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  • keithw
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    Who do you think won his/her Oscar for his/her best performance…..here are a couple that come to my mind…

    Shirley MacLaine in Terms of Endearment

    Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

    Meryl Streep in Sophie’s Choice

    …..and a couple who didn’t

    Bette Davis (I think All About Eve is her best performance)

    Al Pacino (he was better in Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, and others)

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    FilmGuy619
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    Hilary Swank in Boys Don’t Cry

    Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight

    Julia Roberts in Erin Brockovich

    Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club

    Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood

    Natalie Portman in Black Swan

    Mo’Nique in Precious

     

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    Milo Kunis
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    Natalie Portman – Black Swan
    Hilary Swank – Boys Don’t Cry
    Charlize Theron – Monster
    Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
    Liza Minnelli – Cabaret
     

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    Aunt Peg
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    Some that come to mind include:

    Hilary Swank for Million Dollary Baby & Boy’s Don’t Cry (her two best performances)
    Jon Voight for Coming Home
    Jane Fonda for Comeing Home
    Sally Field for Norma Rae
    Julia Robert Eric Brockovich
    Mary Steenburgen for Melvin and Howard
    Katharine Hepburn for The Lion in Winter
    Jodie Foster for The Acussed and  The Silene of the Lambs (Her two best performances)
    Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine
    Olivia De Haviland for The Heiress
    Susan Hayward for I Want To Live
    Sophia Loren for Two Women
    Bernico Del Toro for Traffic
    F. Murray Abraham for Amadeus
    William Hurt for Kiss of the Spider Woman
    Daniel Day-Lewis for There Will Be Blood
    Adrien Brody for The Pianist
    Cloris Leachman for The Last Picture Show
    Liza Minnelli for Caberat
    Gregory Peck for To Kill a Mockingbird
    Josephine Hull for Harvey
    George Sanders for All About Eve 

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    keithw
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    I agree with so many……might add….

    Kathy Bates in Misery

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    Eddy Q
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    Daniel Day-Lewis is one of the few multiple Oscar-winners to win entirely for his best work. 

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    keithw
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    Glenda Jackson is another….Women In Love and A Touch of Class were her best.

    Ellen Burstyn was at her best in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore…….though The Exorcist and Requieum for a Dream are right up there.

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    Barbra Streisand – Funny Girl
    Cate Blanchette – Blue Jasmine
    Jane Fonda – Klute

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    darrell moore
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    Vivien Leigh – Gone With the Wind & A Streetcar Named Desire

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    ^ Of course! How could I forget old Viv?

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    Charlize Theron for Monster,

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    harposboy
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    Robert De Niro for Raging Bull

    Diane Keaton for Annie Hall

    Dianne Weist for Bullets Over Broadway

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    Milk Money
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    Liz Taylor – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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    Helen Mirren-The Queen

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    This list is incredibly cruel. You can have Mo’Nique because her filmography is… you know, but you can’t have Jessica Lange because her filmography is astonishing. It’s pretty random, actually.

    PRODUCERS
    James Cameron, Titanic
    Bruce Cohen, American Beauty
    Dan Jinks, American Beauty
    Jon Landau, Titanic
    Thomas Langmann, The Artist
    Laurence Olivier, Hamlet
    Albert S. Ruddy, The Godfather
    David O. Selznick, Gone with the wind
    Saul Zaentz, The English Patient
    Darryl F. Zanuck, All About Eve

    DIRECTORS
    Frank Capra, It happened one night
    Michael Cimino, The Deer Hunter
    Francis Ford Coppola, The Godfather Part II
    John Ford, The Quiet Man
    Milos Forman, Amadeus
    Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
    Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech
    David Lean, Lawrence of Arabia
    Joseph Leo Mankiewicz, All About Eve
    Sam Mendes, American Beauty
    Anthony Minghella, The English Patient
    Norman Taurog, Skippy

    ACTORS
    Roberto Benigni, Life is beautiful
    Walter Brennan, The Westerner
    Adrien Brody, The Pianist
    James Coburn, Affliction
    Daniel Day-Lewis, There will be blood
    Jean Dujardin, The Artist
    Cuba Gooding Jr., Jerry Maguire
    Joel Grey, Cabaret
    William Hurt, Kiss of the Spider Woman
    Walter Huston, The Treasure of Sierra Madre
    Fredric March, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    Karl Malden, A Streetcar Named Desire
    John Mills, Ryan’s Daughter
    F. Murray Abraham, Amadeus
    Laurence Olivier, Hamlet
    Sidney Poitier, Lillies of the field
    George Sanders, All About Eve
    Christoph Waltz, Inglorious Basterds

    ACTRESSES
    Kathy Bates, Misery
    Halle Berry, Monster’s ball
    Marion Cotillard, La vie en rose
    Sandy Dennis, Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    Patty Duke, The Miracle Worker
    Louise Fletcher, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
    Joan Fontaine, Suspicion
    Brenda Fricker, My left foot
    Greer Garson, Mrs. Miniver
    Marcia Gay Harden, Pollock
    Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls
    Holly Hunter, The Piano
    Kim Hunter, A Streetcar Named Desire
    Glenda Jackson, Women in Love
    Vivien Leigh, A Streetcar Named Desire
    Marlee Matlin, Children of a lesser god
    Hattie McDaniel, Gone with the wind
    Frances McDormand, Fargo
    Liza Minnelli, Cabaret
    Mo’Nique, Precious
    Lupita Nyong’o, 12 years a slave
    Natalie Portman, Black Swan
    Donna Reed, From Here to the Eternity
    Eva Marie Saint, On the Waterfront
    Mary Steenburgen, Melvin and Howard
    Beatrice Straight, Network
    Meryl Streep, Sophie’s Choice
    Hilary Swank, Boys don’t cry
    Elizabeth Taylor, Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    Charlize Theron, Monster
    Jo Van Fleet, East of Eden
    Dianne Wiest, Bullets over Broadway
    Shelley Winters, A patch of blue

    WRITERS
    Alan Ball, American Beauty
    William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist
    Jane Campion, The Piano
    Paddy Chayefsky, Network
    Bill Condon, Gods and monsters
    Francis Ford Coppola, The Godfather Part II
    Geoffrey Fletcher, Precious
    Bo Goldman, Melvin and Howard
    Ronald Harwood, The Pianist
    Sidney Howard, Gone with the wind
    William Inge, Splendor in the Grass
    Neil Jordan, The Crying Game
    Dustin Lance Black, Milk
    Joseph Leo Mankiewicz, All About Eve
    Larry McMurtry, Brokeback Mountain
    Diana Ossana, Brokeback Mountain
    Waldo Salt, Coming Home
    Budd Schulberg, On the waterfront
    Peter Shaffer, Amadeus
    Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
    Ted Tally, The silence of the lambs
    Quentin Tarantino, Pulp Fiction
    Emma Thompson, Sense and sensibility
    Billy Bob Thornton, Sling Blade
    Robert Towne, Chinatown
    Orson Welles, Citizen Kane
    Billy Wilder, Sunset Boulevard 

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