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Lead or Supporting No. 26: Frances McDormand in Fargo
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    Sab227
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    This is a campanion poll to go along with my love or loath poll for her win in this movie. After watching the movie again after a while it still remains one of my favourites of all time but I truly forgot how small screentime Frances has in this movie. Obviously she is the protagonist but she has the least screentime while the two main antagonists Stave Buscemi and William H. Macy have a lot more screen time than her, so in my opinion she is supporting but Indont mind her win in lead. What do you all think?

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    Whenever she’s on screen it feels like she owns it in spite of her screentime. I don’t mind she’s leading.

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    Fargo is definitely an ensemble movie, so everyone kinda feels supporting. But she definitely has the character that stays with you the most and her performance was really good. I would say she’s lead but I would’ve been totally OK with a supporting placement.

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    It’s weird for a lead character to appear 30mn into the movie but I don’t mind her placement

    FYC :

    Best Actress - Viola Davis
    Best Actor - Delroy Lindo, Chadwick Boseman
    Best Supp Actor - Daniel Kaluuya, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

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    I think she’s lead alongside William H. Macy. Buscemi is supporting.

    All three actors should’ve been nominated, honestly.

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    I love it, I love it, I love it, but I also have my problems with it.

    Nicole Kidman is amazing in Moulin Rouge!

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    I’m tempted to say they’re all supporting, but I haven’t watched it in a while.

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    Borderline, it would be fine either way.

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    Despite only appearing after half an hour, she is an unmistakable lead for the rest of the film. Leading two thirds of a movie is lead in my book. Macy is also lead.

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    She and Macy are leads.

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    It’s weird for a lead character to appear 30mn into the movie but I don’t mind her placement

    She comes in after the first hour and the movie is only 90 minutes.

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    She comes in after the first hour and the movie is only 90 minutes.

    Didn’t Reese Witherspoon also appeared 30 mins later in Walk the Line and won in Leading?

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    She comes in after the first hour and the movie is only 90 minutes.

    You mean half-hour right? A whole hour before Marge makes her first appearance is a gross exaggeration.

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    I’d also like to note that Anthony Perkins doesn’t appear until like a half hour into Psycho, but everyone regards him as the film’s lead.

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    I’d also like to not that Anthony Perkins doesn’t appear until like a half hour into Psycho, but everyone regards him as the film’s lead.

    His placement is often considered as category fraud. His insane screen presence can justify him being Lead but his screentime sure doesn’t

    FYC :

    Best Actress - Viola Davis
    Best Actor - Delroy Lindo, Chadwick Boseman
    Best Supp Actor - Daniel Kaluuya, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

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    Didn’t Reese Witherspoon also appeared 30 mins later in Walk the Line and won in Leading?

    Walk The Line is considerably longer than Fargo (a whole hour longer) so it doesn’t matter as much

    FYC :

    Best Actress - Viola Davis
    Best Actor - Delroy Lindo, Chadwick Boseman
    Best Supp Actor - Daniel Kaluuya, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

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