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    1988 was another year where you could have filled out the category with at least five other women who won critic’s awards and other stuff. This was after all the odd year where three women won the Globe for Best Drama Actress (Jodie Foster, Sigourney Weaver and non nominee Shirley MacLaine for Madame Sousatzka.)

    You also had Christine Lahti for Running on Empty, Barbara Hershey for A World Apart, Susan Sarandon, Bull Durham, and Michelle Pfeiffer, Married to the Mob.

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    1977 is my favorite. Jane Fonda, Marsha Mason, Diane Keaton (plus she also had Looking for Mr. Goodbar) and even though I only think The Turning Point is an average movie (too much ballet for me) I still think both Bancroft and MacLaine are great.

    I like that year as a whole Star Wars, Close Encounters, Equus. Lots of good films.

    1977 would have been one of the best years ever if they dumped Maclaine & Bancroft and replaced them with Shelley Duvall & Sissy Spacek for 3 Women.

    I’m torn between 3 years in which all the nominees were highly deserving:

    1950 – already discussed above
    1988 – Close, Foster, Griffith, Streep, Weaver
    2006 – Cruz, Dench, Mirren, Streep, Winslet

    And to top off 1988 & 2006 they got the winners right as well.

    1977 also has Lily Tomlin in “The Late Show” which is a great performance too.

    And Ellen Burstyn in Providence. Really a great a year 1977.

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    For me, 2006 and 2013 come to mind when we speak about 21st century. As much as Mirren was perfect as Queen Elizabeth II, this is one of those years which I can’t choose a winner for. Streep was dynamite in “Devil Wears Prada” and “Notes on the Scandal” was one of the Judi Dench’s finest work. Cruz and Winslet were also worthy nominees.

    And 2013… I remember that we didn’t even know who should be nominated. Blanchett was a force of nature in “Blue Jasmine” and there was such amazing buzz around that performance that winning in such a landslide seems almost unfair to some incredible performances making the cut (and those outside it). Bullock was incredible in “Gravity”, Dench in “Philomena”, Amy Adams in “American Hustle” and Streep in “August Osage County”. If Sandy hadn’t already won, or Meryl hadn’t gotten her 3rd in 2012, this would have been a bloodshed. And, in a way, it was. Between Dylan Farrow and death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman, I remember, everyone wanted to end the season asap.

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    2006 immediately comes to mind. I would have replaced Winslet and Streep with Laura Dern (Inland Empire) and Maggie Gyllenhaal (Sherrybaby). But it was a strong field nontheless.

    You reminded me what a strong year 2006 was. I think a lot of people pass it over because Mirren just swept everything. I also agree that it would have been one of the best years ever if Dern and Gyllenhaal got in over Streep and Winslet. I didn’t think Streep was that great but it seems that character and performance has a bit of a fan base so it’s not as if the Academy was wrong in nominating her. Winslet was also great in Little Children (especially that pathetic crying fit she had while in the car when she was spying on Jennifer Connelly and Patrick Wilson) but Dern and Gyllenhaal were just that much better.

    My personal vote would have probably gone to Penelope Cruz. I just love that movie and her in it in every way. Btw, I really do think Notes on Scandal is by far Judi Dench’s best film work and such an unexpected performance and subject matter as well. The Queen is a movie I didn’t fully appreciate until I got older and I realized what a great movie it was. I still think there’s something a bit off about Mirren as the Queen herself though.

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    2006 immediately comes to mind. I would have replaced Winslet and Streep with Laura Dern (Inland Empire) and Maggie Gyllenhaal (Sherrybaby). But it was a strong field nontheless.

    You reminded me what a strong year 2006 was. I think a lot of people pass it over because Mirren just swept everything. I also agree that it would have been one of the best years ever if Dern and Gyllenhaal got in over Streep and Winslet. I didn’t think Streep was that great but it seems that character and performance has a bit of a fan base so it’s not as if the Academy was wrong in nominating her. Winslet was also great in Little Children (especially that pathetic crying fit she had while in the car when she was spying on Jennifer Connelly and Patrick Wilson) but Dern and Gyllenhaal were just that much better.

    My personal vote would have probably gone to Penelope Cruz. I just love that movie and her in it in every way. Btw, I really do think Notes on Scandal is by far Judi Dench’s best film work and such an unexpected performance and subject matter as well. The Queen is a movie I didn’t fully appreciate until I got older and I realized what a great movie it was. I still think there’s something a bit off about Mirren as the Queen herself though.

