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Anyone else think Mercedes Ruel shouldn't have got an Oscar for this?


I didn't think she did anything great. She was just the sterotypical angry girlfriend. Sort of reminds me of another Oscar years later where they gave Kim Bassinger an Oscar for L.A Confidential.

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I’m not familiar with the competition for that year, but I thought she did a great job.

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She was the best supporting actress from a pretty poor year to be fair, and I thought Ruel was very good.

The Nominees that year
Diane Ladd- Rambling Rose
Juliette Lewis- Cape Fear
Kate Nelligan- The Prince of Tides
Jessica Tandy- Fried Green Tomatoes

Not a strong year to be fair.

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Personally I would have given it to Juliette Lewis for Cape Fear, but this would come second.

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