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  • RobertPius
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    What was the thinking as to how Winslet got the lead actress nomination for The Reader?

    She had won everything else in supporting and I think she wanted a lead nomination for Revolutionary Road because it was her then husband’s film. So odd that the voters voted against how a film was advertised. They usually go by the FYC ads.

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    What was the thinking as to how Winslet got the lead actress nomination for The Reader?

    She had won everything else in supporting and I think she wanted a lead nomination for Revolutionary Road because it was her then husband’s film. So odd that the voters voted against how a film was advertised. They usually go by the FYC ads.

    Voters hated Revolutionary Road despite Michael Shannon’s first career nod for it.

    Kathy Bates for Best Supporting Actress (Richard Jewell)

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    SHT L
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    I am glad that Winslet got nominated for Lead for The Reader instead of Supporting because it made The Supporting Race much more exciting and allowed Penelope Cruz to win her deserved Oscar for Vicky Cristina Barcelona. IMO, she should have won over Winslet (as should have Adams…and I don’t normally say that; Davis; and Tomei) anyway but that wasn’t going to happen had she been nominated there. I wonder if that was a result of some maneuvering by Weinstein who may have went on a silent campaign to get Winslet into lead for The Reader as he distributed that film so that Cruz would have a chance of winning an Oscar as well as he also distributed Vicky Cristina Barcelona. He didn’t give any crap about Revolutionary Road as that was not his film.

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    Winslet should have won lead outright for “Revolutionary Road.” “The Reader” is an abomination of a film for all involved.

    I wonder how posterity will view all of the Oscar films that Weinstein touched in the Age of Miramax. This issue is far deeper than the actresses. I’d like to think that every film and actor will be judged on individual merits, but people are people, after all. Fascinating question to think about.

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    Elazul
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    Wasn’t Winslet getting nominated as lead for The Reader a result of the Academy not buying into category fraud? It was fraud only to have her nominated for two movies, basically the same as Julianne Moore in 2002 but either the Academy disliked Revolutionary Road that much, either they wanted to avoid negative press about Winslet going supporting.

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    I happen to think Winslet is comparably underwhelming in both The Reader and Revolutionary Road.

    THE OSCAR 100 (#45-41): Robert Duvall, William Holden, Marlon Brando, Barbra Streisand and Whoopi Goldberg

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    I happen to think Winslet is comparably underwhelming in both The Reader and Revolutionary Road. THE OSCAR 100 (#45-41): Robert Duvall, William Holden, Marlon Brando, Barbra Streisand and Whoopi Goldberg

    Interesting. Which one is your favourite performance of hers?

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    I tend to be more fond of her supporting turns, like Iris and Quills.

    THE OSCAR 100 (#45-41): Robert Duvall, William Holden, Marlon Brando, Barbra Streisand and Whoopi Goldberg

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    Here’s a complete list of actors and actresses who won an Oscar for starring in a film directly produced either by the Weinstein Company or by Miramax while Weinstein was in charge.

    Christian Bale (1 nomination, 1 win)
    Roberto Benigni (1 nomination, 1 win)
    Juliette Binoche (2 nominations, 1 win)
    Cate Blanchett (2 nominations, 1 win)
    Jim Broadbent (1 nomination, 1 win)
    Michael Caine (2 nominations, 1 win)
    Penelope Cruz (2 nominaitons, 1 win)
    Daniel Day-Lewis (2 nominations, 1 win)
    Judi Dench (6 nominations, 1 win)
    Jean Dujardin (1 nomination, 1 win)
    Colin Firth (2 nominations, 1 win)
    Brenda Fricker (1 nomination, 1 win)
    Holly Hunter (1 nomination, 1 win)
    Nicole Kidman (2 nominations, 1 win)
    Jennifer Lawrence (1 nomination, 1 win)
    Melissa Leo (1 nomination, 1 win)
    Gwyneth Paltrow (1 nomination, 1 win)
    Anna Paquin (1 nomination, 1 win)
    Meryl Streep (3 nominations, 1 win)
    Mira Sorvino (1 nomination, 1 win)
    Christoph Waltz (2 nominations, 2 wins)
    Dianne Wiest (1 nomination, 1 win)
    Robin Williams (1 nomination, 1 win)
    Kate Winslet (2 nominations, 1 win)
    Renee Zellweger (3 nominations, 1 win)
    Catherine Zeta-Jones (1 nomination, 1 win)

    And as a bonus, here’s a complete list of actors who were nominated for but did not win an Oscar for starring in a film directly produced either by the Weinstein Company or by Miramax while Weinstein was in charge.

