Home Forums Movies Rank Your Favorite Acting Performances- Olympic Medal Style!

Rank Your Favorite Acting Performances- Olympic Medal Style!

CREATE A NEW TOPIC
CREATE A NEW POLL
Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 16 total)
Created
9 months ago
Last Reply
9 months ago
15
( +2 hidden )
replies
2496
views
11
users
GusCruz
2
Bee
2
Macca
2
  • Jason Travis
    Participant
    Joined:
    May 20th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202038018

    If you were to hand out medals vs. trophies, how would you hail your best performances like the Olympics? I’ll begin with my favorite Best Actress performances of the last 30 years. I like to make commentary, so my list will be a juicy one. A work in progress…
    _____________________________________________________________
    ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

    1987

    Not the best year for women, but still we had some intriguing work to choose from.

    GOLD: Glenn Close, Fatal Attraction

    To me, Close was perfect. And the fact that she (almost) wasn’t cast because she wasn’t deemed sexy enough is a attribute to her powers as an actor. She really sinks her teeth into a role that could have been a lot less complex if a lesser performer had tackled the same character.

    SILVER: Cher, Moonstruck

    She’s luminous and winsome, though this is def a makeup for her not being nominated the the superior Mask two years earlier. I wish I had enjoyed the movie as much as I enjoyed Cher.

    BRONZE: Holly Hunter, Broadcast News

    Certainly the most complicated performance of the group, and I loved Hunter equally in Raising Arizona the same year. But James L. Brooks look into television news hasn’t aged as well as I would have hoped, and I feel myself restless a lot on repeat viewings. Since 1987 wasn’t the strongest for choosing alternative female performances I admired, I guess Hunter gets the Bronze by default.

    1988

    So many great roles for women this year. Hard to pick.

    GOLD: Meryl Streep, A Cry in the Dark

    Technically brilliant, coldly presented. And the raw power she demonstrates in the court room alone solidify this as one of her top 5 roles. And it’s too bad 1988 was not going to honor this because back then this was a little-seen indie, despite her New York Film Critics win.

    SILVER: Melanie Griffith, Working Girl

    The more I watch, the more I fall in love. Probably her only great achievement on screen but she’s excellent. Even the scenes of her clearing her throat (which made some critics cringe) was adorably on point for Tess McGill. Golden Globe winning performance too.

    BRONZE: Glenn Close, Dangerous Liaisons

    Close hits this one out of the park. Her restrained snootiness and eloquent way with words sealed the deal for me. Often I wish she had won (and being it was her fifth try, many critic predicted she would prevail). Honorable mentions for ’88 include Oscar winner Jodie Foster in The Accused, but I didn’t think she was the best in show that year. Also Sally Field is terrific in the Tom Hanks comedy Punchline as a struggling comedienne. And who could forget Susan Sarandon’s genius in Bull Durham?

    1989

    GOLD: Jessica Tandy, Driving Miss Daisy

    She’s fabulous. I know many were annoyed she managed to beat critical darling Michelle Pfeiffer, but without Tandy’s sass and charm this movie would be well forgotten. I loved every minute of her on screen.

    SILVER: Andie MacDowell – sex, lies, & videotape

    One of the purest and most sensual performances of contemporary cinema I’ve seen. She may not have had a distinguished career after this, but she’s the epitome of innocence and fresh. A housewife who hasn’t had sex with her neglectful husband has a lot of bottled up tension to share with James Spader. Let’s just leave it at that.

    BRONZE: Michelle Pfeiffer, The Fabulous Baker Boys

    Pfeiffer’s piano rendition in a hot red dress is what many remember, but there are other moments she gets to shine that I appreciated. Too bad the movie is so lackluster and depressing that it’s hard to root for anyone in the film.

    1990

    GOLD: Kathy Bates, Misery

    One of my all time favorite movies to watch on a rainy afternoon. Bates nails all of her scenes as the psychotic fan of James Caan, and even gets some money scenes where she’s throwing monologues at you like fast balls. A star making turn if there ever was one.

    SILVER: Anjelica Huston, The Witches

    Her best screen work to date. I’ve never been more obsessed with a performance like this since it was one of my first childhood movies I watched. Huston not only kills the moments when she’s the Grand High Witch in drag, but she’s also cunningly gorgeous- and funny! I liked her in her Oscar-nodded turn with The Grifters– but this is the medal I would crown her with.

    BRONZE: Julia Roberts, Pretty Woman

    Her and Richard Gere both do wonders on screen. I think Julia was really sparkling here, and no matter how many times you watch it, there’s a radiant gleam of determined energy flowing off Roberts and I’m glad the academy mentioned her (she was evidently a shock; the slot most thought would go to Glenn Close in Reversal of Fortune).

    1991

    GOLD: Susan Sarandon, Thelma & Louise

    I go back and forth often between Sarandon and Davis, because both are so amazing that it’s hard to figure out who top dice is. But I think Sarandon slightly edges Davis. She has this strength that surpasses Thelma’s more obvious transition from ditzy housewife into independent bandit. Sarandon must remain in charge the entire time, and yet she still reeks vulnerability. My favorite moment: When she’s talking on the phone with Harvey Keitel, he asks her if she wants to tell him what happened. “Sure, over coffee some time I’ll buy!” I laughed out loud. It’s such a serious moment, but Louise’s character is also sarcastic so the blend of the humor plus her self-righteous attitude were displayed perfectly by Sarandon.

    SILVER: Geena Davis, Thelma & Louise

    Right at Sarandon’s heels is Davis, who really has fun with that thick southern accent. She of course has many money moments, but perhaps her highlight comes after she forces the cop into the back trunk, throws the keys into the grass, and then as she gets in the driver’s seat she coolly tells Louise: “I think I just have a knack for this shit.” Brilliant.

    BRONZE: Gong Li, Raise the Red Lantern

    She should have been nominated and at least the academy remembered this in the Foreign Language category. Li plays the fourth wife to a husband in 1920s China, and her discoveries of some of the other wives (plus her own sanity) prove shocking results. A heartbreaking role, played immaculately by Li and the story is also haunting to watch.

    Honorable Mentions: Most will tell you Foster is best in show and deserves the gold for The Silence of the Lambs. I agree, she’s staggeringly good in Demme’s horror masterpiece. I also will say that Foster is definitely helped by being able to have much of her character’s reactions rely on the tour de force of Anthony Hopkins. She’s lucky to have a witty screenplay to also ride her along the film’s success. Foster is still very good, but like Brie Larson in Room – the story is more powerful then her performance. Hopkins, I think, was more special. Also shout out to Jamie Lee Curtis in My Girl (such an underrated work) and Laura Dern in Rambling Rose.

    1992

    For a year themed Year of the Woman at the Oscars, the nominations for the leading prize left a lot up to the imagination. Some great female roles that year, and yet the academy’s list wasn’t up to par. One of the nominees was even nodded for the wrong movie.

