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Double nominees – who deserved to win 2 Oscars on the same night?

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    Thanks, awardskel… Great vintage Bainter (for me) includes “Dark Waters,” “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” “Babes on Broadway,” and particularly her leading turn in 1942’s “The War Against Mrs. Hadley,” which really probably should have translated into her sole Best Actress nomination, as opposed to “White Banners.”

    In her later years, Bainter also did superb television work, notably in guest star spots on “Robert Montgomery Presents” and “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.”  

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    I don’t think any of the double nominees should have won both awards. A double win should only happen when it is inevitable, and an actor delivers two knock-out performances. Nobody of the actors above achieved that.
    The closest would have been Winslet, I agree with dannyboy here. I assume she recieved enough votes to be nominated in both categories, but then happend to get more votes for The Reader in Lead than for Revolutionary Road, making her votes for Supporting Actress irrelevant.

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    I’ve been mulling over these pairings since they’ve been posted, and then, ultimately went with my emotional choice, which is Sigourney Weaver.

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    Like tonorlo, I am not sure I would give anybody two Oscars in one night among this list….or even in any instance yet in history (though I can’t say that they may change since I haven’t seen every film ever made).

    Of this list, I would probably opt for Julianne Moore even though both roles were rather ironically for frustrated 50s housewives, one in which she has a gay husband and the other in which she herself may be (was that the set up? I haven’t seen The Hours since 2003). She was stellar in both, but I definitely think she should have won for Far From Heaven, a film I really think is well made and deserved more acolades but my appreciation for it had to grow over time, and that includes Julianne Moore because at that time, I wanted Renee Zellweger to win.

    I will be honest in saying that I support Catherine Zeta-Jones’ win and while it could be considered category fraud, I think she has a better case for Supporting than Julianne Moore, who definitely had more screentime than Nicole Kidman, plus she is the only one of the three main women who appears in a section outside of her own. Honestly, this is a case where I wish they could let people contend for more than one film in the same category because I would have been fine with her taking Salma Hayek’s spot.

    So I guess by default, I will just give it to Julianne Moore….though I do want to say that Jessica Lange is probably my second choice, even though I think Meryl Streep deserved it and that I would have ranked fourth or fifth in Supporting that year, which was another very strong category. Ironically enough, the same scenario for Sigourney Weaver…..would have wanted Streep to win lead in ’88 and then in Supporting would have ranked her probably 2nd or 3rd.   

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    Id say Jamie Foxx. The supporting cateogory was weak that year and he had no competition for the leading actor award.. Julianne Moore would have been great but she was coming no where near Catherine Zeta Jones’s Oscar.

    no competition for foxx? Dicaprio? Giamatti? Both were much more deserving (would have voted for leo)

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    From Lange towards, Scarlett Johansson is double nominee I would give not only double noms to but double wins. She’s was outstanding in both MS & Jojo.

    Gugu Mbatha-Raw also deserved double noms in 2014 for Belle & Beyond the Lights.

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