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  • Anonymous
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    #95522

    I made a new site. This place is my second home so I really wanted to share my site with you all. 

    My english is pretty bad or it’s not as good as I want it to be so I do not write reviews about the performances. I’m just ranking them. 

    I’m doing 2006 now. I have some notes during the period I’m ranking the performances year by year, but I usually delete them and just put out the list. 

    I’m really trying to be good about this. I don’t care if someone is my favourite actress, if her performance is bad, she’s not winning it. I want to do all of the nominees rank since the beginning of the Academy Awards history. 

    Hope it’s going to be fun, I would really like to see your lists and rankings at my site or here. 

    Hello. My name is Vincelette. And this is my Best Actress in a Leading Role Project (2012 summer-?).

    actressland.wordpress.com  

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    Anonymous
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    I put my rank for 2006. 

    It was a hard decision. One of the strongest years I’ve ever seen. 

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    Beau S.
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    #95525

    Will you be doing other categories as well? I’m enjoying your analyses.

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    Rooney Mara
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    #95526

    I really enjoy what you are doing. I would like to see some back up and opinion to see why you did those choices but anyway you should continue doing it!

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    Anonymous
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    If that’s okay I’ll put some opinion about the nominees year by year for here. I still don’t want to put these up on my site because of the grammer mistakes, but I’ll do it here. 

    I’m starting with 2006 soon! 

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    Anonymous
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    2006

    One of the
    toughest ranking for me. All of the nominees deserved that Oscar. For real.

    Penélope Cruz gave me something special. Her movie and performance reminded of
    my childhood in village. People keep kissing both of your cheeks for like
    hundred times and knew everything about you: where are you, what are you doing,
    who are you with. Old, nice times.

    Helen Mirren was very convincing as the Queen and her whole performance was
    just perfect. She deserved her Oscar.

    Meryl Streep did something iconic with this performance. I also think that her,
    Hathaway and Blunt were amazing together.

    I wasn’t a fan of Winslet’s performance before, but this time I found her
    spectacular. She was a real people from us. She suffered, desired and wanted to
    love someone and loved by someone. I almost gave her my award.

     The winner of this year’s contest for me is Dench who acted the hell out of her
    well-written character Barbara. I consider this performance as one of the
    greatest of all time and easily the best of Dench.

    RANKING BY
    ME

     5.  Penélope Cruz as Raimunda in “Volver”

     4. Helen
    Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II in “The Queen”

     3. Meryl
    Streep as Miranda Priestly in “The Devil Wears Prada”

     2. Kate
    Winslet as Sarah Pierce in “Little Children”

     1. Judi Dench as Barbara Covett in “Notes on a
    Scandal”

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    babypook
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    #95529

    Nice site Vince. I liked your original one as well.

    I’m going to comment on the Dench choice, a perf very popular with we pundits here. Imo, the accolades she receives for Notes is helped quite a bit by her rather dowdy appearance, the screenplay, and her costar. Sacrilege perhaps to say so, but Judi being always spectacular, didnt give the best perf for me that year.   My personal choice was Mirren , followed by Cruz. Everyone deserved their noms imo, but I personally feel that Dench’s hurrahs are somewhat overstated.

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    Madson Melo
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    #95530

    ^

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    Miss Frost
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    Dench was magnificant in that film. Such a shame Mirren was nominated that year, cause I think Judi would’ve easily gotten her lead Oscar statuette. I loved everyone in this lineup except Winslet who was easily the weakest.

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    babypook
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    ^
    I enjoyed Winslet here but I swear, I caught her “acting” in it. I’m still ok with her nom though I felt others were just as worthy, such as Kirsten Dunst,  and Ivana Vaquero. Not much hope for a nod, with Kate in the mix.

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    Anonymous
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    Winslet was natural. When I was younger I thought that a real performance is “showy” so that’s why I didn’t like her performance as much as I do now. Winslet was not showy. She was playing a natural mom with some secret dreams.

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    babypook
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    ^
    Well, that scene with her book club where she ‘speaks’ seemed method for me. I saw the same thing when she was lamenting to Jack Black in The Holiday. She was ‘acting’. But dont get me wrong. I think overall she’s fabulous.  

