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PS: Actors Who Clean Up During Award Season

Casey Affleck's recent performance as an apartment complex caretaker Lee Chandler in Manchester by the Sea is another example of a property caretaker character who cleaned up when it came to award season.

In your opinion, which of these actors, who portrayed a movie or TV property caretaker,* cleaned up the most when it came to an Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy or SAG best acting award-nomination for their performances? * butlers, footmen, valets, maids, housekeepers, janitors, custodians, building superintendents, handymen, groundskeepers, chauffeurs and other caretakers 

See the list of Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy or SAG nominated property caretakers here: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls066749562/

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3 years ago

90 day bump

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Honorable Mention Caretakers * butlers, footmen, valets, maids, housekeepers, janitors, handymen, custodians, building superintendents, groundskeepers, chauffeurs and other property caretakers


Oprah Winfrey The Color Purple
Oprah Winfrey as maid Sofia in The Color Purple (1985)
1986 Awards Best Supporting Actress: Oscar - Nomination, Golden Globe - Nomination, Screen Actor Guild - No SAG Given

Forest Whitaker  Lee Daniels' The Butler
Forest Whitaker as butler Cecil Gaines in The Butler (2013)
2014 Awards Best Actor: Screen Actor Guild - Nomination

Esther Rolle The Physical, Good Times
Esther Rolle as housekeeper Florida Evans in Good Times (1974)
Awards 1975 Best TV Actress Golden Globe - Nomination

Sebastian Cabot Family Affair, The Fish Watchers
Sebastian Cabot as butler Mr. Giles French in Family Affair (1966)
Awards 1968 Best TV Actor Emmy - Nomination

William Powell My Man Godfrey
William Powell as butler Godfrey in My Man Godfrey (1936)
1937 Awards Best Actor: Oscar - Nomination, Golden Globe - No Globe Given, Screen Actor Guild - No SAG Given

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3 years ago

Personally I don't think Kimble should count - he was disguised as a janitor for like a minute.

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I think it was longer than that, but I take your point even though he was performing clean up duties, he wasn't officially employed and only posing as a janitor to get access to the hospital records. I have removed him.

Harrison Ford as janitor-surgeon Dr. Richard Kimble in The Fugitive

1994 Awards:

Best Actor Oscar - No Nomination, Best Actor Golden Globe - Nomination, Screen Actor Guild - No SAG Given
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3 years ago

My first thought was Chance.

FYC:
Forest Whitaker - The Butler
Erich von Stroheim - Sunset Boulevard
Sebastian Cabot - Family Affair
John Gielgud - Murder on the Orient Express and Arthur
Charlotte Rae - The Facts of Life
Esther Rolle - Summer of My German Soldier and Good Times
Robert Guillaume - Soap
Inga Swenson - Benson
Glenn Close - Albert Nobbs
Shirley Booth - Hazel
William Powell - My Man Godfrey
Demián Bichir - A Better Life

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Thanks, added all your suggestion

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2 years ago

My Vote: Hattie McDaniel

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If this goes live, I hope she does well in votes.

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a year ago

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Actors Who Clean Up During Award Season

In your opinion, which of these actors, who portrayed a movie or TV property caretaker,* cleaned up the most when it came to an Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy or SAG best acting award-nomination for their performances? * butlers, footmen, valets, maids, housekeepers, janitors, custodians, building superintendents, handymen, groundskeepers, chauffeurs and other caretakers

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Done.

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Thanks