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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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    chrisanegron
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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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    Awardsfan1990
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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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    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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