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    Academy made right decision that year with Foster winning. But Streep would be just as deserving.

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    Close should have won fairly easily that year.

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    Academy made right decision that year with Foster winning. But Streep would be just as deserving.

    They did not.

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    Glenn should have won that easily. Terrific, iconic performance and her 5th nomination in a single decade. I don’t know what is it with her they hate so much but damn

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    My top 5 favs from that year are…

    1. Meryl Streep, “A Cry In the Dark” *
    2. Isabelle Adjani, “Camille Claudel”
    3. Susan Sarandon, “Bull Durham”
    4. Gena Rowlands, “Another Woman”
    5. Barbara Hershey, “A World Apart”

    I include Adjani in 88, bc I don’t follow the academy’s rules.

    Ranking of the Oscar nominees…

    1. Meryl Streep, “A Cry In the Dark”
    2. Sigourney Weaver, “Gorillas In the Mist”
    3. Jodie Foster, “The Accused” *
    4. Glenn Close, “Dangerous Liaisons”
    5. Melanie Griffith, “Working Girl”

    “Gorillas In the Mist” and “The Accused” were not great films as a whole, but I did really like Weaver & Foster’s work. I’m not generally a fan of Close or Griffith, but they did admirable work IMO.

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    I always wondered why Dangerous Liasons was completely shut out at the Globes. Not a single nomination.

    That may have hurt Close (although that year Geena Davis and Kevin Kline both won Oscars without Globe nominations, something almost unheard of today.)

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    I always wondered why Dangerous Liasons was completely shut out at the Globes. Not a single nomination.

    That may have hurt Close (although that year Geena Davis and Kevin Kline both won Oscars without Globe nominations, something almost unheard of today.)

    Liaisons was a late December release.

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    The biggest WTF this year was how well Working Girl did- that movie is so uninspiring and dull. Tons of romantic comedies are better. Weaver was pretty good in it though along with Cusack. But Melanie? Oh my gosh, she was so underwhelming.

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    The biggest WTF this year was how well Working Girl did- that movie is so uninspiring and dull. Tons of romantic comedies are better. Weaver was pretty good in it though along with Cusack. But Melanie? Oh my gosh, she was so underwhelming.

    Both Carmen Maura and Jaime Lee-Curtis deserved that spot more than Griffith

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    Christine Lahti and the rest of that fabulous cast in RoE. Traumatizing film for me.
    Next is Working Girl. Love that film, including Melanie….you transform, girl.

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    Jodie Foster deservedly won. If you’re not moved by that performance, you have a heart of stone and no soul.

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    Jodie Foster deservedly won. If you’re not moved by that performance, you have a heart of stone and no soul.

    I just recently watched the movie and i completely disagree. She didn’t move me one bit. I found her performance to be just average at best. The movie itself is also very average. I’ve seen much better movies and performances with the same subject. And no i don’t not have a heart of stone. Glenn and Meryl were far superior and should have won. Especially Glenn, who gave the best performance of her career in Dangerous Liaisons. That final scene alone should have won her the Oscar.

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    Close was perfection in Dangerous Liaisons. She should have easily won for that performance. Foster won, but Close was likely a close runner up. Foster had an extremely baity performance in a mediocre film. Weaver’s chances were probably greatly diminished with her double nomination. Most voters likely thought she would win supporting. Streep was brilliant but that performance was not going to win her a third Academy Award. The role of Lindy Chamberlain was too unsympathetic. Griffith was luminous but romantic comedy heroines rarely win awards against heavier competition.

    1988 was an impressive year for lead female performances. Christine Lahti, Shirley MacLaine, Gena Rowlands, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Susan Sarandon were among those who missed out on a nomination. Lahti in particular would have made a worthy nominee. Her scene with Steven Hill was perfection.

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    Jodie Foster deservedly won. If you’re not moved by that performance, you have a heart of stone and no soul.

    If that’s your opinion, then that’s totally understandable. I guess we can agree to disagree. 😉

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    I always wondered why Dangerous Liasons was completely shut out at the Globes. Not a single nomination. That may have hurt Close (although that year Geena Davis and Kevin Kline both won Oscars without Globe nominations, something almost unheard of today.)

    I don’t think the Golden Globe snub really factored into Close’s loss. I honestly think that by today’s standards, Close would win. Also, Roberto Benigni won an Oscar without a Golden Globe nomination (though we prefer not to bring that up).

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