February 16, 2021 at 5:32 pm #1204045352
Kim Basinger (L.A Confidential)
Angelina Jolie (Girl, Interrupted)
Juliette Binoche (The English Patient)
Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)
Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite)
Meryl Streep (Kramer Vs. Kramer)
Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King)
Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
Viola Davis (Fences)
Meryl Streep is a great actress. But she shouldn’t won that Oscar for best supporting actress. She played a wife who not only left her husband, but she also abandoned her son as well. And Viola Davis role isn’t considered a supporting role. It was a leading role.February 16, 2021 at 5:40 pm #1204045372
Meryl Streep is a great actress. But she shouldn’t won that Oscar for best supporting actress. She played a wife who not only left her husband, but she also abandoned her son as well. And Viola Davis role isn’t considered a supporting role. It was a leading role.
Um, regarding Streep. You not liking the role doesn’t mean she was not good.February 16, 2021 at 9:50 pm #1204045649
The ’70s was full of peculiar choices (Eckhart in Butterflies Are Free, Bergman in Murder on the Orient Express) but Helen Hayes in Airport takes the cake. The year wasn’t so bad that the category needed two Airport actresses nominated. It is so bad.
I think Helen Hayes’ performance was very popular with the public. I read her bio and she said she got lots of attention for the role and people often told her they really enjoyed it.
It does add a nice comic touch to the film and she is part of the key scene with the hijacker which is very tense and well done. Dean Martin is actually pretty great in that part.
Maureen Stapleton though is heartbreaking in the final scene.
Hayes’ win doesn’t bother me though. It even started a trend. All those 70s disaster films had old women in the cast in scene stealing roles.February 17, 2021 at 6:31 am #1204046156
MARISA TOMEI (My Cousin Vinny – 1992)
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My Top 10 Worst Winners:
1: Jennifer Hudson – “Dreamgirls” (2006)
She CANNOT act. Like at all. I’m really dreading whatever buzz she’s going to get for “Respect”. And may not be able to live through another season if she starts sweeping awards next year.
2: Geena Davis – “The Accidental Tourist” (1988)
I LOVE Geena Davis. And I’m happy she has an Oscar. But the competition this year was just way too strong to justify her winning for this role. Sigourney Weaver and Joan Cusack in “Working Girl” are both operating at career bests IMO. And this would’ve been an easy and justifiable win for Michelle Pfeifer in “Dangerous Liasons”. And even though Frances McDormand would go on to add two additional Oscars to her mantle (possible third for Best Picture coming soon), I would not have snubbed my nose if they chose to give it to her for “Mississippi Burning”. Davis was the weakest in the category.
3: Ingrid Bergman – “Murder on the Orient Express” (1974)
I mean, it’s not like the Academy owed her a third Oscar. She already had two at this point. So this win really baffles me. I guess they really liked the movie, and wanted to give a major win somewhere. 1974 was filled with baffling acting choices. Art Carney. Ellen Burstyn. And this.
4: Renee Zellweger – “Cold Mountain” (2003)
This is an OBVIOUS make-up Oscar orchestrated by Weinstein. She came SO close to winning for “Chicago” the year before. This was the industry’s way of saying “we’re sorry we couldn’t give it to you for the performance you actually earned it for. But here’s a bone. Just like last year’s win was “sorry we made fun of your face.”
5: Mira Sorvino – “Mighty Aphrodite” (1995)
Not against this competition! Joan Allen in “Nixon”. Mare Winningham in “Georgia”. Kate FUCKING Winslet in “Sense and Sensibility”. Even Kathleen Quinlan was better in “Apollo 13” (watch that scene where they say goodbye from across the road, she’s magnificent!). The Sorvino win is just baffling on all levels. But she had the Weinstein machine on her side that year. And was the daughter of a well-liked character actor. But god does this win not age well at all.
6: Kim Basinger – “LA Confidential” (1997)
It’s really a nothing role. My only theory for this win is that the critics really loved “LA Confidential” and pushed it hard as the arthouse alternative to the big bad juggernaut, “Titanic”. The Academy wanted to give it a few awards to save face and Screenplay wasn’t enough. Thus…Basinger.
7: Anne Hathaway – “Les Miserables” (2012)
Sally Field blew it out of the water in “Lincoln”. Helen Hunt made a remarkable comeback in “The Sessions”. Amy Adams gave an understated but no less effecting performance in “The Master”. Hell, I would’ve even been ok if they gave Jackie Weaver a make-up award for not giving it to her for “Animal Kingdom”. But this shit was just so bland and vanilla. She’s been better.
8: Patty Duke – “The Miracle Worker” (1962)
Ok, before you jump all over me, I will admit that this is not a bad performance. It’s just that she beat Angela Lansbury in “The Manchurian Candidate” and I just cannot get over that.
9: Whoopi Goldberg – “Ghost” (1990)
I love me some Whoopi. But when you have Annette Benning in “The Grifters” going up against Lorraine Bracco in “Goodfellas” its hard to choose Whoopi Goldberg in “Ghost”. Breaks my heart. But those other two performances are just OUT OF THIS WORLD.
10: Alicia Vikander – “The Danish Girl” (2015)
She should’ve been nominated for “Ex Machina”. But even then, everyone in this line-up (save for Rachel McAdams) was giving a much better performance. My personal pick would’ve been Kate Winslet in “Steve Jobs”. But both Mara and Leigh would’ve been worthy winners.February 19, 2021 at 12:14 pm #1204050360
God, the more we talk about it, the Mira Sorvino gets worse by the day. It’s the supporting equivalent of Paltrow’s win!February 19, 2021 at 2:56 pm #1204050730
Whoopy deserved her win. The succès of a good acting relies on how memorable the performance is and whoopy is iconic in this role. You can rewatch her movie again and again you’ll always appreciate her appearance.
your list sucks
Alicia and Anne also deserved their winApril 16, 2021 at 9:39 am #1204203831
Laura Dern for Marriage Story. She had no business getting nominated in the first place. It was a lifetime achievement win. Her character was one-dimensional and wasn’t given enough to do.April 16, 2021 at 10:30 am #1204203960
Not multiple people here saying Viola… she’s one of the best winners in this category.April 16, 2021 at 11:32 am #1204204092
1. Cate Blanchett: Love her but her performance was a bad caricature of Kate Hepburn, razzie worthy.
2. Km Bassinger: The definition of a nothing performance, just a pretty face.
3. Alisson Janney: Shallow performance, not terrible but very SNL like.April 16, 2021 at 11:42 am #1204204112
Not some people mentioning Mira Sorvino and Marisa Tomei, no respect for comedic performances. They were a DELIGHT in their respective movies.
Not a big fan of Laura Dern’s win but at least she was a fun scene stealer in Mariage Story, which is more than you can say for some other winners. She doesn’t deserve to be among the worst or best, she’s in the middle ground.April 16, 2021 at 3:44 pm #1204204453
Tonya harding was always praising Allison janney’s portrayal of her mother, whereas she didn’t seem all that enthralled by Margot’s portrayal of her. I don’t get where this “Janney had no depth” notion is coming from when the actual person who grew up with her said she was perfect in the role.
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