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Greatest Supporting Actors who WEREN'T nominated this decade

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Beauty vs Beast: Liverpool Lovers

Happy Monday, Jason from MNPP here with this week's "Beauty vs Beast" -- we'll be wishing one of TFE's favourite actors a happy 33 this week when Jamie Bell celebrates his birthday on Thursday. We love Jamie and are hoping for good things from his turn as Elton John's right-hand-man Bernie Taupin in Rocketman this spring... and yet we can't help but feel like it's another bridesmaid role. Why won't Hollywood let Jamie shine? He was the lead in the indie crime thriller Donnybrook which came out a few weeks back -- did any of you catch that?

Anyway for this week's poll we're probably dooming his chance to shine, again, by pitting him against one of our most beloved actresses (and one who's in the biggest movie of this past weekend, to boot) -- his co-star in 2017's Film Stars Don't Die in Livepool, the queen Annette Bening. This movie got lost in the Oscar shuffle last year, which remains a damn shame -- both Bening and Bell are stunningly good as the dying actress Gloria Grahame and her late-life love Peter Turner. But now you gotta pick!


PREVIOUSLY And speaking of Captain Marvel stars, Brie Larson might've crshed the box office this weekend but she got her bum handed to her in last week's Scott Pilgrim poll -- Ramona Flowers used her crazy big sledgehammer to drum up 64% of the vote. Said Bushwick:

"Can we get these two actresses together again?! Preferably in a film that garners Larson another nomination (and Winstead her first)!"

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Reader Comments (13)

Loved watching Jamie Bell in TURN - actually love watching Jamie Bell in anything :)

March 11, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterTony

Love Jamie, but this film needed more Gloria and less Peter.

March 11, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMarsha Mason

I'm Team Gloria. She gets the Oscar and the hottie.

What a beautiful movie. We didn't say it enough when it opened.

March 11, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

What an overlooked gem. Annette is luminous and has so many great moments. She should have been in the Oscar conversation. Just gotta go with Gloria. But Jamie/Peter--those abs. Sigh.

March 11, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

She got a BAFTA nomination, and I consider them to have higher standards than the Oscars do.

March 11, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJF

Like Annette I to want Jamie Bell to rescue me from myself.

March 11, 2019 | Unregistered Commentermarkgordonuk

I'm #TeamGloria in life (what an underrated talent) but lean toward #TeamPeter in this movie. Annette and Jamie really are sublime together, and isn't it interesting that she did back-to-back movies set in 1979? Imagine Dorothea Fields and Gloria Grahame in the same universe, living a mere hour away from each other!

March 11, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMareko

Loved this movie. And yes, so underrated. Can't choose, both performances are so, so good.

March 11, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRoland

A very underappreciated film. I thought Jamie Bell was sublime but as a life long actress obsessive how could I vote against a brilliant actress playing another brilliant actress?

March 11, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBrad

An extremely underrated film. To think, SPC held "The Wife" back because they felt they had two major contenders -- in Annette and Daniela Vega -- in 2017. I wonder would Glenn have been luckier if she'd built, à la Moore, on TIFF buzz alone? In any event, Annette absolutely should've been nominated. I'd have swapped Meryl or Margot Robbie for her, myself. #TeamGloria

March 11, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterM.J.

Jamie Bell is a dreamboat in this. When Peter announces in the film that he has experimented with men, shooooey... it was like all my wishes had come true.

March 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterEvan

What a beautiful film - both Annette and Jamie richly deserved nominations.

March 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew Carden

All great comments. I agree with Brad - a brilliant actress playing another brilliant actress. For me it was just wonderful.

Peter x

March 13, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterPeter Turner

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