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    SDoesNotKnow504
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    #1203805720

    I don’t think that’s unpopular.

    It sure felt like it at the time. Hell, even one of the GD’s most celebrated posters who was obsessed with one particular star’s inability to get Oscar nominated jumped on the anti-Close train when it looked like she was going to win and even started rooting for Gaga.

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    Very unpopular opinion:

    Shutter Island is Scorsese’s best film.

    See, i don’t even think it’s unpopular anymore this one.
    After a mixed reception from critics during its initial release, now Shutter Island is widely considered by both critics and general public (8,2 on IMBD with over 1 Million of votes) as one of his best films, especially in the Scorsese/DiCaprio canon.

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    One of the saddest things in GD forum history was a bunch of music stans coming in here and treating the acclaimed legendary actress Glenn Close like she was some pop diva getting in the way of Gaga’s award collection. They think winning an Oscar should be as easy as buying a Grammy.

    An Oscar doesn’t have to be more prestigious than a Grammy. Winning an Oscar is often as easy as buying a Grammy.
    Close hasn’t won one so far because she’s been unlucky, not because the Oscars is so prestigious.

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    Grammys have been a joke forever. The Simpsons did an episode in the early 90s that poked fun about how nobody really cared about that award. People only started caring when Stan Wars became prominent on the Internet and they relied on awards and album sales to PROVE one diva was better than another diva. Oscars definitely have their issues, I personally don’t put as much stock on it as I used to because I’ve grown up a bit, but most people know which award garners more respect.

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    One of the saddest things in GD forum history was a bunch of music stans coming in here and treating the acclaimed legendary actress Glenn Close like she was some pop diva getting in the way of Gaga’s award collection. They think winning an Oscar should be as easy as buying a Grammy.

    The Glenn Close stans were way more annoying than Gaga stans (and they still are this year) but I see 2 years later y’all still aren’t ready for this conversation.

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    One of the saddest things in GD forum history was a bunch of music stans coming in here and treating the acclaimed legendary actress Glenn Close like she was some pop diva getting in the way of Gaga’s award collection. They think winning an Oscar should be as easy as buying a Grammy.

    Yup

    FYC :

    Best Actress - Viola Davis
    Best Actor - Delroy Lindo, Chadwick Boseman
    Best Supp Actor - Daniel Kaluuya, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

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    The Glenn Close stans were way more annoying than Gaga stans (and they still are this year) but I see 2 years later y’all still aren’t ready for this conversation.

    I didn’t mind the stanning and propping up of Gaga’s basic performance because they like what they like.

    But what I hated was the fact that those stans and their need for an Oscar for validation of their pop star over other pop stars started going after Close in a way she did not deserve and nearly created character assassination. Close doesn’t have a large crazy devoted fanbase. There’s no beehive or glitterati or little monsters, or whatever these pop stars have to fill their need of communit.

    Close was just a working actress who built her career up with bold and diverse roles and performances for decades. Then somehow she got treated as if she was trash by those who spread fake news about how she was a bad actress, untalented, etc. It went beyond what was necessary for an Oscar campaign. That’s what I minded.

    IMO, I don’t care about the Oscar race so much and I wouldn’t mind if Close didn’t win an Oscar for that Hillbilly movie based on a book written by that right-wing phony. But even if I was the most obnoxious, annoying, CRAZY Close stan who vandalized every thread with pro-Close propaganda, that in no way justifies the way Gaga fans made Close out to be a bad/untalented actress.

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    1 – Although I’m 100% okay with Heath Ledger’s win for The Dark Knight.
    I really wish the Academy would’ve found a way to give the Best Supporting Actor Oscar to Robert Downey Jr. for Tropic Thunder.

    The more I watch this movie, the more I believe it could’ve been a tie or something. Heath Ledger had to win though but still…

    2 – I’m still sure Mark Rylance won for Bridge of Spies mostly because a lot of people just didn’t want Sylvester Stallone to win. To me he was good, but not Oscar worthy. Tom Hardy would’ve been fine too. The Golden Globes did the right thing on this one.

    3 – John Boyega is a terrible actor, not just in Star Wars (and not because of the script).
    Put Daniel Kaaluya, Michael B Jordan or Donald Glover, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in any role he played, it would’ve been way better.

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    Borat is a racist and stereotypical piece of crap and Borat 2‘s only redeemable effort is the exposure of Rudy Giuliani and outside of Maria Bakalova and its Hair and Makeup it should not be being considered for any awards whatsoever.

    FYC OSCARS : VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", AMANDA SEYFRIED FOR "MANK", CHADWICK BOSEMAN FOR "MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM", PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN (BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY).

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    – Joaquin Phoenix really shouldn’t have won for Joker (should have won for The Master instead).

    I’m fairly sure this is one that literally everyone agrees with. People will remember his portrayal in Joker fondly – but his performance as Freddie Quell is amongst the greatest in the history of cinema.

