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Worst Category Fraud this year
Daniel Kaluuya
Leslie Odom Jr.
Sacha Baron Cohen
Viola Davis
Maria Bakalova
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    RobertPius
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    Davis is that rare lead that people think is supporting otherwise the rest seem like the same old pattern of dropping down a category to win.

    This will make four years in a row Supporting Actor will go to someone arguably a lead.

    Opinions?

    This is almost like the infamous “Rooney Moore” year. Someone call Diane Ladd.

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    Daniel Kaluuya…..I saw Judas & the Black Messiah last Saturday and then saw The Little Things on Sunday. Kaluuya does a great job but is a lead actor. Jared Leto is truly a supporting actor and also does a great job. Too bad he may miss out on a nomination due to category fraud.

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    I voted Kaluuya. I don’t consider Sacha Baron Cohen or Viola Davis category frauds but I do also see Maria Bakalova as a category fraud.

    But the real answer for me here is the entire four person cast of <i>One Night in Miami</i>. They each hold a similar amount of weight to the story and each of them felt just as prominent as the other. They all either should have competed in supporting or all in lead.

    FYC Emmys: "The Crown" in all categories, "I May Destroy You" in all categories, "It's a Sin" in all categories, "Small Axe" in all categories, Billie Piper ("I Hate Suzie"), Yvonne Strahovski ("Stateless") and Ruth Wilson ("His Dark Materials")

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    forwardswill
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    None of the ones I’ve seen are frauds

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    Brayden Fitzsimmons
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    This is almost like the infamous “Rooney Moore” year. Someone call Diane Ladd.

    Iconic

    Ladd1

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    linecelts
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    Viola Davis is co-lead so she’s not category fraud.

    My vote is Daniel Kaluuya

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    Butz
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    Amy Adams in the category of Best Actress.

    Letterboxd: Ray_In_Bruges

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    Maria Bakalova

    Andra Day should be winning Best Actress

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    Bakalova is blatantly being campaigned as a fraud so her

    FYC :

    Best Actress - Viola Davis, Frances McDormand
    Best Actor - Delroy Lindo, Chadwick Boseman
    Best Supporting Actor - Colman Domingo, Glynn Turman
    Best Picture - Nomadland
    Best Director - Chloé Zhao
    SAG Ensemble - Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
    Best Cinematography - Nomadland

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    estrelas
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    Kaluuya is definitely co-lead and there’s several moments where he actually feels more lead than Lakeith.

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    Maria Bakalova and Daniel Kaluuya

    FYC

    Best Actor: Mads Mikkelsen (Another Round)

    Best Actress: Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman)

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    Kaluuya is category fraud, but not as egregious as previous winners like Brad Pitt and Mahershala Ali.

    I vote for Bakalova because she would be safer for a nomination if she was campaigning in lead.

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    I vote for Bakalova because she would be safer for a nomination if she was campaigning in lead.

    With Andra Day receiving solid-to-great personal mentions in most reviews, I don’t think that’s the case anymore. In lead categories prestige bait tends to win out over irreverent comedy.

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    I wonder why critic’s groups don’t stop the frauds since they are the first awards out of the box.

    Poor Joe Pesci, he probably was second last year. That would be the second time he lost to a fraud. He could have had three Oscars. (if he had still won for Goodfellas if he had won for Raging Bull.)

    Odd how the Globes stood up to Borat and stopped that fraud but let the others slip thru.

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    Odd how the Globes stood up to Borat and stopped that fraud but let the others slip thru.

    I think it was a campaign decision by Amazon to submit for the Comedy Actress category, where Bakalova had an easier shot at a nomination and win. The HFPA merely agreed to it.

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