    GOLD: Michelle Pfeiffer, Batman Returns

    Because superhero movies were deemed “not serious” back in the 90s, Pfeiffer had a slim to none shot for an Oscar nod. But the academy really missed the boat by instead citing her for the forgettable Love Field, a performance even Gene Siskel deemed “the worst nomination of 1992”. She’s OK as a ditzy blonde housewife obsessed with Kennedy’s assassination, but the true work that Pfeiffer should have been cited for was Tim Burton’s Batman Returns, where she took Catwoman to levels even Heath Ledger lacked in Dark Knight. Hear it here- Pfeiffer was my favorite female performance of 1992. Thank God Annette Bening (the original choice) got pregnant with Warren Beatty’s baby. This is a role for the ages.

    SILVER: Geena Davis, A League of Their Own

    Penny Marshall’s summer comedy is still one of my all-time favorite films. With memorable quotes like “There’s no crying in baseball” and “By the way, I loved you in The Wizard of Oz”- Davis’s performance is sustained, beautiful and athletic. She’s not showy at all, but it’s her inhibited character and mysterious communication that has always made me relish with the work. Geena also never looked better. Kudos to Rosie O’Donnell and Tom Hanks too, as well as the very deserving screenplay and score by Hans Zimmer.

    BRONZE: Sharon Stone, Basic Insinct

    A star was born in 1992, but the academy foolishly overlooked her. Stone’s serial killer wearing no underwear was a role many other A-listers didn’t want to go near, and yet it’s the performance that nobody could stop talking about. How she missed the nod (Drama Globe though) could be chalked up to the fact that this is one of the most controversial films to release in modern Hollywood. Honorable Mentions- Whoopi Goldberg in Sister Act, and Emma Thompson in Howards End. The latter won the Oscar, but I’ve sat through Howards End numerous times and cannot for the life of me get into the story or her character. She was miles better in The Remains of the Day and Sense and Sensibility.

    1993

    GOLD: Angela Bassett, What’s Love Got to Do with It

    One of the best female performances of all time. If this had been released in 1994 (a weak slate), Bassett would have won the Oscar. She’s outstanding. Her physical work she put into the role of Tina Turner, and her lyp-singing the songs. I was floored. And am every time I view the performance. Kudos to Laurence Fishburne as well for playing the hell out of Ike Turner.

    SILVER: Holly Hunter, The Piano

    Heartbreaking and solemn, Hunter loses herself into the role of a woman forced to marry a man she doesn’t love- and falling in love with another man who lets her lose herself in him and her love of the film’s title. Without saying a word, this is also a performance for the ages.

    BRONZE: Emma Thompson, The Remains of the Day

    I didn’t think I would enjoy this film because it’s by the same team that brought in Howards End, and I never got into that messy and talky bore. But this movie has a story I cared about and interesting characters. Also starring the great Anthony Hopkins as a head butler who refuses to radiate his human emotions, Thompson plays a head housekeeper who has grown fond of Mr. Stevens but alas, it just wasn’t meant to be. Thompson’s quiet but no-nonsense character is layered with many moments that she brings to the screen beautifully. Her final scenes are truly touching.

    1994

    GOLD: Winona Ryder, Little Women

    Watching the movie, Ryder has a staggering ability of allowing the camera to read her thoughts. Like when she’s both envious, happy and surprised to learn of her sister’s engagement. It’s acting like this that made me treasure what a great actor Ryder was in her hey day. Jo March was not an easy character to fill the shoes of (mainly because of folks’ memory of Katharine Hepburn), but I think Ryder trumps even her.

    SILVER: Kathleen Turner, Serial Mom

    John Waters dark comedy gives new meaning to wearing white shoes after labor day. And a leg of lamb. If you haven’t seen the film you’re probably not going to understand this commentary, but I highly recommend it. Turner’s prank calls alone to her next neighbor were so well executed I think she deserved awards attention for that alone.

    BRONZE: Meg Ryan, When a Man Loves a Woman

    SAG remembered, but Ryan was snubbed and this was probably the closest she ever got to an Oscar nomination. As an alcoholic mother struggling to make ends with her children and Andy Garcia, she’s very strong here.

    1995

    One of the best years for women. Ever.

    GOLD: Nicole Kidman, To Die For

    Her best performance to date. Kidman owns every frame. She illiterates and demands our attention as a sexy TV Weathergirl who will do anything to get to the top- even murdering her husband (Matt Dillon). She also never looked better. She’s smoking hot, and her confidence only makes the performance sizzle more. Look for Oscar winner Casey Affleck as one of the students she manipulates. Kidman was horrifyingly excluded from the best actress roster, despite winning the Golden Globe, Critics Choice and Boston Society of Film Critics. It was just a tough as nails year.

    SILVER: Meryl Streep, The Bridges of Madison County

    As a bored Italian housewife who stirs up a 4 day affair with photographer Clint Eastwood, Streep mixes accent with physical transformation and it’s a stupendous sight to behold. You get so caught up with the juiciness of the story (despite it being pretty much a 2-character show) you forget it’s Streep at all.

    BRONZE: Kathy Bates, Dolores Claiborne

    Another snub and since Bates pretty much gives this performance even more fire then her own Oscar winning work in Misery, it’s a shame. She’s even got that New England accent pretty down pat, and she’s ferocious as a mother who will do anything to keep her daughter’s well being a top priority.

    Honorable Mentions of course to Oscar winner Susan Sarandon in Dead Man Walking, who won this as a career achievement more then anything. Sharon Stone in Casino, Elisabeth Shue in Leaving Las Vegas, Emma Thompson in Sense and Sensibility and Alicia Silverstone in Clueless. There’s even more then this!

    1996

    GOLD: Frances McDormand, Fargo

    Every second of this performance is perfect. It’s not a typical Best Actress winner either in that it’s comical, heroic and subtle. I think McDormand truly showers her personality into this too which helps elevate the darkness of all the other characters she surrounds herself with.

    SILVER: Emily Watson, Breaking the Waves

    Daring, dark and gut-wrenching. I think it’s hard to come across work this raw on screen and Watson nails it. The material might be a little offputting to the modern movie goer, but it’s a performance any thespian who wants to work on their craft should view at least once.

    BRONZE: Queen Latifah, Set It Off

    Forget Chicago. This is the Latifah performance I will always remember. The lesbian thug who robs banks and doesn’t give a fuck. She’s natural in the role and the movie still holds up well today.

    Honorable mentions should go to Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep in Marvin’s Room, Kristin Scott Thomas in The English Patient and Brenda Blythen in Secrets & Lies.

