Monday, October 12, 2009
My thoughts on my favorite Best Actress nominees part 2
Judi Dench in Notes On A Scandal: Might very well be the best performance of Dench's career. Laura Linney in You Can Count On Me and The Savages: I really can't decide which performance is better. Is it Linney's beautifully nuanced work in You Can Count On Me or is it her bitingly funny, yet compassionate performance in The Savages? I really don't care. Both are great. Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind: Winslet's amazing performance is one of my all time favorites. Glenn Close in Dangerous Liasons: Absolutely brilliant. Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada: A performance which gets better and better with repeated viewings. Her best work this decade for me. Diane Lane in Unfaithful: A superb, subtle portrayal of an adulterous wife. Very complex and real and that train scene! Just wow. So that's all. But, believe me, I have a lot of favorite losing nominees, but these (and the performances from part 1) rank highest on my list. If you do comment, could tell me which ones you like or don't like? I'd really like to know.