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#41 LawrenceA

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 01:37 AM

I'm glad you asked that question.  Not because I know the answer but because I had it as a 1986 film and will now have to change a lot of lists!  I hope I don't have a lot of those mistakes.  I notice that this changed to 1985 with the mention of a Royal Command Performance screening.  I'll go with 1985 too.

To answer your question it may just be Helena Bonham Carter.  Maggie Smith was considered a lead by BAFTA but supporting by the Golden Globes.  I had her in supporting.   Julian Sands?  Not sure.

 

It was Maggie I was most concerned with, as I know she was nominated in differing categories. I'm going with supporting.



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Posted 25 February 2017 - 01:36 AM

This is last minute, but who do you consider the leads in A Room with a View?

 

I'm glad you asked that question.  Not because I know the answer but because I had it as a 1986 film and will now have to change a lot of lists!  I hope I don't have a lot of those mistakes.  I notice that this changed to 1985 with the mention of a Royal Command Performance screening.  I'll go with 1985 too.

To answer your question it may just be Helena Bonham Carter.  Maggie Smith was considered a lead by BAFTA but supporting by the Golden Globes.  I had her in supporting.   Julian Sands?  Not sure.


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 10:12 PM

This is last minute, but who do you consider the leads in A Room with a View?



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Posted 19 February 2017 - 01:08 PM

Griffin Dunne was the sole lead in After Hours. Rosanna Arquette wasn't in it enough to be anything but supporting. Agree/disagree?


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 12:39 PM

Leading vs. Supporting Categories in 1985 …

IMO Eric Roberts and Jon Voight are both leads in Runaway Train.  Oscar put Roberts in the supporting category possibly to increase his chances of winning but this is obviously a two-hander, buddy film.

Eric Stoltz is the male lead in Mask.

Jane Fonda and Anne Bancroft are co leads in Agnes of God.

William Petersen and John Pankow are the two leads in To Live and Die In L.A.

Danny Glover is the lead actor in The Color Purple.

Ally Sheedy and Mare Winningham are both leads in St. Elmo’s Fire.

 

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 04:31 PM

I rewatched the film last night.  Hines certainly gives the better performance.  But Lane as Gere's girlfriend is more important than Hines' and Gere is more involved in the movie with the Dutch Schultz subplot and his brother as aspiring mobster.  So I'm going with Hines as supporting.

 

It's funny that you made the decision to rewatch The Cotton Club after asking your question, because I decided today to rewatch The Hit since I never got an answer on that one. I'm glad I did, as I liked the movie more this time than last.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 03:04 PM

I would have listed Gregory Hines as lead in that, too, but it's been a long time since I've seen it.

 

I rewatched the film last night.  Hines certainly gives the better performance.  But Lane as Gere's girlfriend is more important than Hines' and Gere is more involved in the movie with the Dutch Schultz subplot and his brother as aspiring mobster.  So I'm going with Hines as supporting.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:37 PM

What about The Cotton Club?  Is Gere the only lead?

 

I would have listed Gregory Hines as lead in that, too, but it's been a long time since I've seen it.



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 12:48 AM

What about The Cotton Club?  Is Gere the only lead?



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 09:16 PM

What about The Hit? Are Terence Stamp, John Hurt and Tim Roth all leads?



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Posted 12 February 2017 - 12:22 PM

Is James Woods close to being a lead or does he disappear for too long?  It's been a while.  I don't really have an opinion on Keith Carradine in Choose Me either.

 

Yeah, Woods is gone a long time. He's supporting.



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Posted 12 February 2017 - 12:20 PM

I have De Niro as the only lead for Once Upon a Time in America.  Disagreements?

 

Is James Woods close to being a lead or does he disappear for too long?  It's been a while.  I don't really have an opinion on Keith Carradine in Choose Me either.



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Posted 11 February 2017 - 05:10 PM

I have De Niro as the only lead for Once Upon a Time in America.  Disagreements?

 

That sounds right.



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Posted 11 February 2017 - 05:08 PM

I have De Niro as the only lead for Once Upon a Time in America.  Disagreements?



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Posted 11 February 2017 - 01:48 PM


Genevieve Bujold and Lesley Ann Warren are both leads in Choose Me.

Agreed, Bogie. Wouldn't Keith Carradine also be a lead?



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Posted 11 February 2017 - 12:18 PM

I have Hedaya and Walsh as supporting.  McDormand as lead actress.  John Getz?  I would have to see it again to look at him specifically.  Anyone else?

 

McDormand and Getz are leads. I would consider an argument for Walsh as lead, too, but I personally have him as supporting.


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Posted 11 February 2017 - 09:55 AM

Leading vs. Supporting Categories in 1984 …

IMO Haing S. Ngor and Sam Waterston are both leads in The Killing Fields.  Oscar put newcomer, Ngor in the supporting category but the entire film is clearly his story along with Waterston who is helping to tell it.  And I think because Ngor won the award people began to see that they would enhance their chances of an award by putting lead performances in the supporting category.

F. Murray Abraham and Tom Hulce are both leads in Amadeus.

Anthony Hopkins and Mel Gibson are both leads in The Bounty.

Albert Finney and Jacqueline Bissett are leads in Under the Volcano.

Genevieve Bujold and Lesley Ann Warren are both leads in Choose Me.

 


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Posted 11 February 2017 - 09:54 AM

Does Blood Simple have a lead actor, or all they are supporting?

 

I have Hedaya and Walsh as supporting.  McDormand as lead actress.  John Getz?  I would have to see it again to look at him specifically.  Anyone else?



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Posted 11 February 2017 - 03:36 AM

Does Blood Simple have a lead actor, or all they are supporting?



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Posted 05 February 2017 - 06:32 AM

Leading vs. Supporting Categories in 1983 …

IMO Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger and Jeff Daniels are all leads in Terms of Endearment.

Albert Finney and Tom Courtenay are both leads in The Dresser.

Wojciech Pszoniak and Gerard Depardieu are both leads in Danton.

Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid and Scott Glenn are all leads in The Right Stuff.  Sam Shepard is supporting.

Tess Harper is the leading actress in Tender Mercies.


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