Movie Critics: Impact on Oscar Nominations and Awards

All the winners of the major critics (NYFCC, LAFCA, NSFC) groups who have failed to receive the Academy’s recognition have┬áprobably deserved the nomination, if not the actual award.

The most conspicuous omissions among performers, all cited by the New York Film Critics Circle, include: Greta Garbo in Anna Karenina, Ida Lupino in The Hard Way, Tallulah Bankhead in Lifeboat, Ralph Richardson in Breaking the Sound Barrier, Liv Ullmann in Cries and Whispers and Scenes from a Marriage, John Gielgud in Providence, Glenda Jackson in Stevie, Norma Aleandro in The Official Story, and recently, James Broadbent, as the eccentric and repressed Gilbert (of the team Gilbert and Sullivan) in Mike Leigh’s Topsy Turvy; Broadbent won the Supporting Oscar in 2001 for Iris.