    I think Streep should have swept Supporting.

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    1990
    Kathy Bates, Misery (Winner)
    Anjelica Huston, The Grifters
    Julia Roberts, Pretty Woman
    Meryl Streep, Postcards from the Edge
    Joanne Woodward, Mr and Mrs Bridge

    Bates and Roberts with their signature roles. Misery and Pretty Woman epitomizes the year for mainstream American cinema. Huston’s neo noir vehicle would repeat throughout the decade with other movies and into the early 2000s.

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    2006 immediately comes to mind. I would have replaced Winslet and Streep with Laura Dern (Inland Empire) and Maggie Gyllenhaal (Sherrybaby). But it was a strong field nontheless.

    You reminded me what a strong year 2006 was. I think a lot of people pass it over because Mirren just swept everything. I also agree that it would have been one of the best years ever if Dern and Gyllenhaal got in over Streep and Winslet. I didn’t think Streep was that great but it seems that character and performance has a bit of a fan base so it’s not as if the Academy was wrong in nominating her. Winslet was also great in Little Children (especially that pathetic crying fit she had while in the car when she was spying on Jennifer Connelly and Patrick Wilson) but Dern and Gyllenhaal were just that much better.

    My personal vote would have probably gone to Penelope Cruz. I just love that movie and her in it in every way. Btw, I really do think Notes on Scandal is by far Judi Dench’s best film work and such an unexpected performance and subject matter as well. The Queen is a movie I didn’t fully appreciate until I got older and I realized what a great movie it was. I still think there’s something a bit off about Mirren as the Queen herself though.

    I think Streep should have swept Supporting.

    I’m fine with how things went. I really didn’t like her performance nor the movie Devil Wears Prada.

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    1967 – Katharine Hepburn, Anne Bancroft, Faye Dunaway, Dame Edith Evans, Audrey Hepburn
    1968 – Barbra Streisand, Katharine Hepburn, Patricia Neal, Vanessa Redgrave, Joanne Woodward
    1969 – Maggie Smith, Genevieve Bujold, Jane Fonda, Liza Minnelli, Jean Simmons
    1972 – Liza Minnelli, Diana Ross, Maggie Smith, Cicely Tyson, Liv Ullmann.
    1973 – Glenda Jackson, Ellen Burstyn, Marsha Mason, Barbra Streisand, Joanne Woodward
    1977 – Diane Keaton, Anne Bancroft, Jane Fonda, Shirley MacLaine, Marsha Mason
    1978 – Jane Fonda, Ingrid Bergman, Ellen Burstyn, Jill Clayburgh, Geraldine Page
    1982 – Meryl Streep, Julie Andrews, Jessica Lange, Sissy Spaceck, Debra Winger
    1988 – Jodie Foster, Glenn Close, Melanie Griffith, Meryl Streep, Sigourney Weaver

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    1967 – Katharine Hepburn, Anne Bancroft, Faye Dunaway, Dame Edith Evans, Audrey Hepburn
    1968 – Barbra Streisand, Katharine Hepburn, Patricia Neal, Vanessa Redgrave, Joanne Woodward
    1969 – Maggie Smith, Genevieve Bujold, Jane Fonda, Liza Minnelli, Jean Simmons
    1972 – Liza Minnelli, Diana Ross, Maggie Smith, Cicely Tyson, Liv Ullmann.
    1973 – Glenda Jackson, Ellen Burstyn, Marsha Mason, Barbra Streisand, Joanne Woodward
    1977 – Diane Keaton, Anne Bancroft, Jane Fonda, Shirley MacLaine, Marsha Mason
    1978 – Jane Fonda, Ingrid Bergman, Ellen Burstyn, Jill Clayburgh, Geraldine Page
    1982 – Meryl Streep, Julie Andrews, Jessica Lange, Sissy Spaceck, Debra Winger
    1988 – Jodie Foster, Glenn Close, Melanie Griffith, Meryl Streep, Sigourney Weaver

    Funny how as you said 67, 68, 69, 72 and 73 are all so great but then 1970 I don’t really like any of the nominees and then 71 has Jane Fonda in one of the best Actress performances of all time but the rest of the field is kind of weak.

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