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January 27, 2016 at 7:27 am #213190
Previous results of the Leading Ladies, voted by more than 80 voters:
Felicity Huffman losing to Reese
Meryl Streep, Gabourey Sidibe or
Carey Mulligan losing to Sandra Bullockâ•‘18%
Emmanuelle Riva or
Jessica Chastain losing to Jennifer Lawrenceâ•‘18%
Viola Davis losing to Meryl Streepâ•‘15%
Ellen Burstyn losing to Julia
Nicole Kidman losing to Halle
Julianne Moore losing to Nicole
Kate Winslet losing to Hilary
Judi Dench or Meryl Streep losing
to Helen Mirrenâ•‘2%
About this poll. This time it was even harder to choose the combos, but once again I was trying to follow the consensus.
I think people are fine by winners like Monique, Arquette, Swinton or Hathaway no matter that they have preferred others in those particular years.
I know I’m going to be called out for putting Lawrence in over anyone in that category, but it was Lupita’s and Jennifer’s fight, the rest had zero chance and no one was really rooting for them, but the two ladies. It was all about them in my opinion. My personal opinion is that NEITHER Lawrence or Lupita deserved to be nominated, let alone win an Oscar for their overrated performances.
I think people loved Bejo as well, but she was a fraud so I doubt anyone has rooted on her to win.
2010 was particulary hard to decide. Amy Adams was amazing, but no one really likes her here, so I went with HBC the possible runner-up and the fan favorite Weaver.
Discuss.January 27, 2016 at 7:36 am #213192
My ranking for the winners
1. Anne Hathaway
2. Cate Blanchett
3. Penelope Cruz
4. Tilda Swinton
6. Renée Zellweger
7. Melissa Leo
8. Rachel Weisz
9. Patricia Arquette
10. Catherine Zeta-Jones
11. Octavia Spencer
12. Lupita Nyong’o
13. Jennifer Hudson
N/S Marcia Gay Harden.
3rd – Melissa McCarthy’s losing is just very annoying as she gave an amazingly funny performance and she should have won over Spencer. Both McCarthy and Byrne should have been nominated in “Bridesmaids”.
2nd – Julianne Moore’s in “The Hours” performance is one of my favs ever, so seeing ‘singing-dancing-lookinghot’ CZJ winning over her is very sad.
1st – But the fact that people like Jennifer Hudson has an Oscar is the most annoying thing ever. Rinko Kikuchi, Adriana Barraza, Cate Blanchett (fraud, though) and hell even Abigail Breslin have deserved it better. So my vote goes to the worst ever winner in this category, Jennifer Hudson.January 27, 2016 at 7:40 am #213193
Yeah Lawrence losing to Nyongo was really sad to meJanuary 27, 2016 at 8:04 am #213194
As much as I love Moore in Far From Heaven, I dislike her actor-y work in The Hours. But Meryl was snubbed big time in Adaptation. And ironically, I hated her in The Hours.January 27, 2016 at 8:06 am #213195
Chastain and McCarthy losing to Octavia Spencer. Just…why? Other than crapping in a pie and giving sassy eye rolls, what did Spencer do to warrant a win?January 27, 2016 at 8:08 am #213196
I actually have an issue with Blanchett’s win. It was a make-up win and Madsen gave a performance I love. I doubt she’ll ever be that good again.
Marcia Gay Harden was borderline lead, yes, but she was a performance too good for voters to ignore. Probably the best of the last 15 years. Kate Hudson wasn’t even close.
Amy Adams was my favorite in 2012.
She was my favorite in 2005 as well.
Zellweger, Nyong’o and Hathaway are the worst winners. I don’t know why Hathaway won for this. I didn’t know in 2012, I still don’t. She was laughably bad and it’s not even her fault. Blame it on Hooper!!!!January 27, 2016 at 8:16 am #213197
2000 – Marcia Gay Harden (runner-up: McDormand; should have been nominated – Elaine May)
2001 – Kate Winslet — this is my favorite performance by Winslet ever! She should have won for this and this should have been her sole Oscar win until now (runner-up: Mirren)
2002 – Meryl by a mile, the performance is a gem (where is Patricia Clarkson?!)
