Quick, for the researchers

Posted by · 11:38 am · January 9th, 2009

Anyone know if there’s ever been a performance in a specific category to win the most critics awards yet fail to receive an Oscar nomination?

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  • 1 1-09-2009 at 11:41 am

    Ryan said...

    Paul Giamatti for Sideways springs to mind.

  • 2 1-09-2009 at 11:45 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Yeah, I was thinking that too. Did he win more than the rest?

  • 3 1-09-2009 at 11:58 am

    J.S. said...

    It’s a difficult thing to determine, since so many critics awards have been added in recent years.

  • 4 1-09-2009 at 12:00 pm

    J.S. said...

    By the way, are you asking this question with Sally Hawkins in mind?

  • 5 1-09-2009 at 12:07 pm

    John Foote said...

    Giamatti the likely choice for most recent — David Thewlis won a few for “Naked” and got snubbed, Steve Martin won the NYFCC and NSFC for “All of Me” and was snubbed —

  • 6 1-09-2009 at 12:07 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    And Tomei.

  • 7 1-09-2009 at 12:07 pm

    Michael H said...

    What about Michelle Pfieffer? She won all the big ones.

  • 8 1-09-2009 at 12:07 pm

    Michael H said...

    …Fabulous Baker Boys

  • 9 1-09-2009 at 12:10 pm

    Robert said...

    I don’t know abou the most wins, but Dennis Quaid had a few notices a few years ago for Far From Heaven, but failed to receive a nod. Bill Murray received several for Rushmore a few years ago, and he, too did not get nominated. The Paul Giamatti situation was strange because he won probably more critics’ awards than Jamie Foxx yet failed to receive a nomination.

  • 10 1-09-2009 at 12:11 pm

    Mike W said...

    Only because I was a huge fan of the film and performance, doesn’t Steve Buscemi in Ghost World (Best Supporting Actor) fit this criteria? I remember being disappointed the entire day the nominations were announced that he was ignored after sweeping tons of critics prizes.

  • 11 1-09-2009 at 12:11 pm

    Rafael said...

    I guess Bill Murray for “Rushmore” ?

  • 12 1-09-2009 at 12:18 pm

    Roger Durling said...

    How about Naomi Watts in MULHOLLAND DRIVE?

  • 13 1-09-2009 at 12:41 pm

    Micahel C. said...

    I don’t have the stats ,but I think Peter Sarsgaard in Shattered Glass might fit the bill here.

  • 14 1-09-2009 at 12:48 pm

    Aaron said...

    I was just thinking Peter Sarsgaard for Shattered Glass. If I remember he dominated much of the Critics Awards that year.

  • 15 1-09-2009 at 1:49 pm

    Patrick said...

    Patricia Clarkson in “Far from Heaven.”

  • 16 1-09-2009 at 2:01 pm

    Kate said...

    I’m not sure how many she won, but I remember Angelina Jolie nominated for a million awards for “A Mighty Heart” then getting no Oscar love.

    I also agree with Michael about Peter Sarsgaard as well.

  • 17 1-09-2009 at 2:33 pm

    MARK said...

    lillian gish the whales of august

  • 18 1-09-2009 at 2:50 pm

    Patrick F said...

    Steve Buschemii – 8 for Ghost World (2001-02) but one was for Lead, the rest for Supporting. Ben Kingsley still had the lion’s share of the critics awards with 9

    Paul Giamatti won 7 critics awards for (2004-05) Sideways. Yet in a rare moment of united shame, The Critics still rewarded Jamie Foxx with 11 Critics Awards. He won the lion share.

    Peter Saarsgaard 6 for Shattered Glass (2003)
    It seems he won the Lion’s Share here, one better than Tim Robbins

    Dennis Quaid 4 for Far From Heaven (2002). Not Even Close as Chris Cooper had 11 Critics Awards

    Patricia Clarkson 3 for “Far From Heaven” (2002)
    This is a tie for the lionshare with Meryl Streep For Adaptation. There was no critical consensus in 2002, and Zeta Jones, Bates, Falco, Moore. It was all over the place.

    Strangely Angelina Jolie didn’t win a single Critics Association award for “A Mighty Heart” though she was nominated for many.

