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    Sab227
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    Sorry its been so long since my last poll, but im back and starting off with a complex one, I feel she can easily be both but because of the way the awards turned out for her i inclined to say she’s more leading, please vote and leave suggestions

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    GraemeONeil
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    #197930

    It’s a close one, but both Meryl and Julianne have bigger, more complex roles than her. I feel like she supports the 2 of them. So I say she’s supporting.

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    All three were lead.

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    100% lead, just as Streep and Moore. The Hours is a movie about the life of three women. None of the three is supporting anyone. The three of them have their own equally important arcs. So, the three are leads. There’s just no argument to sustain that one of them could be a supporting character.

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    Eddy Q
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    I agree that The Hours is a 3-lead film. Kidman, Moore and Streep are the lead for each of their own time periods, and carry equal weight in the narrative. 

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    Joe Burns
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    She’s leading, although the performance does seem shorter then the other two.  

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    Kidman, Moore, and Streep are all leads. It’s three-lead movie. If I had to chose one lead I’d pick Kidman. Despite having the least amount of screen time of the three, the film is ultimately about Virginia Woolf. We open and close the movie with her and her words and her life and her work, specifically Mrs. Dalloway, literally influences the lives of the women that come after her, in this case Moore’s and Streep’s characters. Her presence was felt throughout the film whereas I can’t say the same for the other two women.

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    It’s hard, because with how the story works, I would say that all three are supporting roles in a story without a true lead.

    However, if I had to pick one lead, I would definitely choose Kidman.

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    Lead and deserving of her Oscar.

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    I tend to go all Supporting in the cases like this movie.

    Her screentime is pretty minimal too, so I would say Supporting.

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    Even if the editor had cute 5 minutes of her already small screentime I still would consider Nicole Kidman as a lead performance in The Hours. All three women were lead. I’d say, however, ranking the performances from the most leading to the less leading: Streep > Kidman > Moore.

    It's about the chaotic editing in Moulin Rouge!

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    I think she qualifies as lead, because while she doesn’t have as much screentime as one would think a lead should have, the whole film is tied together through the narrative of Virginia Woolf and her novel Mrs. Dalloway.

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