Some of these are hilarious. I don't remember Samuel L. Jackson being so pissed at losing. It's not like he ever had a shot at winning anyway.
10 Most Bitter Oscar Reactions
|by Anonymous||reply 232||01/11/2013|
Judy Davis looks drunk in the Jessica Lange/Sally Field clip.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||12/29/2012|
Ok, I think the person who created that page was reading WAY too far into the reactions. Most of them were fine, save for Samuel L. Jackson and Bill Murray.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||12/29/2012|
Lange gave better bitchface to Susan Sarandon the year she won for BLUE SKY. As did Teri Garr to Glenn Close the year Lange won for TOOTSIE.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||12/29/2012|
I was bitter when Cher won over Glenn Close for that awful Moonstruck.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||12/29/2012|
OP, I don't blame Samuel L. Jackson. He got screwed. Martin Landau didn't deserve it.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||12/29/2012|
Landau was billiant. Best suppoting Oscar winner I ever seen. I was mesmerized by him in 'Ed Wood', and I don't often attend Oscar nominated movies.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||12/29/2012|
Lots of these are just delay or no reaction. Not that they are happy to lose but to say it was bitterness...eh.
Jessica Lang, Sally K and Jackson were obvious ones though.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||12/29/2012|
I love Kathy Bates.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||12/29/2012|
George C Scott? Marlon Brando?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||12/29/2012|
Nothing beats seeing Lauren Bacall shooting daggers when she lost to Binoche. Unlike a lot of those other wins, this wasn't expected, and she was mightily pissed. Karma, bitch. Karma.
Field, Williams, Kidman, Paltrow, Landau, Zeta-Jones were all shoo-ins. The actors who were pissed were idiots for allowing themselves to looked pissed off. They're actors; learn to mask your disappointment.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||12/29/2012|
Dataloungers should be aware that despite her tooth-sucking reaction, Sally Kirkland did go on to play Helen Lawson in the 1994 TV series of VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
|by Anonymous||reply 12||12/29/2012|
Seeing Gywneth Paltrow just made me hate her. I never hated her before but now I get it.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||12/29/2012|
Agree with R3, it's mostly just projection on the blogger's part. Good selection of clips, though.
I remember Sally Kirkland becoming all undone and crossing her fingers at the camera...then I remembered that was Teri Garr.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||12/29/2012|
Denzel was terrible in Training Day. What an over actor!
|by Anonymous||reply 16||12/29/2012|
[quote]Landau was billiant. Best suppoting Oscar winner I ever seen. I was mesmerized by him in 'Ed Wood', and I don't often attend Oscar nominated movies.
Oh please. They were giving Laundau a lifetime acheivement award. Plain and simple.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||12/29/2012|
Lauren Bacall is a legend and eventually got her oscar. What has Juliette done of note since that win?
I also don't agree that actors should fake it. It's phony and very transparent.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||12/29/2012|
Why would Bill Murray expect to beat Sean Penn? Some of those actress nominees were pretty weak. As far as Samuel L. Jackson, I would have given that award to either Gary Sinise or Chazz Palimentari. I didn't think Jackson was all that great; in fact Pulp Fiction is one of the most overrated pieces of crap ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||12/29/2012|
Much ado about nothing, like R3 said. What surprised me was 14 year-old Sookie's accent.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||12/29/2012|
"Oh please" yourself, R17, Landau's performance was astonishing in Ed Wood. The film itself is Burton's masterpiece.
If you want to quibble you could say the Academy was rewarding Martin Landau for his previous criminally-overlooked performance in 'Crimes And Misdemeanours' much in the same way Heath Ledger won for playing The Joker and not for his Ennis.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||12/29/2012|
[quote]in fact Pulp Fiction is one of the most overrated pieces of crap ever.
Look up the word "fact" in the dictionary gramps.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||12/29/2012|
God, Sean Connery was really stupid to announce the winner as "Cathy", meaning Catherine Zita Jones when Kathy Bates was also nominated. So of course Kathy was confused for a second, who the hell had ever heard Catherine called Cathy before. Inconsiderate boob.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||12/29/2012|
r18, Juliette Binoche has hardly been resting on her laurels since that win; she just hasn't been in many American films. Just off the top of my head, she starred in at least three Michael Haneke films and a dozen or so other well-received pictures. At her comparatively young age, she's kind of already out-acted Bacall, who really is only in a handful of great or even good pictures.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||12/29/2012|
Sean actually said "Catherine."
|by Anonymous||reply 26||12/29/2012|
I love The English Patient and was hoping for an upset in any of the acting categories, but didn't actually believe that it would happen. Seeing how angry the bitch next to Bacall was just made Binoche's win even more awesome.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||12/29/2012|
Did he? Well he mumbled it, I heard "Cathy" and Kathy probably did too.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||12/29/2012|
He did say "Catherine"
|by Anonymous||reply 29||12/29/2012|
I know that Zellweger won the SAG but wasn't Kidman always the favorite for The Hours? I remember reading at the time that Zellweger didn't go to the Miramax party for Chicago because she was still angry because she lost.
When you are winning everything and everybody is telling you that you are the best and then you lose, THAT must be hard (think Viola Davis or Raul Esparza at the Tonys). I get their faces of disappointment but not when people like Samuel Jackson, Bates, Kirkland, who were never the favorites, lose.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||12/29/2012|
Samuel L. Jackson is still pissed over his Oscar loss:
[quote]He lost to Martin Landau’s Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood. When I asked if he thought he should have won instead Jackson was refreshingly candid.
[quote]“Yes I do. I really don’t know many people who can not only remember Ed Wood but remember what Martin Landau did in it,” he said but added he was told it was more of a life achievement kind of award. “You know they were saying ‘Martin’s been nominated a few times and you’re going to be around for a while. Don’t worry.’ I was thinking I didn’t know it was a thing where if you get nominated for a few times you automatically get one. I thought it was supposed to be about impact.”
|by Anonymous||reply 31||12/29/2012|
Jackson must live in a bubble. Landau got raves and immediate Oscar talk as soon as Ed Wood was released. He was the one sure shot win that year. Jackson is clueless.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||12/29/2012|
That first line is pretty insulting to Martin.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||12/29/2012|
I think Binoche is the most interesting actress of today. I can watch her in anything. She sometimes fails, but even her failures are more interesting than the predictable "accomplishments" from other actresses. And while I love Huppert I wish she would stray from her cool persona a bit more.
If you want to see exciting acting watch Cache or Certified Copy (the guy playing Man was dreadful, though).
|by Anonymous||reply 34||12/29/2012|
The sorest loser of all time is Bette Midler. She has never shut up about it and had to lose to Sally Field.
I don't know if she had bitch face, but she has one long memory.
Bette once said her motto is; "I hold a grudge." I think this pertains to more than the Oscar loss
|by Anonymous||reply 35||12/29/2012|
Quotes from Bette Midler?
|by Anonymous||reply 36||12/29/2012|
Is Binoche the one with the prosethetic foot?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||12/29/2012|
"He was the one sure shot win that year."
Uh, no. Everyone knew Hanks was going to get it as well for FORREST GUMP. Ditto Dianne Weist and Jessica Lange.
There wasn't a single surprise that year.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||12/29/2012|
what happened with Dianne Wiest? I don't think I've seen anything she's been in for years.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||12/29/2012|
You're a freak, R39. I was just asking for quotes where she bashed Sally because I was curious - wasn't doubting you. Jesus Christ, unclench, will you? Happy New Year to you, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||12/29/2012|
I think SNL made a sketch out of Mary Tyler Moore running out of the theater/auditorium after losing to Sissy, who won for Coal Miner's Daughter.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||12/29/2012|
Fernanda Montenegro was really bitter over losing to Gwyneth:
[quote] Fernanda Montenegro doesn't hate Gwyneth Paltrow because she's thin and beautiful. She just thinks that's why the 26-year-old whippersnapper whipped her in the Best Actress race. Referring to the Shakespeare in Love star as "this romantic figure, thin, pure, virginal," the 69-year-old Montenegro declared, "They don't have much of this type of actress in America." An Oscar for Paltrow, then, "is an investment," according to Montenegro.
And she was bitter about her movie losing to Life is Beautiful for Best Foreign Language film:
[quote] The actress groused, "It didn't deserve to win. I think even Benigni recognized this." "As a film it was weak...I thought it was just him that won, not the film itself."
|by Anonymous||reply 44||12/29/2012|
Bill Murray was the worst sore loser of all time:
[quote] According to British newspaper The Sun, Murray later shouted at organizers, "If I knew this was going to happen, I wouldn't have bothered coming."
|by Anonymous||reply 45||12/29/2012|
But even if Paltrow hadn't won, Montenegro didn't stand a chance, either. The race was between Paltrow and Blanchett. So one of those two would've won over Montenegro. What would she have said about Blanchett then?
|by Anonymous||reply 46||12/29/2012|
Bacall is not an acting legend. One nomination, and for a POS movie. She's remembered more for being Bogart's wife than any film acting. Binoche has done a lot of French cinema (being a French actress and all). Check out Code Unknown, Summer Hours and Certified Copy; three performances that wipe the floor with anything Bacall could come up with.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||12/29/2012|
Eddie Murphy actually LEFT the ceremony when he didn't win for Dream Girls. Asshole.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||12/29/2012|
Considering Julie Christie won the SAG Award, the Golden Globe and a host of critics' awards, I hardly think she was dreaming to think she'd beat Cotillard, R49.
And it's not as if Christie didn't also give a terrific performance. It wouldn't have been a lifetime achievement prize for mediocre work like when Bacall was expected to win.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||12/29/2012|
Being a good loser is overrated. I kind of enjoy people who congratulate the winner but don't pretend to be thrilled they lost.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||12/29/2012|
Anonymous, why are you pissed off with my opinion?
|by Anonymous||reply 54||12/29/2012|
Well, now that you mention it, R35 - the lyric you're quoting under "Author" should be "...in the spring...becomes the rose." Not "...there was no rose," which frankly doesn't make any sense.
Hate to tell you but I guess people have been laughing at your karaoke for years.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||12/29/2012|
R55! You're the only one on this thread who completely missed the joke.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||12/29/2012|
[quote]Anyone who thought they'd beat Marion Cotillard for her interpretation of Edith Piaf was dreaming. Marion is the Daniel Day Lewis of women actors. Yes, Meryl, she is.
I haven't seen "Rust and bone" yet, but in her English speaking parts Marion has been pretty underwhelming.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||12/29/2012|
Landau was definitely the favourite, he won every precursor that year. He didn't just give a great performance but he was playing one of Hollywood's own, Bela Lugosi, and made him poignant and dignified.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||12/29/2012|
Bette Midler sucked in The Rose. Nobody bought her as Janis Joplin. She was terrible.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||12/29/2012|
I just like seeing Sally Field rub Gidget and Sister Bertrille in all their noses.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||12/29/2012|
I still can't believe Cotillard won. It was such a shrill performance and the film was terrible. Terrible screenplay, couldn't sit through 35 minutes of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||12/29/2012|
Thanks, OP. Lots of fun.
And Jackson at least could have taken some consolation in Landau's despairing, pathetic shout of "NOOOOOOO!!!!!!" when they cut him off in mid-glory. I'll bet Barbara Bain snickered over it.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||12/29/2012|
In the distance there is disharmony?
|by Anonymous||reply 63||12/29/2012|
"Lauren Bacall is a legend and eventually got her oscar. What has Juliette done of note since that win?"
