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April 4, 2020 at 9:13 pm #1203410364
Do you think Lahti is a lead role? River Phoenix was one of those teen performances that got put into supporting when he was the lead.
I’m sure people know this was the goofy year where the Golden Globes had a three way tie (Foster, Weaver and Shirley Maclaine.) So Streep and Lahti were the only losers. Lahti said at least it wasn’t a four way tie.April 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm #1203410232
This is a really good year. One of the best for actresses. There was also Shirley MacLaine in Madame Souzatzka and Barbara Hershey in A World Apart.April 3, 2020 at 9:07 pm #1203409024
I don’t think Dern will be a big factor. She was already awarded for this role plus she just hauled in a whole bunch of awards this year. People will think she had her fair share of recognition for now.April 3, 2020 at 8:06 pm #1203408972
I think had she done the My Fair Lady movie she’d have easily have won. Her stage performance was supposed to be quite legendary and all the more reason why people were so mad that she didn’t get to recreate when other actors from the show did.
Amazing Audrey Hepburn didn’t even get a nomination when her film was sweeping so. (She was classy though in presenting Best Actor to Rex Harrison.)April 3, 2020 at 6:46 pm #1203408886
Julianne Moore in The Hand that Rocks the Cradle.April 3, 2020 at 6:36 pm #1203408869
I think she also won because the film was so popular and there were too many men giving good performances that they cancelled each other out. She was the only woman so easy to recognize.
Personally I never really got the acclaim she got. It was one of those performances some people raved about but I just never got it.April 3, 2020 at 3:27 pm #1203408673
I didn’t think it was a bad performance I was just wondering why she took a small role like that considering she’s Meryl.
I thought it was a nicely subtle performance in many ways. I wonder if she has been consciously looking for more subdued roles (The Post being an example) since she was starting to get flack for being too hammy in things like August: Osage County.April 2, 2020 at 10:13 pm #1203407434
I wonder why Meryl took the role in Big Little Lies 2
There really wasn’t much to it. Sort of seems strange that she’d take a supporting role on TV given her stature. (Maybe she wanted to work with Nicole again?)
I kept expecting a big Meryl moment.April 2, 2020 at 10:06 pm #1203407431
An odd category fraud (don’t think it was her idea) is Rosanna Arquette winning Best Supporting Actress BAFTA for Desperately Seeking Susan. She was clearly the lead.
BAFTAs used to be odd back then. Lots of strange wins. (I miss that!)April 2, 2020 at 8:34 pm #1203407344
Another from Network is Marlene Warfield who played the spokesperson for the terrorist group.April 1, 2020 at 7:29 pm #1203405757
Louise Fletcher won as lead. Never understood that.
That was the year that there were so few potential Best Actress nominees that some people felt they should eliminate the category. I guess the producers saw an opportunity and put her in lead and it worked.
The Academy actually did a good job finding some off beat and small films to nominate for Best Actress since there were none to really chose from in the big main stream films.March 31, 2020 at 7:13 pm #1203404013
Blanchett supposedly had a lot or her work left on the cutting room floor so she was even more of a lead initially. I think it was ok putting her in supporting.
She seems rather ambivalent about the film and the nomination from things I’ve read. She didn’t feel like her character’s story was told as completely as she wanted.March 30, 2020 at 7:25 pm #1203401982
I guess anyone could be one good role away. Look at Allison Janney. She didn’t even have much of a film career going but one good role got her the prize.March 29, 2020 at 6:45 pm #1203400289
I think all three of them were leads. Their impact was pretty similar story wise even if the screen time was different.
Kidman was pretty riveting and Streep had her moments too. Moore doesn’t remain in my memory as much since she has played so many similar roles.