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    VINCE
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    A lot of you will despise me but I don’t consider Tom Hanks’ Gump as great as the other nominees that year. I’d rank him 3rd after DDL and Liam Neeson.

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    Olivia Colman – The Favourite, a film that doesn’t deserve any of its praise and the most overrated performance of the decade, albeit not necessarily bad.

    Great film but I agree about Colman. Emma Stone was much better.

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    Is this only about acting? Because if not, it’s hands down Get Out’s Original Screenplay win. It was 5th in that category. The unsubtle and at times even stupid screenplay was the worst aspect of the whole film. Peele was awarded for his idea more than for his screenplay.

    Which is perfectly fine. Screenplay isn’t just dialogue, it’s also the story.

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    Marion Cotillard wasn’t that good in La Vie En Rose. I think Laura Linney gave the best performance out of the nominees.

    Who was the favorite to win that year? I remember Cotillard winning in an upset

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    WITH DUE RESPECT TO OLIVIA COLMAN WHOSE WORK I GREATLY ADMIRE.

    I find Olivia Colman’s win overrated (not undeserved) because I think both Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz were equally good (I personally thought Weisz acted circles around Colman) and also because I thought Lady Gaga and Melissa McCarthy were better winners among the nominees that year, and that is when discounting great turns by Elsie Fisher (Eight Grade), Toni Collette (Hereditary) who should have won and Emily Blunt (A Quiet Place).

    Also, While Colman went Lead and other 2 went supporting, I think all are leads and even if the studio did not want 3 leads, I think Colman in Supporting and Weisz-Stone in lead would be much better because the whole plot revolves around Stone and Weisz battling and their actions have much more of an impact on the pacing of the film than Colman’s. Also I think Queen Anne has the least character arc (much much much less than Abigail and Sarah).

    I am NOT saying Colman’s performance was bad. Personally I find Colman’s work on Tyrannosaurus, The Crown and The Father as much stronger than her work in The Favourite.

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    A lot of you will despise me but I don’t consider Tom Hanks’ Gump as great as the other nominees that year. I’d rank him 3rd after DDL and Liam Neeson.

    That was the Philadelphia year, not Forrest Gump, but it still stands. A lot of people thought the movie and Hanks’ depiction of a gay man dying of AIDS was revolutionary (it was, and I hate when people try and rewrite history so I won’t), but on performance that year, every other performance was stronger – Fishburne, DDL, Hopkins and Neeson.

    In the Forrest Gump year it should have been Travolta. I have never loved Hanks’ acting outside comedies like Big and Splash.

    Bill Hader and Barry in everything (2 babka)
    The Great - Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult and comedy writing and directing

    Severance in drama series, writing, Adam Scott for best actor, Ben Stiller for drama directing, and the whole cast in supporting.

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    Who was the favorite to win that year? I remember Cotillard winning in an upset

    Julie Christie, the Golden Globe and SAG winner, was probably runner up to Cotillard. But having won the BAFTA I don’t think Cotillard could have been considered too heavily as an ‘upset’.

    Emmy FYC:

    Chloë Sevigny in “The Girl From Plainville” and “Russian Doll”

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    That was the Philadelphia year, not Forrest Gump, but it still stands. A lot of people thought the movie and Hanks’ depiction of a gay man dying of AIDS was revolutionary (it was, and I hate when people try and rewrite history so I won’t), but on performance that year, every other performance was stronger – Fishburne, DDL, Hopkins and Neeson. In the Forrest Gump year it should have been Travolta. I have never loved Hanks’ acting outside comedies like Big and Splash.

    In the Philadelphia year there was also the unnominated David Thewlis in Naked who was revelatory, deserving of about 10 Oscars. But AMPAS wouldn’t have touched that film with a barge pole.

    I agree that Hanks’s two Oscar-winning perfs are not among his most interesting and frankly his portrayal of Woody across the four Toy Story films is a richer characterisation than either.

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    Sorry id mis read the thread wrong. When saying about Helen Hunt.

    I think Halle Berry’s win for Monsters Ball was undeserved. That year the academy were playing politics. It should f gone to Nicole Kidman for Moulin Rouge.

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    Julie Christie, the Golden Globe and SAG winner, was probably runner up to Cotillard. But having won the BAFTA I don’t think Cotillard could have been considered too heavily as an ‘upset’.

    Christie was even getting the speech out of her purse as Cotillard was announced and took a few seconds to process the result 💀

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    The Shape of Water was way overrated.  Wins for Call Me By Your Name, Three Billboards…, and Get Out would have been more satisfying.

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    Julia Roberts for Erin Brockovich. Ellen Burstyn for Requiem for a Dream (the better Darren Aronofsky film) should’ve won.

    Not even Burstyn who while good, relied on a hammy performance all movie long (the red dress monologue is good tho) but Linney ATE her film, her last scene in the bus station!! My god

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    WITH DUE RESPECT TO OLIVIA COLMAN WHOSE WORK I GREATLY ADMIRE. I find Olivia Colman’s win overrated (not undeserved) because I think both Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz were equally good (I personally thought Weisz acted circles around Colman) and also because I thought Lady Gaga and Melissa McCarthy were better winners among the nominees that year, and that is when discounting great turns by Elsie Fisher (Eight Grade), Toni Collette (Hereditary) who should have won and Emily Blunt (A Quiet Place). Also, While Colman went Lead and other 2 went supporting, I think all are leads and even if the studio did not want 3 leads, I think Colman in Supporting and Weisz-Stone in lead would be much better because the whole plot revolves around Stone and Weisz battling and their actions have much more of an impact on the pacing of the film than Colman’s. Also I think Queen Anne has the least character arc (much much much less than Abigail and Sarah). I am NOT saying Colman’s performance was bad. Personally I find Colman’s work on Tyrannosaurus, The Crown and The Father as much stronger than her work in The Favourite.

    Im sorry but Gaga being better is one big joke, that year had many great performances and she was just a good one, now Collette, Kidman, Davis, Close, Pike and Blunt were better than Gaga and so was Colman

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    Is it strange that I loved Three Billboards more than The Shape Of Water but liked Sally Hawkins’ performance more than McDormand’s?

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    Sorry id mis read the thread wrong. When saying about Helen Hunt. I think Halle Berry’s win for Monsters Ball was undeserved. That year the academy were playing politics. It should f gone to Nicole Kidman for Moulin Rouge.

    Berry’s win is hardly “universally loved” either. It’s an extremely divisive performance, movie and win. Personally, I don’t mind the victory since I loved no one in that category. Though I probably would have given Spacek the win out of the nominees. Naomi Watts should have pretty much swept everything that year.

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