Hollywood hasn’t discarded Gabourey Sidibe. She could've disappeared after her nomination but has secured steady roles in several television series since she was recognized by the Academy. The Big C, American Horror Story: Coven, etc.
It was 12 Years a Slave that Oscar Guy said Q was barely in, not Beasts of the Southern Wild. Read closer.
No one is attacking or belittling you, mojoe. You're just not necessarily "reading the crowd" I think is the problem. As you might have been able to deduce (or, perhaps, not), the denizens of this board participate in a higher level of discussion of film, television and industry awards than other sites you might've visited in the past. This isn't fanboy central and comments such as "She sucks! Fuck her!" aren't going to cut it.
Even when tempers flare, there's still a tacit respect one has for other members of this board. For example, I often argue with Italiano. Yet, I have also agreed with him on things in the past and respect his filmic knowledge. If I recall, he was one of the only people on this board who came to my defense when I supported Catherine Keener's nomination for Capote almost a decade ago.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion. You can post your dream list for Best Actress this year. But I'm also entitled to comment on it if I think it's utterly ridiculous.
I think it's interesting that you have some correspondence with Janet Suzman. That's the kind of interesting tidbit that has kept this board alive since the late 90s when many of us first discovered it. If I were you, I'd sit back and try to pulse the crowd before posting more. You should take FilmFan's post in the other thread to heart.
"The mantle of spinsterhood was definitely in her shoulders. She was twenty five and looked it."
-Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell