February 16, 2015 at 4:18 pm #178498
SUPPORTING LADIES POLL SERIES
1# “Birdman” – Emma Stone (60%) vs. Naomi Watts (40%) – 35 voters
2# “Gone Girl” – Carrie Coon (74%) vs. Kim Dickens (26%) – 35 voters
3# “Into the Woods” – Anna Kendrick (37%) vs. Meryl Streep (63%) – 30 voters
4# “Black Swan” – Barbara Hershey (56%) vs. Mila Kunis (44%) – 32 voters
Discuss.February 16, 2015 at 4:25 pm #178500
I’m really scared of this poll. I do hope that poor Butterfly McQueen will get more than a few % as a result.
I wanted to make this poll for a reason. I find McQueen a little bit better. I mean I do liked McDaniel’s performance and it is a revelation (so the Oscar is deserving), but it’s funny that I actually cared more for the whining, screaming, scared-as-shit young maid, who doesn’t know what to do, or how to act under these circumstances. I think McQueen’s performance is really touching and interesting, even if I know that most people probably prefer McDaniel’s great performance.February 16, 2015 at 5:01 pm #178501
McDaniel’s character is an arguably racist stereotype, but she transcends the role and gives a moving performance. Poor McQueen, however, is attempting to raise the bar from Birth of a Nation-levels, with 200kg weights on either side.February 16, 2015 at 5:54 pm #178502
I DON’T KNOW NOTHING ‘BOUT VOTIN IN THIS POLL. Both women are fantastic in the film, but McDaniel is just given the better role. While I found Prissy to be a very memorable character, it was not at the same level.
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Yeah both were great! I just think Prissy’s character was less obvious.February 17, 2015 at 9:02 am #178505
Yeah both were great! I just think Prissy’s character was less obvious.
Less obvious than what? I’m surprised they didnt have her play the part with a watermelon under her arm.February 18, 2015 at 7:35 am #178508
14 votes and 3 comments are not much so far. I thought many people will like this poll. Guess I was wrong. I will wait for a few hours, but if no one else will be voting or commenting, there is no point to wait with round 5.February 18, 2015 at 8:24 am #178509
Less obvious than McDaniel’s who played a sassy, big-mouthed maid. And she was good. But Prissy was more interesting to me.
McDaniel’s perf was far more than “a sassy, big-mouthed maid”. She manages to transcend the stereotype and make her character multi-layered, and human.
Prissy is the vision of a house slave that was more palatable to the majority of the audience. Dumb, mentally ill-equipped, worthy of being slapped around, and a screamer.