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    Halle Berry’s performance was embarrassing. The worst mix of stereotypes all in one.

    She wasn’t playing a stereotype. Her character is poor.

    Kathy Bates for Best Supporting Actress (Richard Jewell)

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    Gwyneth Paltrow winning Best Actress over the superb performance of Cate Blanchett in “Elizabeth”. I know Paltrow was “the star” and Blanchett an unknown aussie by that time but, c’mon!

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    dannyjude
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    You need to look up the word “fact” in the dictionary.

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    If Halle Berry hadn’t won, do you think Gabourey Sidibe or Viola Davis would have won the year they were nominated for Best Actress ? I think both were robbed, and being the first black best actress winner would have give them a narrative other than their performances.

    Based off of the ripple effect that unfortunately transpires in the Academy to award people for political reasons, Berry was an undeniable winner, but not for the performance, which was a mockery to black women everywhere. Had Whoopi Goldberg won in 1985, Berry would not be an Oscar winner. Likewise, Viola probably would’ve prevailed in 2011 if neither woman won the award. Gabourey Sidibe’s performance was too polarizing to beat Bullock’s narrative, regardless of if she would have made history, and Precious was not a film that was going to earn two acting awards. Mulligan should’ve won that year anyways…

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    The Hurt Locker    right, how about Avatar? The Blind Side was better than the HURT Locker…so was UP

    The Shape of Water (The Creature From the Black Lagoon) over 3Bilboards or Call Me By Your Name or The Darkest Hour or Get Out?  Pagh

    Or Eddie Redmayne over Michael Keaton.

    At least this year the best picture won. 
    Politics did not win this year, what a treat!

     

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    Based off of the ripple effect that unfortunately transpires in the Academy to award people for political reasons, Berry was an undeniable winner, but not for the performance, which was a mockery to black women everywhere. Had Whoopi Goldberg won in 1985, Berry would not be an Oscar winner. Likewise, Viola probably would’ve prevailed in 2011 if neither woman won the award. Gabourey Sidibe’s performance was too polarizing to beat Bullock’s narrative, regardless of if she would have made history, and Precious was not a film that was going to earn two acting awards. Mulligan should’ve won that year anyways…

    If I could rewrite history I’d have put Peggy Ashcroft in Best Actress for A Passage to India like the New York Film Critics did and then give her that and Geraldine Page supporting that year. Then Whoopi would have been clear to win the next year. It is sort of amazing they didn’t go for the history win there even with all the controversy surrounding the movie.

    If Page had not been involved in 1985 then Cher probably would have got the fifth slot for Mask. That would have weakened her snubbed trajectory for 1987. I wonder if Glenn would have been the more snubbed at that point and won for Fatal (although that was a controversial film too.) Ripple effects all over.

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    Back in 1969, there was a tie for best actress:  Barbra Streisand for Funny Girl & Katharine Hepburn for A Lion In Winter.  Both good performances but not the best of 1968.  Joanne Woodward gave the best performance in Rachel, Rachel  —  a quiet & subtle film about an ordinary woman, a schoolteacher in her mid-thirties who still lives with her mother & who has not found love.  Her performance is very powerful but under-stated, whereas Hepburn’s performance is over the top in a period piece & God knows, in the 60’s. Academy voters loved historical drama.   Funny Girl was a period piece & a big glitzy musical,  a genre that was slowly dying during that era.  Streisand was very good but she had been rehearsing for her film debut for a couple of years.   Woodward was excellent — much better than her actual win for The Three Faces of Eve  —

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    It would be a great thing if we could see double nominees in the leading categories again though.

    The last time that happened was in 1992, when both Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon were nominated for Best Actress for Thelma and Louise.

    The last time that happened and one of the two nominees won was in 1985, when both F. Murray Abraham and Tom Hulce were nominated for Best Actor for Amadeus, and Abraham won.

    Meanwhile, there’s been one occasion where three actors were nominated in lead for the same film. In 1936, Clark Gable, Charles Laughton, and Franchot Tone were all nominated for Best Actor for Mutiny on the Bounty. None of them won.