    1997

    GOLD: Helen Hunt, As Good As It Gets

    I’m probably in the minority, but I can’t get enough of Hunt’s charm, humor and emotional range in James L. Brooks best since Terms of Endearment. Watch how Hunt goes through a plethora of emotions when she’s on the phone with Jack Nicholson at the end of their trip. She keeps telling him how wrong their relationship is. Then she thanks him for the acts of kindness. Then she yells that he does things that immensely bother her. Then she just says “But hey- thanks for the lovely time.” It’s brilliant! Totally deserving despite many people who had qualms with the voters possibly name checking her because of the Mad About You hype back then. No, she earned this one.

    SILVER: Judi Dench, Mrs. Brown

    When I first started to relish in Dench. My father took me to see this in theaters, and we both agreed she was masterful. Just hearing her speak was enough for me to know she was going to be with us for a while.

    BRONZE: Pam Grier, Jackie Brown

    How she missed the shortlist is beyond me. She was perfection here, and the story (being Tarantino) is not always easy to stomach but she gets those lines and works them effortlessly.

    Honorable Mentions- Julia Roberts in My Best Friend’s Wedding, Kate Winslet in Titanic, Helena Bonham Carter in The Wings of the Dove, Jennifer Lopez in Selena.

    1998

    GOLD: Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth

    A Queen is Born- literally. Saw it in theaters and knew right away that Blanchett was the best actress I had seen in ages. Too bad she had to lose to popularity and viscous campaigns that year. Paltrow really won because she was also in 4 other movies and had somehow managed to be the “it” girl despite an OK turn in Shakespeare in Love. How do I know Blanchett was robbed? Even the sequel earned her a nomination, and that film was a hot mess. Voters clearly knew the acting chops on this fine thespian were too Godly to ignore.

    SILVER: Meryl Streep, One True Thing

    It’s nice to see Streep play a modern, domestic housewife who has to deal with your typical everyday problems: husband, daughter, social clubs…cancer. It’s a weeper for sure, and I liked Streep’s speech about knowing who your partner really is every morning. That monologue alone sealed it for me. Renee Zellweger is also very good here.

    BRONZE: Fernanda Montenegro, Central Station

    Exceptional! A fiery role from a splendid actress, and a story that keeps you involved. I’m glad the academy remembered.

    1999

    GOLD: Hilary Swank, Boys Don’t Cry

    It outranks all the other competition by miles. And the film should have been nominated for Best Picture. It’s one of the saddest and most captivating stories I’ve seen put on the big screen. Swank loses herself in the role, and even though the character isn’t always sympathetic (Teena Brandon was a thief, after all), it makes the journey all the more scary.

    SILVER: Reese Witherspoon, Election

    How she got overlooked is a bit odd since this is dark comedy at it’s genius best. Playing a nerdy, goody-two-shoes pain can sometimes come off hammy but Witherspoon does it effortlessly.

    BRONZE: Julia Roberts, Notting Hill

    Surprised? I am too actually. But the thing is- I’m just a blogger. Writing in front of an audience. Asking them to love me. HA! Okay that was over the top bullshit. But seriously, this is one of my favorite comedies and both Roberts and Hugh Grant soar in their characters. Roberts has the task of essentially downplaying a version of herself and still being charismatic and likable. She succeeds. It’s not a performance any actress of her stature could have pulled off without winking at the camera every now and then, and I think Roberts has this stability and glow in the film that I just had to honor her for.

    Honorable mentions: Janet McTeer in Tumbleweeds, of course. Julianne Moore in The End of the Affair, Meryl Streep in Music of the Heart (I loved her here!), Natalie Portman and Susan Sarandon in Anywhere but Here, Jodie Foster in Anna and the King (she was actually really good). I didn’t like Annette Bening in American Beauty at all, so I’ll just leave it at that. Fine actress, but the role was poorly written.

    2000

    GOLD: Julia Roberts, Erin Brockovich

    Her best work to date and Steven Soderbergh at his prime! How many money scenes did Roberts have here? Too many to count. If you’ve seen the film a gazillion times like I have, you know that only Roberts could make a movie about suing a water company actually come off entertaining.

    SILVER: Sanaa Lathan, Love & Basketball

    She’s one of the most underrated black actors in the business, and part of this is the lack of strong roles she’s given. But her best work remains in this love story, also starring Omar Epps, about two best friends who grow up playing basketball and of course learn later that they’re meant to be. It’s the fierceness and overall charm that Lathan radiates that has me giving her this honor. It’s not a conventional choice, but I think she deserves a mention (and viewing if you haven’t seen it). She did equally well on HBO’s Disappearing Acts opposite Wesley Snipes the same year.

    BRONZE: Ellen Burstyn, Requiem for a Dream

    Boarderline supporting – but it’s a chilling part, and pill popping is brought to a whole new perspective. The question I always have (Spoiler)– was the game show a total hoax to begin with or did she just get turned away because she was completely quacked out by the time she shows up?

    Honorable Mentions- Joan Allen in The Contender, Laura Linney in You Can Count on Me and Bjork in Dancer in the Dark.

    2001

    GOLD: Halle Berry, Monster’s Ball

    There’s a reason she won out of Berlin and National Board of Review before taking the SAG and then Oscar. Berry’s masterful work is underplayed and a tortured soul. She’s raging inside, and we barely can see it behind the sad mask that is shown to us but it’s there. Ebert hailed it his favorite film of the year. And Berry was a treasure.

    SILVER: Sissy Spacek, In the Bedroom

    Hidden rage was a theme for the top two tiers I have chosen here. Spacek holds her anger back because of the tragedy that takes place when her son dates a woman who’s ex is a monstrous fool. When events occur nobody saw coming, the pieces have to be put back together and Spacek and Tom Wilkerson both give incredible performances. I haven’t seen grief played out quite so well as with Ms. Spacek here.

    BRONZE: Renee Zellweger, Bridget Jones’ Diary

    Comedy is never fully appreciated by the Oscars, but I’m happy they remembered Zellweger here. It’s her best work, I think, and on top of her near perfect British accent she also knows how to play a not-so-perfect human being whose clumsiness attracts the charms of both her sleazy boss (good ol’ Hugh Grant again) and Colin Firth.

    Honorable mentions- Naomi Watts in Mulholland Dr. and Nicole Kidman in both Moulin Rouge! and The Others.

    2002

    GOLD: Nicole Kidman, The Hours

    Kidman’s limited screentime made me want more of her. Of the three intertwining storylines, Virginia Woolf’s was by far the most polished, researched and intriguing. She also underplays the role with a deep accent and those piercing eyes. I just loved it.

    SILVER: Julianne Moore, Far from Heaven

    Film noir is tricky, and I’m not a big Todd Haynes fan. But this remains my favorite movie of his- if more for the aesthetic beauty of the cinematography and costumes. Moore is perfect as a housewife who must remain in tune with how society views her, whilst dealing with a homosexual husband who also isn’t too keen on caring about her daily life. Moore’s eloquent sadness and plush closeups make anyone who’s into old Hollywood just swoon.

