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    Sab227
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    Welcome back for another round of love or loathe. This time we have Emma Stone and her dazzling Performance in La La Land. Obviously no one could touch Isabelle Hupperts masterclass Performance in Elle that year and she should have won the oscar, but at the same te I dont mind Emma Stone winning that year. Shes charming and his really great in the movie, and after a few years to reflect I have come to really love her win. So what do you guys think do you love or loathe her win.

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    wolfali
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    At the time I remember being annoyed by the win because no one can really touch what Amy Adams and Sandra Huller did that year IMO (and I wasn’t that big a fan of La La Land itself) but as time has gone by I’ve really grown to like Stone’s performance more and more. It’s a really charming performance that adds a sense of catharsis to the film and it was great to see a more subdued performance win here. Deserving win.

    FYC:

    "The Good Fight" and "The Other Two" in all categories.

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    Lil Tony
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    La La Land was my favourite film of that year, but Emma Stone did not deserve the win. Natalie Portman should have won

    Laga Gaga for Best Actress.

    House of Gucci for best picture.

    Belfast for everything - Best Picture win

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    Another thread for people to claim Portman’s overrated self needed another oscar, and to slam Stone for not throwing plates, cry or go hammy in a musical 💀 Stone was great, the only thing is that she won agains Huppert who is always GOAT but the rest of that lineup were not better than Stone

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    Cabelo da Shiv
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    Love. A performance that grows with each rewatch for me, and that I think plays to every quality Stone has an actress – expressive, compelling, charming. If she should’ve won the Oscar is another question – especially because I think she kept growing as actress and gave superior performances in her following films (Battle of the Sexes and The Favourite). But as she said in her speech, the Oscar was a matter of opportunity and luck and she would use it as symbol to keep growing. So it was nice to see her doing exactly that!

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    Jacob "Oscar Boy" Boe
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    Its obvious that Huppert shouldve won (it was obvious then; it’s obvious now) and that Portman shouldve been runner-up, but Stone was still the third best of the year, and if looking at her performance in the context of the movie and art-as-a-whole and not in awards, it’s a very good performance — charming and fun, with a great blend of comedy and drama (though I wouldn’t really call it Oscar-worthy, more Oscar-nomination-worthy). So, do I love or loathe her win? Absolutely loathe, because of Huppert and Portman being in the category. But, do I love or loathe her performance? Love, love, love.

    Oscars FYC:
    Belfast (Pic, Balfe, Dornan, Hinds, Screenplay)
    CODA (Kotsur, Screenplay)
    Dune (Pic, Villeneuve, Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Sound, VFX)
    Free Guy (VFX)
    Passing (Negga)
    The Power of the Dog (Pic, Campion, Cumberbatch, Dunst, Smit-McPhee, Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing)
    tick, tick, Boom! (Garfield)
    West Side Story (Pic, Spielberg, Zegler, DeBose, Moreno, Faist, Screenplay, Cinematography, Costume, Editing, Production Design, Sound)

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    Out of the nominees Huppert was certainly my favorite. And then Portman and Stone. It’s not a win worth hating. Stone was charming and vulnerable and believable and did what she could with the role. But honestly, the entire movie from the characters, to the romance, to the musical numbers just felt mostly half-baked, shallow and witless.

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    A fantastic performance that didn’t deserve to win

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    Fine performance but hard to evaluate given the win. One of the worst examples of the Oscars being too cowardly to go for a non-English language performance or give someone a second win when they really deserved it. Worst win of the 2010s given the context (even with the groan-inducing wins of Streep and Lawrence, though Stone is better than Lawrence in SLP).

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    I don’t loathe it per se cos in a weaker year she’ll be a great winner. But she was up against career-best Natalie Portman and French Icon Isabelle Huppert giving her high-caliber, genre-defying, and simply phenomenal performance in Elle. So I guess being in the BP frontrunner helped her a LOT.

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    Loved. I thought it was a movie star performance, and something that would have been awarded in the 1950s.

    I just wish the film, which I still loved, reflected the diversity of Los Angeles. I didn’t like that.

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    Love. I honestly think she was the best in the lineup, Portman and Huppert were great as well but I agree with the Academy’s choice of Stone.

    1. Emma Stone
    2. Natalie Portman
    3. Isabelle Huppert
    4. Ruth Negga
    5. Meryl Streep

    I would’ve replaced Negga and Streep with Annette Bening in 20th Century Women and Amy Adams in Arrival.

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    Its obvious that Huppert shouldve won (it was obvious then; it’s obvious now) and that Portman shouldve been runner-up, but Stone was still the third best of the year, and if looking at her performance in the context of the movie and art-as-a-whole and not in awards, it’s a very good performance — charming and fun, with a great blend of comedy and drama (though I wouldn’t really call it Oscar-worthy, more Oscar-nomination-worthy). So, do I love or loathe her win? Absolutely loathe, because of Huppert and Portman being in the category. But, do I love or loathe her performance? Love, love, love.

    If that was so obvious it would’ve happened. Emma Stone won and deservedly so.

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    I wouldn’t even personally have nominated Stone for La La Land. It didn’t help I was not a fan of the movie, but I also felt she was miscast and kind of cringe.

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    Awful.

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