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    Anonymous
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    2012

    Jessica Chastain „Zero Dark Thirty” 

    What a powerful performance. She reminded me of Jodie Foster in Silence of the Lambs – a ballsy woman
    who stand on her own. I respect these women. She almost won this year. I was
    seriously thinking about a tie because of her amazing performance. I hope that
    she’ll win an Oscar one day in lead. She needs of course a more Academy
    friendly role, not a political one because that’s not always good.

    Emmanuelle Riva “Amour”

    People will kill me and I might deserve it. Sorry to say that but I don’t think
    that it was a such a “stand out” performance. It was very emotional,
    tear-jerking and nice but I have to ask a simple but important question. Was it
    a really hard role to do? For an old actress to play a dying old woman who
    wants to die after she’s not able anymore to take care of herself. Of course
    it’s not an easy role but I think that the real star of the movie was not
    nominated. I also think that while the movie was a precious thing, was one of
    the most boring film experiences of the year for me. Really awful to say but
    there are movies which are very good because has meaning but some of them are
    still quite boring.

    Naomi Watts “The Impossible”

    Let me say that it was a supporting role. The lead character of the movie was
    the young boy Tom Holland (who was Oscar-worthy). As a supporting role: it’s
    perfect. As a lead: it’s good but there are better performances in the
    category. But the psychical struggle of Maria was mesmerizing.  

    Quvenzhané Wallis “Beast of the Southern
    Wild”

    The only one I disliked in the category. Marion Cotillard, Judi Dench or Helen
    Mirren (even her) should’ve taken her spot. I understand, she’s a cute kid who
    can scream and say meaningful nice things but come on! She was okay in the role
    but I definitely don’t think that she deserved this nomination. Also I did not
    like “Beast of the Southern Wild” at all so Wallis is easily at my last place
    this year.  

    Jennifer Lawrence “Silver Linings of
    Playbook”

    I don’t really get those comments about Lawrence
    that she won just for being beautiful. This role was special. This character
    was funny, charming, dramatic, lovely, exciting. The only reason I picked her
    as my winner is that I fell in love with her character during the movie. She
    actually had a very complicated role and I like the fact that she made two
    other movies that year – The Hunger Games / House at the End of the Street – and
    she was outstanding in both of these movie. She deserved this Oscar. And she
    keep doing nice project as I heard. Next year she can have two Oscar
    nominations in the same year – and you know what? I can see the next Meryl
    Streep here. It’s really not about just the talent, it’s about being real. And
    she’s real. There is a nice quote I found two days ago.

    Straight guys: Jennifer Lawrence is
    perfect.

    Straight girls: Jennifer Lawrence is perfect.

    Gay guys: Jennifer Lawrence is perfect.

    Lesbians: Jennifer Lawrence is perfect.

    Gary Ross: Jennifer Lawrence is perfect.

    Suzanne Collins: Jennifer Lawrence is perfect.

    Josh Hutcherson: Jennifer Lawrence is perfect.

    THG cast: Jennifer Lawrence is perfect.

    Obama: Jennifer Lawrence is perfect.

    God: Jennifer Lawrence is perfect.

    Anyone who breaths: Jennifer Lawrence is perfect.

    Jennifer Lawrence: I pee in the woods a lot.

    That’s why we love her. She’s not some Hollywood
    celebrity, she’s our neighbor. The girl we are in love with as she’s looking
    after us as a babysitter. She’s one of us.

    FINAL RANKING:

    5. Quvenzhané Wallis as ‘Hushpuppy’ in “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

    4. Naomi Watts as Maria Bennett in “The Impossible”

    3. Emmanuelle Riva as Anne Laurent in “Amour”

    2. Jessica Chastain as Maya in “Zero Dark Thirty”

    1. Jennifer Lawrence as Tiffany Maxwell in “Silver Linings Playbook”

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    Miss Frost
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    Yeeeessss so glad and delighted for what you wrote on the queen Jennifer. She is simply the best, and right up there with Dames Streep and Smith. However, I am very cross about what you wrote about Quvenzhane and Beasts…Very, very, very cross about it indeed!
    Can you rank the 1969, 1995, and 1997 races as well?

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    Anonymous
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    I didn’t want to make you angry, it’s really just a personal opinion. 

    Of course I’ll do those years. Right now I’m at the unversity so until July I really can’t work on my project as much as I want to. But I’ll do 2007 and 1997 soon! 

    Also I’ll write my review for you guys about 1988 today! 🙂 

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