Originally Posted by Hunter Rider
I'm not sure what this reply means in context to what I posted, I'm merely saying that the performance often has nothing to do with winning, it's how much your studio presses palms and kisses ass. The year Kate Winslet won was a a prime example of this, the Weinsteins spent more than the other nominees combined to make sure she won. Kelly's point was that Oscar's aren't won by acting, they are like a political campaign, the issues matter less than who can sell themselves to voters.
see above, i added to it.
I think if anything it's more of a popularity contest.. and Winslet is a fantastic actress. But people are going to see things the way they want to see it... agreeing or disagreeing.
Just because someone want's to validate an actors ability with there Oscar and the other doesn't does not mean either is right or wrong in the matter