Monday, November 30, 2009

My top 10 Best Supporting Actress winners (as of now)

Note:I'm in the process of seeing most of the Best Actress winners so I can do a ranking like Sage (Again,thank you SO much for sending me the links for most of the Best Actress winners that I haven't seen yet!)did and what Fritz is doing right now,but I'l probably not do a Best Supporting Actress ranking anytime soon,so just enjoy this for now. Also,this list is different from the list that I originally had in mind and posted a while ago,both in new performances being added and others being taken out and the descending order.10.Marisa Tomei in My Cousin Vinny: A terrific comic performance which is incredibly enjoyable. 9: Beatrice Straight in Network:In only 6 minutes of screen time,Straight is absolutely unforgettable. 8. Cloris Leachman in The Last Picture Show:Heartbreaking,powerful,and subtle portrayal. 7. Sandy Dennis in Who's Afraid Of Virginia Wolf?:The transformation that Dennis goes through in this film is mesmerizing to watch. 6. Rachel Weisz in The Constant Gardener:Brilliant performance. Enough said! 5. Eileen Heckart in Butterflies Are Free:Heckart is just wonderful in this and becomes the center of the film. 4. Diane Wiest in Hannah And Her Sisters:I just LOVE,LOVE,LOVE,this performance and movie. 3. Catherine Zeta-Jones in Chicago:The most hated performance that is in my top ten. But I was blown away by her. 2. Angelina Jolie in Girl Interupted: An incredible performance which dominates the entire film. And #1. Shirley Jones in Elmer Gantry:When I first watched the video "My favorite Supporting Actress winners" that Sage posted on Youtube,Jones's clip struck a chord in me. After seeing Elmer Gantry last night,I was amazed by Jones. She delivers a stunning performance which I loved from her first scene to her last. So tell me,who are your favorites? Which of my choices do you like or dislike?

11 comments:

Sage Slowdive said...

Well, you'll be pleased by my top 20 ;D

Fritz said...

I have Sany Dennis and Cloris Leachman in my Top 10, as well!

Twister said...

I'm with you on Tomei and Dennis, but Jones and Jolie are in my opinion two of the worst winners of all time.

It's all Chloe, baby.

joe burns said...

Sage:That's good to know.
Fritz: Glad to see some fellow love for Cloris Leachman
Twister: Well,I know that you hated Jones and Jolie,but I loved both of them. But I really liked Sevigny too!

Tom said...

Did you see "Harvey"?

joe burns said...

No,I haven't seen it in it's entirety yet.

Sage Slowdive said...

Shirley Jones is not one of the worst winners. Most people seem to hate her because she beat Janet Leigh in Psycho, but it certainly one of the wisest things the Oscars have ever done.

Tom said...

Probably one of the worst winners is Lee Grant in Shmapoo. But Sage loves it, apparently (maybe the movie more than performance - 10 minutes). lol

joe burns said...

Sage: I agree. I really don't understand the hate.
Tom: I watched Grant's performance on youtube and I liked it,but I think that I need to see the entire film to say that her performance was win worthy. But I found her entertaining.

joe burns said...

I have a question for you Sage. Was Janet Leigh's role in Psycho a leading role? I have only seen the film in bit and pieces. I'm asking because a lot of people seem to think that she's leading.

Sage Slowdive said...

Lee Grant has 20 minutes on screen, but people can't look deep enough into it to see she was worthy.

Janet Leigh completely controls the first half of Psycho, so yeah, she probably was leading.