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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The worst Oscar f*** ups of all time nominees.

I asked my Rotten Tomatoes friends to give me their ideas of what the biggest Oscar f*** ups of all time were in the categories of Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Actor, Best Actress, best Director, and Best Picture and here's what they came up with. You can vote if you want to as well.


Best Supporting Actress:

Marisa Tomei-My Cousin Vinny-1992-over everyone else

Melissa Leo-The Fighter-2010

over Hailee Steinfeld in True Grit 

Anjelica Huston-Prizzi's Honor-1985

Over Oprah Winfrey in The Color Purple

Best Supporting Actor

Tommy Lee Jones-The Fugitive-1993

Over Ralph Finnes in Schindler's List

Joel Grey-Cabaret-1972

Over Al Pacino in The Godfather

Cuba Gooding Jr.-Jerry Maguire-1996

Over William H. Macy in Fargo

Best Actress

Gwyneth Paltrow-Shakespeare in Love-1998

Over Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth

Geraldine Page-A Trip to Bountiful-1985

Over Whoopi Goldberg in The Color Purple

Maggie Smith-The Prime of Miss Jean Brody-1969

Over Genevieve Bujold in Anne of 1000 Days


Over Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction

Natalie Portman-Black Swan-2010. Unspecified replacement winner. One person voted for her to get a nom so she is more filler than anything.

Best Actor:

Tom Hanks-Philadelphia-1993

Over Liam Neeson in Schindler's List

John Wayne-True Grit-1969

Over Richard Burton in Anne of 1000 Days

Art Carney-Harry and Tonto-1974

Over Al Pacino in The Godfather Part II

Michael Douglas-Wall Street-1987

Over Robin Williams in Good Morning Vietnam

Sean Penn-Milk-2008

Over Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler

Best Director:

Tom Hooper-The King's Speech-2010

Over David Fincher for The Social Network

Kevin Costner-Dances With Wolves-1990

Over Martin Scorsese for Goodfellas

Robert Redford-Ordinary People-1980

Over Martin Scorsese for Raging Bull

Bob Fosse-Cabaret-1972

Over Frances Ford Coppola for The Godfather

Robert Zemeckis-Forrest Gump-1994

Over Quentin Tarantino for Pulp Fiction

Anthony Minghella-The English Patient-1996

Over Joel and Ethan Coen for Fargo

And Finally:

Best Picture:

Shakespeare in Love-1998

Over Saving Private Ryan

Out of Africa-1985

Over The Color Purple

Dances with Wolves-1990

Over Goodfellas

Forrest Gump-1994

Over Pulp Fiction

The English Patient-1996

Over Fargo

So there you go. Feel free to vote just remember I DID NOT CHOOSE THE NOMINEES!!!! OTHER PEOPLE DID!!!! MULTIPLE OTHER PEOPLE!!!!


  1. Best Supporting Actress: Angelica Huston
    Best Supporting Actor: Joel Grey
    Best Actress: Geraldine Page
    Best Actor: Art Carney

  2. Don't worry guys, I finished the blog. You can vote on those now. PLEASE DO!!!

  3. I agree that most fucked ups are:
    -Tom Hooper over David Fincher
    -Gwyneth Paltrow over any actresses
    -Shakespeare in love over any freakin movie
    -last one is not really fucked up for me but i agree Mickey Rourke deserved more than Sean Penn.

  4. Naseby's Dad thinks:

    Supporting Actress:
    - As far as Tomei, I'm not sure who else was nominated that year, but I can't think that hers was the best.
    - I didn't see Houston in Prizzi's but I can't imagine that it was better than Harpo's.

    Supporting Actor:
    - Jones/Fiennes: I don't remember how Jones did, but not sure hoe it could have been better than Ralph.
    - Macy/Gooding: To me that is a wash.
    - Pacino/Grey: I haven't seen Cabaret, but I know the kind of movie that it was, so I could see how it may have been better than Pacino. To me, Pacino didn't do much other than look sullen.

    The only one where I have seen both, or can think that there is a big upset would maybe be Cher/Close. Cher, as a singer, did a nice job for what she did, but it wasn't the caliber of what Close did.

    - Hanks/Neeson: To me that is a toss-up. Both are great performances. I think Tom (mostly a comedic actor up to that point) had a better overall performance.
    - Wayne/Buton: That's just wrong.
    - Douglas/Williams: No issue there. Robin did nicely, but he was still himself.
    - Penn/Rourke: Haven't seen Milk yet. My understanding is that he did a great job. The topic would sit well with the voters. That being said, I thought that a re-invented Rourke did an outstanding job.

    - Hooper/Fincher: Please. No issues there. What's wrong with Kings? This is for Director, are you confusing it with the story?
    - No issues otherwise.

    - Shakespeare/Ryan: So very very wrong.
    - OOA/Purple: Both are decent movies. While I prefer Purple, it's not a travesty.
    - Wolves/Goodfellas: I've never seen the love affair with Goodfellas. Perhaps I need to watch it again.
    - Gump/Pulp: Really? Why is this on the list?
    - English/Fargo: Who voted on these? I love the Cohens, but that movie isn't that good.

  5. Sup Actor- Tommy Lee Jones
    Sup Actress- Anjelica Huston
    Actor- John Wayne
    Actress- Cher
    Director- Robert Redford
    Picture- Dances with the Wolves

  6. gleen close deserved it 150% over cher but michael douglas gave one of teh greastest performances EVER as gordon gekko so I have no diea why he's on here as a f*ck up