Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Did Kim Basinger dseserve her oscar?

12 years ago, Kim basinger was awarded the oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of a mysterious prostitute in L.A Confidential. She had managed to win a Golden Globe and an SAG award (tied with Gloria Stuart) and after some odd career choices Hollywood was happy to welcome her back with open arms. Her strongest competion came from Gloria Stuart who had tied with Basinger for the SAG award and was starring in the biggest box office hit and Best Picture frontrunner Titantic and was an actress from the first golden age of Hollywood. But voters probably didn't feel the need to give her the oscar since Titantic was bound to get it's moment in other categories . Julianne Moore (whose performance I haven't seen) had gotten a lot of acclaim for her performance as a porn star in Boogie Nights, but the film was most likely too dark and controversial for the Academy. Joan Cusack delivered a great comic performance in In & 0ut and had won the critic's choice choice award but oscar's bias against comic performances kept her from a win. And Minnie Driver had to be happy for a nomination since the nomination itself was probably a result of miramax's heated campaign for Good Will Hunting. So readers, do you feel Basinger still deserves her oscar over Cusack, Driver, Moore, and Stuart?

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