A. BENIGNI BLEW IT AT THE AWARDS CEREMONY! DEOSCARIZE BEST ACTOR 1998!

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Submit for your consideration that movies that were made almost twenty years ago, now have it in them to begin to show their potential of becoming classic films with classic film performances therein because to be sure, just as it has in every decade since its existence began, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has gotten it wrong from time to time no less so in the nineties than in every other decade.

WINNER BEST PICTURE 1998 SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

WINNER BEST PICTURE 1998
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WINNER Best Picture 1999 AMERICAN BEAUTY

WINNER Best Picture 1999
AMERICAN BEAUTY

 

 

WINNER Best Picture 1991 SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

WINNER Best Picture 1991
SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

 

Actually some DeOscarize.com fans want to DeOscarize Titanic Best Picture 1997.

WINNER Best Picture 1997 TITANIC

WINNER Best Picture 1997
TITANIC

 

I have to admit the idea has merit but not on this edition of DeOscarize.com but definitely worth discussing in the very near future. So watch for that. Meanwhile, this DeOscarize.com brings to your attention an ill-deserved award while a much more deserving recipient was not even nominated. I speak of a fine actor who gave a very fine portrayal of William Shakespeare in Shakespeare in Love, Joseph Fiennes

SNUBBED by the ACADEMY Best Actor 1998 JOSEPH FIENNES Born: 1970 SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

SNUBBED by the ACADEMY
Best Actor 1998
JOSEPH FIENNES
Born: 1970
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

brother of Ralph Fiennes,

NOMINEE 1993  Best Supporting Actor  RALPH FIENNES Born: 1962 SCHINDLER'S LIST

NOMINEE 1993
Best Supporting Actor
RALPH FIENNES
Born: 1962
SCHINDLER’S LIST

another actor who`s been unfairly denied more than once by the Academy

NOMINEE Best Actor 1996 RALPH FIENNES Born: 1962 THE ENGLISH PATIENT

NOMINEE Best Actor 1996
RALPH FIENNES
Born: 1962
THE ENGLISH PATIENT

like just this past year in The Grand Budapest Hotel. Great film, great performance and he wasn`t even nominated.

SNUBBED by the ACADEMY BEST ACTOR 2014 RALPH FIENNES THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL with TILDA SWINTON Academy Award 2007

SNUBBED by the ACADEMY
BEST ACTOR 2014
RALPH FIENNES
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL with TILDA SWINTON
Academy Award 2007

 

Gwyneth Paltrow won Best Actress 1998 for her performance in this movie.

WINNER Best Actress 1998 GWYNETH PALTROW Born: 1972 SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

WINNER Best Actress 1998
GWYNETH PALTROW
Born: 1972
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

Practically all of her scenes are with Joseph Fiennes. She gives an academy calibre performance and he doesn`t ?  That`s not how acting works.

GWYNETH PALTROW & JOSEPH FIENNES She gets an Award and he doesn't?

GWYNETH PALTROW & JOSEPH FIENNES
She gets an Award and he doesn’t?

He should have at least gotten a nomination just like she did and Judi Dench

WINNER 1998 Best Supporting Actress JUDI DENCH Born:  1934 SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

WINNER 1998
Best Supporting Actress
JUDI DENCH
Born: 1934
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

 did and Geoffrey Rush did

NOMINEE 1998 Best Supporting Actress Geoffrey Rush Born: 1951 SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

NOMINEE 1998
Best Supporting Actress
Geoffrey Rush
Born: 1951
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

but not Joseph Fiennes?

SNUBBED by the ACADEMY Best Actor 1998 JOSEPH FIENNES Born: 1970 SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

SNUBBED by the ACADEMY
Best Actor 1998
JOSEPH FIENNES
Born: 1970
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

Come on. By the way Tom Wilkinson was also snubbed by the Academy for his lovely supporting performance as Mr. Fenneyman.

SNUBBED by the ACADEMY Best Supporting Actor 1998 TOM WILKINSON Born: 1948 SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

SNUBBED by the ACADEMY
Best Supporting Actor 1998
TOM WILKINSON
Born: 1948
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

 

He would have won had he been nominated. But I believe the Academy snubbed him for James Coburn’s sake.

