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  • Beau S.
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    I’ve finally seen every performance in this category (took a while to find Changeling) and I have to say that this is a tough decision.

    Streep gave a rather hammy performance.
    Winslet was great as usual, but this was a makeup win for her (after being ignored for Sense and Sensibility, Eternal Sunshine and Little Children) and frankly her Revolutionary Road performance was better.
    Hathaway, Jolie and Leo were all fantastic. Leo in particular gave a performance much more subdued than her usual haminess, showing her true talent.

    I can’t choose, but gun to my head, I’d choose Hathaway. 

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    MERYLMADNESS
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    Streep gave one of the most over-the-top performances I’ve ever seen, and this is coming from a huge fan of hers.

    Hathaway. Emotionally touching. Big, but contained.

    A classic case of an actress winning as her film’s only nomination.

    Agreed that Winslet should’ve been nominated for Rev Road instead. 

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    Charlize Theron Fan
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    Jolie!

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    Charlize Theron Fan
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    A classic case of an actress winning as her film’s only nomination.

    Like Theron! 

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    ENGLAND
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    A great year for this category. Id say Jolie vs Leo which is funny because they are the only ones who did not win any major awards.

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    GhostOrchid
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    #545162

    I voted for Hathaway.

    *lol*
    I’m not that much of a fan of Meryl’s performance in “Doubt” (though I still think the movie was BP worthy), but I didn’t see anything “hammy” about it. If users here find/found it that bad, it baffles me she actually won the Gold Derby Film Award for it!!! 

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    Baby Clyde
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    I don’t get the criticism either. She’s not at all hammy to me.

    Compared to the likes of Al Pacino and Renee Zelweggers Oscar wins she’s positively Garboesque.

    Having said that this is Leo’s in my opinion.

    Had Kate been nommed for ‘Revolutionary Road’ I would have picked her easily. As it is she’s probably 5th.

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    Atypical
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    My pick’s an easy one for Anne Hathaway for “Rachel Getting Married.”

    If Kate Winslet had been nodded for “Revolutionary Road” instead of the godawful “The Reader,” she’d be my choice instead.

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    JayDF
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    1. Winslet
    2. Leo
    3. Streep
    4. Hathaway
    5. Jolie

    A rather unexciting year…neither of my top two spots are all that, but I could give it to either.   

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    Laactingnyc
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    This is the hardest year for me to pick a winner. Meryl, Kate, and anne all deserve the oscar!!! But if i absolutely had to rank them it would be like this.

    1. Meryl Streep – Doubt
    2. Kate Winslet – The Reader
    3. Anne Hathaway – Rachel Getting Married
    4. Melissa Leo – Frozen River
    5. Angelina Jolie – Changeling

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    Miss Frost
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    This should’ve been Hathaway or Leo’s Oscar instead of their measly supporting wins. With the exception of Jolie (who should’ve been replaced by Hawkings), this is a strong category.

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    Anthony
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    The omission of Sally Hawkins in this category was absolutely appalling, especially since she won NY, NS, and LA…not to mention the Golden Globe. Had she been nominated, she may have even gotten my vote.

    I don’t begrudge Kate Winslet her win, although I do feel she should’ve been nominated for Revolutionary Road. Had that happened, I would have loved her to win, but even then, I also felt Anne Hathaway and Melissa Leo were both strong in their films.

    Angelina Jolie was fine in Changeling, but I don’t think she would make my personal lineup.

    And then we have Meryl Streep in a performance that I was very mixed on. It was hard to think of Cherry Jones from the OBC while watching her. I wouldn’t call her hammy but I found it to be a very forced performance. To be honest, her last moment made me cringe.

    I will give my vote to Anne Hathaway, which is easier considering Hawkins, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Winslet for Rev Road aren’t up here.       

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    Greg A.
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    Kate Winslet (She’d be #1 with Rev. Road as well)
    Meryl Streep
    Anne Hathaway
    Melissa Leo
    Angeling Jolie

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    black30
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    This should’ve been Hathaway or Leo’s Oscar instead of their measly supporting wins. With the exception of Jolie (who should’ve been replaced by Hawkings), this is a strong category.

    Their wins aren’t measly because the inscription on their statuette has Supporting in between Best and Actress.

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    nkb325
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    [quote=”TaraLauder21″]This should’ve been Hathaway or Leo’s Oscar instead of their measly supporting wins. With the exception of Jolie (who should’ve been replaced by Hawkings), this is a strong category.

    Their wins aren’t measly because the inscription on their statuette has Supporting in between Best and Actress.[/quote]
     

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