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Postby ITALIANO » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:29 am

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ITALIANO wrote:Finally, a Best Actress choice that the Academy can be proud of. It's the kind of performance that would have won prizes in Europe, too.

The preconditioned, primal love for pretty little things is not what makes European culture superior. Try and come up with some better indications in the future.

Not that. I mean, Sandra Bullock, Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, just to name three, and it's not like they were all terrible by the way - well, they'd never even been nominated for a major prize in Europe. Maybe Europe would be wrong, but it's a fact.

Natalie Portman's performance - which is, let's face it, very good, but this isn't the point - would easily win, for example, a Cesar. It's the kind of edgy acting turn that we like here - not an easy one, not the kind which makes one confortable. This doesn't necessarily mean that the Academy did it right - though I am sure that, for once, it did.




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Postby Sabin » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:19 am

This was a good year for the Best Actress nominees and while she wasn't my choice I love that she named people on her crew, demonstrated humility towards her fellow nominees, and seemed genuinely gracious. A better winner than usual if not this year and something that was bound to happen eventually.
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Postby Damien » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:05 am

Black Swan is an atrocity, but I can only be happy that the star of V For Vendetta has an Oscar. (She also was wonderful onBroadway a decade ago as Ann Frank.)
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Postby Reza » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:18 am

danfrank wrote:I do have to say she looked very beautiful onstage.

She must be carrying a female child.

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Postby Reza » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:17 am

anonymous wrote:Natalie won while pregnant. Who else (Lead or Supporting) won while pregnant?

Off the top of my head:

Meryl Streep (I think)

Streep was heavily pregnant when she won for Sophie's Choice. I remember Sylvester Stallone presented her the Oscar and she dropped the piece of paper which had her acceptance speech.

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Postby anonymous1980 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:00 am

Natalie won while pregnant. Who else (Lead or Supporting) won while pregnant?

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Eva Marie Saint
Meryl Streep (I think)
Catherine Zeta-Jones

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Postby danfrank » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:24 am

I do have to say she looked very beautiful onstage.

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Postby Uri » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:03 am

ITALIANO wrote:Finally, a Best Actress choice that the Academy can be proud of. It's the kind of performance that would have won prizes in Europe, too.

The preconditioned, primal love for pretty little things is not what makes European culture superior. Try and come up with some better indications in the future.

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Postby rolotomasi99 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:21 pm

All the nominees were great. Natalie deserves it as much as any of them, and they would all have been worthy winners.
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Postby FilmFan720 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:20 pm

Ugh.
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Postby OscarGuy » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:19 pm

This was the first award I was truly excited about tonight. A deserved win. While I like the prizes for Inception, they didn't really have a lot of competition (except Cinematography)
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Postby ITALIANO » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:18 pm

Finally, a Best Actress choice that the Academy can be proud of. It's the kind of performance that would have won prizes in Europe, too.

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Postby anonymous1980 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:18 pm

This cheered me up after the Tom Hooper win.

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Postby Okri » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:17 pm

This made me happy.

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Postby OscarGuy » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:16 pm

Natalie Portman - Black Swan
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