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  • Dennis El Mar
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    Laughs. I feel Brockovich is her best nominated performance.

    It probably is her best performance in general, but I still don’t feel it was particularly worthy of steamrolling that season. Of course, I know they had a multitude of reasons to reward her and her narrative was unstoppable but that performance wasn’t it

    FYC: Mary Kay Place in Diane

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    I preferred Marg Helgenberger. She moved me. I was choked when they ignored her.

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    Cordelia
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    I don’t know if I’ve ever seen such vitriol towards a performance. Are you mad that Dafoe lost, or is he really that bad? (I’m genuinely asking since I haven’t seen Three Billboards)

    Both. I will admit, nobody could have made that role good. But Sam Rockwell definitely made it worse. Even basic sentence reads don’t feel like either a character or a performance. And I don’t think Three Billboards is one of the worst movies ever, just that Sam Rockwell is proof that any crap can get elevated to Oscar status with the right campaign. He is as much a symbol of malignance as Crash winning Best Picture.

    She’s proving my point every time she posts.

    What is your point? You’ve basically been saying everyone that doesn’t suck Joaquin’s dick is a delusional moron who is ruining the discourse. I haven’t even said he isn’t winning! I just think with Adam Driver vs Joaquin as a matchup, we need to get results from critics and industry awards before we automatically default to assuming that there’s a lock. Joaquin has many factors going against him, which could be overcome. However, bringing up these factors makes you react like someone saying “I hate America” at a GOP meeting.

    For Your Consideration:

    Best Picture: Weathering With You, Parasite, The Lighthouse
    Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe - The Lighthouse
    Best Animated Feature: Weathering With You, Promare
    Best International Film: Weathering With You, Parasite

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    thatnerdgreg
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    I don’t know if I’ve ever seen such vitriol towards a performance. Are you mad that Dafoe lost, or is he really that bad? (I’m genuinely asking since I haven’t seen Three Billboards)

    I’d just like to step in and say that while Cordelia is completely entitled to their opinion, I completely disagree. I think Sam Rockwell was the second best Supporting Actor winner of this decade behind JK Simmons. I think he did a wonderful job portraying a damaged and unlikable man who nevertheless shows depth behind all of his bravado, and ultimately has a chance of making himself better, nailing both the drama and comedy.

    Also, I can’t help but think Cordelia is projecting their feelings onto the rest of this site just a bit, as I don’t recall Rockwell’s performance ever getting enough hate on here to be called panned. He even won at the GoldDerby Awards. The only person I recall hating Rockwell’s performance as much as Cordelia apparently does was Teridax who voted for Rockwell at the Razzies, despite the fact that he was ineligible there. And even then, Teridax ended up pulling a 180 and started heaping praise on Rockwell and the rest of the film. As a fan of Three Billboards, I suggest checking it out and deciding for yourself what to think of it.

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    methaddiction
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    Rockwell definitely did deserve that win.

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    estrelasdealgeruz
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    Laughs. I feel Brockovich is her best nominated performance.

    Just because it was her best nominated performance doesn’t mean she was the best in her category. Ellen Burstyn acted circles around her and should have been the winner. Not only was her performance the best of the Year (male or female) but it’s one of the best performances of the century/millennium.

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    Greg
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    • Christian Bale – Vice
    • Gary Oldman – the Darkest Hour
    • Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird
    • Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
    • Natalie Portman – Jackie
    • Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs
    • Keira Knightley – the Imitation Game
    • Felicity Jones – the Theory of Everything
    • Sandra Bullock – Gravity

    Umm excuse me, but Sandra Bullock deserved to win for her performance in Gravity. And Kate Winslet and Keira Knightley were both excellent.

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    • Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea

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    Blanche
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    Rockwell definitely did deserve that win.

    Harrelson deserved it.

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    These performances are not performances that I consider overrated only here at GoldDerby, but in general, performances that I see often being praised in forums, film groups, which have received recognition in awards (television awards or critics associations or film festivals …). Just to be clear, I like some of these performances, some are even my favorite of their respective year, I just don’t think they are as amazing performances as most people.

    Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander – The danish girl
    Frances Mcdormand – Fargo
    Amy Adams – American Hustle and Doubt
    Michelle Williams – My Week with Marilyn
    Kate Winslet – The Reader
    Sean Penn – Mystic River
    Rachel Weisz – The Deep Blue Sea
    Lady Gaga – A star is born
    Glenn Close – The Wife
    Brie Larson – Room
    Yalitza Aparicio – Rome
    Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird
    Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game
    Liv Ullman – Persona, Cries and Whispers

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    The upside of the Dafoe/Rockwell year is that regardless of who won (I would’ve been fine with either) it launched them both into a career renaissance

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    Rockwell definitely did deserve that win.

    Also his character arc and the fact that his character was so sympathetic definitely helped him win.

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    Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea

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    I agree with Casey Affleck.  Denzel acted circles around him.  That August Wilson dialogue is insanely difficult and both him and Viola gave masterclass performances.

    Also, Yalitza really wasn’t great.  Cuarón filmed half the film with her back to the camera for a reason.

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    Harrelson deserved it.

    That’s actually the first time I’ve heard that opinion.

    Anyway, the most overrated performance I’ve seen this year was Margot Robbie in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. By no means a bad performance, but she just does so little. The fact that some people call her the heart of the film seems ridiculous to me since the film actually has a pretty charming friendship between DiCaprio and Pitt to act as the heart which gets more screen time and focus than Margot’s entire role. Unlike Robbie, Leo and Brad play developed characters, so it’s easier to care about them. I think Tarantino was just banking on people liking and sympathizing with the real life Sharon Tate, so he didn’t bother trying to develop her role. I get the feeling that she could’ve definitely given a great performance if she was given the material, but what she was given was just Sharon Tate walking around acting nice while barely saying anything. Again, I think she’s good. Just not great.

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