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    1994 is often mentioned as the worst lineup of Best Actress nominees but which years would be the contenders for worst Best Actor?

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    Just in recent memory 2015 was pretty terrible. I haven’t seen Redmayne so maybe he’s great but that movie and performance have been all but forgotten. Damon, Cranston, and Leo really weren’t Oscar material. Fassbender was good in Steve Jobs but he was even better in Macbeth that same year.

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    1990 I think was really forgettable, I don’t think people even remember Jeremy Irons has an Oscar, I read somewhere that even him feels he isn’t as renown as he should. lol

    In my personal opinion 2008 was pretty lame too. (Not a very popular opinion)

    Of earlier years 1947 was little trascendental.

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    Just in recent memory 2015 was pretty terrible. I haven’t seen Redmayne so maybe he’s great but that movie and performance have been all but forgotten. Damon, Cranston, and Leo really weren’t Oscar material. Fassbender was good in Steve Jobs but he was even better in Macbeth that same year.

    That line-up was really weak, but I liked Cranston the best by far. Leonardo DiCaprio was good, but it still felt like a total career Oscar. Fassbender was atrociously wooden and horribly miscast (at least Ashton Kutcher looked more the part) and I always forget Damon was even nominated. Redmayne’s movie and performance were forgettable if not exactly bad, but you didn’t miss much in my opinion.

    For your Goldderby Film Awards consideration: Isle of Dogs for every category, especially Music Score for Alexandre Desplat!

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    Diet Teridax
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    1990 I think was really forgettable, I don’t think people even remember Jeremy Irons has an Oscar, I read somewhere that even him feels he isn’t as renown as he should. lol

    In my personal opinion 2008 was pretty lame too. (Not a very popular opinion)

    Of earlier years 1947 was little trascendental.

    Agreed about 2008! For me, Mickey Rourke gave the only truly memorable performance of that line-up. I think Robert Downey Jr. would have made a great nominee for Iron Man, but he didn’t give as transformative a performance and didn’t have the posthumous narrative like Heath Ledger, so the anti-comic book superhero movie bias did him in just like Hugh Jackman for Logan this very year.

    For your Goldderby Film Awards consideration: Isle of Dogs for every category, especially Music Score for Alexandre Desplat!

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    1990 I think was really forgettable, I don’t think people even remember Jeremy Irons has an Oscar, I read somewhere that even him feels he isn’t as renown as he should. lol

    He’s the least famous of the 63rd Oscar quartet. Which is funny because it turned Kathy Bates into a household name.

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    Good question! I would concur that 1990 is a rather ho-hum affair – only Irons and Harris are worthy of nominations and De Niro and Depardieu are actually both quite horrendous. I’m also not fond of 2001 – Washington and Smith are meh and Penn is an abomination. 2003 is also kinda stinky, ditto 2004, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015.

    None of the pre-1990 line-ups stand out as underwhelming to me. I suppose 1952 might be the weakest but even that isn’t nearly as anemic as many of the recent years.

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    For me it has to be 1986: I would only keep Newman and Hurt and replace the others with Broderick, Cruise, and Lemmon

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    2011 and 2015 are the two in recent memory that stand out to me.

    I only agreed with one of the five in each case.

    2011: Clooney – The Descendants. Joined by Ryan Gosling (Winner for Drive), Michael Fassbender (Shame), Ryan Gosling (Ides Of March) and Brad Pitt (The Tree Of Life)

    2015: DiCaprio – The Revenant. Joined by Jacob Tremblay (Winner for Room), Abraham Attah (Beasts Of No Nation), Tom Hanks (Bridge of Spies) and Samuel L Jackson (The Hateful Eight)

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    2015 was probably the most unimpressive because nobody in that category wowed me.

    2014 was also not that good. Steve Carell was actor-y with some very good scenes, Cumberbatch was just okay, Bradley Cooper was offensively wrong, Michael Keaton was great but overrated and Eddie Redmayne was a bit better.

     

     

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    What made 2015’s lineup so bad is that it had potential to be amazing.

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    For me it has to be 1986: I would only keep Newman and Hurt and replace the others with Broderick, Cruise, and Lemmon

    You’re insane. That was a stellar lineup.

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    I don’t really like 1984. Amadeus the film for me always seems so inferior to the play that I never really like the performances either.

    Albert Finney is kind of hammy.

    Sam Waterston functional but nothing really special.

    Jeff Bridges I like though.

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    I have pretty much only been following the Oscars in the expanded Best Picture era. 2011 and 2014 had enough good in them not to be contenders for this. 2015 and 2016, which has not been mentioned, were the weak years. The issue with the latter was the weak field more than the snubs. The best of the nominees was Andrew Garfield for Hacksaw Ridge, but did he need to be in the history books with an Oscar for that performance? I have admittedly not seen Captain Fantastic. Was glad that Ryan Gosling got a makeup nomination, but where was the makeup nomination for Tom Hanks, whom I would have awarded for Sully?

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    I have pretty much only been following the Oscars in the expanded Best Picture era. 2011 and 2014 had enough good in them not to be contenders for this. 2015 and 2016, which has not been mentioned, were the weak years. The issue with the latter was the weak field more than the snubs. The best of the nominees was Andrew Garfield for Hacksaw Ridge, but did he need to be in the history books with an Oscar for that performance? I have admittedly not seen Captain Fantastic. Was glad that Ryan Gosling got a makeup nomination, but where was the makeup nomination for Tom Hanks, whom I would have awarded for Sully?

    I loved Viggo Mortenson by far the best out of that line-up and voted for him to win the Independent Spirit Award. Both the movie “Captain Fantastic” and his raw real acting were fantastic. You might disagree, but I highly recommend watching it at some point in the future, since for me it was one of the most underrated films of 2016.

    Tom Hanks always plays Tom Hanks. In hindsight, his Emmy nod for SNL last year really was his reward, as recognition solely for “David S. Pumpkins” alone. People (at least in the Motion Picture Academy) have gotten sick of Hanks blandly playing Hanks, whether with or without a funny accent like in The Post or Captain Phillips or Sully. He truly is the John Wayne of this generation in every best and worst way possible.

    For your Goldderby Film Awards consideration: Isle of Dogs for every category, especially Music Score for Alexandre Desplat!

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