around the world, from industry peers, and other award ceremonies like the Golden Globe, Independent Spirit Award, and the BAFTA Film Award. I was so mad when it was snubbed by the Academy for the Best Picture Oscar that I swore I’d never watch the Academy Awards again. You’ll see soon enough that the heat of the moment wore off.
In 2001 I was also sorely disappointed at a particular snub. I honestly have nothing against Julia Roberts or the fine job she did in Erin Brockovich, but when she won the Best Actress in a Leading Role award over Ellen Burstyn, who was hands down marvelous beyond words as a deteriorating suburban diet pill drug addict in Requiem for a Dream, I was certain there was something rotten in Denmark, as they say.
Again, I’d seen all five nominated performances that year, and only two were even worthy of the nomination. I figured Laura Linney