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Archive for June 14, 2011

The Oscar Quest: Best Supporting Actress – 1995

1995. Braveheart. Decent year, not a great year. Like Braveheart a lot, but, Best Picture? Not sure. Still a good choice based on the nominees, I think.

Mel Gibson wins Best Director for it — an easy (and good) decision based on the fact that DGA winner Ron Howard wasn’t nominated (talked about here). Nicolas Cage wins Best Actor for Leaving Las Vegas, which I love as a decision, as I explained here. Susan Sarandon wins Best Actress for Dead Man Walking, which I really don’t like as a decision (she should have won one, but not this year. Elisabeth Shue should have won). And Kevin Spacey wins Best Supporting Actor for The Usual Suspects, which, aside from the whole lead/supporting thing, is an awesome decision.

So in all a pretty good year, capped off by this decision, which, despite my track record, I really love. A lot.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – 1995

And the nominees were…

Joan Allen, Nixon

Kathleen Quinlan, Apollo 13

Mira Sorvino, Mighty Aphrodite

Mare Winningham, Georgia

Kate Winslet, Sense and Sensibility (more…)

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Pic of the Day: “Are you an angry man, Henry? Are you envious? Do you get envious? I have a competition in me. I want no one else to succeed. I hate most people. There are times when I look at people and I see nothing worth liking. I can’t keep doing this on my own with these… people.”