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27th May '16 4:29:17 AM StayLucky
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** Creator/OliviaDeHavilland won Best Actress for playing a mental patient in "The Snake Pit" 20 years before Robertson won.
3rd May '16 10:47:44 PM gemmabeta2
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* Currently, the Oscars is the only Hollywood award that have a substantial number of actors as voters (as opposed to other awards, which are generally judged by select insiders, critics, or press). So nominated films tends to be quite "actor-y" dialogue-heavy character-driven pieces (come on, try to think of a few action-driven or plot-driven winners besides ''Film/TheReturnOfTheKing'').
1st May '16 11:44:34 AM RobTan
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* ''Come See The Paradise'' was identifed by a UCLA study as the most blatant Oscar Bait in film history. A period drama that spanned TheGreatDepression ''and'' UsefulNotes/WorldWarII; touched on Japanese internment despite having a safely white, clean-cut male protagonist; included a MalignedMixedMarriage between the hero and a Japanese woman; and ends with the main character returning to his family after serving prison time for a years-old crime he was an unwitting, innocent accomplice in. The Academy basically ignored it, apparently out of disdain for the sheer shamelessness of the pandering.

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* ''Come See The Paradise'' was identifed by a UCLA study as the most blatant Oscar Bait in film history. A period drama that spanned TheGreatDepression ''and'' UsefulNotes/WorldWarII; touched on Japanese internment despite having a safely white, clean-cut male protagonist; included a MalignedMixedMarriage between the hero and a Japanese woman; and ends with the main character returning to his family after serving prison time for a years-old crime he was an unwitting, innocent accomplice in. The Academy basically ignored it, apparently out of disdain for the sheer shamelessness of the shameless pandering.
1st May '16 11:43:27 AM RobTan
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* ''Come See The Paradise'' was identifed by a UCLA study as the most blatant Oscar Bait in film history. A period drama that spanned TheGreatDepression ''and'' UsefulNotes/WorldWarII; touched on Japanese internment despite having a safely white, clean-cut male protagonist; included a MalignedMixedMarriage between the hero and a Japanese woman; and ends with the main character returning to his family after serving prison time for a years-old crime he was an unwitting, innocent accomplice in. The Academy basically ignored it, apparently out of disdain for the sheer shamelessness of the pandering.



* ''Film/TheRevenant'', aka ''Just Give [=DiCaprio=] His Oscar Already''. Fictionalised historical drama about a man struggling to overcome the harsh elements and take revenge for the death of his son; everything shown in excruciating, realistic detail; gritty, washed out colour pallet; lingering, beautiful establishing shots; minimal sound design with long periods of silence; and Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio method acting himself half to death (see above). It also follows the typical Academy tradition of giving awards to those who are "due" them rather than rewarding them for recent work; [=DiCaprio's=] constant [[AwardSnub Award Snubs]] despite starring in [[Film/Titanic1997 some of]] [[Film/TheDeparted the]] [[Film/{{Inception}} biggest and]] [[Film/DjangoUnchained most critically]] [[Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet acclaimed films]] of the last three decades was a RunningGag in Hollywood, but he eventually won "Best Actor" with an angsty biopic rather than any of his [[SummerBlockbuster Summer Blockbusters]].

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* ''Film/TheRevenant'', aka ''Just Give [=DiCaprio=] His Oscar Already''. Fictionalised historical drama about the true story of a man struggling to overcome the harsh elements and take revenge for the death of his totally fictional son; everything shown in excruciating, realistic detail; gritty, washed out colour pallet; lingering, beautiful establishing shots; minimal sound design with long periods of silence; and Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio method acting himself half to death (see above). It also follows the typical Academy tradition of giving awards to those who are "due" them rather than rewarding them for recent work; [=DiCaprio's=] constant [[AwardSnub Award Snubs]] despite starring in [[Film/Titanic1997 some of]] [[Film/TheDeparted the]] [[Film/{{Inception}} biggest and]] [[Film/DjangoUnchained most critically]] [[Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet acclaimed films]] of the last three decades was a RunningGag in Hollywood, but he eventually won "Best Actor" with an angsty biopic rather than any of his [[SummerBlockbuster Summer Blockbusters]].
1st May '16 11:28:28 AM RobTan
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* ''Film/TheRevenant'', aka ''Just Give [=DiCaprio=] His Oscar Already''. Fictionalised historical drama about a man struggling to overcome the harsh elements and take revenge for the death of his son; everything shown in excruciating, realistic detail; gritty, washed out colour pallet; lingering, beautiful establishing shots; minimal sound design with long periods of silence; and Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio method acting himself half to death. It also follows the typical Academy tradition of giving awards to those who are "due" them rather than rewarding them for recent work; [=DiCaprio's=] constant [[AwardSnub Award Snubs]] despite starring in [[Film/Titanic1997 some of]] [[Film/TheDeparted the]] [[Film/{{Inception}} biggest and]] [[Film/DjangoUnchained most critically]] [[Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet acclaimed films]] of the last three decades was a RunningGag in Hollywood, but he eventually won "Best Actor" with an angsty biopic rather than any of his [[SummerBlockbuster Summer Blockbusters]].

