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Marisa Tomei presenting Tommy Lee Jones with the Oscar® for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in "The Fugitive" at the 66th Academy Awards® in 1994.

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I still can't belive that Fiennes lost this one... What's wrong with the Academy?!
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As much of a fan I am of the great TLJ, I gotta say Fiennes was robbed.
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Ralph Fiennes seemed like a best deserving candidate , but of course it was political not choose him hence he played Nazi german officer. Second best choice was Di Caprio . 
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+Aslan Ibrahimov Yeah, but Christoph Waltz got the Oscar for Inglourious Basterds, right? When you act good and you deserve the Oscar, you should receive it. But the Academy seems to realize that not all the time.
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If people actually saw The Fugitive they would realize how deserving that Oscar was for TLJ. He played an awesome character.
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+Sir Willis IV I disagree. To me he's no different in the Fugitive than he is in Men in Black and Volcano. IMO he shouldn't have been nominated for an Oscar. Maybe just a Saturn Award. Just FYI I love the Fugitive but I don't think he was worthy of an Oscar for it.
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+Sir Willis IV The Fugitive is a great movie, very entertaining, and TLJ plays great, sure. But in such a strong year (all five performances definitely would have won in several other years), the award should've gone to Fiennes. His display of pure and simple evil is so frightening, it gives (I guess) every person who watches Schindler's List goosebumps time and time again. Liam Neeson also got an Oscar nomination, and maybe Ben Kingsley should've gotten one too (instead of Malkovich for In the Line of Fire), but Fiennes just made every scene he appeared in.
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Malkovich's performance in Line of Fire was sickening
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This was a brilliant, BRILLIANT year. All five nominees were deserving. But holy crap, how did Ralph Fiennes not win for Schindler's List? He was the absolute personification of evil.
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Ralph Fiennes deserved the Oscar
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I watched this for Leo. I have to say he really deserved that Oscar
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too bad, Denzel Washington was not nominated for Philadelphia
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+Charlie Harrison And how about Timothy Hutton in Ordinary People! However, I'm glad he got the Oscar for Supporting Actor, because when he would've been nominated for leading he definitely would've lost against De Niro in Raging Bull, but that would be the case for almost every nominated performance in film history.
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TLJ played a more memorable role.  Well deserving of the award.  Back when the Academy wasn't afraid to award a performance in a  blockbuster film.  Now everything is just bait.  Play the bait role, get a statue.
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+royhyena Oh please. Sandra Bullock was nominated for Gravity which was sort of a blockbuster film. Heck, I'd say Django Unchained was a blockbuster film too and it won best screenplay and best supporting actor. I did love that movie though and thought it deserved those Oscars.
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TLJ in this movie reminded me of half the cops I've seen on TV or in movies played by A-list actors, the biggest being Jerry Orbach on Law and Order. He's a great actor, did a good job in this movie but Ralph Fiennes played an evil sadist you just wanted to strangle and was far more deserving that year than Jones.
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Aww baby Leo, still to this day by far the best acting performance in his career.
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good performance by tommy lee jones but DiCaprio or Fiennes deserved 
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The only logical reason why they gave TLJ this Oscar is basically cos they couldn't choose between Leo and Ralph. The Oscar shouldn't have gone to anyone else but those 2
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Everyone deserved it but Tommy Lee Jones.
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Fiennes was great, and would've won in many other years.  
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Tommy Lee Jones playes pretty much the same flipping character in every movie he's in....Ralph Fiennes deserved that Oscar far more than one-note Jones did.
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I've Not Seen The Fugitive Yet But I Hear It's a Really Good Thriller Movie Love Tommy Lee Jones All The Way!
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Marisa Tomei.  What part of her body would I not eat?  Man, is she hot!
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People say DiCaprio shouldn't have gotten the Oscar, but Fiennes should've. Fiennes was great, but to me, DiCaprio's performance was a much more difficult as playing a ruthless character who turns good in the end, isn't something that people haven't seen before. There aren't many roles where actors play mentally handicapped characters very well that were convincing.  The only ones that come to mind are Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man and Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump. But Arnie Grape had a different type of handicap than Raymond or Forrest had. Those two had certain talents we see, while we don't see any talents, aside from climbing the water tower, that Arnie has, as he's home the whole time, except when Gilbert goes into town to work or they go some place. Playing someone like Arnie Grape would be difficult as you don't want to act like you're making fun of people of that certain handicap, but you want to play the character as he's supposed to be acted. While I do think Fiennes would be a great runner up, either of them would be a better choice to win than Jones' performance in The Fugitive, which is just an decant, okay performance.
