Worst and undeserving Oscar Winners

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  • Posts: 161
    QT not even getting a win

    He has a oscar for best screenplay for Pulp fiction.

    Forrest Gump over Pulp Fiction, Shawshank redemption and Quiz Show. I like Gump but no way did it deserve Best picture over those three classics.

    Crash over Brokeback Moutain
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
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    Nothing against E.T but how the hell can that win for best SPFX over the incredible ground breaking work done on Blade Runner?
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
    edited August 2016 Posts: 15,689
    Can we talk about awful Oscar snubs too? I am still very angry that Jake Gyllenhaal didn't get a Best Actor nom for 'Nightcrawler', and that the kid who plays Agu in 'Beasts Of No Nation' had no nomination. That kid blew out of the water 99% of performances I've seen in a very long time.

    Crash getting Best Picture over Munich still makes my blood boil.
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
    edited August 2016 Posts: 10,588
    Thomas Newman's Skyfall Oscar. I definitely agree on Gyllenhaal. His performance in Nightcrawler was brilliant and unreal.
  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
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    jake24 wrote: »
    Thomas Newman's Skyfall Oscar. I definitely agree on Gyllenhaal. His performance in Nightcrawler was brilliant and unreal.

    Newman didn't win an Oscar he was nominated. IMO the nominations wasn't even deserved.
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
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    Can we talk about awful Oscar snubs too? I am still very angry that Jake Gyllenhaal didn't get a Best Actor nom for 'Nightcrawler', and that the kid who plays Agu in 'Beasts Of No Nation' had no nomination. That kid blew out of the water 99% of performances I've seen in a very long time.

    Crash getting Best Picture over Munich still makes my blood boil.

    I don't bother getting angry at the Oscars anymore. At the end of the day its just an award ceremony that rarely gets it right and plays everything so safe.

    Have a look at how many best actor Oscars have gone to actors playing someone with a disability or a mental defect over the years. It's ridiculous!

    As the wise Kirk Lazarus once said, "You never go full retard!"
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    Re : Hitchcock : Rebecca won best movie, IIRC. Of course, it was the producer who scooped the award, but it's a fallacy to say that Hitch never won an Oscar. Best Director he never won, that's true, and it's a scandal.
  • Posts: 2,081
    It's interesting we have a whining-about-Oscars thread, but no movie awards discussion (Oscars and other) otherwise (I take it there is no interest, thankfully there are other places for that).
    I don't remember seeing this thread before.
    So, a couple of comments also on early comments in this thread...
    OHMSS69 wrote:
    Arkin was a sentimental win but everyone felt that Eddie Murphy deserved the Oscar that year

    Clearly everyone didn't.
    Creasy47 wrote: »
    'Slumdog Millionaire' for Best Picture. That film was absolute garbage.

    I hated it too.
    doubleoego wrote: »
    jake24 wrote: »
    Thomas Newman's Skyfall Oscar. I definitely agree on Gyllenhaal. His performance in Nightcrawler was brilliant and unreal.

    Newman didn't win an Oscar he was nominated. IMO the nominations wasn't even deserved.

    Never has won for anything else, either - 13 nominations, though. But he should have won for American Beauty.

  • Posts: 140
    Driving Miss Daisy....what?
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    doubleoego wrote: »
    jake24 wrote: »
    Thomas Newman's Skyfall Oscar. I definitely agree on Gyllenhaal. His performance in Nightcrawler was brilliant and unreal.

    Newman didn't win an Oscar he was nominated. IMO the nominations wasn't even deserved.
    You're right. My mistake.
  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe The long road ahead
    edited August 2016 Posts: 8,073
    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

    The Artist.
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    Julia Roberts' Brokovich schtick winning over Ellen Burstyn in Requiem for a Dream - one of the greatest performances put to celluloid.

    Tommy Lee Jones winning for Fugitive over Pete Postlewaithe in the name of the father, di caprio in what's eating Gilbert grape and fiennes in Schindler's list.

    Even worse - Hanks winning for Philadelphia over day-Lewis in the name of the father, Neeson in Schindler's list and one of my favourite performances ever - Anthony Hopkins in The Remains of the day. Then again David Thewlis in Naked should have at least been nominated.
  • Posts: 2,081
    Hell, yes, Ellen Burstyn in Requiem For A Dream was incredible and absolutely should have won.

    And yes, Hopkins, DDL and Neeson were better than Hanks, and Fiennes, Postlethwaite and DiCaprio were better than Tommy Lee Jones. I wasn't following the race at the time, so I don't know if those winners were expected or surprises, but I didn't agree then and still don't now.
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    Okay, mine is more recent : "Writing's on the Wall" winning over Lady Gaga's "Till It Happens to You" ? I don't think so, no. And if "Happy" had won over "Let It Go", as much as I love the last song, I wouldn't have been disappointed.
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    Gerard wrote: »
    Okay, mine is more recent : "Writing's on the Wall" winning over Lady Gaga's "Till It Happens to You" ? I don't think so, no. And if "Happy" had won over "Let It Go", as much as I love the last song, I wouldn't have been disappointed.

