View Poll Results: Which of these Oscars should've been Meryl Streep's?

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  • 2010-Julia & Julia (S. Bullock, The Blind Side)

    29 40.28%
  • 2009-Doubt (K. Winslet, The Reader)

    5 6.94%
  • 2003-(supporting)-Adaptation (C. Zeta-Jones, Chicago)

    14 19.44%
  • 1999-One True Thing (G. Paltrow, Shakespeare in Love) (also nom: C. Blanchett, Elizabeth)

    8 11.11%
  • 1991-Postcards from the Edge (K. Bates, Misery)

    1 1.39%
  • 1988-Ironweed (Cher, Moonstruck)

    3 4.17%
  • 1986-Out of Africa (G. Page, The Trip to Bountiful)

    20 27.78%
  • 1984-Silkwood (S. MacLaine, Terms of Endearment)

    5 6.94%
  • 1982-French Lt's Woman (K. Hepburn, On Golden Pond) (also nom: M. Mason, Only When I Laugh)

    10 13.89%
  • 1979-(supporting)-The Deer Hunter (M. Smith, California Suite)

    5 6.94%
  • Other (please comment) (see list below)

    6 8.33%
  • Never! Each winner, or someone else, deserved her win over Meryl

    6 8.33%
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    Quote Originally Posted by duane View Post
    I didn't see The Hours, but even if Kidman didn't deserve the nomination/win I don't care because she was so robbed of not being nominated--and winning--for To Die For.
    I agree about her being robbed of a nomination and possibly a win for To Die For. I LOVE that movie and her performance is amazing, probably the best work she's done outside of Rabbit Hole. However, I don't like retroactively awarding actors with awards because they didn't get it some other year. I don't think Kidman was the best by any stretch the year that she won, in fact, she wasn't even the best performance in her film, IMO.
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    1995 was such a strong year though. You had Susan Sarandon in Dead Man Walking, Elizabeth Shue in Leaving Las Vegas, Sharon Stone in Casino, Emma Thompson in Sense and Sensibility, and Meryl Streep who was surprisingly great in a surprisingly good adaptation of Bridges of Madison County (I think it was the last Eastwood-directed film to use color, ). Even if you would take someone out for Kidman, it's not as if the other women didn't give award-worthy performances.

    ETA: I forgot to mention another brilliant performance that wasn't nominated that year was Jennifer Jason Leigh in Georgia. Mare Winningham, who played her sister and was nominated that year for Best Supporting Actress, said during the nominees luncheon, Meryl Streep pulled her aside and said "Jennifer should be here!" Also, when Elizabeth Shue won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Actress that year, she dedicated her award to Leigh.
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    I'm not a fan of Streep. Jennifer Jason Leigh is amazing however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VIETgrlTerifa View Post
    1995 was such a strong year though. You had Susan Sarandon in Dead Man Walking, Elizabeth Shue in Leaving Las Vegas, Sharon Stone in Casino, Emma Thompson in Sense and Sensibility, and Meryl Streep who was surprisingly great in a surprisingly good adaptation of Bridges of Madison County.
    I wasn't at all impressed with Stone's performance, found nothing highly special about Shue, and thought Sarandon's nomination and win were consolations for earlier performances (didn't see Sense or Bridges).

    Totally agree about Jason Leigh. She would have been my 2nd choice for the Oscar that year.

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    I thought Shue was majorly robbed for Leaving Las Vegas. The performance was insane. Not to mention I have been a HUGE fan since I was a weeee gay boy who was completely obsessed with Adventures in Babysitting. I wanted to be her!!!!
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