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Oscar revote Best Supporting Actress 1990

Who was your favorite?

Glenn Close in Reversal of Fortune, Winona Ryder in Mermaids and Shirley MacLaine in Postcards from the Edge were three great performances that didn't even get nominated. (the latter two at least got Globe nominations)

by Anonymousreply 4210 hours ago

Whoopi got it, Whoopi deserved it, Whoopi would get it again.

by Anonymousreply 106/21/2020

Whoopi got it as a make up for The Color Purple. Hard to believe she lost that one. Whoopi would have been a much better first winner than half breed slutty Halle.

by Anonymousreply 206/21/2020

R2 I love Geraldine Page in A Trip to Bountiful, and Whoopi in A Color Purple, but I do think Whoopi should have won. I think Page won one of those Lifetime Achievement type Oscars. Where the voters just decide it’s time to give them one after many failed nominations. For some reason Glenn Close has never reached that point.

by Anonymousreply 306/21/2020

Don't laugh, but I thought Dianne Wiest in Edward Scissorhands gave the best female supporting performance that year. It was her relationship with Edward that was the real emotional heart of the film, especially because Wynona was terrible in it and had zero onscreen chemistry with Depp.

by Anonymousreply 406/21/2020

I watched Postcards from the edge last night and have to say it is absolutely astonishing Shirley was not nominated for best supporting actress for this.. it’s a brilliant, slightly over the top, funny but heartfelt performance. She must have been guttered.

by Anonymousreply 507/07/2020

Whoopi delivered a truly iconic and memorable performance in a monster hit movie that audiences still adore 30 years later.

by Anonymousreply 607/08/2020

R4 Don't forgot Kathy Burke - she was great in Edward Scissorhands too. Her attempted seduction of 'Eddie' is hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 707/08/2020

Love Whoopi, but that Oscar belonged to Lorraine - she was fantastic, and the heart and soul of Goodfellas.

by Anonymousreply 807/08/2020

Whoopi Goldberg .....meh.

by Anonymousreply 907/08/2020

Annette Bening deserved the Oscar. Annette and no one else.

by Anonymousreply 1007/08/2020

[quote] Don't forgot Kathy Burke - she was great in Edward Scissorhands too. Her attempted seduction of 'Eddie' is hilarious.

I think you mean Kathy Bates!

by Anonymousreply 1107/08/2020

No, G, just no. You didn't get it. Stop it.

by Anonymousreply 1207/08/2020

The scene in goodfellas between lorraine & deniro “go back there and choose a dress” - i’ll never forget it. Whoopi was Ghost. Shirley mc doing i’m still here. More proof oscars are stupid.

by Anonymousreply 1307/08/2020

Remember when Datalougne used to obsess over Annette Bening?

by Anonymousreply 1407/08/2020

It was actually a great year for this category. I would take out Diane and replace with Shirley though. I really don’t know why she didn’t get nominated. Was something else involved? I get people can be omitted but it’s actually strange. She was better than Meryl in that and she was nominated.

by Anonymousreply 1507/08/2020

Wow. I had forgotten how many good movies there used to be in any given year before the major studio conglomerates starting gaming for box office and awards season.

I thought Whoopi was great in Ghost. I did love Winona as the lovesick teen in Mermaids too. Other posters have mentioned performances from Edward Scissorhands, they were great as well.

I haven’t scene Reversal of Fortune more than once, of even in its entirety, so I can’t speak to G. But I like her acting as well.

by Anonymousreply 1607/08/2020

It’s Kathy Baker

by Anonymousreply 1707/08/2020

Re:16 you are so right. The calibre of the films is out standing. You could watch all the ones mentioned on this thread right now and they stand up.

by Anonymousreply 1807/08/2020

Funny too with Annette’s cameo in Postcards. Short scene but she steals it. But Meryl lets her.

by Anonymousreply 1907/08/2020

Benning was wonderful in "The Grifters." Whoopi should have won for "The Color Purple," a performance that holds up.

by Anonymousreply 2007/08/2020

How come Glennie missed out on BSA nom? Her Co star Irons won Best Actor and the movie was well received.

Would it have been embarrassing to go from 2 lead Actress mom's back to Supporting?

by Anonymousreply 2107/08/2020

I read that Shitley absolutely DEMANDED to be campaigned in LEAD and would not go supporting for Postcards. Not sure if they actually campaigned her or not but she did get a lead BAFTA nomination.

by Anonymousreply 2207/08/2020

Oh wow. Thank you for the information. That was foolish of her! I get that but Meryl was the lead although Shirley was in a lot of the movie.

by Anonymousreply 2307/08/2020

I loved Kathy Najimy in Edward’s Scissoring!!! ❤️

by Anonymousreply 2407/08/2020

Shirley was campaigned as Supporting and got a Golden Globe nomination there. On the DVD commentary Carrie Fisher says Shirley was flabbergasted that she wasn't nominated.

