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    So..we have so many cases on the oscars when someone won for the wrong performance / picture, but which are the persons that won for their best work?.
    For example Emma Stone won for La La Land when she shouldn’t have and then wasn’t even close to winning with her best performance from The Favourite.
    On the other hand, Vivien Leigh won for her best performance in Gone With The Wind (or A Streetcar Named Desire, hard to tell she’s above everyone).
    Anyway, who else won when they rightfully should have?

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    kellis
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    “Hard to tell she’s above everyone” lol I love you.

    Natalie Portman in Black Swan. She was equally fantastic in Jackie but we all know what happened.

    “No user starts this shady” - someone culturally relevant.

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    Kathy Bates in Misery

    Misery

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    The last 2 are one-time nominees but they are some of my favorite winners so I added them anyways.

    FYC: Octavia Spencer (Luce) - Best Supporting Actress

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    Kathy Bates in Misery

    Misery

    This is both her signature and breakthrough role but not necessarily to me her best work. Evelyn Couch in Fried Green Tomatoes is my all time favorite from her.

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    I kinda think Gwyneth Paltrow won for her best work. I don’t think she can ever top that, actually she reached her limits and yet she still wasn’t even the best from that lineup lol, which shows how limited she is as an actress from one part, and how undeserving she was. But she fits the topic, so…

    My favorite from her is Royal Tenenbaums.

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    I kinda think Gwyneth Paltrow won for her best work. I don’t think she can ever top that, actually she reached her limits and yet she still wasn’t even the best from that lineup lol, which shows how limited she is as an actress from one part, and how undeserving she was. But she fits the topic, so…

    I thought Gwyneth’s best work was the next year in The Talented Mr. Ripley. Funny how Cate B. was in that too and also great. After dominating awards the previous year neither one of them got any traction for Ripley. Anyone know what category Paltrow was campaigned in?

    She was also great in Proof.

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    Meryl Streep, Sophie’s Choice

    (and Kramer Versus Kramer was the best of her early supporting roles)

    Robert De Niro, Raging Bull

    Barbra Streisand, Funny Girl

    Jane Fonda, Klute (but definitely not Coming Home)

    Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, The Silence of the Lambs

    all three of the Network winners

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    Daniel Day-Lewis

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    The Artist Formerly Known as Xander Cassel
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    <p style=”text-align: left;”>While I’m not a huge fan of Daniel Day-Lewis, his win for There Will Be Blood was a win not only for his personal best work, but one of the best film performances, ever.</p>
    Queen Kate’s win for The Lion in Winter was perfect.

    Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight. Amazing performance, and I think he would’ve won even if he lived.

     

     

     

     

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    Chris Cooper- Adaptations

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    Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
    Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
    Jack Nicholson – One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
    Marlon Brando – The Godfather

    I have to note again Vivien Keigh for GWTW. She WAS THAT ROLE. Rachel Brosnaham in Mrs Maisel kinda reminds me of her with that energy.

    Unpopular opinion: Regina King did have the best role and brought it down in Beale Street. She deserved it.

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    DDL – There Will Be Blood

    De Niro – Raging Bull

    Blanchett – Blue Jasmine

    Brando – On The Waterfront

     

    Off the top of my head

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    Jane Fonda for Klute

    Sally Field for Norma Rae

    Elizabeth Taylor for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (& Sandy Dennis)

    Vivien Leigh for A Streetcar Named Desire (ditto Kim Stanley & Karl Malden)

    Shirley Booth for Come Back Little Sheba

    Gregory Peck for To Kill A Mockingbird

    Katherine Hepburn for The Lion in Winter

    Barbra  Streisand for Funny Girl

    Sophia Loren for Two Women

    Rod Steiger for In the Heat of the Night

    Julie Andrews for Mary Poppins

    Luise Rainer for The Good Earth

    Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook

    Brando  for On the Waterfront

    Patty Duke for The Miracle Worker

    Claudette Colbert for It Happened One Night

    Meryl Streep for Sophie’s Choice

    Diane Keaton for Annie Hall

    Susan Hayward for I Want To Live!

    Fredric March for The Best Years of Our Lives

    Judy Holiday for Born Yesterday

    Simone Signoret for Room At the Top

    Glenda Jackson for Women in Love

    Liza Minnelli for Cabaret (also Joel Grey)

    Jack Nicholson for One Flew Over The Cookoo’s Nest ( also Louise Fletcher)

    Marion Cotillard for La Vie En Rose

    Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyer’s Club  (also Jared Leto)

    Phillip Seymour Hoffman for Capote

    Nicholas Cage Leaving Las Vegas

    Tom Hanks Forrest Gump

    William Hurt Kiss of the Spider Woman

    Daniel Day Lewis My Left Foot

    David Niven Separate Tables

    Alec Guinness  The Bridge On the River Kwai

    Ernest Borgnine  Marty

    Humphrey The African Queen

    William Holden Stalag 17

    Ray Milland The Lost Weekend

    Gary Cooper High Noon

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcraw……oh wait…..

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