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Lead or Supporting No. 20: Rooney Mara in Carol
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    Welcome back to another round of lead or supporting. This time around we have miss Rooney Mara in Carol. I honestly don’t understand how on earth anyone could think that her performance is not a co-lead right long with Blanchett. I would even say the film revolves around her more and in the book its completely from the point of Mara’s character. it was just so stupid having her go supporting obviously they didn’t want to cancel each other out but this was just ridiculous. I would just like to say the movie itself should have won at least something fro the Oscars, anyways..what do you all think?

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    She was a co-lead, absolutely no question about it. There is not the slightest argument you can make for Mara’s placement in Supporting (which occasionally you can, in rare borderline cases.) One could even argue that Therese is the true lead of Carol. The category fraud here was blatant and infuriating. Just like Vikander’s.

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    She was a co-lead, absolutely no question about it. There is not the slightest argument you can make for Mara’s placement in Supporting (which occasionally you can, in rare borderline cases.) One could even argue that Therese is the true lead of Carol. The category fraud here was blatant and infuriating. Just like Vikander’s.

    I mean she is. Why would anyone argue against it?

    She obviously is THE Lead, it’s Blanchett who is a co-lead.

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    Definitely a lead. The sad thing is, she probably would’ve been nominated if she went lead. I agree with the above, that while Mara and Blanchett are co-leads, if I had to choose which one is the real main character, it’s Mara, as we start the story with her and she’s the one who really changes.

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    I would have put Mara in lead and Blanchett in supporting. It would have made more sense.

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    Cate Blanchett: 65 minutes
    Rooney Mara: 71 minutes

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    Why didn’t the Academy put Mara in Lead like they did with Kate Winslet when she went Supporting for The Reader?

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    I would have put Mara in lead and Blanchett in supporting. It would have made more sense.

    Yeah no, they both belong in lead. Any of them going Supporting would be a massive fraud.

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    Why is this a question? She’s definitely a lead alongside Blanchett. Period.

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    Didn’t Mara herself say she was a lead?

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    Why didn’t the Academy put Mara in Lead like they did with Kate Winslet when she went Supporting for The Reader?

    Because that would have lowered the chances of both Blanchett and Mara to win and the Academy “followed” the distributor’s suggestion or “instruction” of who should be considered for lead and who for supporting.

    However, it’s not always the case that when 2 actors/actresses are both nominated in lead none of them ends up winning, as proven by the cases of for example Terms of Endearment (MacLaine and Winger) and Amadeus (Abraham and Hulce).

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    100% lead. Mara’s placement is classic fraud and if she went lead, she would’ve saved us from a useless Jennifer Lawrence nomination.

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    Definitely a lead. The sad thing is, she probably would’ve been nominated if she went lead. I agree with the above, that while Mara and Blanchett are co-leads, if I had to choose which one is the real main character, it’s Mara, as we start the story with her and she’s the one who really changes.

    A brilliant performance that, I think, deserves more love.

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    A brilliant performance who, I think, deserve more love.

    If category fraud was going to win that year, it should’ve been Mara. That being said, as I’m a stickler for being in the right category, I’d have given it to Jennifer Jason Leigh, even though I liked Mara’s performance better.

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    100% lead. Mara’s placement is classic fraud and if she went lead, she would’ve saved us from a useless Jennifer Lawrence nomination.

    Yas! words of wisdom have been spoken.

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