The roles that they really won it for...
Let's make a list of the really good acting turns that couldn't win for various reasons but gave the actor enough Actor cred to win later on for a lesser performance. Maybe the good part wasn't big enough, or the movie was too controversial, or it was just up against something too popular.
Tommy Lees Jones was awarded for The Fugitive but he really won because of his parts in JFK and Lonesome Dove (JFK was too controversial and LD was a tv movie.)
Christopher Waltz was awarded for DJango but he really won it for Unglorious Bastards.
Al Pacino was awarded for Scent of A Woman but really won if for Godfather I & II
|by Anonymous||reply 97||03/13/2013|
Why would the Academy reward Christoph Waltz a second time for INGLORIOUS BASTERDS?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||03/09/2013|
OP, see R1. What fucking stupid--and even worse, lazy--post. Deactivate your internet service for a few months and read some books on critical thinking and taking pride in all the things you do. Weak areas for you.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||03/09/2013|
Elizabeth Taylor won for a tracheotomy.
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Whoopi Goldberg for Ghost.
Was a consolation for Color Purple.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||03/09/2013|
Meryl Streep for the god-awful IRON LADY for several reasons: 1)always being reminded about having only one Best Actress Oscar despite the 16 nominations while Sally Field and Hilary Swank were 2-2, 2)not having won in 30 years and for some reason was overdue even though she already had two, and 3)for several performances in which she genuinely should've won in the '80s.
Such a shame she won for IRON LADY because it taints her legacy. Her two previous wins (for KRAMER VS. KRAMER and SOPHIE'S CHOICE) were well-deserved and inspired.
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Madonna for Swept Away but really won for Shanghai Surprise
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Nicole Kidman won for The Hours but was really being rewarded for her work the prior year in Moulin Rouge and The Others
(BTW She is spellbinding in The Others so odd that it is her best work ever and she wasn't even nominated for it)
|by Anonymous||reply 7||03/09/2013|
Renee Zellwegger won for COLD MOUNTAIN, but it was really a make-up for not winning the previous year for CHICAGO.
Same goes for Judi Dench winning for SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE because of not winning the year before for MRS. BROWN.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||03/09/2013|
I'll never believe Heath Ledger would've won supporting for the insanely overrated "The Dark Knight" had he won the Best Actor Oscar he truly deserved for "Brokeback Mountain."
|by Anonymous||reply 9||03/09/2013|
I don't think he even would've been nominated had he not died. That alone added to the mystique of it all.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||03/09/2013|
Liza Minnelli won for mother dying. Sympathy vote.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||03/09/2013|
Russel Crowe got reemed out of best actor for "The Insider" in 1999 by the above average Kevin Spacey for "American Beauty". Hence the win a year later for "Gladiator".
|by Anonymous||reply 13||03/09/2013|
If that were true r11 she would have won for The Sterile Cuckoo the year after her mother died not 3 years later for Cabaret.
and how dare you disparage Liza!!!!!!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 14||03/09/2013|
Denzel Washington won for Training Day when he really should have won for The Hurricane the year before.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||03/09/2013|
Jessica Lange's Supporting Actress Oscar for "Tootsie" was a consolation prize for losing Best Actress for "Frances", because nobody was beating Meryl ("Sophie's Choice") Streep that year.
They gave Henry Fonda the Oscar for "On Golden Pond" when it dawned on them that this was only his second Oscar nomination in his entire career.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||03/09/2013|
[quote] Such a shame she won for IRON LADY because it taints her legacy.
Don't be ridiculous. No it doesn't.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||03/09/2013|
Peter Finch won Best Actor for Network because he died.
Network was a brilliant film and Finch was great, but had he not died the Oscar would have gone to either Robert DeNiro for Taxi Driver, or (don't laugh) more likely to Sylvester Stallone for Rocky. At the time, no one knew that Stallone wasn't really acting the part, plus Rocky was an enormous hit, and Stallone wrote the screenplay as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||03/09/2013|
[quote]Liza Minnelli won for mother dying. Sympathy vote.
