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    Caelin Cripps
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    Since we are all quarantined and mostly liked bored, I thought it might be fun to rank each Oscar-winning performance by an actress from the last three decades. This is the 1990s version and I have included the 2000s and 2010s in separate threads. Have fun and continue staying safe! 🙂

    +5 / -5 limit per day

    Kim Basinger, L.A. Confidential (30)
    Kathy Bates, Misery (30)
    Juliette Binoche, The English Patient (30)
    Judi Dench, Shakespeare in Love (30)
    Jodie Foster, The Silence of the Lambs (30)
    Whoopi Goldberg, Ghost (30)
    Helen Hunt, As Good as It Gets (30)
    Holly Hunter, The Piano (30)
    Angelina Jolie, Girl, Interrupted (30)
    Jessica Lange, Blue Sky (30)
    Frances McDormand, Fargo (30)
    Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakespeare in Love (30)
    Anna Paquin, The Piano (30)
    Mercedes Ruehl, The Fisher King (30)
    Susan Sarandon, Dead Man Walking (30)
    Mira Sorvino, Mighty Aphrodite (30)
    Hilary Swank, Boys Don’t Cry (30)
    Emma Thompson, Howards End (30)
    Marisa Tomei, My Cousin Vinny (30)
    Dianne Wiest, Bullets over Broadway (30)

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    I will start us off…

    +3 Bates
    +1 Foster
    +1 Goldberg
    -3 Paltrow
    -2 Tomei

    Kathy Bates, Misery (33)

    Jodie Foster, The Silence of the Lambs (31)
    Whoopi Goldberg, Ghost (31)

    Kim Basinger, L.A. Confidential (30)
    Juliette Binoche, The English Patient (30)
    Judi Dench, Shakespeare in Love (30)
    Helen Hunt, As Good as It Gets (30)
    Holly Hunter, The Piano (30)
    Angelina Jolie, Girl, Interrupted (30)
    Jessica Lange, Blue Sky (30)
    Frances McDormand, Fargo (30)
    Anna Paquin, The Piano (30)
    Mercedes Ruehl, The Fisher King (30)
    Susan Sarandon, Dead Man Walking (30)
    Mira Sorvino, Mighty Aphrodite (30)
    Hilary Swank, Boys Don’t Cry (30)
    Emma Thompson, Howards End (30)
    Dianne Wiest, Bullets over Broadway (30)

    Marisa Tomei, My Cousin Vinny (28)

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakespeare in Love (27)

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    +5 Hunter
    -5 Binoche

    Holly Hunter, The Piano (35)

    Kathy Bates, Misery (33)

    Jodie Foster, The Silence of the Lambs (31)
    Whoopi Goldberg, Ghost (31)

    Kim Basinger, L.A. Confidential (30)
    Judi Dench, Shakespeare in Love (30)
    Helen Hunt, As Good as It Gets (30)
    Angelina Jolie, Girl, Interrupted (30)
    Jessica Lange, Blue Sky (30)
    Frances McDormand, Fargo (30)
    Anna Paquin, The Piano (30)
    Mercedes Ruehl, The Fisher King (30)
    Susan Sarandon, Dead Man Walking (30)
    Mira Sorvino, Mighty Aphrodite (30)
    Hilary Swank, Boys Don’t Cry (30)
    Emma Thompson, Howards End (30)
    Dianne Wiest, Bullets over Broadway (30)

    Marisa Tomei, My Cousin Vinny (28)

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakespeare in Love (27)

    Juliette Binoche, The English Patient (25)

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    +5 Binoche
    -5 Paltrow

    Holly Hunter, The Piano (35)

    Kathy Bates, Misery (33)

    Jodie Foster, The Silence of the Lambs (31)
    Whoopi Goldberg, Ghost (31)

    Kim Basinger, L.A. Confidential (30)
    Juliette Binoche, The English Patient (30)
    Judi Dench, Shakespeare in Love (30)
    Helen Hunt, As Good as It Gets (30)
    Angelina Jolie, Girl, Interrupted (30)
    Jessica Lange, Blue Sky (30)
    Frances McDormand, Fargo (30)
    Anna Paquin, The Piano (30)
    Mercedes Ruehl, The Fisher King (30)
    Susan Sarandon, Dead Man Walking (30)
    Mira Sorvino, Mighty Aphrodite (30)
    Hilary Swank, Boys Don’t Cry (30)
    Emma Thompson, Howards End (30)
    Dianne Wiest, Bullets over Broadway (30)

