History Main / ConsolationAward

3rd Nov '17 1:11:09 PM twilicorn
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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''.
* Creator/SpikeLee, a director who made some critically acclaimed films based on social commentary about race, such as ''Film/DoTheRightThing'', and ''Film/MalcolmX'' received an honorary Oscar in 2016 for his whole body of work, after being nominated multiple times and losing in the past. However, he didn't attend the ceremony that year, and still criticized the institution of Hollywood for its lack of diversity after accepting the award.

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* Creator/WhoopiGoldberg's win for ''Film/{{Ghost}}'' [[http://www.agonybooth.com/ghost-1990-part-1-4222 has been argued]] was argued by Agony Booth]] to have been a consolation award for her snub for ''Film/TheColorPurple''.
* Creator/SpikeLee, a director who made some critically acclaimed films based on social commentary about race, such as ''Film/DoTheRightThing'', ''Film/DoTheRightThing'' and ''Film/MalcolmX'' ''Film/MalcolmX'', received an honorary Oscar in 2016 for his whole body of work, after being nominated multiple times and losing in the past. However, he didn't attend the ceremony that year, and still criticized the institution of Hollywood for its lack of diversity after accepting the award. award.
* ''Film/TheMuppets''[='=] 2012 Oscar win for Best Song ("Man or Muppet") is seen by some as this for [[Film/TheMuppetMovie "The Rainbow Connection"]], which was nominated in the same category in 1979 but lost to the comparatively more obscure "It Goes Like It Goes" from ''Film/NormaRae''.



* Music/SteelyDan won 3 Grammies for their 2000 album ''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 ''Nature'', and noted this trope in action. In particular they said Music/{{Eminem}} should have received the 'Album Of The Year' award instead.

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* Music/SteelyDan won 3 Grammies for their 2000 album ''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 ''Nature'', and noted this trope in action. In particular they said Music/{{Eminem}} should have received the 'Album Of The Year' award instead.instead (for ''Music/TheMarshallMathersLP'').
25th Oct '17 12:53:47 PM ooh
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* Aversion: In 1996, it was thought of as certain that legendary Golden Age of Hollywood star Creator/LaurenBacall, who had never been ''nominated'' for an Oscar before, would win the Best Supporting Actress award for the poorly-reviewed Barbra Streisand vehicle ''The Mirror Has Two Faces''. When she '''didn't''' win, instead losing to Creator/JulietteBinoche for ''Film/TheEnglishPatient'' (which swept that year's awards), it was a huge shock. (Bacall would receive an honorary Oscar in 2009.)

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* Aversion: In 1996, it was thought of as certain that legendary Golden Age of Hollywood star Creator/LaurenBacall, who had never been ''nominated'' for an Oscar before, would win the Best Supporting Actress award for the poorly-reviewed Barbra Streisand vehicle ''The Mirror Has Two Faces''. When she '''didn't''' win, instead losing to Creator/JulietteBinoche for ''Film/TheEnglishPatient'' (which swept that year's awards), it was a huge shock.shock; Binoche claimed when she accepted the award that she didn't even prepare a speech in the expectation that Bacall would win. (Bacall would receive an honorary Oscar in 2009.)
22nd Oct '17 2:16:52 AM Daylight
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* Creator/SpikeLee, a director who made some critically acclaimed films based on social commentary about race, such as ''Film/DoTheRightThing'', and ''Film/MalcolmX'' received an honorary Oscar in 2016 for his whole body of work, after being nominated multiple times and losing in the past. However, he didn't attend the ceremony that year, and still criticized the institution of Hollywood for its lack of diversity after accepting the award.
18th Sep '17 5:33:08 AM JamesAustin
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** 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''.

