Tuesday, October 6, 2009

My thoughts on my favorite Supporting Actress nominees part 2

Amy Adams in Junebug: Adams inhabits the soul of her character beautifully and is incredibly funny and entertaining. Olivia Dehavilland in Gone With The Wind: She's in GWTW for God sake! Enough said. Thelma Ritter in All About Eve: Incredibly brief screen time, but pitch perfect and totally memorable. Marisa Tomei in In The Bedroom: One of my favorite actresses works at the top of her game in this unjustly underrated film. Ellen Burstyn in The Last Picture Show: A great, impeccable performance in one of the best films of the 70's. Frances Mcdormand in Almost Famous: Hilarious warm, and wonderful. Kate Winslet in Iris: Vibrant and rewarding portrayal. Joan Allen in Nixon: In a muddled mess of a film, Allen comes through with a fierce, totally believable depiction of a woman who feels unloved and taken for granted by her husband. Note: I decided to add Allen on the list because I was obviously very impressed by her performance and I wanted to add one extra nominee. Please comment and tell me what you think!


Tom said...
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Tom said...

I loved Joan Allen's performance in the "The Crucible" much better. She should have won for this movie.

joe burns said...

She was great in The Crucible, but I liked her better in Nixon. Both are first-rate. Allen was also brilliant in The Upside Of The Anger. See that movie if you haven"t seen it.