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    Any of the Best Actress losers from 1993 and 1995 would have beaten Jessica Lange in 1994. Especially Angela Bassett and Sharon Stone.

    Had the original edit of Dolores Claiborne saw release fall of ’94 as intended Bates definitely would have squashed the second Oscar narrative of her industry friend Jessica Lange.

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    Natalie Portman would’ve beaten Brie Larson

    Portman’s previous win played against her winning for Jackie.

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    I forgot one earlier, The Grand Budapest Hotel probably would’ve beaten Django Unchained or Her in Original Screenplay, and possibly even Midnight in Paris.

    Nope. Her and Midnight in Paris are too significant to go down for Wes Anderson.

    What exactly do you mean by “significant?” My reasoning is that Grand Budapest had more nominations across the board than any of those films, as well as feeling truly “original” unlike other nomination leaders that lost this category like American Hustle. Woody Allen didn’t necessarily need a third Oscar (his strongest competition was a silent film, so he probably had an easy path), and between Her and Grand Budapest it could’ve been a toss-up, although the latter had more memorable dialogue; it only lost because it was up against a Best Picture winner that also had an original concept and quotable dialogue.

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    Woody Allen like Streep is a perennial nominee who remains revered despite the valid criticisms of their detractors. So a third win was just a matter of the project and the competition. Paris would have still beat Hotel in a given season. Her was an opportunity to award a respected but not so prolific filmmaker whose movies would never be across the board juggernauts because they’re too damn quirky. Spike Jonze definitely is someone the Academy wanted to award. Wes Anderson is still proving his worth with a lot of major award bodies. I think many saw him as an all surface gimmick with an impeccable aesthetic. Now he has endured in the long haul and his movies are getting better like Hotel. Although Royal remains my favorite of his.

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    Boyhood would have defeated Spotlight.

    No Best Picture nominee from the past 5 years would have beaten Spotlight. Like Moonlight and 12 Years a Slave, it was simply too important to lose.

    huh? I’m not sure about this at all. I’ve never spoken to anyone that thought of Spotlight as “important”. I’d say it’s probably the most forgettable best picture winner in recent memory, it only won because it was the most traditional oscar baity movie in a line-up where it’s closest competition was an action blockbuster…LaLa land would have beat it a cake walk.

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    Shawshank redemption would’ve won something had it been released any year instead of the original release year :/.

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    Except Shawshank wasn’t a hit at all upon its theatrical release. Not until video and cable did it really take off.

    OSCAR FLASHBACK: Nicholson at the Oscars (1985) – Prizzi’s Honor

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    If Revolutionary Road was released in 2009. Kate would’ve won.

    In a situation where she hadn’t won for The Reader, definitely.

    It’s the “problem” when actors/actresses make multiple movies a year, some of them get lost in the shuffle. I just watched Revolutionary Road and she was amazing in it.

    Another example is Daniel Day-Lewis of 1993, his performance in The Age of Innocence is one of my favourites but it was ignored due to In the Name of the Father, obviously that was the performance to get a nomination for, but the other one should have been “immortalized” as well.

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    Woody Allen like Streep is a perennial nominee who remains revered despite the valid criticisms of their detractors. So a third win was just a matter of the project and the competition. Paris would have still beat Hotel in a given season. Her was an opportunity to award a respected but not so prolific filmmaker whose movies would never be across the board juggernauts because they’re too damn quirky. Spike Jonze definitely is someone the Academy wanted to award. Wes Anderson is still proving his worth with a lot of major award bodies. I think many saw him as an all surface gimmick with an impeccable aesthetic. Now he has endured in the long haul and his movies are getting better like Hotel. Although Royal remains my favorite of his.

    I don’t know, a lot of that seems like projection. I doubt the Academy had any more of an agenda to specifically award Spike Jonze than Wes Anderson. Would you agree that Anderson would’ve won Screenplay if not for Birdman? (Although I guess a Linklater win in that situation wouldn’t have been out of the question.)

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    isabelle huppert over emma stone. oh wait they were the same year. kbye

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