August 9, 2020 at 10:06 am #1203635624
Are there any instances you can think of where a movie/performance was the frontrunner to win in a particular category in the leadup to nomination morning, but ended up getting left off entirely? I wasn’t around to follow the season in these years, but I’ve heard that this was the case for things like Dreamgirls in Best Picture, Michael Douglas for Wonder Boys in Best Actor, and Ron Howard for Apollo 13 in Best Director. Are there any other times like this you can think of?
August 9, 2020 at 10:17 am #1203635632
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Ben Affleck (as director) for Argo, he won pretty much everywhere else.August 9, 2020 at 10:55 am #1203635686
Not the Oscars but Regina King at SAG and BAFTAs. And she won pretty much everything else too
Not a frontrunner but it looks like a lot of people really wanted Bradley Cooper to happen (looking at the odds) until ASIB started bombing at the precursors and guilds. This is so baffling to me
Also Steven Spielberg for the Color Purple. He even won DGA
Best Actress - Viola Davis, Frances McDormand
Best Actor - Delroy Lindo, Chadwick Boseman
Best Supporting Actor - Colman Domingo, Glynn Turman
Best Picture - Nomadland
Best Director - Chloé Zhao
SAG Ensemble - Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Best Cinematography - NomadlandAugust 9, 2020 at 11:39 am #1203635763
Inception in editing is the first I can think of.
There are also a lot in the FLF / documentary / score / song categories, such as First Man (score) or Apollo 11 / Won’t you Be My Neighbor (documentary).August 9, 2020 at 12:01 pm #1203635814
Documentary branch regularly does this lol. I.e. Jane and Won’t You Be My Neighbor?.August 9, 2020 at 12:15 pm #1203635829
Steven Spielberg for The Color PurpleAugust 9, 2020 at 12:18 pm #1203635833
See You Again in Original SongAugust 9, 2020 at 12:30 pm #1203635836
Ridley Scott for The MartianAugust 9, 2020 at 12:31 pm #1203635838
I was too young to be properly interested in the Oscars at the time, but when 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days missed the pre-nomination shortlist for the Foreign Language Film category it prompted a change in the voting procedure. It’s the reason why we have three ‘saves’ from the executive committee on the shortlist.August 9, 2020 at 12:48 pm #1203635879
Kate Winslet for Revolutionary RoadAugust 9, 2020 at 3:44 pm #1203636248
Jim Carrey in The Truman ShowAugust 9, 2020 at 4:19 pm #1203636282
Oprah in The ButlerAugust 9, 2020 at 4:46 pm #1203636317
Actually, she couldn’t have been nominated for this film because she had been nominated for The Reader instead.
It was assumed that she would be in supporting for The Reader because that is where she was campaigned. The surprise of her nomination was a twofer—that they had promoted her to lead and that she got more votes for it than for Revolutionary Road even with the split votes to supporting. She had already won Globes for both roles at that point.
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