One tweet is fitting here:
People complain Spielberg/LINCOLN campaigning for Oscar, but if I made SAVING PRIVATE RYAN and lost to SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE I'd campaign too.
Spielberg vs. the Industry. Who Will Win In The End?
One of my favorite Oscar upsets is Shakespeare in Love over Saving Private Ryan! I guess I'm one of the few that were rooting for both Shakespeare and Paltrow on that night.
I think it's pretty clear - as least it is to me in how they rolled the film out and adjusted its advertising - that they thought Lincoln would be positioned as undeniable around this point.
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Considering that Shakespeare in Love>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Saving Private Ryan I'd say that Spielberg's fanboys need to just...MOVE.ON
Well, I didn't really care if Cate won at the time because she was a new actress and I figured she'd have lots of chances, which she did, and of course Paltrow only had that one chance and I thought her performance was wonderful and it was great to see a romantic/comedic performance win over the usual screaming and shouting dramatic fireworks.
Actually, even though I was rooting hard for SPR, SIL is an excellent choice. Of the five nominees I'd have it at 3rd - but I think it was one one of the better BP winners of the last 15 years or so. But that speaks more to the quality of the 1998 field (which I still think is one of the stronger ones) than anything.
Blanchett raised her voice a few times but not really any screaming or shouting. The most dramatic lines were pretty quiet like "the let him sign it. And have it all be done."
LOL, I love how easy it is to see some people's SAG ballots on Twitter. Means nothing, but still fun.
I really feel as if DeNiro's so winning. I wonder about Field's odds for an upset, but that may just be wishful thinking! A night of only Silver Linings and Lincoln would be odd.
But I was thinking last night about how odd Lincoln's trajectory is. Like, it probably won't win SAG or PGA and DGA is a toss up. For something that is supposed to be a way out front frontrunner it seems like there's very little passion for it.
Saving Private Ryan is such a mediocre bore. Like, I'll never understand that manipulative embarassment being regarded as the best of anything.