    Marisa Tomei, My Cousin Vinny (28)

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakespeare in Love (22)

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    +2 Hunter
    +2 Goldberg
    +1 Paquin
    -3 Sorvino
    -2 Hunt

    Holly Hunter, The Piano (37)

    Kathy Bates, Misery (33)
    Whoopi Goldberg, Ghost (33)

    Jodie Foster, The Silence of the Lambs (31)
    Anna Paquin, The Piano (31)

    Kim Basinger, L.A. Confidential (30)
    Juliette Binoche, The English Patient (30)
    Judi Dench, Shakespeare in Love (30)
    Angelina Jolie, Girl, Interrupted (30)
    Jessica Lange, Blue Sky (30)
    Frances McDormand, Fargo (30)
    Mercedes Ruehl, The Fisher King (30)
    Susan Sarandon, Dead Man Walking (30)
    Hilary Swank, Boys Don’t Cry (30)
    Emma Thompson, Howards End (30)
    Dianne Wiest, Bullets over Broadway (30)

    Helen Hunt, As Good as It Gets (28)
    Marisa Tomei, My Cousin Vinny (28)

    Mira Sorvino, Mighty Aphrodite (27)

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakespeare in Love (22)

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    +2 Frances McDormand, Fargo
    +1 Judi Dench, Shakespeare in Love
    +1 Emma Thompson, Howards End
    +1 Dianne Wiest, Bullets over Broadway
    -3 Angelina Jolie, Girl, Interrupted
    -2 Helen Hunt, As Good as It Gets

    Holly Hunter, The Piano (37)

    Kathy Bates, Misery (33)
    Whoopi Goldberg, Ghost (33)

    Frances McDormand, Fargo (32)

    Judi Dench, Shakespeare in Love (31)
    Jodie Foster, The Silence of the Lambs (31)
    Anna Paquin, The Piano (31)
    Emma Thompson, Howards End (31)
    Dianne Wiest, Bullets over Broadway (31)

    Kim Basinger, L.A. Confidential (30)
    Juliette Binoche, The English Patient (30)
    Jessica Lange, Blue Sky (30)
    Mercedes Ruehl, The Fisher King (30)
    Susan Sarandon, Dead Man Walking (30)
    Hilary Swank, Boys Don’t Cry (30)

    Marisa Tomei, My Cousin Vinny (28)

    Angelina Jolie, Girl, Interrupted (27)
    Mira Sorvino, Mighty Aphrodite (27)

    Helen Hunt, As Good as It Gets (26)

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakespeare in Love (22)

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    -3 Judi Dench, Shakespeare in Love
    -1 Marisa Tomei, My Cousin Vienna
    -1 Whoopi Goldberg, Ghost
    +5 Emma Thompson, Howards End

    Holly Hunter, The Piano (37)

    Emma Thompson, Howards End (36)

    Kathy Bates, Misery (33)

    Whoopi Goldberg, Ghost (32)
    Frances McDormand, Fargo (32)

    Jodie Foster, The Silence of the Lambs (31)
    Anna Paquin, The Piano (31)
    Dianne Wiest, Bullets over Broadway (31)

    Kim Basinger, L.A. Confidential (30)
    Juliette Binoche, The English Patient (30)
    Jessica Lange, Blue Sky (30)
    Mercedes Ruehl, The Fisher King (30)
    Susan Sarandon, Dead Man Walking (30)
    Hilary Swank, Boys Don’t Cry (30)

    Judi Dench, Shakespeare in Love (28)

    Angelina Jolie, Girl, Interrupted (27)
    Mira Sorvino, Mighty Aphrodite (27)
    Marisa Tomei, My Cousin Vinny (27)

    Helen Hunt, As Good as It Gets (26)

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakespeare in Love (22)

    FYC Emmys : Jodie Comer ("Killing Eve"), Ruth Wilson ("His Dark Materials"), Russell Tovery ("Years and Years"), Helena Bonham Carter ("The Crown") & The Crown, His Dark Materials, Years and Years, Succession and The Affair in all categories. The Politician : Ben Platt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Bette Midler and Judith Light.

