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(Buzzfeed)   The biggest Oscar upsets of all time, by category, at least until Quvenzhané Wallis wins best actress this Sunday   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 19
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2013-02-18 04:19:42 PM
4 votes:
Is this where we say fark Crash?  Because fark Crash.
2013-02-18 02:50:23 PM
4 votes:
Ah sheeit, I clicked before realizing it was buzzfeed.

F*cking garbage, please stop greenlighting their "articles".
2013-02-18 03:35:54 PM
3 votes:
How about we just stop pretending that the Oscars even attempt to recognize greatness in filmmaking. The largest bloc of Academy voters are actors; I'd trust the views of cinematographers and editors much more on who should win best director and picture than actors.
2013-02-18 02:53:47 PM
3 votes:
Kramer vs. Kramer over Apocalypse Now


Forrest Gump over Pulp Fiction
2013-02-18 04:59:19 PM
2 votes:

gunga galunga: And this year it's Silver Linings Playbook. A very well acted movie to be sure, but as a film better than Argo, Lincoln or Life of Pi? Hardly. Yet, that is the current "everybody is talking about it" movie. And what do you know, just as the Oscar race is making its final lap.


The problem with the Oscars is that what they really likes is theatre, not cinema. Make something that's cinematic, that uses a visual language and it goes right over their farking heads. It's why Kubrick and Hitchcock films never won Oscars (and I'm sure people would much rather watch Gigi than Vertigo).
2013-02-18 04:33:45 PM
2 votes:

robsul82: Is this where we say fark Crash?  Because fark Crash.


THIS.
2013-02-18 03:47:29 PM
2 votes:

farkeruk: The farking English Patient over Fargo


That was the beginning of the end for me with Oscars. Shakespeare In Love and Gwyneth Paltrow winning over Saving Private Ryan and Cate Blanchett for Elizabeth hammered in the coffin nails. Since then it's been "what mediocre movie produced by Harvey Weinstein will all of a sudden have a mammoth marketing campaign behind it that will launch it into being a top contender"? These have included, but not limited to:

Il Postino
English Patient (winner)
Shakespeare In Love (winner)
The Cider House Rules
Chocolat
Chicago (winner)
The King's Speech (winner)

And this year it's Silver Linings Playbook. A very well acted movie to be sure, but as a film better than Argo, Lincoln or Life of Pi? Hardly. Yet, that is the current "everybody is talking about it" movie. And what do you know, just as the Oscar race is making its final lap.
2013-02-18 03:26:49 PM
2 votes:
The farking English Patient over Fargo. And if you want to go outside the best picture nominees:

The People vs Larry Flynt
Trainspotting
Star Trek First Contact
Big Night
Brassed Off
From Dusk Till Dawn
Tin Cup

Seriously, that's one shiatty, boring farking film.

JasonOfOrillia: I'm surprised Buzzfeed snubbed Marisa Tomei in the best supporting actress category.


THIS

Marisa Tomei may have been a bit of an unknown and not done much after, but she absolutely farking nailed that part. It's an entertaining film because of 3 very fine performances by Tomei, Pesci and Fred Gwynne.
2013-02-18 07:51:29 PM
1 votes:

McManus_brothers: Texasgurl24: All 4 losers for best picture in 1956 were better than the winner, at least Rocky was a decent movie..

Frankly, 1952 was a joke as well.   The Quiet Man and High Noon were beaten by The Greatest Show on Earth, a farking circus movie.


1941, How Green was my Valley beats out Citizen Kane, Suspicion, Maltese Falcon, Sergeant York, among others.
2013-02-18 07:35:56 PM
1 votes:

Texasgurl24: All 4 losers for best picture in 1956 were better than the winner, at least Rocky was a decent movie..


Frankly, 1952 was a joke as well.   The Quiet Man and High Noon were beaten by The Greatest Show on Earth, a farking circus movie.
2013-02-18 05:54:08 PM
1 votes:
I would just like to throw in here that I'm disappointed that This Means War didn't get more love from the Academy this year.
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2013-02-18 05:38:25 PM
1 votes:

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: The biggest joke will be Anne Hathaway winning for her 15 minutes of screen time, giving a performance that was good, but not really great.


No Best Supporting Actress win will ever top Jennifer Hudson winning for being a good singer and a mediocre at best actress.  Apparently the voters thought they were voting for the Grammys.
2013-02-18 03:48:31 PM
1 votes:
Having watched her act in Beasts of the Southern Wild, I don't really think that Wallis winning would be an upset.
2013-02-18 03:29:06 PM
1 votes:
Maybe the Grantland Oscar travesty tournament is a better link.

Also, Tommy Lee Jones was the best thing in The Fugitive.

Better acting upsets would be Peter Sellers not winning for Dr. Strangelove or Denzel Washington for Malcolm X.
2013-02-18 03:25:11 PM
1 votes:
All 4 losers for best picture in 1956 were better than the winner, at least Rocky was a decent movie..
2013-02-18 03:18:53 PM
1 votes:

GoodyearPimp: Wow, not even a mention of Forrest Gump over Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption.


Upset means that the expected winner doesn't win. Forrest Gump was expected to win.
2013-02-18 03:16:36 PM
1 votes:
At least Rocky was a good movie, even if it didn't deserve to win over Taxi Driver or Network. Same with Dances with Wolves over Goodfellas - they were both really good movies that year. Those aren't among the biggest snubs IMO. Ordinary People, Shakespeare in Loves, and How Green Was My Valley were all legitimate snubs where incredibly mediocre movies beat legitimately great movies.

And, eh, Ben Kingsley deserved the Oscar over Ralph Finnes and Tommy Lee Jones and he wasn't even nominated that year.
2013-02-18 03:16:14 PM
1 votes:
Wow, not even a mention of Forrest Gump over Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption.
2013-02-18 03:00:08 PM
1 votes:
After finding a pretty decent digital rip of Django Unchained and watching a couple more times I have to say that Leo might have been jipped by not even getting a nomination.
 
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