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    Sidney Lumet>Scorsese

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    70s George Lucas better than 70s Spielberg

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    70s George Lucas better than 70s Spielberg

    Funny thing about this statement is Lucas actually had more academy award nominations for directing than Spielberg during the 70s

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    Hollywood needs to stop employing Cara Delevingne and Suki Waterhouse. Neither can act, and wealth, nepotism, & privilege are the only reasons they continue to book jobs. Both come from rich upper-class families, and the reason Delevingne made it as a model is because her godfather works for Conde Naste. Waterhouse is mainly known for her relationships to actors more famous than her (Bradley Cooper, Robert Pattinson) than her acting “career.”

    I Know about Delevigne has worked in major production but Suki never worked in films AFAIK. Besides, Cara never get a major film works after Suicide Squad and Valerian.

    FYC-Nightmare Alley in All Categories (Best Picture, Guillermo Del Toro for Best Director, Bradley Cooper for Best Actor, Cate Blanchett for Best Actress, Rooney Mara for Best Supporting Actress, Richard Jenkins for Best Supporting Actor)

    FYC-Last Night in Soho (Edgar Wright for Best Director, Thomasin McKenzie for Best Actress, Anya Taylor Joy for Best Supporting Actress, Edgar Wright and Krysty Wilson Cairns for Best Original Screenplay)

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    Barry Jenkins’ work is not good. His big three projects (Moonlight, IBSCT, and The Underground Railroad) are glacially-paced, pretentious, and wholly unemotive works that have terrible characterization. He makes the assumption that the audience should care about the protagonists simply because of their blackness and the trials and tribulations they have endured, but without actually putting in the work to make them sympathetic. Even when he does make an effort, he tells why the audience should care about the characters instead of actually showing. The only reason the projects are acclaimed is because they are artistic works helmed by a black director with predominantly black casts, not actually because of their quality.

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    The Academy bias against Blunt is real, although the SAG win might be promising for the future.

    I’m completely mystified by the fact that Blunt has never received an Oscar nomination. Does anyone have any thoughts on what explains the apparent bias against her?

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    Hollywood needs to stop acting as if Awkwafina is the only Asian-American actor in the industry. It’s so annoying how she continues to book one job after another while others more talented than her get ignored (e.g. Karen Fukuhara).

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    I’m completely mystified by the fact that Blunt has never received an Oscar nomination. Does anyone have any thoughts on what explains the apparent bias against her?

    My opinion is bad timing.

    Anytime she’s had a performance worth nominating the actress category was already stacked

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    My opinion is bad timing. Anytime she’s had a performance worth nominating the actress category was already stacked

    Not necessarily. I do agree that some misses can be attributed to that (2016 & 2018), but other years it’s due to category fraud. I think it’s more about her just being unlucky.

    In 2006, the year of The Devil Wears Prada, Blunt was the third best supporting actress (only behind the Babel ladies) and should’ve gotten the nom, but there was rampant category fraud in supporting actress, with three of the five nominees actually being leads (Breslin, Hudson, Blanchett), and a few others in contention (O’Hara, Collette, de la Tour) also being leads. So the only other competition she would’ve had competition for a nomination were Thompson in Stranger than Fiction, Clayburgh in Running with Scissors, Epps in Half Nelson, and Taylor in Factotum (all of these besides Clayburgh might be leads, I dunno, never seen them).

    In 2009, the year of The Young Victoria, there were four undeniable nominees (Bullock, Mulligan, Streep, Sidibe). The last, Mirren, could’ve missed for Blunt or Ronan or (less likely) Tautou, so this year she was probably really close (6th-8th).

    In 2016, the year of The Girl on the Train, Huppert, Portman, and Stone were locked in, and the remaining two spots were between Adams, Negga, Streep, Blunt, and Bening. I personally would’ve chose Adams and Blunt, but there are plenty who would’ve chosen Negga and Bening, or Bening and Adams, or Negga and Adams, or Streep and someone (older AMPAS members only), so this was another year that she was probably fairly close (6th-8th).

