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    It might seem to be a little ridiculous given that everybody knows that the Oscars are not decided on merit and it’s after all just a competition that none of us compete in personally but you can’t deny the fervor that we all have towards the Oscars which is pretty much identical to sports fans who live and die with their teams. Which Oscar wins have upset you the most and have affected you for months maybe even years after?

    Mine:

    1. Ellen Page losing Best Actress for Juno: When this season ended I was devastated that Page didn’t win for Juno as I was obsessed with the film and her performance. Now I’ve gotten over it(and am now unsure of who I would want to win as first I supported Linney and then Cotillard but now I’m not sure) but it was definitely painful at the time.
    2. Sandra Bullock winning Best Actress: Not that I was surprised that she won but at the time seeing such an unworthy performance get so much praise for no good reason was just a soul crushing move on the Academy’s part and proof of how political they can be.
    3. Argo winning Best Picture and getting everything wrong in the top eight categories: I personally hated Argo and I ended up getting 5/8 in the top eight categories(I switched to Argo for Best Adapted Screenplay during the ceremony at the last minute although I was pretty disappointed that I was right) but got Director, Actress, and Original Screenplay wrong. Still wish I could take some of those predictions back lol.
    4. The Favourite being almost shut out: I’ve made it pretty clear that I am a big fan of The Favourite and nothing made me angrier then seeing it lose Best Original Screenplay. Colman’s Oscar win was amazing but the film really deserved so much more as it should have easily beat Roma for Best Director and Best Cinematography. Still recovering ):

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    BigJay2012
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    Chiwatel Ejiofor losing Best Actor for 12 Years a Slave. I was pissed.

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    RobertPius
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    It might seem to be a little ridiculous given that everybody knows that the Oscars are not decided on merit and it’s after all just a competition that none of us compete in personally but you can’t deny the fervor that we all have towards the Oscars which is pretty much identical to sports fans who live and die with their teams. Which Oscar wins have upset you the most and have affected you for months maybe even years after?

    Mine:

    1. Ellen Page losing Best Actress for Juno: When this season ended I was devastated that Page didn’t win for Juno as I was obsessed with the film and her performance. Now I’ve gotten over it(and am now unsure of who I would want to win as first I supported Linney and then Cotillard but now I’m not sure) but it was definitely painful at the time.
    2. Sandra Bullock winning Best Actress: Not that I was surprised that she won but at the time seeing such an unworthy performance get so much praise for no good reason was just a soul crushing move on the Academy’s part and proof of how political they can be.
    3. Argo winning Best Picture and getting everything wrong in the top eight categories: I personally hated Argo and I ended up getting 5/8 in the top eight categories(I switched to Argo for Best Adapted Screenplay during the ceremony at the last minute although I was pretty disappointed that I was right) but got Director, Actress, and Original Screenplay wrong. Still wish I could take some of those predictions back lol.
    4. The Favourite being almost shut out: I’ve made it pretty clear that I am a big fan of The Favourite and nothing made me angrier then seeing it lose Best Original Screenplay. Colman’s Oscar win was amazing but the film really deserved so much more as it should have easily beat Roma for Best Director and Best Cinematography. Still recovering ):

    Yours?

    Not really on topic but if Emma Stone had been in lead and Colman and Weisz in supporting what do you think would have happened? (I mean it is pretty clear Close and Colman would have won but do you think Stone would have been nominated?) I think she’d be struggling for that fifth spot but probably would have got in.

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    Joe Burns
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    She would have definitely gotten in as the lineup would have been Aparicio, Close, Gaga, McCarthy, and Stone.Despite Stone being a clear lead in The Favourite I don’t mind how the nominations worked out although Weisz or Stone should have beaten King.

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    Glenn losing for The Wife was an act of violence. Those 80s losses can be chopped up to being taken for granted. But everyone voted like clockwork for every category but the one that mattered?

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    I actually think Stone and Weisz should were right to be placed in the same category, I thought that they had around the same amount of screen time. In hine sight they should have both gone lead and Colman in Supporting but they definitely would not have got both actresses in lead. However with Colman in Supporting I think she would have swept the season winning everything

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    Joe Burns
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    Colman was the lead in The Favourite as she is the center of the film and the thing that drives the actions of the other characters. A film with three central characters is a difficult task for any major studio to campaign for in the acting categories and I think that Fox Searchlight called it correctly.