That's not accurate because her first Oscar-nominated role, THE STERILE CUCKOO, came out the same year Garland died (1969). Yet at the 1970 Academy Awards Minnelli went home empty-handed. CABARET was 3 years later.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||03/09/2013|
I agree that Russell Crowe should have won for the Insider. He was better than Spacey, IMO. Instead, he won for the insanely mediocre Gladiator.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||03/09/2013|
Re Crowe, are you all forgetting he should have won for "A Beautiful Mind" instead of Denzel for "Training Day"? If memory serves, it was felt that his bad behavior (can't remember what exactly - poems? speech??) at the BAFTAs might have done him in.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||03/09/2013|
R21, he roughed up one of the BAFTA producers who dared to cut short his acceptance speech, specifically some poem he was reciting.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||03/09/2013|
Bette Davis herself said her win for "Dangerous" was a consolation prize for not even being nominated the previous year for "Of Human Bondage." The snub was so egregious the Academy permitted write-in candidates for the first and only time.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||03/09/2013|
Julie Andrews won for Mary Poppins out of sympathy that she was not cast in My Fair Lady. She actually should have won for The Sound of Music.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||03/09/2013|
R23, the Academy didn't allow it. When it came time to vote, the voters in her favor simply wrote in her name and checked it off. That's why they outlawed write-ins after that. Also, it was reported that Davis came in 3rd after Claudette Colbert and Norma Shearer, which is why they hired Price Waterhouse the following year to tally the votes so that the outcome remained secret.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||03/09/2013|
"Christopher Waltz was awarded for DJango but he really won it for Unglorious Bastards."
I agree this is one of the most ignorant comments anyone has ever made on Datalounge.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||03/09/2013|
R25, But according to oscars.org, filmsite.org, and wikipedia, the Academy [italic]did[/italic] allow it in response to the public's furor over Davis' omission. Perhaps they're incorrect. Turns out, though, I was wrong about this being the first and only time. The following year (1936), cinematographer Hal Mohr won as a write-in for "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
|by Anonymous||reply 27||03/09/2013|
Kate Winslet's Oscar for "The Reader" was clearly a compensatory trophy for all the times that she had been nominated before and not won.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||03/09/2013|
Halle Berry was awarded for Monster's Ball, but really won for B.A.P.S.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||03/09/2013|
[quote]Network was a brilliant film and Finch was great, but had he not died the Oscar would have gone to either Robert DeNiro for Taxi Driver, or (don't laugh) more likely to Sylvester Stallone for Rocky. At the time, no one knew that Stallone wasn't really acting the part, plus Rocky was an enormous hit, and Stallone wrote the screenplay as well.
I don't know. Finch was highly acclaimed. DeNiro had just won two years before...maybe Stallone but I doubt it.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||03/09/2013|
Jamie Foxx awarded for Ray but he really won it for:
Will Smith in Muhammed Ali.. Denzel Washington in Hurricane.. Denzel Washington for Malcom X... Morgan Freeman for Shawshank Redemption.... Lawrence Fishburne for Ike and Tina Turner Story... Morgan Freeman Driving Miss Daisy.
A consolation award because the award shows are still VERY racist.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||03/09/2013|
Besides the 2 Godfathers, Al Pacino also won in that god awful performance in that even worse movie, Scent, for missing out for Dog Day Afternoon and arguably Panic in Needle Park
Part of Jennifer Connelly's win for A Beautful Mind was for missing out on a nom for Requiem for a Dream.
Just a reminder that Kate Winslet got a number of noms she didn't deserve - Titanic among them - though I will admit she missed one nom I thought she deserved.
The US is a suckah for those Brit accents.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||03/09/2013|
R2 is correct. This is one of the lamest posts I've seen on DL in 6 months. It is not clever, witty, informative...just plain old stupid and a waste of time. Get a life.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||03/09/2013|
r33=full of judgement, hateful, awful person
|by Anonymous||reply 34||03/09/2013|
OP, Christopher Waltz did win for Inglorious Bastards, in case you don't remember.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||03/09/2013|
Finch's role in Network was a supporting role anyway. William Holden was the lead in that film. And Stallone wss really good in Rocky; of course he turned out that was all he could do, but being his first major film role no one knew that. He made the character very believable.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||03/09/2013|
R36, the fact that that has already been clearly pointed out in the thread before you posted makes you almost as bad as the OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||03/09/2013|
The fact that R36 still gets the actor's name wrong, makes him every bit as stupid as the OP
|by Anonymous||reply 41||03/09/2013|
Martin Scorsese won for The Departed when he really won for Raging Bull, Goodfellas etc.