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TLJ is actually bald at the top?!
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+Doc Davis Actually he had shaved his head for a movie at the time about a retired baseball player.
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Oh ok cause for awhile there lol
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I ain't a Titanic fan, but I am Leo's fan. I surely think Leo should win! I appreciate his performance in What's Eating Gilbert Grape, really do. Not blindly think he should win. I am not belittling other nominees. But at least he should get a Golden Globe.
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+Valentine Ginève Yes he was there, but he didn't win.
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How in fuck did TLJ manage to beat four FAR superior performances that year? Fiennes should have won by a landslide, followed by DiCaprio. 
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Jeez, Fiennes or Dicaprio should've won, another massive fumble by the academy awards.
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I have a love/hate deal with this one as while I love the Fugative with a passion (one of my all time favs which should have won more oscars than it did,) ad enjoy Tommy's performance TLJ didn't really deserve this. This always seemed to me to be a makeup win for him as he wasn't nominated in 1980 for Coal Miner's Daughter amoung other things. IMO Denzel or Laurence Fishburne deserved this award. While it's tricky to decide if they are Supporting Actors or not both weren't the main character's and that's enough to put them here. Denzel showed incredible range and character development in Philadelphia and was what made it work (besides Tom of course,) and Laurence played Ike Turner so well you thought it was him and made a great villain (one of the top choices in terms of despicableness.) If not them two guys then def give it to Ralph. I'd moved TLJ to best actor as well. Regardless we change it but great what if potential was here..
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Leo dicaprio is fetus here!!!! But i think the most deserving was amon goeth played by Ralph Fiennes. The least deserving was the winner
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Marisa...rrarrrrrrr
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Dicaprio's performance in that movie was amazing. He should have won. 
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one of the toughest ones to pick in the oscar history along 1994 Best Picture I can say... although I think Fiennes deserved the most..  
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Ralph fiennes or Dicaprio, Dicaprio gave a sweet, heartfelt  performance and Fiennes gave us one of the most hated villains in history. Jones was good, but Feines and Dicaprio were better.
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+So random channel dicaprio was great but fiennes was on a different level. anyway, i agree both gave better performances than tommy lee jones.
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Most of people that are talking here that Fiennes was robbed didnt even see Tommy Lee Jones in The Fugitive... 
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I have seen The Fugitive several times.    And even though Tommy Lee Jones was entertaining he was not as good as the rest of the nominees.    Also you shouldn't make assumptions about people.
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+Robson1898vascao I saw that movie more than once and Tommy Lee Jones was very good - but not oscar worthy at all.
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TLJ should have been nominated for lead, cause he was the second lead
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What's worse than not winning an Oscar? Winning an Oscar you don't deserve.  Ralph Fiennes was robbed...
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Leo was too. Tommy shouldn't have won.
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Actually Tommy Lee Jones has been 4th deserving to win an Academy Award by given performance. In my opinion, Ralph, John and also Leonardo did fantastic job that year and it's such a huge mistake that neither one of them didn't win that night.
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That was one HELL-A-VA crop of nominees..........  Tommy Lee, Leonardo, ...and Ralph Feines (in Schindler's List)!   Day-um!   ....oh...and Malkovich?   Oh wow!
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stale jokes of the presenter 0:09 
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weel deserved!!!!!!!! allways tommy lee jones fan!!
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The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences must have been made up of the dullest and least professional members in its history the year Tommy Lee Jones won best actor in a supporting role. Why the Academy would give an Oscar to a man who played the role of a U.S. Marshall in an overrated suspense film as opposed to a guy who basically perfected a recreated the role of a psychopathic Nazi, I have no idea. 
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dicaprio or Ralph Fiennes
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he is a hught actor greatest
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Dicaprio, Fiennes, Postlehwaite, Malkovich: I should have won the Oscar!!!!!  Tommy Lee Jones: I Don't Care!!!!!!!!!!! 
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Oh poor leonardo, being nomitated since always
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Fiennes should have gotten the Oscar
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Tommy Lee Jones: I don't care!
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did she say ray fines for ralph fiennes..
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His name is pronounced "Rafe" actually
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What an amazing year for this category. Any of those five would've deserved it.
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It's Fiennes that got robbed here, not DiCaprio.
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Hunter S. Thompson style haha
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WTF he is bald? He must have closet full of wigs.
