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Postby anonymous1980 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:47 am

I have to disagree with Natalie Portman as Maria. I think Amy Adams is far more appropriate and qualified.

Andrew Garfield is a tad too old for Rolf (he's 27 going on 28 already). Why not Justin Bieber instead? :p




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Postby Big Magilla » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:32 am

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Big Magilla wrote:Colin Firth for Von Trapp and Helena Bonham Carter for the Mother Abbess.

And Hailee Steinfeld as Leisl. :p

Melissa Leo as the housekeeper; Andrew Garfield as Rolf.

Geoffrey Rush could play Max if the Mick is unavailable.
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Postby anonymous1980 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:24 am

Big Magilla wrote:Colin Firth for Von Trapp and Helena Bonham Carter for the Mother Abbess.

And Hailee Steinfeld as Leisl. :p

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Postby Big Magilla » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:57 am

Colin Firth for Von Trapp and Helena Bonham Carter for the Mother Abbess.
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Postby Reza » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:28 am

Damien wrote:
Mister Tee wrote:Bening is more an Eleanor Parker . . . at this point.

Bening would be an excellent choice for the Baroness when Natalie Portman plays Maria in the remake of The Sound of Music.

Damien who would be your choice for Von Trapp?

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Postby Big Magilla » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:26 am

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Mister Tee wrote:Bening is more an Eleanor Parker . . . at this point.

Bening would be an excellent choice for the Baroness when Natalie Portman plays Maria in the remake of The Sound of Music.

Only if Mickey Rooney plays Max (the Richard Haydn role).
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Postby Big Magilla » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:25 am

rain Bard wrote:They might think Portman gave the better performance in this instance, or they might think it will do more overall good to the global image of the Academy if they give an award to a young actress presumably more popular with a generation they would like to reach out to.

If the first is true, that's fine. If the second is the case, shame on them.
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Postby Damien » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:48 am

Mister Tee wrote:Bening is more an Eleanor Parker . . . at this point.

Bening would be an excellent choice for the Baroness when Natalie Portman plays Maria in the remake of The Sound of Music.
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Postby rain Bard » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:21 am

They might think Portman gave the better performance in this instance, or they might think it will do more overall good to the global image of the Academy if they give an award to a young actress presumably more popular with a generation they would like to reach out to.



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Postby Big Magilla » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:00 am

Unless I'm missing someone, the only Oscar winning lead actresses in their sixties have been Marie Dressler back in the days when sixty was considered really old, Katharine Hepburn when she was still lying about her age and they thought she was in her late fifties and Mirren who won all those Emmys in her fifties. I guess Emmy voters have different considerations, eh?

What I don't understand is if they won't vote for Bening because they think she'll have other chances, what's the rush to vote for Portman? If she's not nominated again, maybe she really wasn't that good in the first place.
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Postby OscarGuy » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:40 pm

How about Helen Mirren then, Tee? Nominated at age 49 and 56 and then winning an Oscar at 61? Certainly not the same type of career trajectory, but similar enough.
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Postby Mister Tee » Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:50 pm

OscarGuy wrote:It would be like saying they had to give Katharine Hepburn an Oscar for Guess Who's Coming to Dinner because the Academy would never have another chance.

Or like saying Meryl Streep is never getting another nomination after Julie & Julia.

Except for the fact those both those women were already winners by the time in question, and were viewed as screen legends well beyond Bening's level.

Bening is more an Eleanor Parker or Marsha Mason at this point.

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Postby OscarGuy » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:59 pm

It would be like saying they had to give Katharine Hepburn an Oscar for Guess Who's Coming to Dinner because the Academy would never have another chance.

Or like saying Meryl Streep is never getting another nomination after Julie & Julia.
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Postby rolotomasi99 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:37 pm

OscarGuy wrote:True. Bening might feel that way, but she's also battling history. Only 1 actress has ever won an Oscar while she was in her '50s. When she hits her sixties, her chances improve slightly (5 60-69 actresses have won).

That is an interesting stat. There seems to be a twilight time for actresses where they are no longer the hot young thing, but not old enough to be considered a true veteran. I am not sure why anyone thinks Bening is in danger of disappearing any time soon. Unless she chooses to retire, she still has many great performances in her.
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Postby OscarGuy » Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:25 pm

True. Bening might feel that way, but she's also battling history. Only 1 actress has ever won an Oscar while she was in her '50s. When she hits her sixties, her chances improve slightly (5 60-69 actresses have won).
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