L. Bacall's Oscar wasn't competitive, and it wasn't even handed to her during the telecast. What a moment of glory!
And Binoche... seriously? She received a nomination for Best Acress just five years later (for the hit movie 'Chocolat'), and has starred in important auteur films such as 'Cache', 'Certified Copy' (for which she won the acting prize in Cannes), and many others.
She's an international superstar, and, unlike Bacall, a real ACTRESS.
The question is, what has Bacall done of note since 1996? Not much.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||12/29/2012|
[quote]The question is, what has Bacall done of note since 1996?
Burped and farted.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||12/29/2012|
I was surprised Eddie Murphy didn't win for Dream Girls. I thought he did a fantastic job in it, much as I dislike him.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||12/29/2012|
R64, since her Oscar loss, Bacall has actually been in some interesting arthouse projects (Birth, Dogville, The Walker). I can't quite claim any of them are particularly good, but these aren't exactly the lazy paycheck projects that would be inside her comfort zone.
Her IMDb page also lists several voice roles in animated films, usually as a witch. That, however, is completely within Bacall's comfort zone.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||12/29/2012|
For both Eddie Murphy and Lauren Bacall this would be their only chance at ever winning an Oscar.
Maybe that means something, but I am not sure.
Lauren Bacall should have received her honorary Oscar on camera, as all others of her stature did, have ? grammar police.....help.
Jennifer Hudson should have not received anything but a gift bag, but that is not the topic here.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||12/29/2012|
Bacall didn't have to do shit. She was and is a star and legend. Being nominated and losing didn't change that fact.
"International Star" (LOL - a title resorted to when they can't get arrested in America) Binoche hasn't done anything of major note since ENGLISH PATIENT. No one remembers CHOCOLAT.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||12/29/2012|
Robin Williams is naturally funny, those comments to Weinstein and Ben Asscrack and Matt Damon were too funny!
|by Anonymous||reply 71||12/29/2012|
Besides the disapointed faces it's nice to see the also rans show great pleasure when someone else wins. Blanchett and Streep and Deep are great sports.
Burt Reynolds, Sam Jackson and Bill Murray are assholes inside and out. I'm glad they lost.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||12/29/2012|
LOL! since when is Lauren Bacall a legend? What is she a legend for exactly besides being Bogie's wife?
If it hasn't been pointed out already, the guy sitting next to Lauren at the Oscars is her son. He always has a sour look about him - just genetics.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||12/29/2012|
I wasn't all that impressed with Cotillard as Piaf either. Too shrieky. More hype than was justified.
I always thought Bill Murray was hamming it up about losing. He was funny and it was an entirely endearing shtick for such a pompous occasion.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||12/29/2012|
I'm thrilled that Juliette Binoche won for The English Patient, but I can also acknowledge that Lauren Bacall is a film legend for her work in the 40's and 50's, including To Have And Have Not, The Big Sleep, Key Largo, Young Man with a Horn, How to Marry a Millionaire, and Designing Woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||12/29/2012|
These are very superficial and completely unscientific ways of viewing people.
Not everyone has a natural smiley countenance. What people call in youth as a sexy look can maybe be later read as a "bitch" face.
I have never really understood that phrase before, but I understand a sour countenance.
I am sexy mean looking unless I am laughing or very happy with whom I am speaking with. I am not a bitch, nor sour. Part "genetics", part reserve. Much more illuminating to see extreme differences in facial expressions on a turn of a dime or a phrase or a loss.
Your projections are pretty reductive and there is nothing less attractive than a grinning idiot, IMO.
What is wrong with distinction and even haughtiness in a face. Nothing. I like loveliness and an open countenance too but not everyone's features operate that way. We can't all be waiters.
There are of course bitches and bitchy expressions, but leave it at that.
Genetics was your point, but I think you were not really speaking of that or I would not take up the point.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||12/29/2012|
Okay, can someone please insert a clever comment containing the words Highpoint and flavah? I know one of you bitches has it in you.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||12/29/2012|
Good lord, R76, what are you on about?
Lauren's son with Bogey has a sour looking face naturally. That's the extent of my remark. It has nothing to do with what he was thinking though he may have been naturally disappointed his mother lost. Google him Stephen Humphrey Bogart - even when he's smiling he looks like a sour puss, even as a baby - poor thing with his genes LOL!
He may be the sweetest person alive but we are stuck with our faces.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||12/29/2012|
"Bacall is not an acting legend. One nomination, and for a POS movie. She's remembered more for being Bogart's wife than any film acting. Binoche has done a lot of French cinema (being a French actress and all). Check out Code Unknown, Summer Hours and Certified Copy; three performances that wipe the floor with anything Bacall could come up with."
You are an absolute fucking idiot. Bacall IS an acting legend, you're just too stupid to comprehend that. And who the hell has ever heard of or seen the "three performances" that you're blathering about? And they "wipe up the floor with anything Bacall could come up with?" You obviously don't know one single fucking thing about Lauren Bacall. You're just a dumbass Juliette Binoche fangurl who doesn't know what the hell you're talking about. So why don't you just shut the fuck up?
|by Anonymous||reply 79||12/29/2012|
"And Binoche... seriously? She received a nomination for Best Acress just five years later (for the hit movie 'Chocolat'), and has starred in important auteur films such as 'Cache', 'Certified Copy' (for which she won the acting prize in Cannes), and many others.
She's an international superstar, and, unlike Bacall, a real ACTRESS "
Give it a rest, retarded Juliette Binoche fangurl. You've made a fool of yourself several times over. Now please fuck off.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||12/29/2012|
Bacall lost because she has a reputation for being a mean-spirited, poor-mouthing bitch. Period.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||12/29/2012|
Bacall was superb in Birth - a complex, highly underrated film. Her best scene was cut - it's in one of the DVD versions.
