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    Just scrolling through the list of actress nominees,I realised that The Best Actress Oscar lineups are getting better and better. It just occurred to me what everyone’s Best Actress Oscar list would look like.

    Rank them and also mention who should have won instead of the performer.

    Emmy FYC
    -Severance in all categories.
    -Ted Lasso in all categories.
    -The Dropout in all categories.

    -Jennifer Coolidge, Connie Britton, Margaret Qualley, Colin Firth
    -Jung Ho-Yeon, Lee Yoo-Mi, Sarah Snook, Laura Linney.
    -Jean Smart, Kaley Cuoco, Juno Temple, Sarah Lancashire and Martin Short.

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    My List would be:-

    1.) Natalie Portman,Black Swan
    2.) Kate Winslet,The Reader
    3.) Julianne Moore,Still Alice
    4.) Charlize Theron,Monster
    5.) Cate Blanchett,Blue Jasmine
    6.) Helen Mirren,The Queen
    7.) Marion Cotillard,La Vie En Rose

    8.) Frances McDormand,Nomadland (Vanessa Kirby,Pieces Of A Woman)
    9.) Brie Larson,Room
    10.) Olivia Colman,The Favourite
    11.) Nicole Kidman,The Hours
    11.) Hilary Swank, Million Dollar Baby (Kate Winslet, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind)
    12.) Julia Roberts,Erin Brokovichch
    13.) Jennifer Lawrence,Silver Linings Playbook
    14.) Renee Zellwegger,Judy
    15.) Meryl Streep,The Iron Lady
    16.) Emma Stone,La La Land ( Natalie Portman,Jackie)
    17.) Halle Berry,Monster’s Ball (Sissy Spacek,In The Bedroom or Judi Dench,Iris)
    18.) Reese Witherspoon,Walk The Line (Felicity Huffman, Transamerica)
    19.) Frances McDormand,Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri (Sally Hawkins,The Shape Of Water)
    20.) Sandra Bullock,The Blind Side (Meryl Streep,Julie and Julia)

    Brackets show who should have won.

    Emmy FYC
    -Severance in all categories.
    -Ted Lasso in all categories.
    -The Dropout in all categories.

    -Jennifer Coolidge, Connie Britton, Margaret Qualley, Colin Firth
    -Jung Ho-Yeon, Lee Yoo-Mi, Sarah Snook, Laura Linney.
    -Jean Smart, Kaley Cuoco, Juno Temple, Sarah Lancashire and Martin Short.

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    1. Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    2. Natalie Portman, Black Swan

    3. Olivia Colman, The Favourite

    4. Brie Larson, Room

    5. Julianne Moore, Still Alice

    6. Helen Mirren, The Queen

    7. Hilary Swank, Million Dollar Baby

    8. Julia Roberts, Erin Bronkovich

    9. Frances McDormand, Nomadland

    10. Kate Winslet, The Reader

     

    Haven’t seen a bunch of them yet (Cotillard, Blanchett, Theron, …)

    Letterboxd: Ray_In_Bruges

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    1. Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    9. Frances McDormand, Nomadland

    I love how McDormand is the only one with 2. If we push one year back,we get Swank (Boys Don’t Cry) for a second but if we push another 3 yrs we get McDormand for a third (Fargo)…Geez.!!!

    Emmy FYC
    -Severance in all categories.
    -Ted Lasso in all categories.
    -The Dropout in all categories.

    -Jennifer Coolidge, Connie Britton, Margaret Qualley, Colin Firth
    -Jung Ho-Yeon, Lee Yoo-Mi, Sarah Snook, Laura Linney.
    -Jean Smart, Kaley Cuoco, Juno Temple, Sarah Lancashire and Martin Short.

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    Another thing I find fascinating is the disparity of screentime. Some winners were in less than 40% of their films (Kidman, Winslet, Lawrence, Colman) while some were in over 70% (Roberts,Portman, Moore, Cotillard, McDormand)..

    I would take this time to analyse the 4 Actresses with less than 40% screentime..

    ******SPOILERS AHEAD******

    1.) NICOLE KIDMAN,THE HOURS: Despite the fact that she has shorter screentime than her costars Streep and Moore, I’d argue that she is the force that drives the film forward. It’s her book which she’s writing, Moore is reading and Streep is living. Although for the same reasons,it can be called a supporting role too but then the question arises, who’s the lead in this movie? All 3? Or none?

    2.) KATE WINSLET,THE READER: Despite the fact that she won GG,CC,SAG for Supporting Actress, I’d truly accept the Academy’s and BAFTA decision to place her in lead. Her winning both shows that others also agree. She is the constant throughout the film and I think everyone will agree when I say that the movie is about her and less about Michael. The plot revolves around her. Her illiteracy,her house,her trial, her learning to read,her death, her relationship with Michael. It’s truly lead.

    3.) JENNIFER LAWRENCE,SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK: This has 2 aspects. It can be called lead as the main plot of the movie is her relationship with Pat. But it can be called supporting if others argue that the movie is about Pat
    (his family, his recovery and his relationship) with Tiffany forming a big part of it.

