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    wolfali
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    Either Jackman or Mescal should have won last year.

    Oscars FYC:
    "Shiva Baby" – in all categories especially Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Score
    "Together" – in all categories especially Actress (Sharon Horgan), Actor (James McAvoy), Original Screenplay
    "CODA" – in all categories especially Supporting Actor (Troy Kotsur)
    "Everybody's Talking About Jamie" – Supporting Actor (Richard E. Grant), Supporting Actress (Sarah Lancashire)
    "I'm Your Man" – International Feature
    "Summer of Soul" – Documentary Feature

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    I don’t know why, honestly. Ruffalo was nominated for TCA, while Normal People flopped at the nominations. The Experts were the only ones who had him in #1. It was pretty obvious he was winning. It’s the “he’s playing two characters” card.

    Well, Normal People certainly got more nominations than the one-time nominated I Know This Much Is True. There was absolutely a path for Mescal. I also think most us just assumed IKTMIT had not been widely seen, but we were wrong — it turns out voters just didn’t care about the show outside of Ruffalo’s performance.

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    It was pretty obvious he was winning. It’s the “he’s playing two characters” card.

    Didn’t work for McGregor a few years ago with a stronger show. I did well last year but Ruffalo was one of the few I got wrong.

    I definitely agree about Dunst though. It’s criminal how under-appreciated Fargo‘s performances were with the academy (although I still would have given Paulson the Emmy for OJ Simpson that year).

    Dunst was actually 4th in that category for me. Huffman and Taylor were amazing in American Crime.

    For Your Consideration:

    I May Destroy You in all categories
    (especially Michaela Coel in Lead Actress and Writing)

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    #1204381804

    Taylor and Huffman were so, so, so good. Also, Connor Jessup was robbed.

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    Well, Normal People certainly got more nominations than the one-time nominated I Know This Much Is True. There was absolutely a path for Mescal. I also think most us just assumed IKTMIT had not been widely seen, but we were wrong — it turns out voters just didn’t care about the show outside of Ruffalo’s performance.

    Well, you weren’t wrong. I doubt people watched that crap. They just looked at Ruffalo playing two characters in the trailer and looked at the contenders and voted for him.

    Sorry, but I just couldn’t picture anyone other than Ruffalo winning. He had the star power, the performance (although it wasn’t undeniable) and the overdue narrative. I wasn’t predicting here at the time, but at other places it was pretty obvious he was winning.
    If even the critics, who loved Normal People, didn’t go for Mescal, why would the Academy vote for him instead of three time Oscar nominee and MCU star Mark Ruffalo ?

    About McGregor ^, The Night Of was stronger than Normal People and he missed TCA, unlike Ruffalo.
    Fargo was never good at winning in acting. For what I recall it was the only recent show to win Series without an acting win. Noah Hawley was the narrative.

    Anyway, I won’t derail the thread

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    I think I predicted Mescal but i knew Ruffalo would win, i changed it last minute because of those articles about young actors -.-
    Anyway, he deserved.

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    Not sure. Clarkson lost, Scanlen was snubbed. And Smart lost to King herself in 2016. Fargo never really did well with the actors. I think King would have defeated these two as well.

    Sharp Objects premiered a year before the noms came out though. If it had premiered in the Spring, it definitely would’ve performed much better than it did, considering how weak Limited was that year. Also, Scanlen was unknown at that time and her performance was quite subdued for the most part.
    Regarding Fargo, it’s true that It never performed that well with actors, but the show never competed in a weak year. All four of its seasons, were competing in stacked years. And King beat Smart for a show that did quite well overall and was watched. Dunst was extremely acclaimed and it’s probably the most popular performance of the show alongside Thornton. She probably would’ve won had Paulson not been competing that year.

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    Taylor and Huffman were so, so, so good. Also, Connor Jessup was robbed.

    Unpopular opinion but Pollari > Jessup.

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    She probably would’ve won had Paulson not been competing that year.

    I’m tempted to agree but I cannot shake off the idea of Kerry Washington (GG,CC,SAG nominee + Emmy Outstanding TV Movie) winning for Confirmation. Huffman and Taylor would probably have split votes.
    So I think it would not be a cakewalk for Dunst but a fierce battle between the two. Washington may win due to her rising overdue narrative.

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    This is big time revisionist history, Ruffalo had literally no buzz last year lol

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    Unpopular opinion but Pollari > Jessup.

    Pollari was phenomenal. Both should have been nominated. They and Denis O’Hare for AHS: Hotel were robbed.

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    Pollari was phenomenal. Both should have been nominated. They and Denis O’Hare for AHS: Hotel were robbed.

    TEA the nominees should’ve been:

    Sterling K. Brown
    Denis O’Hare
    Connor Jessup
    Joey Pollari
    Bokeem Woodbine
    Jesse Plemons

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    This is big time revisionist history, Ruffalo had literally no buzz last year lol

    Then why did he win ? LOL A TCA nomination in Individual Achievement in Drama isn’t buzz ?

    I will repeat again that his win isn’t related to the performance. It was related to his name ALONE.

    PERIOD.

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    I’m guilty here but can we move on from this conversation. It’s not like Ruffalo or King are nominated in this year’s drama field.

    Oscars FYC:
    "Shiva Baby" – in all categories especially Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Score
    "Together" – in all categories especially Actress (Sharon Horgan), Actor (James McAvoy), Original Screenplay
    "CODA" – in all categories especially Supporting Actor (Troy Kotsur)
    "Everybody's Talking About Jamie" – Supporting Actor (Richard E. Grant), Supporting Actress (Sarah Lancashire)
    "I'm Your Man" – International Feature
    "Summer of Soul" – Documentary Feature

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    #1204382218

    So anyone else predicting MJ Rodriquez with me?

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