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  • Boidiva02
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    Even though I like Crash as a film, it didn’t deserve Best Picture not over Brokeback Mountain.

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    Gabarnes43
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    Emily Blunts double snub this year. I still can’t get over the fact that Blunt was snubbed for both Mary Poppins Returns and A Quiet Place. I watched both of these movies and found her performance amazing in both. Especially with the double SAG noms and a win for A Quiet Place I was really shocked she wasn’t nominated. I think the BAFTA snub really hurt her chances but she still got in GGlobes, SAG x2, Critics Choice

    FYC Emmys 2019 ‘Killing Eve for Series, Jodie Comer, Sandra Oh and Fiona Shaw’ ‘Jim Parsons for The Big Bang Theory’

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    Joe Burns
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    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.

    Her first win was six years before that and I doubt many people cared by that point about the dancing controversy which wasn’t entirely her fault as it was the studio that told the double to hush up about it and the double(professional ballerina Sarah Lane) advocated on her merits as an actress in the interview(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbeDf1ioW8Y) and called out the studio more then anything else. I feel like Jackie made no real impact with Oscar voters and it’s possible the politics that were going on at the time it was released played a part in audiences not wanting to relive a painful moment in American history.

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    Both of Mahershala Ali’s wins make me a little frustrated. Don’t get me wrong, I highly respect him as an actor, and I think that he does good work, but that’s all it is: good. He was GOOD in Moonlight and Green Book, and I’m not going to go on a rant about how undeserving he was, but there were other nominees who were GREAT. Dev Patel and Richard E. Grant are the first who come to mind.

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    Laurie Metcalf losing to Allison Janney will always annoy me. Metcalf was the early frontrunner that got skunked when the televised hardware surprisingly shifted to Janney from the Globes on.

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    An Oscar win that genuinely infuriated me was Suicide Squad’s win for Best Makeup & Hairstyling. All the makeup was was fancy body paint, not real prosthetics like Star Trek Beyond. Yes, I’m aware Killer Croc in Suicide Squad is prosthetic work, too, but still, it pales in comparison to Star Trek Beyond, especially with Idris Elba’s makeup.

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    Awardsfan1990
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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?

    You’re comparing an Oscar loss to an act of violence?! REALLY?! Do you not realize how insulting your comment is to actual victims of violence?! I’m sure Glenn Close herself wouldn’t like the comparison you’ve made.

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    Laurie Metcalf losing to Allison Janney will always annoy me. Metcalf was the early frontrunner that got skunked when the televised hardware surprisingly shifted to Janney from the Globes on.

    This!
    That really bugs me how around 90 HFPA members can shift the race so much. They could have made Sally Hawkins, Laurie Metcalf, Timothee Chalamet or any other supporting actor nominee happen. But the winners they got went on a sweep because of them. Though those weren’t bad winners.

    Now, this year really hurt me. HFPA killed A Star Is Born, The Favourite and made Green Book and Bohemian Rhapsody happen in one night. I think this association hurts me more than the the wins themselves because they trade the race.

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    The Favourite still could have prevailed in Best Picture as it had a conceivable path with a BAFTA win for Best Picture and the fact that it wasn’t impossible for it to win at PGA(although I doubt it even came close as Roma and Black Klansman probably did better there). Without WGA though it really needed a precursor win on this side of the pond to get a firm hold on the screenplay category as the last and only time a Best Original Screenplay winner has won with the BAFTA only was in 2002 for Talk To Her and that category was much weaker in terms of competition. If The Favourite had won the Globe or was eligible for WGA and won it would have helped its chances enormously although it could have gotten Birdmaned since Best Picture winners have a hard time losing in the Screenplay categories.

    But I now am seeing the fact that the Globes really do shape a lot of the season especially this year with all the major winners there repeating at the Oscars.

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    You’re comparing an Oscar loss to an act of violence?! REALLY?! Do you not realize how insulting your comment is to actual victims of violence?! I’m sure Glenn Close herself wouldn’t like the comparison you’ve made.

    My language is hyperbolic sweetheart and when she lost the category I felt similar to how I reacted when Viola lost best actress like someone died.