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* ''Film/TheRevenant'', aka ''Just Give [=DiCaprio=] His Oscar Already''. Fictionalised historical drama about a man struggling to overcome the harsh elements and take revenge for the death of his son; everything shown in excruciating, realistic detail; gritty, washed out colour pallet; lingering, beautiful establishing shots; minimal sound design with long periods of silence; and Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio method acting himself half to death.death (see above). It also follows the typical Academy tradition of giving awards to those who are "due" them rather than rewarding them for recent work; [=DiCaprio's=] constant [[AwardSnub Award Snubs]] despite starring in [[Film/Titanic1997 some of]] [[Film/TheDeparted the]] [[Film/{{Inception}} biggest and]] [[Film/DjangoUnchained most critically]] [[Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet acclaimed films]] of the last three decades was a RunningGag in Hollywood, but he eventually won "Best Actor" with an angsty biopic rather than any of his [[SummerBlockbuster Summer Blockbusters]].
1st May '16 11:26:14 AM RobTan
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* ''Film/TheRevenant'', aka ''Just Give [=DiCaprio=] his Oscar Already''. Fictionalised historical drama about a man struggling to overcome the harsh elements and take revenge for the death of his son; everything shown in excruciating, realistic detail; gritty, washed out colour pallet; lingering, beautiful establishing shots; minimal sound design with long periods of silence; and Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio method acting his way into an early grave. It also follows the typical Academy tradition of giving awards to those who are "due" them rather than rewarding them for recent work; [=DiCaprio's=] constant [[AwardSnub Award Snubs]] despite starring in [[Film/Titanic1997 some of]] [[Film/TheDeparted the]] [[Film/{{Inception}} biggest and]] [[Film/DjangoUnchained most critically]] [[Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet acclaimed films]] of the last three decades was a RunningGag in Hollywood, but he eventually won "Best Actor" with an angsty biopic rather than any of his [[SummerBlockbuster Summer Blockbusters]].

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* ''Film/TheRevenant'', aka ''Just Give [=DiCaprio=] his His Oscar Already''. Fictionalised historical drama about a man struggling to overcome the harsh elements and take revenge for the death of his son; everything shown in excruciating, realistic detail; gritty, washed out colour pallet; lingering, beautiful establishing shots; minimal sound design with long periods of silence; and Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio method acting his way into an early grave.himself half to death. It also follows the typical Academy tradition of giving awards to those who are "due" them rather than rewarding them for recent work; [=DiCaprio's=] constant [[AwardSnub Award Snubs]] despite starring in [[Film/Titanic1997 some of]] [[Film/TheDeparted the]] [[Film/{{Inception}} biggest and]] [[Film/DjangoUnchained most critically]] [[Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet acclaimed films]] of the last three decades was a RunningGag in Hollywood, but he eventually won "Best Actor" with an angsty biopic rather than any of his [[SummerBlockbuster Summer Blockbusters]].
1st May '16 2:20:32 AM RobTan
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* ''Film/TheRevenant'', aka ''Just Give [=DiCaprio=] his Oscar already''. Fictionalised historical drama about a man struggling to overcome the harsh elements and take revenge for the death of his son; everything shown in excruciating, realistic detail; gritty, washed out colour pallet; lingering, beautiful establishing shots; minimal sound design with long periods of silence; and Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio method acting his way into an early grave. It also follows the typical Academy tradition of giving awards to those who are "due" them rather than rewarding them for recent work; [=DiCaprio's=] constant [[AwardSnub Award Snubs]] despite starring in [[Film/Titanic1997 some of]] [[Film/TheDeparted the]] [[Film/{{Inception}} biggest and]] [[Film/DjangoUnchained most critically]] [[Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet acclaimed films]] of the last three decades was a RunningGag in Hollywood, but he eventually won "Best Actor" with an angsty biopic rather than any of his [[SummerBlockbuster Summer Blockbusters]].

