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If the Oscars had a do-over?

so if you could go back and give an Oscar to who you think was more deserving at the time, who would you give the Oscar to?

If I could right a wrong imo I would give Bill Murray the Oscar for LiT. Eddie Murphy for Dreamgirls and Michael Keaton for Birdman.
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Take away Gwyneth Paltrow's Oscar for Shakespeare in Love and give it to Cate Blanchett for Elizabeth.
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Take away Gwyneth Paltrow's Oscar for Shakespeare in Love and give it to Cate Blanchett for Elizabeth.
I'd also take the Oscar away from Shakespeare in Love and give it to Saving Private Ryan
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Re: If the Oscars had a do-over?

Take away Peter Jackson's Oscar for Return of the King and give it to Fernando Meirelles for City of God.
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Take it away from Halle Berry so we don't have to hear that speech. Same for Sally Field. And give them to Joe Pesci...

I'd also give best picture to Raiders over Chariots of Fire.
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Re: If the Oscars had a do-over?

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I'd also give best picture to Raiders over Chariots of Fire.
That one always comes to mind for me.

Also I'd give it to Fargo over The English Patient.
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I'd also give best picture to On Golden Pond over Chariots of Fire.
Fixed.
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I would have given the best supporting actor Oscar to Peter O'Toole for My Favorite Year. That was a great performance that was discounted by the Academy voters only because it was in a comedy. Guess they missed the amazing dramatic moments with O'Toole in the movie.
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I'd also take the Oscar away from Shakespeare in Love and give it to The Thin Red Line
Fixed
Old 01-12-16, 09:16 PM
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Re: If the Oscars had a do-over?

Pulp Fiction over Forest Gump

Star Wars over Annie Hall

The Graduate over In The Heat of The Night
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Re: If the Oscars had a do-over?

Samuel L Jackson gets best supporting actor for Django Unchained instead of Christoph Waltz.

Hoop Dreams and Crumb win best documentary (or at least gets fucking nominated).

Anna Paquin receives honorary child Oscar for The Piano, the real award goes to one of the grownups.
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Office Space at least gets a nomination for best picture.
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Anna Paquin receives honorary child Oscar for The Piano, the real award goes to one of the grownups.
Let's do the same thing with Tatum O'Neal's Oscar.
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This has the makings of the longest thread in history. The Oscars needs more mulligans than an Irish wake.
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Burstyn over Roberts.
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Pan's Labyrinth over The Lives of Others

Mickey Rourke (the Wrestler) over Sean Penn (Milk)

Robert Downey Jr (Tropic Thunder) over Heath Ledger (TDK)

Daron Aronofsky (Black Swan) over Tom Hooper (King's Speech)

Michael Keaton (Birdman) over Eddie Redmayne (Theory of Everything)
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Originally Posted by ddrknghtrtns View Post
Pulp Fiction over Forest Gump

Star Wars over Annie Hall

The Graduate over In The Heat of The Night
I also agree with all of these.
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Take away Dustin Hoffman's Oscar for Rainman and give it to Gene Hackman for Mississippi Burning. Gene got robbed IMO.
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Mention of Dustin Hoffman reminded me that Teri Garr should have won best supporting actress for Tootsie over Jessica Lange (they were both nominated).
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Best Director: Tarantino (Pulp Fiction) over Zemeckis (Forrest Gump).
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Best Director: Tarantino (Pulp Fiction) over Zemeckis (Forrest Gump).
DEAL! So long as Zemeckis gets Best Director for Back to the Future in 1985 over Sydney Pollack for Out Of Africa.
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Re: If the Oscars had a do-over?

Pulp Fiction over Forest Gump
It seems like Gump was the equivalent of a Disney movie winning best picture.

What is the more artistic film that will inspire future filmmakers? I don't think it will be Gump.

Goodfellas wins best picture over Dances with Wolves in 1990.


Taxi Driver, Psycho, and Do the Right Thing in 1989 win best picture.

James Dean wins for Rebel Without A Cause and Pacino for Godfather II.

If anyone cares the 2016 nominations will be announced on Thurs lol
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Re: If the Oscars had a do-over?

Best Picture: I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang over Cavalcade.

Best Picture: Mr Smith Goes to Washington or Stagecoach over Gone With The Wind.

Best Picture: Citzen Kane over How Green Was My Valley.
Best Director: Orson Welles for Citizen Kane over John Ford for How Green Was My Valley.

Best Picture: Sunset Blvd over All About Eve.
Best Actress: Gloria Swanson for Sunset Blvd over Judy Holliday for Born Yesterday.

Best Director: Billy Wilder for Sunset Blvd or Carol Reed for The Third Man over Joseph Mankiewicz for All About Eve

Best Picture: The Magnificient Ambersons over Mrs Miniver.

Best Actor: Bogie for Casablanca over Paul Lewis for Watch on the Rhine.

Best Picture: Double Indemnity over Going My Way

Best Picture: The Treasure of The Sierra Madre over Hamlet.

Best Picture: A Streetcar Named Desire over An American In Paris.
Best Director: Elia Kazan for Streetcar over George Stevens for A Place In The Sun.