    I love "Writing's On the Wall" and I'm happy when Bond wins anything, but I absolutely agree with this.
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    I can think of a few. Gwyneth Palthrow for her role in Shakespeare in Love winning over the amazing Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth. Shakespeare in love winning that year over Elizabeth. Actually, Shakespeare in Love winning over Nothing Like the Sun.

    Okay so Nothing Like the Sun was not nominated. It was not even made as a movie! But it deserved to be made far more than SIL, which is basically a rather mediocre romcom with Shakespeare in it.
  • Posts: 7,653
    I think that most people moaning about the Oscar wins and movies being snubbed are not right in their opinion. There is a large group of people in the US film industry voting and they come up with this US movie party that is generally a party for them and about them. So most fans should be ignored if their movies do not get picked.

    The same applies to the BAFTA and the French equivalent or even the Dutch Gouden Kalf, they generally celebrate their own stuff, with the exception of the price voted by the audience. And that is just the matter of which movie has the largest fanbase willing to vote.

    So enjoy the show and expect the votes to be different than the stuff you like.
  • Posts: 5,796
    Indeed, SaintMark. For example, the Césars have been notorious for giving the arads to movies that nobody (in the general audience, that is) have ever gone to see. It has been more pronounced in recent years. It's almost as if, once a french movie is successful, it's no longer eligible for a César. Case in point : the movie who got the César in 2008 (for movies out in 2007) was "La Graine et le Mulet" (1 010 910 spectators). The most successful french movie in 2007 was "La Môme", with 5 242 769 people seeing it (and which got Marion Cotillard a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, an Oscar and a César. Everybody had heard about it, but nobody remembers the movie that won the César that year. At least, with the Oscars, people have gone to see the movies that won.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    Jennifer Lawrence being nominated for anything. She's just playing herself, and she's always rude in interviews and her fake personality.
  • peterpeter Toronto
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    Al Pacino: SCENT OF A WOMAN. That year Denzel should have won for Malcolm X (what a great performance).

    Pacino should have one for any of: GF 1&2, SERPICO, DOG DAY AFTERNOON.

    Likewise, I don’t think Denzel should have won for TRAINING DAY.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    The English Patient over Fargo. 1996.
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    I thought Renee Zellweger was dreadful in COLD MOUNTAIN -- possibly her worst performance -- and found Sean Penn hammy and embarrassing in MYSTIC RIVER.
  • Posts: 14,816
    Gwyneth Paltrow for Shakespeare in Love. Cate Blanchett should have had it for Elizabeth. But then again, Blanchett got robbed of pretty much every Oscar she was nominated for, but did not win.

    LA Confidential should have won best picture over Titanic.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    Ludovico wrote: »
    Gwyneth Paltrow for Shakespeare in Love. Cate Blanchett should have had it for Elizabeth.
    I agree. Blanchett was outstanding.
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
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    Braveheart

    Historically complete bollocks. Anti-English propaganda of the worst kind.

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail has more credibility.
  • Posts: 14,816
    bondjames wrote: »
    Ludovico wrote: »
    Gwyneth Paltrow for Shakespeare in Love. Cate Blanchett should have had it for Elizabeth.
    I agree. Blanchett was outstanding.

    Come to think of it, Shakespeare in Love was a rather mundane romcom and had nothing remotely Shakespearean about it. Elizabeth should have won and wiped the floor.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    Ludovico wrote: »
    bondjames wrote: »
    Ludovico wrote: »
    Gwyneth Paltrow for Shakespeare in Love. Cate Blanchett should have had it for Elizabeth.
    I agree. Blanchett was outstanding.

    Come to think of it, Shakespeare in Love was a rather mundane romcom and had nothing remotely Shakespearean about it. Elizabeth should have won and wiped the floor.

    Harvey Weinstein probably paid the Oscars off to let him win.
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
    edited January 2019 Posts: 2,721
    Rod Steiger not winning for The Pawnbroker.
    Lee Marvin does a good comedic turn in Cat Ballou - but Steiger is astonishingly good in The Pawnbroker - even better than his actual Oscar winning performance In The Heat of The Night a few years later.

    Driving Miss Daisy over either Crimes and Misdemeanours or the, ironically, not even nominated Do The Right Thing.

    Not just Dances With Wolves and Costner winning over Goodfellas and Scorsese but it winning best editing over Thelma Schoonmaker. The editing of Goodfellas is breathtaking, trend setting and still influential to this day.

    Jack Lemmon not even getting nominated for Glengarry Glen Ross.

    Roberto Benigni winning over Edward Norton in American History X.

    A Beautiful Mind over anything but especially Mulholland Drive.

    No nomination for Jake Gyllenhal in Nightcrawler.

    Crash winning over Brokeback Mountain.
  • Posts: 14,816
    Kevin Costner winning any Oscar is just shameful. Dance with Wolves was so ridiculously overrated.
  • BennyBenny In the shadowsAdministrator, Moderator
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    How Peter O'Toole never won for Lawrence Of Arabia is beyond me.
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