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  • jasonface
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    1. Gena Rowlands, A Woman Under the Influence
    2. Ellen Burstyn, Requiem for a Dream
    3. Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
    4. Natalie Portman, Jackie
    5. Meryl Streep, Doubt

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    HotNerdLover
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    1. Whoopi Goldberg, The Color Purple

    2. Sissy Spacek, Carrie

    3. Nicole Kidman, Moulin Rouge

    4. Angela Bassett, What’s Love Got to Do with It

    5. Ellen Burstyn, Requiem for a Dream

     

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    Elazul
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    Counted the votes:

    1. Whoopi Goldberg – The Color Purple
    2. Bette Davis – All About Eve
    2. Meryl Streep – Doubt
    4. Glenn Close – Dangerous Liaisons
    4. Ellen Burstyn – Requiem of a Dream
    4. Viola Davis – The Help
    4. Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl

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    Gain
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    Of the ones I’ve seen (in chronological order):

    Barbara Stanwyck – Double Indemnity
    Celia Johnson – Brief Encounter
    Sissy Spacek – Carrie
    Ingrid Bergman – Autumn Sonata
    Emily Watson – Breaking the Waves

    HMs:
    Greta Garbo – Ninotchka
    Geraldine Page – Interiors
    Angela Bassett – What’s Love Got to Do with It
    Cate Blanchett – Elizabeth
    Imelda Staunton – Vera Drake
    Ruth Negga – Loving

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    Payam Kh
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    Emma Stone (The Help)
    Shirley MacLaine (Irma la Douce)
    Kate Winslet (Titanic)
    Audrey Tautou (Amélie)
    Björk (Dancer in the Dark)

    &:
    Emily Watson (Breaking the Waves)
    Renée Zellweger (Chicago)
    Julie Delpy (Before Sunrise)
    Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)
    Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird)
    Uma Thurman (Kill Bill: Vol. 1)
    Shirley MacLaine (The Apartment)
    Marilyn Monroe (Some Like It Hot)
    Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha)
    Janet Leigh (Psycho)

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    Baby Clyde
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    Bette Davis – The Little Foxes
    Katharine Hepburn – Summertime
    Whoopi Goldberg – The Color Purple
    Glenn Close – Dangerous Liasions
    Isabelle Huppert – Elle

    Honorable Mentions

    Katharine Hepburn – Long Day’s Journey into Night
    Gena Rowlands – A Woman Under the Influence
    Jessica Lange – Frances
    Emily Watson – Breaking the Waves
    Sally Hawkins – The Shape of Water

    Great choices. Mine are very similar…………..

    Gloria Swanson – Sunset Boulevard
    Katherine Hepburn – Summertime
    Edith Evans – The Whisperers
    Gena Rowlands – A Woman Under The Influence
    Emily Watson – Breaking The Waves
    Emmanuelle Riva – Amour

    (There’s 6 here but can’t drop another one of these masterclasses)

    Honorable Mentions

    May Robson – Lady For A Day
    Katherine Hepburn – Alice Adams
    Irene Dunne – The Awful Truth
    Susan Hayward – Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman
    Elizabeth Taylor – Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
    Elizabeth Taylor – Suddenly Last Summer
    Bette Davis – Whatever Happened To Baby Jane
    Ingrid Bergman – Autumn Sonata
    Whoopi Goldberg – The Color Purple
    Glenn Close – Dangerous Liasons
    Meryl Streep – A Cry In The Dark
    Joanne Woodward – Mr & Mrs Bridge
    Ruth Negga – Loving

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    O´Hara
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    1-Bette Davis-What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?

    2-Jessica Lange-Frances

    3-Anne Baxter-All About Eve

    4-Bette Davis-Dark Victory

    5-Gloria Swanson-Sunset Boulevard

    Honorable mentions:

    .Bette Davis-All About Eve

    .Natalie Portman-Jackie

    .Annette Bening-American Beauty

    .Meryl Streep-The Devil Wears Prada

    .Ellen Burstyn-Requiem For a Dream

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    lovelylovely
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    1. Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
    2. Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    3. Natalie Wood, Splendor in the Grass
    4. Natalie Portman, Jackie
    5. Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