I know this is about actors but this is a really good example of OP's point.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||03/09/2013|
Cher winning for Moonstruck when she should have won for Mask
|by Anonymous||reply 43||03/09/2013|
Cher winning for Moonstruck when she should've won for Silkwood or Mask
|by Anonymous||reply 44||03/09/2013|
Not one of these performances deserved an Academy Award
George Burns The Sunshine Boys... Lifetime Achievement
Don Ameche Cocoon .... Lifetime Achievement
Alan Arkin Little Miss Sunshine...Lifetime Achievement
Christopher Plummer Beginners...Lifetime Achievement
Helen Hayes Airport...Lifetime Achievement
Ingrid Bergman Murder on the Orient Express...Lifetime Achievement
Maureen Stapleton Reds...Lifetime Achievement
Peggy Ashcroft A Passage to India...Lifetime Achievement
|by Anonymous||reply 45||03/09/2013|
Judi Dench's for Shakespeare in Love was really for Mrs Brown.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||03/09/2013|
Max von Sydow, for The Virgin Spring, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Shame, The Emigrants, The Silence, The Hour of the Wolf, Hawaii, The Seventh Seal, Snow Falling on Cedars, Pelle the Conqueror, Hannah and her Sisters, The Exorcist, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Magician, The New Land, The Passion of Anna, Winter Light
That's what they will say in 2015 when he wins for Zack and Miri Make a Gay Porno
|by Anonymous||reply 47||03/09/2013|
Shelley Winter was nominated for leading role in 1952 for A Place In The Sun and lost. It should have been for supporting role. Eight years later in 1960 she won supporting in Diary of Anne Frank.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||03/09/2013|
I would disagree only about Peggy Ashcroft, r45.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||03/09/2013|
Tom Hanks was awarded for Forrest Gump but he really won it for Philadelphia.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||03/09/2013|
Ben Affleck will be awarded ________ but he really will have won it for Argo.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||03/09/2013|
Hanks didn't deserve either Oscar
|by Anonymous||reply 52||03/09/2013|
[quote]That's not accurate because her first Oscar-nominated role, THE STERILE CUCKOO, came out the same year Garland died (1969). Yet at the 1970 Academy Awards Minnelli went home empty-handed. CABARET was 3 years later.
Interesting. So her mother aside, does anyone think her win for "Cabaret" was really just a consolation prize for having lost for "The Sterile Cuckoo"?
|by Anonymous||reply 53||03/09/2013|
[quote]Besides the 2 Godfathers, Al Pacino also won in that god awful performance in that even worse movie, Scent, for missing out for Dog Day Afternoon and arguably Panic in Needle Park.
Agreed. The award should have gone to Denzel that year.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||03/09/2013|
[quote]Jessica Lange's Supporting Actress Oscar for "Tootsie" was a consolation prize for losing Best Actress for "Frances", because nobody was beating Meryl ("Sophie's Choice") Streep that year.
Yes, and unfortunately for Sigourney Weaver, the same line of sympathy did not win her the BSA Oscar for "Working Girl," even though she was also nominated that year for Best Actress but lost in both categories.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||03/09/2013|
I strongly disagree with r45's contention that Christopher Plummer's Oscar for "Beginners" and Peggy Ashcroft's Oscar for "A Passage to India" were lifetime achievement awards. Those really were the best supporting performances for those years--both of those are fantastic performances.
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Maybe so r45, but Stapleton went on to win another Oscar... unfortunately, for the single most annoying performance ever recorded on film.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||03/09/2013|
I agree that Nicole Kidman should have been nominated and WON for The Outsiders--her greatest performance. That way, she wouldn't have won for The Hours, and the rightful winner, Julianne Moore, would have won for Far From Heaven.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||03/09/2013|
R45, What are you talking about? Stapleton's win for REDS was her last nomination and sole win.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||03/09/2013|
[quote]Yes, and unfortunately for Sigourney Weaver, the same line of sympathy did not win her the BSA Oscar for "Working Girl," even though she was also nominated that year for Best Actress but lost in both categories
Possibly because the Best Actress winner that year, Jodie Foster in "The Accused", wasn't quite a lock the way Meryl Streep in "Sophie's Choice" was. In fact there was a three-way tie at the Globes in the Drama category that year: Weaver, Foster and Shirley Maclaine (in "Mme Souzatska") were named joint winners. And Geena Davis, the BSA winner at the Oscars, was not even nominated for a Globe, nor were any of the other BSA nominees except Weaver.
