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Oscar winners that didn't deserve it?

using this to remember all the people and movies that i didn't think really deserved to win the Oscar that year.

1. my first, rather obvious choice is "Crash" in 2006 winning Best Pic. the much maligned, talked about choice didn't deserve to beat out the stellar "Brokeback Mountain" which was so different and of course not the safe choice, but to me had Best Pic written all over it.

2. of course, "Shakespeare in Love" i didn't think was close to Best Pic in 1999 and maybe should have gone to SPR, but i didn't see the other 3 to make an informed opinion, just know SiL is not Best Pic quality in the least.

3. also, didn't think "Gladiator" was Best Pic deserving, though i may be in the minority on that one.

4. and, Russell should have won for "A Beautiful Mind" over Denzel for at least his role in "Training Day" and not won for Best Actor in "Gladiator".

5. i thought Kate Hudson was magnificent in "Almost Famous" and after seeing Marcia Gay Harden in "Pollock" just don't understand how she beat out the sublime Hudson performance. this one still haunts me.

6. Eddie Murphy was amazing in "Dreamgirls" and thought he was robbed to the 10<sup>th</sup> degree when they gave it to the fossil of Alan Arkin.

i know many others will be unearthed...

so what are your thoughts on Oscar winners that really didn't deserve the nice, little gold statue?

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All i can think of right now is just CRASH, I just think it's a bloated piece of work.
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Re: Oscar winners that didn't deserve it?

Any of the movies that win Best Picture this year.
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Whatever wins this year is not the best pic.

'The Wrestler' was (at least from the movies I saw and from the ones nominated)
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Re: Oscar winners that didn't deserve it?

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Any of the movies that win Best Picture this year.
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Titanic...LA Confidential is a much better film. Titanic's production was amazing and deserved all those production/technical awards and what not..but LA Confidential was the much better film.

Julia Roberts over Ellyn Burstyn. Come fucking on! The only role I've ever liked Roberts was in Closer. Maybe it's also cuz Owens called her a ****...I don't think so but due to my distaste of her it eases my pain a bit.

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Re: Oscar winners that didn't deserve it?

Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight.
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Re: Oscar winners that didn't deserve it?

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Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight.
that is so dumb to project and make such a statment now.
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that is so dumb to project and make such a statment now.
Why? Seems pretty obvious to me also.

(probably should continue in the already created thread)
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Re: Oscar winners that didn't deserve it?

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Why? Seems pretty obvious to me also.

(probably should continue in the already created thread)
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Why? Seems pretty obvious to me also.
i don't think Brolin, Shannon, Hoffman and especially Downey Jr. deserves this over Ledger this year.
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Re: Oscar winners that didn't deserve it?

Originally Posted by scott1598 View Post
so what are your thoughts on Oscar winners that really didn't deserve the nice, little gold statue?
My thoughts are you need to use the search feature just as William did:
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My thoughts are you need to use the search feature just as William did:
i did. put in "Oscar" winners.
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Re: Oscar winners that didn't deserve it?

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i don't think Brolin, Shannon, Hoffman and especially Downey Jr. deserves this over Ledger this year.
That is the entire point of your thread.

Continue on.. in the other thread.
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Re: Oscar winners that didn't deserve it?

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That is the entire point of your thread.
i'm just disagreeing with you saying that it will be so "obvious" that Ledger doesn't deserve this if he wins. i don't think it is obvious in anyway. tell me why it is obvious that any of the others should win...
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Re: Oscar winners that didn't deserve it?

Return of the King.

It's the Oscar equivalent of saying "Return of the Jedi" was the best of the three Star Wars films. They screwed up by not giving "Fellowship of the Ring" the Oscar, then shortly thereafter decided that they'd nominate all three, wait and reward the last movie (even though it was a mess) as a way of honoring the trilogy. Stupid, stupid decision - particularly in a year that brought us Mystic River, Lost In Translation and several other much better films.
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Re: Oscar winners that didn't deserve it?

American Beauty. Over hyped, overrated mediocre film. Certainly not "best picture" worthy by any stretch of the imagination.
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Re: Oscar winners that didn't deserve it?

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American Beauty. Over hyped, overrated mediocre film. Certainly not "best picture" worthy by any stretch of the imagination.
but considering the other choices in 2000, i don't think it is far fetched. now that i understand and appreciate it more, i probably would have liked "The Insider", but no way Cider House Rules, Green Mile, or Sixth Sense was more deserving.
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Return of the King.

It's the Oscar equivalent of saying "Return of the Jedi" was the best of the three Star Wars films. They screwed up by not giving "Fellowship of the Ring" the Oscar, then shortly thereafter decided that they'd nominate all three, wait and reward the last movie (even though it was a mess) as a way of honoring the trilogy. Stupid, stupid decision - particularly in a year that brought us Mystic River, Lost In Translation and several other much better films.
It was the only corrective action they could have taken, after giving the award to a beautiful mind.
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1998: Edward Norton should have gotten this over Roberto Benigni.

1999: Kevin Spacey over Russell Crowe. This should have been Crowe's oscar for the Insider
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Happy Feet

While the competition for Best Animated that year wasn't particularly strong, the two other nominees (Cars, Monster House) were far more watchable than that abortion.

Return of the King was easily the best of the 3 Lord of the Rings flicks, so I had no issue with it winning, at all. (Though it was also the only one that required a photographic memory of the prior installment to know what was going on in a few short scenes.)

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