    4.) OLIVIA COLMAN,THE FAVOURITE:: All 3 are equal leads. Unlike The Hours, here all 3 coexist in the same space so the actions of one depend on other 2. So all 3 are lead. While in The Hours,the actions of Kidman’s character affects the actions of the other 2. I didn’t like the fact that all 3 couldn’t be campaigned as leads in The Favourite.

    Emmy FYC
    -Severance in all categories.
    -Ted Lasso in all categories.
    -The Dropout in all categories.

    -Jennifer Coolidge, Connie Britton, Margaret Qualley, Colin Firth
    -Jung Ho-Yeon, Lee Yoo-Mi, Sarah Snook, Laura Linney.
    -Jean Smart, Kaley Cuoco, Juno Temple, Sarah Lancashire and Martin Short.

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    Another thing I find fascinating is the disparity of screentime. Some winners were in less than 40% of their films (Kidman, Winslet, Lawrence, Colman) while some were in over 70% (Roberts,Portman, Moore, Cotillard, McDormand)..

    Colman and Lawrence had more than 40% of screen time.

    Witherspoon had less than 35%.

    Cotillard had less than 60%.

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    Colman and Lawrence had more than 40% of screen time.

    Witherspoon had less than 35%.

    Cotillard had less than 60%.

    Thanks for informing

    Emmy FYC
    -Severance in all categories.
    -Ted Lasso in all categories.
    -The Dropout in all categories.

    -Jennifer Coolidge, Connie Britton, Margaret Qualley, Colin Firth
    -Jung Ho-Yeon, Lee Yoo-Mi, Sarah Snook, Laura Linney.
    -Jean Smart, Kaley Cuoco, Juno Temple, Sarah Lancashire and Martin Short.

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    1: Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
    2: Charlize Theron – Monster
    3: Natalie Portman – Black Swan
    4: Frances McDormand – Nomadland
    5: Nicole Kidman – The Hours
    6: Frances McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird)
    7: Olivia Colman – The Favourite
    8: Marion Cotillard – La Vie En Rose (Laura Linney – The Savages)
    9: Julianne Moore – Still Alice (Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night)
    10: Julia Roberts – Erin Brockovich (Ellen Burstyn – Requiem for a Dream)
    11: Helen Mirren – The Queen (Meryl Streep – The Devil Wears Prada)
    12: Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady (Viola Davis – The Help)
    13: Brie Larson – Room (Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years)
    14: Renee Zelweger – Judy (Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story)
    15: Hilary Swank – Million Dollar Baby (Kate Winslet – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
    16: Emma Stone – La La Land (Isabelle Huppert – Elle)
    17: Reese Witherspoon – Walk the Line (Felicity Huffman – Transamerica)
    18: Halle Berry – Monsters Ball (Sissy Spacek – In The Bedroom)
    19: Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook (Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty)
    20: Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side (Gabourey Sidibe – Precious)

    (Haven’t seen The Reader)

     

    Emmy FYC:

    Chloë Sevigny in “The Girl From Plainville” and “Russian Doll”

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    20: Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side (Gabourey Sidibe – Precious)

    (Haven’t seen The Reader)

    It seems a general consensus that as great as an actress she has been in other projects, Bullock was undeserving of the Oscar for The Blind Side.

    Emmy FYC
    -Severance in all categories.
    -Ted Lasso in all categories.
    -The Dropout in all categories.

    -Jennifer Coolidge, Connie Britton, Margaret Qualley, Colin Firth
    -Jung Ho-Yeon, Lee Yoo-Mi, Sarah Snook, Laura Linney.
    -Jean Smart, Kaley Cuoco, Juno Temple, Sarah Lancashire and Martin Short.

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    1. Charlize Theron, Monster (2003)

    2. Marion Cotillard, La Vie En Rose (2007)

    3. Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine (2013)

    4. Frances McDormand, Nomadland (2020)

    5. Halle Berry, Monster’s Ball (2001)

    6. Natalie Portman, Black Swan (2010) (Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine or Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole)

    7. Julia Roberts, Erin Brockovich (2000) (Ellen Burstyn, Requiem for a Dream)

    8. Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing Missouri (2017) (Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird)

    9. Kate Winslet, The Reader (2008) (Melissa Leo, Frozen River)

    10. Olivia Colman, The Favourite (2018) (Yalitza Aparicio, Roma or Glenn Close, The Wife)

    11. Julianne Moore, Still Alice (2014) (Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl)

    12. Nicole Kidman, The Hours (2002) (Diane Lane, Unfaithful)

    13. Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady (2011) (Leila Hatami, A Separation)

    14. Emma Stone, La La Land (2016) (Isabelle Huppert, Elle or Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins, OR Ruth Negga, Loving)

    15. Renee Zellweger, Judy (2019) (Cho Yeo Jeong, Parasite or Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story)

    16. Brie Larson, Room (2015) (Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years)

    17. Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side (2009) (Gabourey Sidibe, Precious)

    18. Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook (2012) (Emmanuelle Riva, Amour or Naomi Watts, The Impossible)

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    I put my choices in as well.

