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Lead or Supporting: Danny Aiello in Do the Right Thing
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    Dan Backslide
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    This is an interesting one to me. Aiello and Spike Lee are clearly the most prominent and central performances in the film, so they logically make sense as leads, but at the same time, it’s an ensemble film overall, so the supporting nomination is justified. I’d lean towards lead, but I understand supporting.

    Either way, Aiello should’ve won. And the film should’ve taken Picture, Director, and Original Screenplay.

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    And the film should’ve taken Picture, Director, and Original Screenplay.

    Yes

    but Aiello was Supporting

    FYC

    Best Actress - Pénélope Cruz, Olivia Colman

    Best Actor - Denzel Washington

    Best Supporting Actress - Aunjanue Ellis, Kathryn Hunter

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    Surprised at the results so far. I’ve heard more people say lead in the past. Figured it would be at least leaning that way here.

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    Mookie (Lee) is the leading role. Sal (Aiello) is supporting. As great as Aiello’s performance is, I’m not sure if it’s better than Denzel Washington’s work in Glory. I do wish that Ossie Davis was nominated, though. I think that he was the highlight of the cast and deserved to win over Washington.

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    No one, outside of Lee, I would consider lead for this film. Aiello I would say was definitely the most prominent Supporting actor.

    FYC Oscars: Licorice Pizza (Best Picture, Best Director, Original Screenplay), The Mitchells vs The Machines (Best Picture, Animated Feature, Original Screenplay), Wes Anderson (Best Director), Denzel Washington (The Tragedy of MacBeth), Andrew Garfield and Robin de Jesus (Tick, Tick...BOOM!), Jayne Houdyshell (The Humans), Stephen Karam (Adapted Screenplay), Attica and Summer of Soul (Best Documentary)

    FYC Razzies: Dear Evan Hansen (in all eligible categories)

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    Supporting

    👑Cicely Tyson (1924-2021)
    👑Mary Wilson (1944-2021)

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