2003 – Shohrerh Aghdashloo
2004 – Virginia Madsen (runner-up: Blanchett)
2005 – Amy Adams (runner-up: Willams, but BELLO was the best, the best!)
2006 – Hudson’s win was a joke, Blanchett was LEAD, so Kikuchi
2007 – Swinton (yay, we agree, Oscar!)
2008 – Tomei, but I’m fine with Cruz
2009 – Mo’Nique
2010 – JACKI WEAVER! But where was OLIVIA WILLIAMS?
2011 – McTeer, but I’m fine with Chastain
2012 – Amy Adams!
2013 – Sally Hawkins
2014 – Arquette was okJanuary 27, 2016 at 8:18 am #213198
I think we disagree a lot. I think Hathaway is one of the best winners, and I loved Blanchett’s win as well. Madsen did nothing Oscar-worthy in “Sideways” and I would have nominated Sandra Oh instead.
I think without any proper precursors, Marcia’s win was dead-weak. Hudsom came very close, but even Walters.
🙂 Zooey, we never agree lol but I like your spirit.January 27, 2016 at 8:24 am #213199
I agree with all the Academy’s picks except 2010. Amy Adams stole the show in The Fighter. I barely remember Melissa Leo’s role.January 27, 2016 at 8:25 am #213200
Amy Ryan losing to Tilda Swinton. I’m happy Swinton has an Oscar but for Michael Clayton? Why?January 27, 2016 at 8:26 am #213201
If I would have a vote and I would have to decide among the actual Oscar nominees…
2014 – Keira Knightley in The Imitation Game
2013 – Sally Hawkins in Blue Jasmine
2012 – Anne Hathaway in Les Misérables
2011 – Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids
2010 – Amy Adams in The Fighter
2009 – Monique in Precious
2008 – Penélope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona
2007 – Tilda Swinton in Michael Clayton
2006 – Rinko Kikuchi in Babel
2005 – Amy Adams in Junebug (Williams is incredibly close)
2004 – Cate Blanchett in The Aviator
2003 – Renée Zellweger in Cold Mountain (I like how over the top she was)
2002 – Julianne Moore in The Hours
2001 – Maggie Smith in Gosford Park
2000 – Julie Walters in Billy Eliott (Judi Dench is close)
I love all Bejo, Roberts and Blanchett but I don’t support frauds.January 27, 2016 at 8:29 am #213202
I think Tilda was amazing in “Michael Clayton”. I like Ruby Dee in “American Gangster”, but not for an Oscar win. I don’t like Blanchett in “I’m Not There” or Ryan in “Gone Baby Gone”. I think Saoirse is amazing in “Atonement”, but Tilda is a bit better so she’s easily my choice.January 27, 2016 at 10:50 am #213203
’00: Marcia Gay Harden
’01: Helen Mirren
’02: Kathy Bates
’03: Shohreh Aghdashloo (my vote here)
’04: Virginia Madsen
’05: Rachel Weisz
’06: Cate Blanchett
’07: Tilda Swinton
’08: Taraji P. Henson
’09: Anna Kendrick
’10: Melissa Leo
’11: Janet McTeer
’12: Helen Hunt
’13: June Squibb
’14: Laura Dern
’15: Rooney MaraJanuary 27, 2016 at 11:49 am #213204
Chastain and McCarthy losing to Octavia Spencer. Just…why? Other than crapping in a pie and giving sassy eye rolls, what did Spencer do to warrant a win?
And let’s be honest, here. All she did was TALK about shitting in a pie. She didn’t even shit on screen!January 27, 2016 at 1:25 pm #213206
Well, McCarthy and Chastain were funnier for sure, and we all know why Spencer got this over them. It’s all about the politics. You play a maid, you play a slave, you win the Oscar. Easy. And it’s so disrespectful for black actors. And for minorities overall. They deserve better roles.
I don’t “really” hate her Oscar, because at least she’s doing better work than ever on screen. Aside of her pretty mediocore job in “Fruitvale Station” (for which Melonie Diaz is among my personal nominees that year) I enjoyed her in most films. “Snowpiercer” the most. And I like her personality, it’s just she wasn’t the best that particular year.
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