MovieChat Forums > The Favourite (2018) Discussion > Congratulations to Olivia Colman!

Congratulations to Olivia Colman!


Yes, you were excellent, but you still should have thanked the film's publicity people for pushing your co-leads into category fraud.

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Why was it a fraud? both actresses deserved their nods.

Not the best Oscar year this year, Green Book for Best Picture shows you how weak a year it was. But Olivia For Best Actress, was one of the bright spots. She deserved it, a fantastic performance. For a while I thought they were going to go for Glenn Close just cause they love to give Oscar's to people they've snubbed for years. But they made the right call in the end.

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Wait what?

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This was a movie with three co-leads, whose roles were of about equal size and importance. All three leading actresses were brilliant and should have been up for major awards, but the people behind the film decided to push Colman for Best Actress and the other two for Best Supporting.

Putting the other two in Best Supporting was frank category fraud, as all three were leads, but it was the only way to give one of them the chance for a win. I hope Weisz and Stone are okay with it.

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I'm just happy the Oscars recognized a comedic performance.

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