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Re: Best Actress

Postby Snick's Guy » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:24 am

So, I was just thinking. There was talk earlier in award season whether Davis would be placed in lead or supporting. Had Davis been placed in supporting would she had won? Would Spencer still had triumphed? Or would they have split the vote, leading to a win by either Bejo or McCarthy?

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Re: Best Actress

Postby Precious Doll » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:22 am

Uri wrote:I'm sort of disappointed – I was sure Davis was going to win and I had a great quip to write: "There is no doubt Streep is going to win a forth Oscar. The question is – is she ever going to win her third".

I'm really, really happy I was proved wrong.


Well one could say "There is no doubt Streep is going to win a fifth Oscar. The question is - when is she ever going to win her fourth"

I think she will go on to win a fourth and fifth Oscar over the next 20 years. She has had a career like no other actress in the history of cinema has had or likely to have in any of our lifetimes.

She has this amazing ability to change her appearance so that one barely recognizes Streep herself. She does something that no other actress comes anywhere near approaching and I think it is the key to her success and acclaim. It doesn't mean she is a better actress then everyone else (she has given some of the worst performances committed to film - Mama Mia being the standout) but her ability to transform her 'look' is something I have constantly astonishing, particularly in the last 10 years. No wonder she singled out her make-up man, together they are an extraordinary team.
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Re: Best Actress

Postby Uri » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:20 am

Actually, I knew Streep was there to win once I saw her dress – the last time she was wearing a golden dress was when she won for Sophie.

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Re: Best Actress

Postby Snick's Guy » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:09 am

Ok, Now she needs to tie up Hepburn's 4 win record. Her next two films look like Oscar bait - and 18th and 19th nominations look like good possibilities

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Re: Best Actress

Postby Sonic Youth » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:59 pm

Precious Doll wrote:I liked her speech though and extra brownie points for not mentioning... Harvey.


I don't know if anyone from The Artist mentioned him either. Certainly not the director or producer.
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Re: Best Actress

Postby Uri » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:58 pm

I'm sort of disappointed – I was sure Davis was going to win and I had a great quip to write: "There is no doubt Streep is going to win a forth Oscar. The question is – is she ever going to win her third".

I'm really, really happy I was proved wrong.

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Re: Best Actress

Postby OscarGuy » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:46 pm

Didn't they? She's had how many nominations in the last decade? And at least one of them (Doubt) would have been the perfect vehicle to award her for. I don't by the line that Harvey didn't have something to do with it. There may have been the votes for Meryl as a base, but Harvey goosed the right number to vote her up, I am fairly certain.
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Re: Best Actress

Postby Big Magilla » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:43 pm

I don't know that Harvey had much to do with it.. I don't think too many Academy members needed to be reminded that Meryl hadn't won an Oscar in 29 years. Besides she deserved it on performance alone.

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Re: Best Actress

Postby Precious Doll » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:41 pm

Best impersonation of the year, without a doubt, best (lead actress) performance, not by a long shot.

And it won't be the last time that Meryl is in the winner's circle. I liked her speech though and extra brownie points for not mentioning her terrible director or Harvey.
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Re: Best Actress

Postby ITALIANO » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:40 pm

One of the best Oscar moments in recent years, and yes, a historical moment, too. They went for talent, and I'm very happy.

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Re: Best Actress

Postby OscarGuy » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:37 pm

The film is rather frustrating, Sonic, but Meryl is wonderful in it.

And let me just say that if you have any doubt about the power of Harvey Weinstein, he turned the tide here...because by all reasoning, Viola Davis should have won this prize (not my opinion, just historical observation).
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Re: Best Actress

Postby Snick's Guy » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:34 pm

did everyone hear me scream -- my girl finally got her third !!! i posted two weeks ago that the tide was turning for her!!

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Re: Best Actress

Postby Sonic Youth » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:34 pm

Do I really have to see this now? I don't LIKE vampire movies.
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Re: Best Actress

Postby OscarGuy » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:32 pm

It's not often you're a part of history, but this really is historical.
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Re: Best Actress

Postby OscarGuy » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:31 pm

I got tingly, but it's so strange for me.
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