I think the Academy got sick of her and her I deserve this speech. She was expected to be nominated in 88 for Madame Souzatzka, 89 for Steel Magnolias and then 90 for Postcards. She was snubbed all three times.

by Anonymousreply 2507/08/2020

I agree Shirley fucked herself over with the "I deserve this" speech. Many people watching didn't know (or didn't remember) she had been expected to win 25 years before for "The Apartment," so she sounded particularly entitled and arrogant.

by Anonymousreply 2607/08/2020

Precisely, even knowing her string of losses didn't mean she deserved to be awarded.

Meryl didn't say "Oh, about fucking time! " after she won following 12 straight losses. Geraldine Paige didn't rub the other nominees' faces in it when she finally won.

And I actually thought Julie Walters should have won instead of Shitley in 1983 for "Educating Rita". Apart from "The Apartment" Shitley didn't really deserve many of her other nominations either.

The Academy often do this, nominating a few times, then when the person finally wins they lose interest in nominating them again.

by Anonymousreply 2707/09/2020

I don’t think whoopi was anything special that ghost movie has aged horribly.

by Anonymousreply 2807/09/2020

Thank you for the discussion. Shirley absolutely deserved a nomination for postcards. She was right to be flabbergasted. I didn’t see her speech for Terms but tbh didn’t she deserve it? She had been in the business for 30 years. Interesting to see someone playing her in mrs America. I actually love Shirley MacClaine.

by Anonymousreply 2907/09/2020

R29 even if you're the most deserving winner to ever win you don't say that. It sounds beyond entitled, superior and condescending.

I think voters figured they aren't going to award her again so soon so why waste a nomination on her? And of course after Postcards she's done almost nothing worthy of a nomination.

by Anonymousreply 3007/09/2020

I’m not surprised Shirley MacLaine wasn’t nominated for Postcards From the Edge. She was entertaining, but there was nothing unexpected about that performance coming from her. She was better than Meryl, though, who was simply miscast.

What strikes me is how much stronger this group is than the nominees we tend to get these days. Laura Dern just won the category for a terrible performance in a small part.

I think the shift to awards season becoming a full on industry with more aggressive campaigning (including the ass-kissy Hollywood Reporter roundtables) from increasingly thirsty actors and studios has resulted in more substandard work being recognized and a cheapening of the whole process. We’re lucky if there are one or two genuinely good performances in a category, let alone the four we had in Supporting Actress 1990.

by Anonymousreply 3107/09/2020

R31 I agree, comparing the calibre of nominees from back then to nowadays, where anybody who doesn't duck up can be nominated so long as they have a good campaign behind them.

by Anonymousreply 3207/09/2020

I think Maclaine's I deserve this comment was actually meant to be inspiring to others to realize their potential. All the stuff she says before it and people just remember the "I deserve this" part.

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by Anonymousreply 3307/09/2020

Debra Winger threatened to fart on every member of The Academy personally if they ever nominated that old crone again!

by Anonymousreply 3407/10/2020

R19 Bening cameo made it obvious she was headed for stardom.

by Anonymousreply 3507/10/2020

Of the nominees Annette should have won going away. Whoppi should have been nominated for The Long Walk Home and Winona or Shirley should've had Diane Ladd's begged for nomination

by Anonymousreply 36Last Wednesday at 8:56 PM

It was a great year for BSA. I think it's Benning from those nominated. But there weren't really any weak links. Agreed with the poster who loved Dianne Weist in Edward Scissorhands. She was so damn good.

by Anonymousreply 37Last Wednesday at 9:05 PM

1)Annette Bening 2)Lorraine Bracco 3)Whoopi Goldberg-TLWH 4)Winona Ryder 5)Mary McDonnell/ Shirley MccLaine

by Anonymousreply 38Last Wednesday at 9:05 PM

It was hilarious reading on another thread Jennifer Lopez criticize Winona Ryder who has two Oscar nominations and probably just missed on another. Not to mention numerous big time iconic movies. On what planet are these two even get measured as actresses in the same league. By age 25 Ryder was what anyone would consider an acclaimed actress. With numerous critics awards and major nominations to her name.

by Anonymousreply 39Last Wednesday at 9:24 PM

It's extremely bad luck to even SUGGEST that Whoopi didn't deserve her Oscar for "Ghost," R8 and R9.

You in danger, gurrls.

by Anonymousreply 40Last Wednesday at 10:13 PM

I love Glenn in "RoF." The scene where she eats the enormous hot fudge sundae in a cashmere twinset and pearls and dark glasses (as her family looks on in horror) is brilliant.

by Anonymousreply 41Last Wednesday at 10:16 PM

Postcards from the Edge is on TCM now. HOW was Shirley not nominated? So strange. She is phenomenal.

by Anonymousreply 4210 hours ago
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