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July 26, 2020 at 3:50 am #1203603363
Bumping this because I’m still encountering the same issue.May 28, 2020 at 2:53 am #1203504696
1. Frances McDormand in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri
2. Olivia Colman in The Favorite
3. Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook
4. Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine
5. Julianne Moore in Still Alice
6. Natalie Portman in Black Swan
7. Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady
8. Emma Stone in La La Land
9. Brie Larson in Room
Haven’t seen Zellweger yet.May 28, 2020 at 2:46 am #1203504678
All six of her nominations were deserved- I thought she was highly deserving for The Reader which isn’t a perfect film but Winslet is fantastic in the role.April 23, 2020 at 4:12 am #1203443009
Ingrid Bergman in Anastasia, Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday, Judy Holliday in Born Yesterday(and yes, it is because I don’t like the performance), Elizabeth Taylor in Butterfield 8, Sally Field in Places In The Heart,Louise Rainer in The Good Earth. I don’t care for Jane Fonda in Coming Home, Hilary Swank in Million Dollar Baby, Hillary Swank in Boys Don’t Cry(unpopular opinion I know but I just don’t find much to admire in the performance besides the end), Halle Berry in Monster’s Ball.
I have seen the majority of the winners in this category and overall the winners are very good. I haven’t seen Renee yet but all of the 2010 winners that I have seen are exceptionally strong.It was a better decade for Best Actress than either the 2000s or the 1990s.April 23, 2020 at 3:55 am #1203442976
The ones that come to mind
- Gwyneth Paltrow (Fernanda Montenegro should have won)
- Reese Witherspoon (Felicity Huffman should have won)
- Julia Roberts (Ellen Burstyn should have won)
- Sandra Bullock (Tilda Swinton, Gabourey Sidibe or Carey Mulligan were WAY more deserving of the win)
- Jennifer Lawrence (Emmanuelle Riva should have won)
- Susan Sarandon (Elisabeth Shue or Sharon Stone should have won)
- Julianne Moore (Rosamund Pike should have won)
- Emma Stone (Isabelle Huppert should have won and it’s not even close)
- Renée Zellweger (Lupita Nyong’o should have been nominated and WON)
I’m personally not a fan of Burstyn’s performance. It was overcooked and overly mannered. I think Roberts was deserving. And Sarandon was magnificent. But these are all just my opinions of course.April 23, 2020 at 3:51 am #1203442966
Portman never said she did the dancing but the studio made that impression on the campaign. Portman was most likely pressured into not saying anything to correct that.April 9, 2020 at 5:45 am #1203417313
She was fine. Her singing was very mediocre though.April 9, 2020 at 5:42 am #1203417308
I continue to support her win.
She gave a natural performance and did her own singing. She had a natural chemistry with Phoenix and was equal to him and the perfect foil to Cash.
I remember all the moaning and whining when she won. Dench was better and Theron was better and Keira was better and Felicity was better and the kitchen sink was better blah blah and more blah.
She was a worthy winner imo and was the “best” compared to all of them.
ETA This is one of Mangold’s best films because he didn’t try to push things and allowed the cast to move beyond stereotypes.
She sounded pretty much nothing like June Carter.April 6, 2020 at 2:18 am #1203412037
The biggest WTF this year was how well Working Girl did- that movie is so uninspiring and dull. Tons of romantic comedies are better. Weaver was pretty good in it though along with Cusack. But Melanie? Oh my gosh, she was so underwhelming.April 3, 2020 at 10:27 pm #1203409070
Hepburn should have been nominated- honestly it’s time to bring back musical dubbing.La La Land had terrible singing(and terrible music too) and Les Miserables also had issues in the singing department. I would not mind doing the dubbing one bit especially because type casting prevents me from playing certain roles.
I remember when I first got on to watching/reading stuff about the Oscars on the internet and someone said that Julie Andrews’s win for Mary Poppins was one of the worst ever.I mean really? Sure it wasn’t that deserving or Oscar worthy but to trash it like that? I mean do you have any child left in you? And her win was obviously because Jack Warner screwed her in the casting department for My Fair Lady.April 3, 2020 at 7:01 pm #1203408901
She honestly was terrible.A horrible win.March 28, 2020 at 7:06 am #1203398195
I think people miss that Meryl’s win for The Iron Lady was definitely propelled by her losing her last three(arguably four since she had a shot for Adaptation) races. She had no chance for The Devil Wears Prada but there was empty buzz about her chances because the role was so immediately iconic. She definitely surpassed Dench as Mirren’s very very distant runner up. And then Doubt and Julie & Julia helped cement the whole “Give her a third Oscar now period”(this is a quote from an old Oscar blogger that is sadly not blogging anymore, a pity). I don’t think that we can say that Streep easily would have won for any of those three(or four?) films. Margaret Thatcher is also a very juicy role. It has Oscar written all over it more so than Doubt, The Devil Wears Prada, and Julie & Julia.March 28, 2020 at 6:48 am #1203398179
Winslet is definitely a lead in The Reader. She is the center of the film. She is not THE lead but she is hands down a lead.
The Carol situation was really odd to me as well as Vikander being put in supporting. Category fraud had gotten worse over time but I was sure that at least ONE of them would be put in lead. Vikander would have been the best bet as it seems as if Mara being in supporting was baked in at that point even though she is definitely not supporting.