July 2, 2013 at 5:29 pm #545224
Charlize Theron is one of if not the best Best Actress winner of all time.July 2, 2013 at 7:22 pm #545226
1. Charlize Theron
2. Naomi Watts
3. Samantha Morton
4. Diane Keaton
5. Keisha Castle HughesJuly 4, 2013 at 4:41 pm #545227
This is a great lineup…Morton gets my vote for a wonderfully understated piece of work in a wonderfully touching and real film.
5. Castle HughesAugust 5, 2013 at 4:57 am #545229This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.August 5, 2013 at 12:48 pm #545230
Some amazing performances in this line-up. Now a decade removed, I think I would still pick Charlize, but it’s close. In my opinion, every nominee would make for a great winner.August 15, 2013 at 4:35 am #545231
Far and away, Keaton.
Pretty bad line-up IMO. Patricia Clarkson in The Station Agent and Uma Thurman in Kill Bill should’ve been nominated.August 17, 2013 at 1:16 am #545232
I voted for Morton.
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Philip K Dick Blade RunnerMarch 10, 2015 at 5:44 am #545233
There really wasn’t much of a contest here. Charlize Theron surprised and wowed in this role and deserved all of the praise and acolades she received.
As for the rest:
Naomi Watts was definitely on that typical flashy, plate-smashing side that the Academy normally loves and I actually thought she was great in the role. It is a shame this was her first nomination as she should have been nominated and WON two years earlier for Mulholland Drive.
Samantha Morton was kind of a surprise nominee but one I was so happy to see happen. It was great and very lived-in performance…and I can still remember the hospital scene (which was not surprisingly used as her Oscar clip) with her crying/screaming “Why did you take the gate down?!”.
Keisha Castle-Hughes’ nomination kind of overshadowed the surprise of Morton because 1) they were campaigning her for Supporting just as they always do with child stars even though she WAS the lead no question…and not to mention, it still seemed like Nicole Kidman and even more so Evan Rachel Wood had more of a push to slip in. Frankly, I was happy Castle-Hughes got in but I think I would’ve been more happy had Evan Rachel Wood got in over her.
Diane Keaton was very good in Something’s Gotta Give. It was a great comeback role and nomination to be sure.
Of the snubbed nominees, Uma Thurman and Patricia Clarkson were both worthy to be considered.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”March 10, 2015 at 10:25 am #545234
I haven’t seen Keisha but the rest is a pretty meh line up.
Samantha Morton is the only one that gave an award worthy performance.
Charlize Theron is one of those cases that I hated the movie so much but can’t really remember how she did. She did it well but I don’t think it’s one of the greats in history for the category. I was far more impressed by Theron in North Country.
Watts is another one that was just in a terrible movie. I hated 21 Grams but Watts was one of the better parts of the movie but sometimes was overacting it seemed.
Keaton was lovely but it wasn’t a performance I would shout Oscar! with.
So yeah Morton won this pretty easy for me.
I agree Uma Thurman should have been hereMarch 11, 2015 at 9:58 am #545235
1. Charlize Theron
2. Samantha Morton
3. Diane Keaton
4. Keisha Castle-Hughes
5. Naomi WattsMarch 12, 2015 at 1:25 am #545236This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.March 12, 2015 at 9:44 am #545237
Theron. One of the greatest female performances ever captured on film. Anyone else winning that year would have been a laughable joke.March 12, 2015 at 2:32 pm #545238
5. WattsApril 9, 2021 at 8:41 am #1204188107
1) Naomi Watts in 21 Grams
2) Charlize Theron in Monster
3) Diane Keaton in Something’s Gotta Give
4) Samantha Morton in In America
5) Keisha Castle-Hughes in Whale Rider
It's about the chaotic editing in Moulin Rouge!
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