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    Chitanda170
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    As he should.

    Like i said is overrated, and a controversial win for some film scholars but far from underrated, underrated would be winning performances that people don´t remember at all.

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    Sam Rockwell in Three Billboards once again. Perfect performance. He goes from hilarious to heartbreaking and back, sometimes in the same scene.

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    Oh, Pilar! A tireless champion of the imperialized and oppressed. Comrade Bardem, be at peace.

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    Some of these mentioned can hardly be described as underrated. Joan Crawford in Mildred Pierce? Ruth Gordon in Rosemary’s Baby? These are mostly beloved winners.

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    Oscars FYC:
    "THE POWER OF THE DOG" – IN ALL CATEGORIES
    "SPENCER" – In all categories especially Director (Pablo Larrain) and Actress (Kristen Stewart)
    "SHIVA BABY" – in all categories especially Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Score
    "TOGETHER" – Actress (Sharon Horgan), Actor (James McAvoy), Original Screenplay
    "FLEE" – IN ALL CATEGORIES
    "LAST NIGHT IN SOHO" – Director (Edgar Wright), S. Actress (Anya Taylor-Joy/Diana Rigg), Cinematography, Costume Design and Production Design

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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.

    I completely agree. Julianne Moore is just brilliant in Still Alice. It annoys me when some people say Rosamund Pike deserved it more than her without even seeing the movie.

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    <p>I also agree with your statement.</p>

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    Glenda Jackson in Women in Love

    Maggie Smith in California Suite

    Emmy FYC!!: Pen15, Mare of Easttown, The Crown and The Handmaid’s Tale in all categories.

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    Juliette Binoche, The English Patient
    Marcia Gay Harden, Pollock
    Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

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    Rami Malek. He’s a punching bag on awards forums but crowds absolutely loved him and he’s a huge reason why Bho Rap made 900M worldwide. To put this number into perspective, the movie was #4 internationally ($687M) behind only Avengers Infinity War (1.369B), Jurasic World: Fallen Kingdom (890M) and Aquaman (813M).  As you can see, all other movies placed above it are franchises. It made more in foreign markets than Black Panther (646M).  When you read audience reviews, there’s a lot of “If Malek doesn’t win the Oscar, we riot” type of comments. So I’d say AMPAS got it right. The win may not have been to cinephile’s taste but most wins are for performances in little seen movies so this was for the wider audience, like Phoenix win.

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    Judy Holliday in Born Yesterday
    Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday
    Goldie Hawn in Cactus Flower
    Marisa Tomei in My Cousin Vinny
    Denzel Washington in Training Day

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    Glenda Jackson in Women in Love 

    Surely one of the most wonderfully strange best actress winners ever, and one of the best; she doesn’t get mentioned enough in conversations on greatest Oscar-winning performances. She’s fantastic in Sunday Bloody Sunday too.

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    F. Murray Abraham in Amadeus

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    Rami Malek. He’s a punching bag on awards forums but crowds absolutely loved him and he’s a huge reason why Bho Rap made 900M worldwide. To put this number into perspective, the movie was #4 internationally ($687M) behind only Avengers Infinity War (1.369B), Jurasic World: Fallen Kingdom (890M) and Aquaman (813M). As you can see, all other movies placed above it are franchises. It made more in foreign markets than Black Panther (646M). When you read audience reviews, there’s a lot of “If Malek doesn’t win the Oscar, we riot” type of comments. So I’d say AMPAS got it right. The win may not have been to cinephile’s taste but most wins are for performances in little seen movies so this was for the wider audience, like Phoenix win.

    So, cinephiles and everyone who understands what a good acting is should share a taste with wider audience. Is that what you mean? Hell no. It’s a commanding performance, but obviously not the best in the lineup and not worthy of the title ‘Best Actor’. Do people forget that he’s nominated alongside Dafoe’s At Eternity Gate and Mortensen’s Green Book? Both are great performances, better than Malek’s, from someone who’s arguably overdue, and while I’m not disrespecting Malek as a relatively newer actor, it kills me to know that such a performance prevails. Do we also forget who’s snubbed that year? Hawke’s First Reformed. Just because those films aren’t as widely watched as Bohemian Rhapsody doesn’t mean the central performance is less deserving. We should understand that the voters are actors, directors, artists who is allowed for their achievement in the arts of filmmaking, who’s supposed to have a taste when it comes to choosing the best. What a privilege to be given screeners as much as they are! Call it being lazy for that behaviour!

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    Ellen Burstyn, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
    Ernest Borgnine, Marty
    Art Carney, Harry and Tonto
    James Coburn, Affliction
    Anthony Quinn, Viva Zapata! and Lust for Life
    Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
    Claire Trevor, Key Largo

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