[quote]Is that why Field was passed over for: Murphy's Romance, Steel Magnolias (!), Not Without My Daughter, and Forrest Gump? - While Streep has been nominated for every other role she played?
Other then Forest Gump Meryl loon, Sally Field wasn't in contention for any of those films.
[quote]I don't doubt Field will be nominated for Lincoln, but it certainly won't be because the Academy can't contain its love for her.
LOL how the Meryl loon thinks it knows how the academy thinks.
[quote]While Meryl was 'waiting', she amassed 12 nominations. Between Field's second win and her upcoming third nomination, she has received how many nominations? ZERO.
At least half of which were filler nods.
[quote]This is never going to happen, for the above reason alone. It looks wrong, to put it mildly.
Oh Meryl loon you really think that the academy actually thinks like this? Hon the current AMPAS makeup is 60 year old white men that came of age in the 70's dear.
[quote]One of which belonged to Bette Midler for The Rose.
Um no. Field was marvelous won ever Oscar precursor that year and the film itself became a cultural phenomenon. Jill Clayburgh was offered the part first but turned it down to do the disastrous "Luna" which she regretted.
[quote]The supporting acting categories were meant for character actors or young actors getting their start, but since the 1980s have been used by big stars as a back door to the Oscar that had eluded them.
Harden and Spencer fit the bill of the steadily working character actors that always worked but didn't get much in the way of acknowledgments. Harden didn't hit any of the precursors but the studio and Ed Harris sent out Pollock screeners very late in the game so her performance was considered fresh. Her speech reflected that and the thundering applause she got when she won showed how well liked and respected she is in the industry.
Mo'Nique's performance was considered the best of the year leading or supporting and she was preordained the winner at Sundance.