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    markwahlbird
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    I had an idea for a fun little challenge/experiment, where you take the four Oscar-winning roles of each year and hypothetically recast them with other actors who have never been Oscar nominated (or if it’s easier to think of, nominated but never won) that you think would’ve fit well. Here’s what I’ve come up with for my personal lineups of the last five years (I’m only going to cast for the movies I’ve seen, so if a role is left out it’s because I haven’t seen the movie yet):

    2019
    Paul Dano as Arthur Fleck
    Drew Barrymore as Judy Garland
    Bruce Campbell as Cliff Booth
    Julie Delpy as Nora Fanshaw

    2018
    Sacha Baron Cohen as Freddie Mercury
    Lena Headey as Queen Anne
    Jeffrey Wright as Dr. Don Shirley
    Kerry Washington as Sharon Rivers

    2017
    Jamie Lee Curtis as Mildred Hayes (the idea that inspired this whole challenge)
    Colin Farrell as Officer Jason Dixon
    Margo Martindale as LaVona Golden

    2016
    Ewan McGregor as Lee Chandler
    Amanda Seyfried as Mia Dolan
    Michael Kenneth Williams as Juan

    2015
    Ben Foster as Hugh Glass
    Kristen Stewart as Joy ‘Ma’ Newsome

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    Rachel Weisz – Judy Garland

    Nicole Kidman – Nora Fanshaw

    Not only have they been nominated for Oscars but they have also won an Oscar!

    FYC:

    "The Good Fight", "The Other Two" and "Station Eleven" in all categories, Sarah Lancashire ("Julia"), William Jackson Harper ("Love Life") and Luke Kirby ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel")

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    Not only have they been nominated for Oscars but they have also won an Oscar!

    Well there goes my ability to properly read. Sorry, I must have missed that in the title

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    2019
    David Thewlis as Arthur Fleck
    Lindsay Lohan as Judy Garland
    Matt Bomer as Cliff Booth
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Nora Fanshaw

    2018
    Sarah Lancashire as Queen Anne
    Niecy Nash as Sharon Rivers

    2017
    Jamie Lee Curtis as Mildred Hayes
    David Tenant as Jason Dixon
    Swoosie Kurtz as LaVona Golden

    2016
    Ryan Phillipe as Lee Chandler
    Evan Rachel Wood as Mia Dolan
    Courtney B. Vance as Juan
    Sharon D. Clarke as Rose Mason

    2015
    Ben Foster as Hugh Glass
    Emma Watson as Joy ‘Ma’ Newsome
    Mark Strong as Rudolf Abel
    Andrea Risenborough as Gerda Wegener

    2014

    Alessandra Nivolo as Stephen Hawking
    Jennifer Garner as Alice Howard
    Ian McShane as Terrance Fletcher
    Frances Conroy as Olivia Williams

    2013

    Denis O’Hare as Ron Woodruff
    Gillian Anderson as Jasmine Francis
    Tracee Lysette as Rayon

    2012

    Peter Mullen as Abraham Lincoln
    Cameron Diaz as Tiffany Maxwell
    Mads Mikkelsen as Dr. King Schultz
    Emily Blunt as Fantine

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    Not only have they been nominated for Oscars but they have also won an Oscar!

    I don’t know about Kidman. Dern won cause she was overdue and on a hot streak. Kidman doesn’t have any real narrative. Robbie more than likely would’ve reaped the rewards.

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    GREAT idea for a thread! Here are some personal choices from Best Actress winners:

    2010
    Emily Blunt as Nina Sayers

    2011
    Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher (obviously)

    2012
    Kristen Stewart as Tiffany Maxwell

    2013
    Christina Applegate as Jeanette “Jasmine” Francis

    2014
    Jennifer Aniston as Alice Howland

    2015
    Zendaya as Joy “Ma” Newsome

    2016
    Keke Palmer as Mia Dolan

    2017
    Jamie Lee Curtis as Mildred Hayes (LOVE this choice!)

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    Michael Emerson as Keyser Soze (Usual Suspects)
    Jim Carrey as Arthur Fleck (Joker)
    Sacha Baron Cohen as Freddie Mercury (Bohemian Rhapsody)

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    2020
    Sir Patrick Stewart as Anthony
    Jamie Lee Curtis as Fern
    Kelvin Harrison, Jr as Fred Hampton
    Kim Ji-mee as Soon-ja

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    Most of these roles didn’t win but oh well.

    Erykah Badu as Billie Holiday in The United States vs Billie Holiday (originally played by Andra Day) if it were made in the late 90’s/early 00’s

    Dave Bautista as Robin Ramzinski / Randy “The Ram” Robinson in The Wrestler (originally played by Mickey Rourke) if remade now

    Jamie Lee Curtis as Marion McPherson in Lady Bird (originally played by Laurie Metcalf) OR as LaVona Golden in I,Tonya (originally played by Allison Janney)

    Daveed Diggs as Ruben Stone in Sound of Metal (originally played by Riz Ahmed)

    James Krishna Floyd as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody (originally played by Rami Malek)

    Donald Glover as Ray Charles in Ray (originally played by Jamie Foxx) if remade now

    Oscar Isaac as Jackson “Jack” Maine in A Star is Born (originally played by Bradley Cooper)

    Lizzo as Matron “Mama” Morton in Chicago (originally played by Queen Latifah) if remade now

    Jennifer Lopez as Carla Albanese in Nine (originally played by Penélope Cruz)

    Thandwie Newton as Ruby Thewes in Cold Mountain (originally played by Renée Zellweger) — the character is hinted to be biracial in the book

    Christina Ricci as Cassandra “Cassie” Thomas in Promising Young Woman (originally played by Carey Mulligan) if it were made in the 00’s.

    Angie Stone as Ma Rainey in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (originally played by Viola Davis)

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    2020
    Donald Sutherland as Anthony
    Ann Dowd as Fern
    Stephan James as Fred Hampton
    Gong Li as Soon-ja

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    Emma Watson and Zac Efron in La La Land. Henry Cavill in Gladiator(if remade now).

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    Gong Li as Soon-ja

    I am sick and tired of these people. She’s not Korean.

    Gong Li is Chinese-born Singaporean actress and starring in mostly China.

    For me, casting of Memoirs of a Geisha (Zhang Ziyi, Gong Li, and Michelle Yeoh played Japanese) is racist to me.

    We are not just Asians

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    I am sick and tired of these people. She’s not Korean. Gong Li is Chinese-born Singaporean actress and starring in mostly China. For me, casting of Memoirs of a Geisha (Zhang Ziyi, Gong Li, and Michelle Yeoh played Japanese) is racist to me. We are not just Asians

    I’m well aware that Gong Li is not Korean, but with respect, I believe you are conflating race and ethnicity.  Do you think it was “racist” to cast Ruth Negga, an Ethiopian-born Irish actress who has starred mostly in Great Britain as an American in Loving, or to cast Jonathan Pryce, a Welsh-born actor who has starred mostly in Great Britain as Argentinian Pope Francis in The Two Popes? I sincerely intend  no offense or disrespect.

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    So asians playing asians equates to racism? How does that work?

    Denzel Washington, an American black man, playing Steve Biko, a South African black man, can’t be called racism.

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