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    Lets continue giving our unpopular opinions here…

    1972’s Best Actress lineup is the best by far. Either actress could have won, but I think Diana Ross should have been the winner. Her performance in Lady Sings The Blue is one of the all-time greatest female performances in my opinion.

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    Despite being one of the greatest actresses of this generation, Cate Blanchett first Oscar is ironically one of the worst of its category.

    If anything she should have won two LEAD Oscars by now for Elizabeth/Blue Jasmine or Blue Jasmine/Carol. But that Aviator performance really wasn’t it

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    I’ve only watched Liza from that lineup. But any lineup containing Liv Ullmann is automatically the best.

    Cate did an impression in the Aviator. It was really fun for some reason.

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    Kate Winslet wasn’t better than Helen Hunt (not even close) in 1997.

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 5 days ago by  Wigseau.

    This year I stan: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Joanna Kulig, Sam Elliott and Toni Collette (at the moment).

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    Diana Ross’ performance didn’t even try to mimic Billie Holliday at all (and she had a unique way of speaking and talking.)

    After I saw Audra McDonald play Holliday I felt less positive about what Ross did with the role.

    And I agree Blanchett was enjoyable in The Aviator. She was due an Oscar and there really wasn’t anyone else in the category who was extra deserving so give it to Cate. (I never got the whole appeal of Virginia Madsen’s wine speech in Sideways that people raved about.)

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    Mark Ruffalo is an insanely overrated actor. His performances fall into either two categories: histrionic and excessively mannered mimicry or dull, flat, variety lacking shockers that always get praised as “naturalistic”, but are in fact, extremely bland.

    Now, his “best” performance, “Foxcatcher”, falls into the former category, but it never becomes “histrionic” so to speak, and in that, he fulfills a fairly challenging role to the best of his decidedly abominable talent. He actually tries to immerse himself in that role, and the mannerisms that he inhabits pay off marginally. However, his Oscar nomination for that terrible “Spotlight” performance highlights a symptom of a major pestilential threat to modern thespianship: the habit of actors to rely too much on prosthetics, old video tapes and piss poor impressions rather than their innate talent.

    It causes folks like Gary Oldmsn, usually a terrific and world class thespian, to win an Oscar for merely “embodying”, rather than demonstrating the hallmarks of the revered Winston Churchill. It causes Daniel Day-Lewis, possibly the finest actor male or female of the century, to win an Oscar for a cold, soulless embodiment of arguably the greatest American president that ever lived in Lincoln. A win over the strikingly physical, animalistic and intensely dedicated work of Joaquin Phoenix in “The Master”, and the pure heart, soul and subtlety of Bradley Cooper in “Silver Linings Playbook”.

    The Oscars for Best Acting should be awarded not as a meritocracy of impressions, mannerisms or the like. The actors should look to immerse themselves without having looked like they just studied old tapes. Infuse some emotion! Make the workings of your internal world apparent by how you recreate the character’s motivations! Emote! Do all that jazz, but please, show some heart and effort in your work. It’s bothersome to say the least that the Academy is so easily sucked in by such mediocre performances.

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    Diana Ross’ performance didn’t even try to mimic Billie Holliday at all (and she had a unique way of speaking and talking.)

    After I saw Audra McDonald play Holliday I felt less positive about what Ross did with the role.

    And I agree Blanchett was enjoyable in The Aviator. She was due an Oscar and there really wasn’t anyone else in the category who was extra deserving so give it to Cate. (I never got the whole appeal of Virginia Madsen’s wine speech in Sideways that people raved about.)

    really? I thought it was so perfectly executed.

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    Diana Ross’ performance didn’t even try to mimic Billie Holliday at all (and she had a unique way of speaking and talking.)

    After I saw Audra McDonald play Holliday I felt less positive about what Ross did with the role.

    I agree that Ross was not Holiday at all. But her performance was one of the best of the 70s. All of the women were magical, and would gave made great winners, but I think Ross had the more challenging role which would have made a great case for her. Of course she and Cicely were not going to win, no matter how good they were.

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    I wish Bridesmaids won Best Original Screenplay over Midnight in Paris.

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    Diana Ross’ performance didn’t even try to mimic Billie Holliday at all (and she had a unique way of speaking and talking.)

    After I saw Audra McDonald play Holliday I felt less positive about what Ross did with the role.

    And I agree Blanchett was enjoyable in The Aviator. She was due an Oscar and there really wasn’t anyone else in the category who was extra deserving so give it to Cate. (I never got the whole appeal of Virginia Madsen’s wine speech in Sideways that people raved about.)

    Of course she was miscast as Holiday. But her performance was fantastic.

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    This year’s best actress Oscar will go to a mediocre performance in a year in which there have been amazing, thrilling, phenomenal performances – if they really do go with either Close or Gaga it will be for good solid work, some nicely played individual scenes, but not great acting – and there have been GREAT performances that haven’t been in the conversation, such as Melanie Thierry in Memoir of War and Carey Mulligan in Wildlife.

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    Kate Winslet wasn’t better than Helen Hunt (not even close) in 1997.

    Neither was Julie Christie.

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    And I’ll take it a step further and say Bonham Carter deserved that statue, hands down.

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    I cannot stand when people always assume someone that is Black is nominated for that reason only. It is very disrespectful and racist.

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    I cannot stand when people always assume someone that is Black is nominated for that reason only. It is very disrespectful and racist.

    Preach. And we’ve heard this SO many times this year again with Viola Davis, and it makes my head fume. If she’s nominated, then because she’s Viola freakin’ Davis. These groups evidently have no problem with having an all-white lineup, just look at last year’s Best Actress race. So if they wanted an all-white category this year, nothing would hold them back from doing it. Also, while to some extent the thought itself is understandable, it’s completely disrespectful to say that “diversity” will be covered with Aparicio in Best Actress. It’s so offensive on so many different levels.

    FYC Oscars 2019: Viola Davis (Widows) - Best Actress

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