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    1. UDo u think any pretty blonde who gave a servicable performance like Basinger in the movie would have the Oscar for it
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    Gloria Stuart should’ve won the Oscar. I know that’s not the answer to your question, but I just wanted to put it out there.

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    I think the role was always going to get awards attention. I don’t think Basinger is the only person who could have won for it, but her performance goes far beyond serviceable. Watch her eyes in the scene with Russell Crowe on the porch. She was the humanity in a nihilistic world. That’s what voters responded to.

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    I may be missing something but I found her to be wooden and unremarkable

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    Kim Basinger L.A. Confidential – WINNER
    Joan Cusack In & Out
    Minnie Driver Good Will Hunting
    Julianne Moore Boogie Nights
    Gloria Stuart Titanic

    I almost threw my shoe at the tv when they announced Kim Basinger as the winner because I would have ranked her fifth. I was rooting for Julianne Moore or Joan Cusack.

    Debbi Morgan from Eve’s Bayou should have nominated.

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    Basinger’s win was a combination of acknowledging her movie and her legacy as a not so great actress doing well who was always a great beauty.

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    Kim Basinger L.A. Confidential – WINNER
    Joan Cusack In & Out
    Minnie Driver Good Will Hunting
    Julianne Moore Boogie Nights
    Gloria Stuart Titanic

    I almost threw my shoe at the tv when they announced Kim Basinger as the winner because I would have ranked her fifth. I was rooting for Julianne Moore or Joan Cusack.

    Debbi Morgan from Eve’s Bayou should have nominated.

    I think Academy voters refused to watch Eve’s Bayou. Consider only white people were acknowledged for Jackie Brown and Amistad.

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    I think Academy voters refused to watch Eve’s Bayou. Consider only white people were acknowledged for Jackie Brown and Amistad.

    Their responses to the outrages over the snubs of black actors two years before this show how incredibly myopic they are. Not surprised, given that this is the same group who liked American Sniper more the Selma.

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    I think she also won because the film was so popular and there were too many men giving good performances that they cancelled each other out. She was the only woman so easy to recognize.

    Personally I never really got the acclaim she got. It was one of those performances some people raved about but I just never got it.

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    She honestly was terrible.A horrible win.

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    She honestly was terrible.A horrible win.

    The category was pedestrian outside Julianne Moore.

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    I think she also won because the film was so popular and there were too many men giving good performances that they cancelled each other out. She was the only woman so easy to recognize.

    Personally I never really got the acclaim she got. It was one of those performances some people raved about but I just never got it.

    Her performance fits fine in the ensemble. It isn’t like good acting dies when she’s on screen.

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    I do feel like her win was more due to a way of the Academy honoring LA CONFIDENTIAL and her character did stand out as being the most human in a sense (sort of like Beatrice Straight in NETWORK). However, I would say she is only solid or adequate in the film at best.

    Aside from Julianne Moore and Joan Cusack (which I found that performance to be a perfect comedic turn), I found no real merit in the other three.

    Debbi Morgan was robbed; Sigourney Weaver should’ve been there too; and although it’s been a while since I’ve seen it, there was also Sarah Polley in THE SWEET HEREAFTER.

    “The art of making art is putting it together...”

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    Makes Laura Dern’s win justifiable.

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