    FYC Goldderby Awards : MAURA TIERNEY AND DOMINIC WEST FOR THE FINAL SEASON OF THE AFFAIR

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    +3 Bates
    +1 Foster
    +1 Goldberg
    -5 Paltrow

    Holly Hunter, The Piano (37)

    Kathy Bates, Misery (36)
    Emma Thompson, Howards End (36)

    Whoopi Goldberg, Ghost (33)

    Jodie Foster, The Silence of the Lambs (32)
    Frances McDormand, Fargo (32)

    Anna Paquin, The Piano (31)
    Dianne Wiest, Bullets over Broadway (31)

    Kim Basinger, L.A. Confidential (30)
    Juliette Binoche, The English Patient (30)
    Jessica Lange, Blue Sky (30)
    Mercedes Ruehl, The Fisher King (30)
    Susan Sarandon, Dead Man Walking (30)
    Hilary Swank, Boys Don’t Cry (30)

    Judi Dench, Shakespeare in Love (28)

    Angelina Jolie, Girl, Interrupted (27)
    Mira Sorvino, Mighty Aphrodite (27)
    Marisa Tomei, My Cousin Vinny (27)

    Helen Hunt, As Good as It Gets (26)

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakespeare in Love (17)

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    + 3 Lange
    + 1 Bates
    + 1 Goldberg
    – 5 Wiest

    Holly Hunter, The Piano (37)
    Kathy Bates, Misery (37)

    Emma Thompson, Howards End (36)

    Whoopi Goldberg, Ghost (34)

    Jessica Lange, Blue Sky (33)

    Jodie Foster, The Silence of the Lambs (32)
    Frances McDormand, Fargo (32)

    Anna Paquin, The Piano (31)

    Kim Basinger, L.A. Confidential (30)
    Juliette Binoche, The English Patient (30)
    Mercedes Ruehl, The Fisher King (30)
    Susan Sarandon, Dead Man Walking (30)
    Hilary Swank, Boys Don’t Cry (30)

    Judi Dench, Shakespeare in Love (28)

    Angelina Jolie, Girl, Interrupted (27)
    Mira Sorvino, Mighty Aphrodite (27)
    Marisa Tomei, My Cousin Vinny (27)

    Helen Hunt, As Good as It Gets (26)
    Dianne Wiest, Bullets over Broadway (26)

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakespeare in Love (17)

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    +5 Hunter
    -5 Paltrow

    Holly Hunter, The Piano (42)

    Kathy Bates, Misery (37)

    Emma Thompson, Howards End (36)

    Whoopi Goldberg, Ghost (34)

    Jessica Lange, Blue Sky (33)

    Jodie Foster, The Silence of the Lambs (32)
    Frances McDormand, Fargo (32)

    Anna Paquin, The Piano (31)

    Kim Basinger, L.A. Confidential (30)
    Juliette Binoche, The English Patient (30)
    Mercedes Ruehl, The Fisher King (30)
    Susan Sarandon, Dead Man Walking (30)
    Hilary Swank, Boys Don’t Cry (30)

    Judi Dench, Shakespeare in Love (28)

    Angelina Jolie, Girl, Interrupted (27)
    Mira Sorvino, Mighty Aphrodite (27)
    Marisa Tomei, My Cousin Vinny (27)

    Helen Hunt, As Good as It Gets (26)
    Dianne Wiest, Bullets over Broadway (26)

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakespeare in Love (12)

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    +3 Foster
    +2 Swank
    +1 McDormand
    -3 Basinger
    -2 Hunt
    -1 Binoche

    Holly Hunter, The Piano (42)

    Kathy Bates, Misery (37)

    Emma Thompson, Howards End (36)

    Jodie Foster, The Silence of the Lambs (35)

    Whoopi Goldberg, Ghost (34)

    Jessica Lange, Blue Sky (33)
    Frances McDormand, Fargo (33)

    Hilary Swank, Boys Don’t Cry (32)

    Anna Paquin, The Piano (31)

    Mercedes Ruehl, The Fisher King (30)
    Susan Sarandon, Dead Man Walking (30)

    Juliette Binoche, The English Patient (29)

    Judi Dench, Shakespeare in Love (28)

    Angelina Jolie, Girl, Interrupted (27)
    Mira Sorvino, Mighty Aphrodite (27)
    Marisa Tomei, My Cousin Vinny (27)
    Kim Basinger, L.A. Confidential (27)

    Dianne Wiest, Bullets over Broadway (26)

    Helen Hunt, As Good as It Gets (24)

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakespeare in Love (12)

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    +3 Jodie Foster, The Silence of the Lambs
    +2 Emma Thompson, Howards End
    -3 Mira Sorvino, Mighty Aphrodite
    -2 Jessica Lange, Blue Sky

