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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 - Pénélope Cruz, Olivia Colman

    Best Actor - Denzel Washington

    Best Supporting Actress - Aunjanue Ellis, Kathryn Hunter

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

    All three actors should’ve been nominated, honestly.

    It's about the chaotic editing 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.

    FYC
    Picture: Dune
    Director: Jane Campion
    Actress: Kristen Stewart
    Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch
    Sup. Actress: Kirsten Dunst
    Sup. Actor: Kodi Smit-McPhee
    Original: The Worst Person in the World
    Adapted: The Power of the Dog
    Cinematography/Editing/Score/Production Design/Sound: Dune
    Costumes: Cruella
    Animated/Doc: Flee
    International Feature: The Worst Person in the World

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    Borderline, it would be fine either way.

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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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    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 - Pénélope Cruz, Olivia Colman

    Best Actor - Denzel Washington

    Best Supporting Actress - Aunjanue Ellis, Kathryn Hunter

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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 - Pénélope Cruz, Olivia Colman

    Best Actor - Denzel Washington

    Best Supporting Actress - Aunjanue Ellis, Kathryn Hunter

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