March 10, 2012 at 9:01 pm #57077
Starting with the Emmys and ending with Oscars, including every award in between, what was the biggest upset of this awards season?March 10, 2012 at 9:03 pm #57079
5. Laura Dern at the Golden Globes.
4. Barry Pepper at the Emmys.
3. Melissa McCarthy at the Emmys.
2. Madonna at the Golden Globes.
1. Thomas Horn at the Critics’ Choice Awards.March 10, 2012 at 9:18 pm #57080
5. Oscars: The debacle that was Best Song. In a year that contained work by Madonna, Elton John/Lady GaGa, Glenn Close/Sinead O’Connor, Mary J. Blige, etc. this category’s stupid rules prevented any of them from being nominated. Instead we were stuck with a good song from The Muppets but not the best and a throwaway song from an animated film not even nominated in Animated Film. The biggest joke of the Oscar night.
4. SAGs: Alec Baldwin’s 6th consecutive win.
3. Emmys: Melissa McCarthy over Linney/Plimpton/Poehler. Linney and Plimpton, two of the greatest actresses, and Poehler, riding the wave of a season-high…They all lose to McCarthy, star of a ridiculously bad sitcom that’s holding her back from a full-fledge film-career, which is why she won in the first place. She had better Emmy worthy work in Supporting categories for Gilmore Girls and Samantha Who. In a category that always seems to get it right, this was possibly its biggest mistake in the history of the category. (At least Candice Bergen and Helen Hunt were powerhouse actresses that never once phoned it in…Even though I do like seeing new blood honored.)
2. Oscars: The snubbing of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in Picture/Director/Screenplay. The best film of the year left off for…Extremely Loud, and Incredibly Close in Picture? No. The Tree of Life in Director? Nuh-uh. And, uhm, The Ides of March in Adapted Screenplay? Hell no.
1. Emmys: Jim Parsons over Steve Carrell. Love Parsons, but Carrell losing stung big time. I still can’t make sense of it. Some said maybe he could do a guest arc and be a shoo-in for that. To me, that would be an even bigger slap in the face.
-MorganMarch 10, 2012 at 9:59 pm #57081
Not exactly an “Upset” but I don’t understand how The Help was nominated for Best Picture but left out of Adapted Screenplay… I mean if it’s good enought to be called “best picture” ideally isn’t it also one of the “best adapted screenplays?”March 11, 2012 at 10:24 am #57082
– Melissa McCarthy over everyone
– Jim Parsons over Steve Carell
– Kyle Chandler over Jon Hamm, Steve Buscemi and Timothy Olyphant
– Barry Pepper over everyone
2. Golden Globe:
Laura Dern over Deschanel/Poehler
– Jean Dujardin over George Clooney
– Paul Giamatti over Guy Pearce and Greg Kinnear
– Alec Baldwin winning AGAIN
– Betty White and Steve Buscemi repeatsMarch 11, 2012 at 11:14 am #57083
Dragon Tattoo’s Editing Oscar win.March 11, 2012 at 12:47 pm #57084
Mara knocking out Swinton in the Lead Actress nominations
Downton Abbey beating Mildred Pierce.March 11, 2012 at 8:24 pm #57085
Like a black cloud looming in the distance, Hugo’ Robert Richardson winning cinematography over ToL’s Emmanuel Lubezki.March 11, 2012 at 10:14 pm #57086
-The lead comedy races. Both should have gone to their NBC frontrunners.
-Modern Family winning for writing. Should have gone to Louie.
4. Critics’ Choice
-Thomas Horn was the only real upset.
3. Golden Globes
-Christopher Plummer over Albert Brooks.
-Kelsey Grammer over everyone.
-Matt LeBlanc over everyone.
-Lura Dern over everyone
-Steve Buscemi over Chandler, Cranston, and Hall
-Alec Baldwin over Steve Carrell
-Boardwalk Empire over Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones
-Hugo over The Tree of Life for cinematography
-Meryl Streep winning (contrary to popular Streep stans’ belief, she did not need a third Oscar. I find it strange that Meryl Streep needs further validation that she’s the greatest actress working today for a subpar performance in a crappy film.)
-Drive being snubbed so heavily… sadness. :'(March 13, 2012 at 4:46 pm #57087
The Tree of Life definitely should’ve taken Cinematography, but if anything had to beat it, I’m glad it was Hugo, instead of, like, War Horse or something. Not the outcome most were expecting, but in hindsight, it’s not that surprising, or the worst that could’ve happened.March 14, 2012 at 11:16 pm #57088
^That’s twice now Lubezki has been robbed of a win. Still recovering from his loss for Children of Men.
-MorganMarch 15, 2012 at 6:53 am #57089
3. Emmys: Melissa McCarthy over Linney/Plimpton/Poehler. Linney and Plimpton, two of the greatest actresses, and Poehler, riding the wave of a season-high…They all lose to McCarthy, star of a ridiculously bad sitcom that’s holding her back from a full-fledge film-career, which is why she won in the first place. She had better Emmy worthy work in Supporting categories for Gilmore Girls and Samantha Who. In a category that always seems to get it right, this was possibly its biggest mistake in the history of the category.
Melissa was a deserving winner, Amy Poehler had a very weak tape (I don’t care what people say, she was baerly in it and everybody was funnier than her), Martha Plimpton was unknown and Linney won several Emmys before. Melissa had to win and she’s one of the greatest comedy actress EVER. IMO Better than the overrated Tina Fey or Amy Poehler.Thank God that the awards shows finally realized it!March 15, 2012 at 9:44 am #57090
I would say its The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo winning Film Editing. That was the biggest upset that I saw this year, though I am not saying it is undeserved but I had it last in predictions. I had Hugo in second place for Cinematography so I don’t consider it an upset, I would have liked to see Lubezki take it.March 15, 2012 at 9:47 am #57091
I don’t think you can claim an upset when it is widely regarded that the winner had been the category’s alternative to the frontrunner the whole time (Richardson over Lubezki, Streep over Davis, Cotillard over Christie).
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