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    Lady Bird Ronan
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    Holliday was fine but that nomination should have been her prize. Davis and Swanson were on a DIFFERENT level.

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    Picture: "Minari"
    Director: Chloé Zhao, "Nomadland"
    Actor: Delroy Lindo, "Da 5 Bloods"
    Actress: Carey Mulligan, "Promising Young Woman"
    Supporting Actor: Glynn Turman, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"
    Supporting Actress: Youn Yuh-jung, "Minari"

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    The Artist Formerly Known as Xander Cassel
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    Holliday was fine but that nomination should have been her prize. Davis and Swanson were on a DIFFERENT level.

    Swanson earned that trophy, with every nightmarish moment and heartwrenching frame. She was marvelous.

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    As a whole, I think some people are using this thread to comment on winners that beat their favorite/more deserving as opposed to a truly wretched performance. An example would be Judy Holiday winning over Gloria Swanson and Bette Davis. Judy gave a good performance, but it was not a performance that would be categorized as the worst.

    I see it more as a competition factor and nature of the performance. Judy Holliday was good but nothing special. Not to mention the two actresses and performances she was up against. Two performances for the ages and two of the most iconic characters in the history of cinema.

    For example, I’m not a fan of Meryl winning for The Iron Lady but I wouldn’t consider one of the worst ever. Specially considering that lineup was nothing special. 2011 was a phenomenal year for actresses, yet the nominees were just okay. Sandra Bullock won in a soft year. She had very good competition but it wasn’t a stacked year. But her performance was just bland and nothing worthy of an Oscar. Specially when you compare her performance with the likes of Mulligan, Sidibe, Swinton and Streep.

    So to me is just a number of factors that define my opinion on either they’re worthy or one of the worst.

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    Portman never said she did the dancing but the studio made that impression on the campaign. Portman was most likely pressured into not saying anything to correct that.

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    The ones that come to mind

    • Gwyneth Paltrow (Fernanda Montenegro should have won)
    • Reese Witherspoon (Felicity Huffman should have won)
    • Julia Roberts (Ellen Burstyn should have won)
    • Sandra Bullock (Tilda Swinton, Gabourey Sidibe or Carey Mulligan were WAY more deserving of the win)
    • Jennifer Lawrence (Emmanuelle Riva should have won)
    • Susan Sarandon (Elisabeth Shue or Sharon Stone should have won)
    • Julianne Moore (Rosamund Pike should have won)
    • Emma Stone (Isabelle Huppert should have won and it’s not even close)
    • Renée Zellweger (Lupita Nyong’o should have been nominated and WON)

    I’m personally not a fan of Burstyn’s performance. It was overcooked and overly mannered. I think Roberts was deserving. And Sarandon was magnificent. But these are all just my opinions of course.

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    Ingrid Bergman in Anastasia, Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday, Judy Holliday in Born Yesterday(and yes, it is because I don’t like the performance), Elizabeth Taylor in Butterfield 8, Sally Field in Places In The Heart,Louise Rainer in The Good Earth. I don’t care for Jane Fonda in Coming Home, Hilary Swank in Million Dollar Baby, Hillary Swank in Boys Don’t Cry(unpopular opinion I know but I just don’t find much to admire in the performance besides the end), Halle Berry in Monster’s Ball.

    I have seen the majority of the winners in this category and overall the winners are very good. I haven’t seen Renee yet but all of the 2010 winners that I have seen are exceptionally strong.It was a better decade for Best Actress than either the 2000s or the 1990s.

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    I’m personally not a fan of Burstyn’s performance. It was overcooked and overly mannered. I think Roberts was deserving. And Sarandon was magnificent. But these are all just my opinions of course.

    I mean Burstyn was portraying someone who becomes completely insane and quite schizophrenic by the uncontrolled use of drugs and pills. So I mean… you can’t really go subtle on that. She was phenomenal. IMO one of the best female performances of this century. Definitely should have won. Roberts was okay but nothing special tbh. She has far more deserving performances like <em>Steel Magnolias</em> and<em> August: Osage County</em>. The same goes for Sarandon. Great performance but nothing that screams Gold. Meryl should’ve won and Shue and Stone were also far more deserving IMO. I haven’t seen <em>Sense & Sensibility</em> so I can’t speak for Thompson but out of the four I would rank Sarandon 4th. I don’t think I would have nominated her that year. Bates and Kidman were snubbed and had more worthy performances. But this all my opinion obviously.

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    I’m personally not a fan of Burstyn’s performance. It was overcooked and overly mannered. I think Roberts was deserving. And Sarandon was magnificent. But these are all just my opinions of course.

    What do you mean? She was playing a nutsy. Anyway I’m just thinking about pasta.

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    Felicity Huffman would have made a better winner than Reese Witherspoon, but we know that the Academy had voters that refused to see Transamerica

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    I’m personally not a fan of Burstyn’s performance. It was overcooked and overly mannered. I think Roberts was deserving. And Sarandon was magnificent. But these are all just my opinions of course.

    She gave a very moving performance… A lonely woman who lives in the past and misses her husband whose sole purpose in life becomes fitting in that red dress he loved on her to go on some TV show she binge-watches. She is the one I felt sorry for the most and was genuinely an innocent  person who didn’t deserve the hell of psychosis. Just a naive and sweet older woman duped by unscrupulous doctors and circumstances. You cannot watch that movie and not feel bad for her.

    Julia Roberts was just a showy performance in an Oscar-baity role that was a vehicle for her to get the Oscar. She was good but nothing that wowed me or moved me.

    I’ve seen both and I can’t believe Ellen lost.

    I also find Fargo’s win from Frances McDormand nothing special. She had no challenging material to work with. Emily Watson and Brenda Blethyn and even Keaton gave better performances in more difficult roles.
    I think the movie Fargo carried her to win the Oscar because it was a good and well-received movie. She also was supporting there. Not lead.

    As for performances I can’t believe won I’d say the few mins Ingrid Bergman won for her third Oscar. She’s a legend and wonderful actress but she won for nothing on that occasion and she said it herself that was Valentina Cortese’s Oscar (italian like me).

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    Oh shit here we go again.

    The worst of them all is Harvey Weinstein Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook.

    To makes matter worse, just look at her competition, especially Emmanuelle Riva in Amour and Naomi Watts in The Impossible.

    My runner up is this:

    Harvey Weinstein Gwyneth Paltrow in Shakespeare in Love. This is Fernanda Montenegro’s Oscar. It’s not even close.

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    I can’t at this Holliday slander. She’s great and her win is deserved, even if she shouldn’t have won against Davis (but she is much better than Swanson).

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    Jennifer Lawrence is the worst I’ve seen so far. She didn’t do anything Oscar-worthy in that film.

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    Emma Stone in La La Land
    Renee Zellweger in Judy
    Frances McDormand in 3 Billboards and Nomadland.

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