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Old 06-23-2012, 01:08 AM   #1
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What are some of your most memorable underrated acting performances that you felt didnt get the respect they deserved?

My List
1. Dustin Hoffman as Ratso Rizzo (Midnight Cowboy)
2. Andy Serkis as Caesar (Rise of the Planet of the Apes)
3. Mekhi Phifer as Mitch (Paid in Full)
4. Aaron Ruell as Kipland Dynamite (Napoleon Dynamite)
5. Akosua Busia as Nettie Harris (The Color Purple)

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Sylvester Stallone - Rocky. He should have won at least one of the two he was nominated for.
Liam Neeson - Schindler's List. Sorry Tom Hanks was excellent in Philadelphia but to me Neeson's performance was the best.
Roy Scheider - All That Jazz. A great and totally unexpected performance.
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David Fincher and Gary Oldman don't have Oscars...
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What are some of your most memorable underrated acting performances that you felt didnt get the respect they deserved?

My List
1. Dustin Hoffman as Ratso Rizzo (Midnight Cowboy)
2. Andy Serkis as Caesar (Rise of the Planet of the Apes)
3. Mekhi Phifer as Mitch (Paid in Full)
4. Aaron Ruell as Kipland Dynamite (Napoleon Dynamite)
5. Akosua Busia as Nettie Harris (The Color Purple)

more to come!!!
The fact that you think ANYTHING related to Napoleon Dynamite deserves any award not named "Razzie" complete invalidates your thread.

...and I like Serkis, but he shouldnt have won an acting award either. Too much enhancing/tweaking/changing was done on the technical level to award him for the role.
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Im still upset Albert Brooks not only didnt win Best Supporting Actor for Drive, but he didnt even get nominated.
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Old 06-23-2012, 02:05 AM   #9
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The fact that you think ANYTHING related to Napoleon Dynamite deserves any award not named "Razzie" complete invalidates your thread.

...and I like Serkis, but he shouldnt have won an acting award either. Too much enhancing/tweaking/changing was done on the technical level to award him for the role.
I think some people's view on acting can be naive at times. When I look at great acting performances, the main question I ask myself is "Could anybody else pulled this role off?" Just like nobody could have pulled off Jack Sparrow but Johnny Depp same can be said for many actors and roles on my list. And as far as Andy Serkis goes, if you or the Academy cant realize the level of "Acting" it took to pull off "Caesar" you may have to re-evalutate your view of the art. By the way, "don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day."
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Im still upset Albert Brooks not only didnt win Best Supporting Actor for Drive, but he didnt even get nominated.
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers should have won best Picture.
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it pains me to know that Emmanuel Lubezki has yet to win an Oscar. he really deserves it
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Old 06-23-2012, 02:24 AM   #13
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The Mask - Visual Effects...instead it went to Forrest Gump

crazy...The Mask's effects for a 1994 movie are incredible
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Sylvester Stallone - Rocky. He should have won at least one of the two he was nominated for.
you haven't seen Network have you?
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Wrong Oscar

Al Pacino for The Godfather instead of Scent Of A Woman

Morgan Freeman for Shawshank Redemption instead of Million Dollar Baby

Denzel Washington for The Hurricane instead of Training Day

Kate Winslet for Revolutionary Road instead of The Reader



Actors Robbed

Julianne Moore for The Hours

Frank Langella for Frost / Nixon

Eddie Murphy for Dreamgirls

Joaquin Phoenix for Walk The Line

Stanley Tucci for The Lovely Bones

Mickey Rourke for The Wrestler

Rooney Mara for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo


Best Picture Robbed

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Honorable mention: Christopher Nolan for Inception
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Best Picture
Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction > Forrest Gump
L.A. Confidential > Titanic
Hugo > The Artist
Inception, The Social Network, Toy Story 3 > King's Speech
Gangs of New York > Chicago
Saving Private Ryan > Shakespeare in Love
Raiders of the Lost Ark > Chariots of Fire
Star Wars > Annie Hall

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Best Picture
Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction > Forrest Gump
L.A. Confidential > Titanic
Hugo > The Artist
Inception, The Social Network, Toy Story 3 > King's Speech
Gangs of New York > Chicago
Saving Private Ryan > Shakespeare in Love
Raiders of the Lost Ark > Chariots of Fire
Star Wars > Annie Hall

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Chicago was amazing! Don't hate.
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you haven't seen Network have you?
Yes I have and Peter Finch was excellent, over the top but still excellent. Did he deserve it yes a pity he was not still with us when he was announced the winner. Like I said Stallone should have won one of the two he was up for, either actor or writer. If I had to choose I probably would have went with Finch as well because he had done so much before and was due. Stallone was a newcomer and I think that may have worked against him. To me one is as good as the other.
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Star Wars is a great achievement, but not a Best Picture.
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