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  • DrewN92
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    I don’t get the whole “boring” thing. She might be more nuanced and subtle at times in comparison to more dramatic acting styles, but she has quickly become one of my favorites.

    I agree she is super versatile if you look at her body of work. I was especially impressed after watching Sharp Objects, and I think my favorite film performances of hers are American Hustle and Arrival, which happen to both be lead performances. I also really liked her in The Fighter, she just was “outshined” by the much more dramatic role of Melissa Leo.

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    claale
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    She’s one of the best actresses nowadays. Look at her body of work. She gives nuanced performances, you’ll never see her overacting to get an award (e.g. : Anne Hathaway in “Les Miserables”). She gives her characters  what they need to be honest and true.  One of her best performances was totally ignored (“Sunshine Cleaning” : when I remember that year Oscar went to Sandra Bullock for “The blind side”, I cringe). Meryl Streep said of her : “she’s so real!”. Maybe real doesn’t sell. Movies are bigger than life, and Amy is too honest and real to be appreciated by some in the industry

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    Atypical
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    Adams was the most thrilling I’ve ever seen her last summer in “Sharp Objects.” She pulled focus from everyone in a stellar ensemble to prove what a compelling leading actress she really is. Not that she didn’t reveal that in “Enchanted,” “American Hustle,” “Big Eyes,” “Arrival,” etc., but here is where I felt it the strongest. If there had been a way to distill Adams’s work into a two-hour film, that would be the high level to make her undeniable for an Oscar win. (Unless she’s up against Patricia Arquette lol. Ugh.) It’ll happen for her one day, I think. I’m gonna be bold and predict that Adams wins in lead actress, not supporting actress. And not for playing Joplin, which she’s far too old for. It will be a big deal when it happens as Adams will be incredibly overdue at that stage, since I don’t currently believe that she is winning for “Vice.”

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    Lil Tony
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    I must admit I find Amy Adams pretty much a non-entity. I liked her a great deal in Big Eyes, Arrival & Nocturnal Animals but beyond that I’ve had zero interest in her. I generally find her either bland, boring or annoying.

    just plain boring with the constant sorry look on her face. I find her overrated in terms of awards. She’s just lucky to be in awards destined flicks. No likeabilty factor at all

    I don't know who to STAN yet

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    mafro987
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    I used to think she was overrated, but in recent years I’ve completely changed my opinion. In Arrival, Nocturnal Animals (that ending) and especially Sharp Objects, she demonstrated that she can absolutely dominate dramatic roles. I really hope she doesn’t win for Vice, but I don’t think a supporting win would hinder her chances of a lead win in the coming years.

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    DaKardii
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    This is in stark contrast to the OTHER actress with an “overdue” narrative this race, Glenn Close. NONE of Close’s six Oscar-nominated roles have been joined by more than one co-star, and in two of them she was the only nominee for that film at all.

    1982- The World According to Garp

    Best Supporting Actor- John Lithgow
    Best Supporting Actress- Glenn Close

     

    1983- The Big Chill

    Best Supporting Actress- Glenn Close

     

    1984- The Natural

    Best Supporting Actress- Glenn Close

     

    1987- Fatal Attraction

    Best Actress- Glenn Close

    Best Supporting Actress- Anne Archer

     

    1988- Dangerous Liaisons

    Best Actress- Glenn Close

    Best Supporting Actress- Michelle Pfeiffer

     

    2011- Albert Nobbs

    Best Actress- Glenn Close

    Best Supporting Actress- Janet McTeer

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    Maria
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    Amy is incredible. definitely a great Ensemble Player but she can hold her own too. that’s why I don’t want her to win this year. Lynne Cheney is a good role but she has had a lot of better roles she should have won the Oscar for. I do think she can win for lead (sometime very soon).

    I still don’t understand how she got snubbed in 2017. I think a problem that happened was which movie to nominate her for.

    I reallyyy wanted her to win for Nocturnal Animals, but she was also great in Arrival, maybe voters didn’t know what to put her as, so she ended up just getting snubbed completely.

    she definitely has an Oscar to her name coming, just a matter of when.

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    Malcolm Dunbar
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    I must admit I find Amy Adams pretty much a non-entity.

    She’s perfectly fine, but definitely one of the most overrated actors in Hollywood for me. She rarely stands out in the ensemble because she is almost always overwhelmed by the lead or other supporting players there…most of her Oscar nominations are coat-tail. 

    These quotes pretty much sum up Amy Adams, she’s generally weak-tea and she never shines through or breaks out to make you pay attention to her. She’s a tool that’s used to expand others performances and she’s a shade away from disappearing all together whenever she is on film. Even with Sharp Objects, it feels like everything happens to her, not as if she is truly central to the action.

    If she is nominated in Supporting actress this year it will be to her own detriment as pretty much every other supporting actress with have a more compelling reel than her: Robbie, Stone, Weisz, Foy, Kidman, etc.

    This year Emma and Rachel will split votes like she did with Viola and these two will also take votes from Margot Robbie for playing a similar role while Regina King is being ignored everywhere and gets weaker everyday. Her biggest competition may be Claire Foy if she gets nominated but I doubt it.

    King is the opposite of getting weaker after winning the Globe. She’s the clear lead at this point. I would say Foy is the most at risk of being forgotten about since First Man has not been well received. I agree that Emma, Robbie and Rachel are out of the running, (unfortunate for Stone as she actually did work to merit a win this time around).

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