    HMs-
    Joan Fontaine, Rebecca
    Judy Garland, A Star is Born
    Ellen Burstyn, Requiem for a Dream
    Audrey Hepburn, The Nun’s Story
    Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s
    Julie Andrews, The Sound of Music
    Gena Rowlands, A Woman Under the Influence
    Gloria Swanson, Sunset Boulevard
    Anne Baxter, All About Eve
    Sissy Spacek, Carrie
    Janet Gaynor, A Star is Born

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    Chris N
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    1. Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
    2. Whoopi Goldberg, The Color Purple
    3. Glenn Close, Fatal Attraction
    4. Natalie Portman, Jackie
    5. Viola Davis, The Help

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    alexkevin
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    Penelope Cruz – Bandidas

    Kate Winslet – Titanic

    Emma Watson – Beauty and the Beast

    Jennifer Lawrence – Passengers

    Jennifer Aniston – The Bounty Hunter

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    TheRedBoy
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    Top 5
    Bette Davis – All About Eve
    Whoopi Goldberg – The Color Purple
    Cate Blanchett – Elizabeth
    Gloria Swanson – Sunset Boulevard
    Bette Davis – What Ever Happened to Baby Jane

    Top 10
    Viola Davis – The Help
    Emma Thompson – Sense & Sensibility
    Julianne Moore – Far From Heaven
    Shirley MacLaine – The Apartment
    Faye Dunaway – Chinatown

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    And my top 5 non-winning Lead Actress performances from actresses who never won an Oscar at all:

    Gloria Swanson – Sunset Boulevard
    Annette Bening – The Kids Are All Right
    Glenn Close – Dangerous Liaisons
    Isabelle Huppert – Elle
    Sally Hawkins – The Shape of Water

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    Alex Meyer
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    1. Bette Davis—All About Eve
    2. Viola Davis—The Help
    3. Jessica Chastain—Zero Dark Thirty
    4. Kate Winslet—Titanic
    5. Anne Bancroft—The Graduate

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    VeraDoyle
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    Top 5:
    1. Kate Winslet, Titanic
    2. Bette Davis, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
    3. Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal
    4. Isabelle Huppert, Elle
    5. Felicity Huffman, Transamerica

    Honorable mentions (in no particular order): Bette Davis (All About Eve), Meryl Streep (A Cry in the Dark & Julie and Julia), Carey Mulligan (An Education), Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn), Sigourney Weaver (Aliens & Gorillas in the Mist), Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), Judi Dench (Philomena), Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole), Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married), Melissa Leo (Frozen), Laura Linney (The Savages), Kate Winslet (Little Children), Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake), Annette Bening (Being Julia & American Beauty), Diane Keaton (Something’s Gotta Give), Renée Zellweger (Bridget Jones’s Diary), Winona Ryder (Little Women), Geena Davis & Susan Sarandon (Thelma & Louise), Ellen Burstyn (The Exorcist & Requiem for a Dream), Julie Andrews (The Sound of Music).

    Not nominated: Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween), Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue Is the Warmest Color), Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks), Sandra Hüller (Toni Erdmann), Barbara Stanwyck (Titanic), Joan Crawford (What Ever Happened to Baby Jane), Shelley DuVall (The Shining), Jennifer Lawrence (Mother!), Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread), Sally Hawkins (Maudie & Happy Go Lucky), Sally Field (Hello, My Name Is Doris), Lily Tomlin (Grandma), Pam Grier (Jackie Brown), Uma Thurman (Kill Bill Volume 1.), Charlize Theron (Young Adult), Emma Stone (Easy A), Alison Lohman (Drag Me to Hell), Sohreh Aghdashloo (The Stoning of Soraya M.), Ingrid Bergman (Casablanca), Elisabeth Moss (Queen of Earth), Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin & The Deep End), Toni Collette (Muriel’s Wedding & In Her Shoes & Japanese Story), Kathy Bates (Dolores Claiborne).

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    Entertain-me
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    Top 5 Winners:
    1. Vivien Leigh, A Streetcar Named Desire
    2. Elizabeth Taylor, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    3. Jodie Foster, The Silence of the Lambs
    4. Shirley MacLaine, Terms of Endearment
    5. Jane Fonda, Klute

    Bottom 5 Winners:
    1. Elizabeth Taylor, Butterfield 8
    2. Halle Berry, Monster’s Ball
    3. Jessica Lange, Blue Sky
    4. Glenda Jackson, A Touch of Class
    5. Grace Kelly, The Country Girl

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