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Come up with a film that could end an actor’s or actress’ Oscarless state

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    Cordelia
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    Looking at 2020’s acting categories, in three categories oft-nominated performers that had never won for acting before finally received their dues. All three of these first time winners were in what I would consider perfect storm scenarios for films – Best Picture nominees, roles that build up on career strengths, widely publicised films. By all accounts, these were the right actors in the right movies at the right time. Sometimes, a film can practically hand someone that Oscar.

    So with that in mind, I want people to come up with a hypothetical film that could end a performer’s dry streak, where they had been nominated multiple times but never won. This could include the film’s subject, the director, the other cast members, the studio – whatever you want.

    I want you to go wild!

    What could get Amy Adams that statue? What could make Willem Dafoe Oscar’s Willem Dafriend? What could get Glenn Closer to gold?

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    Best Picture: Wolfwalkers

    Best Animated Feature: Wolfwalkers

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    Movie written by, directed by, and starring Greta Gerwig as a recovering drug addict who embarks on a road trip to New Jersey for a job. But her car ends up breaking down halfway during the trip and she has to hitchhike the rest of her way there, something easier said than done. In fact, she ends up on the wrong road at a certain point during the trip. It would be distributed by A24, and co-star Emile Hirsch, Emma Watson, J.K. Simmons and Margot Martindale.

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    Movie written by, directed by, and starring Greta Gerwig as a recovering drug addict who embarks on a road trip to New Jersey for a job. But her car ends up breaking down halfway during the trip and she has to hitchhike the rest of her way there, something easier said than done. In fact, she ends up on the wrong road at a certain point during the trip. It would be distributed by A24, and co-star Emile Hirsch, Emma Watson, J.K. Simmons and Margot Martindale.

    That would only compete in the Spirit awards.

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    I think Willem Dafoe is an actor who in a just world would have an Oscar, but I can see why he might be tricky – he is a very full-on actor in full-on movies by full-on directors. The closest he got was in The Florida Project which was an uncharacteristically nice character for him. He needs to be accessible, undeniable in impact, and in a movie that will get pushed anyway.

    My idea for the movie is something that would let him both be a full-on intimidating presence and a grounded, reformed figure. An intimate character study, the film would primarily concern itself with the question of a character trying to redeem himself after a life of hedonistic crime. A colossal figure in the flashbacks, a meek confused man dealing with barely constrained anger in present. Dafoe doing both is the key. A little like The Irishman in its reflections, but smaller in scope chronologically and character-wise, and the attempts to reconstruct life are what gets the attention.

    Director: Steve McQueen in Hunger/Shame mode

    Lead: Willem Dafoe

    Supporting: Toni Colette, JK Simmons in recurring roles, but mostly a cast that is large enough that figures can arrive in a scene then easily depart and demonstrate the impact those around him have on Dafoe circa deterioration and circa reconstructing his identity.

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    Best Picture: Wolfwalkers

    Best Animated Feature: Wolfwalkers

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    Jane Kaczmarek as a mean sergeant in an all women’s war troop, e.g R. Lee Ermey in Full Metal Jacket directed by Spielberg and written by Tony Kushner.

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    Amy Adams as a 1940’s drug addicted prostitute & long suffering wife turned single mother grieving the death of her husband who was a German spy during WWII.

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    Glenn Close as Anne Frank

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    Amy Adams as a 1940’s drug addicted prostitute & long suffering wife turned single mother grieving the death of her husband who was a German spy during WWII.

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    Glenn Close starts as a fictional version of herself that finds the perfect role in an Oscar bait movie where she plays a dementia stricken holocaust survivor based on a real person. Fictional Glenn Close is diagnosed with a serious illness the day she is nominated for best actress, and it becomes clear this is likely her last chance to win a competitive Oscar. At the ceremony she loses the Oscar again. Fictional Glenn Close has a complete breakdown and takes over the Oscar stage. Overcome with grief  by all the times she was snubbed she takes the stage and has a dissociative episode where she reprises characters that she lost the Oscar for, including her roles from Fatal Instinct and Dangerous liaisons in a 10 minute single shot take that includes monologues and scenes from those movies.

    Months later Glenn is still processing her loss. We see her alternate between sadness, anger, and acceptance. All this is happening despite her ill health. Despite her illness, Glenn decides to play one last role, even though she will almost certainly  not live to see the reception. Confined to her home, an adaptation of the sunset boulevard musical is shot with Glenn Close in the lead role. We see Glenn play the role that won her a tony as she deals with the pressure of performing the role and battling her illness. The film skips ahead to the next academy awards ceremony. Glenn is nominated for her role in sunset boulevard, and has managed to hold on thanks to some revolutionary treatments. The night before of the awards Glenn is on her deathbed, barely hanging on. She is unable to attend, so she is watching on a live stream. The result for best actress is announced and she wins. Glenn is overjoyed and finds the strength to stand up and accept the award from home. She gives the most heart lifting, joyful, and exuberant speech anyone has ever seen. We cut to a group of people trying to quickly bring her Oscar to her so she can hold it. When they get to her room fictional Glenn Close has passed away. She never got to hold her Oscar, but she died with the satisfaction knowing she won her academy award.

    The movie would be called best actress.

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    Wow, now I wanna see that Glenn Close’s movie.
    That scene when she enters the Oscars stage would be the “moment” that would give her a real nomination.

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    FYC Movie: Boys In The Band | Toni Collette in I’m Thinking Of Ending Things | Jim Parsons in The Boys In The Band | Shailene Woodley in Endings, Beginnings | Zoey Deutch in Buffaloed | Sebastian Stan in Endings, Beginnings

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    Glenn Close as Anne Frank

    Umm… c’est une blague?

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    I’ve got a few ideas.

    Isla Fisher as a mentally unstable drug addict and Ann-Margret as her estranged mother. When Fisher is thrown out of the house by her daughter, she reaches out to Ann-Margret for help. The film focuses on their relationship, why it fell apart in the first place, and how they try to fix that and other things.

    Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Shannon in a Nocturnal Animals sequel. Tom Ford once considered making two films about the source material, one faithful to it and one deviating from it. The sequel can be the one deviating from it, with Edward Sheffield (Gyllenhaal) writing a “revisionist” version of his manuscript focusing on Bobby Andes (Shannon) after the original manuscript’s publishing causes unintended real-world consequences.

    Rosamund Pike in a biopic of Greer Garson.

    Saoirse Ronan as Princess Toadstool in a revisionist version of “Super Mario Bros.” directed by Guillermo del Toro.

    Lena Headey as Carlotta in an adaptation of Noel Coward’s A Song at Twilight.

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    Isla Fisher as a mentally unstable drug addict and Ann-Margret as her estranged mother. When Fisher is thrown out of the house by her daughter, she reaches out to Ann-Margret for help. The film focuses on their relationship, why it fell apart in the first place, and how they try to fix that and other things.

    . Is this an Oscar vehicle for both or just one cuz I think both could win. It sounds brilliant. Write it

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    Another idea: Awkwafina in a revisionist remake of The Toll of the Sea.

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    Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Shannon in a Nocturnal Animals sequel. Tom Ford once considered making two films about the source material, one faithful to it and one deviating from it. The sequel can be the one deviating from it, with Edward Sheffield (Gyllenhaal) writing a “revisionist” version of his manuscript focusing on Bobby Andes (Shannon) after the original manuscript’s publishing causes unintended real-world consequences.

    I need this. Gyllenhaal and Shannon are two of the best actors working today and are extremely underrated.

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