    BRONZE: Diane Lane, Unfaithful

    Playing a lustful housewife who decides she needs to get it on with a hot Latin in the city just for the hell of it sounds too easy to generate prizes. But Lane’s reminiscing on the train ride home alone easily shows us why the academy (and critics) were smitten with it’s raw and open ended windows into her sexuality.

    Honorable Mentions- Streep in The Hours, Salma Hayek in Frida, Renee Zellweger in Chicago.

    2003

    GOLD: Charlize Theron, Monster

    Another epic performance for the ages. Theron’s horrid appearance makes for this to be even more daring and the overall craziness of the character (from her voice tone, mannerisms and clothing choices). I never thought of Theron as a character actress until I started really appreciating her vast filmography and how she can play totally different types of women. No easy task for such a beautiful lady.

    SILVER: Nicole Kidman, Dogville

    The whole film is screened like a stageplay. And it’s a good thing there’s scarce settings because the actual circumstances that come to be are often perverse and very uncomfortable. Kidman is a runaway who is taken in by a small town of people who don’t mind helping her out- as long as she can help them out with daily chores- and eventually, sexual favors. This escalates worse when the mafia catch up with her and James Caan (her father) has other plans. Along with an exceptional cast (Patricia Clarkson is a standout in a supporting role), Kidman is mesmerizing. One of the things I always admire about her is that she does daring work other stars would easily stray away from. She’s not afraid to go to the dark (eg Birth, The Paperboy, Eyes Wide Shut).

    BRONZE: Naomi Watts, 21 Grams

    Another gritty, no holds bar performance from an actress often in Kidman’s shadow. This is a look at life and death and characters coming together and dealing with them in their own ways. A knockout role, and kudos to Benicio del Toro and Sean Penn too.

    Honorable Mentions- Kidman in Cold Mountain, Samantha Mornton in In America, Jamie Lee Curtis in Freaky Friday, Diane Keaton in Something’s Gotta Give (She never looked better in those tight white turtlenecks), Keisha-Castle Hughes in Whale Rider.

    2004

    GOLD: Julia Roberts, Closer

    Arguably her most intense and personal work to date. I had never seen Roberts explode on screen so well before. She’s not a likable character either, but because I know women just like this it really hit a nerve with me. She has glorious chemistry with Clive Owen and Jude Law. She was wrongfully snubbed for this by the Oscars.

    SILVER: Hilary Swank, Million Dollar Baby

    A sad and very immersive performance. She isn’t quite up to par with her earlier 1999 star making turn, but Eastwood directs her to another amazing place. Of her nominated competition, she was deserving.

    BRONZE: Nicole Kidman, Birth

    Her few minutes watching an opera alone are worth the price of salt here. Watch as her face goes through various patterns of depleted emotion and panic. For a woman who is convinced she just met her dead husband through a 9 year-old boy- well, you think you’ve got problems.

    Honorable Mentions: Kate Winslet, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Imelda Staunton in Vera Drake.

    2005

    GOLD: Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line

    An example of someone who makes the role come off smooth and effortless, while still giving us plenty of fire. Why people hate this win so much is beyond me. She won both the New York and National Society of Film Critics before taking the televised honors. She had it in the bag from the get go. Felicity Huffman was NOT deserving in my book, and I think a lot of people just went gaga for her because of the whole “gay” rights message. But Reese was truly a gem here.

    SILVER: Charlize Theron, North Country

    Once again she proves that she can take a role and mold it completely as her own creation. This time as a woman’s right activist working in coal mines and dealing with sexual harassment from grubby males with nothing better to do. It’s a phenomenal performance.

    BRONZE: Naomi Watts, King Kong

    Why the academy overlooked her in such a weak year for cinema is a bit of a headscratcher. With such a lackluster shortlist for the best actress nominees, I think Watts was worthier then most playing the female heroine whom the giant ape finds an attraction for. It’s not conventional because nobody expected Watts to give it the light a weaker performer might have showcased.

    2006

    GOLD: Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada

    The role that reinvented her to the young public and the role where she has never looked sexier on screen. Ever. With such quiet formality she’s able to command every word she says on screen. It’s a clean technique we rarely see from her. This is one for the history books. Helen Mirren of course was gobbling up all the attention for playing boring old Queen Elizabeth, but once the dust settles it’s not a performance many will remember over these treasures.

    SILVER: Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal

    Powerhouse performances were all over the place in 2006 from women. Dench has never been so fiesty and full of life as a manipulative school matron who discovers a colleague is having an affair with one of her students and gives blackmail a whole different definition. Loved every minute of it.

    BRONZE: Kate Winslet, Little Children

    Her most nuanced and controlled work- and it really fits the character. As a neglected housewife stuck in a suburban town full of boring neighbors, she strikes a bond with a man that has many people’s tongues wagging. Winslet disappears into this character and is able to exude both sadness and sexuality in very convincing passages.

    HONORABLE MENTIONS: Penelope Cruz, Volver and Toni Collette, Little Miss Sunshine

    Follow Me on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/jasonmovieguy
    13K Subscribers, 29 Million Views

    FYC: Derbyite of the Year, 2017

    Reply
    GusCruz
    Participant
    Joined:
    Feb 26th, 2012
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202038049

    I can’t even begin this but can’t wait to read from others lol Let’s just hope people forget that non-English language performances also exist, and are many of the all-time greats

    ReplyCopy URL
    GusCruz
    Participant
    Joined:
    Feb 26th, 2012
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202038050

    (I meant DON’T forget)

    ReplyCopy URL
    Bee
    Participant
    Joined:
    Oct 25th, 2016
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202038060

    (I meant DON’T forget)

    You want me to worship Marion Cotillard and Isabelle Huppert too?

    ReplyCopy URL
    Bee
    Participant
    Joined:
    Oct 25th, 2016
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202038092

    2000:

    GOLD: Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream)

    SILVER: Julia Roberts (Erin Brockovich)

    BRONZE: Javier Bardem (Before Night Falls)/Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot)/Benicio Del Toro (Traffic)

     

    2001:

    GOLD: Naomi Watts (Mulholland Drive)

    SILVER: Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge)

    BRONZE: Cameron Diaz (Vanilla Sky)

     

    2002:

    GOLD: Julianne Moore (The Hours)

    SILVER: Julianne Moore (Far From Heaven)

    BRONZE: Leonardo DiCaprio (Catch Me If You Can)

     

    2003:

    GOLD: Charlize Theron (Monster) Ain’t nobody topping this.

