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    Performances that won Oscars and are really good, but aren’t held in the same regard as, say, Walken in The Deer Hunter or JK Simmons in Whiplash, but, perhaps, should be.

    George Kennedy – Cool Hand Luke (The fact he’s almost better than Newman here should tell you everything about this performance.)

    Emma Stone – La La Land (Great because Stone imbues her character with an inherent sense of likeability and nails every beat that she’s given in a pretty great script.)

    Alec Guiness – The Bridge On The River Kwai (Watch this scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYkztEBnSQI)

    Denzel Washington – Training Day (He’s phenomenal here. The best performance of his career, with the exception of Malcolm X, even if American Gangster, Flight and Man On Fire are pretty close.)

    Sean Penn – Mystic River (Elevates a solid noir-thriller into a masterpiece. The whole film, more or less, hinges on the intensity of his performance. And it’s impossible to see anyone else pulling this off quite as well as Penn.)

    Forest Whitaker – The Last King Of Scotland (Literally a perfect performance. Unironically, one of the great performances in cinema. A performance that requires pretty much everything of Whitaker, in regards to range, and he does it in an unforgettable way. Possibly, one of my favourite Oscar-winning performances.)

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    Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies

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    Juliette Binoche – The English Patient

    2023 Oscar
    Best Picture: The Way of The Wind
    Best Director: Decision to Leave
    Best Actress: TAR
    Best Actor: The Whale
    Best Supporting Actress: The Whale
    Best Supporting Actor: Poor Things

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    Halle Berry, Monster’s Ball 

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    Olympia Dukakis – Moonstruck 

    Jessica Lange – Blue Sky 

    Mira Sorvino – Mighty Aphrodite 

    Judi Dench – Shakespeare in Love (all eight minutes of it!)

    Jean Dujardin – The Artist

    Mahershala Ali – Green Book (Despite my indifference at best to the film overall, I find Ali equally as good as Richard E. Grant that year, although to be frank he is category fraud)

    Laura Dern – Marriage Story 

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    Honestly, I think Julianne Moore in Still Alice is tremendously underrated. She was fantastic in it, she sketched out that particular situation her character found herself in just…..so well. From that category, I think the performance could only be rivaled by Cotillard in Two Days, One Night (who I’d compliment in the same way). Both fantastic performances.

    Justice for Passing, Tessa Thompson & Ruth Negga.

    The Power of the Dog / Jane Campion / Benedict Cumberbatch / Kristen Stewart / Kirsten Dunst / Troy Kotsur

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    Seeing Emma Stone mentioned is laughable (I love her and La La Land is my third favorite film, but she is great, not incredible). And Mark Rylance did nothing so…

    However, I agree with Laura Dern and Julianne Moore.

    I say Leo is soooo underrated for The Revenant (especially by people on GD). He did so much that it is just undeniably great.

    Brie Larson in Room

    Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything

    Allison Janney in I, Tonya

    Emmys FYC:

    Comedy Series - Abbott Elementary, Atlanta, The Great, Reservation Dogs, What We Do in the Shadows

    Drama Series - Pachinko, Severance, Yellowjackets

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    Joan Crawford- Mildred Pierce

    Judy Holliday- Born Yesterday (Davis and Swanson were amazing, but Holliday was also fantastic, this is not a bad win)

    Shirley Booth- Come Back, Little Sheba

    Simone Signoret- Room at the Top (Signoret is so underrated)

    Julie Christie- Darling

    Liza Minnelli- Cabaret

    Diane Keaton- Annie Hall (Keaton should be rivaling Streep in acting roles)

    Geraldine Page- The Trip to Bountiful (Whoopi was great, but Page was deserving as well)

    Jodie Foster- The Accused (Great performance in an underrated film)

    Brie Larson- Room (Dislike her as a person, but this a well deserved win. Anyone, except Lawrence, would have been a great winner IMO)

     

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    I said it in other threads, but:

    Some critics, cinephiles, and some people on film forums try to dismiss it but DiCaprio is incredible in The Revenant, he’s penalized by the fact that he has so many other highs (The Wolf of Wall Street, The Aviator, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Django Unchained, Shutter Island, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, The Basketball Diaries, The Departed, Catch Me If You Can, Revolutionary Road,
    Romeo + Juliet, Titanic, Blood Diamond, Inception,etc..) but that doesn’t diminish this acting achievement.

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    I said it in other threads, but: Some critics, cinephiles, and some people on film forums try to dismiss it but DiCaprio is incredible in The Revenant, he’s penalized by the fact that he has so many other highs (The Wolf of Wall Street, The Aviator, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Django Unchained, Shutter Island, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, The Basketball Diaries, The Departed, Catch Me If You Can, Revolutionary Road, Romeo + Juliet, Titanic, etc..) but that doesn’t diminish this acting achievement.

    How DiCaprio performance in The Revenant is underrated? if anything is overrated af, he won a poll recently as the best actor performance in The last decade over Daniel Day Lewis 😂

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    How DiCaprio performance in The Revenant is underrated? if anything is overrated af, he won a poll recently as the best actor performance in The last decade over Daniel Day Lewis 😂

    As he should.

    FYC 2022 Emmys:

    Best Actress in a Drama Series: Sandra Oh in "Killing Eve"

    Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Sandra Oh in "The Chair"

    Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Kim Joo-ryoung in "Squid Game"

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    Underrated performances:

    Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

    Katina Paxinou, For Whom the Bell Tolls

    Laura Dern, Marriage Story

    Halle Berry, Monster’s Ball

    Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side

    Judi Dench, Shakespeare in Love

    Mahershala Ali, Green Book

    Alan Arkin, Little Miss Sunshine

    Allison Janney, I Tonya

    FYC 2022 Emmys:

    Best Actress in a Drama Series: Sandra Oh in "Killing Eve"

    Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Sandra Oh in "The Chair"

    Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Kim Joo-ryoung in "Squid Game"

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