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Lead or Supporting No. 28: Cate Blanchett in Notes on a Scandal
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    Sab227
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    Wcome back for another round of lead or Supporting. We have Cate Blanchett with her brilliant performance in Notes on a Scandal who in my opinion is co lead with Judi Dench. I understand she got double nominations that year so its understandable that she was in supporting but if Elizabeth: The Golden Age had not been released shes would have got nominated in lead for Notes. So what do you all think is she lead or supporting? I would just like to add that Judi Dench should have won because that was a masterclass of a performance

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    In the novel Sheba is supporting (it’s told almost entirely through the form of Barbara’s diary entries) but in the film they made her more of a co-lead as they expanded her character to add more nuance and layers to the character without having to rely on Barbara to necessarily provide that. I’m not that bothered by Blanchett going supporting for it because the film was primarily told from Barbara (Dench)’s narrative. It’s nowhere near as bad as the Carol category fraud.

    She should have won over J-Hud for this scene alone:

    FYC OSCARS : PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN IN ALL CATEGORIES (ESP. ACTRESS – Carey Mulligan AND ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY — EMERALD FENNELL), VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", ESSIE DAVIS FOR "BABYTEETH"

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    In the novel Sheba is supporting but in the film she’s co-lead. I’m not that bothered by Blanchett going supporting for it because the film was primarily told from Barbara (Dench)’s narrative. It’s nowhere near as bad as the Carol category fraud. Blanchett should have won over J-Hud for this scene alone:

    The way she could win for three performances in a row… is just phenomenal. After that and after dedicating her time to theatre, in the next decade, she turned into a lead goddess. What a marvelous career she has!

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    Blanchett was double-nominated the following year (I’m Not There was her supporting player).

    I voted lead for this.

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    This film’s plot is wild af.

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    The way she could win for three performances in a row… is just phenomenal. After that and after dedicating her time to theatre, in the next decade, she turned into a lead goddess. What a marvelous career she has!

    Honestly I am expecting her to at least tie Katherine Hepburn’s record. In fact it won’t surprise me if she broke Hepburn’s record for Oscar wins. Blanchett looks like she will still have a long career ahead of her with no signs of slowing down soon.

    This film’s plot is wild af.

    True but you’ve got to appreciate the range:

    FYC OSCARS : PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN IN ALL CATEGORIES (ESP. ACTRESS – Carey Mulligan AND ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY — EMERALD FENNELL), VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", ESSIE DAVIS FOR "BABYTEETH"

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    I feel like we’ve already had this thread and discussion.

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    Even if she was less of a lead than Dench, I think she definitely had leading lady screen-time.

    However, I would’ve easily voted for her among the Supporting nominees that year simply because she was far better than any of them.

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    I believe she was lead.

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    She was co-lead but there’s a clear lead between the two, so it’s not the worst case of fraud. And yes, she should’ve won the Oscar that year. Phenomenal performance.

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    She’s ok in this movie, but a very clear fraud.

    Both her and JHud should’ve been booted out of this category.

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    She was co-lead but there’s a clear lead between the two, so it’s not the worst case of fraud. And yes, she should’ve won the Oscar that year. Phenomenal performance.

    Dench (in terms of the nominees) also should have won that year (imo) but no one was beating Mirren.

    That Actress lineup is actually one of my favourite ever in that category. I haven’t seen Winslet’s performance (although she’s almost excellent in everything) but Cruz, Dench, Mirren and Streep were all phenomenal and win worthy (even if Dench is my favourite). Although Meryl should have gone supporting because she truly was supporting in that film and probably would have easily won that category.

    FYC OSCARS : PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN IN ALL CATEGORIES (ESP. ACTRESS – Carey Mulligan AND ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY — EMERALD FENNELL), VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", ESSIE DAVIS FOR "BABYTEETH"

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    I liked the performance overall and Blanchett is probably my favorite actress of all time, but I thought she was pretty awful in the HEREEEEE I AMMMMMMM! BLAAAGGGHHHH scene lmao

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    Well I loved the “here I am” scene but Blanchett’s best moment is when she pushes Judi Dench onto the cabinet and says “you wanna f*** me Barbara?

    FYC OSCARS : PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN IN ALL CATEGORIES (ESP. ACTRESS – Carey Mulligan AND ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY — EMERALD FENNELL), VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", ESSIE DAVIS FOR "BABYTEETH"

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    That movie is dynamite!

    The way Dench narrates the movie in the opening scene is goth hilarious and tragic. Blanchett, Dench and the script was on such a high calibre.

    To me she was lead, but dont mind seing her in the supporting category. I think that she would have won if there were not for The Aviator win

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