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    The Way of The Wind
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    Emily Watson has famously turned down lead roles in:

    – Amelie
    – Elizabeth
    – The Hours
    – Bridget Jones Diary
    – Gangs of New York

    Those roles earned the actresses lots of fame, Oscar nominations, 1 win and other awards

    What kind of career would Emily Watson have had if she had said yes? Would we now, as of yesterday, been talking about “Oscar winner Emily Watson?”

    Your thoughts?

    2023 Oscar
    Best Picture: The Way of The Wind
    Best Director: Decision to Leave
    Best Actress: TAR
    Best Actor: The Whale
    Best Supporting Actress: The Whale
    Best Supporting Actor: Poor Things

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    Emily Watson has famously turned down lead roles in: – Amelie – Elizabeth – The Hours – Bridget Jones Diary – Gangs of New York Those roles earned the actresses lots of fame, Oscar nominations, 1 win and other awards What kind of career would Emily Watson have had if she had said yes? Would we now, as of yesterday, been talking about “Oscar winner Emily Watson?” Your thoughts?

    Good lord, I never knew that she turned down so many famous roles?!!

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    That’s incredible.

    None of those films have performances that can touch her in Breaking The Waves, but, those are huge roles.

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    She would have nailed all of those films, and almost definitely would have won herself an Oscar as one of those roles would have gained her traction, particularly after Breaking the Waves. I mean she has a pretty solid career on TV now with Chernobyl and Apple Tree Yard, so its not like her career lost out in the end.

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    Which role did she pass on The Hours?

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    Lord Freddy Blackfyre
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    It is almost offensive that France McDormand won over Watson’s Breaking The Waves.

    The Oscar needs to get rid of the preferential ballot so it can name a deserving movie as Best Picture again.

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    It is almost offensive that France McDormand won over Watson’s Breaking The Waves.

    Watson gave one of the greatest performances ever!

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    Emily Watson has famously turned down lead roles in: – Amelie – Elizabeth – The Hours – Bridget Jones Diary – Gangs of New York Those roles earned the actresses lots of fame, Oscar nominations, 1 win and other awards What kind of career would Emily Watson have had if she had said yes? Would we now, as of yesterday, been talking about “Oscar winner Emily Watson?” Your thoughts?

    I was only aware she turned down Amelie, Elizabeth and Gangs of New York so thanks for bringing these to my attention. Particularly intrigued who she’d be playing in The Hours. 

    I really wish Hollywood would wake up and give her another plum role, Chernobyl was at least a nice reminder of her presence. The same goes for Samantha Morton and Miranda Richardson!

    FYC:

    Swinton, Weerasethakul Memoria, (Best Actress, Director)
    Efira, Rampling, Wilson Benedetta (Best Actress, Supporting Actress/Actor)
    Rapace Lamb (Best Actress)
    Stewart, Hawkins, Spall Spencer (Best Actress, Supporting Actress/Actor)

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    What if Emily Watson won for her towering performance in “Breaking the Waves”? The world would be a much better place today. Frances McDormand would still have two other Oscars on her mantlepiece.

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    The Way of The Wind
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    She turned down all the three leads, I´m afraid

    2023 Oscar
    Best Picture: The Way of The Wind
    Best Director: Decision to Leave
    Best Actress: TAR
    Best Actor: The Whale
    Best Supporting Actress: The Whale
    Best Supporting Actor: Poor Things

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    I think she would still be oscarless.

    – Amelie
    Watson is not french so she would be big miscast. Tautou was perfect and yet she was not nominated
    – Elizabeth
    Cate Blanchett was perfect and if she couldn’t beat Paltrow…
    – The Hours
    Maybe if she got Kidman’s role but that was a very strong year for Best Actress. Moore got critics, Zellweger SAG and GG too. Kidman was on a roll so I think with any other actress playing Woolf, Zellweger or Moore would have prevailed.
    – Bridget Jones Diary
    Zellweger was perfect. I can see a nomination for Watson but not a win.
    – Gangs of New York
    I have heard many actress were up for this role. Diaz was a miscast but that was a tough year for s.actress. Maybe a nom but not a win.

    She should have won for Breaking The Waves for sure.

    The only oscar winning role I can see her playing and winning too is Tilda’s Michael Clayton.

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