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Twitter Points Out Anna Paquin Had More Lines In SAG Awards Speech Than She Did In ‘The Irishman’!

Twitter did not stay silent during Anna Paquin’s SAG Awards speech!

During Sunday’s ceremony, the 37-year-old joined her The Irishman co-stars Ray Romano and Harvey Keitel to present the Netflix crime drama as one of the nominees for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture. Viewers couldn’t help but notice that Paquin had a lot to say on stage — at least when compared to her nearly-silent role in Martin Scorsese‘s film.

As Twitics pointed out, the Oscar winner spoke more during her brief speech at the awards show than she did in the three-and-a-half-hour film, which saw her character utter a total of seven lines of dialogue.

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Paquin’s small role in the mob epic already sparked backlash when the film was released late last year, with some viewers blasting her mostly muted character in a film full of very talkative men.

The actress responded to the outrage back in November, explaining to upset viewers that silence was a key component of her character, Peggy Sheeran, the daughter of mafia hitman Frank Sheeran, played by Robert De Niro. She wrote on Twitter at the time:

“Nope, nobody was doing any ‘ordering’. I auditioned for the privilege of joining the incredible cast of @TheIrishmanFilm and I’m incredibly proud to get to be a part of this film.”

De Niro also defended Paquin’s role last month, telling USA Today that her performance was “very powerful.” He said:

“She was very powerful and that’s what it was. Maybe in other scenes there could’ve been some interaction between Frank and her possibly, but that’s how it was done. She’s terrific and it resonates.”

Well, it appears some fans are still bitter about it: on Sunday night, more than a few Twitter users used the actress’ speech to revisit her not-so-chatty character in the film.

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The following was tweeted:

“Anna Paquin finally gets to speak for The Irishman. #SAGAwards.”

“Anna Paquin with more words presenting “The Irishman” than she had in the movie. #SAGAwards”

“Anna Paquin just spoke more words presenting The Irishman than she did in the movie. #SAGAwards”

“Similar to The Irishman, the intro for The Irishman at @SAGawards was Anna Paquin being pushed into the background in favor of aging white men. #SAGAwards #Annoying.”

Few remained tight lipped — yet not everyone subscribed to Twitter’s mob mentality. Many fans sided with De Niro and Paquin about the character and the role Peggy played in the story, with one tweeting:

“I think Anna Paquin’s silence in the movie speaks volumes.”

What do U think, Perezcious readers? Are these upset fans onto something, or should they take a note from Peggy Sheeran and pipe down?

[Image via Netflix]

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All Of The 2020 Oscars Snubs & Surprises!

Before we can even get to the award show, we have to get through the nomination morning.

Unfortunately, many were left with a sour taste in their mouths following Monday’s 2020 Oscars nominations.

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While some were recognized for their outstanding work, there were also more than a few snubs:

Female Filmmakers

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(c) WENN/Instar& Adriana M. Barraza/WENN

Many feared this would be the case with the Academy after no female directors were recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and they were unfortunately correct. A few who were expected to have been short-listed: Lorene Scafaria for Hustlers, Lulu Wang for The Farewell, Olivia Wilde for Booksmart, and Greta Gerwig for Little Women.

However, we can thank Issa Rae for delivering the perfect icy one-liner in response to the boys only club:

No female screenwriters were recognized in the Best Original Screenplay category, though Gerwig did score a nom in the Best Adapted Screenplay category (though she is the only nominated female).

Jennifer Lopez

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(c) Adriana M. Barraza/WENN

Jennifer Lopez received Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice, and Screen Actors Guild nominations for her role in Hustlers, but was unable to secure a nom by the Academy this year despite considerable buzz for her role. Unfortunately, the film saw no additional nominations.

On a similar note, Lupita Nyong’o and Awkwafina also didn’t manage to grab noms for their leading roles in Us and The Farewell.

Beyoncé & Taylor Swift

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The Academy wasn’t feeling the big cat energy / (c) Walt Disney Studios/ONE Media/YouTube

Neither Beyoncé nor Taylor Swift snagged nominations for their original songs in The Lion King or Cats, respectively. The Lion King was only nominated for Visual Effects, while Cats saw no nominations.

Frozen 2

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(c) Walt Disney Animation Studio/YouTube

It came as a surprise when Missing Link took home the Golden Globe earlier this month in the Best Animated Feature Film category, but even more of a shock when Frozen 2 failed to pick up a nomination at the Oscars.

Robert De Niro

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(c) Nicky Nelson/WENN

While it doesn’t come as a huge surprise given he wasn’t nominated by the Globes, SAG-AFTRA, or BAFTA, Robert De Niro failed to make it as a Best Actor nominee for his role in The Irishman. He isn’t alone in being snubbed out of the category.

Many were surprised when Taron Egerton, who won the Golden Globe in this category, was not nominated for his portrayal of Elton John in Rocketman. The competition proved stiff this year as Christian Bale and Eddie Murphy were also left in the dust for their roles in Ford v Ferrari and Dolemite Is My Name. Adam Sandler‘s out of character role in Uncut Gems was a favorite of many movie-goers, but not with the Academy, apparently.

What do U think, Perezcious film buffs?? Which was the most surprising for you?? Sound OFF (below) in the comments with your take!!

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Robert De Niro Honored by Variety with Creative Impact in Acting Award at Palm Springs Film Festival

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SAG Awards: ‘Parasite,’ ‘Bombshell’ Score Nominations, Robert De Niro Snubbed

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