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Most Over-Nominated Film in Oscar History?


Things must have been different in 1977. This film got 11 Oscar nominations and 3 wins. Some of these nominations were best film ... best actress (Fonda) ... best supporting actress (Redgrave) ... best supporting actor (Schell) ... Best supporting actor (Robards)... best director ... best cinematography.

I just watched this film for the first time ... 38 years later ... and thought it very pedestrian. Surely the buddy system came into play here.

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I so agree.......and I saw it in the theater in 1977. I struggled to get through this boring film. I will admit that Vanessa Redgrave's performance was great, but overall it had no real beginning, no middle and no end. So overrated!

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I don't understand it either, Schell is barely in it and his performance is okay but the character is not memorable at all. And Robards Oscar winning performance has no stand out scenes what so ever, he just "is" in scenes. Blargh.

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The Oscars have always been plagued by politics. Julia was at least a reasonably good and serious movie. I'm still baffled at the wins by Shakespeare in Love and Gladiator.

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Yes, fortunately for us in 1977, things were different. But they were changing - see how many oscar nods the silly star wars flick got. And on that note, there are films (such as Julia) that aren't silly.

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I think this is an excellent film, beautifully acted by Fonda and Redgrave - the cafe scene in particular is a brilliant duet - and compelling throughout. Schell and Robards had small roles but they made them count. I have no argument with its nomination haul - many lesser movies have been nominated and won, before and since.

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