    SILVER: Patricia Clarkson (Pieces of April)/Bill Murray (Lost in Translation)/Naomi Watts (21 Grams)

    BRONZE: Holly Hunter (Thirteen)/Evan Rachel Wood (Thirteen)/Diane Keaton (Something’s Gotta Give)

     

    2004:

    GOLD: Jamie Foxx (Ray)/Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake)

    SILVER: Rachel McAdams (Mean Girls)

    BRONZE: Catalina Sandino Moreno (Maria Full of Grace)/Natalie Portman (Closer)

     

    2005:

    GOLD: Felicity Huffman (Transamerica)

    SILVER: Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote)

    BRONZE: Maria Bello (A History of Violence)

     

    2006:

    GOLD: Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada)/Adriana Barraza (Babel)

    SILVER: Judi Dench (Notes on a Scandal)

    BRONZE: Rinko Kikuchi (Babel)/Kate Winslet (Little Children)

     

    2007:

    GOLD: Julie Christie (Away from Her)/Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose)

    SILVER: Daniel Day Lewis (There Will Be Blood)

    BRONZE: Johnny Depp (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street)

     

    2008:

    GOLD: Viola Davis (Doubt)

    SILVER: Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire)/Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married)

    BRONZE: Brad Pitt (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)

     

    2009:

    GOLD: Gabourey Sidibe (Precious)

    SILVER: Carey Mulligan (An Education)

    BRONZE: Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia)

     

    2010:

    GOLD: Natalie Portman (Black Swan)

    SILVER: Ryan Gosling & Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine)/Christian Bale (The Fighter)

    BRONZE: James Franco (127 Hours)

     

    2011:

    GOLD: Tilda Swinton (We Need To Talk About Kevin)/Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia)/

    SILVER: Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)/Viola Davis (The Help)

    BRONZE: George Clooney (The Descendants)/Kim Wayans (Pariah)

     

    2012:

    GOLD: Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

    SILVER: Naomi Watts (The Impossible)

    BRONZE: Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)

     

    2013:

    GOLD: Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)

    SILVER: Joaquin Phoenix (Her)

    BRONZE: Judi Dench (Philomena)/Scarlett Johansson (Her)

     

    2014:

    GOLD: Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)

    SILVER: Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)

    BRONZE: Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)

     

    2015:

    GOLD: Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)

    SILVER: Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl)/Sylvester Stallone (Creed)

    BRONZE: Michael B. Jordan (Creed)/Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight)

     

    2016:

    GOLD: Natalie Portman (Jackie)/Isabelle Huppert (Elle)

    SILVER: Naomie Harris (Moonlight)

    BRONZE: Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight)

     

    ReplyCopy URL
    Macca
    Participant
    Joined:
    Dec 22nd, 2015
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202038128

    1999:

    GOLD: Kevin Spacey (American Beauty)

    SILVER: Chloe Sevigny (Boys Don’t Cry)

    BRONZE: Hilary Swank (Boys Don’t Cry)

    2000:

    GOLD: Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream)

    SILVER: Tom Hanks (Cast Away)

    BRONZE: Benicio Del Toro (Traffic)

    2001:

    GOLD: Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind)

    SILVER: Russell Crowe (A Beautiful Mind)

    BRONZE: Naomi Watts (Mulholland Dr.)

    2002:

    GOLD: Meryl Streep (Adaptation)

    SILVER: Julianne Moore (Far From Heaven)

    BRONZE: Chris Cooper (Adaptation)

    2003:

    GOLD: Charlize Theron (Monster)

    SILVER: Bill Murray (Lost in Translation)

    BRONZE: Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation)

    2004:

    GOLD: Jamie Foxx (Ray)

    SILVER: Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake)

    BRONZE: Thomas Jaden Church (Sideways)

    2005:

    GOLD: Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line)

    SILVER: Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote)

    BRONZE: Thandie Newton (Crash)

    2006:

    GOLD: Helen Mirren (The Queen)

    SILVER: Forest Whitaker (Last King of Scotland)

    BRONZE: Jackie Earle Haley (Little Children)

    2007:

    GOLD: Julie Christie (Away from Her)

    SILVER: Daniel Day Lewis (There Will Be Blood)

    BRONZE: Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men)

    2008:

    GOLD: Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)

    SILVER: Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler)

    BRONZE: Vlad Ivanov (4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days)

    2009:

    GOLD: Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)

    SILVER: Carey Mulligan (An Education)

    BRONZE: Monique (Precious)

    2010:

    GOLD: Colin Firth (The King’s Speech)

    SILVER: Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit)

    BRONZE: Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech)

    2011:

    GOLD: Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia)

    SILVER: Christopher Plummer (Beginners)

    BRONZE: George Clooney (The Descendants)

    2012:

    GOLD: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)

    SILVER: Javier Bardem (Skyfall)

    BRONZE: Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)

    2013:

    GOLD: Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

    SILVER: Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)

    BRONZE: Scarlett Johansson (Her)

    2014:

    GOLD: Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)

    SILVER: Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)

    BRONZE: Michael Keaton (Birdman)

    2015:

    GOLD: Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina)

    SILVER: Brie Larson (Room)

    BRONZE: Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road)

    2016:

    GOLD: Natalie Portman (Jackie)

    SILVER: Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)

    BRONZE: Amy Adams (Arrival)

    ReplyCopy URL
    jasonface
    Participant
    Joined:
    Nov 13th, 2015
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202038144

    1985
    Gold – William Hurt, Kiss of the Spider Woman
    Silver – Raul Julia, Kiss of the Spider Woman
    Bronze – Tatsuya Nakadai, Ran

    1986
    Gold – Gary Oldman, Sid and Nancy
    Silver – Bob Hoskins, Mona Lisa
    Bronze – William Hurt, Children of a Lesser God

    1987
    Gold – Michael Douglas, Wall Street
    Silver – William Hurt, Broadcast News
    Bronze – Christian Bale, Empire of the Sun

    1988
    Gold – Jeremy Irons, Dead Ringers
    Silver – John Malkovich, Dangerous Liaisons
    Bronze – William Hurt, The Accidental Tourist

    1989
    Gold – Daniel Day-Lewis, My Left Foot
    Silver – James Spader, Sex Lies and Videotape
    Bronze – Jeff Bridges, The Fabulous Baker Boys

    1990
    Gold – Leslie Cheung, Days of Being Wild
    Silver – Alec Baldwin, Miami Blues
    Bronze – Richard Harris, The Field

    1991
    Gold – River Phoenix, My Own Private Idaho
    Silver – Val Kilmer, The Doors
    Bronze – John Turturro, Barton Fink

    1992
    Gold – Harvey Keitel, Bad Lieutenant
    Silver – Robert Downey Jr, Chaplin
    Bronze – Clint Eastwood, Unforgiven

    1993
    Gold – Liam Neeson, Schindler’s List
    Silver – Daniel Day-Lewis, In the Name of the Father
    Bronze – David Thewlis, Naked

    1994
    Gold – Tim Robbins, The Shawshank Redemption
    Silver – Gary Oldman, Immortal Beloved
    Bronze – Samuel L. Jackson, Pulp Fiction

