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  • DaKardii
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    Sometimes, a stinker can make it into the major categories at the Oscars (Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Original Screenplay, and Adapted Screenplay) if the cards are played just right.

    Discuss examples of these WTF moments occurring.

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    M: The Original
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    The Blind Side stands out. It was mandatory ten spots the year it got in.

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    O´Hara
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    Personally I hate Mary Poppins and I don´t think Julie Andrews deserved to win best actress

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    RobertPius
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    Swing Shift is a mess of a movie that actually had Goldie Hawn and Jonathan Demme fighting over the final cut in really combative ways. Despite all the editing fights and different versions Christine Lahti still managed a well deserved Supporting Actress nomination.

    The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is like that too. It’s a terrible movie but Charles Durning is just great in his one little song. I always give the academy credit for noticing good performances in bad films.

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    Stegeo
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    Dan Jo Galicia
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    I read that Jacqueline Susann’s Once is not Enough is a piece of trash yet Brenda Vaccaro was nominated for supporting actress.

    Gloria is terrible yet Gena Rowlands got nominated.

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    DaKardii
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    TOP TEN WORST-REVIEWED BEST PICTURE NOMINEES ON ROTTEN TOMATOES, AND WHICH MAJOR OSCARS THEY WERE NOMINATED FOR/WON

    1. Anthony Adverse (1936)- 13%

    • Best Picture (nominated)
    • Best Supporting Actress- Gale Sondergaard (WON)

    2. Blossoms in the Dust (1941)- 25%

    • Best Picture (nominated)
    • Best Actress- Greer Garson (nominated)

    3. Doctor Dolittle (1967)- 32%

    • Best Picture (nominated)

    4. The Robe (1953)- 33%

    • Best Picture (nominated)
    • Best Actor- Richard Burton (nominated)

    5. The Broadway Melody (1929)- 35%

    • Best Picture (WON)
    • Best Director- Harry Beaumont (nominated)
    • Best Actress- Bessie Love (nominated)

    6. Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)- 38%

    • Best Picture (nominated)
    • Best Actor- Richard Burton (nominated)
    • Best Actress- Geneviève Bujold  (nominated)
    • Best Supporting Actor- Anthony Quayle (nominated)
    • Best Adapted Screenplay (nominated)

    7. The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929)- 40%

    • Best Picture (nominated)

    8. Alibi (1929)- 43%

    • Best Picture (nominated)
    • Best Actor- Chester Morris (nominated)

    9. Naughty Marietta (1935)- 43%

    • Best Picture (nominated)

    10. The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)- 44%

    • Best Picture (WON)
    • Best Director- Cecil B. DeMille (nominated)
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    Elazul
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    I think Sophie’s Choice is kind of a bad movie but of course Meryl’s performance is the gold standard nonetheless.

    I read several comments here that A Man for All Seasons is among the worst best picture winners so would that qualify here?

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    Leo Grant Logan
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    The Lovely Bones – Stanley Tucci
    Nine – Penelope Cruz
    I Am Sam – Sean Penn
    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – Best Picture

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    AwardsConnect
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    Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why He Is Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?

    THE OSCAR 100 (#30-26): Al Pacino, Edith Evans, Judy Garland, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

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    Pablo J Garcia
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    I am surprised noone had said yet “Butterfly 8”. Even Liz Taylor said it was the worst film she ever did. She got the nomination due to her illness.

    Glenn Close supporting nomination for that film about beisball, it should be also included.

    For me “Life is Beautiful” is the worst movie ever made. The only good thing about it, its music… the rest is just a pure joke.

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    Jeffrey Kare
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    While I don’t necessarily hate this movie, Hello, Dolly! still stands out as a critical and commercial disappointment that managed to receive a Best Picture nomination.

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    I read that Jacqueline Susann’s Once is not Enough is a piece of trash yet Brenda Vaccaro was nominated for supporting actress.

    Gloria is terrible yet Gena Rowlands got nominated.

    Sacrilege I say! Brenda Vaccaro was the best thing in that gosh awful ” Once Is Not Enough “. She definitely was the flicks VIP and an Oscar nomination was deserved. She runs the gamut of brash loudmouth to vulnerable powerfrau that just couldn’t get the man.

    Which version of ” Gloria ” are you referring to? The Sharon Stone remake is beyond terrible but the original with Gena Rowlands is great. Rowland’s performance as the ultimate badass in heels with a heart of gold was extremely Oscar worthy. Unfortunately for her it was a very competitive year for actresses. The entire movie rocks. The scene with Rowlands on the subway train taking down the two mobsters is everything. Kick ass movie. Highly recommended.

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    That is ridiculous. I do not understand how you can actually have seen The Post and think “oh this is a bad movie” It deserved the two nominations it received AT THE VERY LEAST.

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    BenitoDelicias
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    The Judge, with nominee Robert Duvall, was super lame.

    I suppose Meryl Streep is the Queen of this. The simple fact that she has been nominated many times alone or with one or two extra nominations for that film is very telling.

    Music of the Heart is kinda terrible.

    I do think The Post is super easy, by the numbers, sort of good, sort of whatever film. I would’ve never even given it a tiny little thought for a BP nomination. Other women deserved Streep’s nomination.

    I think Into the Woods was extremely disappointing.

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