Binoche made the "important" The English Patient watchable.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||12/29/2012|
Looks like Lauren's found Datalounge. Sweetie, no matter what movie you appeared in, there was always someone better in it, and better remembered for it.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||12/29/2012|
I have to give credit to Lauren Bacall for advertising for Bissel's chocolates. A holiday hasn't passed that one of my loved ones is gifted with their candy, and it's all due to Ms. Bacall.
I also sought out the collection of Burger King's winter tulip tumblers because of Ms. Bacall's pedigree.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||12/29/2012|
"The question is, what has Bacall done of note since 1996? Not much."
She's had a long and successful career and is considered an iconic star, so I guess she doesn't feel the need to make a movie every year. And by the way dickweed, here are some of the honors that have been bestowed on her:
1970 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical – Applause
1972 Sarah Siddons Award
1980 National Book Award in the one-year category Autobiography
1981 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical – Woman of the Year
1984 Sarah Siddons Award
1990 George Eastman Award (given by George Eastman House)
1992 Premio Donostia [Honorary Award]
1993 Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award
1997 Berlin International Film Festival - Berlinale Camera
1997 Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role – The Mirror Has Two Faces
1997 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role – The Mirror Has Two Faces
1997 Kennedy Center Honors
1999 was ranked #20 of the 25 actresses on the AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars list by the American Film Institute
2000 Stockholm Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award
2007 Norwegian International Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award
2008 Bette Davis Medal of Honor (from the Bette Davis Foundation)
2009 Academy Honorary Award
|by Anonymous||reply 86||12/29/2012|
Why isn't Lizabeth Scott on tv selling coffee?
|by Anonymous||reply 87||12/29/2012|
[quote] Bacall IS an acting legend
LOL! No, dear she is not. She isn't even considered a very good actor. That list of awards is a joke. Did you even read some of that tripe?
She is more a personality than an actor.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||12/29/2012|
Mary Tyler Moore would have given good bitch face when Sissy Spacek won, but she had practiced her Mary Richards smile for so long that she didn't know there could be another emotion.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||12/29/2012|
Holy shit, I think the unhinged Lauren Bacall Troll is my new favorite. What a fucking piece of work!
And leave it to the rotting eldergays of DL to try to pretend Martin Landau wasn't 100 percent a sentimental win.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||12/29/2012|
[quote]And leave it to the rotting eldergays of DL to try to pretend Martin Landau wasn't 100 percent a sentimental win.
Bacall winning would have been 100 percent sentimental. Landau gave hands down the best performance. The fact that he was somewhat overdue at the time just made his win more of a sure thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||12/29/2012|
Binoche IS a lovely person AND Actress...
|by Anonymous||reply 93||12/29/2012|
Honestly, Lauren is a national treasure for showing us the class and elegance that is Arby's!
|by Anonymous||reply 95||12/29/2012|
This entire thread is a nothingburger. None of these reactions is worth noting.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||12/29/2012|
Seems like there's a Binoche troll too.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||12/29/2012|
[quote] This entire thread is a nothingburger.
Funny, "nothingburger" is exactly what your last trick said when you disrobed.....
|by Anonymous||reply 98||12/29/2012|
But r79 is correct though. There is a huge fangurl running around for Mrs. B.
Its as annoying as M.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||12/30/2012|
That was for r83
|by Anonymous||reply 100||12/30/2012|
Lauren Becall is a great actress, and had classy looks. A shame she lost the Oscar.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||12/30/2012|
Jodie Foster's expression was priceless when she lost Best Actress for her role in Nell. Paul McCartney was nominated in Best Song for Live And Let Die. McCartney jumped out of his seat when the winner was announced but soon sat down again when he realized the winner was Isaac Hayes for the theme from Shaft.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||12/30/2012|
[quote]Landau gave hands down the best performance. The fact that he was somewhat overdue at the time just made his win more of a sure thing.
Exactly. He was the favorite for months because his performance was so universally acclaimed. Samuel L. Jackson never had a chance. Plus, he was lead anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||12/30/2012|
Here's the link of Jodie Foster losing for Nell. I am not a Foster fan but I don't see any unusual expression on her face. Holy shit. Sarandon was nominated for The Client? That must have been one shitty year for lead actress roles.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||12/30/2012|
R102, not that it matters much but McCartney lost the Oscar to Marvin Hamlisch for The Way We Were.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||12/30/2012|
Wow, Samuel L. Jackson couldn't have been more unprofessional and whiney in that clip! Definitely a sore loser.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||12/30/2012|
Sissy spacek does look good in that clip!
|by Anonymous||reply 107||12/30/2012|
[quote]That must have been one shitty year for lead actress roles.
Nope, there were plenty of Oscar worthy best actress roles in 1994 that were completely ignored.
Linda Fiorentino in The Last Seduction
Crissy Rock in Ladybird, Ladybird
Toni Collette in Muriel's Wedding
Rena Owen in Once Were Warriors
Irene Jacob in Three Colors: Red
Gong Li in To Live
|by Anonymous||reply 108||12/30/2012|
He knew he would probably never get back there again. As for Midler, her Oscar quips are her usual well executed comic takes: "For years I have waited for you to call and say you made a mistake... But do I hold a grudge, no. My mind retains nothing" or whatever. and she said all that on the Oscars itself.
By the way, Sally Kirkland actually had a chance even in that ultra-competitive year -- because she was great in the film AND playing an actress whom every other actor could relate to. Seems weird now that she went nowhere but she wasn't deluded thinking she had a shot. (Holly Hunter is the one who says they were scraping the bottom of the barrel nominating her that year, ha).
Glenn Close probably deserved it over all of them, though. Film history.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||12/30/2012|
People forget Spacek was considered a beauty once. But she grew matronly fast. Too many farm wives!
|by Anonymous||reply 110||12/30/2012|
[quote]Glenn Close probably deserved it over all of them, though. Film history.
