March 24, 2016 at 4:53 pm #601157
These are the Best Supporting Actress nominees for 1998. Feel free to vote for who your pick would be.March 24, 2016 at 5:07 pm #601163
Kathy Bates for her 2nd Oscar.March 25, 2016 at 8:22 am #601530
Yeah, Bates, though Redgrave is very memorable too. Griffiths is solid but doesn’t do anything terribly Oscar-calibur in her film. I know Blethyn’s divisive, though I think she’s pretty much pitch-perfect in that (obnoxious) role. Dench, forget it.
Of course, Joan Allen in “Pleasantville” is 10x better than the whole line-up combined.March 25, 2016 at 9:32 am #601542
Frances McDormand has Blethyn’s Oscar.March 25, 2016 at 9:44 am #601546
Dench, alwaysMarch 25, 2016 at 10:38 am #601564
DenchMarch 25, 2016 at 11:44 am #601578
Dench shouldn’t even have been nominated.March 25, 2016 at 12:19 pm #601593
Frances McDormand has Blethyn’s Oscar.
Indeed. Blethyn in “Secrets & Lies” is a roller coaster of a performance.March 25, 2016 at 2:22 pm #601606
Indeed. Blethyn in “Secrets & Lies” is a roller coaster of a performance.
I believe her nomination here is a result of members seeing her performance in Leigh’s film after the fact and feeling guilty.March 25, 2016 at 5:24 pm #601631
Dench. Her performance gave me chills.March 25, 2016 at 7:12 pm #601645
I voted for Redgrave, with Blenthyn in second place. Dench’s win is an oddity i’ll never understand. Especially given that she’s lost for far superior films.March 26, 2016 at 2:13 am #601668
Dench’s win is seen as a makeup Oscar for losing Best Actress the previous ceremony.March 26, 2016 at 2:04 pm #601726
I don’t think that would be enough on its own, though it may have factored in. I think the movie was just perceived differently by the Academy than by other people. Maybe by taste, maybe as a result of campaigning. Paltrow’s win and the BP win were also largely disputed, so I don’t see why Dench’s win wouldn’t fall in that same category.March 26, 2016 at 4:46 pm #601753
Dench is respected. Paltrow was popular at the time of her win. Because best actress is a more difficult category for older performers to win, it seemed like a natural fit to give Dench the Oscar. No one knew she would earn a whopping 7 nominations, 5 of them in best actress.
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