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    Which of the 1985 Supporting Lady performances are your favorites?

    Mine would be…

    Madeline Kahn in Clue
    Ally Sheedy in The Breakfast Club
    Leah Thompson in Back to the Future
    Meg Tilly in Agnes of God
    Oprah Winfrey in The Color Purple

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    Macca
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    Judi Dench (A Room with a View)
    Mieko Harada (Ran)
    Anjelica Huston (Prizzi’s Honor)
    Maggie Smith (A Room with a View)
    Oprah Winfrey (The Color Purple)

    Maggie wins for me.

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    Meg Tilly, Agnes of God (winner)

    Rosanna Arquette (After Hours)
    Angelica Huston (Prizzi’s Honor)
    Linda Fiorentio (After Hours)
    Tracey Ullman (Plenty)

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    1. Lynette Curran, Bliss
    2. Chus Lampreave, What Have I Done to Deserve This?
    3. Mieko Harada, Ran
    4. Ann Wedgeworth, Sweet Dreams
    5. Fernanda Montenegro, Hour of the Star

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    SHT L
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    Angelica Huston’s performance is such a weird one to me. After seeing that she won every critic’s award and precursor imaginable for that performance, I was expecting something spectacular. She was not in the movie very much and at first I thought she didn’t do much or didn’t really have that “Oscar scene” that I expected. But after the movie was finished, I thought to myself that I probably would have voted for her too. Despite my surprise at the length of her role, there was something really special about that performance. I don’t know what it was, maybe the way her father lit her for the scenes, how she received that beautiful final shot of the film, or missed her when she wasn’t on screen.

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    Huston was a consolation prize for her film, plain and simple. That, and voters loathed The Color Purple and Agnes of God was probably just too bizarre to score an actual win.

    Anyway…

    1. Margaret Avery, The Color Purple
    2. Ann Wedgeworth, Sweet Dreams
    3. Oprah Winfrey, The Color Purple
    4. Chunchuna Villafañe, The Official Story
    5. Eileen Brennan, Clue

    THE OSCAR 100 (#35-31): Peter O’Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Joanne Woodward, Joan Crawford and Angela Bassett

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    5. Eileen Brennan, Clue

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    Agnes of God annoys the crap out of me. I love plays, but that one was way too play-like.

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    1. Margaret Avery (The Color Purple)
    2. Meiko Harada (Ran)
    3. Oprah Winfrey (The Color Purple)
    4. Anjelica Huston (Prizzi’s Honor)
    5. Molly Ringwald (The Breakfast Club)

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    Angelica Huston’s performance is such a weird one to me. After seeing that she won every critic’s award and precursor imaginable for that performance, I was expecting something spectacular. She was not in the movie very much and at first I thought she didn’t do much or didn’t really have that “Oscar scene” that I expected. But after the movie was finished, I thought to myself that I probably would have voted for her too. Despite my surprise at the length of her role, there was something really special about that performance. I don’t know what it was, maybe the way her father lit her for the scenes, how she received that beautiful final shot of the film, or missed her when she wasn’t on screen.

    Her win was welcome to Hollywood. Supporting Actress is a good place to award Hollywood nepotism.

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    Huston also had a very strong Oscar narrative. Her father had put her in a film called “A Walk with Love and Death” when she was like 16 or so that got such bad reviews and she was considered such a joke that she barely worked in the years in between that film and Prizzi’s Honor. (think Sofia Coppola in Godfather 3.)

    So when her father put her in another film and she did well in it……the story was too good not to award.

    Tilly actually got in and took the Globe though. (and Amanda Plummer had won a Tony for that role onstage. To me Tilly is just so intense and angelic that she really made the character something more than the crazy person she is usually played as.)

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    SHT L
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    I do think out of all the nominees, Huston validated her nomination and win the most even if her career stalled after the mid-90s. She had a string of great/excellent performances after her win.

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    Mieko Harada, Ran
    ** Kelly McGillis, Witness
    Ann Wedgeworth, Sweet Dreams
    Oprah Winfrey, The Color Purple
    Chunchuna Villafañe, The Official Story

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    maybe not nomination worthy but another one I like from that year is Laurie Metcalf in Desperately Seeking Susan.

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