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What year had the most surprises in the acting races?
Maybe 2001? I didn't follow the oscars then and I know none of Denzel, Halle, or Broadbent were SHOCestrelas
Davis wasn't THE predicted to win. It was a very close race between her, Bancroft and Page. Bancroft won Cannes and NBR, while Page won GG. Davis had a lot
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Alfre Woodard and Cross Creek Oscar nomination
All I know is that NEON dropped the ball with Clemency. Alfre was deserving of a nomination. But tEddy Q
It's possible to respect a performer wh
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Anyone read Hillbilly Elegy?
Zooey the Dreamer
Go read about the book's reception and you'll see why this film probably will cause controversy andDisgraced Eve Polastri Stan
Dern easily sweeping last year was the writing on the wall that Netflix can secure career Oscars if they put the right resources behind it. Visibility afforded from campaign money was the only factor keeping Close from the finish line last time, and
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Are studios doing the usual amount of FYC ads this year?
This could have easily gone into this thread : https://www.goldderby.com/forum/television/emmys-202wolfali
I'd argue Amazon are doing more fyc adds than usual.
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Does Hill Street Blues hold up?
I have been watching a few reruns on Saturday night and it does hold up. There are some issues thatCouverture
Roots did it first in the Lead Actor category actually.
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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.arodfan
Helena was great, Dench was good, the rest aren't that interesting. Overall, a pretty boring category.
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If you watch an interview on Gold Derby….
Views on Gold Derby have not counted toward YouTube for the last few months, since we switched overTV_Sideliner
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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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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
[quote quote=1203425292] some critics weren’t as keen on her performance here apparently, she has talked about one review that called it “the best acting done by a head of hair” 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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