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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 - 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 - Nomadland

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    Supporting

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    Dan Backslide
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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.

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    Supporting

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

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    Supporting

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    At least 80% of the time there’s contention over category placement I tend to lean towards lead, but even I’m surprised there’s any discussion on Aiello. He’s definitely supporting, albeit the most prominent supporting player. If anyone is distracted by his top billing, remember the main cast is credited alphabetically.

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