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    I think that Ralph Fiennes is one the best actors working today. I also think that despite his two Oscar nominations, he should have a few more and a few wins under his belt.

    SHOULD HAVE WON…

    Supporting Actor

    Schindler’s List (1993) – Leonardo DiCaprio was great in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, and Tommy Lee Jones (who won) gave a fine performance in The Fugitive, but Jones’ win felt more like a make-up, popular choice, and DiCaprio, while very good, didn’t have the nuance, grace and shades of malevolence, humanity/inhumanity that Fiennes brought to the role of Amon Goethe.

    Lead Actor

    The Constant Gardner (2005) – I loved Rachel Weisz’s performance and she deserved her Best Supporting Actress Oscar… however, her performance would not have worked as beautifully as it did without HIS performance. It was a dance, their chemistry, their play off of one another. His reaction and action towards her, about her, none of what she did would have had the FEELS that propelled her performance and made it mean *as much* as it did were it not for his performance. His performance was absolutely masterful in every way, shape and form.

    SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOMINATED…

    Supporting Actor

    In Bruges (2008) – Sure, I could accept him not winning, but this deserved a nomination at least. He was hilarious, scene-stealing and in the end, devastating.

    Lead Actor

    Sunshine (2000) – He played three different roles, a generation of a Jewish Hungarian family living through periods of tumultuous history.  One San Fransisco critic (Mick La Salle) wrote of his performance:

    Fiennes is superb, managing to suggest a different essence for each of the three men he plays.

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    He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Schindler’s List and Best Actor For The English Patient. Which ones do you think Fiennes should have won for and would you have given him any other nominations?

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    He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Schindler’s List and Best Actor For Quiz Show. Which ones do you think Fiennes should have won for and would you have given him any other nominations?

    His only Best Actor nomination to date is for The English Patient, not Quiz Show.

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    Ralph Fiennes should’ve won for Schindler’s List and been nominated for Grand Budapest Hotel.

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    I agree that he should’ve won for Schindler’s List, but I can understand why he didn’t. The academy doesn’t usually go for characters who are just despicable to the bitter end like Michael Fassbender in 12 Years a Slave.

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    I agree that he should’ve won for Schindler’s List, but I can understand why he didn’t. The academy doesn’t usually go for characters who are just despicable to the bitter end like Michael Fassbender in 12 Years a Slave or Denzel Washington in Fences.

    I’m not saying Denzel Washington is likable in Fences, but he’s definitely not even close to the level of villainy of Fassbender in 12 Years a Slave and Fiennes in Schindler’s List.

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    I’m not saying Denzel Washington is likable in Fences, but he’s definitely not even close to the level of villainy of Fassbender in 12 Years a Slave and Fiennes in Schindler’s List.

    And the Academy has awarded plenty of unlikable, downright evil characters anyway, including Denzel’s own Alonzo Harris (who is obviously way worse than his character in Fences 💀), Mo’Nique in Precious, Christoph Waltz etc

    Ralph deserved to win for Schindler List. Literally one of the most terrifying villains, ever

    FYC :

    Best Actress - Viola Davis, Frances McDormand
    Best Actor - Delroy Lindo, Chadwick Boseman
    Best Supporting Actor - Colman Domingo, Glynn Turman
    Best Picture - Nomadland
    Best Director - Chloé Zhao
    SAG Ensemble - Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
    Best Cinematography - Nomadland

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    I wonder why the Academy didn’t embrace him more, Quiz Show, The Constant Gardener & The Grand Budapest Hotel all warranted him a nomination… Did he ever make some derogatory comments about award shows or the industry or anything like that?

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    And the Academy has awarded plenty of unlikable, downright evil characters anyway, including Denzel’s own Alonzo Harris (who is obviously way worse than his character in Fences 💀), Mo’Nique in Precious, Christoph Waltz etc.

    Though let’s not forget that Denzel only benefitted from Russell Crowe’s meltdown at BAFTA prior to the Oscars that year. In any case, I think in order for unlikable characters to win, there at least needs to be a sympathy factor.

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    For Voldemort. He was amazing. Voldemort was trash in the book but Fiennes turned him around.

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    Should have won for Schindler’s List. His portrayal of Amon Göth is still giving me nightmares. The Academy had no problem rewarding Bardem for No Country For Old Men so I think he would have won if the movie had come out later or nowadays.

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    He definitely should have been nominated for The Grand Budapest Hotel. The Best Actor nominees that year was ridiculous. He and Gyllenhaal were far better than all the nominees combined (maybe except Keaton). He was worthy of a nomination for The Constant Gardener and Quiz Show.
    Hands down he should have won for Schindler’s List.

    FYC

    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"

    "Don't be a Republican" - Lady Bird Ronan

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    Should have won for Schindler’s List. His portrayal of Amon Göth is still giving me nightmares. The Academy had no problem rewarding Bardem for No Country For Old Men so I think he would have won if the movie had come out later or nowadays.

    Good point about Bardem who won because of his hair.

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    A bigger splash nomination at least

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    Best Leading Actor – The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
    Best Supporting Actor – In Bruges (2008)
    Best Leading Actor – The Constant Gardener (2005)
    Best Leading Actor – The End of the Affair (1999)
    Best Leading Actor – The English Patient (1996)
    Best Leading Actor – Quiz Show (1994)
    Best Supporting Actor – Schindler’s List (1993)

    Winner: 1993

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    I think Fiennes gave one of the best performances of all time in Schindler’s List. I’ve read somewhere that he was so convincing that an actual Holocaust survivor was terrified of him when he was in costume. Tommy Lee Jones was good in The Fugitive but I can’t believe he beat someone who delivered one of the scariest and most compelling performances I’ve ever seen.

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