WINNER Best Supporting Actor 1998 JAMES COBURN 1928-2002 AFFLICTED

WINNER Best Supporting Actor 1998
JAMES COBURN
1928-2002
AFFLICTED

 

JAMES COBURN, 1960 in THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

JAMES COBURN, 1960
in
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

Before we get to the DeOscarization, there are a couple of other injustices about Shakespeare in Love that bother me and are food for thought for future consideration at DeOscarize.com. For example, Shakespeare in Love is chosen Best Picture 1998

WINNER BEST PICTURE 1998 SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

WINNER BEST PICTURE 1998
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

but John Madden, it`s director is not chosen Best Director.

NOMINEE Best Director 1998 JOHN MADDEN Born: 1949 SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

NOMINEE Best Director 1998
JOHN MADDEN
Born: 1949
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

Instead Steven Spielberg gets Best Director 1998 for Saving Private Ryan.

WINNER Best Director 1998 STEVEN SPIELBERG  Born: 1946 SAVING PRIVATE RYAN

WINNER Best Director 1998
STEVEN SPIELBERG
Born: 1946
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN

 

 

NOMINEE Best Picture 1998 SAVING PRIVATE RYAN

NOMINEE Best Picture 1998
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN

Like I said, we`re going to put this aside for now and save it for a future presentation because I have a theory as to why Mr. Spielberg won and consequently why John Madden did not. And lest we forget a tacit rule at DeOscarize.com that he or she who directs the best picture of the year should be the best director of the year. That’s how it usually goes and when it doesn’t there’s a reason. So it will be dealt with at DeOscarize.com in due time.

Meanwhile to add insult to the injury done to Joseph Fiennes, is the behaviour of Roberto Begnini

WINNER Best Actor 1998 ROBERTO BENIGNI Born: 1952 LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL

WINNER Best Actor 1998
ROBERTO BENIGNI
Born: 1952
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL

upon the announcement that he had won Best Actor 1998 for his performance in Life is Beautiful.

WINNER Best Foreign Film 1998 LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL

WINNER Best Foreign Film 1998
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL

A lovely film but it was his performance at the Awards Ceremony that should have DeOscarized him right then and there.

ROBERTO BENIGNI at the ACADEMY AWARDS CEREMONY  MARCH 21, 1999

ROBERTO BENIGNI at the ACADEMY AWARDS CEREMONY
MARCH 21, 1999

 

His walk along the tops of the seats in front of him looked stupid, not funny.

ROBERTO BENIGNI at the ACADEMY AWARDS CEREMONY MARCH 21, 1999

ROBERTO BENIGNI at the ACADEMY AWARDS CEREMONY
MARCH 21, 1999

To attempt to be funny at the moment the Academy has guaranteed cinema immortality by way of an Academy Award makes the recipient unworthy and a fit and proper subject for DeOscarize.com.

 

You are here to affirm or appeal my decision to DeOscarize Roberto Benigni

DeOSCARIZE Best Actor 1998 ROBERTO BENIGNI 1952 LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL

DeOSCARIZE Best Actor 1998
ROBERTO BENIGNI
1952
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL

for his unforgettably bad performance at the Awards Ceremony that night and make Joseph Fiennes the NEW Best Actor 1998

NEW Best Actor 1998 JOSEPH FIENNES Born: 1970 SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

NEW Best Actor 1998
JOSEPH FIENNES
Born: 1970
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

for his unforgettable and still vibrant performance as William Shakespeare in Shakespeare in Love. His performance holds up beautifully to this day.

 

By the way, I think if Joseph Fiennes had been nominated he would have won that night and I believe that is why he was not nominated. Prove me wrong. I’d love you to disprove my belief that from time to time the members of the Academy do the unjust on purpose. That is why DeOscarize dot com is necessary so that immortality be not denied to the deserving. They say there’s no justice in the real world but there is in mine. Welcome fellow film buffs and lovers of justice. Everyone has a place at DeOscarize.com.

Of course I can see where folks might think I’m wrong. I’m prepared to make my case for DeOscarizing Roberto Benigni. Can you make the case to prevent it? Is there someone else you would DeOscarize Benigni for? Let’s discuss it.

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Enjoy! Discuss! Prevail!

 Copyright © 2015 Thomas O’Neill

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