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    JamesLucas
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    Watched “The Lighthouse” last night and was absolutely blown away by his performance. Why in the (expletive) wasn’t he nominated for an Academy Award? https://xender.vip/ It looks like the film was nominated for best cinematography, but can anyone explain this obvious snub (in my opinion)? Is there a tendency not to nominate horror movies in general? Is there some kind of history between the Academy and Dafoe I’m unaware of?

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    There’s just a horror bias. They don’t like nominating horror performances.

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    The Academy has nominated Dafoe multiple times before, so yeah, I think it was just horror bias (+ fatigue from previous nomination)

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    He gave one of the greatest performances in cinema history.

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    The Academy has nominated Dafoe multiple times before, so yeah, I think it was just horror bias (+ fatigue from previous nomination)

    I don’t buy the fatigue argument when other actors have been nominated three or four times in a row. I just don’t think The Lighthouse was priority viewing for most Academy members (and the actors’ branch is not the most adventurous). Even most critics groups didn’t come through for the film or Dafoe as much as they might have, frustratingly.

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    The Lighthouse is a niche film that you either love or hate. The story probably didn’t appeal to most voters.

    Dafoe & Pattinson should’ve been nominated.

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    Dafoe was amazing and better than all of the other supporting contenders, but he should’ve been placed in lead.

    Pattinson was also fantastic, but undeniably overshadowed by Dafoe.

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    Dafoe (and Song Kang-Ho from Parasite) were WAY better than all of their competition that year.

    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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    Pure genre bias. He should have gotten the win.

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    Dafoe (and Song Kang-Ho from Parasite) were WAY better than all of their competition that year.

    I can’t speak for Dafoe because I haven’t seen the movie but the guy from Parasite was average, I didn’t see anything special in that performance.

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    One of the best performances I’ve ever seen. It’s their loss.

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    One of the best performances I’ve ever seen. It’s their loss.

    No lies spotted in your post.

    He gave a performance like no other.

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    Yes, he was pretty brilliant in this film! It’s only because of the genre he was never in danger of actually awards recognition.

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