June 28, 2018 at 12:42 am #1202575346
Since the Best Actress one was fun.
I’d have to go with the much discussed 1982 group:
Teri Garr (Tootsie)— just perfectly funny and touching too.
Glenn Close (Garp)—first film! Unique performance of an unusual character.
Kim Stanley (Frances)-great
Lesly Ann Warren–funny but most startling since she had never done anything like this kind of character
and Jessica Lange—yes it is a makeup for not getting lead but she really is quite good in the film. She brings a complicated sadness to the film and her hurt and anger are palpable in the final scene when she sees Hoffman on the street. Even without Frances I think this is ok as an Oscar winning role.June 28, 2018 at 6:15 am #1202575441
A few to choose from:
1939: de Havilland, Fitzgerald, McDaniel, Oliver, Ouspenskaya
1956: Dunnock, Heckart, McCambridge, McCormack, Malone
1962: Badham, Duke, Knight, Lansbury, Ritter
1992: Davis, Plowright, Rredgrave, Richardson, Tomei
If pressed for the best, I’d go with 1939.June 28, 2018 at 6:51 am #1202575457
Some years that I appreciated:
1972: Berlin, Heckart, Page, Tyrell, and Winters
1978: Cannon, Milford, Smith, Stapleton, and Streep
1982: Close, Garr, Lange, Stanley, and Warren
1988: Cusack, (Geena) Davis, McDormand, Pfeiffer, and Weaver
1992: (Judy) Davis, Plowright, Redgrave, Richardson, and Tomei
1995: Allen, Quinlan, Sorvino, Winningham, and Winslet
2001: Connelly, Mirren, Smith, Tomei, and Winslet
2005: Adams, Keener, McDormand, Weisz, and WilliamsJune 28, 2018 at 7:00 am #1202575462
I’m partial to 1951:
Joan Blondell, The Blue Veil
Mildred Dunnock, Death of a Salesman
Lee Grant, Detective Story
Kim Hunter, A Streetcar Named Desire
Thelma Ritter, The Mating Season
THE OSCAR 100 (#45-41): Robert Duvall, William Holden, Marlon Brando, Barbra Streisand and Whoopi GoldbergJune 28, 2018 at 9:24 am #1202575565
My top 10:
10)1948* (One performance here doesn’t belong here at all in my opinion but the rest are AMAZING)June 28, 2018 at 10:30 am #1202575639
1992 and 2007June 28, 2018 at 11:15 am #1202575676
2007June 28, 2018 at 11:34 am #1202575682
From the previously mentioned years I like 1978, 1988 and 2001 the most, plus 2008 was notable as well. Haven’t seen Tom and Viv but I also like the 1994 lineup.June 28, 2018 at 11:56 am #1202575697
The all-time best is hard for me to decide, but of this decade, I like best the 2013 lineup of Sally Hawkins, Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong’o, Julia Roberts and June Squibb.June 28, 2018 at 1:13 pm #1202575739
1950: Emerson, Hull (W), Holm, Olson, Ritter
1967: Channing, Natwick, Parsons (W), Richards, Ross
1978: Cannon, Milford, Smith (W), Stapleton, Streep
1988: Cusack, G. Davis (W), McDormand, Pfeiffer, S. Weaver
1994: Harris, Mirren, Thurman, Tilly, Wiest (W)
2002: Bates, Moore, Queen L., Streep, Zeta-Jones (W)
2007: Blanchett, Dee, Ronan, Ryan, Swinton (W)
2010: Adams, Bonham Carter, Leo (W), Steinfeld, J. WeaverJune 28, 2018 at 1:47 pm #1202575760
Jeannie Berlin, The Heartbreak Kid
Eileen Heckart, Butterflies are Free****
Geraldine Page, Pete n Tillie (my choice)
Susan Tyrell, Fat City
Shelley Winters, The Poseidon Adventure
All were great and any one would have been a deserving winner.June 28, 2018 at 7:16 pm #1202575984
I agree 1972 and 1978 are excellent years.
1981 is good too.
Melinda Dillon is very touching.
Jane Fonda is a little tense but the performance works what with the whole back story of working with her actual father.
Joan Hackett gets all the humor and vanity of the character.
Elizabeth McGovern makes the character nicely goofy when in other movies and the musical she is just sort of a beauty.
and Maureen Stapleton is just phenomenal in Reds.
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