Kathy Bates just took a big swing at her fellow Best Actress Oscar winners. The legendary actress has won Gold Derby’s poll asking you to vote for your favorite winner of the 1990s, for her iconic role as demented fan Annie Wilkes in the film adaptation of Stephen King‘s “Misery” (1990).
Bates won our poll with 23% of the vote, squeaking out a victory over several beloved actresses. Jodie Foster (“The Silence of the Lambs”) and Jessica Lange (“Blue Sky”) tied for second place with 19% each. Coming in fourth place was Frances McDormand (“Fargo”), who also happens to be the frontrunner to win Best Actress at this year’s Oscars. Hilary Swank (“Boys Don’t Cry”) rounded out the top five at 9%.
From there we have Holly Hunter (“The Piano”) at 6%, Susan Sarandon (“Dead Man Walking”) at 4% and Emma Thompson (“Howards End”) at 3%. Earning the least number of votes in our poll were Helen Hunt (“As Good as It Gets”) with 2% and Gwyneth Paltrow (“Shakespeare in Love”) at 1%.
Since her Oscar win, Bates has made a career out of playing colorful character in both film and television. She earned two supporting Oscar nominations, for “Primary Colors” (1998) and “About Schmidt” (2002) and a string of Emmy nominations for “Harry’s Law” and “American Horror Story.” Bates won two Emmys this decade, for a guest spot on “Two and a Half Men” and her scene-stealing role as real-life sociopath Madame LaLaurie in “American Horror Story: Coven.”
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