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Didn't win the Oscar, but should have!

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I believe James Stewart gave his very best performance of all in Anatomy Of A Murder. And Jack Lemmon his best in Days of Wine and Roses. Winning is all in the timing, and what gets the most hype ( money promotion).

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First one I thought of was "The Hustler" so lets see who beat Newman that year.

 

? Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) - Maximilian Schell

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With Lemmon, I think you have to divide his performances into dramatic and comic.ROSES would be a good choice for dramatic. For comic, I would go with THE APARTMENT (although it had dramatic aspects).

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SOME LIKE IT HOT was really Lemmon's first starring role in a major film, which hurt his chances. He stood a better chance with THE APARTMENT the following year (with a more nuanced performance) but ending up losing to Lancaster.

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> {quote:title=finance wrote:}{quote}

> SOME LIKE IT HOT was really Lemmon's first starring role in a major film, which hurt his chances. He stood a better chance with THE APARTMENT the following year (with a more nuanced performance) but ending up losing to Lancaster.

Not true he made a bunch of hits for Columbia in the 50s

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I said MAJOR film, which gives me an out. I don't consider those Columbia films to be major. The only films Lemmon made prior to SOME LIKE IT HOT which I consider to be "major" were MR. ROBERTS and BELL BOOK AND CANDLE. In both of these, Lemmon had a supporting role.

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Jack Lemmon got 8 nominations total, winning 2 times. He could have gotten nominated for The Fortune Cookie and The Odd Couple as well in my opinion.

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> {quote:title=finance wrote:}{quote}

> I said MAJOR film, which gives me an out. I don't consider those Columbia films to be major. The only films Lemmon made prior to SOME LIKE IT HOT which I consider to be "major" were MR. ROBERTS and BELL BOOK AND CANDLE. In both of these, Lemmon had a supporting role.

The first 2 Judy Holiday films were big box office

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Just my humble opinion, but I thought Robin Williams deserved the Oscar for *Dead Poet's Society* and *Good Morning, Vietnam*. I guess no one took him seriously until *Good Will Hunting*.

 

I also think Sylvester Stallone deserved on for Actor in *Rocky* - quite possibly the only time he ever "acted" in a movie.

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1987 Michael Douglas won

1990 Daniel Day-Lewis won. Too bad it was one year that Cruise gave his best performance.

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Heath Ledger should have won for "Brokeback Mountain"

 

I'll second that. I don't even remember who won instead.

 

For the record, Philip Seymour Hoffman won for "Capote". The other nominees (besides Ledger) were Terence Howard ("Hustle and Flow") Joaquin Phoenix ("Walk the Line") and David Straithairn ("Good Night and Good Luck").

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I know it's not popular here to say so but I think Philip Seymour Hoffman deserved the Oscar for Capote.

 

No offense to Heath Ledger fans because I do believe Ledger gave a very nuanced performance in *Brokeback Mtn*.

 

Seymour, however, became Capote, which is very different from imitating Capote, and gave a tour de force performance.

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Actors/actresses:

 

Orson Welles in CITIZEN KANE

Richard Burton in ALEXANDER THE GREAT

Peter O'Toole in LAWRENCE OF ARABIA

Edward G. Robinson in ALL MY SONS

Olivia de Havilland in THE SNAKE PIT

Claire Bloom in THE CHAPMAN REPORT

Anna Magnani in THE FUGITIVE KIND

Leslie Howard in THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

Mary Astor in THE MALTESE FALCON

Hume Cronyn in BRUTE FORCE

Michael Redgrave in THE BROWNING VERSION

Barbara Stanwyck in DOUBLE INDEMNITY

Steve McQueen in BULLITT

Peter Sellers in DR. STRANGELOVE (Three Oscars? -- One for each role)

 

Oscar winners who should have received it for other films:

 

James Cagney in WHITE HEAT

Humphrey Bogart in THE MALTESE FALCON

Paul Newman in HUD or THE HUSTLER or COOL HAND LUKE -- or all three

 

And if they could give two Oscars for the same role, Ray Milland deserved a double for THE LOST WEEKEND.

 

Films:

 

CITIZEN KANE

HIGH NOON

 

Edited by: faceinthecrowd on Feb 8, 2010 8:42 AM

 

Edited by: faceinthecrowd on Feb 8, 2010 8:46 AM

 

Edited by: faceinthecrowd on Feb 8, 2010 5:22 PM

 

Edited by: faceinthecrowd on Feb 9, 2010 12:20 AM

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> {quote:title=faceinthecrowd wrote:}{quote}

> And if they could give two Oscars for the same role, Ray Milland deserved a double for THE LOST WEEKEND.

 

If he'd been completely in character, he'd have seen two, even if they only gave him one. ;)

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How true. And I just realized that I made an unintentional pun.

 

Milland to bartender: "I'll have a double."

(Bartender gives him two Oscars.)

Milland: "I'll give one of these to Jane Wyman."

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Norma Shearer for *Marie Antoinette* (It literally almost makes me mad to think that she did not win for this movie, her performances is unbelievably good!!!)

 

Jack Lemmon for *Days of Wine and Roses*

 

Paul Muni for *The Life of Emile Zola*

 

Irene Dunne for *I Remember Mamma*

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> {quote:title=Topsey wrote:}{quote}

> Norma Shearer for *Marie Antoinette* (It literally almost makes me mad to think that she did not win for this movie, her performance is unbelievably good!!!)

 

I agree. (honorable mention to Margaret Sullavan in Three Comrades though)

 

Norma Shearer is a revelation in Marie Antoinette especially in her final scenes. Why Davis won for the crummy Jezebel is beyond me. "Hunny Chile, you muss be outta yo' mine!"

 

ps- FaceInTheCrowd, you have excellent taste.

 

Edited by: JonnyGeetar on Feb 9, 2010 4:13 PM

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