    Amy Adams (2 nominations)
    Alan Alda (1 nomination)
    Berenice Bejo (1 nomination)
    Brenda Blethyn (1 nomination)
    Kenneth Branagh (1 nomination)
    Billy Bob Thornton (1 nomination)
    Helena Bonham Carter (2 nominations)
    Bradley Cooper (1 nomination)
    Benedict Cumberbatch (1 nomination)
    Matt Damon (1 nomination)
    Jaye Davidson (1 nomination)
    Robert DeNiro (1 nomination)
    Johnny Depp (1 nomination)
    Leonardo DiCaprio (1 nomination)
    Minnie Driver (1 nomination)
    Ralph Fiennes (1 nomination)
    Robert Forster (1 nomination)
    Paul Giamatti (1 nomination)
    Ed Harris (1 nomination)
    Salma Hayek (1 nomination)
    Felicity Huffman (1 nomination)
    Samuel L. Jackson (1 nomination)
    Jennifer Jason Leigh (1 nomination)
    Diane Keaton (1 nomination)
    Kiera Knightley (1 nomination)
    Queen Latifah (1 nomination)
    Jude Law (2 nominations)
    Rooney Mara (1 nomination)
    Mary McDonnell (1 nomination)
    Ian McKellen (1 nomination)
    Julianne Moore (1 nomination)
    Chazz Palminteri (1 nomination)
    Dev Patel (1 nomination)
    Joaquin Phoenix (1 nomination)
    Stephen Rea (1 nomination)
    John C. Reilly (1 nomination)
    Julia Roberts (1 nomination)
    Geoffrey Rush (2 nominations)
    Kristin Scott Thomas (1 nomination)
    Philip Seymour Hoffman (1 nomination)
    Sissy Spacek (1 nomination)
    Uma Thurman (1 nominations)
    Jennifer Tilly (1 nomination)
    Marisa Tomei (1 nomination)
    John Travolta (1 nomination)
    Massimo Troisi (1 nomination)
    Jackie Weaver (1 nomination)
    Mare Winningham (1 nomination)
    Tom Wilkinson (1 nomination)
    Michelle Williams (2 nomination)
    Joanne Woodward (1 nomination)

    It should be noted that some of these actors films were acquired by Weinstein at Sundance and other festivals and that Harvey Weinstin had NOTHING to do with the financing and production of them, only the promoting and advertising of them. Two that come to mind immediately are In the Bedroom and A Single Man.

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    Wasn’t Winslet getting nominated as lead for The Reader a result of the Academy not buying into category fraud? It was fraud only to have her nominated for two movies, basically the same as Julianne Moore in 2002 but either the Academy disliked Revolutionary Road that much, either they wanted to avoid negative press about Winslet going supporting.

    I don’t think Moore getting into supporting for The Hours was fraud. She had the third most dominant character and probably would have competed in supporting even if it were not for Far From Heaven. I wouldn’t have nominated her for The Hours period.

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    Honey
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    But the promo and advertising is the one that really counts, u can make the best damn movie in the world but if nobody heard of it or watched it, it means next to nothing cuz it won’t win a single oscar.

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    Here’s a complete list of actors and actresses who won an Oscar for starring in a film directly produced either by the Weinstein Company or by Miramax while Weinstein was in charge.

    Christian Bale (1 nomination, 1 win)
    Roberto Benigni (1 nomination, 1 win)
    Juliette Binoche (2 nominations, 1 win)
    Cate Blanchett (2 nominations, 1 win)
    Jim Broadbent (1 nomination, 1 win)
    Michael Caine (2 nominations, 1 win)
    Penelope Cruz (2 nominaitons, 1 win)
    Daniel Day-Lewis (2 nominations, 1 win)
    Judi Dench (6 nominations, 1 win)
    Jean Dujardin (1 nomination, 1 win)
    Colin Firth (2 nominations, 1 win)
    Brenda Fricker (1 nomination, 1 win)
    Holly Hunter (1 nomination, 1 win)
    Nicole Kidman (2 nominations, 1 win)
    Jennifer Lawrence (1 nomination, 1 win)
    Melissa Leo (1 nomination, 1 win)
    Gwyneth Paltrow (1 nomination, 1 win)
    Anna Paquin (1 nomination, 1 win)
    Meryl Streep (3 nominations, 1 win)
    Mira Sorvino (1 nomination, 1 win)
    Christoph Waltz (2 nominations, 2 wins)
    Dianne Wiest (1 nomination, 1 win)
    Robin Williams (1 nomination, 1 win)
    Kate Winslet (2 nominations, 1 win)
    Renee Zellweger (3 nominations, 1 win)
    Catherine Zeta-Jones (1 nomination, 1 win)

    Unpopular opinion: all of these would’ve won regardless of Weinstein. Though I guess you could argue that Life Is Beautiful and The Artist would’ve gone unnoticed by the Academy altogether if not for Weinstein; however another distributor could’ve noticed their Oscar potential and they could’ve done just as well.

    Someone protest any name from the above list and I’ll defend my case for them winning without Weinstein’s influence.

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    Sorvino? Go!

    Kathy Bates for Best Supporting Actress (Richard Jewell)

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    Honey
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    Here’s a complete list of actors and actresses who won an Oscar for starring in a film directly produced either by the Weinstein Company or by Miramax while Weinstein was in charge.

    Unpopular opinion: all of these would’ve won regardless of Weinstein.

    thats literally impossible, considering none of those movies would’ve been made and even if another studio produced the same films, it could’ve been a completely diff team.

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    Gwyneth Paltrow

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