Best Director: Elia Kazan for East of Eden over Delbert Mann for Marty.
Best Actor James Dean for East of Eden over Ernest Borgnine for Marty.

Best Picture: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof over GiGi.
Best Actor: Paul Newman for Cat On A Hot Tin Roof over David Niven for Seperate Tables.

Best Actor: Jack Lemmon for Some Like it Hot over Charlton Heston for Ben Hur.
Best Director: Billy Wilder for Some Like it Hot over William Wyler for Ben Hur

Best Picture: The Hustler over West Side Story.
Best Actor: Paul Newman for The Hustler over Max Schell for Judgment at Nuremberg.
Best Actress: Piper Laurie for The Hustler over Sophia Loren for Two Women

Best Director: Fedrico Fellini for 8 1/2 over Tony Richardson for Tom Jones

Best Picture: Dr. Strangelove over My Fair Lady
Best Actor: Peter Sellers for Dr Strangelove over Rex Harrison for My Fair Lady.
Best Director: Stanley Kubrick for Dr Strangelove over George Cukor for My Fair Lady.

Best Director: Stanley Kubrick for 2001 over Carol Reed for Oliver.

Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman in Midnight Cowboy over John Wayne in True Grit.

Best Actor: Al Pacino in The Godfather over Joel Grey in Cabaret.
Best Director: Francis Coppola for Godfather over Bob Fosse for Cabaret.

Best Actress: Gena Rowlands for A Woman Under The Influence over Ellen Burstyn for Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore.

Best Picture: Apocalypse Now over Kramer vs Kramer.
Best Director: Francis Coppola for Apocalypse Now over Robert Benton for Kramer vs Kramer.

Best Picture: Raging Bull over Ordinary People
Best Director: Martin Scorsese for Raging Bull over Robert Redford for Ordinary People.

Best Director: Ingmar Bergman for Fanny & Alexander over James L Brooks for Terms of Endearment.

Best Director: Akira Kurosawa for RAN over Sydney Pollack for Out of Africa.

Best Picture: Field of Dreams or Born on The Fourth of July or Dead Poet's Society or My Left Foot over Driving Miss Daisy.

Best Picture: Goodfellas over Dances With Wolves
Best Director: Martin Scorsese for Goodfellas over Kevin Costner for Dances With Wolves

Best Picture: Pulp Fiction over Forrest Gump.
Best Director: Quentin Tarantino For Pulp Fiction or Krzysztof Kieslowski for Red over Robert Zemeckis for Forrest Gump.

Best Picture: Fargo over The English Patient.
Best Director: Joel Coen for Fargo over Anthony Mingella for The English Patient.

Best Picture: The Thin Red Line over Shakespeare In Love

Best Supporting Actor: Tom Cruise for Magnolia over Michael Caine for Cider House Rules.

Best Actress: Ellen Burstyn for Requiem for a Dream over Julia Roberts for Erin Brockovich.

Best Director: David Lynch for Mullholland Drive over Ron Howard for A Beautiful Mind.

Best Picture: The Pianist over Chicago.

Best Picture: Lost In Translation over The Return of The King
Best Actor: Bill Murray for Lost In Translation over Sean Penn for Mystic River.

Best Actress: Felicity Huffman for Transamerica over Greasy Reese Witherspoon for Walk the Line.

Best Picture: Inglourious Basterds over The Hurt Locker.

Best Picture: The Wolf of Wall Street over 12 Years a Slave.

Best Actor: Michael Keaton for Birdman over Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything.
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Originally Posted by Crocker Jarmen View Post
Hoop Dreams and Crumb win best documentary (or at least gets fucking nominated).
For Sure. Hoop Dreams could have easily been a Best Picture winner, and Crumb wouldn't have been a shock for the award, either,

Among the award winners, Chicago always confused me. Richard Gere's performance alone should have kept it from ever hitting a theatre. If I never, ever hear him sing the words "razzle-dazzle" again, it will bring me some happiness. I can't recall a single thing about that movie beyond the bone-saw singing of Gere.

I feel like "Shakespeare in Love" gets bashed way too much among the winners, along with "Dances With Wolves". Those are damned good movies. Watch "The Searchers" back-to-back with "Dances" and try to tell me that "Searchers" is a better movie.

Foreign movies get thrown in the garbage by the awards. I consider "The Spirit of the Beehive" to be a cinematic masterpiece, and more recently "Let the Right One In" was a brilliant film. Franka Potente didn't deserve a nomination for "Run Lola Run"? Please.
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Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca View Post
It seems like Gump was the equivalent of a Disney movie winning best picture.

What is the more artistic film that will inspire future filmmakers? I don't think it will be Gump.
I think that "Gump" is a "you had to be there" movie. I saw it in theatres the same week as I saw "Pulp Fiction". In retrospect, Pulp is a better movie and has had a longer-lasting effect on film-makng.

But Gump was an uplifting piece, and its special effects were mezmerising.It was universally appealing, and told a really good story. AIDS was still a pretty new, frightening, and mysterious thing, and the movie brought some humanity to it.

For one second, I don't contend that "Pulp" isn't a better film, I just think that "Gump" needs some historical perspective.

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