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    Victor
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    I know she won the Globes over McDormand (lol) and i did see some video saying that she had quite an Oscar buzz
    But looking back nowadays it feels just like, I don’t know, bad?

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    "Succession" and "Severance" in all Drama categories;
    "Ted Lasso" and "The Great" in all Comedy categories;
    "Station Eleven" and "The White Lotus" in all Limited categories + Ethan Hawke for "Moon Knight".

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    Diane Keaton probably took her spot. I’d say she was 6th or 7th, but it’s worth noting the GG was the only place where she was nominated

    That was a remarkably tight year for Best Actress in hindsight. You also had Meryl Streep for Marvin’s Room (who got in at GG over Keaton), Courtney Love (who went for lead purely out of vanity; after winning almost every critic award for supporting she was pretty much a lock there), Gena Rowlands for Unhook the Stars (SAG nominee), and even though unrealist, I like to think even Glenn Close was in contention for 101 Dalmatians (for once the GG did good by giving her a nod).

    Unrelated, but Madonna in Evita is probably one of the most disappointing performances I’ve seen. My mom kept hyping it up as “the best acting by a singer ever” and I watched and while her singing was obviously great she was…. meh. Pryce greatly overshadowed her. Movie also wasn’t good.

    Impossachievable

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    No

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    The 6th spot was either between Madonna or Courtney. Madonna dropped the ball big time with Masterpiece’s eligibility though. Would have been such an easy win.

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    Diane Keaton probably took her spot. I’d say she was 6th or 7th, but it’s worth noting the GG was the only place where she was nominated That was a remarkably tight year for Best Actress in hindsight. You also had Meryl Streep for Marvin’s Room (who got in at GG over Keaton), Courtney Love (who went for lead purely out of vanity; after winning almost every critic award for supporting she was pretty much a lock there), Gena Rowlands for Unhook the Stars (SAG nominee), and even though unrealist, I like to think even Glenn Close was in contention for 101 Dalmatians (for once the GG did good by giving her a nod). Unrelated, but Madonna in Evita is probably one of the most disappointing performances I’ve seen. My mom kept hyping it up as “the best acting by a singer ever” and I watched and while her singing was obviously great she was…. meh. Pryce greatly overshadowed her. Movie also wasn’t good.

    The best acting by a singer ever is from Lady Gaga

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    Meryl was probably 6th and given how the film industry felt about Madonna she likely wasn’t near the top ten. All the buzz was from people who don’t have a vote.

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    Evita did very well at the Golden Globes and over performed at the BAFTAs in terms of nominations but I don’t think Madonna was ever taken seriously. She was likely in the top ten but I don’t think she was anywhere near a nomination. Madonna’s best chance at a nomination and win would have been for writing “Masterpiece,” but she placed the song to late in the credits.

    6. Meryl Streep, Marvin’s Room
    Streep and Keaton were likely 5th and 6th for the same film. The film underperformed and failed to gain traction for DiCaprio despite high expectations but still did well with actors at SAG, with even Gwen Vernon being recognized. Keaton had the more sympathetic role and was in the surprise hit The First Wives Club and that was probably the reason she got the nomination.

    7. Courtney Love, The People vs. Larry Flynt
    Love was impressive but she should have competed in supporting and her film underperformed overall. She had so many barriers to overcome with her reputation and it being her screen debut. The role of Althea would have likely won the award for a more respected actress.

    8. Gena Rowlands, Unhook the Stars
    9. Nicole Kidman, The Portrait of a Lady
    10. Madonna, Evita

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    She deserved a supp actress nom for a league of their own.

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    No. She had a terrible reputation as an Actress. A good performance once in a while is not enough to break that stigma with the Academy (JLo, Adam Sandler)

    Also, Hollywood never liked her. They only embraced her during the Ray of Light/Music era.

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    Madonna is and has always been a terrible and terribly self-conscious actress; The potential nomination was always more hype than reality despite the campaigning for Evita. The Globes people were as always a bunch of star-phuckers who hilariously and to their own embarrassment picked Madonna for the win over Frances McDormand in one of the most enduring and iconic performances in the 90s.

    Her work in Evita is nothing more than a series of MTV poses strung together into something that resemble a film. Positively awful work. Thank gawd the Academy saw through the disaster that was her performance, and Madonna did NOTHING as an actress ever since to show she deserved any respect to be worthy of an acting Oscar nom. Watch Evita again today and laugh. Good riddance.

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    They did Madonna dirty. Evita is one of her better film performances. If I had to rank her Top 5 roles:

    1. Evita
    2. A League of Their Own
    3. Dick Tracy
    4. Desperately Seeking Susan
    5. Dangerous Game

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    Madonna is and has always been a terrible and terribly self-conscious actress; The potential nomination was always more hype than reality despite the campaigning for Evita. The Globes people were as always a bunch of star-phuckers who hilariously and to their own embarrassment picked Madonna for the win over Frances McDormand in one of the most enduring and iconic performances in the 90s.

    Her work in Evita is nothing more than a series of MTV poses strung together into something that resemble a film. Positively awful work. Thank gawd the Academy saw through the disaster that was her performance, and Madonna did NOTHING as an actress ever since to show she deserved any respect to be worthy of an acting Oscar nom. Watch Evita again today and laugh. Good riddance.

    Is this account run by Patti LuPone?

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    Madonna is and has always been a terrible and terribly self-conscious actress; The potential nomination was always more hype than reality despite the campaigning for Evita. The Globes people were as always a bunch of star-phuckers who hilariously and to their own embarrassment picked Madonna for the win over Frances McDormand in one of the most enduring and iconic performances in the 90s.

    Her work in Evita is nothing more than a series of MTV poses strung together into something that resemble a film. Positively awful work. Thank gawd the Academy saw through the disaster that was her performance, and Madonna did NOTHING as an actress ever since to show she deserved any respect to be worthy of an acting Oscar nom. Watch Evita again today and laugh. Good riddance.

    Yeah, saying this is one of top 5 Madonna’s performances is like saying which performances surpass the level of amateur dinner theater acting.

    Madonna as a queen of pop and culture icon is unquestionable, but as an actress, she’s just plain bad. Even her line delivery in the majority of her films is so grating. And, in case of Evita, the musical numbers came flat and underwhelming (I had the opportunity to watch “Evita” on stage three times in USA, Mexico and Argentina) and the delivering of “Don’t Cry for Argentina” must need a powerful voice to reach those highs. In the film, Madonna just couldn’t. It also doesn’t help the stage actresses had more acting resources comparing Madonna.

    Alan Parker’s “Evita” is just a simple missed opportunity. He can miss the acting, but need the proper musical aspect alive to deliver and he just came short in both aspects. Rewatching the film shows the full mistakes.

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