  • 19 1-09-2009 at 3:04 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    So I guess the answer here is Sarsgaard?

  • 20 1-09-2009 at 3:20 pm

    Patrick F said...

    I think so. I find it hard to believe Saarsgaard hasn’t been nominated:

    Also Nicole Kidman for “To Die For” tied with Elizibeth Shue for the Lionshare of the Crix in 95, both with 4.

    So I guess that would make her Runner Up.

    Had to go locate the Tom O’Neil book for that one.

  • 21 1-09-2009 at 3:41 pm

    Anonymous said...

    Jim Carey

  • 22 1-09-2009 at 3:45 pm

    Adonai said...

    Here are the most winnigs without a nomination in the past 5 years…

    2005 Grizzly Man – 11 awards for Best Documental
    2006 United 93 – 10 awards for Best Picture
    2003 Andrew Lesnie – 7 awards for Best Cinematography (The Return of the King)
    2004 Paul Giamatti – 7 awards for Best Actor (Sideways)
    2003 Peter Sarsgaard – 5 awards for Best Supporting Actor (Shattered Glass)
    2004 Christpher Doyle – 5 awards for Best Cinematography (Hero)
    2006 Sacha Baron Cohen – 5 awards for Best Actor (Borat)
    2006 Michael Sheen – 5 awards for Best Supporting Actor (The Queen)

  • 23 1-09-2009 at 3:51 pm

    Dave B said...

    3 wins from critics groups, no oscar nom:

    1998 – Bill Murray (Rushmore)
    1981/1978 – Mona Washbourne (Stevie)*
    (film ineligible in 1981)

    2 wins from critics groups, no oscar nom:

    2002 – Patricia Clarkson (Far from Heaven)
    2001- Steve Buscemi (Ghost World)
    1999- Christopher Plummer (The Insider)
    1998- Ally Sheedy (High Art)
    1995 – Don Cheadle (Devil in a Blue Dress)
    1993 – David Thewlis (Naked)
    1991- Jane Horrocks (Life Is Sweet)
    1987- Steve Martin (Roxanne)
    1986- Daniel Day Lewis (Laundrette/Room)
    1985- John Gielgud (Plenty/Shooting)
    1984- Steve Martin (All of Me)
    1981- Glenda Jackson (Stevie)*
    (film not eligible that year)
    1978- Robert Morley (Wo Is Killing Great Chefs)
    1968- Liv Ullmann (Shame)
    1967- Marjorie Rhodes (The Family Way)

    Before that, NSFC and LAFC weren’t established…

    i think that’s it…

  • 24 1-09-2009 at 3:58 pm

    Dave B said...

    Note: I just counted the major 4 groups (National Board of Review, New York Film Critics, National Society of Film Critics and Los Angeles Film Critics) since they’ve been established since the 1970s and therefore info is more consistent the last 30+ years.

  • 25 1-09-2009 at 4:06 pm

    Adonai said...

    Naomi Watts won 8 awards for Mulholland Dr… but were in different categories (Leading, Supporting, Breakthrough)

  • 26 1-09-2009 at 5:49 pm

    Douglas said...

    Jim Carrey for “Truman Show” and possibly “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”

    oh and not to sure but possibly Ryan Gosling for “Lars and the Real Girl”

  • 27 1-09-2009 at 9:32 pm

    Neel Mehta said...

    My first guess would be something that was wildly beloved by critics but ineligible for Oscar or otherwise out of contention. Like “Crumb” or something.

  • 28 1-10-2009 at 2:55 am

    Aaron said...

    i know mickey went 5 for sin city and guy pearce went 7 for memento and 3 for the proposition. Christian bale went 4 for the machinist and jim carrey’s exact most is 8 for eternal sunshine and truman show.

  • 29 1-10-2009 at 5:58 pm

    Glenn said...

    er, where are you getting that information from, Aaron? We’re talking wins, not nominations.

  • 30 1-28-2009 at 5:24 pm

    Aaron said...

    er, i’m sorry glenn. but two other people put jim carrey on their posts and at second i forgot it had to be wins. so why don’t you knock them and not me hmm?