Poor Sigourney! Of course DL fave Julianne Moore suffered a similar double shut-out when she lost for both "The Hours" and "Far From Heaven". So did Emma Thompson the year she was up for "In The Name Of The Father" and "The Remains Of The Day", but she at least had won the previous year.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||03/09/2013|
Nicole Kidman won for "The Hours" because she had gone through a very public/humiliating divorce with a formidable opponent. Everyone knows that Diane Lane deserved the Oscar that year for her performance in "Unfaithful."
Kate Winslet won for The Reader, but she really won it for Revolutionary Road.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||03/09/2013|
"Maybe so [R45], but Stapleton went on to win another Oscar... unfortunately, for the single most annoying performance ever recorded on film."
r57 is confusing Maureen Stapleton with Jack Palance.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||03/09/2013|
I most heartily disagree with those who claim Kate Winslet didn't deserve her Oscar for The Reader. She is pitch perfect in that movie. She doesn't play the part for sympathy as she could have. It is an astounding performance in many ways. Everyone THOUGHT she'd be nominated for Revolutionary Road that year, which was her Oscar bait movie, but the Academy wisely chose The Reader instead. It is a no-frills performance, bare and heartbreaking in many ways. By the end of the film you see just how vacant this woman's soul is. At the point when she realizes it herself, she commits suicide. Great movie, great performance.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||03/09/2013|
[quote] I agree that Nicole Kidman should have been nominated and WON for The Outsiders--her greatest performance.
Yes! Her interpretation of Ponyboy, the greaser who gets involved in a gang war, was an amazing thing to watch. And she had amazing chemistry on screen with Ralph Macchio.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||03/09/2013|
[quote]I would disagree only about Peggy Ashcroft
Yeah, but I was a movie theater manager and I played "A Passage To India" for two months. It was highly overpraised because everyone knew in Hollywood it would be 78 year old film legend David Lean's last picture. It's all but forgotten today. I had a huge thousand seat single screen palace and I played three of the best picture nominees and if I voted it would have been for Robert Benton's "Places In The Heart" for Best Picture and Lindsay Crouse.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||03/09/2013|
65 responses and no mention of James Stewart for "Philadelphia Story?" Next to Bette in "Dangerous", it's the most famous example, as he should have won for "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington."
|by Anonymous||reply 66||03/10/2013|
Actually, that really was Peggy Ashcroft's year. After a very long career on the English Stage, she appeared not only in "Passage to India" but in a very different role in the hit BBC series "Jewel in the Crown."
|by Anonymous||reply 67||03/10/2013|
Maureen Stapleton was a lock for her performance in "Reds" - and deservedly so. Just because a senior wins an award doesn't necessarily mean it's a Lifetime Achievement award.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||03/10/2013|
r64 made me laugh out loud.
I highly disagree "Passage to India" is all but forgotten today and that Peggy Ashcroft's performance was undeserving. There are some flaws in that movie, but not in her performance (or in Judy Davis's performance).
|by Anonymous||reply 69||03/10/2013|
[quote](Meryl's) two previous wins (for KRAMER VS. KRAMER and SOPHIE'S CHOICE) were well-deserved and inspired.
Was KRAMER for supporting or actress? I mean she was hardly *in* Kramer.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||03/10/2013|
Kramer was Supporting. Her Best Actress Oscars are for Sophie's Choice and The Iron Lady.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||03/10/2013|
R18 I finally watched Network years after buying the DVD and building it up as the ultimate classic and this is sacrilege but I can't tell you how disappointed I was in it. I LOVE Taxi Driver, but that was too dark for the Academy so I can see why they went for the crowd pleaser Rocky.
But while Network had a technically amazing script that made The Social Network look like Sesame Street, that was the problem I had with it. Nothing bothers me more than unrealistic dialogue in TV and films, nobody talks like that!
I won't carp that Queen Faye didn't deserve an Oscar somewhere down the line, but she wasn't as good as either Sissy in Carrie or especially Liv Ullmann who was the favourite. Although Faye delievered all those difficult flowery monologues brilliantly maybe she was also being rewarded for past work, she was always placed in the toughest years.
