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  • Actriz
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    #109043

    We all know that Geraldine Page has an Oscar for The Trip to Bountiful, but did she really deserve it?

    Which one(s) of Geraldine Page’s many, many brilliant performances deserves the Oscar? 

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    allabout oscars
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    Her greatest performance IMO was in  SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH
    in 1962 but she could NOT have beat
    BANCROFT – the miracle worker
    DAVIS- baby jane
    K. HEPBURN- long days journey into night..

    her oscar for  THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL was deserved..

    Streep- too soon for 3 oscars
    Lange- decent performance in Sweet Dreams but no winner
    Bancroft- another stellar performance for her in a weak film
    Goldberg- a star making performance but really no competition
                     for the 8 time nominee PAGE…

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    black30
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    #109046

    Page should have won for Interiors (1978). 

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    babypook
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    #109047

    I loved all of Geraldine’s perfs. She never phoned it in, and she elevated the cast around her.
     I happen to love her in The Pope of Greenwich Village.

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    Vincent Yeoh (aka Vinny)
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    #109048

    My absolute favorite performance by Geraldine Page was in a little-known (sadly) made-for-TV movie based on the Truman Capote short story, A Christmas Memory. She is magical in the role, and though i saw this a long time ago, it still haunts me to this day.
     

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    Emmyfan
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    #109049

    Page should have won for Interiors (1978). 

    I do not think that Page could have and should have over come Jane Fonda, Ingrid Bergman or Jill Clayburgh.  My vote would have been for Clayburgh or Bergman.   

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    dinasztie
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    #109050

    I haven’t seen Hondo and The Pope of Greenwich Village, but strictly based on the performances, my winners in the other years:

    1961: Loren wins, Page is my #5
    1962: Bancroft/Davis/Hepburn should have tied, Page only #4
    1966: Dennis is an easy choice, but Page is #2
    1972: I would actually go with Jeannie Berlin here, Page is #4-5 for me
    1978: There’s no way she beats Fonda or (especially) Bergman for me, but she’s my #3 (she should have competetd and won supporting)
    1985: Goldberg is my favorite, Page was great, but Whoopi is my absolute favorite

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    seabel
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    #109051

    INTERIORS is her best performance.

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    keithw
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    I thought Geraldine Page was great in Pete n’ Tillie though she really didn’t have a chance to win Supporting Actress that year. I was glad she won for The Trip to Bountiful.  I always wondered when F. Murray Abraham opened that envelope and said “I consider this woman the greatest actress in the English language” did any of the other women (e.g. Anne Bancroft in particular) think he was talking about them or was it obvious he meant Page.

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    Beau S.
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    I always wondered when F. Murray Abraham opened that envelope and said “I consider this woman the greatest actress in the English language” did any of the other women (e.g. Anne Bancroft in particular) think he was talking about them or was it obvious he meant Page.

    Jessica Lange can be seen leaning over to the person sitting next to her and visibly mouthing “Geraldine Page” to him/her after Abraham made the comment. That was a pretty stellar line-up of actresses (not necessarily great performances) so I agree that Abraham’s comment could have been attributed to any one of them really.

    As for this topic, my vote would go to INTERIORS as well. Fonda’s two Oscars should be for THEY SHOOT HORSES and KLUTE, and Page was perfect in a role that could have potentially been wrecked by a less skilled actress (much like Blanchett this year in Blue Jasmine). I actually would have given Page a second Oscar in 1984 for The Pope of Greenwich Village as well. Goldberg deserved to win in 1985, and hopefully her deserved win would have prevented Halle Berry’s politics-driven win (my opinion, I know many here disagree and I respect that).

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    Madson Melo
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    #109054

    By the time of that Oscar, only Page and Bancroft could be ”the greatest actress in the English language”.

    Her two best performances are Sweet Bird of Youth and Interiors, but in those years that were more deserved performances, so I’m not sad with her losses. As she was #2 or #3 in 85 for me, I’m ok with her win.

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    streepfan
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    #109055

    I generally find her performances too mannered, in Interiors for example, she fusses with something on her clothing to much in one scene.  However, she is especially effective in supporting roles maybe because of their brevity (so that her weaknesses are not exposed), particularly Pete N tillie and Pope of Greenwich Village. 

    She was most natural in “the Trip to bountiful”.

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    Alijah Purdy
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    I thought Geraldine Page was great in Pete n’ Tillie though she really didn’t have a chance to win Supporting Actress that year. I was glad she won for The Trip to Bountiful.  I always wondered when F. Murray Abraham opened that envelope and said “I consider this woman the greatest actress in the English language” did any of the other women (e.g. Anne Bancroft in particular) think he was talking about them or was it obvious he meant Page.

    just watched this video clip again. Jessica Lange acknowledged to the person sitting next to her that she knew Geraldine Page won, and Whoopi Goldberg had the expression on her face that she also knew Page had won.

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    dinasztie
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    You can see Whoopi saying “Meryl?” to that “Greatest actress in the English language” remark. I love her. 

    As for Geraldine, I have to disagree with Mr. Abraham. I think she doesn’t show enough versatility and she plays the elderly Carrie Watts the same way she did Alexandra Del Largo and her other characters. Your first meeting with a Page performance is magical because her style is really impressive, but after a while you just get bored with it. She always gave great performances on screen, but quite usually the “same” great performance. My favorites have to be Sweet Bird of Youth and Interiors, where her usual tics are serving the character rather than forcing a reaction out of the audience. I suppose she could never fully get rid of her stage acting in film, which I believe she was brilliant at (Tonys??? Really???!!!). 

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    keithw
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    #109058

    What did everyone think of Ms. Page’s performance in “Pete n’ Tillie”?  She received Golden Globe and Oscar nominations.  I was young when I saw it but really enjoyed it and that was such a tough year.  I think the voting likely went like this:
    1. Eileen Heckart, Butterflies are Free
    2. Shelley Winters, The Poseidon Adventure
    3.  Jeannie Berlin, The Heartbreak Kid
    4.  Susan Tyrell, Fat City
    5.  Geraldine Page, Pete n’ Tillie 

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