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** However, in doing so, she beat ReneeZellweger Creator/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''.
2nd Aug '17 6:54:50 PM deimos415
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** In this same vein, Creator/JackieChan who is considered a successor to some of those influential comedians (especially to the more physically oriented ones like Buster Keaton), earning an honorary Oscar in 2016 comes off like this to some people; though for the most part it's taken in a positive light. As his body of work in general is rather unlikely to win a regular Oscar, many fans and supporters were happy that he was actually given recognition ''at all'' for his contributions to action-comedy films, stuntwork, choreography, and action scene editing.
4th Jul '17 3:43:35 PM ebrown2112
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** Its wins for Screenplay and Editing (which some thought might go to ACE award co-winner "Babel") also suggest otherwise. Some even expected "Babel" to win Best Picture and Scorsese to win Best Director, which would have been more indicative of a Consolation Award.
21st Jun '17 9:48:58 AM ClatoLawa
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* It is quite common for the Gold Logie (an Australian television award) to be awarded to someone who is retiring. A good example is John Wood, who was nominated every year from 1997 until he finally won in 2006 (the year ''Series/BlueHeelers'' was cancelled). Similarly, Kate Ritchie won the award shortly after leaving ''Series/HomeAndAway''. Subverted the following year when Ian Smith, who had just left ''Series/{{Neighbours}}'' after more than 20 years, was beaten by Rebecca Gibney for her role in Packed to the Rafters.
* Kate Bell was nominated for the Silver Logie for Best New Female Talent in 2010 for a guest role in ''Series/HomeAndAway'', because both TV Week and its ''readers'' (she had to be shortlisted by the magazine and then nominated by a reader poll) apparently forgot about her regular role in ''Series/BlueWaterHigh'' in 2005 and 2008. Considering the name of the award, it overlaps with AwardCategoryFraud.

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* It is quite common for the Gold Logie (an Australian television award) to be awarded to someone who is retiring.retiring or at least moving on from a long-term role. A good example is John Wood, who was nominated every year from 1997 until he finally won in 2006 (the year ''Series/BlueHeelers'' was cancelled). Similarly, Kate Ritchie won the award shortly after leaving ''Series/HomeAndAway''. Subverted the following year when Ian Smith, who had just left ''Series/{{Neighbours}}'' after more than 20 years, was beaten by Rebecca Gibney for her role in Packed ''Packed to the Rafters.
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* While she didn't win the award, Kate Bell was nominated for the Silver Logie for Best New Female Talent in 2010 for a guest role in ''Series/HomeAndAway'', seemingly because both TV Week and its ''readers'' (she had to be shortlisted by the magazine and then nominated by a reader poll) apparently forgot about her regular role in ''Series/BlueWaterHigh'' in 2005 and 2008. Considering the name of the award, it overlaps with AwardCategoryFraud.
19th Jun '17 8:06:24 AM TonyG
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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 was submitted for nomination.nomination but ultimately rejected. (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.
28th May '17 7:10:34 AM ClatoLawa
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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'' (she had to be shortlisted by the magazine and then nominated by a vote from readers) apparently forgot about her regular role in ''Series/BlueWaterHigh'' in 2005 and 2008. Considering the name of the award, it overlaps with AwardCategoryFraud.

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* Kate Bell was nominated for the Silver Logie for Best New Female Talent in 2010 for a guest role in ''Series/HomeAndAway'', because both TV Week and its ''readers'' (she had to be shortlisted by the magazine and then nominated by a vote from readers) reader poll) apparently forgot about her regular role in ''Series/BlueWaterHigh'' in 2005 and 2008. Considering the name of the award, it overlaps with AwardCategoryFraud.
18th Mar '17 2:03:32 PM nombretomado
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* It is quite common for the Gold Logie (an Australian television award) to be awarded to someone who is retiring. A good example is John Wood, who was nominated every year from 1997 until he finally won in 2006 (the year ''Series/BlueHeelers'' was cancelled). Similarly, Kate Ritchie won the award shortly after leaving ''Series/HomeAndAway''. Subverted the following year when Ian Smith, who had just left {{Neighbours}} after more than 20 years, was beaten by Rebecca Gibney for her role in Packed to the Rafters.

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* It is quite common for the Gold Logie (an Australian television award) to be awarded to someone who is retiring. A good example is John Wood, who was nominated every year from 1997 until he finally won in 2006 (the year ''Series/BlueHeelers'' was cancelled). Similarly, Kate Ritchie won the award shortly after leaving ''Series/HomeAndAway''. Subverted the following year when Ian Smith, who had just left {{Neighbours}} ''Series/{{Neighbours}}'' after more than 20 years, was beaten by Rebecca Gibney for her role in Packed to the Rafters.
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