History Main / ConsolationAward

31st Jul '16 12:18:31 AM ClatoLawa
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* Creator/WhoopiGoldberg's win for ''Film/{{Ghost}}'' [[http://www.agonybooth.com/ghost-1990-part-1-4222 has been argued]] to have been a consolation award for her snub for ''Film/TheColorPurple''.



* Kate Bell was nominated for Best New Female Talent in 2010 for a guest role in ''Series/HomeAndAway'', because both TV Week and its ''readers'' (as she had to be shortlisted before she was nominated by them) apparently forgot about her regular role in ''Series/BlueWaterHigh'' in 2005 and 2008. Considering the name of the award, this may overlap with AwardCategoryFraud.

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* Kate Bell was nominated for Best New Female Talent in 2010 for a guest role in ''Series/HomeAndAway'', because both TV Week and its ''readers'' (as she (she had to be shortlisted before she was by the magazine and then nominated by them) a vote from readers) apparently forgot about her regular role in ''Series/BlueWaterHigh'' in 2005 and 2008. Considering the name of the award, this may overlap it overlaps with AwardCategoryFraud.
24th Jul '16 11:04:28 AM nombretomado
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** Also, older veterans who were still active like ChrisBenoit, Wrestling/{{Kane}}, MarkHenry, were given title reigns in their late careers for paying their dues.

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** Also, older veterans who were still active like ChrisBenoit, Wrestling/ChrisBenoit, Wrestling/{{Kane}}, MarkHenry, Wrestling/MarkHenry, were given title reigns in their late careers for paying their dues.
21st Jul '16 12:00:05 PM Deacon911
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** Kidman's win also came at the expense of Julianne Moore's performance in ''Far From Heaven'', which had previously won the Best Actress prize at the Broadcast Film Critics Choice, Los Angeles Film Critics, and National Board of Review Awards and came in second place at the New York Film Critics Circle. Julianne Moore's win for ''Film/StillAlice'' in 2014 was seen in large part consolation for not having won for ''Far From Heaven'' or ''Boogie Nights'' (as she lost the latter prize to Kim Basinger in ''Film/LAConfidential'').

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** Kidman's win also came at the expense of Julianne Moore's performance in ''Far From Heaven'', which had previously won the Best Actress prize at the Broadcast Film Critics Choice, Los Angeles Film Critics, and National Board of Review Awards and came in second place at the New York Film Critics Circle. Julianne Moore's win for ''Film/StillAlice'' in 2014 was seen in large part consolation for not having won for ''Far From Heaven'' or ''Boogie Nights'' (as she lost the latter prize to Kim Basinger in ''Film/LAConfidential''). ''Film/LAConfidential''), as many feel Reese Witherspoon should've won for her performance in ''Film/{{Wild}}''.
27th Jun '16 11:16:26 AM haloinsider
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* Although the Primetime Emmys are known less for consolation awards than other organizations (as decisions were, until 2015, made by select groups of people in panels rather than by the Academy as a whole, unlike with the Oscars), Peter Dinklage's second Emmy win for ''Series/GameOfThrones'' was seen by this by some. His work in Season 5, although still considered good, was far less active than it had been in previous years, and several of the other nominees in his category were nominated for much more showy work (notably Jonathan Banks from ''Series/BetterCallSaul'', whom Dinklage cited in his acceptance speech). It was theorized by some that he won both for being the most popular actor associated with the show and for losing the award for his performance in Season 4's "The Laws of Gods and Men" the year before.
26th May '16 5:09:34 PM puellapeanut
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* Creator/JohnWayne's Best Actor win in 1969 for ''Film/TrueGrit'' is seen as a consolation for him not winning the award for his work in films like ''Film/RedRiver'', ''Film/TheQuietMan'', ''Film/TheSearchers'', and ''Film/SandsOfIwoJima'' (though Wayne was at least nominated for the latter).

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* Creator/JohnWayne's Best Actor win in 1969 for ''Film/TrueGrit'' is seen as a consolation for him not winning the award for his work in films like ''Film/RedRiver'', ''Film/TheQuietMan'', ''Film/TheSearchers'', and ''Film/SandsOfIwoJima'' (though Wayne was at least nominated for the latter). To this day, majority of people strongly feel that Creator/DustinHoffman should have one his much deserved Best Actor Oscar for his gritty, heartbreaking performance in ''Film/MidnightCowboy''.
12th Apr '16 7:12:59 PM Kid
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* Despite being one of the most beloved cartoon characters ever, no WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon ever won the Oscar until 1958's ''Knighty Knight Bugs''. A fine cartoon, but hardly Bugs' finest moment, especially compared to the previous year's ''WesternAnimation/WhatsOperaDoc'', which wasn't even submitted for nomination. (In fact, Bugs wasn't even a nominee for the previous ''sixteen'' years.). On the same token none of Creator/ChuckJones' most famous classic and influential cartoons have ever won an Oscar. In 1996 he was given an honorary award to make up for all those years.