Glenn was robbed during the year she was up for Fatal Attraction. No way should Cher have won for that corny, cheesy Moonstruck.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||12/30/2012|
[quote]Linda Fiorentino in The Last Seduction
[italic]The Last Seduction[/italic] didn't qualify under Academy rules. I think it was aired on television before its theater run.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||12/30/2012|
Didn't Kirkland take the Drama Globe that year? She was hardly deluded thinking she might win.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||12/30/2012|
And she went to seeming miscast on the surface to wiping out the idea of anyone else in the role. She's overdue a few Oscars really (especially here and "Dangerous Liasons").
|by Anonymous||reply 114||12/30/2012|
It's odd that I was looking at this stuff last night online. One thing YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS if you want to laugh, laugh, laugh, is Sly Stallone's lose in Rocky 1.
In it he goofs around, laughs, is smug, laughs again and when he finds out he lost, his face just goes absolutely blank and suddenly he has doll eyes and has blanched white. He thought he was a shoo-in. If I knew how to post a youtube here I'd do it, but I keep getting an error message.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||12/30/2012|
I saw Sally Kirkland's name in a teeney weeney walk-on role tonight when I saw the credits for The Way We Were roll. It must have been early in her career
|by Anonymous||reply 116||12/30/2012|
[quote]Paul McCartney was nominated in Best Song for Live And Let Die. McCartney jumped out of his seat when the winner was announced but soon sat down again when he realized the winner was Isaac Hayes for the theme from Shaft.
Not the same year at all.
"Live and Let Die", 1973
|by Anonymous||reply 117||12/30/2012|
Nothing in r102's post is correct r117. False memory or something but r102 ain't right.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||12/30/2012|
Turn in your gay card! Winner of Best Song in 1973 was The Way We Were!
|by Anonymous||reply 119||12/30/2012|
Midler wasn't playing Joplin!!! Arrrgh, hate when people say she wasn't convincing as Joplin - clearly they haven't watched the film.
She was a powerhouse in The Rose. Her jibes at Sally Field are good natured - in her awful sitcom there was a running joke about Sally Field being offered things before Bette/being present at something. They should have got her on the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||12/30/2012|
[quote]Eddie Murphy actually LEFT the ceremony when he didn't win for Dream Girls. Asshole.
Do you KNOW how boring it is to sit in the audience at an awards ceremony? Then imagine doing that as a publicly-declared loser, feeling like shit with the possibility you might have your loser face flashed around the world for more public humiliation (yes, they all pretend to be happy for the winner but really...!)
They have perfectly good seat-fillers to take your place.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||12/30/2012|
Sissy Spacek was never considered a beauty in the Hollywood way and is not matronly even now. A good looking woman, very.
Bette Midler did bemoan humorously about losing the Oscar but protested too much and too long, going on about the loss for the Rose (she never should have won) on so many talk show appearances for the next 30 years. Bette is always funny in her delivery if not in intent.
Glenn Close in Dangerous Liasons is one of the most incredible performances ever on film and I don't even know who was in the running but she should have won. She has many Meryl-like lifeless performances to her credit as well, but DL is better than anything Streep has ever done.
Jody Foster deserved her Oscar for Silence of the Lambs and it is tiresome to hear people say otherwise. All these old bitch queens who love Bette Davis out here and Jodie was close in that film with the Demme direction to Davis under Wyler.
Sissy Spacek is just great and special and when nominated for Crimes of the Heart, folks thought she was cute. She is so not a showy looking actress but look closer, she is both good and great. Her playing Babe is something to enjoy. I could watch her everyday.
Jessica Lange is the one who spent too many frustrated years on the farm.
Sally Kirkland was just too warn out which is sometimes different than playing warn out.
Michelle Pfeifer is one of the most underrated and unappreciated actresses of the last 30 years. Her performance in yes, What Lies Beneath is as good as anything in an Ingmar Bergman film. Yeah and she should have won supporting in Dangerous Liaisons too.
Oh, I like Bette better than most of the guys out here, but why would she keep up the same grudgy "good natured" joke for thirty years. Trust me, she is pissed and resentful about not winning the Oscar. Her performance is a mix of Jagger and Tina Turner and most especially Stevie Nicks, but it will forever be seen as a weak Joplin. We all know Bette's sing song and saddy talk "acting" voice by now, and she was lucky to be nominated before she was found out.
Next time, I will write about the dudes.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||12/30/2012|
Here is Stallone's stunned response to losing best actor.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||12/30/2012|
[quote]Glenn Close in Dangerous Liasons is one of the most incredible performances ever on film and I don't even know who was in the running but she should have won.
Glenn lost to Jodie Foster ("The Accused"). Also in the running that year were Meryl Streep ("A Cry in the Dark"), Sigourney Weaver ("Gorillas in the Mist") and Melanie Griffith ("Working Girl"). Thank Christ Glenn didn't lose to Griffith, b/c that would've been painful after losing the previous year to Cher.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||12/30/2012|
Midler must have been on drugs the entire awards season in 1979. Sally Field was always going to win the Oscar; Bette made up the numbers.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||12/30/2012|
r124 - That was an incredibly tough year. Any of them could have won, even the usually execrable Melanie Griffith.
The first time I saw "The Accused", my reaction was "Meh". It took the third time seeing it that I saw how remarkable Jodie was in the movie. It's not a showy performance, but it could have been. She's subtle, but heartbreaking.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||12/30/2012|
Thanks for the information. You only confirmed that Glenn should have won, but how in the hell did she not?
If you read my kinda long post, you know that I am a fan of Jodie Foster in Silence of the Lambs, but how did Glenn lose to her in The Accused ?
(no one should have to lose to Cher) r122
|by Anonymous||reply 127||12/30/2012|
Cher was wonderful in Moonstruck and deserved to win. As soon as she was announced, the entire audience leapt to their feet.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||12/30/2012|
Who doesn't like Cher as a personality and for once being the funkiest beauty around who sounded like Elvis. Cher is a cool fun and uniquely smart broad.
Plenty of undeserving Academy Award Winners, and she is one of them too.
I like her. But would never own a record of hers or a film, or see her in costume change concert.
She would be fun to hang with.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||12/30/2012|
[quote]Cher was wonderful in Moonstruck and deserved to win.
Please. That movie is so forgettable and stupid. I'd give Cher an Oscar for The Witches of Eastwick before I gave her one for Moonstruck (at least Eastwick was actually funny).
Glenn gave an amazing performance in Fatal Attraction, and she deserved to win. And I say this as a Cher fan.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||12/30/2012|
I like Binoche and all especially in Blue but she is considered 'the Julia Roberts of France'....so its kind of hilarious to see her overpraised as a thespian when her reputation is more of a crossover 'sellout' with a nice face in Europe. I didn't see or remember the Bacall movie so I have no opinion on who deserved to win. Both sides are a bit silly.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||12/30/2012|
Cissy Spacek was cute cute cute!
|by Anonymous||reply 133||12/30/2012|
Judy Davis looks cute cool and fun.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||12/30/2012|
I never liked Moonstruck either, but I will defend Cher as an actress. She's a lot better at acting than singing. It's her personality that's kept her career afloat. If she hadn't been a 70s tv icon, she would've ended up broke long ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||12/30/2012|
R120, from the wiki page for The Rose:
"...the story of a self-destructive 1960s rock star who struggles to cope with the constant pressures of her career..."
Okay. So if she wasn't playing Janis Joplin then, erm, why wasn't a Joplin character featured to authenticate the period? And wouldn't her character, Rose, have seemed just silly competing with Janis Joplin? So who was she?
The wiki page goes on to say (of course):
"The story is loosely based on the life of singer Janis Joplin. Originally titled Pearl, after Joplin's nickname, and the title of her last album, it was fictionalized after her family declined to allow the producers the rights to her story. It was written by Bill Kerby, and Bo Goldman from a story by Bill Kerby..."
Bo Goldman. That script should've been A LOT better.
So yes, anyway, some of us did watch the film. It was shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||12/30/2012|
R132 is, of course, being ridiculous.
Also, if you're Italian-American, Moonstruck has a sort of built in appeal. And, even with that, it's still about 100x better than My Big Fat Greek Wedding. I mean, suck it haterz, Moonstruck is a decent film.
The thing about Cher's win is that she'd been around long enough to know a lot of the Academy members, her support came from the generational top on down. Which is only to say, that's why her win - which seemed very well deserved at the time - dated so quickly. And her interest waned. Plus, she did a ton of publicity that year, Moonstruck was one of three films she released that year plus she had a hit record out - it was a BIG year for her. AND she had her little "narrative" with the Academy that she'd been spinning for a few years.
Even without that, Moonstruck still holds up. It's hilarious.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||12/30/2012|
Meryl has given several lifeless and downright shitty performances. Anyone who thinks PLENTY is a work of art is a total moron.
Your argument is null and void after posting such a stupid statement.
Now you can fuck off too, loon.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||12/30/2012|
Eat my shit Streep Troll!
|by Anonymous||reply 143||12/30/2012|
PLENTY aka The Hunt for the 3rd Oscar Continues...
|by Anonymous||reply 146||12/30/2012|
Meryl is THRILLED when they call out Cher's name. She's very loyal to her friends.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||12/30/2012|
Streep Troll, my friends in France say the opposite -- they're constantly making fun of Binoche.
Are you in France or a different country?
|by Anonymous||reply 149||12/30/2012|
[quote]I mean, suck it haterz, Moonstruck is a decent film.
"suck it haterz"???
|by Anonymous||reply 152||12/30/2012|
Streep Troll, don't forget Binoche also did Dan in Real Life.
No need to be bitchy. And, please, I beg of you, stop saying that your opinion is fact. Because it's not.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||12/30/2012|
Her performance in PLENTY, to name one of a few, is the very definition of mannered and artificial.
Katherine Hepburn said it best about Meryl's tendency to be too inauthentic.
When you make an actual point, other than posting just to read what you wrote, let us know. Till then, don't bother replying.
R143 he already eats Meryl's shit. I don't see why it would be a problem,
|by Anonymous||reply 154||12/30/2012|
OMG - can we please shut the fuck up about Juliette "Nobody Has Heard Of This Fucking Hag" Binoche?
|by Anonymous||reply 155||12/30/2012|
[quote] Katherine Hepburn said it best about Meryl's tendency to be too inauthentic.
That's sort of like hearing advice about safe driving from Evel Knievel.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||12/30/2012|
I remember the year Binoche won she walked the red carpet before the show(her outfit was not well received) Cunt Joan Rivers asked her to turn around while pretending to like her dress (Rivers later thrashed her on her show). Juliet hestitated but did it anyway and said 'I'm not a model'. She was utterly charming...
|by Anonymous||reply 160||12/30/2012|
Binoche has starred in several other "commercial" films that were all flops.
Dan In Real Life
|by Anonymous||reply 161||12/30/2012|
Dear dear R155 you don't know how stupid you are ,do you?
|by Anonymous||reply 163||12/30/2012|
Like always you are right Streep Troll, I was talking about the time Binoche wore something leather that made her look like a domatrix..
|by Anonymous||reply 165||12/30/2012|
Streep Troll, r153 here; don't confuse me with the one who compared her to Roberts, please!
I was just reporting that my (many) French friends like to mock Juliette and they tell me it's pretty common to mock her. So, to say that she's universally respected isn't quite true.
