September 28, 2020 at 10:33 pm #1203740575
I did this for the film section. Now, lets have the discussion for female TV character roles. Which female roles do you consider to be the most iconic ever? Here are my top 10 (thus far):
1. Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball) – I love Lucy
2. Jessica Fletcher (Angela Lansbury) – Murder, She Wrote
3. Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) – X-Files
4. The Ladies of “The Golden Girls”
5. Carla Tortelli (Rhea Perlman) – Cheers
6. The Ladies of “Friends”
7. Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) – Game of Thrones
8. Xena (Lucy Lawless) – Xena: Warrior Princess
9. Roseanne Conner (Roseanne Barr) – Roseanne
10. Samantha Stephens (Elizabeth Montgomery) – Bewitched
This was from the top of the head. I know there will be changes, but I would love to see who everyone else would put. I was close to adding Farrah Fawcett for Charlie’s Angels, although she was only on for 1 season.
September 29, 2020 at 12:20 am #1203740742
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The most complex, interesting, fascinating female character ever.
I love female characters so much more than male characters, so I could list like 100, but these two just stand out for me. Exceptional.
A Fervent Believer in the Church of Viola DavisSeptember 29, 2020 at 12:24 am #1203740744
Nobody is more iconic than Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen so Her.September 29, 2020 at 1:23 am #1203740778
Sue SylvesterSeptember 29, 2020 at 1:24 am #1203740782
The most complex, interesting, fascinating female character ever. Honorable mention: I love female characters so much more than male characters, so I could list like 100, but these two just stand out for me. Exceptional.
Your gifs are not working.September 29, 2020 at 1:27 am #1203740785
I don’t follow, lol…?
A Fervent Believer in the Church of Viola DavisSeptember 29, 2020 at 1:51 am #1203740797
I just want to float a suggestion.September 29, 2020 at 2:01 am #1203740804
These are the only two correct answers to this query :
FYC OSCARS : PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN IN ALL CATEGORIES (ESP. ACTRESS – Carey Mulligan AND ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY — EMERALD FENNELL), VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", ESSIE DAVIS FOR "BABYTEETH"September 29, 2020 at 2:54 am #1203740824
So many great female performances I don’t even know where to begin… but, this all depends on what you want “iconic” to mean.
For instance, critics (deservedly) praise Carrie Coon’s performance in The Leftovers as Nora as one of the greatest performances on TV in the past decade. There has also been critical acclaim for Tatiana Maslany on Orphan Black (she carried that show on her back) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge on Fleabag and Regina King in everything she does (we love to see it) and the list goes on for acclaimed performances. But, I wouldn’t say that the general public (aka a random person you asked on the streets) would necessarily be aware of those performances/shows.
Then, you also get famous and popular performances that actresses basically become known for. For instance, you can’t think of Buffy without Sarah Michelle Gellar, Daenerys Targaryen without Emilia Clarke, Olivia Pope without Kerry Washington, etc.
Basically, making a list is impossible and the answer to this question is that gif of Saoirse Ronan in Little Women going “Women!”September 29, 2020 at 4:01 am #1203740877
Definition of iconicSeptember 29, 2020 at 4:16 am #1203740888
Daenerys Targaryen is an iconic character but the role is eh.
The only female performance on that show that truly fits the bill is, imo, Cersei.
And since the question is asking for the most iconic female roles:
Best Director - Lee Isaac Chung (Minari), Darius Marder (Sound of Metal)
Lead Actor - Delroy Lindo (Da 5 Bloods), Mads Mikkelsen (Another Round), Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal)
Supporting Actor - Paul Raci (Sound of Metal)
Supporting Actress - Youn Yuh-jung (Minari)
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