June 25, 2014 at 10:23 am #548460
Which performance do you feel is the best to not be nominated for Best Supporting Actress?June 25, 2014 at 12:45 pm #548462
From this list I’d go with Laura San Giacomo, but I went with “other” thinking of Evan Rachel Wood in The Ides of March, from recent perfsJune 25, 2014 at 3:34 pm #548463
It’s a tie between Shaliene Woodley and Cameron Diaz. Shaliene was excellent in The Descendants and Cameron Diaz was amazing in Being John Malkovich. She has never been that good since and she was by far the most entertaining performance in that movie besides the man himslef. Also: Oprah Winefry “The Butler” (even though it was clearly a leading performance), Sarah Paulson “12 Years a Slave”, Michelle Pfeiffer “Hairspray”, Swoosie Kertz “Citizen Ruth”, Margret Hamilton “The Wizard of Oz”, Bryce Dallas Howard “The Help”, Barbra Hershey “Black Swan”, Helena Bonham Carter “Harry Potter”, Allison Janney “The Help” and “Juno”, Imelda Staunton “Harry Potter”, and Sissy Spacek “The Help”June 25, 2014 at 4:44 pm #548464
Was going back and forth between Laurent and Johannson, and finally went with Laurent. Despite her low screentime she somehow made it feel like a lead performance (admittedly also Tarantino’s dueing) and she held her own so well with these huge actors and was able to do so much with so little. I think it’s a future iconic character.
Not on the list I’d also second Hamilton for Wizard of Oz and Dallas Howard for The Help, and I’ll also throw in Thandie Newton for Crash, Beverly D’Angelo for American History X, and Kristen Scott Thomas for Four Weddings and a Funeral, all really great and underappreciated performances (2 out of the 3 being examples of BAFTA righting the wrong of other award bodies)June 25, 2014 at 6:46 pm #548465
Some of my favourites that didn’t get mentioned. (From the big snubs to the ones that never had a chance.)
Margaret Hamilton in The Wizard Of Oz.
(A truly iconic performance, I have no idea what the Academy was thinking.)
Laura Linney in The Truman Show
(Playing both housewife Meryl Burbank and actress Hannah Gill simultaneously)
Marion Cotillard in Inception
(She never got nominated again after her win in ’07, but she was great here.)
Teri Hatcher in Coraline
(One of many worthy vocal performances out there, every line reading sends shivers up my spine)
Randy Stuart in The Incredible Shrinking Man
(Laugh all you want, but she gives a heartbreaking performance as a housewife slowly losing her husband.)June 28, 2014 at 7:28 am #548466
I went with Cameron Diaz, but I also considered voting OTHER and I considered some of the following:
Barbara Hershey, Hannah and Her Sisters
Marion Cotillard for Inception and Nine
Margaret Hamilton, The Wizard of Oz
Imelda Staunton, Harry Potter
Laura Linney, The Truman Show
….I could probably think of more at any other time than now.June 28, 2014 at 8:28 am #548467
I voted Connelly from this list. I’ll 100% agree on Margaret Hamilton in THE WIZARD OF OZ from the comments. Also wish Laura Linney in THE TRUMAN SHOW.
2 of my favorite non nominated performances both came in 1990, a year where I wasn’t crazy about most of the nominees. Shirley MacLaine in POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE and Joan Plowright in I LOVE YOU TO DEATH (although some thought she should have been nominated for AVALON that year.)
Lillian Gish in THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER!!!
Judy Holliday in ADAM’S RIB too, thought she was much better here than her leading winning role that same year. Speaking of other great comic performances from way, way back in the day: Cecil Cunningham as Aunt Patsy in THE AWFUL TRUTH. And just about anything Edna May Oliver worked on in the 30’s as well, of course she was nominated once though.