    01. Olivia Colman, “The Favourite” (*Colman*)
    02. Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine” (*Blanchett*)
    03. Frances McDormand, “Nomadland” (*McDormand*)
    04. Helen Mirren, “The Queen” (Judi Dench)
    05. Natalie Portman, “Black Swan” (Jennifer Lawrence)
    06. Marion Cotillard, “La Vie En Rose” (Laura Linney)
    07. Julianne Moore, “Still Alice” (Marion Cotillard)
    08. Charlize Theron, “Monster” (Samantha Morton)
    09. Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady” (*Streep*)
    10. Emma Stone, “La La Land” (Isabelle Huppert)
    11. Brie Larson, “Room” (Saoirse Ronan)
    12. Kate Winslet, “The Reader” (*Winslet*)
    13. Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (Sally Hawkins)
    14. Hilary Swank, “Million Dollar Baby” (Imelda Staunton)
    15. Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook” (Emmanuelle Riva)
    16. Reese Witherspoon, “Walk the Line” (Felicity Huffman)
    17. Nicole Kidman, “The Hours” (Julianne Moore)
    18. Halle Berry, “Monster’s Ball” (Judi Dench)
    19. Renée Zellweger, “Judy” (Scarlett Johansson)
    20. Sandra Bullock, “The Blind Side” (Meryl Streep)
    21. Julia Roberts, “Erin Brockovich” (Ellen Burstyn)

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    1. Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine (Cate Blanchett)
    2. Olivia Colman, The Favourite (Olivia Colman)
    3. Marion Cotillard, La Vie En Rose (Marion Cotillard)
    4. Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Margot Robbie)
    5. Charlize Theron, Monster (Charlize Theron)
    6. Renee Zellweger, Judy (Renee Zellweger)
    7. Helen Mirren, The Queen (Judi Dench)
    8. Emma Stone, La La Land (Isabelle Huppert)
    9. Frances McDormand, Nomadland (Carey Mulligan)
    10. Brie Larson, Room (Cate Blanchett)
    11. Natalie Portman, Black Swan (Nicole Kidman)
    12. Julia Roberts, Erin Brockovich (Ellen Burstyn)
    13. Nicole Kidman, The Hours (Renee Zellweger)
    14. Julianne Moore, Still Alice (Marion Cotillard)
    15. Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line (Keira Knightley)
    16. Kate Winslet, The Reader (Meryl Streep)
    17. Hillary Swank, Million Dollar Baby (Imelda Staunton)
    18. Halle Berry, Monster’s Ball (Renee Zellweger)
    19. Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady (Viola Davis)
    20. Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook (Emmanuelle Riva)
    21. Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side (Carey Mulligan)

    FYC:

    "The Good Fight", "The Other Two" and "Station Eleven" in all categories, Sarah Lancashire ("Julia"), William Jackson Harper ("Love Life") and Luke Kirby ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel")

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    1.) Emma Stone, La La Land
    2.) Nicole Kidman,The Hours
    3.) Julianne Moore,Still Alice
    4.) Charlize Theron,Monster
    5.) Cate Blanchett,Blue Jasmine
    6.) Helen Mirren,The Queen
    7.) Marion Cotillard,La Vie En Rose
    8.) Frances McDormand,Nomadland
    9.) Renee Zellwegger,Judy
    10.) Jennifer Lawrence,Silver Linings Playbook
    11.) Kate Winslet, The Reader
    11.) Hilary Swank, Million Dollar Baby
    12.) Julia Roberts,Erin Brokovichch
    13.) Olivia Colman
    14.) Brie Larson, Room
    15.) Meryl Streep,The Iron Lady
    16.) Natalie Portman,Black Swan
    17.) Halle Berry,Monster’s Ball
    18.) Reese Witherspoon,Walk The Line
    19.) Frances McDormand,Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri
    20.) Sandra Bullock,The Blind Side

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    1. Charlize Theron, Monster (Theron)
    2. Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine (Blanchett)
    3. Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (McDormand)
    4. Helen Mirren, The Queen (Mirren)
    5. Julia Roberts, Erin Brockovich (Roberts, but I so loved Laura Linney in You Can Count On Me, and would have been thrilled for Joan Allen)
    6. Natalie Portman, Black Swan (Portman)
    7. Hilary Swank, Million Dollar Baby (Swank)
    8. Halle Berry, Monster’s Ball (Renee Zellweger)
    9. Olivia Colman, The Favourite (Lady Gaga)
    10. Emma Stone, La La Land (Natalie Portman)
    11. Brie Larson, Room (Cate Blanchett)
    12. Nicole Kidman, The Hours (Diane Lane)
    13. Frances McDormand, Nomadland (Carey Mulligan)
    14. Kate Winslet, The Reader (Winslet)
    15. Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side (Gabourey Sidibe)
    16. Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook (Emmanuelle Riva)
    17. Julianne Moore, Still Alice (Rosamund Pike)
    18. Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line (Witherspoon)
    19. Renee Zellweger, Judy (Saorsie Ronan)
    20. Marion Cotillard, La Vie En Rose (Eliot (Ellen) Page)
    21. Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady (Viola Davis)

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