    Films with two leads though need to be campaigned correctly: August Osage County should have had Streep and Roberts both be campaigned in lead. Carol should have had both Mara and Blanchett in lead. Notes On A Scandal’s supporting designation for Blanchett is somewhat fraudulent but Dench’s is the driving force and center of the film for the most part so I don’t mind Blanchett being in supporting as much as some might.The Help was a three lead film but with Stone never even being in consideration I would say that Davis has the more impactful/important narrative in The Help so I think her being in lead and Spencer being in supporting is fine. It would be a great thing if we could see double nominees in the leading categories again though.

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    Joe Burns
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    Glenn losing for The Wife was an act of violence. Those 80s loses can be chopped up to being taken for granted. But everyone voted like clockwork for every category but the one that mattered?

    But they didn’t vote like clockwork for every category or Roma would have won Best Picture and The Favourite would have won Best Original Screenplay since Green Book was perceived as too controversial to win but the Academy made up it’s own mind in those two categories and in Best Actress. It is frustrating and cruel though that Glenn keeps getting overlooked.

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    Darlings, not going too far away. This year, for example:

    * Green Book was average but nothing awards-worthy on it.

    * Animatronic’s win was disgusting and ridiculous.

    * Classy Weisz acted circles around Regina King and deserved the dildo.

     

    LENA HEADEY hasn't got an Emmy for Game of Thrones????? Emmys you need to win her right now!!

    Lena Headey ("Game of Thrones") for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

    If Lena Headey doesn't win the Emmy, I'm leaving GoldDerby forever.

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    Bohemian Rhapsody for Best Editing.

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    Best Original Song 2015. The Spectre song is downright unlistenable, had only won because Smith is famous and carried over goodwill from Skyfall. I not a fan of Till It Happens to You but it is a good song and you know the producers expected Gaga & Diane to win by the set up of the performance, extended intro from VP Biden and the award given out immediately afterwards.

    Part of me is also angry at that because if the academy wanted Sam Smith to win so badly then “Flashlight” from Pitch Perfect 2 is right there. A hit song from a hit film and one that’s actually part of the plot. It’s also a better song than all but two of the actual nominees imo.

    Speaking of part of the plot, “Cold One” from Ricki & The Flash fits this and again is also a better song than two of the nominees.

    They was also more legitimate better options for nominees (and winners) that year; aforementioned Till it Happens to You, Flashlight & Cold One; See You Again From Furious 7 (literally one of the biggest singles of all time); One Kind of Love from Love & Mercy (they could’ve have gone for Brain Wilson as the famous rockstar instead of Sting); Both Earned It & Love Me Like You Do from 50 Shades and the titular song from I’ll See You In My Dreams

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    All of the BR and GB wins will continue to be the worst in all of Oscar history. When you had Cooper and TF right there people and then you just…

    Next is the Burstyn loss over Roberts. An Oscar for Roberts was eventually going to happen but over Burstyn in Requiem? It’s a legitimate crime.

    Sandra Bullock. Ma’am, your win over Gabourey was tragic.

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    All of Bohemian Rhapsody’s wins. Editing is the absolute worst, followed closely by actor.

    Frances McDormand over Margot Robbie and Sally Hawkins was also infuriating but her speech gave me life so it made things a little better.

    GIVE LENA HEADEY HER EMMY

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    Hugo winning Best Visual Effect over Harry Potter and the Deahtly Hallows – Part 2 is a tragedy.

    Mahershala Ali winning a second Oscar in 3 years. He just doesn’t deserve it for Moonlight. He was sooooooo boring and average in this film.

    Anything Black Panther won.

    The King’s Speech winning Best Original Screenplay over Inception… I’m still mad at it.

    Melissa Leo winning Best Supporting Actress for The Fighter over Amy Adams is trash. Amy was x1000 better than her.

     

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    I still don’t get the hate for McDormand’s performance in Three Billboards- to me it’s an amazing piece of work that deservingly won an Oscar although I thought Hawkins was extremely deserving and even Ronan(whose film I hated) was quite good. I have not seen Robbie yet but will very soon.

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