September 2, 2012 at 2:37 am #539665
Double Nominees Game: Adriana Barraza or Rinko Kikuchi?
You’ve got three days to vote, the poll will automatically close!September 2, 2012 at 2:43 am #539667
People when choosing these two mostly go for Rinko but I believe that Adriana gave the more emotional and personal performance in the whole film. Rinko does have her emotions especially in the final shot where she is standing naked for her father on the window ledger, but Adriana’s character is a women who has a good life until she makes a mistake of bringing the children she cares for across the border, from then on you see the guilt in her face that by making this decision she may kill these childre,. Then their is that great scene where she gets arrested and has a breakdown at the same time. If it were not for Jennifer Hudson and Cate Blanchett I may have voted for Adriana Barraza back in 2006.September 2, 2012 at 4:02 am #539668
Rinko Kikuchi.September 2, 2012 at 9:27 am #539669
Adriana Barraza. For me the only thing that Rinko did was gat naked all the time. And that scene with Adriana, when she’s at the desert crying looking for the children, wow.September 2, 2012 at 10:05 am #539670
Kikuchi, without even blink.September 2, 2012 at 10:21 am #539671
Kikuchi for me as well.September 2, 2012 at 10:57 am #539672
Kikuchi, though Barraza gave a very powerful performance. I was absolutely thrilled that they were both nominated. Kikuchi has the much more subtle, harder role I think, and she gets everything just right. From the glances she gives to the boys in the restaurant/arcade, to her scene in the club where the sound cuts out and the film stays on her face as she sees everything around her without being able to hear the music. Her moments near the end with the detective and her father are heartbreaking and so raw. After seeing her in ‘Babel’, I wanted nothing more than for her career to take off. That obviously didn’t happen, but I’m hoping there’s still a chance with her being one of the leads in Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming ‘Pacific Rim’.September 2, 2012 at 12:22 pm #539673
The impossible choice again.
Rinko is probably more memorable, with her fierce, and yet heartbreaking turn. I loved her.
But Barraza blew me away. There was not a moment in her natural, convincing perf that betrayed her as an actor.September 2, 2012 at 8:12 pm #539674
Both were absolutely stunning. I’d choose Rinko by the thinnests of hairs.September 2, 2012 at 10:05 pm #539675
Adriana Barraza gets my vote. There are times in which a non-speaking performance is more difficult, but Adrianna would have gotten my vote period on this ballot due to her heart wrenching performance.September 2, 2012 at 10:06 pm #539676
Adriana Barraza gets my vote. There are times in which a non-speaking performance is more difficult, but Adrianna would have gotten my vote period on this ballot due to her heart wrenching performance.February 6, 2013 at 10:02 pm #539677
Adriana Barraza gets my vote as well. However this is how i would rank everyone that year.
1. Cate Blanchett – Notes on a Scandal
2. Jennifer Hudson – Dream Girls
3. Adriana Barraza – Babel
4. Rinko Kikuchi – Babel
5. Abigail Breslin – LMSFebruary 8, 2013 at 11:17 am #539678
I see the poll has been closed for sometime, and I remember Kikuchi always seemed to have more support (and she won the poll no doubt) but I preferred Barazza then and still do to this day, but my ranking of the category would be:
Cate Blanchett, Notes on a Scandal
Adrianna Barazza, Babel
Rinko Kikuchi, Babel
Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls
Abigail Breslin, Little Miss Sunshine
People like Maribel Verdu and Catherine O’Hara should have been nominated. I don’t think Jennifer Hudson’s win was horrible…worse performances have won, but she definitely isn’t my personal choice.