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* ''Film/TheRevenant'', aka ''Just Give [=DiCaprio=] his Oscar already''.Already''. Fictionalised historical drama about a man struggling to overcome the harsh elements and take revenge for the death of his son; everything shown in excruciating, realistic detail; gritty, washed out colour pallet; lingering, beautiful establishing shots; minimal sound design with long periods of silence; and Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio method acting his way into an early grave. It also follows the typical Academy tradition of giving awards to those who are "due" them rather than rewarding them for recent work; [=DiCaprio's=] constant [[AwardSnub Award Snubs]] despite starring in [[Film/Titanic1997 some of]] [[Film/TheDeparted the]] [[Film/{{Inception}} biggest and]] [[Film/DjangoUnchained most critically]] [[Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet acclaimed films]] of the last three decades was a RunningGag in Hollywood, but he eventually won "Best Actor" with an angsty biopic rather than any of his [[SummerBlockbuster Summer Blockbusters]].
1st May '16 2:15:08 AM RobTan
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* ''Film/TheRevenant'', aka ''Just Give [=DiCaprio=] his Oscar already''. Fictionalised historical drama about a man struggling to overcome the harsh elements and take revenge for the death of his son; everything shown in excruciating, realistic detail; gritty, washed out colour pallet; lingering, beautiful establishing shots; minimal sound design with long periods of silence; and Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio method acting his way into an early grave. It also follows the typical Academy tradition of giving awards to those who are "due" them rather than rewarding them for recent work; [=DiCaprio's=] constant AwardSnubs despite appearing in some of the biggest and most critically acclaimed films of the last three decades was a RunningGag in Hollywood, but he eventually won "Best Actor" with an angsty biopic rather than any of his SummerBlockbusters.

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* ''Film/TheRevenant'', aka ''Just Give [=DiCaprio=] his Oscar already''. Fictionalised historical drama about a man struggling to overcome the harsh elements and take revenge for the death of his son; everything shown in excruciating, realistic detail; gritty, washed out colour pallet; lingering, beautiful establishing shots; minimal sound design with long periods of silence; and Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio method acting his way into an early grave. It also follows the typical Academy tradition of giving awards to those who are "due" them rather than rewarding them for recent work; [=DiCaprio's=] constant AwardSnubs [[AwardSnub Award Snubs]] despite appearing starring in [[Film/Titanic1997 some of the of]] [[Film/TheDeparted the]] [[Film/{{Inception}} biggest and and]] [[Film/DjangoUnchained most critically critically]] [[Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet acclaimed films films]] of the last three decades was a RunningGag in Hollywood, but he eventually won "Best Actor" with an angsty biopic rather than any of his SummerBlockbusters.[[SummerBlockbuster Summer Blockbusters]].
1st May '16 2:08:53 AM RobTan
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* ''Film/TheRevenant'', aka ''Just Give [=DiCaprio=] his Oscar already''. Fictionalised historical drama about a man struggling to overcome the harsh elements and take revenge for the death of his son; everything shown in excruciating, realistic detail; gritty, washed out colour pallet; lingering, beautiful establishing shots; minimal sound design with long periods of silence; and Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio method acting his way into an early grave. It also follows the typical Academy tradition of giving awards to those who are "due" them rather than rewarding them for recent work; [=DiCaprio's=] constant AwardSnubs despite appearing in some of the biggest and most critically acclaimed films of the last three decades was a RunningGag in Hollywood, but he eventually won "Best Actor" with an angsty biopic rather than any of his SummerBlockbusters.
15th Apr '16 6:43:10 AM kquinn0830
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** Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio, a five time Oscar nominee at the time, for ''Film/TheRevenant'', put on weight, ate raw bison, slept in animal carcasses, among several other things that led to the public jokingly saying the Academy should give him an Oscar before he kills himself.

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** Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio, a five time Oscar nominee at the time, for ''Film/TheRevenant'', put on weight, ate raw bison, slept in animal carcasses, among several other things that led to the public jokingly saying the Academy should give him an Oscar before he kills himself. It worked.
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