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May 3, 2021 at 10:00 am #1204240647
Definitely most of the PARASITE cast but particularly Cho Yeo-jeong and Song Kang-ho.
Ashton Sanders, MOONLIGHT
Jake Gyllenhaal, NIGHTCRAWLER
Ralph Fiennes, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
Barbara Hershey, BLACK SWAN and HANNAH & HER SISTERS
Naomi Watts, MULHOLLAND DRIVE
Steve Buscemi, GHOST WORLD and FARGO
John Turturro, QUIZ SHOW and BARTON FINK
Mercedes Ruehl, MARRIED TO THE MOB
Dennis Hopper, BLUE VELVET (instead of his HOOSIERS nom)
Robert Duvall, NETWORK
John Cazale, DOG DAY AFTERNOON
Robert Shaw, JAWS
Those two 1975 snubs have to be amongst the worst ever… especially when they nominated Chris Sarandon for Dog Day. Over John Cazale??? Fuck that. Cazale getting snubbed in 1974 for Godfather II might be my most unforgivable snub in that category of all time (De Niro should have been in LEAD, he’s definitely a co-lead – Pacino is THE lead – but he’s the star of his section of the movie. Category fraud’s been around forever….)May 3, 2021 at 9:54 am #1204240642
Samuel L. Jackson in Django Unchained. This to me was the biggest no-brainer, a very interesting character and performance that was just completely ignored. Would have been a great time to honor his career… come to think of it, it would’ve been a great time to give Tarantino a lifetime achievement Best Director Oscar too! Movie made a boatload of cash and they gave him screenplay… seems kind of crazy he wasn’t even nominated.May 3, 2021 at 8:11 am #1204240479
Jennifer Hudson. It’s Best Supporting Actress, not Best Singer of One Song.
Excluding category fraud situations… Zellweger and Leo were pretty fucking bad wins.May 2, 2021 at 1:31 pm #1204239588
2. The Artist
4. The Hurt Locker
6. 12 Years a Slave
7. Green Book
8. The Shape of Water
12. The King’s SpeechApril 30, 2021 at 4:08 pm #1204237122
DiCaprio’s performance in The Revenant is just awful – all of his bad instincts rolled into one overwrought performance. Didn’t help that the movie itself was a pretentious piece of shit. He should’ve won for Wolf of Wall Street (which this was a mea culpa Award for, along with the fact that he made them a boatload of cash).
I’ll also never get over Sean Penn robbing Bill Murray in 2003. Great actor, wrong performance.April 30, 2021 at 4:03 pm #1204237108
American Hustle is a completely forgettable movie – it’s Scorsese-lite, and not even good Scorsese-lite. Should have been nominated for nothing. ALL of Russell’s post-“I Heart Huckabees” work is garbage.April 30, 2021 at 3:58 pm #1204237089
This shows how the passage of time, totally changing the context, alters the critical & social reception of the arts (not to mention broader social norms and behaviours).
When Philadelphia came out in 93-94, we hadn’t seen anything like it. It was really gut wrenching, massively controversial and tackled a topic and a relationship never seen on screen before for a mass audience. I was 14 years old and more aware of HIV/AIDS than the average kid my age, but my parents wouldn’t let me see it until much later, even though I was mature, and we’d watched Big and Splash on repeat in my house growing up. There was something about this role which was being rewarded and Hanks was also being rewarded for – yes – the bravery in playing a gay man in a mainstream movie. To say it was pivotal in changing people’s perceptions of gay male relationships, and the impact of AIDS, is an understatement. It helped make it personal, with a character we had grown to connect with through the course of the film. Forgive me if I’m preaching, but coming so soon after Freddie Mercury’s death, which I think shocked a lot of people, plus the growing awareness of the crisis in sub-Saharan Africa, people were ready at that moment to begin waking up and throwing off their homophobia.
Say what you will now, with the benefit of “subsequent movies”. We didn’t know subsequent movies at the time.
A similar comment was made recently on here about Kramer vs Kramer. While it is legitimate to criticise how movies don’t hold up over time (e.g. American Beauty), sometimes hindsight is harmful when looking back on groundbreaking material.
This is a good comment. I, too, found Hanks’ performance in “Philadelphia” extremely underwhelming – I felt like they gave him the award because he was primarily a comedic actor and they didn’t think they’d have another chance to honor him (little did they know…), and, much more distastefully, strictly for having the courage to play a gay dude. It really was a different time, though, and I understand how that movie meant a lot for the gay community (and people ignorant of the gay community) – even though it has aged VERY poorly. Some of the Denzel scenes towards the beginning are brutal….April 30, 2021 at 3:47 pm #1204237045
It’s a good star role. Was also nice to see her get back to her foul-mouthed, psuedo-bad girl roots. This was Hollywood recognizing all of the money she made them – which is fine.April 30, 2021 at 3:39 pm #1204237027
Renee was the best in that lineup. Deal with it.
Would’ve been a nice to time to recognize ScarJo… Zellweger’s “Judy” Oscar was a make-up award for her being robbed for “Chicago” (even though her “Cold Mountain” supporting win – an AWFUL winner – was already a make-up award of sorts).April 30, 2021 at 3:36 pm #1204237005
There are a lot of poor recent ones….
Emma Stone in La La Land has to be the least deserving. At least you can chalk up Roberts and Bullock to them being huge stars and the Industry wanting to recognize them. Stone did nothing in that movie that a million other actresses couldn’t have done – and a lot of them would have done it better.April 28, 2021 at 12:10 pm #1204233650
Colman, for sure. A lot of people had Hopkins upsetting Boseman (including myself). Pretty sure almost nobody thought Close was losing.