For Your Consideration: Aubrey Plaza, Best Actress, Ingrid Goes West

As those of us that follow the Oscar race know, Best Actress this year is a bloodbath with no clear frontrunner. You have Sally Hawkins for The Shape Of Water and Frances McDormand for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri out in front. Then names like Margot Robbie for I, Tonya, Saoirse Ronan for Lady Bird, […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 20/20

RE-POST And now, the end is near, and so we face the final cinematic curtain. My film friends, I’ll say it clear, we stated our case for Oscar snubs, of which I’m certain. Regrets, hell yeah, we have a few, the Academy would argue there are too few to mention. So we did what we […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 19/20

RE-POST So we reach the penultimate 5 of actors and actresses who were not nomination for an Oscar, and feel they should have. You’ve come this far, you may as well crack on til the end now. Jessica Chastain for A Most Violent Year (2014) – – – Robin Write @Filmotomy Warning: some serious, unashamed, […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 18/20

RE-POST Here you’ll find a couple of French, a couple of Greeks, not to mention a Dane, and a Norwegian. Your thoughts are always welcome in the comments section below.  Aggeliki Papoulia / Mary Tsoni for Dogtooth (2010) – – – Robin Write @Filmotomy Yorgos Lanthimos’s surreal Dogtooth is a bit like a scab you ought not […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 17/20

RE-POST So we reach the penultimate part of the Oscar Missables. A pleasantly mixed bag too, with a few out-there options as well as some that were pretty obvious – to us not voting that is. The Queen of Oscar Nominations also shows up here – so no, she was not nominated for everything she did… […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 16/20

RE-POST This 5 features, in my opinion, one of the finest pieces of acting by a child I have ever seen – and the odds are most of you have sadly not even heard of the movie. Until now. Christian Bale for American Psycho (1999) – – – Tim J. Krieg @FiveStarFlicks Not all Oscar […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 15/20

RE-POST Some truly crazed and murderous men acting their socks off here – and one man just trying to stay alive. Not one made the short-list come Oscar time. Part 15 of our list of 100 Academy Award Absentees also includes some terrific work by the female branch, their range covers extreme loss and self-abuse. […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 14/20

RE-POST Sorry Albert Brooks you are outnumbered here by feisty, fierce women. Go take a look at these Oscar never-weres. Jennifer Jason Leigh for The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) – – – Robin Write @Filmotomy Jennifer Jason Leigh has hardly been synonymous with an Oscar contender in her moderately successful film career. That reputation is misleading […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 13/20

RE-POST – Originally Published September 2015. Here are 5 more acting performances not nominated for an Oscar. And might I add even further gratitude to those writing for me at the moment, your enthusiasm and talent is highly appreciated. Bryce Dallas Howard for The Village (2004) – – – Robin Write @Filmotomy With The Village continuing […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 12/20

RE-POST Another influx of Brits coming up. Including one we don’t often see on screen as the actor, but rather the creature he portrays – which ought to be a talking point about how the Academy intend to honor such performances. Gary Oldman for Sid and Nancy (1986) – – – Steve Schweighofer @banjoonthecrag Being a […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 11/20

RE-POST As we leap forth into the final half of our 100 Performances Oscar Forgot series I decided to reshuffle the running order a little bit to squeeze in an entire section of British talent into one section. Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences, we thought you loved the Brits. Carey Mulligan for Shame […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 10/20

RE-POST Another miserable lot to wet your awards season appetite. Not that I am grumbling, mind, it’s hard to argue with any of the next 5 terrific performances. Berenice Bejo for The Past (2013) – – – Robin Write @Filmotomy Here we go again with the actresses of 2013. I know I have covered a […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 9/20

RE-POST As that satisfying feeling washed over me editing this very piece, and was about to send it out into the world I noticed the theme of sheer misery running through the images chosen (the order of the 100 is pretty random) – don’t let that visual lack of joy put you off though. Here […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 8/20

RE-POST Some of these went on to be nominated for other roles, a couple would even win Oscars, but that makes these 5 no less relevant or important. As always please chip in with your own in the comments. Mark Ruffalo for You Can Count on Me (2000) – – – Robin Write @Filmotomy Kenneth […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 7/20

RE-POST Welcome to Part 7 of the 100 Performances Oscar Forgot. We like to believe they simply forgot as some these performances not honored with Academy Award nominations are bordering on criminal activity. Feel free to comment in the section below – it helps to get it off your chest. Courtney Love for The People […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 6/20

RE-POST Okay so as you have likely already noticed, there will be some of the choices including two performances. Not really cheating, sometimes it is just appropriate to group them. As we do for the first of the next 5 here: Fred MacMurray / Edward G. Robinson for Double Indemnity (1944) – – – Tim J. […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 5/20

RE-POST There’s a definite, and I assure you non-deliberate, theme of foreign-language and varying comedic performances in the fifth part of our delve into highlighting Oscar omissions. Take a look.  Jeanne Moreau for Jules et Jim (1962) – – – Robin Write @Filmotomy You can still see the rules of the game being altered before your […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 4/20

RE-POST As I browsed through the many suggestions for this Oscars 100 Non-Nominee list some of them still have me scratching my head to this day. Let’s get straight into the fourth 5 forgotten performers then, and give them the pat on the back they deserve. Adele Exarchopoulos for Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013) – […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 3/20

RE-POST There are a hundred and one reasons why an actor or actress may miss out on a nomination. We’ve been debating these very choices for many years. Here are 5 more to add to that. Emily Blunt for The Devil Wears Prada (2004) – – – Robin Write @Filmotomy You don’t require to be a […]

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