    1995
    Gold – Sean Penn, Dead Man Walking
    Silver – Morgan Freeman, Seven
    Bronze – Nicolas Cage, Leaving Las Vegas

    1996
    Gold – William H. Macy, Fargo
    Silver – Kenneth Branagh, Hamlet
    Bronze – Timothy Spall, Secrets and Lies

    1997
    Gold – Russell Crowe, LA Confidential
    Silver – Guy Pearce, LA Confidential
    Bronze – Ian Holm, The Sweet Hereafter

    1998
    Gold – Edward Norton, American History X
    Silver – Ian McKellen, Gods and Monsters
    Bronze – Jeff Bridges, The Big Lebowski

    1999
    Gold – Haley Joel Osment, The Sixth Sense
    Silver – Russell Crowe, The Insider
    Bronze – Richard Farnsworth, The Straight Story

    2000
    Gold – Tom Hanks, Cast Away
    Silver – Christian Bale, American Psycho
    Bronze – Jamie Bell, Billy Elliot

    2001
    Gold – Gene Hackman, The Royal Tenenbaums
    Silver – Tom Wilkinson, In the Bedroom
    Bronze – Ewan McGregor, Moulin Rouge!

    2002
    Gold – Adrien Brody, The Pianist
    Silver – Daniel Day-Lewis, Gangs of New York
    Bronze – Ray Liotta, Narc

    2003
    Gold – Bill Murray, Lost in Translation
    Silver – Choi Min-sik, Oldboy
    Bronze – Kevin Bacon, Mystic River

    2004
    Gold – Kevin Bacon, The Woodsman
    Silver – Javier Bardem, The Sea Inside
    Bronze – Jim Carrey, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    2005
    Gold – Viggo Mortensen, A History of Violence
    Silver – Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote
    Bronze – Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain

    2006
    Gold – Leonardo DiCaprio, The Departed
    Silver – Ulrich Muhe, The Lives of Others
    Bronze – Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland

    2007
    Gold – Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
    Silver – Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James
    Bronze – Brad Pitt, The Assassination of Jesse James

    2008
    Gold – Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
    Silver – Michael Fassbender, Hunger
    Bronze – Philip Seymour Hoffman, Synecdoche New York

    2009
    Gold – Colin Firth, A Single Man
    Silver – Joaquin Phoenix, Two Lovers
    Bronze – Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker

    2010
    Gold – Choi Min-sik, I Saw the Devil
    Silver – Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine
    Bronze – Ewan McGregor, The Ghost Writer

    2011
    Gold – Michael Fassbender, Shame
    Silver – Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
    Bronze – Jean Dujardin, The Artist

    2012
    Gold – Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
    Silver – Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
    Bronze – Jean-Louis Trintignant, Amour

    2013
    Gold – Mads Mikkelsen, The Hunt
    Silver – Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
    Bronze – Joaquin Phoenix, Her

    2014
    Gold – Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
    Silver – Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
    Bronze – Antoine-Olivier Pilon, Mommy

    2015
    Gold – Jacob Tremblay, Room
    Silver – Tom Hardy, Legend
    Bronze – Ian McKellen, Mr. Holmes

    2016
    Gold – Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
    Silver – Andrew Garfield, Silence
    Bronze – Ethan Hawke, Born to Be Blue

    ReplyCopy URL
    jasonface
    Participant
    Joined:
    Nov 13th, 2015
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202038160

    1985
    Gold – Whoopi Goldberg, The Color Purple
    Silver – Geraldine Page, The Trip to Bountiful
    Bronze – Mia Farrow, The Purple Rose of Cairo

    1986
    Gold – Sigourney Weaver, Aliens
    Silver – Marlee Matlin, Children of a Lesser God
    Bronze – Kathleen Turner, Peggy Sue Got Married

    1987
    Gold – Holly Hunter, Broadcast News
    Silver – Glenn Close, Fatal Attraction
    Bronze – Cher, Moonstruck

    1988
    Gold – Glenn Close, Dangerous Liaisons
    Silver – Meryl Streep, A Cry in the Dark
    Bronze – Gena Rowlands, Another Woman

    1989
    Gold – Michelle Pfeiffer, The Fabulous Baker Boys
    Silver – Andie MacDowell, Sex Lies and Videotape
    Bronze – Meryl Streep, She-Devil

    1990
    Gold – Kathy Bates, Misery
    Silver – Laura Dern, Wild at Heart
    Bronze – Anjelica Huston, The Grifters

    1991
    Gold – Geena Davis, Thelma and Louise
    Silver – Susan Sarandon, Thelma and Louise
    Bronze – Juliette Binoche, The Lovers on the Bridge

    1992
    Gold – Emma Thompson, Howard’s End
    Silver – Tilda Swinton, Orlando
    Bronze – Sharon Stone, Basic Instinct

    1993
    Gold – Juliette Binoche, Three Colors Blue
    Silver – Holly Hunter, The Piano
    Bronze – Angela Bassett, What’s Love Got to Do With It

    1994
    Gold – Jodie Foster, Nell
    Silver – Melanie Lynskey, Heavenly Creatures
    Bronze – Kate Winslet, Heavenly Creatures

    1995
    Gold – Nicole Kidman, To Die For
    Silver – Julianne Moore, Safe
    Bronze – Kathy Bates, Dolores Claiborne

    1996
    Gold – Emily Watson, Breaking the Waves
    Silver – Brenda Blethyn, Secrets and Lies
    Bronze – Frances McDormand, Fargo

    1997
    Gold – Judi Dench, Mrs. Brown
    Silver – Helena Bonham Carter, The Wings of the Dove
    Bronze – Pam Grier, Jackie Brown

    1998
    Gold – Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth
    Silver – Fernanda Montenegro, Central Station
    Bronze – Christina Ricci, The Opposite of Sex

    1999
    Gold – Hilary Swank, Boys Don’t Cry
    Silver – Annette Bening, American Beauty
    Bronze – Reese Witherspoon, Election

    2000
    Gold – Ellen Burstyn, Requiem for a Dream
    Silver – Bjork, Dancer in the Dark
    Bronze – Maggie Cheung, In the Mood for Love

    2001
    Gold – Naomi Watts, Mulholland Drive
    Silver – Sissy Spacek, In the Bedroom
    Bronze – Tilda Swinton, The Deep End

    2002
    Gold – Julianne Moore, Far From Heaven
    Silver – Isabelle Huppert, The Piano Teacher
    Bronze – Maggie Gyllenhaal, Secretary

    2003
    Gold – Charlize Theron, Monster
    Silver – Naomi Watts, 21 Grams
    Bronze – Evan Rachel Wood, Thirteen

    2004
    Gold – Kate Winslet, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Silver – Nicole Kidman, Birth (and Dogville)
    Bronze – Imelda Staunton, Vera Drake

    2005
    Gold – Felicity Huffman, Transamerica
    Silver – Q’orianka Kilcher, The New World
    Bronze – Vera Farmiga, Down to the Bone