Having said that, j'adore La Binoche. She mops the floor with Roberts and Bacall.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||12/30/2012|
Bee Season and Cosmopolis are just as "commercial" as Chocolat. Only difference is they didn't make any money but Chocolat did.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||12/30/2012|
I’m as big a Streep AND Binoche fan as the next guy, and almost as devoted as you, the Streep troll, but dear, have you ever seen Jet Lag, the one Binoche made with Jean Reno? A very commercial, middle brow attempt at making a romantic comedy which could have been a perfect Julia Roberts’ vehicle. Just saying.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||12/30/2012|
Is Elles any good?
|by Anonymous||reply 169||12/30/2012|
(R)162 that dress was epic. Joan rivers must have taken leave of her senses. ( looked like Vivienne Westwood?) She looked gorgeous. Rednecks wouldn't get it.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||12/30/2012|
M Streep, Quelle Salope! Cernes et yeux gonflés!
|by Anonymous||reply 171||12/30/2012|
RE: Glenn. Is it better to have won and be forgotten (Mira Sorvino) or to be the person everyone agrees should have won an Oscar? It seems like it keeps her in the public mind more than a win 35 years ago would have.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||12/30/2012|
Oh, and Streep Troll, I know you're a troll, but must you be so obnoxiously good at it?
|by Anonymous||reply 174||12/30/2012|
R173, not "everyone" thinks that the mannered, desperate, rather tasteless acting of Glenn Close ever deserved an Oscar. Not even for apparently convincing a majority of the audience she is not the model for the George Washington image on a two-bits coin.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||12/30/2012|
If I could disguise my disappointment at a travesty of voting oddities, these hacks should have.
When you're snubbed for the best performance in a film ever given by an actress, and the votes are cancelled across two other very good performances to accomplish - one of them great - you roll with it.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||12/30/2012|
[quote]Is Elles any good?
No, but Binoche is good.
The Streep Troll is the most ignorant piece of shit posting on DL.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||12/30/2012|
You ruined way too many threads on DL, you stupid cunt, for anyone to find you charming.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||12/30/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 182||12/30/2012|
To think that some people's lives revolve around obtaining a gold painted statue...
|by Anonymous||reply 184||12/30/2012|
There is no reason to be pissed at the Streep troll. It's delusions are clearly that. The idiocy it spouts is nothing more than amusing, if not redundant.
It's just a deranged fangirl clearly bitter over the fact that THE GREATEST has the same credentials as half the other actresses in her age range. Nothing more, nothing less.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||12/30/2012|
"in love with redundancy."
And we can clearly tell.
It's great that your adoration of Streep knows no limits. But at the end of the day your delusions are clearly that. But ignorance is bliss, so continue being blissful.
No hate. In fact, your posts on Streep and Binoche are amusing in their basic fangirl logic. This place can always use a good laugh.
I do miss the days when we had real trolls who knew what they were talking about, though.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||12/30/2012|
Utter bullshit. Not only because many of the "losing" nominees don't appear bitter at all but because by including Julie Christie's reaction when Marion Cotillard won - which far from being bitter seemed downright delighted - it just goes to show how offbase this compendium is.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||12/30/2012|
Heath Ledger was furious that he lost the Oscar for Brokeback Mountain. He played the good sport during the ceremony when they didn't call out his name, but he refused to speak to waiting media after the ceremony and he couldn't muster so much as a fake smile for reporters calling out his name.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||12/30/2012|
[quote] It's great that your adoration of Streep knows no limits. But at the end of the day your delusions are clearly that. But ignorance is bliss, so continue being blissful.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||12/30/2012|
[quote]Do you KNOW how boring it is to sit in the audience at an awards ceremony? Then imagine doing that as a publicly-declared loser, feeling like shit with the possibility you might have your loser face flashed around the world for more public humiliation (yes, they all pretend to be happy for the winner but really...!)
There are 16 acting nominees every year who walk away empty handed. All, bar Murphy, manage to show the good grace and class to remain in their seats while other categories are called. Everyone, except Eddie Murphy. I can't believe anyone is defending the classless, offensive and downright rude behavior of this piece of trash.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||12/30/2012|
r190, nerviosity, yes, but nerviosity is not the same as bitterness. And Christie is well known for not loving the Hollywood spotlight. She also may have been surprised, but that has nothing to do with bitterness either. The awards season may well have worked Christie's nerves.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||12/30/2012|
Not to mention that her smile and cheer show she was in fact delighted for Cotillard. Of course Christie is one of our greatest actresses so she could have been manufacturing her happiness. But I doubt very much she would have cared to put on a ruse of delight if she didn't really feel it. Christie doesn't have a pretentious bone in her body.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||12/30/2012|
[quote] Christie's reaction clearly reflects nervosity on her part. Nervosity, irritation and surprise (at having lost).
So you actually know Julie Christie and know what is her head, Meryl loon? Once again, the Meryl loon is full of shit.
[quote]nerviosity, yes, but nerviosity is not the same as bitterness. And Christie is well known for not loving the Hollywood spotlight. She also may have been surprised, but that has nothing to do with bitterness either. The awards season may well have worked Christie's nerves.
I totally agree. Christie did not do much in the way of campaigning. She seemed grateful to be there but in no way bitter.
[quote]I've got my supporters here on DL,
No you don't.
[quote]I'm in Switzerland.
No you aren't.
Another thread ruined by the Meryl loon, I think it's time to ban it at this point. Most of what it writes is superficial garbage.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||12/30/2012|
The Meryl loon keeps crawling further and further up its own asshole. Julie Christie works when she wants to, takes smaller roles that interest her or parts where she can work with friends (most recently Redford).
[quote]I don't call that 'being pretentious', though. She is British, after all, and manners mean everything to them.
