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March 28, 2022 at 9:38 pm #1204887238
That Bryce Dallas Howard has a pretty good shot of winning an Oscar in the upcoming years.March 28, 2022 at 6:34 pm #1204886971
“No Country For Old Men” as best picture 2007. Boring af, and boring movies should never win best picture.
And “The Departed” best picture win from a year earlier as well. We all know that movie won because of the “Marty is overdue for best picture” narrative and nothing else. I like the movie, but best picture was too much.March 28, 2022 at 6:28 pm #1204886958
The power of Apple Inc., that’s what happened.March 28, 2022 at 2:45 pm #1204886575
No, simply because the award is a recognition to the performance, the artistic achievement, not to the artist responsible for it himself.March 10, 2020 at 12:31 am #1203376623
Why didn’t the Academy put Mara in Lead like they did with Kate Winslet when she went Supporting for The Reader?
Because that would have lowered the chances of both Blanchett and Mara to win and the Academy “followed” the distributor’s suggestion or “instruction” of who should be considered for lead and who for supporting.
However, it’s not always the case that when 2 actors/actresses are both nominated in lead none of them ends up winning, as proven by the cases of for example Terms of Endearment (MacLaine and Winger) and Amadeus (Abraham and Hulce).March 6, 2020 at 4:28 am #1203372951
Kidman is by far the likeliest. I even believe it’s gonna happen sometime during the next 5-6 years. I would say Mirren too but she’s not really seeking to win another one and she’s just having fun at this point of her career.
Berry is a definite no.
Julia Roberts : she’s still very much involved with Hollywood and she could totally win a 2nd one. While I was rooting for Lupita in 2014, Julia would have made a worthy winner for AOC.
But that would have constituted the most blatant case of category fraud win since Timothy Hutton. I’m glad she didn’t win for it, because she didn’t belong there in the first place.February 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm #1203360563
There’s probably no better example here than Sarah Paulson.
Highly likely: James McAvoy, Emily Blunt
Likely: Emma Watson, Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz
Long shots: Jennifer Aniston, Ryan Phillippe, Bryce Dallas HowardJanuary 30, 2020 at 4:38 pm #1203320752
2010 – The Social Network (runner up: Toy Story 3)
2011 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II (runner up: The Help)
2012 – Life of Pi (runner up: Zero Dark Thirty)
2013 – The Wolf of Wall Street (runner up: Gravity)
2014 – Boyhood (runner up: Gone Girl)
2015 – Mad Max: Fury Road (runner up: Inside Out)
2016 – Moonlight (runner up: Arrival)
2017 – Blade Runner 2049 (runner up: Dunkirk)
2018 – Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse (runner up: none)
2019 – 1917 (runner up: Parasite)November 11, 2015 at 8:44 pm #197932
100% lead, just as Streep and Moore. The Hours is a movie about the life of three women. None of the three is supporting anyone. The three of them have their own equally important arcs. So, the three are leads. There’s just no argument to sustain that one of them could be a supporting character.June 26, 2015 at 9:47 pm #188981
It’s got to be Alan Arkin in Little Miss Sunshine. The man did absolutely nothing special in that movie to deserve the award, let alone the nomination.
Then I guess Michael Caine in Cider House Rules, he wasn’t bad but all the other nominees were far more deserving. Wasted award.January 29, 2014 at 8:16 am #137092
Tim Robbins was lead but I don’t feel his performance or indeed his role was powerful enough to score a nomination.
And Cate Blanchett in Notes on a Scandal was correctly put in supporting. The movie was always centered around Judi’s character. The movie starts and ends with her, are her thoughts we keep listening during the whole movie, and it’s a story about how Cate’s character impacts Judi’s one. It’s always from Judi’s point of view, she was the sole lead.January 29, 2014 at 8:08 am #137091
Yes, I agree that Diane Keaton was supporting in Annie Hall. You never see any scene from her point of view. It’s always centered in Allen’s character.
Same goes with Louise Fletcher in Cuckoo’s Nest. I still don’t know what everyone saw in her role that everyone thought it was a leading one. She’s appears on screen less than 40% of the movie and we never see any moment from her point of view, her thoughts, etc, we never see her at the center of the story. Of course, she is a key character, but so was The Joker in TDK. And Heath Ledger went correctly as a supporting role.October 9, 2013 at 7:53 am #44317
1990 Kathy Bates – “Misery
1991 Susan Sarandon – “Thelma & Louise”
1992 Emma Thompson – “Howards End”
1993 Holly Hunter – “The Piano”
1994 Winona Ryder – “Little Women”
1995 Meryl Streep – “The Bridges of Madison County”
1996 Emily Watson – “Breaking the Waves”
1997 Judi Dench – “Mrs. Brown”
1998 Cate Blanchett – “Elizabeth”
1999 Hilary Swank – “Boy’s Don’t Cry”
2000 Ellen Burstyn – “Requiem for a Dream”
2001 Nicole Kidman – “Moulin Rouge!”
2002 Julianne Moore – “Far From Heaven”
2003 Charlize Theron – “Monster”
2004 Imelda Staunton – “Vera Drake”
2005 Felicity Huffman – “Transamerica”
2006 Helen Mirren – “The Queen”
2007 Marion Cotillard – “La Vie en Rose”
2008 Kate Winslet – “The Reader”
2009 Meryl Streep – “Julie and Julia”
2010 Natalie Portman – “Black Swan”
2011 Viola Davis – “The Help”
2012 Emmanuelle Riva – “Amour”Not now