rita Moreno, Sandy Dennis, Shelley Winters… all of them won the Oscar for roles that were played before.

    Who played Patty Duke’s part before?

    Janina Faye in 1961.

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    Bee
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    Everything has been done before, it just depends on how you play it. Janney was very good even if her character is one note. Wouldn’t give it to her over Metcalf though.

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    zkrons
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    It was a strong performance nonetheless

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    Tammyswift
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    Still loved Janney’s performance. Whats even more impressive is that she shot all her scenes in 8 days. She definitely deserves the oscar

     

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    Miles
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    I don’t know why Allison Janney is being singled out in this way when there have been dozens of Churchill interpretations over the years.

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    Pulp
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    I don’t know why Allison Janney is being singled out in this way when there have been dozens of Churchill interpretations over the years.

    I’m pretty sure you can find a similar performance from the past to any performance from this year. Everything has been done before somewhere.

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    AviChristiaans
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    Yeah, and Laurie Metcalf in Lady Bird has also been done before. Countless times, to be exact. Hell, the film Lady Bird has been done before. Nothing new there.

    So what’s your point?

    They are both deserving of awards for their roles. They both have won awards.

    Hopefully you are not part of the Lady Bird brigade that is now dragging Allison Janney and I, Tonya because they finally realise the Lady Bird critics bubble has burst. We are now in the home stretch, where Rotten Tomatoes and 90 Critics Awards mean absolutely nothing.

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    Another mean-spirited thread. Shame on you.

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