Beatrice Straight was definitely one of the least deserving winners ever, beating Piper Laurie?! Ned Beatty should have won instead of her. But I couldn't disagree more about Peter Finch or even Ledger's posthumous wins. Finch was electrifying and one of the best actor performances I've ever seen, he alone made that film iconic with the "I'm mad as hell" bit.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||03/10/2013|
But Lange did beat Streep in 1982:
She was nominated TWICE, which Meryl wasn't (and never has been) and she still took home an Oscar, lol.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||03/10/2013|
[quote] Liv Ullmann who was the favourite
really? Faye had just lost for Chinatown so I thought she was the favorite. (and this was pre-VHS so I doubt anyone really saw Ullman's Swedish films)
|by Anonymous||reply 76||03/10/2013|
I read it somewhere and was also surprised, since Liv won NBR or something.
Interestingly, Face to Face was originally a TV show, condensed to a film. The opposite of what happened to Scenes From a Marriage which the Academy disqualified since it premiered on TV.
Liv is astonishing in Face to Face, another reason I've heard she didn't get it is since Gena Rowlands already offered the definitive portrayal of psychosis just the year before with her legendary turn in A Woman Under the Influence but Liv was pretty much up there with her.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||03/10/2013|
I liked Nicole Kidman in The Hours but agree she was being awarded for past work and sympathy after her divorce from GMD. She has consistently put out flops for 10 years, including her latest bomb, Stoker.
Streep is great in The Iron Lady. She had to campaign to win, which tells you how hard it is now to win an Oscar. Her career is full of great performances.
Sad to say, but Julianne Moore, Glenn Close, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sigourney Weaver, Kathleen Turner, Debra Winger, will probably never win.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||03/10/2013|
[quote] Sad to say, but Julianne Moore, Glenn Close, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sigourney Weaver, Kathleen Turner, Debra Winger, will probably never win.
Julianne Moore should have won Best Supporting Actress for Boogie Nights instead of Kim Basinger for LA Confidential.
Glenn Close has given some great performances, but it's hard to argue against her losses, given the actresses who won each time. The closest, IMO, was for Best Actress for Dangerous Liaisons, which she lost to Jodie Foster for The Accused.
Michelle Pfeiffer should have won Best Actress for The Fabulous Baker Boys instead of Jessica Tandy for Driving Miss Daisy.
Sigourney Weaver has been nominated 3 times. I can't argue against any of her losses.
Kathleen Turner should have won Best Actress for her wonderful performance in Peggy Sue Got Married, instead of Marlee Matlin for Children of a Lesser God.
Debra Winger annoys the living shit out of me.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||03/11/2013|
Glen Close should have beaten Cher for Moonstruck.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||03/11/2013|
It could be argued that Close should have won for Liasons, for that last scene alone
|by Anonymous||reply 81||03/11/2013|
Hah! I'm the dumbass who called "The Others" the Outsiders. You are good [R64]!
|by Anonymous||reply 82||03/11/2013|
Jeremy Iron should have won it for "Dead Ringers in 1989 but he was given it for "Reversal Of Fortune" in 1991.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||03/11/2013|
[quote]I liked Nicole Kidman in The Hours but agree she was being awarded for past work and sympathy after her divorce from GMD.
I liked Nicole Kidman in THE HOURS, too, and did not think her win was undeserving at all. I found her quite mesmerizing in the role, particularly in that scene at the train station. I can't recall who her competition was and not saying no one else that year was better, but I loved the film and her performance in it, so did not mind her taking the award.
And since I'm probably already at risk of being labeled The Nicole Kidman Troll(TM), I may as well go for broke here and say that, yes, she has been in a WHOLE LOT of bad movies over the years but I also think she deserves some credit for trying to make interesting acting choices, too, as opposed to just going for the easy paycheck. Hopefully, if she's lucky, years down the road some of it may be judged in a more positive light.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||03/11/2013|
Glenn Close should have won for either Fatal Attraction which is an iconic performance, specially over Cher's Moonstruck. However, the genre of that movie is almost never or never rewarded.
Or for Dangerous Liaisons, which is such a wonderful period performance. She really captures the whole psyche of the spoiled, malicious and hypocritical aristocracy of that time. Such a shame she had to lose to Jodie Foster, specially considering that Jodie was going to win later for her iconic Silence of the Lambs perf.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||03/11/2013|
I'm sure lots of people would say Cher's win for MOONSTRUCK was a payback for SILKWOOD and MASK.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||03/11/2013|
[quote]Sad to say, but Julianne Moore, Glenn Close, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sigourney Weaver, Kathleen Turner, Debra Winger, will probably never win.
