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    Re: Actors who should have been nominated for an Oscar but weren't

    Quote Originally Posted by mj4cy View Post

    I'd go with mike myers in Wayne's World
    I'd go with Mike Myers, but rather for The Love Guru. His role transcended societal and cultural barriers to create one of the most amazing characters in recent movie history.









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    Re: Actors who should have been nominated for an Oscar but weren't

    Quote Originally Posted by mj4cy View Post
    Throw in DeNiro....very well acted out movie.

    Wife and I liked it....catered to both males and females.
    That director (David O. Russell) knows how to get the most out of his actors. His past two movies have gotten a nomination in each acting category. That's basically unheard of once, let alone two movies in a row:

    Silver Linings Playbook: Bradley Cooper (actor), Jennifer Lawrence (actress), Robert DeNiro (Supporting), (Jackie Weaver (supporting actress)

    American Hustle: Christian Bale (actor), Amy Adams (actress), Bradley Cooper (supporting), Jennifer Lawrence (supporting actress)



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    Re: Actors who should have been nominated for an Oscar but weren't

    Quote Originally Posted by HFCS View Post
    Count me in the crowd of not getting the whole J Law thing. She's not a bad actress but I don't get how she's won so many awards. I'm always aware that I'm watching Jennifer Lawrence, I'd compare her to Tom Cruise, not bad but I never forget it's Tom Cruise. I also don't get the whole Hunger Games phenomenon, it's an inferior concept/vehicle to even Twilight and Harry Potter, it's really been done before by a cult hit Japanese film, and a Steven King big budget hollywood adaptation, and then Snowpiercer comes along and presents a similar feel with drastically better creative direction and action sequences.

    I just watched American Hustle this past week and I had to do a double take when I finally realized that the woman who played Christian Bale's wife might be someone I've heard of before. She looked so familiar, but I didn't quite recognize her so I had to do a search of cast a crew to find out it was Jennifer Lawrence. It was only then that I started remembering seeing her in the previews for that movie. I think you guys aren't giving her enough credit because she's a terrific actress.



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    Re: Actors who should have been nominated for an Oscar but weren't

    If actors are supposed to get critical acclaim for branching out and playing roles different from their own personalities/looks, does someone want to explain to me why Jared Leto won an Oscar for playing transvestite?



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    Re: Actors who should have been nominated for an Oscar but weren't

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    I hate watching a Movie where the first thing you say to yourself is "This actor is trying for an Oscar in this Movie". LIke when Sean Penn played a special needs guy. I could not think anything else. It made themovie tough to watch.

    BTW the hunger Games has been done so many times. Pretty sure Ice T was in a similar movie at one point. It's basically the concept of hunting humans. You let them go, then hunt them down.
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    Re: Actors who should have been nominated for an Oscar but weren't

    I don't know about you guys, but I have no problem that I'm aware I'm watching Jennifer Lawrence. I'm perfectly okay with that. She's a knockout.



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    Re: Actors who should have been nominated for an Oscar but weren't

    Quote Originally Posted by mj4cy View Post
    She was great in Silver Linings Playbook, but Bradley Cooper was by far better in my opinion.


    I'd go with mike myers in Wayne's World

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKbZEzDlZZ0


    Bradley was pretty good in "American Hustle" but at least 4 other cast members made him look out of his league.



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    Re: Actors who should have been nominated for an Oscar but weren't

    Quote Originally Posted by dahliaclone View Post
    Nope. Looking back at that year in movies, Fargo still stands out. McDormand of course won that year for her role...one of the greatest in the past few decades. Macy was deservedly nominated in supporting. It was up against English Patient, Shine, Secrets and Lies, and Jerry MacGuire for Best Pic. Fargo is the best of the lot in that group.
    Oh, I didn't think about Macy getting a supporting nod. I guess it kind of makes sense in that context.



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    Re: Actors who should have been nominated for an Oscar but weren't

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    Buscemi didn't get a nomination for Fargo? Crazy.

    Getting ground up by Karl Hungus probably didn't give the right vibe to the academy.



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    Re: Actors who should have been nominated for an Oscar but weren't

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    I hate watching a Movie where the first thing you say to yourself is "This actor is trying for an Oscar in this Movie". LIke when Sean Penn does anything ever. I could not think anything else. It made themovie tough to watch.

    BTW the hunger Games has been done so many times. Pretty sure Ice T was in a similar movie at one point. It's basically the concept of hunting humans. You let them go, then hunt them down.
    FIFY.



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    Re: Actors who should have been nominated for an Oscar but weren't

    Quote Originally Posted by dahliaclone View Post
    That director (David O. Russell) knows how to get the most out of his actors.
    Have you seen the clip where he goes crazy on Lily Tomlin on the set of I Heart Huckabees? Pretty entertaining.



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    Re: Actors who should have been nominated for an Oscar but weren't

    I've thought more about this, and I think Robert Duvall got snubbed by not being nominated as Best Supporting Actor for his role in Network. Ned Beatty won it from the same movie, basically for this four minute scene, but Duvall was on the screen a lot more and was just as good if not better. Here's probably the best scene of his from Network (lots of foul language, so beware):




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    Re: Actors who should have been nominated for an Oscar but weren't

    Always thought Darth Vader was snubbed in the Star Wars franchise,. He was the pivotal character. Without Darth, the story would have been hollow. Luke Skywalker was just a minor hero.


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    Re: Actors who should have been nominated for an Oscar but weren't

    Loved napolion, but I don't understand what people mean when they say people didn't get it. What was there to get?


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    Re: Actors who should have been nominated for an Oscar but weren't

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    I hate watching a Movie where the first thing you say to yourself is "This actor is trying for an Oscar in this Movie". LIke when Sean Penn played a special needs guy. I could not think anything else. It made themovie tough to watch.

    BTW the hunger Games has been done so many times. Pretty sure Ice T was in a similar movie at one point. It's basically the concept of hunting humans. You let them go, then hunt them down.
    Start around 3:00 in this, and again at 4:30 - it's genius (and probably NSFW, and purposely offensive):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR2m...IlG5a5v6NUrMZB

    Even funnier is that she later won for a Holocaust role.


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