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They all look like idiots
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Is of common knowledge that Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes were robbed that night 
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+Howie g.hughes Nail on the head. Denzel is often out performing and not receiving I have noticed, and Philadelphia is a cornerstone to that conspiracy. I felt Tommy Lee was magnetic(among actors that are not easy to take attention from), multi-layered(in his very distinguished subtle style is hard to do in my opinion), and beyond convincing in that role. Now Leo was perhaps equally or more qualified for this Oscar to many people including myself, just because he brought so many layers to a role that is super challenging on the first layer. So I could go either way I between those two. Ralph, I can not comment on because I do not have enough study on his submission for this award.
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RALPH FINNES was UTTERLY ROBBED. He truly deserved it as Amon Goeth in Schindler's List. His performance was utterly brilliant - he did the accent, he did the sociopathy, he did the cruelty, he did the evil, he did the look, he did EVERYTHING.
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This belonged to Val Kilmer for Tombstone but he wasn't even nominated!!!! They should have replace one of them for Val Kilmer only exceptions are Leonardo Dicaprio and Tommy Lee Jones.
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One of the biggest mistakes ever. Dicaprio or Ralh should have won. This is big mistake as Gwnleth Paltrow won over Fernanda Montengro and Jennifer Lawrence over Jessica Chainsaw
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wow I had no idea Jennifer Lawrence beat Jessica Chainsaw, it must have been a SHARP defeat. 
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Tommy lee is a great actor, but DAMN ACADEMY, it award was from Ralph Fiennes... GEEZZ... Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes deserves it so much.
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One thing is for sure...the academy didn't see either
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Val Kilmer should have won for Tombstone.
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Ralph Fiennes should have taken this hands down, absolute shocker!!!!!!
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Damn it! He is not best ,he's actually worst of all four. Finnes should won. DiCaprio,Malkovich and Postlethwaite were all better than Jones. And some other performances ,also much deeper than Jones robotic Sam Gerard. Val Kilmer - Tombstone Ben Kingsley - Schindler's List Sean Penn - Carlito's Way Robert DeNiro - Bronx Story John Leguizamo - Carlito's Way Just to name a few..
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Fiennes was robbed, and people who say dicaprio should have won are probably titanic fans, what ralph fiennes did in schindler's list is far beyond dicaprio's capability.
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+Josef Hautala Gilbert Grape was  one of his first roles and he was just a kid or teen , so there is so many great child actors that after they grow up they suck or they are just average maybe that was Leo's case thats why I dont take that one as a reference , Catch me if you can, in that one he was just OK nothing that an average actor teaming  with a great director cannot do , the only movie where he really did a great job and actually made me change my mind about his work was The Aviator , in that movie he really blow up the screen  , very impressive performance and after that he just got better and better thats why I said that before Scorcese he was just a pretty baby face with average acting skills 
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+jeffrey dahmere Well I disagree with you about his performance in Catch me if you can, I think he played that character with so much heart and charisma and showed noticable character arcs as his character got older and I do not think very many actors could have played that role nearly as well. The Aviator was just brilliant, one of the best performances i have ever seen, totally made up for his shitty performance in Gangs of New York a couple years prior.  I also loved DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street, Django Unchained, The Departed, and Shutter Island.
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He won the Oscar because he carried the whole film and took the straightforward character to heights no one expected. For that reason alone the Academy chose wisely
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WHAT. A. RIP-OFF. I have seen all of their performances and I strongly believe that either Leo or Ralph should have won. As good as Tommy's performance was, Leo's convincing and very realistic portrayal of a mentally handicapped boy and Ralph's incredible performance as a villainous and very frightening Nazi soldier were the most outstanding performances that year.
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Fiennes and DiCaprio were both robbed!
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Ralph Fiennes is the one who really got screwed here regardless Dicaprio was still better than Tommy Lee Jones.
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+Akash Vijay I think Fiennes and DICaprio were equal 
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Marisa looks so beautiful and Ralph Fiennes(runner up : Pete Postlewhaite) was robbed !!!!
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Tommy Lee Jones was good in "The Fugitive", from what I can recall but DiCaprio and Fiennes was absolutely outstanding in their movies in two extremely difficult roles to pull off. 
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Like Tommy Lee Jones but Rafe Fines was clearly robbed.  He was awesome in Schindler's List
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Ralph Fiennes. That's all I need to say despite my love for Tommy Lee Jones.  God, the Academy... 
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What a hot girl that is Marisa Tomei. I love it, damn!!!
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In The Line Of Fire was great! But The Fugitive was smart too
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They have an issue with DiCaprio. I remember in Titanic everyone won but not him,, and he was the Best of All. 
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Everything? Um.. Winslet didn't win her Oscar that night. Also DiCaprio isn't the only actor to not win an Oscar. Seriously what makes him special? There are plenty of actors and actresses who are FAR better than him who have never won. 