I fear the same for Amy Adams.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||03/11/2013|
[quote]'m sure lots of people would say Cher's win for MOONSTRUCK was a payback for SILKWOOD and MASK
plus she also did Suspect and The Witches of Eastwick the same year as Moonstruck...she had quite a good year in 1987 and actually seemed due for an Oscar.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||03/12/2013|
[quote]I liked Nicole Kidman in THE HOURS, too, and did not think her win was undeserving at all. I found her quite mesmerizing in the role, particularly in that scene at the train station. I can't recall who her competition was and not saying no one else that year was better, but I loved the film and her performance in it, so did not mind her taking the award.
Kidman beat out Salma Hayek in "Frida", Diane Lane in "Unfaithful", Julianne Moore in "Far From Heaven" and Renee Zellweger in "Chicago".
Having seen all five of those movies I'd say that both Lane and Moore gave better performances than Kidman.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||03/12/2013|
Kidman was very good in The Hours, but her 20 minute role, though a central one tying all the plots together (after all she played Woolf), was not really a lead. Hayek gave a good but not oscar caliber performance. Moore, Lane and Zellweger were all great. I would have voted for Moore.
The performance I would have liked to have seen Kidman win for was The Others, in which she finally proved she could carry a film playing a mature woman and did so vividly and with old-fashioned star power. Idiotically, the Academy nominated her that year for Moulin Rouge, in which she was fine, but there was nothing about her work in that movie that merited an oscar.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||03/12/2013|
Kidman didn't just win because of prior losses/snubs, or because of The Tom, but also because the role was transformative, i.e. a beautiful woman going ugly on camera with that huge prosthetic nose. Oscar voters love it when actors gain weight or look unattractive/unrecognizable for a role. Think De Niro putting on 60 pounds for Raging Bull, Charlize Theron putting on 30 pounds and a ton of make-up to look like homely Eileen Wuornos, Hilary Swank cutting off all her hair and dressing like a guy in Boys Don't Cry, GOOP also impersonating a boy throughout most of Shakespeare in Love, numerous young and hot actors wearing old age make-up, like Marion Cottilard in La Vie En Rose, etc, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||03/12/2013|
If anybody in Hours should have gotten a nomination it was Toni Colette - she is always stupendous!
Philip Seymour Hoffman for Boogie Nights instead of Capote. He also was way more deserving than Christoph Waltz during this years Oscars IMHO.
Javier Bardem for Before Night Falls, Mondays In The Sun and The Sea Inside instead of No Country For Old Men. He was great in No Country but he was outstanding in the other 3.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||03/12/2013|
Cher won for Moonstruck but she really won because of her work in Chastity!
|by Anonymous||reply 93||03/12/2013|
[quote]Glenn Close should have won for either Fatal Attraction which is an iconic performance, specially over Cher's Moonstruck. However, the genre of that movie is almost never or never rewarded.
Don't agree, Close was good and it was shocking at the time but that performance has grown into camp. The Academy almost always ignores comedic performances and it's a miracle 'Moonstruck" was even nominated. But Cher was wonderful, and "Moonstruck" is still regarded as a one of the best romantic comedies of all time.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||03/12/2013|
Marisa Tomei's win for MY COUSIN VINNIE was really for her work on A DIFFERENT WORLD. What other reason could there be?
|by Anonymous||reply 96||03/12/2013|
[quote]Sad to say, but Julianne Moore, Glenn Close, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sigourney Weaver, Kathleen Turner, Debra Winger, will probably never win.
But in a sense it doesn't matter as they all have multiple nominations (Turner aside?) and cause of those many nods/losses are firmly ensconced in film history. Stanwyck, Kerr or Garland never won either. Also, it's very hard to get nominated in the first place and the odds of being a winner are even less likely.
I think though that for any of them and ones who have never have been nominated like Richard Gere, all it will take is a meaty supporting role and they'll finally get it.
With the exception of Moore and possibly the well loved but too plastic Pfeiffer, it looks unlikely you'll see any of them in the leading category again as their time has passed. Glenn was very lucky to get a nomination for Albert Nobbs, especially with Janet McTeer overshadowing her so much.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||03/13/2013|