April 6, 2021 at 12:25 pm #1204182166
Rank and discuss the Best Actress nominees in 2000.
1) Ellen Burstyn in Requiem for a Dream – A type of role every actor only dreams of ever getting. Ellen absolutely killed it.
2) Julia Roberts in Erin Brockovich – I wish this has been a TV show just because one can’t never get tired of Erin Brockovich and that, in part, is because of Julia’s gripping performance.
3) Laura Linney in You Can Count on Me – Incredibly sweet movie with great performances by Mark Ruffalo and Laura Linney.
4) Joan Allen in The Contender – She was boderline supporting. I liked it.
5) Juliette Binoche in Chocolat – She’s always good and had some good moments in Chocolat, a movie that altho I do like it, I find it incredibly weird that it was nominated for so many Oscars (I’d only nominate for Original Score)
It's about the chaotic editing in Moulin Rouge!April 6, 2021 at 12:28 pm #1204182169
Don’t really care about any tbh.
Linney > Burstyn > Roberts > Binoche
Feels weird to have Binoche last but it’s just a silly performance in a silly film. She is obviously much better in Code Unknown and The Widow of Saint-Pierre, both from the same year.
1. Charlotte Rampling – Under the Sand
2. Björk – Dancer in the Dark
3. Zhou Xun – Suzhou River
4. Lena Endre – Faithless
5. Juliette Binoche – The Widow of Saint-PierreApril 6, 2021 at 12:34 pm #1204182178
– HUGE GAP –
Haven’t seen either Laura or Joan. But I’m sure both are amazing, as always.
Ellen was absolutely robbed and should’ve won easily. It was, once again, a case of the best performance losing to a popularity contest.April 6, 2021 at 12:46 pm #1204182208
This should’ve been an easy win for Burstyn. Roberts was by no means bad…I actually thought she was quite good but Burstyn was simply a revelation. Linney was also great in this breakout role…but for me, I think she should’ve gotten her first nomination two years earlier for THE TRUMAN SHOW.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”April 6, 2021 at 1:01 pm #1204182240
I also would say all of ’em were in good movies, which is kinda rare.
It's about the chaotic editing in Moulin Rouge!April 6, 2021 at 1:24 pm #1204182273
1. Ellen Burstyn (A Requiem For A Dream)
2. Maggie Cheung (In The Mood For Love)
3. Bjork (Dancer in the Dark)
4. Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
5. Julia Roberts (Erin Brockovich)April 6, 2021 at 1:48 pm #1204182311
FYC Emmys: "The Crown" in all categories, "I May Destroy You" in all categories, "It's a Sin" in all categories, "Small Axe" in all categories, Billie Piper ("I Hate Suzie"), Yvonne Strahovski ("Stateless") and Ruth Wilson ("His Dark Materials")April 6, 2021 at 2:12 pm #1204182349
Its all about Ellen, really. But the Julia Roberts train was massive that year. Roberts speech was fun and charming.
But there were several other marvelous women that year, that is so hard to phantom WHY they were not nominated for an Oscar/ SAG, BAFTA, Golden Globes.
Charlotte Rampling – Under The Sand
Bjørk – Dancer in the dark
Maggie Cheung – In The Mood For Love
Michelle Yeoh – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Juliette Binoche – Code inconnuApril 6, 2021 at 2:53 pm #1204182431
Outstanding year for this category.April 6, 2021 at 2:54 pm #1204182434
Ellen Burstyn, Requiem For A Dream. A performance for the ages.
Julia Roberts, Erin Brockovich
Laura Linney, You Can Count On Me
Juliette Binoche, Chocolat
Joan Allen, The ContenderApril 6, 2021 at 3:39 pm #1204182544
1. Roberts – Real and heroic character that followed more than a decade of being a top draw at the box office. She was undeniable on this particular year. Erin Brockovich was incredibly successful with many key nominations throughout the awards season, including Best Director at Academy Awards.
2. Allen – I’m a fan of her with in The Contender and along with The Upside of Anger is among my favorites of her screen performances.
3. Linney – The small film is so incredibly effective and was the perfect role to gain Linney stardom and the recognition she deserved. Her brother/sister chemistry with Ruffalo was magical and it’s a shame he was snubbed.
4. Burstyn – She could/should have easily swept the supporting category with such a split field. Burstyn was not my favorite and I found her character grating but… I will not deny her role was dynamic, complex and impactful.
5. Binoche – The performance was charming but much like the film was mostly fluff. The nomination was likely due to Weinsteins support. I would have preferred several other performances get the recognition.
Michelle Yeoh, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – She deserved to be among the final five nominees, most certainly over Binoche.
Björk, Dancer in the Dark – I dislike the film but I find her performance mesmerizing and haunting.
Renée Zellweger, Nurse Betty – She was luminous and fully committed to the tricky material.
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