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    One of my own is Maggie Gyllenhaal for doing the bare minimum in Crazy Heart – not the coat-tail nomination aspect so much, more that Samantha Morton was a previous nominee giving a career-best performance in another film that received an acting nomination and voters watched – The Messenger.

    Neither actress had a campaign or narrative – does this reveal that lots of people just ticked Harrelson’s name without bothering to watch their screener!?

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    1974 Nominee for Best Picture: The Towering Inferno. Lousy nominee. There were better films. Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz. Black Christmas. Blazing Saddles. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia. California Split. Claudine. Conrack. Day for Night. Death Wish. The Education of Sonny Carson. Emmanuelle. Female Trouble. The Front Page. Harry and Tonto. Hearts and Minds. Lacombe, Lucien. The Longest Yard. Murder on the Orient Express. The Night Porter. The Parallax View. Stavisky. The Sugarland Express. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Thieves Like Us. Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. Willie Dynamite. Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too. A Woman Under the Influence. Young Frankenstein.

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    Thatcher, Former Prime Minister of GoldDerby
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    Animatronic and all the Bohemian Tragedy recognition. Disgusting to say the least.

    I was your Prime Minister once.

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    Lil Tony
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    Richard Jenkins – best supporting actor for The Shape of Water.

    Octavia Spencer – best supporting actress for Hidden Figures

    FYC
    Best Actor :.
    Taron Egerton = Rocketman
    Joaquin Phoenix = Joker
    Eddie Murphy = Dolemite is my Name

    Best actress :
    Charlize Theron = Bombshell
    Alfre Woodard = Clemency

    Supporting Actor
    Brad Pitt = Once upon a time in Hollywood

    Supporting Actress =
    Margot Robbie = Any of her two performances.
    Dame Maggie Smith = Downton Abbey
    Octavia Spencer = Luce

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    Lil Tony
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    Meryl Streep nominated for Florence Foster jenkins & Into the Woods & Osage County & Julie and Julia. I can continue.

    Meryl Streep actually deserved her nominations for these performances. Her only recent nomination that I still stand against is The Post. That was a waste of a spot that should have gone to many deserving women that year

    FYC
    Best Actor :.
    Taron Egerton = Rocketman
    Joaquin Phoenix = Joker
    Eddie Murphy = Dolemite is my Name

    Best actress :
    Charlize Theron = Bombshell
    Alfre Woodard = Clemency

    Supporting Actor
    Brad Pitt = Once upon a time in Hollywood

    Supporting Actress =
    Margot Robbie = Any of her two performances.
    Dame Maggie Smith = Downton Abbey
    Octavia Spencer = Luce

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    IsabelaRooney
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    Gosford Park. I like this movie, but SEVEN Oscar nominations?

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    Sharkweek
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    Gosford Park is a classic film. It deserves all its nominations and should have won best picture

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    dizzieblonde
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    Gosford Park is a classic film. It deserves all its nominations and should have won best picture

    A film packed to the gills with spectacular performances, most notably Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Kirsten Scott-Thomas, Dame Helen Mirren, and Dame Eileen Atkins (what’s the collective noun for a group of dames?!). Then there was a scene chewing performance from Michael Gambon, Clive Owen just being amazing at every turn, and even the smaller roles beautifully presented by Emily Watson, Kelly McDonald, Charles Dance, Alan Bates, Derek Jacobi, Richard E Grant and Tom Hollander.

    In fact, out of the entire cast, I think one of my favourite performances was Jeremy Northam as Ivor Novello. His singing voice is so lovely, and period perfect. I don’t think it would have been the same film without what he brought to the it.

    I could (and have!) watch this film over and over again, and never get bored, because it’s just a delight to watch truly incredible actors at the top of their craft. Robert Altman gave them acres of space to do what they all do best, and it is just a brilliant ensemble piece. It was a damn shame not to win more than 1 Oscar, but the fact this was the film that won the Best Ensemble SAG was probably exactly the right award for it. I agree it should have won best picture Oscar though – A Beautiful Mind wasn’t nearly as good as Gosford Park.

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    Emmyfan
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    Gosford Park. I like this movie, but SEVEN Oscar nominations?

    I know right – Gosford Park deserved more than seven nominations!

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    Joe Burns
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    I’m not that big of a fan of Gosford Park(It’s very slowly paced and the whole mystery takes too long to get to its conclusion which isn’t even that satisfying) but I loved it’s supporters posts just now.

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    Joe Burns
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    Fame getting a Best Original Screenplay nod is really weird. The film’s plot is pretty weak.

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    Awardsfan1990
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    I also find Gosford Park massively overrated, as heartbreaking as it is for me to admit given its amazing cast. It only truly deserved its nominations for costume design and production design.

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    RobertPius
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    It is odd how Susan Sarandon got into lead for Atlantic City when she was promoted as supporting where she says she voted for herself. They never seem to go against what the person is advertised for.

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    Bohemian Rhapsody for Sound Editing…

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    estrelasdealgeruz
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    Meryl Streep actually deserved her nominations for these performances. Her only recent nomination that I still stand against is The Post. That was a waste of a spot that should have gone to many deserving women that year

    I actually have to disagree. When she was nominated for both August Osage County and Florence Foster Jenkins there were at least two performances that were much better than hers in those years. And I’m actually a huge fan of hers. In 2013 both Adèle Exarchopoulos and Emma Thompson gave far superior and much more accomplished performances  than Meryls. And are you telling me that in 2016 she was more deserving of nom than Amy Adams and Annette Bening? Like I said I really like Meryl but cmon nominating her every year It’s an exaggeration.

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