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Although I absolutely HATED "Schindler's List", I kind of agree that Fienne's perfomance was excellent and award-deserving too. DiCaprio would have been a close second, if not equally derserving, choice. Jones did a good job in the "Fugitive", but it was a far too easy of an effort, that role matched his real character so much...
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+Akash Vijay Of course one can hate "Schindler's List". One can hate ANY movie out there. And love, too. It's about taste and preferances.
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Ralph  Fiennes was awesome but Tommy in The Fugitive was also fantastic. i cant say any criticizecomment about Tommy's won because  It was very difficult to decide which was better.
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I love TLJ, the Fugitive is a fantastic film and I would never begrudge him this, his work is always first rate and he deserves to have had more than just one Oscar in his career. But he was up against DiCaprio and Fiennes giving the performances of their lives, it still shocks me nearly 20 years later that one of those two didn't win.
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Ralph Fiennes was robbed big time
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"greatest award an actor could recieve" nah i think that would be best actor in a lead role
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Christian Bale should have been nominated for Swing Kids instead of Pete.
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He Would Later Win For The Fighter,Which IMO Was A Better Performance.
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Clearly TLJ was one of the STARS of the movie and his comment at the end of Harrison Ford not needing support was not just to honor his co-star but to acknowledge this fact. He deserved this Oscar. I know so many think Fiennes should have got it but I disagree. He was fairly one dimensional in his portrayal -- an excellent performance - no doubt. But I honestly felt TLJ performance was nuanced and superior. We should NOT like his character because he's chasing our hero, Ford, but despite that he was a likable guy - good at his job - who could have been a really nasty law enforcement officer if not in TLJ's capable hands. All these years later I am still in awe of his performance. That's the way it's suppose to be done!
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Tommy Lee Jones is a great actor and certainly deserves an oscar but not this year. Ralph Fiennes was by far the best this year.
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+Akash Vijay  yup this was clearly Ralph Fiennes' oscar. What a perfect performance as Amon Goeth.
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what does he mean by he's not really bald?!
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+Alyfox3 +polarbear442  I think this group of YouTube comments is very kind and makes me happy. c:  Most people are comment dicks. lol
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One of about a million examples of Oscar making up for past sins... By committing more...
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I've never seen Fugitive, but he must have been damn good if he beat Ralph
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Fiennes was better, but this win isn't a shame because T.Lee Jones is one of the best actors in Hollywood and it's not odd he owns an Oscar statuette.
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An absolute joke. Fiennes was the better man hands down.
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The fact that you believe Tommy Lee Jones's performance in "The Fugitive" was at a higher level than Ralph Fiennes's performance in "Schindler's List" is one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard! Anybody with the slightest understanding of high level detailed acting skills would never believe that Tommy Lee Jones should have won best supporting actor for "The Fugitive." This is why I have no respect for ignorant movie critics. You have absolutely no idea what your talking about.
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am i the only one here that thought tommy deserved his oscar
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Woof, what a fucking DOG that "joke" by tomei at the beginning. Wow. More to the point, im shocked at how many dislikes this video got.. I really think its the least-liked oscar video on here. Ive gotta say - i think every single performance up there was more deserving than this one; my money would have been on ralph fiennes, like most of you quite clearly. My heart though? UNlike most of you, i loved de caprio in 'gilbert grape' ... Thats gotta be the most astonishing handicapped character ever
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This should've been what got DiCaprio an Oscar. The only slap to the face that would be bigger than this is if a biopic about DiCaprio was made and the person who played him won an Oscar.
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Fuck jones ralph was fucking robbed
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I see another one in your future
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Leo should have won for every time he has been nominated. Hell, he should have at least gotten a nomination for Django Unchained!
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I cant belive Sean Penn managed to not get nominated for Carlitoes Way, he may have actualy deserved to win!
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It is funny when you look at this choice they made, there is just no way around how bad and wrong it is. Tommy Lee Jones played a texas sherif who yelled at people, oh yah I bet that was a real stretch for him. And I know some people reading this might be like "you could say that about DiCaprio and Fiennes to" Well I dont see it that way. How could you make there characters sound easy? Fiennes played an evil, psychotic nazi Leo played a severely handicapped boy Those are far harder roles
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Ralph Fiennes should have won. His performance stole the spotlight from Liam neeson. FROM LIAM FUCKING NEESON.
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Yes! Ralph Fiennes not winning was one of the biggest all time Oscar **** ups.
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WTF, Leo should win this oscar.
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Not my list. I just found it on the internet. Believe it or not, Penn's performance in Mystic River is ranked #76.
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