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I saw 1917 here in India. It was a packed house with an audience that really enjoyed itSeptember 28, 2019 at 3:38 am #1203109813
Nicole Kidman in The HoursJune 26, 2019 at 5:57 am #1202952291
Olivia De Havilland
Marlon BrandoJanuary 19, 2019 at 11:28 pm #1202740316
1. Vivien Leigh – I completely agree, she won two for two and both the times for her iconic roles.
2. Olivia de Havilland – I especially liked her in “The Heiress”; she completely transforms in the final act of the film.
— Ingrid Bergman: Victories for “Casablanca” and/or “Notorious” would have been better.
— Bette Davis: She should have won three times – for “Of Human Bondage”, “Little Foxes”, and “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?”
— Katherine Hepburn — was great in “The Lion in the Winter”; should have either won for “Alice Adams” or “The Philadelphia Story”, or both.
— Meryl Streep: Sophie’s Choice (1982). Should have won for “Julie and Julia”, and “A Cry in the Dark”.
January 8, 2019 at 8:06 am #1202725667
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1. Bette Davis
2. Meryl Streep
3. Katharine Hepburn
4. Ingrid Bergman
5. Cate Blanchett
6. Kate Winslet
7. Judi Dench
8. Geraldine Page
9. Jane Fonda
10. Greer Garson
— Bette Davis – “All About Eve”, “The Little Foxes”, “Whatever Happened To Baby Jane”, “Of Human Bondage”, “The Letter”, “The Star”, & “Now, Voyager”.
— Meryl Streep – “Sophie’s Choice”, “The Hours”, “Kramer vs. Kramer”, “The Devil Wears Prada”, “Julie & Julia”, & “A Cry In the Dark”.
— Katharine Hepburn – “The Lion in the Winter”, “The Philadelphia Story”, “Alice Adams”, “Bringing up Baby”, & “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”
— Ingrid Bergman – “Autumn Sonata”, “Notorious”, “Gaslight” & “Casablanca”
— Cate Blanchett – “Carol”, “Blue Jasmine”, “The Aviator” & “Elizabeth”
— Kate Winslet – “Little Children”, “Heavenly Creatures”, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”, “Revolutionary Road” & “Sense and Sensibility”
— Judi Dench – “Iris”, “Notes On a Scandal”, “Mrs. Brown” & “Philomena”
— Gerladine Page – “Interiors” & “The Trip To Bountiful”
— Jane Fonda – “Klute” & “The Morning After”
— Greer Garson – “Mrs. Miniver”October 15, 2018 at 7:30 am #1202652861
I’ve always felt that La Streep, the one actress I’ve always loved, stole Adams’ spot for Arrival. Streep’s Golden Globes speech had assured her the nomination. It was just a matter of wonder who’d lose out, and that was, unfortunately, Amy Adams. I remember being surprised at Ruth Negga being nominated, for she was comparatively, at least in terms of Adams’ popularity with the Academy, a newer name. However, her performance was well-admired, and so, she got nominated in terms of merit. Negga had co-led Loving with a performance that was sublime, a less-is-more-kind. So, I’d reiterate, it was Streep who took over Adams’ nomination.August 3, 2018 at 4:42 am #1202601809
1. Robert De Niro, Raging Bull
2. Marlon Brando, The Godfather
3. Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
4. Gregory Peck, To Kill a Mockingbird
5. Jack Nicholson, One Flew Over The Cuckoo´s Nest
6. Peter Finch, Network
7. Anthony Hopkins, The Silence of the Lambs
8. Tom Hanks, Philadelphia
9. Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
10. Dustin Hoffman – Kramer vs Kramer
1. Vivien Leigh, A Streetcar Named Desire
2. Meryl Streep, Sophie´s Choice
3. Katharine Hepburn, The Lion in Winter
4. Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
5. Elizabeth Taylor, Who´s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf
6. Holly Hunter – The Piano
7. Kathy Bates, Misery
8. Natalie Portman – Black Swan
9. Olivia de Havilland, The Heiress
10. Marion Cotillard, La Vie En Rose
Best Supp. Actor
1. Christoph Waltz, Inglorious Basterds
2. Robert De Niro, The Godfather Part II
3. Javier Bardem – No Country for Old Men
4. Morgan Freeman, Million Dollar Baby
5. Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
6. George Sanders, All About Eve
7. J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
8. George Chakiris, West Side Story
9. Robin Williams, Good Will Hunting
10. Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Supp. Actress
1. Mo’Nique, Precious
2. Cate Blanchett, The Aviator
3. Cloris Leachman, The Last Picture Show
4. Hattie McDaniel, Gone with the Wind
5. Meryl Streep, Kramer Vs. Kramer
6. Peggy Ashcroft, A Passage to India
7. Viola Davis, Fences
8. Sandy Dennis, Who´s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf
9. Rita Moreno, West Side Story
10. Vanessa Redgrave, JuliaJuly 6, 2018 at 12:34 am #1202580024
Brokeback Mountain losing to Crash!!! What were they thinking???
