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    Can we talk about these women, please? I’m in love with real supporting lady performances.

    When I’m talking about real supporting lady performances I’m thinking on ladies who’s not cameos, but only having a small screetime and a small role itself. So it’s not the Anne Hathaway-type-of supporting performance, when her character had her own storyline. 

    I’m thinking on performances like Jacki Weaver in “Silver Linings Playbook”. Or Helen McCrory in “Hugo”. And my ultimate favorite Donna Pescow in “Saturday Night Fever” (Oscar-worthy!)

    Women who have barely anything to do on screen by themselves, they never have scenes on their own, they are just popping up in others. There are many of these women, but only a few can make such an impression. I mentioned three. What about you?

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    TomHardys
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    Maggie Smith in the Harry Potter saga (nerd alert!). Marion Cotillard in Inception. Barbara Hershey in Black Swan. And ultimately, the biggest supporting actress of all supporting actresses: Beatrice Straight.

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    KyleBailey
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    All those supporting women in Black Swan were amazing. 

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    TomHardys
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    I didn’t mention Mila Kunis because she had a very decent amount of screentime… She should have been nominated for an Oscar.

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    KyleBailey
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    I would have prefer Barbra Hersey or Winona Ryder but Kunis was great too 

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    Beau S.
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    Melissa Leo in Prisoners.

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    Tye-Grr
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    Viola Davis, ‘Doubt’.

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    Anonymous
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    I would consider Straight and Davis as cameos instead of supporting actresses. They had exactly one scene – I’m talking about actresses who are THERE most of the time, but are mainly supporting and have not baity scenes to impress us, still they do with their performances.

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    Laactingnyc
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    Sally Hawkins in blue jasmine had no baity scenes and was present throughout the film. She didn’t need to scream or cry to give a great performance….. she gave the most natural and the best supporting performance in 2013.

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    ENGLAND
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    Can we talk about these women, please? I’m in love with real supporting lady performances.

    When I’m talking about real supporting lady performances I’m thinking on ladies who’s not cameos, but only having a small screetime and a small role itself. So it’s not the Anne Hathaway-type-of supporting performance, when her character had her own storyline. 

    I’m thinking on performances like Jacki Weaver in “Silver Linings Playbook”. Or Helen McCrory in “Hugo”. And my ultimate favorite Donna Pescow in “Saturday Night Fever” (Oscar-worthy!)

    Women who have barely anything to do on screen by themselves, they never have scenes on their own, they are just popping up in others. There are many of these women, but only a few can make such an impression. I mentioned three. What about you?

    The Donna Pescow mention is incredible. I saw that movie for the first time 3 years ago and then I searched to see if she had one an Oscar for that performance and turns out she was never nominated…. I was upset about that.

     

    Id say that Jennifer Jason Leigh and Judy Pariff in Dolores Claiborn deserve mentionings. Clearly the best cast that year and a horrible yea for snubs. Best Supporting Actress should have been a battle between Leigh and Parriff that year.

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    seabel
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    Anonymous
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    These are mostly meaty supporting performances I mean Whoopi?

    Try these:

    Small roles. Not detalied roles. Still – the actresses made them impressive and worthy of attention.

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    [quote=”Vincelette”]

    The Donna Pescow mention is incredible. I saw that movie for the first time 3 years ago and then I searched to see if she had one an Oscar for that performance and turns out she was never nominated…. I was upset about that.[/quote]

    I felt bad for her. I kinda imagined Annette’s life by Donna’s short expressions. Brilliant performance of a true supporting star in “Saturday Night Fever”. Also, she’s like the most beautiful thing in that movie!

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    babypook
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    ^That looks like Cathy Moriarty up there. Great great choice if it is.

    So many…..here’s a few more:

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    nkb325
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    I really liked Patricia Clarkson in Easy A, I though she (along with Stone) was oscar worthy. Such a warm, funny, enjoyable performance.

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