Nominations are all the things in Hollywood. Nominations imply far more than they seem. Some nominations are bullshit (Casey Affleck, Emma Stone, Armie Hammer, Jared Leto, Linda Hunt, How Inexperienced Was My Valley, and Memoirs of a Geisha anybody?) whereas some are effectively deserved. Nevertheless, very often there are the movies and actors that we consider ought to have been nominated, however weren’t, for no matter cause or one other. Listed here are some stunning snubs.
Greatest Supporting Actress
Molly Shannon – Different Individuals (2016)
Typically instances, actors get supplied little selection of their roles. There are very hardly ever any instances we get to see them step exterior their consolation zone and deal with one thing severe solely to be laughed at for making an attempt to stray from their healthful roles (Elizabeth Berkley in Showgirls anybody?). Molly Shannon broke that pattern together with her emotional efficiency in Different Individuals, primarily based on the true story of Chris Kelly and his household. Shannon performs a terminally sick mom coping with the struggles and hardships of most cancers whereas her son tries to carry all the things collectively. (No, critically, deliver the tissues. This isn’t a straightforward movie to look at) Though Jesse Plemons is the principle protagonist, it’s Shannon that gives the movie with an emotional core, and it’s she, like the delicate character that she performs, that holds the movie collectively. Shannon received snubbed for Greatest Supporting Actress, with the award going to Viola Davis for her highly effective efficiency in Fences. She did nevertheless win the Spirit Award for Greatest Supporting Actress on the 2017 Impartial Spirit Awards.
Greatest Supporting Actor
Collin Farrell – Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
So, nomorefrostbite would slap me if I did not embody this. Collin Farrell’s efficiency as P.L. Travers’ father Travers Goff was criminally underlooked. Goff was an alcoholic and an unsuccessful banker, with a suicidal spouse, elevating his household with love and storytelling, one of the best he might in Australia within the mid 1900’s, tragically succumbing to his personal inside demons. Goff would change into the inspiration for Mr. Banks in Mary Poppins. Saving Mr Banks takes some liberties with the fabric (displaying a stunt at a good with a tipsy Goff being the inspiration for the Constancy Fiduciary quantity, in addition to Travers sobbing on the movie’s premiere considering of her father, relatively than being mortified at what she perceived as an sick fated hatchet job on her beloved guide. Whereas not a serious character completely, Farrell brings a heat to the function that sadly was handed by, as fuckface rapist Jared Leto received that yr for Dallas Patrons Membership, and when you aren’t emotionally lifeless inside after seeing Farrell’s efficiency, you don’t have any soul.
Isabelle Huppert – The Piano Instructor (2001)
You did not assume I wasn’t not going to incorporate her did you? Earlier than Emma Stone stole her Oscar, Huppert was neglected for her function within the erotic psychological thriller The Piano Instructor. Primarily based on the French novel of the identical title, The Piano Instructor is a couple of repressed and sexy piano instructor residing together with her shrewish mom in Vienna. Considered one of her conservatory college students decides to seduce her, and the 2 start a torrid love affair that spirals uncontrolled. Erika is into S&M, so you possibly can guess the place this goes, and sure, it’s extremely fucked up. This, like Different Individuals, will not be a straightforward movie to get via, although for vastly totally different causes; Fifty Shades this isn’t, though, curiously sufficient a yr later we’d get Secretary, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader. Huppert’s efficiency is uncooked and highly effective, and it has been cited by each Nicole Kidman and Jessica Chastain as being an affect on each of their work as actresses.
Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler (2014)
For all of the Jake followers on the market. Many many cried fowl when Jake Gyllenhaal was snubbed for his function within the American thriller Nightcrawler, which isn’t to be confused with the comedian guide character of the identical title. As a creepy voyeur-esque cameraman who prowls the streets filming in nocturne, he’s equal elements terrifying as fuck and eerie as hell. The movie can be a welcome return for Rene Russo, after she received a uncooked deal as Thor’s mom within the Marvel movie sequence of the identical title. Gylleenhaal’s efficiency is alleged to be among the finest of his profession, surpassing Brokeback Mountain and Donnie Darko for some. It is smart he would get a nomination, no? Sadly the Academy was on one thing, as a result of the one nomination Nightcrawler ever received was for Greatest Unique Screenplay.
Greatest International Movie
The Handmaiden (2016)
Earlier than Thelma got here alongside, The Handmaiden was the favourite lesbian movie of the last decade, proper mammary_glands? Park Chan-Wook’s adaptation of The Fingersmith was met with so many alocades, it was gaurenteed for an Academy Award. Till it wasn’t….Korea determined to not submit it. The movie is a lovely love story of two ladies trapped in a category society with some uncomfortable moments (from the lads), however it’s a stunning story with fabulous costumes and surroundings. The intercourse scenes aren’t gratuitous in any manner, and, not like Blue is the Warmest Shade, Chan-Wook made certain that the scenes have been filmed on a closed set with solely feminine workers current, one thing that needs to be carried out each time, however is not, as a result of sexism. Personally I might have appreciated a written adaptation to accompany the movie, a rewrite of The Fingersmith however as The Handmaiden, however the movie is implausible sufficient itself, and its a disgrace this movie wasn’t nominated, with the award deservedly going to The Salesman.
Greatest Costume Design
The one I’m most upset about is Belle. Earlier than San Junipero, Gugu Mbatha-Uncooked was finest recognized for her efficiency on this criminally underrated interval drama. Belle was snubbed for all the things. Screenplay, costume design, finest actress for Gugu Mbatha-Uncooked, want I proceed? This story, about Dido Elizabeth Belle, the multiracial daughter of an aristocrat in 18th century England, comes full with extravagant costumes and jewellery. Gugu offers among the finest performances she’s ever carried out, and I might have appreciated to have seen a nomination for her. However the costumes…oh my god the costumes. I can’t stress sufficient how fabulous they’re. The award went to Mad Max: Fury Street, which is okay, however actually….it ought to have gone to Belle.
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What would you nominate for an Academy Award?