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    Glenn Close can make use of being on an Oscar roll, like Willem Dafoe who had been snubbed for The Florida Project so he was unexpectedly nominated for At Eternity’s Gate and could very well win one this year for The Last Thing He Wanted. She can win one! Considering how much she has been trying to get it recently (signing into 2 very juicy roles right after the loss, for someone at that age, they would just give up and take a rest). I don’t think none would be fair for her career. An Oscar is still a legit validatation!

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    The Post was directed by Steven Spielberg.

    Oh, durr, you’re right.

    If they are released the same year, I wonder if we’ll see another bummer situation where she splits votes and doesn’t end up winning for either.

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    Glenn Close can make use of being on an Oscar roll, like Willem Dafoe who had been snubbed for The Florida Project so he was unexpectedly nominated for At Eternity’s Gate and could very well win one this year for The Last Thing He Wanted. She can win one! Considering how much she has been trying to get it recently (signing into 2 very juicy roles right after the loss, for someone at that age, they would just give up and take a rest). I don’t think none would be fair for her career. An Oscar is still a legit validation!

    She’s a jobbing actress. No husband nor grandchild she can concentrate on being fulfilled by the work. I can’t believe her Globe acceptance speech which hogged all the attention after the ceremony wasn’t enough to secure votes for a win.

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    If she gives a strong supporting performance she could easily win. I’ve noticed supporting actress has been kind of weak in recent years. Either leads category frauding or sort of average performances.

    I read that the theory is screenwriters, directors, producers etc focus too much on the lead roles and the supporting roles get less attention. One article said it used to be a movie had five or six good roles now you are lucky to get one.

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    Oh, durr, you’re right.

    If they are released the same year, I wonder if we’ll see another bummer situation where she splits votes and doesn’t end up winning for either.

    No way they will split. From what I read in the synopsis of both roles, Norma Desmond is a totally leading role and the matriarch is by all means a supporting role. And a Sigourney Weave scenario won’t happen again, because she split with someone else in Working Girl, and her role in Gorrilas In The Mist was too underwhelming and unlikeable to the Academy that I doubt it came third or second. These two roles of Glenn are usually the Oscar bait types and the Academy will keep an eye on her for sure if her film is successful in other fields.

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    Sigourney Weaver didn’t slip votes in supporting she slip with her two categories. Davis having a leading role easily was the alternative there. Foster’s role was the most explicit and the real life scandal surrounding her with the president’s would be assassin stalking her gave her an edge with voters.

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    I am a huge Glenn stan and I literally shut the Oscars off this year when she lost I was so upset.

    I will never trust the Academy to give her an Oscar again. EVER. Don’t care how promising the role.

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    I had the chance to see Glenn on Broadway playing Norma Desmond, and I believe that if the musical translates well onto film she is a shoe in for the win. Her acting and singing were amazing!

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    I already terminate my hopes that Glenn will win an Oscar someday. She’s on her 70’s and if she gets into 80’s and still Oscarless…Honorary is the best alternative.

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    I think Davis won due to wealth-spreading-Like Working Girl, The Accidental Tourist was a Best Picture nominee and maybe it ended up appealing more to Oscar voters despite Working Girl’s slightly larger nomination count(Nichols was a bigger name than Kasdan and Cusack was more or less a filler nominee). I don’t think Weaver was a big factor for Best Actress and it’s highly possible that the studio’s campaign for her turned off voters who would have honored her in supporting but felt that she was getting greedy and so snubbed her altogether.

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    I think Davis won due to wealth-spreading-Like Working Girl, The Accidental Tourist was a Best Picture nominee and maybe it ended up appealing more to Oscar voters despite Working Girl’s slightly larger nomination count(Nichols was a bigger name than Kasdan and Cusack was more or less a filler nominee). I don’t think Weaver was a big factor for Best Actress and it’s highly possible that the studio’s campaign for her turned off voters who would have honored her in supporting but felt that she was getting greedy and so snubbed her altogether.

    I’ve read that too. Supposedly the Gorillas in the Mist marketing was so heavy people were joking you can’t open your mailbox with out seeing a picture of Sigourney Weaver holding a gorilla. As you say it may have created a backlash.

    Plus Davis’ role in Tourist was one of the most sought after roles in a long time. They supposedly auditioned every woman in the business for the part so just be getting the role Davis scored an achievement and gained respect.

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    I already terminate my hopes that Glenn will win an Oscar someday. She’s on her 70’s and if she gets into 80’s and still Oscarless…Honorary is the best alternative.

    She needs her honorary immediately after this season.

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    Hillbilly Elegy is more of a controversial book, though. I haven’t read it personally, so I have no opinion, and I believe that The Woman In The Window will be the big Oscar movie this year (with a slam dunk Oscar win for Amy Adams) even though people tell me it’s a garbage book-yet, I have a feeling that Hillbilly Elegy will be nothing more than a blip. It doesn’t help that it’s going to Netflix (which is still a shaky foundation for an Oscar campaign) and it’s being directed by Ron Howard and written by Vanessa Taylor (both of whom have been hit/miss- no disrespect). Glenn is the movie’s strongest chance, but it could just trip over itself and fail at the Oscars. I believe that Sunset Boulevard has a better chance for Glenn, since her performance has gotten acclaim on Broadway, but I’m still mixed due to hearing no word since the announcement in February and the director’s lack of experience in directing a film. If Glenn could get a meaty supporting role in an acclaimed director’s project (like Christopher Nolan or Guillermo del Toro) then I believe she can get her Oscar.

    Emmys 2019: I stan Amy Adams, Mahershala Ali, and Jason Bateman.

    Oscars 2020: I stan Robert Downey, Jr., Alan Silvestri, Willem Dafoe, and Dean Deblois.

    Emmys 2020: I stan David Harbour

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    Hillbilly Elegy is more of a controversial book, though. I haven’t read it personally, so I have no opinion, and I believe that The Woman In The Window will be the big Oscar movie this year (with a slam dunk Oscar win for Amy Adams) even though people tell me it’s a garbage book-yet, I have a feeling that Hillbilly Elegy will be nothing more than a blip. It doesn’t help that it’s going to Netflix (which is still a shaky foundation for an Oscar campaign) and it’s being directed by Ron Howard and written by Vanessa Taylor (both of whom have been hit/miss- no disrespect). Glenn is the movie’s strongest chance, but it could just trip over itself and fail at the Oscars. I believe that Sunset Boulevard has a better chance for Glenn, since her performance has gotten acclaim on Broadway, but I’m still mixed due to hearing no word since the announcement in February and the director’s lack of experience in directing a film. If Glenn could get a meaty supporting role in an acclaimed director’s project (like Christopher Nolan or Guillermo del Toro) then I believe she can get her Oscar.

    Adams is never a slam dunk. Despite coattail nods, Lead Actress is never a given with her since she only has one of those from 6 nods.

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    I’ve read that too. Supposedly the Gorillas in the Mist marketing was so heavy people were joking you can’t open your mailbox with out seeing a picture of Sigourney Weaver holding a gorilla. As you say it may have created a backlash.

    Plus Davis’ role in Tourist was one of the most sought after roles in a long time. They supposedly auditioned every woman in the business for the part so just be getting the role Davis scored an achievement and gained respect.

    Seriously? I turned that movie off a little more then halfway through as I could not stand how slow it was and William Hurt’s monotone voice could literally put you to sleep.

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