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    I thought McDormand was pretty good in Three Billboards but I was looking towards Saoirse Ronan winning for Lady Bird, she could really portray an American.

    I never understood the hate towards Black Panther but that’s people for you.

    The Artist winning Best Picture was an upset for me. Good movie but not Best Picture.

    Emma Stone winning Best Actress. I didn’t think there was nothing special about her performance. I was hoping for Isabelle Huppert for Elle or maybe Natalie Portman for Jackie which I thought she did an amazing job.

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    Bohemian Rhapsody and Green Book for everything. I preferred Bale over Malek, and Ali was good (Emmy for True Detective, please) but Grant absolutely killed it. The other wins do not deserve mention.

    Anne Hathaway for Les Mis, because Amy Adams was incredible in The Master.

    Allison Janney last year. I wasn’t happy about McDormand and Oldman either, but I understood those wins. However, I can’t see why they’d pick Janney over Laurie Metcalf, whose performance was miles ahead of the competition.

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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.

    It’s only been two years since Ali won for Moonlight lol. I haven’t seen Black Panther or Hugo and don’t really want to although I had a dream that Best Costume Design was being recounted as it seemed as if people believed that The Favourite actually won.

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    I thought McDormand was pretty good in Three Billboards but I was looking towards Saoirse Ronan winning for Lady Bird, she could really portray an American.

    I never understood the hate towards Black Panther but that’s people for you.

    The Artist winning Best Picture was an upset for me. Good movie but not Best Picture.

    Emma Stone winning Best Actress. I didn’t think there was nothing special about her performance. I was hoping for Isabelle Huppert for Elle or maybe Natalie Portman for Jackie which I thought she did an amazing job.

    I feel like people hate on McDormand’s win because she was a previous winner who steamrolled over competition that had never won before(besides Streep obviously) and who all could have won under different circumstances(besides Streep again).

    I thought Stone was good in La La Land although I haven’t seen Isabelle Hupert’s performance and have not completed Jackie. From what I saw I thought Portman was good but mimicry only goes so far with me as one is so inherently aware that the person is acting. Do you think that if Portman hadn’t been considered the de facto favorite in the beginning of the Oscar season Paramount would have campaigned Davis in lead and she could have won Best Actress instead of Best Supporting Actress for Fences? I think it’s possible.

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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 Gabourney was tragic.

    I haven’t seen Joan Allen but I feel that Roberts was deserving of her win as I find Burstyn to be overly mannered and hammy in Requiem For A Dream.

    Even Sandra Bullock feels that all the attention was unusual as her work in film wasn’t really something to fall all over themselves for(although she’s definitely a talented performer that deserved recognition) and she even said so on Oprah the day after she won the Oscar I believe.

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    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.

    Do you think that if Portman hadn’t been considered the de facto favorite in the beginning of the 2016 Oscar season that Paramount would have campaigned Davis in lead and she could have won Best Actress instead of Best Supporting Actress for Fences? I think it’s possible.

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    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.

    I think she would have easily gotten in

    Do you think that if Portman hadn’t been considered the de facto favorite in the beginning of the 2016 Oscar season that Paramount would have campaigned Davis in lead and she could have won Best Actress instead of Best Supporting Actress for Fences? I think it’s possible.

    I don’t think she would have won, but she would have been nominated probably pushing out Ruth Negga. Emma Stone had so much buzz, she was winning no matter what.

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    Obviously Julia Roberts over Ellen Burstyn. I have heard some people saying that after looking back, they think Ellen’s role was not challenging at all and that the movie’s effect helped lighten her role. But I still keep my opinion that Ellen was, not just really, but tragically snubbed that year. Her performance was so haunting, and every camera close-up of her was perfectly done. I watched Erin Brokovich and I couldn’t help thinking about how this is just another Pretty Woman 2.0, and I didn’t like that performance either. To be honest, Julia hadn’t really impressed me up until AOC, which I think deserves the Oscar.
    Going back to Burstyn, I consider her to be the best actress out of the 70s era, a la Jane Fonda, Faye Dunaway, Sissy Spacek,… She gave so many amazing roles like The Exorcist, Resurrection, Requiem,… but the only Oscar she has is for a sub-par role in Alice …… which is one of Academy’s many mistakes!

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    I actually thought Bullocks performance in the Blind Side was really good and powerful. I thought she was a deserving winner

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    I thought Burstyn was deserving for Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore and that the film was entertaining enough.

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    I actually thought Bullocks performance in the Blind Side was really good and powerful. I thought she was a deserving winner

    Me too. And I will defend it till my last breath. It wasn’t a pretentious critics kind of Indie film or performance, hence the hate.

    Julianne Moore’s overdue Oscar win for Still Alice was just infuriating. Marion Cotillard was ROBBED for Two Days, One Night.

    And let’s not even get started with the LA LA LAND mess. Natalie Portman’s JACKIE performance is an all timer. One for the ages.

    An Oscarless all timer. SMH.

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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.

    I think Frances was better than Meryl in the category but that’s it. Saoirse, Margot and Sally were far superior imo. But again, her speeches all through awards season were awesome, so I’ve got no bad blood with Mrs. McDormand.

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    Me too. And I will defend it till my last breath. It wasn’t a pretentious critics kind of Indie film or performance, hence the hate.

    Just because people didn’t like a performance or win that you liked, doesn’t mean it’s because it wasn’t “pretentious” or “indie” smh. You use this excuse a lot and it’s ridiculous/pretentious in of itself.

    I haven’t seen Joan Allen but I feel that Roberts was deserving of her win as I find Burstyn to be overly mannered and hammy in Requiem For A Dream.

    Even Sandra Bullock feels that all the attention was unusual as her work in film wasn’t really something to fall all over themselves for(although she’s definitely a talented performer that deserved recognition) and she even said so on Oprah the day after she won the Oscar I believe.

    We’ll have to agree to disagree regarding Burstyn. But Bullock recognizing this saves some grace.

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    Roberts over Burstyn – they’ve been waiting to give Roberts an oscar since Pretty Woman.  She was the darling of the 90’s so they decided to gave it to her. I watched Erin Brockovich and was not impressed by her performance. I’m more impressed by her performance in Pretty Woman but she ain’t beating Kathy Bates for Misery. On that 2000 BA lineup, my top 2 was Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream – terrifying performance, one of her best (if not the best), Linney (You Can Count on Me) . With all that being said, I love Julia Roberts. Not hating on her but it’s just my opinion.

    I have a lot more opinions but I’ll keep it to myself.

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    Do you think that if Portman hadn’t been considered the de facto favorite in the beginning of the 2016 Oscar season that Paramount would have campaigned Davis in lead and she could have won Best Actress instead of Best Supporting Actress for Fences? I think it’s possible.

    I never bought the hype for Portman in Jackie. She had just won for Black Swan and plus there was the controversy that she exaggerated how much dancing she had done and the real ballerina exposed that. Plus Jackie was a dour film and the role has been played so often.

    I think Viola would have won in Best Actress easily. It was apparently her choice to go for supporting. I met the studio PR woman at a Gold Derby event and she said they are waiting for her to see the finished film and then she’ll decide where she wants to be placed. I think Viola got burned once before when she went lead for what could have been a supporting role so this time she just went the safer route. Too bad. I think she would have beat Stone since as we saw with Best Picture the La La Land under-performed.

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