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    #176766

    Most critics and Oscar blogger prefered Carrie Coon, who do you prefer?

    I’m team Dickens. I think her ironic character is much autentic and although she seem to “disappear” quickly in the last hour of the film, I think she was deserving for a Supporting Actress Oscar nomination.

    I liked Carrie Coon as well. Her performance is good, but she’s not a revelation for sure.

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    FilmGuy619
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    I did love Kim Dickens’ performance, but Carrie Coon gets my vote hands down. Her performance was a rather quiet carrying of both comedic and dramatic weight.

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    Choice Chayawat
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    Both were excellent and for me gave the two best performances in the film, but Carrie Coon got a more well-rounded role and gets my vote.

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    Kim Dickens was auditioning for Law and Order. Not one of the standouts from the ensemble. I like the actor from Almost Famous who plays her partner instead. And Carrie’s final scene sold me on the awards worthiness of her work.

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    Both were fantastic with what they were given. When Gone Girl was released, I feel like I heard more Oscar chatter about those two than I did for Pike. If I had to choose, I would go with Coon. She had more to do.

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    I liked both performances but I wouldn’t say either were worthy of awards attention. I know Coon was getting the majority of the praise (I didn’t see any for Dickens). I honestly liked all five actresses in their supporting roles in Gone Girl

    – Carrie Coon (as Margo Dunne) – Definitely a breakout role, and the perfect segue from a Tony nominated theatre actress to film actress.

    – Kim Dickens (as Rhonda Boney) – All business yet some comedic moments with her line deliveries.

    – Missi Pyle (as Ellen Abbott) – Her performance wasn’t talked about enough. Her character IS what mainstream commentary is today. There’s a reason she was copying Nancy Grace.

    – Sela Ward (as Sharon Schieber) – Finally, a film role that shines light on her talent. She’s always been utilized the most on television (CSI: NY, Emmy wins for Once Again and Sisters) whereas she’s just sort of been wasted in even her biggest films (The StepfatherThe Day After Tomorrow, The Fugitive). She brought a subtlety to the role and matched Ben Affleck perfectly. 

    – Casey Wilson (as Noelle Hawthorne) – Could not have been more perfectly cast. The nosy-neighbor-slash-pretend-BFF of the century.
      
    It makes me wonder why the film hasn’t received any Ensemble nominations. It’s the epitome of a truly great ensemble effort, while being anchored by two perfectly cast leads.  

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    I prefer Kim Dickens. I thought she elevated the character further from the writing and helped create a very well founded character that I would love to watch in another film or spin off series. Coon was good but sometimes I wonder if people love her so much because of her great one-liners which is a credit to Flynn herself. Dickens on the other hand drew my attention in not by what she was saying but her character as a whole. This is in no way a dig to Coon, I just don’t understand why she became the standout favorite.

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    Loved both performances and honestly loved every single one of the film’s performances (even Affleck’s, which took me awhile to warm up to it but after watching it several times he really is quite good). I really think Carrie Coon should have been an Oscar contender in the Best Supporting Actress race, though. I’m sorry, but Laura Dern? I don’t understand why everyone thinks that performance was so great. She was fine, but she hardly had any dialogue and she just didn’t stand out. I was pretty mad about that nomination considering Coon, Dickens, and Chastain (for A Most Violent Year) gave monumentally better performances than Dern in my opinion with Coon and Chastain truly shining.

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    The film’s entire ensemble is insanely strong. I feel that if this had switched release dates with Interstellar it would have been slightly more successful at the Oscars. Only slightly though.

    I preferred Coon, she played a huge spectrum of emotions when you really look at it, and was still the comedic relief. Plus, she’s the only “good” person in the film, something not easily done by an actor. 

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    I prefer Kim Dickens. I thought she elevated the character further from the writing and helped create a very well founded character that I would love to watch in another film or spin off series. Coon was good but sometimes I wonder if people love her so much because of her great one-liners which is a credit to Flynn herself. Dickens on the other hand drew my attention in not by what she was saying but her character as a whole. This is in no way a dig to Coon, I just don’t understand why she became the standout favorite.

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    [quote=”jhaddad”]I prefer Kim Dickens. I thought she elevated the character further from the writing and helped create a very well founded character that I would love to watch in another film or spin off series. Coon was good but sometimes I wonder if people love her so much because of her great one-liners which is a credit to Flynn herself. Dickens on the other hand drew my attention in not by what she was saying but her character as a whole. This is in no way a dig to Coon, I just don’t understand why she became the standout favorite.

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    Agreed. Dickens brought intelligence and depth to what in theory is the stock detective role.  

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