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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.
Actually some DeOscarize.com fans want to DeOscarize Titanic Best Picture 1997.
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
brother of Ralph Fiennes,
another actor who`s been unfairly denied more than once by the Academy
like just this past year in The Grand Budapest Hotel. Great film, great performance and he wasn`t even nominated.
Gwyneth Paltrow won Best Actress 1998 for her performance in this movie.
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.
He should have at least gotten a nomination just like she did and Judi Dench
did and Geoffrey Rush did
but not Joseph Fiennes?
Come on. By the way Tom Wilkinson was also snubbed by the Academy for his lovely supporting performance as Mr. Fenneyman.
He would have won had he been nominated. But I believe the Academy snubbed him for James Coburn’s sake.
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
but John Madden, it`s director is not chosen Best Director.
Instead Steven Spielberg gets Best Director 1998 for 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
upon the announcement that he had won Best Actor 1998 for his performance in Life is Beautiful.
A lovely film but it was his performance at the Awards Ceremony that should have DeOscarized him right then and there.
His walk along the tops of the seats in front of him looked stupid, not funny.
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
for his unforgettably bad performance at the Awards Ceremony that night and make Joseph Fiennes the NEW Best Actor 1998
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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