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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by StevenJ, Jan 30, 2003.
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Carrey I could maybe see...but I'm one of the few who think that Sandler's work in PDL isn't all that impressive.
Ellen Burstyn should have easily won an Oscar for her spectacular effort in my favorite film of all time, REQUIEM FOR A DREAM, but they pathetically gave it to Julia Roberts (who I can't stand) who's acting wasn't even in the same league in my opinion.
I also think the lovely Jennifer Connelly deserved to get a Best Supporting Actress nod for her job in the film too.
I also think it was a travesty that the lovely Naomi Watts didn't even get nominated last year for her stellar work in MULHOLLAND DR., especially seeing how she deserved the win if you ask me!
Here's a harder question...
Who, that has won an Oscar, deserved it for the performance they gave for the movie they won it for?
Uh lets see..how about Nicole Kidman?! Utter travesty. She had to sing, dance, act and lose her accent. All Halle Berry had to do is say lines, cry, and take her clothes off. And by the way, Halle Berry is not the first African-American to win an Oscar. Does anyone remember Hattie Mcdaniel from "Gone with the Wind"? She was also the first African-American to attend the Oscars and the first African-American woman to sing on the radio.
Curtis Hanson for one of the best films of the past ten years: L.A. Confidential. It was just bad timing. That was the year of the big boat.
I totaly agree with Jim Carrey. Although his work in recent years hasn't impressed me (Grinch, Majestic), he WAS Andy Kaufman in Man on the Moon. I remember Larry King saying "Jim Carrey: Man on the Moon. He didn't win last year (Truman Show), but he's gonna win this year" If only Larry had been right.
Oh and someone that didn't deserve one: Helen Hunt just cried and got angry in As Good As It Gets. Loved the movie but her performance was really grating.
So true Malcom...and this doesn't just apply to actors! It's precisely why Scorsese will win this year.
I also agree that Naomi Watts was screwed over for Mulholland Dr. The voters for the academy probably got confused by the movie and attempted to snuff it.
I think there are some people that deserve Oscars, but I'm not sure if they deserve them more than the people who won in the year they could have won for.
Robert Altman for directing Gosford Park
Mary Tyler Moore in Ordinary People
Leonardo DiCaprio in What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Just a few travesties off the top of my head.
And for the last word in Oscar travesties, Edward G. Robinson was never even nominated for an AA during his brilliant career.
Judy Garland for A Star is Born
Whoopi Goldberg for The Color Purple
James Stewart for It's A Wonderful Life
Marilyn Monroe for Some Like it Hot
James Dean for Rebel Without a Cause
Charlton Heston for The Ten Commandments
Anthony Perkins for Psycho
For me it is a tie between Kubrick and Hitchcock, neither having won for Best Director.
Robert Shaw as Quint in Jaws was not even nominated.
The one I'm still not over is Caleb Deschanel's not even being NOMINATED for his glorious cinematography in "The Black Stallion." He was nominated for the BAFTA and the BSC Award (British Society of Cinematographers), and won the L.A. Film Critic's Award for Cinematography for the film.
I was only fifteen at the time, but I was shocked when I heard he wasn't nominated. "The Black Stallion" to this day has some of the most incredible cinematography I've ever seen.
Christopher Nolan's screenplay for Memento. (Only a completely insane person could think there was a better original screenplay in 2001.)
Jay Rabinowitz's editing for Requiem for a Dream.
Waking Life for Best Animated film.
Andrew Niccol's screenplay for The Truman Show.
Charlie Kaufman's screenplay for Being John Malkovich.
Any one of the other four best picture nominees that lost to The Greatest Show on Earth in '52.