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May 3, 2020 at 2:20 pm #1203460814
Watched Jerry Maguire again last night and Cuba Gooding Jr must be one of the worst winners ever. The film is cool but CGJ is just loud and annoying, a lot like his real life personality. Was this just a pop culture choice or the Academy going with a black winner in this categoryMay 3, 2020 at 2:16 pm #1203460810
Why are people saying Dern in The Tale and Latifah in Bessie would have won Oscars? They couldn’t even win Golden Globes or Emmys for these roles.April 23, 2020 at 6:30 pm #1203444485
I would have given King the nomination but certainly not the win. People never seem to question the black winners who didn’t deserve it, like King and Ali for Moonlight. We just hear ad nauseum about how there should have been more black winners and nominees each year.April 22, 2020 at 5:35 pm #1203442027
2013 was an upsetting year for snubs with Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks and Daniel Bruhl all hitting most precursors but missing out, mainly to people from the overrated American Hustle.
Taron Egerton was an awful snub.
Hugh Grant for Florence Foster Jenkins upset me because he is actually a much better dramatic actor then he gets credit for. If Jonah Hill has two nominations then Hugh Grant certainly deserves at least one.April 22, 2020 at 5:32 pm #1203442020
Mahershala Ali in Moonlight would have to be up there for the sheer nothingness of the role and nothing more than a passable performance.April 20, 2020 at 8:19 pm #1203438276
Redmayne was probably the worst in recent memory.April 20, 2020 at 8:02 pm #1203438239
I certainly won’t be offering any new information here but still…here I go: RAMI MALEK: I feel like had he not won or maybe didn’t even get nominated, I would think a little better of him. I just don’t find it to be a very impressive performance. I also find it hilarious that his Oscar clip was of him lipsynching. JEAN DUJARDIN: A charming performance but I just didn’t see the merit in awarding it an Oscar when the likes of Clooney and particularly Oldman were right there. THE ARTIST has not held up at all. Sean Penn (Mystic River): This is one of those cases where I actually went from supporting someone at the time to eventually disagreeing as time went on. This should’ve been Bill Murray’s Oscar for his marvelously subdued performance over Penn’s melodramatic and forced grief ridden portrayal. Russell Crowe: Just a very meh performance that shouldn’t have beat the likes of his other four contenders…especially Harris and Bardem. Roberto Begnini: While I may not hate this one as much as some, it certainly wasn’t a stretch for him and it hasn’t aged well at all. McKellan was robbed in particular. God…I should probably just list some from here on out. This could take awhile. Al Pacino Art Carney John Wayne Rex Harrison (a legendary performance in the theatre world but on film, Peter Sellers blew him away that year) Charlton Heston
I’ve never understood the dislike for Penn’s performance. It’s a phenomenal performance and one of my favourite movies ever.April 20, 2020 at 8:01 pm #1203438233
After Gary Oldman, Rami Malek and Joaquin Phoenix winning back to back, I think it’s better if we just cancel this category
the only thing that should be cancelled is your Gold Derby account with a comment like that. All you’ve listed are great winners, particularly Oldman and Phoenix.April 15, 2020 at 2:30 pm #1203428699
Co-lead in the same way Felicity Jones was a co-lead in Redmayne’s previous film, The Theory of Everything.April 15, 2020 at 2:26 pm #1203428691
The most recent one that I have never seen is Driving Miss Daisy (1989). Have seen every one sinceApril 15, 2020 at 2:25 pm #1203428687
We can tell. Did you read the thread title? You might be better off in the “random film thoughts” thread, or, possibly, the “Unpopular opinions” thread. Or creating your own.
You might be better of not writing unnecessarily aggressive comments to new membersApril 11, 2020 at 3:11 pm #1203421431
She was pretty good in this. Davis is the one who was overrated for her sulky maid performance. Dallas Howard was also very good.April 6, 2020 at 12:12 am #1203411987
Never Nominated & Shouldve Won Katey Sagal–Sons of Anarchy Shouldve been nominated at minimum Courteney Cox–Friends Shouldve won at least twice Christina Hendricks–Mad Men Keri Russell–The Americans
Great shout with Katey Sagal. She was phenomenal in that role. She did pick up a random but well deserved Golden Globe for the roleMarch 31, 2020 at 7:01 pm #1203404006
Great movie. From memory they were essentially co-leads and Cate dropped down. I don’t remember there being much outrage about it at the time though.