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    Anyone remember this year? I swear I read somewhere that the idea of putting her in Supporting started with the New York Film Critics’ Circle and not with the studio. Did the studio ever advertise her as Best Lead Actress? I thought that is what happened. They switched her to supporting in their ads after she got the NYCFC Award. Any links to info? (I want to include it in an article but want to make sure it is correct.)

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    Joe Burns
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    That’s what I just read in Tom’s book- that the critics had her as a runner up for Best Actress at the New York Film Critic’s Circle and then decided to put her in supporting so she could win. Not sure about studio ads right now though.

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    Jeffrey Kare
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    Don’t forget that it also might’ve been an attempt for Jessica Lange to potentially avoid splitting her support with Frances that year.

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    Hoster1
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    She’s nowhere near leading in Tootsie, so that switch was a good call.

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    Emmyfan
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    But Jessica Lange did not deserve the Oscar for Tootsie.

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    Zooey the Dreamer
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    This is not the case, according to IMDB.
    They list Jessica as the runner-up for Frances, which makes sense.
    But yes, her win for Tootsie must have been due to her strong performance in the lead actress category where she had no prayer against la Streep in what is a tour de force in Sophie’s Choice.

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    Zooey the Dreamer
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    But Jessica Lange did not deserve the Oscar for Tootsie.

    In my opinion, she didn’t deserve either of her two Oscars.

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    M: The Original
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    But Jessica Lange did not deserve the Oscar for Tootsie.

    It was a consolation prize for losing best actress because Streep would not be denied for Sophie’s Choice.

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    Both Frances ladies were robbed.Jessica should have won Best Actress and Kim Supporting.

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    RobertPius
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    I’m not sure if Stanley would have won. She had a difficult reputation and Frances while praised for the performances got some really negative reviews for being too lurid.

    I kind of thing Glenn Close could have won had Lange not been there. That would have changed so much Oscar history. If Close had won Lange probably would have won in 1984 for Country instead of Sally Field (who would have been spared her career damaging speech.)

    Then this year there of course would have been no overdue narrative for Close so it would have probably been Gaga vs. Colman all season?

    Interesting to think how the awards are like dominoes and how won win affects others for years to come.

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    M: The Original
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    Had Close won for Garp she might have had a different career entirely. I love her nominated movie choices in the 80s and wouldn’t want anything to interrupt that including an Oscar win.

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    RobertPius
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    Had Close won for Garp she might have had a different career entirely. I love her nominated movie choices in the 80s and wouldn’t want anything to interrupt that including an Oscar win.

    Yes she did have an amazing run from 1982-88. Not just in movies. Onstage and on TV too. If it wasn’t for that movie The Stone Boy she would have been able to claim that she was Oscar nominated for her first three films. Not sure if anyone else accomplished that.

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    My vote would have been for Glenn Close for The World According to Garp or Terri Garr for Tootsie.

    Best Supporting Actress nominees that year were:

    Jessica Lange – Tootsie
    Glenn Close – The World According to Garp
    Teri Garr – Tootsie
    Kim Stanley – Frances
    Lesley Ann Warren – Victor/Victoria

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    She’s nowhere near leading in Tootsie, so that switch was a good call.

    Agree, it’s not fraud at all.

    Not really a fan of Tootsie as a movie. By the way, since the random discussions thread is closed, could anyone recommend other movies with Jessica Lange that are actually good?

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    RobertPius
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    Agree, it’s not fraud at all.

    Not really a fan of Tootsie as a movie. By the way, since the random discussions thread is closed, could anyone recommend other movies with Jessica Lange that are actually good?

    I’ll have a Top 15 Jessica Lange films article published on her birthday (April 20th). I’m finishing it up now.

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