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March 30, 2020 at 12:10 pm #1203401535
Agree they are all leads. To me it was always Julianne Moore who stood out the most but everyone is great in it, even the players with less screentime like Miranda Richardson.March 29, 2020 at 12:39 pm #1203399625
Having rewatched Chinatown this weekend, I think Dunaway in supporting would have been really odd!March 26, 2020 at 5:17 am #1203394873
For some reason quoting crashes this thread so I wanted to address #1203393343 post regarding Babel: what should have been in its place, especially because it wasn’t such a strong top five anyway…March 26, 2020 at 3:40 am #1203394839
I’d assume Taila Shire went lead since those years were notorious for poor lead actress selections and they probably assumed it would work.
I don’t mind Courtney Love not going supporting, her character seemed to be more essential despite the screentime I guess.March 25, 2020 at 6:43 am #1203393644
He was so creepy in In America. I think he appeared in Marvel stuff fairly recently.March 25, 2020 at 2:55 am #1203393406
I think Atonement is quite disjointed and it’s “message” didn’t come across while NCFOM is not the typical Oscar bait but it still has that “important” feel the Academy loves…March 15, 2020 at 7:54 am #1203381901
At this point she is only known for AHS… I still don’t get how minimal her role was in Big Fish, she made a lot of poor choices.March 12, 2020 at 11:38 am #1203379457
Naomi Watts was pretty great in The Impossible…March 2, 2020 at 11:44 am #1203367053
The Golden Globe winner Jim Carrey was criminally snubbed, Tom Hanks wasn’t gonna win a 3rd Oscar so soon, Edward Norton wasn’t going to win since he wasn’t nominated at the Globes or SAG and he was the only nominee for his film. The original frontrunner for the longest time WAS Ian McKellen, and also there’s Nick Nolte, who would’ve been a worthy winner too, and whom many thought would win for The Prince of Tides. So yeah, again, Benigni’s win has aged extraordinarily badly.
Having just finally watched Gods and Monsters I have to say Roberto Benigni’s win is second only to Rami Malek’s. Oh and it also feel ridiculous they nominated McKellen three years later basically for one line compared to his magnificent performance of Whale…February 25, 2020 at 11:27 am #1203360099
I actually thought Boyhood was pretty much disliked around here.February 25, 2020 at 10:38 am #1203359961
Brie Larson among the ten best lead actress performances of the decade, seriously?February 25, 2020 at 10:36 am #1203359956
Sean Penn got corrected, Renee Zellweger somewhat…February 25, 2020 at 10:31 am #1203359932
I agree with the baity win of Life is Beautiful, I also think that movie is somewhat responsible for a lot of people not really being into the whole Oscars thing.
Plus the year before had some bad winners as well, I guess 1997-1998 is possibly the all time low for lead actor and actress winners. Not to mention Rush of Shine! isn’t one of the greats either…February 20, 2020 at 9:35 pm #1203354618
Must be a strong comedy contender:February 20, 2020 at 9:00 am #1203353800
I recommend that you see it. It’s a tour de force in many ways. its easy to critize Penn ( i did) but in his quieter moments he’s splendid. If for nothing else watch it for the cast.
Got around watching it, I think the book is still better but it’s well-produced and directed nonetheless. Sean Penn is the worst actor winner of the 2000s though!