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    Laurie Metcalf losing to Allison Janney will always annoy me. Metcalf was the early frontrunner that got skunked when the televised hardware surprisingly shifted to Janney from the Globes on.

    Janney’s film legacy is tied to the Academy. Between two actresses who’ve worked in all three mediums it was Janney who had the edge with voters and rightfully so: American Beauty, The Hours, Juno, The Help, and I, Tanya.

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    ian mckellan losing to roberto benigni!

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    1. Samuel L. Jackson losing in 1995. It’s the best performance not to win in the last 30 years.

    2. George Clooney losing Best Actor in the Descendants to Silent McFrenchy. That was criminal.

    3. How did Paul Giamati not get nominated for Best Actor for Sideways? He should have won!

    4. Irma P. Hall was robbed for best supporting actress nominations in 1995’s A Family Thing and The Ladykillers.

    5. Tom Hanks losing Best Actor for Cast Away. It’s the best work he ever did.

    6. Every time Amy Adams loses an Oscar. She’s the Meryl Streep of her generation.

    7.  William H. Macy losing for Fargo.

    8. Have we come to peace yet that Paul Thomas Anderson hasn’t won an Oscar?

    9. The Shawshank Redemption losing Best Cinematography or editing in 1995.

    10. And win will the Academy give Siskel & Ebert an honorary award for being the only critics that justified to the public the shift in the 90’s to award smaller films.

    11. Ian Mckellan losing in 2002 Best Supporting Actor. The only reason it’s not higher, is he seemed ok with it.

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    Ellen Page winning?  Heck, NO!!!!  Marion Cotillard’s performance as Edith Piaf was truly awe-inspiring.  I had not seen the film prior to the ceremony, when each actor and actress’s performances are screened in their categories.  Just that one scene from “La Vie en Rose” caused me to hop on the phone, call the local bookstore and ask if they had a dvd copy of the film as well as the soundtrack, and they did.  This win, to me, showed that the Academy CAN choose the best; they CAN get it right.  I recall Julie Christie was supposed to be the winner that year.  That’s what the prognosticators said anyway.  She and Marion won things left and right.  Both won the Globe, Christie won the SAG, Marion won the BAFTA…  Marion so so deserved that Oscar!!!

    Bullock should return hers; it should have gone to either Gabourey or to Carey Mulligan.  Paltrow should return hers; she and Natalie Portman have said how embarrassed they are TO have won.  Then, by all means, return the statuettes.  Total and complete disrespect!!  This comes from ones peers, for goodness sakes.   Thumbing the nose at the acting branch of the Academy by saying that they’re embarrassed, should brand them for good, and never be able to be nominated again.

    Now, Ms Streep should return #3, and, imo, #2 as well.  Her win for “Iron Lady” was complete theft; Viola Davis was robbed!!!  And, since I’m a fan of Jessica Lange, I’m obviously going to say, She should’ve won for “Frances”, and not “Tootsie”; that’s a given for me.  And 20+ nominations is WAY TOO MANY.  Think of all the actresses left off each time!!

    Melissa Leo winning was a low-point.  Just because the person she portrayed slams about, shouting and swearing practically the whole time, doesn’t mean it’s awards-worthy.  The rightful winner should’ve been Helena Bonham Carter, a subtle performance, something one doesn’t often see from her.  She won the BAFTA, so why not the Oscar too?

    How far back can we go, as to atrocities??  The most unfair?  Judy Garland losing to Grace Kelly!!!  A travesty!!

    On and on I could go.  Hurray, Olivia Colman!!!!

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    2016- Best Original Song….

    A lot of people thought Lady Gaga and (finally!) Diane Warren were going to win for “Til It Happens To You” from The Hunting Ground!!! I was GENUINELY SHOCKED that Sam Smith won for Writings on the wall….. I don’t know how it won bc it really isnt a good song…. and LG’s performance, I mean Come on how hauntingly beautiful?!

    2019-Best Actress

    While I am a Lady Gaga fan, and I would have loved for her to win best actress, I knew it would be Glenn Closes year…. BUT SHOCKER!!!! However, I am SO glad Olivia won because she was Terrific in the favourite!!

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