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September 9, 2020 at 7:22 am #1203694699
1. Sissy Spacek
2. Ellen Burstyn
3. Gena Rowlands
4. Goldie Hawn
5. Mary Tyler Moore (a recent second viewing did not change general dislike of this performance or the film).
My own personal choice:
1. Sissy Spacek (Coal Miner’s Daughter)
2. Theresa Russell (Bad Timing)
3. Susan Sarandon (Atlantic City)
4. Shelley Duvall (The Shining)
5. Ellen Burstyn (Resurrection)
Coal Miner’s Daughter is the gold standard for musical bio-pics. As Carice said above only Jessica Lange has come close. I can’t think of another since Sweet Dreams that rises to the level of these two films or performances.September 9, 2020 at 7:15 am #1203694683
All of them have given a couple of great performances over the year but they all have delivered some real turkeys. I’ll pass.September 7, 2020 at 6:51 am #1203690623
Is “Bacurau” eligible to be submitted this year by Brazil? I have heard a lot of buzz about that film.
Also if “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” was submitted this year it would have a chance at not only International film but some above the line nominations.
Bacurau is not eligible as it was released in Brazil in August 2019.August 31, 2020 at 11:15 pm #1203679436
In this order:
Robert Downey Jr.
Harrison Ford (Honorary Oscar)August 29, 2020 at 11:53 pm #1203674591
Never heard of these. May take a look later.
Re: Winter of Our Dreams, Pennies From Heaven, Cutter’s Way & Eye of the Needle.
All those titles are worthy tracking down. Winter of our Dreams & Cutter’s Way are two of the most bleakest films ever made. Pennies From Heaven though a musical is also rather bleak – great stuff.
Bernadette Peters won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for her performance.August 29, 2020 at 11:51 pm #1203674589
Why do some people consider Atlantic City a 1980 release? It didn’t play in the US until 81 so that is what the Oscars go by.
(and Faye Dunaway should have been a nominee.)
Some of us go by first commercial release date anywhere in the world, some people go by imdb date and no doubt there are other reasons people make their choices to determine their respective year placements. Though Atlantic City didn’t play in the US until 1981 it opened in France, West Germany, Canada & Italy in 1980.
Faye’s work in Mommie Dearest would have been a great choice too.August 29, 2020 at 7:30 am #1203673301
Switzerland chose My Little Sister as it’s Oscar submission.
Gee, if that’s the best Switzerland could come up with it must have been slim pickings.August 29, 2020 at 12:03 am #1203673108
1. Susan Sarandon
2. Marsha Mason
3. Diane Keaton
4. Katharine Hepburn
5. Meryl Streep
My personal choices:
1. Sissy Spacek, Raggedy Man
2. Lisa Eichhorn, Cutter’s Way
3. Kate Nelligan, Eye of the Needle
4. Susan Anspach, Montengro or Pigs and Pearls
5. Marsha Mason, Only When I Laugh
**I have Susan Sarandon in Altantic City listed in 1980 selections. But if Atlantic City was a 1981 film she would be no. 1.August 27, 2020 at 7:57 am #1203669971
Sent mine off yesterday.
Thank you for the opportunity to participate in the poll.August 11, 2020 at 10:22 pm #1203641200
Denzel Washington not getting a single BAFTA nom in his career yet still winning 2 Oscars out of 9 noms
An interesting one. I note some people are claiming racism and that may very well be true to some degree. After all we don’t know the real personal views of voting members.
However, I think that ones of the primary reasons that Denzel Washington has failed to gain any BFTA nominations is that his Oscar nominated films don’t really resonate outside of the US, or more so Europe in general.
His action films over the years have been huge amongst all international audiences but films like Glory, Malcolm X, Hurricane, Fences simply held little interest to international viewers. Fences for a small intimate drama did excellent box office in the US (nearly $58 million) but died internationally (just under $7).Cry Freedom was nowhere near as popular in 1987/88 as expected, Roman J. Israel, Esq was barely released outside of the US and Training Day was seen as little more than an action thriller. A hit with audiences but a no-goer critical outside the US.
Even something accessible as Flight did much better in the US than in the rest of the world.
I do think the perception of Denzel Washington as being a great actor differs from within the US to outside of the US. He is held in high regard in the US but not near as much outside.August 9, 2020 at 3:36 am #1203635143
1. Kate (Lion)
2. Liz (Virgina Woolf)
5. Patricia (though it is supporting)
6. Julie C.
8. Julie A.
9. Kate (Guess)
10. Liz (Butterfield)July 25, 2020 at 3:24 am #1203601498
1. Peter Ustinov, Spartacus
2. Melvyn Douglas, Hud
3. Peter Ustinov, Topkapi
4. Gig Young, They Shoot Horses Don’t They?
5. Walter Matthau, The Fortune Cookie
6. Ed Begley, Sweet Bird of Youth
7. Jack Albertson, The Subject Was Roses
8. George Kennedy, Cool Hand Luke
9. Martin Balsam, A Thousand Clowns
10. George Chakiris, West Side Story