Best Supporting Actress

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Re: Best Supporting Actress

Postby flipp525 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:22 pm

anonymous1980 wrote:
Jim20 wrote:A standing ovation? For what, exactly?


I haven't seen her performance but Octavia Spencer has been a hard-working character actress for years and years who toiled in TV guest-starring roles (I *just* saw her in a Wizards of Waverly Place episode from a few years ago) and bit parts in movies. She gets a plum role and wins an Oscar. It's a dream come true for her and it's why she's so emotional.

This thread is so gross. Who are half of you people posting?

I'd like to echo anonymous' post about how Spencer's win is a win for all the hardworking actors who've toiled in the background for years. Hers' is a performance that this category was originally meant to honor. Also, if you'll notice, she had the most impressive clip.
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Re: Best Supporting Actress

Postby Franz Ferdinand » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:10 am

Strange choice for a standing ovation, but I did like the overall acceptance.

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Re: Best Supporting Actress

Postby mayukh » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:38 am

I can't say I'm a huge fan of this particular performance but Octavia Spencer comes across as an incredibly intelligent, charismatic woman whenever I've seen her in interviews this past season. She also seems to be very talented. If anything, I'm hopeful that she will get more substantive roles as a result of this Oscar (she seems to have some very interesting projects lined up).

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Re: Best Supporting Actress

Postby anonymous1980 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:33 am

Jim20 wrote:A standing ovation? For what, exactly?


I haven't seen her performance but Octavia Spencer has been a hard-working character actress for years and years who toiled in TV guest-starring roles (I *just* saw her in a Wizards of Waverly Place episode from a few years ago) and bit parts in movies. She gets a plum role and wins an Oscar. It's a dream come true for her and it's why she's so emotional.

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Re: Best Supporting Actress

Postby jack » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:24 pm

FilmFan720 wrote:First standing ovation in Supporting Actress history??


Didn't they all stand for Monique a few years ago?

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Re: Best Supporting Actress

Postby rolotomasi99 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:23 pm

OscarGuy wrote:Didn't Mo'Nique get one?


What are you implying? :D
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Re: Best Supporting Actress

Postby OscarGuy » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:22 pm

Didn't Mo'Nique get one?
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Re: Best Supporting Actress

Postby FilmFan720 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:18 pm

First standing ovation in Supporting Actress history??
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Re: Best Supporting Actress

Postby Jim20 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:17 pm

ksrymy wrote:For being a fat, sassy, black actress playing a fat, sassy, black, racially-oppressed character. So brave!


Haha, good one...

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Re: Best Supporting Actress

Postby ksrymy » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:17 pm

For being a fat, sassy, black actress playing a fat, sassy, black, racially-oppressed character. So brave!
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Re: Best Supporting Actress

Postby Jim20 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:16 pm

A standing ovation? For what, exactly?

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Re: Best Supporting Actress

Postby ksrymy » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:15 pm

And my least favorite supporting actress winning performance has just been determined.
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Best Supporting Actress

Postby OscarGuy » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:13 pm

Octavia Spencer - The Help
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