November 12, 2014 at 3:53 pm #165776
Whenever someone’s favorite performance or film tends to lose out on the Oscar, there tends to be a small outrage. But there are those that don’t seem to mind said losses. What are some Oscar losses that may have outraged some, yet you are still cool with?
Here is one of mine:
Pulp Fiction losing BP to Forrest Gump: Was it a game-changer for independent cinema? Yes. Did it deserve to be nominated in BP for that reason and because of how it helped shape filmmaking? Absolutely. But would I have given it the win? Not really. Forrest Gump is a classic I would revisit more than Pulp Fiction, but that’s just me.
How about you folks?November 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm #165778
Pulp Fiction losing to Forrest Gump
The Social Network losing to The King’s Speech
Wreck-it Ralph losing to Brave
Lincoln losing to Argo
If I think more about it, I’ll add more.
I'm not perfect, but I keep trying.November 12, 2014 at 4:11 pm #165779
I know I will get shit for saying this but Raging Bull’s BP loss for Ordinary People. Raging Bull is a brilliant movie (one of my favorites actually) but Ordinary People deserved every bit of that BP Oscar. Outstanding piece of work in all fronts. I know Raging Bull has aged better and became a cult movie so that probably fuels the outrage even more but I don’t think it’s a movie that needed the Oscar to prove its incredible cinematic value.
Lincoln losing to Argo… The only films better than Argo in that list were Django Unchained, Amour, ZD30 and SLP. Lincoln was a terrible film all around, hated it.
Ellen Burstyn’s loss for The Exorcist. Yes it was unfair but it’s not something that bothers me enough to actually hate it. She should have three Oscars in her mantle right now (one for Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, other for The Exorcist and the third for RFAD) but the Requiem for a Dream’s loss upsets me much more (even though I kind of agree that Julia Roberts was a force of nature).
I have plenty but these are the ones in top of my head. All those times Susan Sarandon lost didn’t really make me rip my clothes and eat my hair out of rage either. But the year she won though… Oh boy.November 12, 2014 at 4:29 pm #165780
Might as well warn you, this is probably just going to sound mean.
Best Supporting Actor: When Bale won, I wasn’t exactly thrilled (don’t get me wrong, he is killer in that film but I was rooting for Rush) but the fact that Ruffalo lost made me very happy. He was ok in that movie but that spot should have gone to Andrew Garfield. For that reason alone, I was thrilled when Ruffalo lost.
November 12, 2014 at 4:33 pm #165781
I did not mind Gravity losing to 12 Years, despite my preference for it. Gravity swept the technical categories, and 12 Years did deserve some love. It’s weird to think that it has the same number of Oscars as Dallas Buyers Club, but hey, that film had a heck of a lot of momentum.
Jessica Chastain missing out to Jennifer Lawrence. I loved both performances, but my preference was to Chastain. Having said that, I can see why Lawrence won, and honestly if both are on TV at the same time, odds are I would watch Silver Linings over Zero Dark Thirty, even though I prefer ZD30 over SLP.November 12, 2014 at 6:21 pm #165782
I loved when Julie Christie lost to
MARION COTILLARD for La Vie En Rose in 2007.
Christie was predicted by more experts than Cotillard
but IMO, Cotillard gave one of the greatest screen performances
I have ever seen so i was thrilled she won..November 12, 2014 at 6:31 pm #165783
Jennifer Lawrence in American Hustle, I loved her in this film it’s a performance a ture movie star can only give amazing work in my eyes. I’m happy she lost because if she had won the hipster attitude of a I quote “I liked Jennifer Lawrence but then she became mainstream so fuck her” would become mainstream. I can’t even mention me liking Shakespeare in Love without someone mentioning how it stole the Oscar from Saving Private Ryan.November 13, 2014 at 11:18 am #165784
^ This leads me perfectly into how I couldn’t care less that Shaving Ryan’s Privates lost (yeah I know, it’s old, but it’s still funny) – in fact, I find Shakespeare in Love more entertaining, better acted and more creatively written. I guess SPR is more interesting cinematographically, but it’s also overlong and has a terrible ending, despite its merits.
Also, Heath Ledger in Brokeback – he was outstanding, but Hoffman’s Capote was even more so.
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