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    3 – John Boyega is a terrible actor, not just in Star Wars (and not because of the script). Put Daniel Kaaluya, Michael B Jordan or Donald Glover, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in any role he played, it would’ve been way better.

    Agreed.

    FYC:

    Picture: Nomadland
    Director: Chloe Zhao
    Leading Actress: Frances McDormand
    Leading Actor: Anthony Hopkins
    Supporting Actress: Olivia Colman
    Supporting Actor: Daniel Kaluuya
    Adapted Screenplay: The Father
    Original Screenplay: Minari

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    One of the saddest things in GD forum history was a bunch of music stans coming in here and treating the acclaimed legendary actress Glenn Close like she was some pop diva getting in the way of Gaga’s award collection. They think winning an Oscar should be as easy as buying a Grammy.

    That was an appalling chapter in this website’s history but I blame the Little Monstrosities™.

    FYC:

    Picture: Nomadland
    Director: Chloe Zhao
    Leading Actress: Frances McDormand
    Leading Actor: Anthony Hopkins
    Supporting Actress: Olivia Colman
    Supporting Actor: Daniel Kaluuya
    Adapted Screenplay: The Father
    Original Screenplay: Minari

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    Borat is a racist and stereotypical piece of crap and Borat 2‘s only redeemable effort is the exposure of Rudy Giuliani and outside of Maria Bakalova and its Hair and Makeup it should not be being considered for any awards whatsoever.

    I have to highly disagree with this. Borat’s not racist, in fact, a lot of people from Kazakhstan love the film. It’s not even playing on any stereotypes of the country, as the portrayal is entirely fictional and based not on the actual location, but the US’ ignorant view of other cultures.

    And Kazakhstan actually benefited from the film, as it greatly boosted their profile and they made a profit from all the tourists who came to their country after the film released.

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    Leonardo DiCaprio should have won for Catch Me If You Can – I would, also, say The Aviator, but that isn’t unpopular. He should, also, have been, at least, nominated for Revolutionary Road. Also, should have won for The Wolf Of Wall Street. The films DiCaprio has done with Scorsese are more consistent and better than with De Niro: Taxi Driver is a 7/10. Mean Streets is 8/10. King Of Comedy is 8/10… Cape Fear is 7.5/10. Casino is 9/10, but it would have been good with any actor (particularly, in the De Niro role – you kind of need a Pesci or a Stone in the others because they are better characterized), it’s 95% cinematography and editing. GoodFellas is barely a DeNiro movie. All Scorsese/DiCaprio collabs have been 9/10s and above for me – outside of Gangs Of New York.

    De Niro’s best performance (outside of Raging Bull) is Heat and he should have been, at bare minimum, nominated.

    The 2011 Best Actor category is interesting… I think that Colin Firth didn’t deserve to win and Franco should have won… But, expanding to non-nominated performances…. Gosling (Blue Valentine) or DiCarpio (Shutter Island) should have won.

    Mad Max: Fury Road was terrible.

    Adam Sandler should have won Best Actor last year for Uncut Gems.

    Christian Bale was terrible in Ford V. Ferrari.

    Bradley Cooper is one of the greatest actors of his generation and should have received a win for Best Supporting Actor for American Hustle.

    Fight Club is fine – but is my second least favourite Fincher after Panic Room.

    Joker is a great movie.

    Bad Times At The El Royale should have been nominated for Best Picture (poss won), Best Director, Best Actor (Bridges), Best Supporting Actor (Pullman, Hemsworth) and  Best Supporting Actress (Johnson). Then, it should have won for Best Actress (Erivo) and Best Original Screenplay.

    Vice is a worthy Best Picture nominee.

    Blue Velvet is just okay.

    Matthew McConaughey deserved an Oscar nomination for Killer Joe. He, also, deserved one for Gold.

    Boogie Nights or Jackie Brown should have won Best Picture. Pam Grier not getting in for Best Actress is arguably the biggest snub in the Academies’ history – same goes for MacDowell in A Clockwork Orange and Hackman for The Conversation. Samuel L. should, also, have been nominated for Best Actor. De Niro should have been nominated for Best Supporting – and, maybe, also, Keaton.

    The Master should have won in pretty much all major categories in the 2013 Oscars – except Best Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay, where it was ineligible.

    Day-Lewis in Phantom Thread is slightly better than Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood.

    Oscar Isaac deserved an Oscar (is that a pun?) for Ex Machina.

    Tom Crusie is a great actor, particularly in Collateral and Magnolia.

    George Clooney was snubbed for O Brother, Where Art Thou? – he really deserved a nomination. Maybe, a win, too.

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    Day-Lewis in Phantom Thread is slightly better than Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood.

    FYC:

    Picture: Nomadland
    Director: Chloe Zhao
    Leading Actress: Frances McDormand
    Leading Actor: Anthony Hopkins
    Supporting Actress: Olivia Colman
    Supporting Actor: Daniel Kaluuya
    Adapted Screenplay: The Father
    Original Screenplay: Minari

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