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Did Titanic deserve a screenplay nomination?
M: The Original
No. Its script is pedestrian. James Cameron's directorial prowess is why Titanic works at all.RobertPius
William Goldman is rumored to have written a substantial part of Good Will Hunting, not enough for an official WGA credit but enough to have a huge impact on the movie. The scenes between Robin Williams and Stellen Skarsgard always seem just way too
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Sally Kirkland in 1988 when she lost to CherRobertPius
The oddest reaction has to be Valerie Perrine losing to Ellen Burstyn. Why is she so shocked? Burstyn was a favorite to win. People in general were a lot less polished back then. Lots of people say something to the person next to them or react in som
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1986 Best Actress
M: The Original
Matlin was for the novelty. Hollywood being completely unwilling to accommodate disabled performersEmmyfan
My vote would have definitely been for Sigourney Weaver
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Was John Wayne the predicted winner in 1969?
I think I remember hearing that the prognosticators for that category were torn between the two MidnRobertPius
Hoffman admitted that his problems with the academy (that he mentions in his speech for Kramer Versus Kramer) he later realized were just hurt feelings since he had lost for Midnight Cowboy and then wasn't even nominated for Little Big Man, Papillon
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Are studios doing the usual amount of FYC ads this year?
Emmy FYC : Years and Years for Limited Series
This could have easily gone into this thread : https://www.goldderby.com/forum/television/emmys-202Jason Boegh
No. They are not. There are absolutely no FYC events. Plus advertising is at a base minimum, there are no more dvds (that was decided pre-covid) and only streaming links being sent to Emmy voters. It should be very interesting as I think it will real
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People who turned down Oscar nominated/winning roles
I read somewhere that Leonardo DiCaprio was first offered Joker with Scorsese attached as producer bLil Tony
I thought Charlize Theron was supposed to play Alicia Vikander's role in The Danish Girl.
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1976 Best Supporting Actress
Straight vs Laurie.RobertPius
The great story from Laurie's bio is that her husband was a film critic for the Village Voice at the time. He knew DePalma's work from the Phantom of the Paradise so he told her DePalma makes horror comedies. So Laurie showed up at the first day of r
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Who were the favorites in 1977?
I suppose Star Wars was the favorite. Even with genre bias the film got a screenplay and acting nomiRobertPius
Were the supporting nominations for The Turning Point ridiculed at the time? Funny thing is Tom Skeritt won the Best Supporting Actor award from the National Board of Review that year.
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How come Manhattan was so overlooked by the Oscars?
It’s been awhile since I’ve read much about this particular award season but I do recall that itRobertPius
LOL. The way she has her hair constantly pushed to one
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1988 Best Supporting Actress
Geena Davis didn't have ANY precursor nominations before she won. Her win was a huge shock I imagineMilk Money
Davis was the leading contender, which has accounted for most surprise wins in this category. Couple that with Weaver’s aggressive studio campaigning for GITM, and the villainess nature of her WG role, it’s understandable why Davis, whose studio
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1978 Best Supporting Actress
I think it was between Maureen Stapleton, Maggie Smith & Dyan Cannon. Meryl Streep and PenEmmyfan
I am glad that Maggie Smith won because people crap on California Suite the movie as a whole and Smith deserved the Oscar hands down. It is not the best movie, but Smith and Caine shine.
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People who would have won Oscars if they category frauded to supporting
Cicely Tyson would’ve easily won Supporting Actress for Sounder ! It was a BP nominee & thekarls
Of course She's lead but the topic here is people category frauding supporting to win a
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What is your favorite Oscar speech?
Lupita’s well-spoken, touching and inspiring speech literally gave me life Denzel Washington anloudtoilet
Peter Jackson's when ROTK won. Cameron's "King of the World" cause it made Star Wars fanboys seethe.
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1969 Best Actress
Maggie Smith was truly outstanding and she was a well deserved winner.keithw
I enjoy reading these posts & opinions of acting races (especially the 70s). Maggie Smith's performance in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" definitely stands the test of time - one of the best ever.
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