August 1, 2020 at 9:18 am #1203620574
What are worst year for main Oscar categories?
Best Picture: 2009. Except Precios and to extent An Education no best picture nominee was great imo. 1985 and 1989 are also meh.
Best Actor: 1986. Paul Newman wasnt bad in The Color of Money, he was good but whole that bunch is meh.
Best Actress: 1994 is very popular choice here but Im in minority thinking all performances are good and except Sarandon all Oscar worthy, but movies here are mediocre. My choice here is 1970 or 2019 or 1984. None of those years have strong nominees.
Best supporting Actor: 1985 hands down. Ameche win is baffling but other four nominees are also unremarkable.
Best supporting Actress: 1977 (Redgrave deserved her win and is Oscar worthz but other four are all bland imo.)August 1, 2020 at 9:47 am #1203620605
2009 had The Hurt Locker, Inglorious Basterds, Up and Avatar…
Best Picture: 1966 (A Man For All Seasons,etc)
Best Actor: 2018 (Dafoe is great and Cooper is good but the rest is just…)
Best Actress: 1974 (Ellen Burstyn, etc)
Best Supporting Actor: 1977 (Jason Robards, etc. Worst line-up ever)
Best Supporting Actress: 1978 (Maggie Smith was good. The rest is forgettable)August 1, 2020 at 10:12 am #1203620642
1974 Best Actress had Rowlands and Dunaway who were amazing plus Burstyn who was good. There are far worse years for the category like 1994, 1984 and 2019.August 1, 2020 at 10:14 am #1203620646
No. 2018 Best Actor lineup was pretty great. You didn’t even mention Bale, who was the best. And Malek was still fantastic too.
One actually terrible lineup is 2014 Best Picture. There weren’t any terrible movies, but a lot were just pretty meh.August 1, 2020 at 12:47 pm #1203620832
1989. Think of all the movies that could’ve gotten into Best Picture instead of the ones that did. This was the year of Do The Right Thing, Glory, When Harry Met Sally, The Little Mermaid, Henry V, The Fabulous Baker Boys, etc.
And what was the Best Picture winner that year? Driving Miss Daisy.August 1, 2020 at 1:13 pm #1203620884
2018 best actor line-up was awful.
1989 best picture category.September 12, 2020 at 1:48 am #1203700346
Best picture: 1987, 1990, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2011 & 2018.September 12, 2020 at 8:45 am #1203700799
I didn’t look too closely at the others because I was curious to see if my thoughts matched up with anyone else.
For Best Picture, the most recent example was 2018 in which I would’ve only nominated one of the films (THE FAVOURITE).
While that also would’ve been the case with 2019 as well, I still very much enjoyed the other films even if I wouldn’t have nominated them.
2011: very weak year for film aside from maybe 3-4 that have stood the test of time for me.
2001: wouldn’t have nominated any of the five.
1995-1999: maybe would’ve nominated one but probably none of them.
1989: Really hated FIELD OF DREAMS but the other nominees weren’t bad. However the quality of the films that got snubbed make it a very weak lineup.
I could probably go on with this. It’s honestly really rare for the Academy to match up with my tastes. I think the only year that even happened off the top of my head was 1975 and even then, I might still swap out one or two of those.
This past year alone, the Actress and Supporting Actress categories were mostly a joke. I don’t even know how I’d even give Actress to (at the moment I’m settling on Ronan) but I wouldn’t have nominated any of them.
Supporting had one worthy nominee: Florence Pugh, but the fact that NONE of the PARASITE women got traction strictly because they probably didn’t have the name recognition is appalling.
2018’s Best Actor race was also laughable. It makes me wish MARRIAGE STORY had come out sooner because that would’ve been an easy win for Adam Driver.
I feel like it would take forever to go back through the acting races but the Actress races of 1975 and 1994 are legendarily known for being very weak.
***going back and looking at other answers, I’m very pleased to see how many people agree with me on some of these.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”September 12, 2020 at 8:54 am #1203700817
This past year alone, the Actress and Supporting Actress categories were mostly a joke. I don’t even know how I’d even give Actress to (at the moment I’m settling on Ronan) but I wouldn’t have nominated any of them. Supporting had one worthy nominee: Florence Pugh, but the fact that NONE of the PARASITE women got traction strictly because they probably didn’t have the name recognition is appalling. 2018’s Best Actor race was also laughable. It makes me wish MARRIAGE STORY had come out sooner because that would’ve been an easy win for Adam Driver.
Of the Supporting nominees from last year I would have given it to Florence Pugh.
Marriage Story was shot in early 2018 but Baumbach likes long post-production; if not it would have come out then and Driver would have likely taken the win.September 12, 2020 at 8:55 am #1203700819
The 2018 lineup was terrible. Bohemian Rhapsody and Green Book had no business being Best Picture nominees over Cold War, Beale Street, and Shoplifters.
The acting categories were also bad, especially Actor and Supporting Actor.
2019 was better but I wouldn’t have nominated any of the Actress or Supporting Actress nominees. I would have given Parasite and The Farewell a combined 5 nominations there.
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