    2006
    Gold – Helen Mirren, The Queen
    Silver – Penelope Cruz, Volver
    Bronze – Laura Dern, Inland Empire

    2007
    Gold – Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose
    Silver – Anamaria Marinca, 4 Months 3 Weeks and 2 Days
    Bronze – Ashley Judd, Bug

    2008
    Gold – Meryl Streep, Doubt
    Silver – Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
    Bronze – Angelina Jolie, Changeling

    2009
    Gold – Carey Mulligan, An Education
    Silver – Tilda Swinton, Julia
    Bronze – Charlotte Gainsbourg, Antichrist

    2010
    Gold – Natalie Portman, Black Swan
    Silver – Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine
    Bronze – Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone

    2011
    Gold – Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    Silver – Kirsten Dunst, Melancholia
    Bronze – Juliette Binoche, Certified Copy

    2012
    Gold – Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
    Silver – Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone
    Bronze – Naomi Watts, The Impossible

    2013
    Gold – Adele Exarchopoulos, Blue is the Warmest Color
    Silver – Amy Seimetz, Upstream Color
    Bronze – Suzanne Clement, Laurence Anyways

    2014
    Gold – Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
    Silver – Anne Dorval, Mommy
    Bronze – Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin

    2015
    Gold – Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
    Silver – Rooney Mara, Carol
    Bronze – Sarah Silverman, I Smile Back

    2016
    Gold – Natalie Portman, Jackie
    Silver – Rebecca Hall, Christine
    Bronze – Amy Adams, Arrival

    ReplyCopy URL
    Andrew D
    Participant
    Joined:
    Aug 19th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202038476

    2006
    Male
    Gold- Sasha baron Choen – Borat
    Silver – Brad Pitt- Babel
    Bronze- Alan , Steve , Paul and Greg – Little Miss Sunshine
    Hm- Forest wittaker- Last king of Scotland / Chow yun fat – Curse of the Golden Flower

    Female
    Gold – Penelope Cruz – Volver
    Silver – Abigail and Toni – Little Miss Sunshine
    Bronze – Judi Dench – notes on a Scandal
    Hm – Gong li- curse of the Golden Flower/ Adriana, Rinku , Elle And Cate – babel / Cate Blanchett – Babel / Helen Mirren – The Queen / Clarice Van Houten – Black Book

    2007
    Male
    Gold – Daniel Day Lewis- There Will be Blood
    Silver – Mathieu Amalric- The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
    Bronze- Jonah Hill and Michael Cera – Superbad
    Hm- Javier Bardem- No Country for old men/ James McAvoy – Atonement / Casey Affleck – The Assassination of Jesse James
    Female

    Gold – Marion Cotillard – La Vie En Rose
    Silver – Kelly Macdonald – No country for Old men
    Bronze – Kiera knightly – Atonement
    Hm- Amy Adams – Enchanted / Marcia Gay Harden – The Mist

    2008
    Male
    Gold – Sean Penn – Milk
    Silver –Phillip Seymour Hoffman – Doubt
    Bronze- David Kross – The Reader
    Hm- Kåre Hedebrant- let the Right one in / Heath Ledger – The Dark knight
    Female
    Gold – Kate Winslet- The Reader
    Silver – Viola, Meryl and Amy Doubt
    Bronze – Marisa Tomei – The Wrestler
    Hm – Penelope Cruz-Vicky Christina Barcelona/ Lina Leandersson- Let the Right one in

    2009
    Male
    Gold-Sam Rockwell –Moon
    Silver – Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds
    Bronze- Colin Firth – A Single Man
    Female
    Gold- Monique-Precious
    Silver- Noomi Rapace – the Girl with the Dragon tattoo
    Bronze – Charlotte Gainsbourg- Antichrist

    2010
    Male
    Gold-Ryan Gosling- Blue Valentine
    Silver – Jospeh Gordon Levitt – inception
    Bronze- Jessie Eisneburg – Social network
    Hm – Kodi Smit- McPhee- Let me in / Armie Hammer and Andrew Garfield – Social network/ Vincent Cassel- Black Swan

    Female
    Gold – Natalie Portman – Black Swan
    Silver- Jacki Weaver – Animal Kingdom
    Bronze-Ann Morgan Gilbert – Please Give
    Hm Jennifer Lawrence – Winters Bone/ Nicole Kidman rabbit hole / Amy Adams – The Fighter / Michelle Williams –Blue Valentine

    2011
    Male
    Gold- Ezra Miller- We need to talk about Kevin
    Silver- Ryan Gosling – Dirve
    Bronze- Michael Shannon – Take Shelter
    Hm- Brad Pitt – The tree of Life/ Daniel Craig- Girl with Dragon tattoo/ Alan Rickman Hp 8/ Antiono Banderas – the Skin I live in / John C Riley- we need to talk about Kevin

    Female – this may be the hardest year yet !!!
    Gold –Kirsten Dunst – Melancholia
    Silver- Tilda Swinton – We need to talk about Kevin
    Bronze – tie Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids / Rooney Mara – the girl with the dragon tattoo

    Hm – Christina Hendricks – Drive/ Charlotte Gainsboug – Melancholia / Shailene Woodley – Descendents/ Anna Paquin- Margaret/ Jessica, Octavia , Viola, Emma – The Help / Jessica Chastain – take Shelter/ Jessica Chastain – The tree of Life

    2012
    Male
    Gold – Tom Holland – The Impossible
    Silver – Samuel l Jackson – Django Unchained
    Bronze – Suraj Sharma – Life of Pi
    Hm- Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem- Skyfall/ Dwight Henry – Beasts of the Southern Wild

    Female
    Gold – Naomi Watts – The Impossible
    Silver – Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thrity
    Bronze – Kiera Knightly – Anna Karenina
    Hm – Q Wallis – Beasts of Southern wild / Sally Field- Lincoln/ Leslie Mann – this is 40/ Judi Dench – Skyfall

    2013
    Male
    Gold- Leonardo Dicaprio – the Wolf of wall Street
    Silver – Michael Fassbender – 12 years a Slave
    Bronze – Mads Mickkelson- The Hunt

    Female
    Gold – Sandra Bullock – Gravity
    Silver – Lupita Nyongo- 12 years a Slave
    Bronze – Julia Roberts – August Osage County

    2014
    Male
    Gold- Miles Teller –Whiplash
    Silver – Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler
    Bronze – J.k simmons- Whiplash
    Honorable mention – Eddie Redmayne – Theory of everything / Steve Carrell – Foxcatcher / Mark Ruffallo –Foxcatcher/Bradley Cooper –American Sniper

    Female
    Gold- Felicity Jones – Theory of Everything
    Silver- Rosamund Pike – gone Girl
    Bronze – Essie Davis – the Babadook
    HM- Kiera Knightley – the imitation game/ Emily Blunt- edge of Tomorrow /Rene Russo – nightcrawler

