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  • Dana S.
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    No, he meant the “Houdini” miniseries that aired in 2014 on the History Channel well after Brody’s Oscar win.

    Oh, thanks for clarification.
    Well, it also bombed critically from what I see.  Hardly a good example.

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    No, he meant the “Houdini” miniseries that aired in 2014 on the History Channel well after Brody’s Oscar win. He was also Emmy-nominated for this role.

    The miniseries was a huge critical failure, was low-rated, and his category was very weak that year, so he was a filler nominee (and, at the time, wasn’t even a sure thing to be nominated). He wasn’t nominated at the Globes or SAG for the role either.

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    No, he meant the “Houdini” miniseries that aired in 2014 on the History Channel well after Brody’s Oscar win. He was also Emmy-nominated for this role.

    The miniseries was a huge critical failure, was low-rated, and his category was very weak that year, so he was a filler nominee (and, at the time, wasn’t even a sure thing to be nominated). He wasn’t nominated at the Globes or SAG for the role either.

    Regardless, it was a substantial, Emmy-nominated role for Brody. He’s not a good example of “cursed” Oscar winners in my mind as he’s been steadily working all of this time and not resting on his laurels like others cited. Nothing to the level of “The Pianist,” true, and he may never reach that pinnacle again. Brody has nothing to prove either way.

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    Alijah Purdy
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    Can we add Catherine Zeta-Jones to this list??? I can’t think of anything substantial that she’s done since Chicago. Hell, her costar and co-nominee from the same film Queen Latifah has won more awards since Jones since that night st the Oscars.

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    Can we add Catherine Zeta-Jones to this list??? I can’t think of anything substantial that she’s done since Chicago. Hell, her costar and co-nominee from the same film Queen Latifah has won more awards since Jones since that night st the Oscars.

    Zeta-Jones has a nasty rep behind the scenes and she was never a commercially viable actress. She reads ethnic on camera despite being a white person and don’t forget she also reads mature which is death for an actress in her 30s.

    Kathy Bates for Best Supporting Actress (Richard Jewell)

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    Can we add Catherine Zeta-Jones to this list??? I can’t think of anything substantial that she’s done since Chicago. Hell, her costar and co-nominee from the same film Queen Latifah has won more awards since Jones since that night st the Oscars.

    Well she did win a Tony Award on Broadway for A Little Night Music. I don’t know if the Oscar hurt her career. She had a lot of personal problems what with Michael Douglas getting cancer and his son going to jail. It all aggravated the uni-polar depression she had as a child and she spent a couple stints in hospitals in recent years. I think all that put a damper on her career rather than the Oscar.

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    And many thought the Tonys were being star-whorey in picking Zeta over “Broadway talent.” It seems like she can’t win for losing in some eyes.

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    She was great in A Little Night Music. She was a little shakey in the performance on the Tonys but she was superb at the theater. That was the year when a lot of “film” stars won Tonys. Scarlett Johanson’s may have been a star-whorey pick (I didn’t see it as some said) but Zeta-Jones earned hers.

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    He’s not a good example of “cursed” Oscar winners in my mind as he’s been steadily working all of this time and not resting on his laurels like others cited. Nothing to the level of “The Pianist,” true, and he may never reach that pinnacle again.

    I think he actually is. For Oscar winner, especially for the youngest ever Best Actor winner, his whole career after the win is pretty much lackluster, to put it mildly. Steadily working doesn’t mean much here as you can steadily work in so-so projects and be essentially a B-lister.  I do think winning Oscar that young hurt him.

    The next possible curious case is Jennifer Lawrence. She won also very early, and was the IT girl, but recently her movies bombed one after another (either critically or at BO). It’s interesting to see if she is able to overcome it.

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    He’s not a good example of “cursed” Oscar winners in my mind as he’s been steadily working all of this time and not resting on his laurels like others cited. Nothing to the level of “The Pianist,” true, and he may never reach that pinnacle again.

    I think he actually is. For Oscar winner, especially for the youngest ever Best Actor winner, his whole career after the win is pretty much lackluster, to put it mildly. Steadily working doesn’t mean much here as you can steadily work in so-so projects and be essentially a B-lister. I do think winning Oscar that young hurt him.

    The next possible curious case is Jennifer Lawrence. She won also very early, and was the IT girl, but recently her movies bombed one after another (either critically or at BO). It’s interesting to see if she is able to overcome it.

    Just because she’s had 1-2 movies that failed at the box office or critically lately, doesn’t mean the Oscar hurt her career. She’s received 2 nominations after her win, the next year and 2 years after that. And she Came incredibly close to winning for American Hustle as well. So the Oscar did not hurt her at all.

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    If the question is if the Oscar hurt their career, then with regard to Adrien Brody, I honestly do not believe that it did. I think his career is more-or-less the same as it would have been without the Oscar EXCEPT he got a few opportunities to be in some big movies or be considered for some big roles right after his win that he most likely would not have received.

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    Some actors that people say that careers have been ruined by the Oscars, but that’s not really true:

    Halle Berry: Her career was not ruined by the Oscar, but because she was a black actress in an industry where only white people get good roles with good directors … Even if she had lost that Oscar her career would not have been great .

    Jammie Foxx: He simply was not meant to be a Hollywood ‘super star’. And after that Oscar he still had successful films (Baby Driver, Django, etc.)

    Jean Dujardin: His career did not flop, he who preferred to invest his career out of Hollywood.

    Jennifer Hudson: Her career did not flop, she just decided to invest in her singing career.

    Melissa Leo: Her career did not flop, she just did not become a ‘star’ after the Oscar

    Anne Hathaway: She’s just had a bad time after the Oscars but she’s still had a few successful comedies at the box office and is picking up promising projects that could get her into her third nomination soon.

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    Can we add Catherine Zeta-Jones to this list??? I can’t think of anything substantial that she’s done since Chicago. Hell, her costar and co-nominee from the same film Queen Latifah has won more awards since Jones since that night st the Oscars.

    Zeta-Jones has a nasty rep behind the scenes and she was never a commercially viable actress. She reads ethnic on camera despite being a white person and don’t forget she also reads mature which is death for an actress in her 30s.

    What exactly is «a nasty rep»? Because I know that, quite on the contrary, CZJ is very down-to-earth. I really would like to know that.

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