December 1, 2011 at 7:38 pm #45437
I’m doing a write-up and need your help, Derbyites!
Supporting Actress seems to have three locks this year:
– Jessica Chastain, The Tree of Life
– Vanessa Redgrave, Coriolanus
– Octavia Spencer, The Help
About the only thing those three films have in common is the fact they contain three very different performances by Chastain.
In what other years did a category contain a nominee that was in another nominee’s film? Performers from the same film nominated in the same category don’t count unless it’s a scenario like 2006 Supporting Actress.
Here’s what we’ve got so far:
2006 Supporting Actress
– Adrianna Barazza, Babel
– Cate Blanchett, Notes on a Scandal
– Rinko Kikuchi, Babel
Blanchett was in Babel but none of the ladies could hold off Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls).
2002 Lead Actress
– Nicole Kidman, The Hours
– Julianne Moore, Far From Heaven
Despite being seen twice by voters, Moore couldn’t hold off Kidman.
2002 Supporting Actor
– Ed Harris, The Hours
– John C. Reilly, Chicago
Two great performances but neither strong enough to stop Chris Cooper in Adaptation.
What else ya got?!
–MorganDecember 1, 2011 at 8:57 pm #45439
I have Jessica Chastain in my personal predictions for best supporting actress for “The Tree of Life” but do not think she is any kind of lock. As she was cited for three movies, two of which are likely best picture nominees, her vote could get spread too thin. I ultimately think Chastain will make it in but think Shailene Woodley more of a lock for the nomination since she has only one film to contend with and it is a surefire best picture nominee.December 2, 2011 at 12:35 am #45440
– Melanie Griffith, Working Girl
– Sigourney Weaver, Gorillas in the Mist
Jodie Foster won. Weaver was also nominated in supporting actress for Working Girl.
1992 Supporting Actress
– Joan Plowright, Enchanted April
– Miranda Richardson, Damage
Richardson won comedy lead actress at GG for Enchanted April. At Oscar, they all lost to Marisa Tomei.
1993 Supporting Actress
– Anna Paquin, The Piano (winner)
– Holly Hunter, The Firm
Hunter also won lead actress for The Piano.
– Winona Ryder, Little Women
– Susan Sarandon, The Client
Sarandon played Ryder’s mom in Little Women. Jessica Lange won.
2002 Supporting Actress
– Julianne Moore, The Hours
– Meryl Streep, Adaptation
Meryl Streep was in The Hours. Catherine Zeta-Jones won.
– Judi Dench, Mrs Henderson Presents
– Keira Knightley, Pride & Prejudice
Judi Dench had a supporting role in Pride & Prejudice. Reese Witherspoon won.December 2, 2011 at 5:38 am #45441
*Mariel Hemingway – Manhattan
*Meryl Streep – Kramer vs Kramer
*Al Pacino – Dick Tracy
*Andy Garcia – The Gofather Part III
Joe Pesci won.
*Jack Nicholson – Ironweed
*William Hurt – Broadcast News
Michael Douglas won
*John Malkovich – Places in the Heart
*Haign S Ngor – Killing Fields
Ngor wonDecember 2, 2011 at 6:03 am #45442
Also, as a suggestion, since you’re talking about Moore being seen twice in 2002 because of Nicole Kidman, then you should also add instances like Moore in 99 where she was also seen twice thanks to Cruise in Magnolia. This is not the Emmys where certain people only judge certain categories, everybody is supposed to see everything.
If Moore hadn’t been nominated for The Hours, voters would’ve still seen Meryl Streep twice because of Kidman and specially because of Ed Harris.
George Clooney was also seen twice in 2005 because of David Strathairn in Good Night and Good Luck (we know he was judge because of his writing and directing duties there too).December 2, 2011 at 9:32 am #45443
Morgan, one interesting one was Ellen Burstyn the year she won for Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore was also in Harry and Tonto the movie Art Carney won best actor for.December 2, 2011 at 10:53 am #45444
Interesting thread Morgan. These collaborative efforts are so constructive and such fun!. The examples I’ve thought of have been covered, but I’ll bet there are others.
Btw I’m not convinced that Chastain is such a slamdunk for ToL. It’s looking much better for her now, but there’s still that ‘dilution’ factor that could derail her by the end.
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