Saturday, September 26, 2009

Performances (and films) robbed of oscars in no order

1. Kate Winslet as Clementine Kruczynski in Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind: One of my all time favorite actresses gives her best performance to date in this amazing movie. True, she had played roles with the same outline as this before, but never had she done it with so many layers and she had never mesmerized the screen like she does here. She lost to Hilary Swank's good, if hardly spectacular work in Million Dollar Baby. 2. Julianne Moore as Cathy Whitaker in Far From Heaven: A heartbreaking, beautifully developed portrayal of a woman whose world slowly crumbles around her. The fact that she lost is incredibly saddening. 3.Jack Nicholson as Warren Schmdit in About Schmidt: Adrien Brody was good, but Nicholson was superb. 4. Holly Hunter as Melanie Freeland in Thirteen: A powerful, totally realistic performance. Renee Zellweger won instead as consolation for her loss's for Chicago and Bridget Jones's Diary. 5. In The Bedroom: A richly nuanced film about a family being ripped apart by a tragedy. It lost to AWFUL A Beautiful Mind. I'll post more soon. Please comment!


Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

1. Kate was second to Bening for me.
2. Well you know I was gunning for Nic.
3. Jack was second to DDL for me
4. Marcia Gay Harden vs Particia Clarkson

Whew. Memories.

joe burns said...

I didn't Gangs Of New York. These are all honorable choices. Just different opinions I guess. Could you post your list?

Danny King said...

I really loved In the Bedroom. It's a smart film with terrific performances across the board. Definitely a more powerful film than A Beautiful Mind in my opinion.

joe burns said...

Thanks for commenting and agreeing with me about In The Bedroom. What do you think about some of my other choices?