Skip to main content

View Diary: Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CXCIX: Oscars Denied Edition (162 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  other examples..... (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    pico

    (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

    [ Parent ]

    •  That's exactly right, on both counts. (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      chingchongchinaman

      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

      [ Parent ]

      •  now, if they'd been put in the Best.... (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        pico

        ....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

        [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

  • Recommended (123)
  • Community (58)
  • 2016 (45)
  • Elections (37)
  • Environment (35)
  • Media (34)
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership (33)
  • Republicans (31)
  • Hillary Clinton (30)
  • Law (28)
  • Barack Obama (27)
  • Iraq (27)
  • Civil Rights (25)
  • Jeb Bush (24)
  • Climate Change (24)
  • Culture (23)
  • Economy (20)
  • Bernie Sanders (18)
  • Labor (18)
  • Senate (16)
  • Click here for the mobile view of the site