    2015
    Male
    Gold – Tom Hardy –The Revenant
    Silver – Jacob Tremblay – Room
    Bronze- Samuel L Jackson – The hateful 8
    Honorable mention – Benico – Sicario / Leo –Revenant/ Matt Damon –Martian/ Oscar Issac – ex machina/ Domhall Gleeson – Revenant , Star wars , Ex Machina , Brooklyn

    Female
    Gold – Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina
    Silver – Saoirse Ronan –Brooklyn
    Bronze – Rooney and Cate – Carol
    Hm- Jennifer Lawrence Joy / Brie Larson- Room

    2016
    Male
    Gold – Dev Patel- Lion
    Silver – Trevante Rhodes – Moonlight
    Bronze – Anton sanders – Moonlight / Sunny Pawar – Lion

    Female
    Gold – Natalie Portman –Jackie
    Silver – Naomie Harris – Moonlight
    Bronze- Taraji p Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae for Hidden figures

    https://www.etsy.com/shop/AndrewsArt

    Check out my Store.

    ReplyCopy URL
    forwardswill
    Participant
    Joined:
    Apr 9th, 2013
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202038523

    Oooh fun game. I’ll start with just the last 5 years.

    2012
    Gold- Javier Bardem (Skyfall)
    Silver- Tom Holland (The Impossible)
    Bronze- Maggie Smith (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)

    2013
    Gold- Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks)
    Silver- Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips)
    Bronze- Judi Dench (Philomena)

    2014
    Gold- Emily Blunt (Into the Woods)
    Silver- Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
    Bronze- Jennifer Aniston (Cake) or Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)

    2015
    Gold- Maggie Smith (The Lady in the Van)
    Silver- Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)
    Bronze- Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)

    2016
    Gold- Natalie Portman (Jackie)
    Silver- Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train)
    Bronze- Andrew Garfield (Silence)

    ReplyCopy URL
    Anonymous
    Joined:
    Jan 1st, 1970
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202038715

    2016

    Gold- Viola Davis- Fences

    Silver- John Goodman- 10 Cliverfield Lane

    Bronze- Kathryn Hahn- Bad Moms

    ReplyCopy URL
    Macca
    Participant
    Joined:
    Dec 22nd, 2015
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202038728

    1990
    Gold – Joe Pesci, Goodfellas
    Silver – John Turturro, Miller’s Crossing
    Bronze – Anjelica Huston, The Grifters

    1991
    Gold – Anthony Hopkins, The Silence of the Lambs
    Silver – Susan Sarandon, Thelma and Louise
    Bronze – Alan Rickman, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

    1992
    Gold – Gene Hackman, Unforgiven
    Silver – Tim Robbins, The Player
    Bronze – Robert Downey Jr, Chaplin

    1993
    Gold – Winona Ryder, The Age of Innocence
    Silver – Holly Hunter, The Piano
    Bronze – Ben Kingsley, Schindler’s List

    1994
    Gold – Jodie Foster, Nell
    Silver – Martin Landau, Ed Wood
    Bronze – Linda Fiorentino, The Last Seduction

    1995
    Gold – Nicole Kidman, To Die For
    Silver – Kevin Spacey, The Usual Suspects
    Bronze – Elisabeth Shue, Leaving Las Vegas

    1996
    Gold – Geoffrey Rush, Shine
    Silver – Edward Norton, Primal Fear
    Bronze – Edward Norton, Everybody Says I Love You

    1997
    Gold – Jack Nicholson, As Good As It Gets
    Silver – Helena Bonham Carter, The Wings of the Dove
    Bronze – Pam Grier, Jackie Brown

    1998
    Gold – Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth
    Silver – Fernanda Montenegro, Central Station
    Bronze – Christina Ricci, The Opposite of Sex

    ReplyCopy URL
    AMG
    Participant
    Joined:
    Sep 20th, 2012
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202038963

    2016
    GOLD: Emma Stone – La La Land
    SILVER: Casey Affleck – Manchester By The Sea
    BRONZE: Amy Adams – Arrival

    2015
    GOLD: Brie Larson – Room
    SILVER: Cate Blanchett – Carol
    BRONZE: Jacob Tremblay – Room

    2014
    GOLD: Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything
    SILVER: Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
    BRONZE: JK Simmons – Whiplash

    2013
    GOLD: Sandra Bullock – Gravity
    SILVER: Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
    BRONZE: Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street

    2012
    GOLD: Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
    SILVER: Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
    BRONZE: Tom Holland – The Impossible

    2011
    GOLD: Ryan Gosling – Drive
    SILVER: Elisabeth Olsen – Martha Marcy May Marlene
    BRONZE: Alan Rickman – Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part II

    2010
    GOLD: Natalie Portman – Black Swan
    SILVER: James Franco – 127 Hours
    BRONZE: Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network

    2009
    GOLD: Stanley Tucci – The Lovely Bones
    SILVER: George Clooney – Up In The Air
    BRONZE: Zooey Deschanel – (500) Days of Summer

    2008
    GOLD: Cate Blanchett – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    SILVER: Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight
    BRONZE: Brad Pitt – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    2007
    GOLD: Ellen Page – Juno
    SILVER: Johnny Depp – Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
    BRONZE: Helena Bonham Carter – Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

    ReplyCopy URL
    KarlVillalobos
    Participant
    Joined:
    Jan 27th, 2017
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202038986

    1980

    Gold — Robert De Niro (Ranging Bull)

    Silver —  Sissy Spacek (Coal Miner’s Daughter

    Bronze — Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People)

     

    1990

    Gold — Kathy Bates (Misery

    Silver —  Joe Pesci (Goodfellas)

    Bronze —  Meryl Streep (Postcards from the edge)

     

    2000

    Gold  — Ellen Burstyn (Requiem For A Dream)

    Silver  —  Tom Hanks (Cast Away)

    Bronze — Kate Hudson (Almost Famous)

     

    2010

    Gold — Natalie Portman (Black Swan)

    Silver — Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine)

    Bronze — Colin Firth (The King’s Speech)

    ReplyCopy URL
    Saulo Correa Ferreira
    Participant
    Joined:
    Jan 9th, 2013
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202043748

    If you were to hand out medals vs. trophies, how would you hail your best performances like the Olympics? I’ll begin with my favorite Best Actress performances of the last 30 years. I like to make commentary, so my list will be a juicy one. A work in progress…

    You should continue this! I was finding a very interesting read…

    ReplyCopy URL
Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 16 total)
Reply To: Rank Your Favorite Acting Performances- Olympic Medal Style!

You can use BBCodes to format your content.
Your account can't use Advanced BBCodes, they will be stripped before saving.

Similar Topics
PJ Edwards - Dec 14, 2017
Movies
John Sm... - Dec 13, 2017
Movies