Also, Witherspoon winning over Felicity Huffman!!July 6, 2018 at 12:30 am #1202580022
I agree with the comments about Marisa Tomei. A victory for Venessa Redgrave, especially since she has only one Oscar (WTF!), would have been amazing. However, Tomei’s victory for a comic performance was the third one in a row following Whoopi Goldberg and Mercedes Ruehl. Also, I think the Academy might have selected her because her performance was lighter and funnier than the other four nominees. All said and done, I think her performance was Fabulous.July 1, 2018 at 6:11 am #1202577470
1. Cate Blanchett – Elizabeth
2. Angela Bassett – What’s Love Got to do With It
3. Gloria Swanson – Sunset Boulevard
4. Judy Garland – A Star is Born
5. Imelda Staunton – Vera Drake
Sally Hawkins – The Shape of Water
Whoopi Goldberg – The Color Purple
Bette Davis – What Ever Happened to Baby Jane
Natalie Portman – Jackie
Sissy Spacek – In The Bedroom
Bette Davis – All About Eve
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Felicity Huffman – Transamerica
Meryl Streep – Doubt
Viola Davis – The Help
Glenn Close – Dangerous Liaisons
Gabourey Sidibe – PreciousJune 27, 2018 at 12:59 pm #1202574952
Gwyneth PaltrowJune 27, 2018 at 2:33 am #1202574587
Here’re some of the well-known Indian Artists mentioned in the list:
Tabu – She’s one of the most respected actresses here. She’s the recipient of two Nationa Awards (for Maachis and Chandini Bar), which is a big deal since all Indian films in all languages are included for this particular award. Also, she’s played Lady Macbeth in Maqbool and Gertrude in Haider.
Shah Rukh Khan – well he’s SRK!!!
Madhuri Dixit – Again, one of the biggest artists of the 90s, much the like the other two. You have to see her in Devdas with SRK and Aishwarya Rai.
Ali Fazal – meh… He’s fine.
Naseeruddin Shah – He is the face of the Parallel Cinema of India, along with Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil, Om Puri and others.
Anil Kapoor – the man has been around since the late 70s, early 80s. He is a respected actor and star in his own right. He’s done a number of films with Madhuri and the late Sri Devi who was mentioned in the In Memoriam segment this year.
Aditya Chopra – One of the most successful and equally reclusive directors/producers of Hindi cinema.
Manish Malhotra – The man who finally made Bollywood cool and film costumes into fashion.
Dolly Ahluwalia – One of the most sought-after designers in Bollywood.
June 23, 2018 at 12:13 am #1202571734
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While Allison Janney‘s victory was not surprising and not at all undeserving, given that she had collected almost all the televised awards, I really wanted Laurie Metcalf to pull an upset… Sheldon’s mom/ Aunt Jackie would have been a triple crown winner!!!
… The Oscars have literally offered no shock/surprise in terms of acting winners in the recent years… once an actor/actress gets the precursors, it is always a done deal…June 18, 2018 at 7:15 am #1202567903
Ranking only the ones I’ve seen.
Actors deserving of their wins:
– Bette Davis (should have more, esp. considering All About Eve, and Baby Jane)
– Cate Blanchett (one word: Elizabeth)
– Maggie Smith
– Ingrid Bergman (instead of Orient Express, maybe Autumn Sonata, and always – Casablanca)
– Daniel Day-Lewis
– Marlon Brando
– Katharine Hepburn (instead of rewarding Guess Who’s Coming for Dinner, they could have gone for Philadelphia)
– Olivia de Havilland (the second movie, The Heiress, particularly its final moments was simply divine)
– Dustin Hoffman
– Gary Cooper
– Denzel Washington
– Vivien Leigh
– Glenda Jackson
– Jack Nicholson (I wish he had won for Chinatown as well)
– Sally Field
– Jane Fonda
– Robert De Niro
– Kevin Spacey
– Frances McDormand
– Dianne Wiest
– Sean Penn
– Tom Hanks
Actors who should have won two, but for different roles:
– Jack Lemmon (Some Like it Hot)
– Jessica Lange (Frances – this should have been the Best Actress tie)
– Meryl Streep (Doubt, in my opinion, was better than the Thatcher biopic, so 2008, instead of 2011)
– Elizabeth Taylor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) – she hated BUtterfield8 herself)
Actors who should have won once:
– Christoph Waltz (he was great in the first one, he was surely the lead in the second one)
– Jodie Foster (Accused!)
– Luise Rainer (the second one just didn’t make sense, esp. when they had Greta Garbo for Camille)June 16, 2018 at 12:02 am #1202566638
I understand that Amy Adams was no forerunner for “Arrival”, but she did seem like a shoe-in nominee… I guess it was a bittersweet thing overall, for a nomination would have been great yet she had no chance of winning, and hence she would have been a six-time bridesmaid…
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