    Holly Hunter, The Piano (42)

    Emma Thompson, Howards End (38)
    Jodie Foster, The Silence of the Lambs (38)

    Kathy Bates, Misery (37)

    Whoopi Goldberg, Ghost (34)

    Frances McDormand, Fargo (33)

    Hilary Swank, Boys Don’t Cry (32)

    Anna Paquin, The Piano (31)
    Jessica Lange, Blue Sky (31)

    Mercedes Ruehl, The Fisher King (30)
    Susan Sarandon, Dead Man Walking (30)

    Juliette Binoche, The English Patient (29)

    Judi Dench, Shakespeare in Love (28)

    Angelina Jolie, Girl, Interrupted (27)
    Marisa Tomei, My Cousin Vinny (27)
    Kim Basinger, L.A. Confidential (27)

    Dianne Wiest, Bullets over Broadway (26)

    Helen Hunt, As Good as It Gets (24)
    Mira Sorvino, Mighty Aphrodite (24)

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakespeare in Love (12)

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    +2 Foster
    +2 McDormand
    +1 Hunter
    -4 Lange
    -1 Binoche

    Holly Hunter, The Piano (43)

    Jodie Foster, The Silence of the Lambs (40)

    Emma Thompson, Howards End (38)

    Kathy Bates, Misery (37)

    Frances McDormand, Fargo (35)

    Whoopi Goldberg, Ghost (34)

    Hilary Swank, Boys Don’t Cry (32)

    Anna Paquin, The Piano (31)

    Mercedes Ruehl, The Fisher King (30)
    Susan Sarandon, Dead Man Walking (30)

    Judi Dench, Shakespeare in Love (28)

    Marisa Tomei, My Cousin Vinny (27)
    Jessica Lange, Blue Sky (27)
    Juliette Binoche, The English Patient (29)
    Kim Basinger, L.A. Confidential (27)
    Angelina Jolie, Girl, Interrupted (27)

    Dianne Wiest, Bullets over Broadway (26)

    Helen Hunt, As Good as It Gets (24)
    Mira Sorvino, Mighty Aphrodite (24)

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakespeare in Love (12)

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    +3 Bates
    +1 Tomei
    +1 Paltrow
    -2 Lange
    -3 Binoche

    Holly Hunter, The Piano (43)

    Kathy Bates, Misery (40)
    Jodie Foster, The Silence of the Lambs (40)

    Emma Thompson, Howards End (38)

    Frances McDormand, Fargo (35)

    Whoopi Goldberg, Ghost (34)

    Hilary Swank, Boys Don’t Cry (32)

    Anna Paquin, The Piano (31)

    Mercedes Ruehl, The Fisher King (30)
    Susan Sarandon, Dead Man Walking (30)

    Marisa Tomei, My Cousin Vinny (28)
    Judi Dench, Shakespeare in Love (28)

    Kim Basinger, L.A. Confidential (27)
    Angelina Jolie, Girl, Interrupted (27)

    Dianne Wiest, Bullets over Broadway (26)
    Juliette Binoche, The English Patient (26)

    Jessica Lange, Blue Sky (25)

    Helen Hunt, As Good as It Gets (24)
    Mira Sorvino, Mighty Aphrodite (24)

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakespeare in Love (13)

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    +2 Bates
    +2 Tomei
    +1 Paltrow
    -2 Lange
    -3 Binoche

    Holly Hunter, The Piano (43)

    Kathy Bates, Misery (42)

    Jodie Foster, The Silence of the Lambs (40)

    Emma Thompson, Howards End (38)

    Frances McDormand, Fargo (35)

    Whoopi Goldberg, Ghost (34)

    Hilary Swank, Boys Don’t Cry (32)

    Anna Paquin, The Piano (31)

    Marisa Tomei, My Cousin Vinny (30)

    Mercedes Ruehl, The Fisher King (30)
    Susan Sarandon, Dead Man Walking (30)

    Judi Dench, Shakespeare in Love (28)

    Kim Basinger, L.A. Confidential (27)
    Angelina Jolie, Girl, Interrupted (27)

    Dianne Wiest, Bullets over Broadway (26)

    Helen Hunt, As Good as It Gets (24)
    Mira Sorvino, Mighty Aphrodite (24)

    Juliette Binoche, The English Patient (23)
    Jessica Lange, Blue Sky (23)

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakespeare in Love (14)

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