March 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm #546933
2. Amy Irving
3. Linda Hunt
4. Glenn Close
5. Alfre WoodardMarch 18, 2014 at 7:14 pm #546935
Hunt has a incomparable work. Cher is a distance runner-up.March 18, 2014 at 7:15 pm #546936
Haven’t seen any of them, but I really want to!March 18, 2014 at 7:37 pm #546937
Cher is not an Oscar-worthy actress. This nomination is deserved and a nod for Mask would have been fine (her Moonstruck performance, despite how much I adore the film, is a complete and utter mess) but she has never warranted a win. I don’t feel bad saying this at all considering she still plays to arenas full of adoring fans even at her age.
Great work from Woodard and the always reliable Close as well here.March 18, 2014 at 7:41 pm #546938
Such a close race between Cher & Hunt for me that the only thing to place ne over the other is the films they are in as a whole. So Cher gets it.
4. Irving – Still don’t understand why the razzie’s nominated her…she was decent.
5. Close – although I’m not a fan of Close in general, she gave a decent performance…nothing special enough for an oscar nom though.March 18, 2014 at 9:11 pm #546939
I appreciate Glenn’s perf a lot. She embodies the moral centre of the group. When I think of Irving I think of all of those nausea-inducing closeups of her face, which takes me out of her performance.
It’s between Cher, Hunt, and Woodard for me. Such a tough choice. Voted for Hunt.March 18, 2014 at 11:11 pm #546940
Hunt by 10 miles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!March 18, 2014 at 11:33 pm #546941
i choose Hunt, but then i’m an Indonesian, and just want to see a movie about Indonesia to win an oscar, so i might have a bias hereMarch 19, 2014 at 4:25 am #546942
Amy Irving and Alfre Woodard should be replaced
by Lindsay Crouse in DANIEL and Tess Harper in
TENDER MERCIES..March 19, 2014 at 4:38 am #546943
Had Cher been given a bit more to do she may have been more competitive but as it is this is Hunts all the way.
Cher is by the a fantastic actress who has been nom worth on multiple occasions (Jimmy Dean/Silkwood/Mask/Moonstruck/Tea With Mussolini).March 19, 2014 at 4:55 am #546944
I don’t remember being that impressed with Cher in Silkwood. Not that she was bad, but I just don’t remember there being a lot for her to do which is what was brought up by Baby Clyde.
Alfre Woodard is good.
Amy Irving is one of two performances that holds the distinction of being nominated for both an Oscar and a Razzie. While I wouldn’t say its Razzie-worthy, she certainly isn’t Oscar worthy.
Glenn Close was the center of The Big Chill, but for me she got lost behind Mary Kay Place and by William Hurt and Jeff Goldblum.
As for snubs, two performances from comedies come to mind: BAFTA nominee Jamie Lee Curtis for Trading Places and Melinda Dillon for the then-little discussed A Christmas Story.
No matter what though, this belongs to Linda Hunt. What a chilling performance this was! Her final moments on screen are intense starting with “I created you!” up to “What then must we do?”. One of the best and most deserving wins ever!
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