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* Despite being one of the most beloved cartoon characters ever, no WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon ever won the Oscar until 1958's ''Knighty Knight Bugs''. A fine cartoon, but hardly Bugs' finest moment, especially compared to the previous year's ''WesternAnimation/WhatsOperaDoc'', which wasn't even submitted for nomination. (In fact, Bugs wasn't even a nominee for the previous ''sixteen'' years.). ) On the same token none of Creator/ChuckJones' most famous classic and influential cartoons have ever won an Oscar. In 1996 he was given an honorary award to make up for all those years.
8th Apr '16 5:10:41 PM twilicorn
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* A not inconsiderable number of people thought that the [[DeadArtistsAreBetter late]] Creator/HeathLedger's Best Supporting Actor win for ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' was an attempt to make up for not giving him Best Actor for ''Film/BrokebackMountain'', [[DeadArtistsAreBetter when he was still alive]].

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* A not inconsiderable number of people thought that the [[DeadArtistsAreBetter late]] Creator/HeathLedger's [[AuthorExistenceFailure posthumous]] Best Supporting Actor win for ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' was an attempt to make up for not giving him Best Actor for ''Film/BrokebackMountain'', [[DeadArtistsAreBetter when he was still alive]].
8th Apr '16 5:02:44 PM twilicorn
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* Music/{{Metallica}} won a Consolation UsefulNotes/GrammyAward after losing Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance to (shockingly) Music/JethroTull the year before. The Grammys finally realized how much Metallica had contributed to heavy metal and decided to give the award for ''[[SelfTitledAlbum Metallica]]''.

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* Music/{{Metallica}} won a Consolation UsefulNotes/GrammyAward after losing Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance to (shockingly) Music/JethroTull the year before. The Grammys finally realized how much Metallica had contributed to heavy metal and decided to give the award for ''[[SelfTitledAlbum their SelfTitledAlbum, ''[[Music/MetallicaAlbum Metallica]]''.



* SteelyDan won 3 Grammies for their 2000 album 'Two Against Nature', which was their first in 20 years. Their 70s work is extremely well regarded, but even the band wasn't totally satisfied with Two Against Nature, and noted this trope in action. In particular they said {{Eminem}} should have received the 'Album Of The Year' award instead.

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* SteelyDan Music/SteelyDan won 3 Grammies for their 2000 album 'Two Against Nature', ''Music/TwoAgainstNature'', which was their first in 20 years. Their 70s work is extremely well regarded, but even the band wasn't totally satisfied with Two Against Nature, ''Nature'', and noted this trope in action. In particular they said {{Eminem}} Music/{{Eminem}} should have received the 'Album Of The Year' award instead.
9th Mar '16 12:49:04 PM haloinsider
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* An example of the cycle continuing: In 2001, Creator/NicoleKidman was nominated for ''Film/MoulinRouge'', but lost to Creator/HalleBerry. The next year, she won for ''Literature/TheHours'', a film that has been all but forgotten. She beat ReneeZellweger in ''Film/{{Chicago}}'', who ended up winning Best Supporting Actress in 2003 for ''Film/ColdMountain''. A lot of the reviews of ''Cold Mountain'' actually contained comments along the lines of "just give Renee the Oscar already" (NOTE: She had been nominated for Best Actress in 2001 as well, for ''Literature/BridgetJones's Diary''.

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* An example of the cycle continuing: In 2001, Creator/NicoleKidman was nominated for ''Film/MoulinRouge'', but lost to Creator/HalleBerry. The next year, she won for ''Literature/TheHours'', a film that has been all but forgotten. She
** However, in doing so, she
beat ReneeZellweger in ''Film/{{Chicago}}'', who ended up winning Best Supporting Actress in 2003 for ''Film/ColdMountain''. A lot of the reviews of ''Cold Mountain'' actually contained comments along the lines of "just give Renee the Oscar already" (NOTE: She had been nominated for Best Actress in 2001 as well, for ''Literature/BridgetJones's Diary''.Diary''.
** Kidman's win also came at the expense of Julianne Moore's performance in ''Far From Heaven'', which had previously won the Best Actress prize at the Broadcast Film Critics Choice, Los Angeles Film Critics, and National Board of Review Awards and came in second place at the New York Film Critics Circle. Julianne Moore's win for ''Film/StillAlice'' in 2014 was seen in large part consolation for not having won for ''Far From Heaven'' or ''Boogie Nights'' (as she lost the latter prize to Kim Basinger in ''Film/LAConfidential'').
9th Mar '16 12:40:33 PM haloinsider
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* On the subject of Golden Age stars, while Creator/HumphreyBogart (Bacall's husband) gave his usual quality performance in ''Film/TheAfricanQueen'' opposite fellow screen legend Creator/KatharineHepburn, it is universally agreed that his Oscar for that film was ''actually'' for his work in ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon'', for which he was ignored.

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* On the subject of Golden Age stars, while Creator/HumphreyBogart (Bacall's husband) gave his usual quality performance in ''Film/TheAfricanQueen'' opposite fellow screen legend Creator/KatharineHepburn, it is universally agreed that his Oscar for that film was ''actually'' for his work in ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon'', ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon'' and ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'', for which he was ignored.
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