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September 22, 2019 at 11:43 pm #1203097238
I think he was in contention for the 5th spot and campaigned as a lead actor.
The other 4 were locks but the 5th spot was kind of open. Kenneth Brannagh getting it was kind of a big surprise.September 20, 2019 at 9:45 pm #1203090064
This isn’t really about this year, but do they allow double noms in the same category? I don’t think they do but I’d love to see it if it was deserved. Chastain in 2011 and Fassbender in 2015 quickly come to mind as actors who had 2 performances that deserved nominations in the same category. And if you have 2 of the top 5 performances, why not get 2 noms?
Actors can only get one but other categories can have the same person nominated twice. Steven Soderbergh was nominated twice for Best Director in 2000. It is sort of a dumb rule. If you gave two of the best performances of the year you should be nominated. Golden Globes allow it but it hardly ever happens. Dennis Hopper in 1986 is the only one I can think of off the top of my head.September 18, 2019 at 10:59 pm #1203085944
What was Helen Hayes doing between her 2 Oscar wins? They’re like 30 something years apart.
Wasn’t Lee Grant blacklisted after her first nod? Then she came back with 3 more in the 70s. She won once and was again nominated the following year.
What if Joe Pesci ends up being considered for The Irishman?
I guess Helen Hayes was doing a lot of theater. She was called the First Lady of the American Theater so I guess that kept her busy. She did a lot of TV too but I think that was mostly after the Airport Oscar made her the go to person for lovable old ladies.September 16, 2019 at 11:27 pm #1203081600
I don’t really think so. Out of all those nominees that year, she gave only performance people still talk about. I’d say her win has been vindicated by time.
I agree. That is one of those movies that if it comes on TV I’ll always watch the end of it because Tomei’s scenes on the witness stand are just so great to watch.
People complain that comedy never wins but then when it does, well people complain that it was undeserving.September 13, 2019 at 10:28 pm #1203073964
Stone should have gone lead. I always felt she went supporting to insure a nomination that may have been borderline in lead.
I think she has the most screen time and she is the biggest star of the three. (and she is The Favourite)
It would have been so perfect if Colman was in Supporting. She’d have won there and Close would have won lead and peace would have reigned in Oscar world.September 12, 2019 at 1:56 pm #1203071509
Lol,it is a clear cut biopic about “Jake LaMotta” and it is played by Robert De Niro.
Biopics can have more than one lead see Coal Miners’ Daughter, Walk the Line or Sweet Dreams.
My point was just that Hutton gets such flack for being a fraud but the alternate winner which was probably Pesci was a sort of borderline performance imo. (and as Pesci himself said even though he lost to Hutton he admired the film and perfomance and he eventually got an Oscar too so it all worked out.)September 10, 2019 at 10:55 pm #1203068757
I love Ronan but I recall many claiming that she was a lock last year. I’m not ready to say that she is a lock just because she is working with Gerwig again. Anyway, I hope Lupita gets a nomination for her stellar performance in US.
I think Ronan’s problem will be getting people to watch the screener. Unless it gets raves, I think a lot of people will be so familiar with the story from the three film versions and some TV versions plus reading the book in school………….I just don’t see this as high on people’s must see list unless the reviews are stellar.September 10, 2019 at 8:43 pm #1203068637
Just FYI there was a mini-series in the seventies with Cicely Tyson as Tubman. Surprisingly that didn’t receive any Emmy nominations. (never saw it, not sure of the quality.)September 9, 2019 at 9:08 pm #1203066825
1. Robert De Niro
2. Henry Fonda
3. Daniel Day-Lewis
4. Dustin Hoffman
5. Robert Duvall
6. F. Murray Abraham
7. Ben Kingsley
8. William Hurt
9. Michael Douglas
10.Paul NewmanSeptember 9, 2019 at 1:28 pm #1203066043
What is the story as to why Eva Longoria wasn’t nominated for the first season of the Golden Globes? She mentions that in the letter she wrote to Huffman’s judge. I swear I’ve heard Tom mention in podcasts that there was more to that then just a lack of votes. Anyone remember the story? Something like she didn’t do some Golden Globe press event and the others did?September 4, 2019 at 1:54 am #1203056892
Loving the lists so far!
Can’t believe I forgot about Mia in Rosemary’s Baby. (It just seems like she was nominated since the omission was so ludicrous)
Keith Gordon in Dressed to Kill and Paula Prentiss in The Stepford Wives are both brilliant ideas. Loved those performances. Katharine Ross too especially since that was the infamous year (1975) when there was talk of boycotting Best Actress since there was so few women to nominate. She was an obvious candidate right under their noses.
I swear I asked about Sigourney Weaver being campaigned for Alien once before and somebody said that there was one trade ad. I can’t remember if it was for lead or supporting though.September 2, 2019 at 12:32 am #1203052800
Yeah, I don’t know who would’ve won if Ledger didn’t or if he hadn’t died. There’s not really anyone that’s convincing. Hoffman just beat Ledger a few years prior so he wasn’t winning a second so soon. Downey, Jr., well there’s not much going for him in general lol (especially with that character and his own personal problems). And Shannon had absolutely no precursor support, while Brolin only had a SAG nom and an NBR win.
Ledger’s was the performance of the year and is touted as one of the greatest of all time. So, in addition to that, he had the precursor and critics’ support, sort-of an overdue factor from Brokeback Mountain, and had the buzz to support him throughout the season. I don’t see how he wouldn’t have won even if he were still alive.
I kind of remember Oscar buzz for Ledger even before he died. I think he’d have won even if he was still alive. As said above, no real strong competition and makeup for Brokeback.September 1, 2019 at 6:53 pm #1203052501
For Sophie’s Choice the director debated between hiring an English speaking actress who’d learn Polish or a Polish speaking actress who’d learn English. He narrowed it down to Streep and some semi-famous Polish woman and then decided to go with Streep. So I guess he might have gone with the Polish woman had Streep not been around.August 29, 2019 at 1:11 am #1203045763
Where do you think she ranked in the voting to win?
The Deer Hunter-4th
Kramer vs Kramer- won
The French Lieutenants Woman- 2nd
Sophies Choice- won
Out Of Africa- 3rd
A Cry in the Dark-4th
Postcards from the Edge- 5th
The Bridges of Madison County-4th
One True Thing-4th
Music Of The Heart- 5th
The Devil Wears Prada- 4th
Julie and Julia- 2nd
The Iron Lady- Won
August: Osage County-4th
Into The Woods- 2nd
Florence Foster Jenkins- 4th
The Post- 5th
Interesting how if she had won in 1981 like predicted it would flip the whole leader board. She’d have 4 and Hepburn 3 (assuming she’d still win for The Iron Lady.)