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    I always thought it was a pity Ellen Burstyn went lead. She’d have definitely won supporting for Requiem for a Dream.

    Courtney Love comes to mind as someone who would have been nominated if she went supporting for People vs. Larry Flynt.

    Did we ever do a Lead or Supporting poll for Burstyn? Google didn’t turn up anything. (and I don’t know how to start polls.)

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    I know some people will disagree and it’s understandable but I think Geraldine Page in Interiors and Faye Dunaway in Chinatown would have won in supporting.
    Anne Bancroft in The Graduate too but I think we can all agree with that one.

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    Talia Shire for Rocky.

    I personally would’ve been interested to see what would’ve happened if Tom Hulce went supporting for Amadeus. I’d say winner Haing S. Ngor was also a lead in supporting. He plays second fiddle to Sam Waterson in the first half, but he’s still very present then, and he gets a lot to himself in the second half. I’m guessing, even though Amadeus was the bigger film, Ngor would’ve still won. I think people were extremely impressed by a non actor giving such a stellar performance, and combine that with the fact that he was once actually in The Killing Fields, I think the combination of a great performance and an extremely baity narrative would’ve helped him prevail.

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    Talia Shire is an odd one. What made her go lead? Plus when Dunaway wins she looks so mad like she thought she actually had a chance. Strange.

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    I’d assume Taila Shire went lead since those years were notorious for poor lead actress selections and they probably assumed it would work.

    I don’t mind Courtney Love not going supporting, her character seemed to be more essential despite the screentime I guess.

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    I rewatched “Ordinary People” and Timothy Hutton was definitely lead – part of me is glad that he was in supporting because he probably would have lost the Oscar against the well deserved Robert DeNiro if he had went lead. And I’m glad Hutton has an Oscar for his awesome performance, although it definitely was category fraud.

    But if Timothy did go lead, then maybe the Academy would have nominated Donald Sutherland, who was also terrific in “Ordinary People” and he could have won best supporting actor. Although for some reason, the academy doesn’t seem to appreciate Sutherland, one of my favorites. Joe Pesci probably would have won for “Raging Bull” in supporting if Hutton had went lead.

    If Mary Tyler Moore was nominated in supporting, she could have easily won for “Ordinary People.” Her performance, to me, was somewhere between lead and supporting.

    “Ordinary People” holds up well today and I’m glad it won Best Picture. I really love this movie.

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    If Meryl Streep went supporting for THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, I think she could win… I know everyone was over the moon with Jennifer Hudson for DREAMGIRLS, but Streep would give her some competition at least (and it would be a better 3rd win than THE IRON LADY)

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    If Meryl Streep went supporting for THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, I think she could win… I know everyone was over the moon with Jennifer Hudson for DREAMGIRLS, but Streep would give her some competition at least (and it would be a better 3rd win than THE IRON LADY)

    If she went supporting it wouldn’t be category fraud, it would be justice. She wasn’t the Lead.

    FYC OSCARS : VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", AMANDA SEYFRIED FOR "MANK", ANTHONY HOPKINS FOR "THE FATHER", CHADWICK BOSEMAN FOR "MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM", PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN (BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY).

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    Cicely Tyson would’ve easily won Supporting Actress for Sounder !

    It was a BP nominee & the category was extremely weak.

    I do not think that it would have been a fraud for Cicely to go Supporting. The true lead of Sounder is Kevin Hooks.

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    Sharon Stone for Casino

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    Sharon Stone and Talia Shire are confusing to me. Always have been. Was it ego? Was it too early in Oscar campaigning (even if they’re like 20 years apart) and they didn’t know how to strategize or they seriously went with “I have the biggest female part here, so I’m a Lead Actress”? To me, those were two very easy Oscar wins. Maybe Mira Sorvino still wins, but Talia Shire would’ve won.

    Courtney Love? That was a huge missed opportunity. That was stupid. It’s hard enough for them to accept these women as true actresses and recognize them, specially this messy woman. So, they don’t need to be campaigning as leads unless it’s an obvious situation like Gaga, Cher, Ross and others. And she deserved that nomination for sure.

    Ellen Burstyn in supporting is clearly a case where she would’ve sweapt all awards, except the Globe which of course they would’ve still given to Hudson. But still, Burstyn missed out on that one. Erin Brokovich came out in March, I think, they were clearly aware Burstyn wasn’t winning when they started the campaign. But whatever, she has her Oscar and we got the biggest shocking win of our time. I mean, more people predicted Parasite to win.

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    Valerie Perrine likely would have won an Oscar for Lenny if she went supporting, as she already won NBR and NYFCC in the supporting category.

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    . But whatever, she has her Oscar and we got the biggest shocking win of our time. I mean, more people predicted Parasite to win.

    Poor Gena Rowlands, so unfair

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    Interesting topic. For me Burstym was always lead, whereas Love, Stone were supporting.

    I’m wondering what whould have happened had Blethyn and Jean-Baptiste switched categories.

    Or if Hepburn would have won in supporting for Suddenly, Last Summer.

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