Originally Posted by -Kev-
Na, nominations do matter. If there's an equivalent of Boxingscene in movie forums, you'd see movie heads arguing about nominations. For example Lemmon, Brando and Pacino are all 8-time Oscar nominees, this is a big accomplishment and they are praised for this and it's always mentioned when saying their accomplishments.
I see what your saying man, but it sometimes seems they pick those stars as nomination fillers because they're "safe" as they have already won their awards and they don't have intentions of awarding them. Look at Meryl Streep who has a ton of nominations and they've limited her wins. Same with Nicholson. Yes it's cool, but I don't like the political aspect of it to finally give them an award when they've "earned" it for their body of work rather than their actual performance/film. Look how long it took for Scorsese to finally get his Best Director award, people were always shit
ting on the Academy for it until they felt the pressure and gave him one. Christopher Nolan and Leo are two guys who keep getting snubbed, and they'll eventually receive one, not because of their actual work that particular year, but because the snobs at the Oscars will feel it's finally their time