March 22, 2013 at 10:17 am #543315
A fine, solid category IMO. But I’d have to say KB or AH.March 22, 2013 at 11:11 am #543317
Kathy Bates, easily.
She was batsh*t crazy in “Misery” and really lucky to win for such a role!
It still happens rarely…March 22, 2013 at 11:28 am #543318
Bates by a mile. One of my favorite Oscar moments is seeing Annie Wilkes giving Hannibal Lector a Oscar.March 22, 2013 at 12:41 pm #543319
Strong category (though I am somewhat questioning whether I’d nominate Roberts).
Despite VERY strong work from Woodward and Huston, I cannot deny that Kathy Bates was killer in her breakthrough role, which was indeed a very different kind of performance to win an Oscar. She was hilarious and absolutely chilling as Annie Wilkes….a role that could have been an outright disaster. It is one of my favorite Best Actress wins.March 22, 2013 at 4:27 pm #543320
“He didn’t get out of the cocki doo di car!!!!”March 22, 2013 at 8:20 pm #543321
Too much of a fan of Streep doing witty comedy…and the singing!!! Bates & Huston were incredible. Woodward is so real she is almost boring. Roberts is fluffy movie star stuff (when isn’t she?) but that’s what the movie is all about…
5. RobertsMarch 23, 2013 at 8:47 am #543322
Streep was the weakest to me.
1. Kathy Bates, Misery
2. Anjelica Huston, The Grifters
3. Joanne Woodward, Mr and Mrs. Bridge
4. Julia Roberts, Pretty Woman
5. Meryl Streep, Postcards from the Edge
Mia Farrow should been nominated for ALICE.March 23, 2013 at 3:29 pm #543323
Kathy Bates is fantastic but my vote goes to Joanne Woodward easily.March 23, 2013 at 7:41 pm #543324
Kathy Bates.March 23, 2013 at 7:49 pm #543325
Kathy BatesMarch 23, 2013 at 8:42 pm #543326
5. Streep (one of her weakest roles).Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)ParticipantMarch 23, 2013 at 9:28 pm #543327
BatesMarch 24, 2013 at 8:17 pm #543328
Kathy Bates is fantastic but my vote goes to Joanne Woodward easily.
Contrarian.March 26, 2013 at 1:00 am #543329
She gave one of the best performances of all time.
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