Home Forums Movies Lead or Supporting No. 20: Rooney Mara in Carol

Lead or Supporting No. 20: Rooney Mara in Carol

CREATE A NEW TOPIC
CREATE A NEW POLL
Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 40 total)
Created
2 years ago
Last Reply
1 year ago
39
replies
5757
views
21
users
wattsgold
5
Riley Chow
3
BICTH
3
Lead or Supporting No. 20: Rooney Mara in Carol
Lead
Supporting
  • Profile picture
    Sab227
    Joined:
    Dec 29th, 2012
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203376097

    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?

    Reply
    Profile picture
    awardsdontmatter
    Joined:
    Jan 12th, 2014
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203376115

    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.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Hoster1
    Joined:
    Aug 8th, 2016
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203376119

    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.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Dan Backslide
    Joined:
    Apr 24th, 2016
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203376127

    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.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Miossid
    Joined:
    Jun 8th, 2019
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203376135

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

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Riley Chow
    Joined:
    Oct 11th, 2010
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203376180

    Cate Blanchett: 65 minutes
    Rooney Mara: 71 minutes

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Miossid
    Joined:
    Jun 8th, 2019
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203376190

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

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Hoster1
    Joined:
    Aug 8th, 2016
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203376208

    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.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    L.B.
    Joined:
    Mar 20th, 2019
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203376333

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

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Joined:
    Jan 1st, 1970
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203376340
    This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.
    Profile picture
    Rubeus
    Joined:
    Nov 1st, 2012
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203376623

    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).

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Bee
    Joined:
    Oct 25th, 2016
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203376908

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

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    wattsgold
    Joined:
    Oct 6th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203377058

    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.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Dan Backslide
    Joined:
    Apr 24th, 2016
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203377065

    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.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    wattsgold
    Joined:
    Oct 6th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203377069

    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.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Why are you reporting this post? (optional):
    Not now
Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 40 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Similar Topics
tiermak... - May 21, 2022
Movies
Babylonian - May 20, 2022
Movies
Chris B... - May 19, 2022
Movies