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    Other undeserved winners: CRASH terrible movie Jennifer Lawrence over Emanuelle Riva in Amour Emma Stone over legendary ISABELLE HUPPERT in Elle. Isabelle really deserved the Oscar gor her fantastic performance+iconic and legendary status

    Preach, preach and PREEEEEAAAAACHHHH!!!

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    DanieleRomeItaly
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    Without mentioning HONORARY OSCARS ! So many undeserved ( Jacky Chan 😱), so many forgotten (Finney, Max von Sydow, Liv Ullman, Doris Day, Deneuve, Ridley Scott, Brian De Palma, Monica Vitti ….) they have such a short memory

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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…

    I do not recall anyone saying that Gabourey’s performance was polarizing. I do remember that people felt that Mo’Nique’s performance overpowered everyone in Precious.

    I do think that Gabby and Mulligan would have fared better if one of them were not nominated and would have gotten more votes. They were my top choices over Bullock and Streep.

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    M: The Original
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    Sidibe is not a good actress. Even in Precious her performance wobbles.

    Kathy Bates for Best Supporting Actress (Richard Jewell)

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    Joe Burns
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    I think that if Bullock hadn’t been in the race Mulligan would have pulled off the victory given she was the early favorite winning fifteen critics/outside group prizes and that she would have been the young ingenue who Oscar likes to reward(like Brie Larson 6 years later). However a path for Sidibe could also have been made as well since she was just as great if not more then Monique was.

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    Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    I know that it’s fairly recent, but Green Book‘s win for BP will go down as one of the worst winners in that category ever. It’s truly in league with Crash and The Greatest Show on Earth in that respect.

    The sad thing about that category is that if it wasn’t Green Book, the winner would’ve been Bohemian Rhapsody. I don’t remember ever seeing a year in which two BP frontrunners were so divisive.

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    Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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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.

    I will always defend McDormand’s win. I thought it was the best performance of 2019, honestly. With that being said, that category was chock full of amazing performances. Any of those nominees would’ve made worthy winners.

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    Dennis El Mar
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    I’m wondering if anyone has any controversial/not-often-mentioned wins that upset them. Like, I know that apparently everyone hates Paltrow’s win to the point where it came up on this thread at least 10 times, but does anyone have some interesting ones?

    I’m surprised I never hear people talk about Clooney over Gyllenhaal or really anyone else in that category. I’ve never once heard someone say that was a deserving or memorable performance AND it was category fraud, probably on my shortlist of most underwhelming Supporting Actor wins tbqh.

    FYC: Mary Kay Place in Diane

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    Milk Money
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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 —

    I actually think that Mia Farrow gave the best leading performance in Rosemary’s Baby that year and she wasn’t even nominated! Both Kate and Babs should be glad she wasn’t because if she was there would have been no tie.

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    RobertPius
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    I actually think that Mia Farrow gave the best leading performance in Rosemary’s Baby that year and she wasn’t even nominated! Both Kate and Babs should be glad she wasn’t because if she was there would have been no tie.

    Didn’t Frank Sinatra actively try to sabotage Mia’s nomination after he demanded she quit the film and she wouldn’t?

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    Boidiva02
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    I love me some Meryl Streep but she DID NOT deserve to win for “The Iron Lady” especially not over superior performances from Viola Davis and Michelle Williams.

    I also wouldn’t have given Brie Larson an Oscar for “Room”; that award belonged to Jennifer Lawrence for “Joy.”

    Lastly, Emma Stone shouldn’t have won for “La La Land”; that award should have gone to Ruth Negga or Isabelle Huppert.

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    Joe Burns
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    I thought Larson was good(although not really my cup of tea) but not worthy of steamrolling through the season but the competition wasn’t that strong in terms of who could win so it makes sense why she won.

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    Joe Burns
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    I will always defend McDormand’s win. I thought it was the best performance of 2019, honestly. With that being said, that category was chock full of amazing performances. Any of those nominees would’ve made worthy winners.

    Why would anybody hate McDormand’s win anyway? You know what I’m gonna make a thread asking just that.

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    McCoy Genfan
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    Two words: Green and Book
    Two more words: Bohemian and Rhapsody

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    Ronan was my pick on Larson’s year. I don’t even have Lawrence in my top 5. Mara should have been in the BA.

     

    Blanchett, Larson, Mara, Ronan and Theron were my 5 that year. With Blunt, Lawrence, and Rampling as my alternates.

     

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