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    For whatever other reason, some actors ended up being nominated in the wrong categories.

    We already saw it with the actors of Judas and the black messiah (one of them awarded) and not to mention Viola Davis in Ma Rainey that some came to consider her as the future winner. Obviously it is neither the first nor the last time that this usually happens.

    Some examples:

    Anne Bancroft in Agnes of god

    Geraldine Page in Interiors (He even won a Bafta for support)

    Eleanor Parker in detective story

    Alicia VIlkander in The Danish Girl (WINNER)

    George Clooney in Syriana (WINNER)

    Kevin Spacey in The usual suspects (WINNER)

    Benicio del Toro in Traffic (He even won a SAG as a leader) (WINNER)

    However, the most unusual thing was that of Patricia Neal by Hud because it ended up sweeping the awards season.

    Have you ever wondered why that kind of thing usually happens?

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    George Clooney, Benicio del Toro, & Viola Davis were placed in the right categories:

    Examples of Category Fraud:
    Mahershala Ali, Green Book
    Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
    Christian Bale, The Fighter
    Viola Davis, Fences
    Dev Patel, Lion
    Rooney Mara, Carol
    Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
    Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
    Emma Stone & Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
    Julia Roberts, August: Osage County

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    Rachel Weisz was placed in the correct category.

    I could go on and on about egregious category frauds but nothing compares to this one.

    FYC:

    "The Good Fight", "The Other Two" and "Station Eleven" in all categories, Sarah Lancashire ("Julia"), William Jackson Harper ("Love Life") and Luke Kirby ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel")

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    Brad Pitt in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Rooney Mara in Carol, Julia Roberts in August: Osage County are particularly annoying examples to me, but also:

    Meryl Streep was not the lead in The Devil Wears Prada, Viola Davis was not the lead in The Help, but Jennifer Hudson definitely was the lead in Dreamgirls.

    Justice for Passing, Tessa Thompson & Ruth Negga.

    The Power of the Dog / Jane Campion / Benedict Cumberbatch / Kristen Stewart / Kirsten Dunst / Troy Kotsur

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    1976 Best Original Song.

    Where two of the tracks nominated (Rocky & The Omen) where pieces of the score with added choral arrangements.

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    2015 saw two of the biggest frauds be successful.
    WINNER:Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) Rooney Mara (Carol)

    Both had more screentime than lead nominated Redmayne and Blanchett.

    I feel bad for Kristen Stewart, Rachel McAdams, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet and Judy Davis, Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) (The REAL SUPPORTING ACTRESSES)

    Emmy FYC
    -Severance in all categories.
    -Ted Lasso in all categories.
    -The Dropout in all categories.

    -Jennifer Coolidge, Connie Britton, Margaret Qualley, Colin Firth
    -Jung Ho-Yeon, Lee Yoo-Mi, Sarah Snook, Laura Linney.
    -Jean Smart, Kaley Cuoco, Juno Temple, Sarah Lancashire and Martin Short.

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    Category Fraud

    Many French movies compiting under other countries flags as
    “Z” for Algeria
    “Black and White in color” for Ivory Coast

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    Anytime a LGBTQ+ Romance is in contention 1 star goes lead and the other is placed in Supporting. It’s a cliché strategy to ensure nominations.

    Blanchett & Mara = Lead
    Ledger & Gyllenhaal = Lead
    All of The Favourite actresses = Lead

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    Jeff Bridges in HoHW is one that doesn’t get enough attention.

    Emmys FYC:

    Comedy Series - Abbott Elementary, Atlanta, The Great, Reservation Dogs, What We Do in the Shadows

    Drama Series - Pachinko, Severance, Yellowjackets

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    Anytime a LGBTQ+ Romance is in contention 1 star goes lead and the other is placed in Supporting. It’s a cliché strategy to ensure nominations.

    I think you have exceptions there also.
    In Ammonite,Kate Winslet is definitely the lead and Soairse Ronan supporting (borderline lead).

    Emmy FYC
    -Severance in all categories.
    -Ted Lasso in all categories.
    -The Dropout in all categories.

    -Jennifer Coolidge, Connie Britton, Margaret Qualley, Colin Firth
    -Jung Ho-Yeon, Lee Yoo-Mi, Sarah Snook, Laura Linney.
    -Jean Smart, Kaley Cuoco, Juno Temple, Sarah Lancashire and Martin Short.

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    2015 saw two of the biggest frauds be successful. WINNER:Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) Rooney Mara (Carol) Both had more screentime than lead nominated Redmayne and Blanchett. I feel bad for Kirsten Dunst, Rachel McAdams, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet and Judy Davis, Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) (The REAL SUPPORTING ACTRESSES)

    Um, which Dunst performance are you talking about? Because she didn’t have any movies in 2015.
    You’re probably mistaking her with Kristen Stewart (Cloud of Sils Maria).

     

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    It’s a Golden Globe scam but I rewatched the movie today and it’s still making me angry. The studio fucked up so badly when they campaigned Another Round as a drama when it so obviously goes for a comedic tone for 90% of the runtime, ends with one of the most optimistic bangers of a scene in 2020 and would have made Mads Mikkelsen such an easy nominee in Actor which might just have cleared the path to an Oscar nomination. Criminal misjudgement.

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    Um, which Dunst performance are you talking about? Because she didn’t have any movies in 2015.
    You’re probably mistaking her with Kristen Stewart (Cloud of Sils Maria).

    Oh yeah thanks, typing error. Now corrected.

    Emmy FYC
    -Severance in all categories.
    -Ted Lasso in all categories.
    -The Dropout in all categories.

    -Jennifer Coolidge, Connie Britton, Margaret Qualley, Colin Firth
    -Jung Ho-Yeon, Lee Yoo-Mi, Sarah Snook, Laura Linney.
    -Jean Smart, Kaley Cuoco, Juno Temple, Sarah Lancashire and Martin Short.

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    2015 saw two of the biggest frauds be successful.
    WINNER:Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) Rooney Mara (Carol)

    Both had more screentime than lead nominated Redmayne and Blanchett.

    Vikander did not have more screen time than Redmayne.

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