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#41 Bogie56

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 04:00 AM

Leading vs. Supporting Categories in 1988 …

IMO John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kevin Kline are all leads in A Fish Called Wanda.  Oscar put Kline in the supporting category which he benefited from and won.  BAFTA had him as a lead.

Barbara Hershey and Jodhi May are the leads in A World Apart.  Linda Mvusi is supporting.

John Malkovich and Glenn Close are the leads in Dangerous Liaisons.  Michelle Pfeiffer is supporting.

Sam Neill is the lead actor in A Cry In the Dark.

Melanie Griffith is the sole lead in Working Girl.

Kevin Kostner, Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon are all leads in Bull Burham.

Greta Scacchi and Joss Ackland are the two leads in White Mischief.

Genevieve Bujold is the lead actress in Dead Ringers.

Elizabeth Perkins is the lead actress in Big.

Bryan Brown is supporting in Gorillas In the Mist.

Johanna Ter Steege is supporting in The Vanishing.

I too have Juliette Binoche as a lead and Lena Olin as supporting in The Unbearabe Lightness of Being.


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Posted 12 March 2017 - 02:17 AM

The Unbearable Lightness of Being:  Binoche as lead, Olin as supporting?


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Posted 10 March 2017 - 10:53 AM

I have Alfred Molina as a co-lead in Prick Up Your Ears (1987).


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Posted 06 March 2017 - 10:25 AM

I saw Broadcast News recently and I was surprised to learn that Brooks was nominated as supporting. I think he has more screen time than William Hurt and part of the story is told from his point of view. Maybe they should both count as leading. Holly Hunter  is of course the leading actress.


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Posted 06 March 2017 - 05:55 AM

Radio Days is a tough one indeed. The little boy Seth Green is certainly leading. I think Mia Farrow could count as leading too, because there's a separate storyline revolving around her character.

 

I think Wall Street has two male leads: Charlie Sheen and Michael Douglas. I'm not sure about Daryl Hannah; her part might be too small to count as a female lead.

 

Personally I would have put Albert Brooks in the leading category for Broadcast News, but if the consensus is to put him in supporting I'll do that too.

 

Re, Albert Brooks there is no real consensus.  In fact the National Society of Film Critics nominated him in both categories for the same film.  


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Posted 06 March 2017 - 03:35 AM

Are there any leads in Radio Days?

 

I'm of the mind that some movies don't have any leads, heavily ensemble films like NashvilleShort Cuts, etc.

Radio Days is a tough one indeed. The little boy Seth Green is certainly leading. I think Mia Farrow could count as leading too, because there's a separate storyline revolving around her character.

 

I think Wall Street has two male leads: Charlie Sheen and Michael Douglas. I'm not sure about Daryl Hannah; her part might be too small to count as a female lead.

 

Personally I would have put Albert Brooks in the leading category for Broadcast News, but if the consensus is to put him in supporting I'll do that too.



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Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:37 AM

Are there any leads in Radio Days?

 

I'm of the mind that some movies don't have any leads, heavily ensemble films like NashvilleShort Cuts, etc.


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Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:30 AM

What about the female leads in Ishtar and Wings of Desire?  I'm inclined to think lead/supporting and supporting.



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Posted 05 March 2017 - 04:04 AM

Leading vs. Supporting Categories in 1987 …

IMO Faye Dunaway is the lead actress in Barfly.

Richard Dreyfuss and Danny DeVito are co-leads in Tin Men.

Albert Brooks is supporting in Broadcast News.

Jack Nicholson, Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer and Susan Sarandon are all leads in The Witches of Eastwick.



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Posted 04 March 2017 - 05:46 AM

I was planning to put Isabella Rosselini in the supporting category for Blue Velvet. I see Laura Dern as the female lead. Rosselini doesn't have that much screen time.



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Posted 02 March 2017 - 06:01 PM

What about Down by Law?

 

I have Roberto Benigni as supporting.  Probably Waits too though I don't have him listed.



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Posted 01 March 2017 - 05:34 PM

Wil Wheaton is the only lead for me.

 

I can't really disagree. The whole story is told from his perspective. I wasn't sure since the other 3 kids have almost as much screentime.



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Posted 01 March 2017 - 05:28 PM

What about Stand by Me?

Wil Wheaton is the only lead for me.



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 08:08 PM

What about Down by Law?

 

I guess Waits, Lurie and Benigni are all leads. 


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Posted 28 February 2017 - 08:06 PM

What about Down by Law?



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 01:59 PM

What about Stand by Me?

 

I was wondering about that one, too. Wil Wheaton is definitely a lead. I would say Phoenix, probably, too. I would even accept Feldman and O'Connell as leads.

 

It's not as much of an issue for me, though, because I don't put kids in the main categories. If they get their own special category, that's enough for me. I feel the same way with the Oscars and animated films. If they get their own category, they shouldn't be included with the Best Picture category, too.



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 01:45 PM

What about Stand by Me?



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Posted 27 February 2017 - 03:31 PM

In 1986 I have Linda Kozlowski as the lead actress in Crocodile Dundee.


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 12:40 PM

I have Michael Caine as supporting in Mona Lisa and Hoskins as lead. Correct?


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 12:33 PM

Emmanuelle Béart isn't in Jean de Florette, but I'll follow you for the rest.

 

Another good catch.  No wonder she didn't make my list for that film.  Wish I could say I was just testing you on that one. :lol:


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