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    Of the Actress winners in history, 8 currently are at only 1 nom – though some could change that in the future. Who gave the best performance out of the group?

    For reference, other notable film perfs from them:
    Rogers – Globe nom for Monkey Business
    Holliday – Globe noms for Adam’s Rib, Solid Gold Cadillac, Bells Are Ringing; Bafta noms for Marrying Kind and Phffft
    Booth – Bafta nom for About Mrs. Leslie 
    Paltrow – Globe nom for Proof
    Berry – Globe nom for Frankie & Alice 

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    Sasha
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    Shirley Booth for the win and Judy Holliday as runner-up. Both are for me at TOP10 of the Best Leading Actress winners of all time. Absolutely amazing performances.

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    Anonymous
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    Halle Berry’s performance is good, and I’m happy that she’s an Oscar-winner. Let’s hope she can get a few future Oscar nominations as well.

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    Paltrow is good. She just hasn’t had very strong projects lately. She showed promise in Contagion. She had like 5 seconds but you loved her. She did well in Thank You For Sharing. She has comedic chops and dramatic chops. She needs to do the healthy medium in between. I think she can come back.

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    AndMore
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    #220120

    You left out this years winner, Brie Larson.

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    RobertPius
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    #220121

    Why’d Louise Fletcher’s Oscar not get her any work?

    She barely did anything in the years when she should have been hot.  

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    Boidiva02
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    Halle Berry! 

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    ETPhoneHome
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    For her outstanding silent career, I have to go with Mary Pickford. She is undoubtedly the biggest movie star on this list, and arguably one of the biggest of all time.

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    Atypical
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    Ugh, slim pickings. Voted for Louise Fletcher. Nurse Ratched is iconic. That’s even for people who haven’t seen “OFOTCN.” None of these others can say that, or their notoriety is for other reasons. Fletcher’s win shouldn’t be as maligned as much as it has been over the years.

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    OnTheAisle
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    Fletcher was fine in the role.

    Rather, I think those who truly love film, certainly me, deeply regret that the part was declined by so many actresses who could have done so much more with the role, including Angela Lansbury, Anne Bancroft, Geraldine Page, and Colleen Dewhurst.

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    Why’d Louise Fletcher’s Oscar not get her any work?

    She barely did anything in the years when she should have been hot.  

    Because she doesn’t fit the mold of the pretty Hollywood starlet who primarily exists to please the male gaze? (Wild guess, that’s all.)

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    ENGLAND
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    Fletcher win is the worst win in the Lead Actress category by a mile. She wasn’t even worth a supporting actress nod. I think people here get confused with iconic films and great performances.

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    Atypical
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    I’m not “confused” with a damn thing. Fletcher was excellent, iconic, and a deserving Oscar winner.

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    [quote=”RobertPius”]

    Why’d Louise Fletcher’s Oscar not get her any work?

    She barely did anything in the years when she should have been hot.  

    Because she doesn’t fit the mold of the pretty Hollywood starlet who primarily exists to please the male gaze? (Wild guess, that’s all.)
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    True but people like Ellen Burstyn, Glenda Jackson and Maggie Smith won around then but got got more chances even they weren’t typical beeauties. (They were a lot more talented than Fletcher though.)

    Fletcher got Exorcist 2 and then nothing. She was in dumb TV movies like three years after her win. (BTW I never really saw the whole Exorcist 2 until recently. From the bits and pieces I saw when I was younger for some reason I thought they had just replaced Ellen Burstyn and Fletcher was playing the mother from the first film. I don’t know how I got that idea!) 

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    RobertPius
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    Fletcher was fine in the role.

    Rather, I think those who truly love film, certainly me, deeply regret that the part was declined by so many actresses who could have done so much more with the role, including Angela Lansbury, Anne Bancroft, Geraldine Page, and Colleen Dewhurst.

    I agree. I’d have liked to have seen someone else in the part.

    It is odd how different the times are. Nowadays I think most 40 something and higher actresses would kill for that part oor at least sit around and wonder why Meryl gets them all. 

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