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Old 01-02-06, 04:03 PM   #101
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Hmm...just read the thread title.

Guess I shouldn't have included Best Director and Best Picture.

Sigh...
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Old 01-02-06, 04:18 PM   #102
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The only real travesty in my mind is that Shakespeare in Love beat out Saving Private Ryan for best picture. Damn Miramax! All of the prior actors will get their due (so long as they continue to act and not go the route of Nicolas Cage after he won). Back to Private Ryan thought it continues to amaze me at how great this film is. Truly one of Spielberg's best.
I clearly remember this year in particular. This was the same year they gave Begnini Best Actor and Gwyneth Paltrow Best Actress (2 of the worst choices of all time). My jaw dropped to the floor when Harrison Ford announced that Shakespeare in Love won. From his announcement, it appeared he didn't vote for it. This is easily one of the worst decisions by the Academy. SPR is referenced all the time when movies come up but you never hear anything about the winner. At least it got Director for Spielberg, which is the "2nd place" trophy.
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Old 01-02-06, 07:32 PM   #103
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Johnny Depp - Benny and Joon or Finding Neverland
Peter O'Toole - My Favorite Year (nominated, lost to that Ghandi feller)
- Lawrence of Arabia (lost to some other dude)
I always thought Rutger Hauer turned in a great performance as Roy Batty in Bladerunner.
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Old 01-02-06, 07:47 PM   #104
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The following also got robbed:

Fred MacMurray as Walter Neff and Edward G. Robinson as Barton Keyes in Double Indemnity (1944)

Henry Fonda as Lt. Doug Roberts in Mister Roberts (1955)

Peter Sellers as Inspector Jacques Clouseau in The Pink Panther (1964)

Malcolm McDowell as Alex in A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Dennis Hopper as Frank Booth in Blue Velvet (1986)


Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber in Die Hard (1988) (he's so deliciously bad)
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Old 01-02-06, 08:31 PM   #105
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ok... gotta jump on Denzel's Malcolm X snub also....

But.. for me the biggest Oscar miss was Pacino in The Godfather Part 2. Every single time I watch his performance in it (and trust me, I've lost count it's been so many times) I'm completely BLOWN away!!
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Old 01-03-06, 03:00 PM   #106
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Sigourney Weaver in "Aliens". I think she got the nod, but lost to Marlee Matlin.

Just as Ripley and Newt stumble into the lair for the first time towards the end...SW looks at the Alien Queen with this crooked neck as if to say you dare open an egg on me you bitch...was so classic. i could watch that scene over and over again.
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Old 01-03-06, 03:07 PM   #107
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The following also got robbed:

Fred MacMurray as Walter Neff and Edward G. Robinson as Barton Keyes in Double Indemnity (1944)

Henry Fonda as Lt. Doug Roberts in Mister Roberts (1955)

Peter Sellers as Inspector Jacques Clouseau in The Pink Panther (1964)

Malcolm McDowell as Alex in A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Dennis Hopper as Frank Booth in Blue Velvet (1986)


Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber in Die Hard (1988) (he's so deliciously bad)
Hopper could've won for Hoosiers. That year had a solid group of nominees for supporting actor though.
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Old 01-03-06, 10:16 PM   #108
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Another vote for Whoopi in Color Purple and Paul Newman in The Verdict
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Old 01-05-06, 08:33 PM   #109
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Kevin Bacon (as Henri Young) for Murder in the First (1995)!
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Old 01-05-06, 08:57 PM   #110
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Rob Schneider in The Hot Chick (2002)
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Old 01-05-06, 11:21 PM   #111
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Old 01-06-06, 06:23 PM   #112
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Tim Robbins or Morgan Freeman for "Shawshank"
Daniel Day Lewis for "Gangs of New York"
Ellen Burstyn for "Requiem for a Dream"
Tom Hanks for "Road to Perdition"

And while we're at it, for Best Director....
Martin Scorcese for "Raging Bull"
Fred Zimmemann for "High Noon"
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Old 01-15-06, 04:13 PM   #113
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Kathy Bates most definitely for "Dolores Claiborne". Along with Judy Parfitt who played Vera.
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Old 01-15-06, 09:10 PM   #114
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Kathy Bates most definitely for "Dolores Claiborne". Along with Judy Parfitt who played Vera.
I liked Kathy Bates ever since her well deserved Oscar winning performance for: Misery. She's a very good actress.
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Old 01-16-06, 08:35 AM   #115
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3 pages and no love for Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross? One scene but people are STILL talking about it.


I would also add

Ellen Burstyn for Requiem for a Dream--she got completely hosed.
Kevin Bacon for Murder in the First
Dennis Hopper in Hooisers
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Old 01-16-06, 06:57 PM   #116
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Probably get ripped for this, but I always thought Val Kilmer in the Doors was amazing. I read somewhere that the guy that produced all hte doors albums was there while he was doing some filming and he had to leave because Val was freaking him out because he was so much like Morrison. I thought he was great.
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Old 01-22-06, 03:34 PM   #117
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Burt Reynolds as supporting male actor in Boogie Nights (1997)
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Old 01-22-06, 09:13 PM   #118
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Old 01-30-06, 01:39 PM   #119
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Old 01-30-06, 02:03 PM   #120
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Amy Adams could be added to this list after March 5th.
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Old 01-30-06, 02:10 PM   #121
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Top pick has to be Robert Shaw in JAWS.

I disagree with the 29,422,471 people who say Cate Blanchett should have won over Gwyneth Paltrow. Their performances are so close in quality that I'd call it a draw. But in fact, since you can't have a draw, I'd side with Paltrow.

Maybe I should say I think Cate should have had a nomination - or even a win - for THE GIFT. Just phenomenal.
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Old 01-31-06, 12:05 PM   #122
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Here is my list of snubs:

Bill Murray: Groundhog Day
Nicolas Cage: The Family Man
John Candy: Planes, Trains, & Automobiles
Jim Carey: The Truman Show
Chris Farely: Beverly Hills Ninja

Comedies seem to get no respect at the Oscars which leads to many actors getting snubbed out of an award. Does anyone know why comedies rarely get nominated for best picture? I think just about every best picture nominee has been a drama. Oh, and the one comedy I can think of that did get respect was about obnoxious people tasting wine.
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Old 01-31-06, 08:15 PM   #123
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Wow The Cube Groundhog Day is my favourite movie too. Bill was brilliant in it but the academy takes itself too seriously to give an oscar to the guy who did stripes and ghostbusters.

Now he's doing all these 'subtle' characters in 'serious' movies he's in with a chance of a nom, but for my money there's no chance he'll ever be in anything as life changing and affirming as Groundhog Day again.

I love Family Man too, which is unsurprising given the obvious parallels to GD but thought that Tea Leoni would be the one deserving a nomination from that. She was awesome in a very tricky role(s).
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Old 04-30-06, 06:43 PM   #124
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Val Kilmer in "The Doors". I just re-watched this movie again last night and again I was blown away by how awesome Kilmer's likeness and performace as Jim Morrison was. The guy was absolutely channeling Morrison from the beyond as far as I'm concerned. Kilmer was definitely robbed blind by not even being nominated.
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Old 04-30-06, 07:33 PM   #125
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