December 28, 2013 at 5:37 pm #546473
1. Jodie Foster – Nell
2. Winona Ryder – Little Women
3. Jessica Lange – Blue Sky
4. Miranda Richardson – Tom & Viv
5. Susan Sarandon – The ClientDecember 28, 2013 at 6:39 pm #546475
I went with Ryder. She gave a great star turn in a movie based on a beloved classic. Plus, she gave a great star turn earlier in the year in Reality Bites. That was a great 1-2 acting punch to back up her work in The Age of Innocence.December 29, 2013 at 2:06 am #546476
Best of the year for me is definately Linda Fiorentino in “The last seduction”.December 29, 2013 at 2:58 pm #546477
Sigourney Weaver in Polanski’s Death and the Maiden belonged in this line-up.December 29, 2013 at 6:53 pm #546478
Sigourney Weaver in Polanski’s Death and the Maiden belonged in this line-up.
Agreed.December 29, 2013 at 7:11 pm #546479
Best of the year for me is definately Linda Fiorentino in “The last seduction”.
She’s amazing here. It’s too bad HBO debut made it ineligible. Reminds me of Carrie-Anne Moss in Memento. She did win an internet poll award though, which means people did take notice.January 1, 2014 at 5:02 pm #546480
This is the worst lineup in Academy history (Along with 1975).
Lange wins by default.January 1, 2014 at 10:47 pm #546481
Lange gives a tremendous performance, IMO. She’s the only one in this lineup that does… Sarandon is good in lightweight material, as always she gives depth to her character and is great with a humours line. The rest are extremely tiresome almost from the start.
1. Jessica Lange, BLUE SKY
2. Susan Sarandon, THE CLIENT
3. Jodie Foster, NELL
4. Miranda Richardson, TOM & VIV
5. Winona Ryder, LITTLE WOMENJanuary 2, 2014 at 9:37 am #546482
Foster without a doubt. I really liked Lange here. Other three are fillers.January 4, 2014 at 2:02 pm #546483
susan sarandonJanuary 6, 2014 at 6:04 pm #546484
Probably the worst year in the history of the category with only 1975 coming close to this year’s awfulnees. Lange over acts her heart out here and Blue Sky seems like her warm up for taking on Blanche DuBois. Foster is just plain embarrassing in Nell. And Ryder, Sarandon and Richardson just seem like filler. I guess I’d go with Ryder.January 7, 2014 at 5:38 pm #546485
Probably the worst year in the history of the category with only 1975 coming close to this year’s awfulness.
Great minds and all that.January 8, 2014 at 11:02 am #546486
Lange was great and so were Foster, Ryder, and Sarandon but Richardson should be replaced by Meryl Streep for “The River Wild” or Glenn Close for “The Paper”. I had to go with Lange.January 9, 2014 at 5:41 am #546487
In Nell, Jodie Foster gives one of my all-time favorite performances, which I personally would rank just slightly behind her most impressive work which I feel was in Contact (1997). Had she not already been designated a two-time Best Actress Oscar winner at the time she was nominated here for Nell, I think she’d easily have won and would’ve been my personal pick. Ultimately, though, I went with Winona Ryder for all the fine reasons BamaEd listed above in his post.January 10, 2014 at 11:24 am #546488
My choice for best actress would be New York Critics winner Linda Fiorentino for “The Last Seduction” but she was ineligible so amongst this very weak line-up I would go with Winona Ryder giving a very fine movie star performance in a very good film. Perhaps the only film in this line-up I would want to watch again.