You have never been to England have you Meryl loon?
|by Anonymous||reply 197||12/30/2012|
I hate the faux humble act that Juliette Binoche put on when she walked up to accept her award; pretending she expected Bacall to win. How embarrassing for Lauren Bacall. What a clod that Binoche is.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||12/30/2012|
[quote]Katherine Hepburn said it best about Meryl's tendency to be too inauthentic.
Coming from someone played a variation on the same role for 35 years.
The next person who uses the word "mannered" to describe an actor or actress should be permanently banned from DL.
BTW, I love the Streep Troll.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||12/30/2012|
It does not speak for me. And it debases the name it applies to itself. But I am not litigious.
And I always send all the other actresses fruit baskets when I win an Oscar. I have a volume discount. But no one ever sent me one, after 14 losses between and before the wins. Cher sent me something, but since it is not legal in most states, I shall not describe it. It was appreciated.
And, for the record, they ALL are pretty. Well, Betty Bacall WAS pretty. And they ALL - me included - were disappointed to lose. And in a world where I share the pinnacle of Oscar success with Walter Brennan's three awards, it really is pointless to yammer about worthiness. We're worthy because we win. We're worthy because we're nominated. And we're worthy because we're not nominated. It's an industry of fucking worthiness.
But if anyone can quiet this pointless exchange, I would appreciate it. Really, people in group homes should have their internet use supervised.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||12/30/2012|
Binoche's surprise at winning was genuine. Bacall was the raging favourite.
|by Anonymous||reply 204||12/30/2012|
Oh please, r201, it was completely graceless on her part to call out Bacall like that. And Bacall did not look pleased, rightfully so.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||12/30/2012|
And won four oscars for it R200.
Some advice to the posters here. If you want to critique Hepburn, stop resorting to the tired and redundant. It sounds boring, and you most likely are too.
Anything else you want to add? Perhaps something intelligent?
I didn't think so.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||12/30/2012|
[quote] I do know I have my supporters on DL.
fewer each time you post
|by Anonymous||reply 207||12/30/2012|
Can we please refocus on the actual subject matter of the thread, and not let it collapse completely to feed the insatiable need for attention of the Meryl Streep loon?
There are more women who have won the Oscar besides Streep, Hepburn, Roberts and Binoche. For fuck's sake, can we please talk about ALL of them, or ANY of them?
|by Anonymous||reply 208||12/30/2012|
[quote] And won four oscars for it
So what? Hilary Swank and Tom Hanks each have 2 Oscars. It means nothing.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||12/30/2012|
[quote]If you want to critique Hepburn, stop resorting to the tired and redundant. It sounds boring, and you most likely are too.
r206 - Then stop bringing up that tired and redundant old story about KH saying is inauthentic, click, click, click, etc. Now that is boring and wrong. You people quote it like it's gospel truth.
I love KH but she had a very limited range. She was great at what she did, but not very versatile.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||12/30/2012|
There's a reason Dorothy Parker described Katherine Hepburn as running the gamut from A to B.
Which reminds me, the magnificent Alexandra Billings does a mean Hepburn.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||12/30/2012|
Agree with the poster that said it would be nice if the Meryl troll (TM) and Binoche troll would GIVE IT A FUCKING REST.
I seem to remember, when Jodie Foster lost supporting actress for Taxi Driver, and Beatrice Straight (RIP) won for, like, 9 minutes in Network, Jodie's reaction was laughter. Not snotty laughter, but rather, WFT? laughter.
IF I remember correctly. (Long time ago - '79?)
|by Anonymous||reply 213||12/30/2012|
Interesting how a determined thread killer can infest a thread until no tactic is sufficient to remove it. We wonder at insanity, but can only step around the crazy.
BUT here's a little something.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||12/30/2012|
I don't see Jodie laughing. The others -- Jane Alexander, Lee Grant and Piper Laurie -- seem thrilled by Beatrice's win:
|by Anonymous||reply 217||12/30/2012|
It's a shame we can't have actual discussions on any sort of Oscar-related thread anymore.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||12/30/2012|
Now, check out Rosie Perez and Winona Ryder when Gene Hackman (who prefaces with an appropriate comment) announces Anna Paquin's name:
|by Anonymous||reply 219||12/30/2012|
R217, how do you link to YouTube and pause at the certain point in the clip?
|by Anonymous||reply 220||12/30/2012|
[quote]It's a shame we can't have actual discussions on any sort of Oscar-related thread anymore.
The Streep troll is more than a little tiresome.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||12/30/2012|
r220, below the video is the word "Share"; when you click on that, you get a box with the link as well as an option to link it at a specific time in the video; select the time you want and check the option box.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||12/30/2012|
You wanna see pissed? While Lorraine Bracco appears mildly upset, Diane Ladd is practically shooting daggers at Denzel Washington when he announces Whoopi Goldberg is the winner:
|by Anonymous||reply 223||12/30/2012|
Thank you, R222!
|by Anonymous||reply 224||12/30/2012|
But what about Juliette Binoche's FLAVAH!?
|by Anonymous||reply 225||12/30/2012|
Things were going along nicely until r121's post claiming Streep's performances were "lifeless". That's just patently absurd and invites a response, usually invoking the Streep Troll.
What do you expect when you say stupid things?
|by Anonymous||reply 226||12/30/2012|
Oh, and then the Hepburn troll shows up and invokes the "click, click, click" meme and we're off and runnin'.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||12/30/2012|
There is nothing even slightly bitchy about Diane Ladd's reaction to Whoopi winning. I click on some of these links expecting bitchiness and get disappointed. Boo.
|by Anonymous||reply 228||12/31/2012|
If you say something negative about a black person doesn't make you racist...
|by Anonymous||reply 230||12/31/2012|
[quote]if you say something negative about a black person doesn't make you racist...
But making racist comments about that person does.
|by Anonymous||reply 231||12/31/2012|
This let's bitch about actresses thing shows those engaging in it to be sad little men.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||01/11/2013|