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  •  There aren't any. (5+ / 0-)

    So we get clearly lead roles like Tatum O'Neal in Paper Moon getting a supporting nod, and Peter Finch, who is not the lead in Network (less time on screen than William Holden or Robert Duvall) winning Best Actor outright.

    Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

    by pico on Sat Mar 06, 2010 at 05:10:25 PM PST

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    •  other examples..... (1+ / 0-)
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      (1) Geoffrey Rush getting a Best Actor nomination for Shine and winning, while Noah Taylor, the young David Helfgott in the movie, got totally shut out.
      (2) Admittedly, I haven't seen this one (again, the weak stomach thing), but I heard that Anthony Hopkins was only on screen in The Silence of the Lambs for something like 20 minutes, but got a Best Actor nomination, and of course he won.

      "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

      by chingchongchinaman on Sat Mar 06, 2010 at 09:10:05 PM PST

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      •  That's exactly right, on both counts. (1+ / 0-)
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        I forgot about Hopkins in particular: that's a perfect example.

        Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

        by pico on Sat Mar 06, 2010 at 09:11:26 PM PST

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        •  now, if they'd been put in the Best.... (1+ / 0-)
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          ....Supporting Actor categories, no problem, even though both characters are key in the stories, which is why they got nominated for Best Actor, I suppose.

          "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

          by chingchongchinaman on Sat Mar 06, 2010 at 09:42:56 PM PST

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