    And, finally, 2018. She obviously had a chance to be nominated for Mary Poppins Returns, but nobody really wanted that given how competitive it was in actress and her not being one of the top five performances, though she was still probably 6th-8th.

    And as for A Quiet Place, it was category fraud. She was incredible in it, and even won the SAG, but she wasn’t supporting. The argument could be made for Noah Jupe being supporting, but Blunt, Krasinski, and Simmonds were undoubtedly leads.

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    Madeleine Kahn deserved to win for Blazing Saddles

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    Virginie Efira, Charlotte Rampling, Lambert Wilson Benedetta (Actress, Supporting Actress/Actor)
    Noomi Rapace Lamb (Actress)
    Kristen Stewart, Sally Hawkins, Timothy Spall Spencer (Actress, Supporting Actress/Actor)
    Penelope Cruz, Israel Elejalde, Milena Smit, Julieta Serrano, Rossy de Palma Madres Paralelas (Actress, Supporting Actor/Actress)
    Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren The Duke (Actor/Supporting Actress)

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    Not necessarily. I do agree that some misses can be attributed to that (2016 & 2018), but other years it’s due to category fraud. I think it’s more about her just being unlucky. In 2006, the year of The Devil Wears Prada, Blunt was the third best supporting actress (only behind the Babel ladies) and should’ve gotten the nom, but there was rampant category fraud in supporting actress, with three of the five nominees actually being leads (Breslin, Hudson, Blanchett), and a few others in contention (O’Hara, Collette, de la Tour) also being leads. So the only other competition she would’ve had competition for a nomination were Thompson in Stranger than Fiction, Clayburgh in Running with Scissors, Epps in Half Nelson, and Taylor in Factotum (all of these besides Clayburgh might be leads, I dunno, never seen them). In 2009, the year of The Young Victoria, there were four undeniable nominees (Bullock, Mulligan, Streep, Sidibe). The last, Mirren, could’ve missed for Blunt or Ronan or (less likely) Tautou, so this year she was probably really close (6th-8th). In 2016, the year of The Girl on the Train, Huppert, Portman, and Stone were locked in, and the remaining two spots were between Adams, Negga, Streep, Blunt, and Bening. I personally would’ve chose Adams and Blunt, but there are plenty who would’ve chosen Negga and Bening, or Bening and Adams, or Negga and Adams, or Streep and someone (older AMPAS members only), so this was another year that she was probably fairly close (6th-8th). And, finally, 2018. She obviously had a chance to be nominated for Mary Poppins Returns, but nobody really wanted that given how competitive it was in actress and her not being one of the top five performances, though she was still probably 6th-8th. And as for A Quiet Place, it was category fraud. She was incredible in it, and even won the SAG, but she wasn’t supporting. The argument could be made for Noah Jupe being supporting, but Blunt, Krasinski, and Simmonds were undoubtedly leads.

    I’d never considered how many frauds happened the year she should have gotten in for Devil.

    From what I remember Epps was at least co-lead, maybe more so than Gosling in Half Nelson so Blunt’s path should have been even easier…

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    Virginie Efira, Charlotte Rampling, Lambert Wilson Benedetta (Actress, Supporting Actress/Actor)
    Noomi Rapace Lamb (Actress)
    Kristen Stewart, Sally Hawkins, Timothy Spall Spencer (Actress, Supporting Actress/Actor)
    Penelope Cruz, Israel Elejalde, Milena Smit, Julieta Serrano, Rossy de Palma Madres Paralelas (Actress, Supporting Actor/Actress)
    Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren The Duke (Actor/Supporting Actress)

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    Madeleine Kahn deserved to win for Blazing Saddles

    No doubt, I love Ingrid Bergman but Kahn’s performance is the only of that year’s nominees that can come close to be considered an all-timer.

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