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post Aug 22 2017, 10:42 AM
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The nominees were:
Marion Cotillard "La Vie en Rose"
Cate Blanchett "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"
Julie Christie "Away From Her"
Laura Linney "The Savages"
Ellen Page "Juno"

What were your favourites? What was unfairly snubbed? Who shouldn't have even been here in the first place?

Here are some of the other nominees from major awards from the same year:
Golden Globes
Julie Christie "Away From Her"
Cate Blanchett "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"
Keira Knightley "Atonement"
Angelina Jolie "A Mighty Heart"
Jodie Foster "The Brave One"

Musical or Comedy:
Marion Cotillard "La Vie en Rose"
Amy Adams "Enchanted"
Nikki Blonsky "Hairspray"
Helena Bonham Carter "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"
Ellen Page "Juno"

Marion Cotillard "La Vie en Rose"
Cate Blanchett "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"
Julie Christie "Away From Her"
Keira Knightley "Atonement"
Ellen Page "Juno"

SAG Awards
Julie Christie "Away From Her"
Cate Blanchett "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"
Marion Cotillard "La Vie en Rose"
Angelina Jolie "A Mighty Heart"
Ellen Page "Juno"

2016 Best Picture
2016 Best Leading Actress
2016 Best Leading Actor
2016 Best Supporting Actress
2016 Best Supporting Actor
2016 Best Director

2015 Best Picture
2015 Best Leading Actress
2015 Best Leading Actor
2015 Best Supporting Actress
2015 Best Supporting Actor
2015 Best Director

2014 Best Picture
2014 Best Leading Actress
2014 Best Leading Actor
2014 Best Supporting Actress
2014 Best Supporting Actor
2014 Best Director

2013 Best Picture
2013 Best Leading Actress
2013 Best Leading Actor
2013 Best Supporting Actress
2013 Best Supporting Actor
2013 Best Director

2012 Best Picture
2012 Best Leading Actress
2012 Best Leading Actor
2012 Best Supporting Actress
2012 Best Supporting Actor
2012 Best Director

2011 Best Picture
2011 Best Leading Actress
2011 Best Leading Actor
2011 Best Supporting Actress
2011 Best Supporting Actor
2011 Best Director

2010 Best Picture
2010 Best Leading Actress
2010 Best Leading Actor
2010 Best Supporting Actress
2010 Best Supporting Actor
2010 Best Director

2009 Best Picture
2009 Best Leading Actress
2009 Best Leading Actor
2009 Best Supporting Actress
2009 Best Supporting Actor
2009 Best Director

2008 Best Picture
2008 Best Leading Actor

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post Aug 22 2017, 10:47 AM
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Seen three of these and this would be my ranking:

1 Marion Cotillard
2 Julie Christie
3 Ellen Page

Cotillard - This is one of my favourite performances of all-time, it's amazing how she managed to portray one woman throughout different stages of her life. There was heaps of emotion in her singing scenes and I just found it one of the most captivating portrayals of a character I've ever seen wub.gif

Christie - She was probably runner-up in the real Oscars too and it's not hard to see why. It reminds me of Julianne Moore in Still Alice or Judi Dench in Iris where some of the scenes just tear your heart out. I'm not that familiar with Christie's older films but it's a shame she hasn't done much of note since this either.

Ellen Page - Perfect for this role but the role is a bit light in comparison to the other two so I have had to rank her a bit lower. She seemed so promising at the time though so it's also a shame we haven't seen her do many good films since (Inception aside really...) sad.gif

In terms of snubs, I really think Keira Knightley could have made it in if she was pushed supporting. She hardly has a big role so it wouldn't be category fraud and she was just as good in this as she was in her actual two Oscar nominations (if not better!). A bit of a shame Ronan was the only acting nomination from this film when McAvoy, Knightley and Redgrave all nailed it too ! sad.gif

Helena Bonham Carter would have been in my top five too but she probably never stood much of a chance in reality despite the Golden Globe nomination. She's so underrated though, 2 Oscar nominations does not do her justice at all. It's a bit gutting that Depp stole the attention here because they made a great duo in the film but she didn't get half the love from the awards cry.gif
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post Aug 22 2017, 08:01 PM
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Amy deserved the Oscar nod for Enchanted smoke.gif
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post Aug 23 2017, 11:16 AM
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The performance that Cotillard gave is probably one of the best of all time, so it's a good thing she won! Her performance is really quite something. The confidence she oozes, the big emotional scenes and the subtle ones are all splendid as well!
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