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    Shrek Superslam
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    This isn’t the ones where the win is controversial or the nom is controversial. This is reserved for the ones where it doesn’t make sense how the performance even recieved a nomination….

    I’ll begin.

    Best Actress:

    • Renee Zellweger – Bridget Jones’s Diary
    • Diane Lane – Unfaitful
    • Meryl Streep – The Post (if anyone else did this performance….)

    Best Supporting Actress:

    • Esla Lanchester – Witness For The Prosection (This is a really great film, but how does this cameo of a role get nominated and not Marlene Dietrich?!)
    • Sylvia Miles – Midnight Cowboy (Definition of a coattail nom…)
    • Madeline Kahn – Blazing Saddles (So, you get an Oscar-nomination for a parody of Marlene Dietrich that lasts all of three scenes and has zero depth – wow, talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel)
    • Anne Archer – Fatal Attraction
    • Holly Hunter – The Firm
    • Kathleen Quinlan – Apollo 13
    • Marcia Gay Harden – Mystic River
    • Sophie Okonedo – Hotel Rwanda
    • Amy Ryan – Gone Baby Gone (A great film, but one of the least memorable parts of it is Ryan’s performance.)
    • Helena Bonham Carter – The King’s Speech
    • Jacki Weaver – Silver Linings Playbook
    • Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elergy (LOL at the fact this got nominated)

    Best Actor:

    • Cary Grant – Penny Serenade (I love Cary Grant, but he gets in over Humphrey Bogart for Maltese Falcon – WHAT?!)
    • Albert Finney – Murder On The Orient Express
    • Woody Allen – Annie Hall
    • Stephen Rea – The Crying Game
    • Will Smith – Ali
    • David Straithairn – Good Night, And Good Luck. (I really like this film, but his performance never does anything for me.)
    • Will Smith – The Pursuit of Happyness

    Best Supporting Actor:

    • John Cassavettes – The Dirty Dozen
    • Fred Astaire – The Towering Inferno
    • Justin Henry – Kramer Vs. Kramer
    • Denholm Elliot – A Room With A View (Why?)
    • Vincent Gardenia – Moonstruck
    • Geoffrey Rush – Shakespeare In Love
    • Jon Voight – Ali
    • Robert Downey Jr. – Tropic Thunder (Yeah, I like this performance, but in what way was it deserving of an Oscar nomination?)
    • Stanley Tucci – The Lovely Bones
    • Robert Duvall – The Judge (He’s not even giving the “star” performance of the film.)
    • Christopher Plummer – All The Money In The World
    • Sam Rockwell – Vice
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    FYC:

    "The Good Fight", "The Other Two" and "Station Eleven" in all categories, Sarah Lancashire ("Julia"), William Jackson Harper ("Love Life") and Luke Kirby ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel")

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    Everyone from Ma Rainey’s.

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    Everyone from Tom Jones. How the fuck did that movie get five acting nominations?

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    And Gladys Cooper from My Fair Lady

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    Everyone from American Hustle.

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    Kathy Bates from Richard Jewell.

    Her spot should have gone to Thomasin McKenzie instead

    FYC:
    Best Director: Edgar Wright, Guillermo Del Toro, Jane Campion
    Best Picture: Nightmare Alley, The Power of the Dog
    Best Actress: Kristen Stewart, Thomasin McKenzie, Rooney Mara, Tessa Thompson
    Best Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch, Bradley Cooper
    Best S. Actress: Cate Blanchett, Diana Rigg, Anya Taylor Joy
    Best S. Actor: Kodi Smit McPhee, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins

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    Kathy Bates from Richard Jewell. Her spot should have gone to Thomasin McKenzie instead

    Kathy Bates gave by far the best performance in that category. I don’t understand how can anyone look at that competition and think it’s her performance that should have been snubbed.

     

    FYC 2022 Emmys:

    Best Actress in a Drama Series: Sandra Oh in "Killing Eve"

    Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Sandra Oh in "The Chair"

    Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Kim Joo-ryoung in "Squid Game"

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    Bradley Cooper for American Hustle and American Sniper

    Jonathan Pryce for The Two Popes

    Denzel Washington for Roman Israel J. Esq.

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    Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge!; In my mind, The Others was her first Oscar nomination as I found her work there to be far superior to whatever the f**k she was also doing in 2001.

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    Best Actress-

    All of Elizabeth Taylor’s nominations except for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?(Never considered her a great actress)

    Meryl Streep’s nominations for Ironweed, Postcards from the Edge, One True Thing, Music of the Heart, The Devil Wears Prada, August:Osage County, Florence Foster Jenkins, The Post (Not bad performances, but not deserving of a nomination IMO)

    Ali MacGraw- Love Story

    Bette Midler- For the Boys

    Kate Winslet- Titanic, Little Children

    Juliette Binoche- Chocolat

    Renée Zellweger- Bridget Jones’s Diary

    Nicole Kidman- Moulin Rouge!

    Salma Hayek- Frida

    Diane Keaton- Something’s Gotta Give

    Rooney Mara- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    Quvenzhané Wallis- Beasts of the Southern Wild

    Amy Adams- American Hustle

    Jennifer Lawrence- Joy

    Lady Gaga- A Star Is Born

    2020 Nominations of Cynthia Erivo- Harriet, Scarlett Johansson- Marriage Story, Saoirse Ronan- Little Women, Charlize Theron- Bombshell (Zellweger got lucky with that lineup)

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    Diane Lane in Unfaithful, Kidman in Moulin Rouge!, Renée Zellweger for creating a character that has given so much to women all around the world and KATE DAMN WINSLET in Titanic? So it’s safe to say you guys just don’t like good performances?! Like saying that Winslet is ‘completely undeserving’ for one of the most iconic movies of all time and her creation of Rose, again, one of the most iconic female characters of all time in a film that is a world-wide sensation to this very day is a stretch. You may not like it, but I bet most people would still name it as one of the most memorable female turns of the last 100 years in film.

    The user started the topic by saying that we should mention performances that made no sense as nominees. People really think it made no sense for Winslet to get in for such a popular role & performance & movie?

    I mean give me Marina De Tavira. an absolute unknown in a bit part and I’ll say it’s true she made almost zero sense after missing all the precursors & critics mentions, but even that nomination was simply about a good campaign.

    FYC 2022 Emmys:

    Best Actress in a Drama Series: Sandra Oh in "Killing Eve"

    Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Sandra Oh in "The Chair"

    Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Kim Joo-ryoung in "Squid Game"

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    • Sylvia Miles – Midnight Cowboy (Definition of a coattail nom…)

    HARD disagree. Just because she had five minutes of screen time doesn’t automatically make her a “coattail”, especially when they could have nominated the Golden Globe nominee with more scenes – Brenda Vaccaro. Obviously the Academy saw what I see in her performance which was an amazing character actress stealing the single scene she was given and completely making it her own. She’s personally one of my favourite nominees and I think she should have won that year.

    Emmy FYC:

    Chloë Sevigny in “The Girl From Plainville” and “Russian Doll”

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    thelma ritter in pillow talk. it’s one of my favorite movies, and i love her, but ?? they used to nominate the most random performances. apparently she knew she would never win though, she threw a “come and watch me lose again” party instead of attending the ceremony that year lol

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