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    Joe Burns
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    I just think that studios need to be braver and respect their lead performers more especially as the strategy never seems to actually get multiple wins for its actors: only 5 films have won multiple acting Oscars this century(Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, The Fighter, Dallas Buyers Club, Three Billboards Outside Of Ebbing, Missouri) which isn’t a lot when you look at the twentieth century trends at the Oscars and see quite a few films picking up multiple acting statuettes: 4 films were able to take multiple acting Oscars in the 90s(The Silence Of The Lambs,The Piano, As Good As It Gets, Shakespeare In Love), 5 in the 80s(On Golden Pond, Terms Of Endearment, Hannah And Her Sisters, Moonstruck, My Left Foot), 7 in the 70s(The Last Picture Show, Cabaret, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Network, Julia, Coming Home, and Krammer vs Krammer), and then 5 in the 60’s(Elmer Gantry, West Side Story, The Miracle Worker, Hud, Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Wolf?), 6 in the 50s(A Streetcar Named Desire, From Here To Eternity, On The Waterfront,Sayonara, Separate Tables, Ben Hur), 4 in the 40s(Mrs. Miniver, Going My Way, The Best Years Of Our Lives, All The King’s Men), and three in the 30s (Gone With The Wind, Jezebel, It Happened One Night). I’m not sure why it’s been getting less and less frequent lately.

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    I came here to say that this still remains one of the worst robberies of all time:

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    Joe Burns
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    Now that I’ve seen Green Book I have to tell you that I didn’t hate the film- once it gets a little past the beginning of the middle of the film there is a definite sentimental endearing quality to the relationship that makes it entertaining to watch. But so much of the film is a misfire- the incredibly simplistic characters, the very generic scenes. In another more skilled director’s hands the film could have been much more entertaining with a lot more substance instead of a TV movie. As for the claims of racism it is true that there is a white savior argument that can be made and it is sickening to that the film white washed the relationship between the characters. As for it winning Best Original Screenplay over The Favourite that fact is so absurd that it’s healed my anger over the latter’s loss as it reminds me, perhaps more then ever, that you really can’t take the Oscars that seriously most of the time. The performances were good especially Mortensen as I found Ali too stiff throughout a lot of his performance although Mortensen has some issues too. The movie is in some ways a guilty pleasure for me but there is no denying that it has to be one of the worst crafted Best Picture winners in quite a while and it’s wins won’t age well.

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    Since February, I’ve grown to accept Black Panther’s wins in Costume (it’s actually deserving of this one) and Production Design (i don’t really care about it anymore) but it’s score winning over If Beale Street Could Talk’s is something I will NEVER get over.

    FYC: Octavia Spencer (Luce) - Best Supporting Actress

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    If I could rewrite history I’d have put Peggy Ashcroft in Best Actress for A Passage to India like the New York Film Critics did and then give her that and Geraldine Page supporting that year. Then Whoopi would have been clear to win the next year. It is sort of amazing they didn’t go for the history win there even with all the controversy surrounding the movie.

    If Page had not been involved in 1985 then Cher probably would have got the fifth slot for Mask. That would have weakened her snubbed trajectory for 1987. I wonder if Glenn would have been the more snubbed at that point and won for Fatal (although that was a controversial film too.) Ripple effects all over.

    If anything I think Cher getting in for Mask would’ve helped her more. She’s now a “serious” actor and not just a popstar, it’s the right time to reward her.

    If she didn’t win for Moonstruck I’m think it would’ve been Hunter since she was the Critics Favourite and Broadcast News made money. Like you said, Close was too controversial. As for the other nominees, Kirkland would’ve won if anyone actually saw Anna and no way was Streep getting a third in 10 years (although Ironweed is one of my personal favourites of hers).

    Now if Hunter does and Cher remains Oscarless, does Hunter still win for Piano in 1993 or does Bassett take it all way?

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    I think Close may have been able to pull it off- it was her third nomination of the decade and wealth spreading could have gained her an advantage. But Holly probably would have won as the newcomer in the race and also because of wealth spreading too. Basset would have lost for What’s Love Got To Do With It? as her transformative work plus The Piano’s support would have been too strong to ignore.

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    As a animation fan, Brave winning Best Animated film over ParaNorman and Wreck-It Ralph is a frustrating win and felt like Pixar bias.

    I love Ex Machina, but it winning Best Visual Effects over Mad Max: Fury Road is ridiculous.

    A lot of Best Picture winners are disappointing, but Argo feels like a particularly uninteresting choice. It is not even a bad film, just a pretty standard well-edited thriller. It’s perfectly good. I don’t see the Best Picture aspects to it at all. Would have given it to pretty much any of the other nominees.

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