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  • Daniel Montgomery
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    She’s gradually Amy Adamsing: Racking up nominations in a relatively short period of time even though I don’t think she’s been all that close to winning any of them. Four nominations in 11 years — pretty damn good for an actress who’s just 36. How would you rank her nominated performances?

    Here are my rankings:

    1. “Blue Valentine” – Not even close for me. This may be the best performance of her career thus far. I’d complain about her losing the Oscar, but Natalie Portman was just as deserving, and top to bottom that Best Actress list was outstanding.

    2. “My Week with Marilyn” – The movie is just okay, but this is one of those instances of a performance that transcends the movie. For a while I thought this was going to be the performance that would do it for her, but then Meryl vs. Viola became the story of Best Actress that year.

    3. “Brokeback Mountain” – Can’t fault this performance at all, or this excellent film. I just liked the above two a little better, and obviously because those are lead roles she had more to do.

    4. “Manchester by the Sea” – A couple of good scenes, but I didn’t love the movie and I wasn’t as riveted by her Big Scene as much as everyone else seems to have been.

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    I have always thought that Michelle Williams had the potential to be like Audrey Hepburn. She really just needs her Breakfast At Tiffany’s. She is so incredible with everything she does and she just needs to do something big that can carry her above the competition.

    1. My Week with Marilyn – Should have been the one to have won her the Oscar.. It did not feel or look like an imitation.
    2. Blue Valentine
    3. Manchester By the Sea
    4. Brokeback Mountain

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    Boidiva02
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    She’s gradually Amy Adamsing: Racking up nominations in a relatively short period of time even though I don’t think she’s been all that close to winning any of them. Four nominations in 11 years — pretty damn good for an actress who’s just 36. How would you rank her nominated performances?

    Here are my rankings:

    1. “Blue Valentine” – Not even close for me. This may be the best performance of her career thus far. I’d complain about her losing the Oscar, but Natalie Portman was just as deserving, and top to bottom that Best Actress list was outstanding.

    2. “My Week with Marilyn” – The movie is just okay, but this is one of those instances of a performance that transcends the movie. For a while I thought this was going to be the performance that would do it for her, but then Meryl vs. Viola became the story of Best Actress that year.

    3. “Brokeback Mountain” – Can’t fault this performance at all, or this excellent film. I just liked the above two a little better, and obviously because those are lead roles she had more to do.

    4. “Manchester by the Sea” – A couple of good scenes, but I didn’t love the movie and I wasn’t as riveted by her Big Scene as much as everyone else seems to have been.

    I haven’t yet seen Manchester By The Sea, so I can only rank the other three.

    1. Brokeback Mountain— For me ultimately, it was a more memorable performance.

    2. My Week With Marilyn— She was radiant in this film and transformed herself into Marilyn. Even if the film itself was only so/so she saved it with her work.

    3. Blue Valentine— Good performance, but the film itself is fairly forgettable. I’ve seen it twice and couldn’t tell you more than “a weepy, depressing melodrama.”

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    1. Blue Valentine (devastatingly good)
    2. Brokeback Mountain (heartbreaking but not on the same level as Ledger/Gyllenhaal)
    3. My Week with Marilyn (an commendable effort)
    4. Manchester by the Sea (barely a presence and Affleck is better in her few scenes)

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    1. Blue Valentine
    2. Brokeback Mountain
    3. My Week with Marilyn
    4. Manchester by the Sea

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    Noé
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    1. Blue Valentine
    2. Brokeback Mountain
    3. My Week with Marilyn
    4. Manchester by the Sea

    Of her not nominated performances my favorite is Take This Waltz.

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    1. Blue Valentine
    2. My Week with Marylin
    3. Brokeback Mountain
    4. Manchester By the Sea

    Yes, Take this Waltz was great for her. Wendy and Lucy is yet another great performance from her.

    I don’t think she should be a winner by now going by those nominations. Blue Valentine certainly is her best performance, but I can’t take that Oscar away from Portman. And what a great category that was, Kidman and Bening were amazing (fuck this campaign and Moore being left out of it completely to get Bening the whole buzz). I don’t remember Winter’s Bone that much, so I can’t comment on Lawrence, I do remember being impressed back then.

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    I think My Week With Marilyn, was the best shot at a win it was effortless, subtle, quiet and graceful, in a way that can’t be underestimated. Brokeback Mountain is her runner up.

    I find her Blue Valentine performance to be her most middling, not sure if it’s due to the likability of the character or that I think Ryan was stronger, but I found her leading performance to be underwhelming.

    Manchester By The Sea doesn’t have enough airtime for her, and her story is sacrificed for Casey’s. I really wished that they had given her two more scenes in the film. She had a lot of potential that went underutilized.

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    1. My Week With Marilyn

    2. Blue Valentine

    3. Brokeback Mountain

    4. Manchester by the Sea

    I would’ve put Blue Valentine as my #1 if I wouldn’t have sobbed throughout the entire thing.

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    1. Blue Valentine (2010)

    Effortless, snooty, fragile, and absorbing. Her most powerful work to date, though Ryan Gosling should also have been recognized.

    2. Manchester by the Sea (2016)

    Surprised by all the low rankings for this immense performance. There’s a reason she was the Queen of the Critic awards this season. She’s brief, but man does she pack a wallop. Her accent is never distracting, and she is dynamite. People complaining about her lack of screentime- it is a SUPPORTING performance, after all.

    3. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

    Strong too, her first nod. I actually wanted more. She was very powerful though.

    4. My Week with Marilyn (2011)

    Hated it. She was okay, but was not in any way, shape or form Marilyn Monroe. The fact that she admitted she didn’t even know the actor’s work was a sign she would bomb, and bomb she did. Williams is a fine performer, but Monroe had a special glow and only a special actress could pull it off. She played it way too bland. Her slot should have gone to Tilda Swinton or Charlize Theron.

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    Eduardo Galhardo
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    My picks:

    1. My Week with Marilyn
    2. Brokeback Mountain
    3. Blue Valentine
    4. Manchester by the Sea

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    1. “Blue Valentine”
    2. “My Week With Marilyn”
    3. “Brokeback Mountain”
    4. “Manchester by the Sea”

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    Blue Valentine- If not for Natalie, I would’ve given her this win. And this is the movie Ryan Gosling should’ve won his own Oscar for, not fucking La La Land.

    My Week With Marilyn- I really liked her here. I would in no way give her a win, but for the most part, she embodied Marilyn Monroe’s spirit.

    Brokeback Mountain- Overrated film. I liked her more than Gyllenhaal here, so she’s the second best in the movie behind Ledger.

    Manchester by the Sea- Meh.

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