Monday, December 28, 2009

All of my favorite Best Actress nominees

Since a few fellow bloggers have been doing this, I've decided to make my own complete list of all of my favorite Best Actress nominees.

1950: Bette Davis in All About Eve
1950: Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard
1950: Anne Baxter in All About Eve
1954: Judy Garland in A Star Is Born
1965: Julie Andrews in The Sound Of Music
1967: Anne Bancroft in The Graduate
1967: Faye Dunaway in Bonnie Clyde
1974: Faye Dunaway in Chinatown
1976: Sissy Spacek in Carrie
1978: Jill Clayburg in An Unmarried Woman
1983: Debra Winger in Terms Of Endearment
1985: Whoopi Goldberg in The Color Purple
1987: Holly Hunter in Broadcast News
1988: Glenn Close in Dangerous Liasons
1989: Michelle Pfeiffer in The Fabulous Baker Boys
1990: Angelica Huston in The Grifters
1991: Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon in Thelma And Louise
1994: Winona Ryder in Little Women
1995: Elisabeth Shue in Leaving Las Vegas
1996: Brenda Blethyn in Secrets And Lies
1997: Helena Bonham-Carter in The Wings Of The Dove
1997: Judi Dench in Mrs. Brown
1999: Annette Benning in American Beauty
2000: Ellen Burstyn in Requiem For A Dream
2000: Laura Linney in You Can Count On Me
2001: Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge
2001: Sissy Spacek in In The Bedroom
2002: Diane Lane in Unfaithful
2002: Julianne Moore in Far From Heaven
2004: Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
2005: Felicity Huffman in Transamerica
2006: Judi Dench in Notes On A Scandal
2006: Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada
2007: Laura Linney in The Savages
2007: Ellen Page in Juno
2008: Anne Hathaway in Rachel Getting Married
2008: Melissa Leo in Frozen River

10 comments:

Sage Slowdive said...

What about pre-1950?

dinasztie said...

Great list, I agree with most of them. :-)

joe burns said...

I guess I could add Joan Fontaine in Rebecca on here, but I don't think I've seen any nominees pre-1950 apart from that. Well, I did see Wendy Hiller in Pgymalion, but I can hardly remember her performance. What did you think of the list?

joe burns said...

Thanks Dinasztie!

Sage Slowdive said...

Great list! Only a few weird ones! :D

joe burns said...

I know that you didn't like Hathaway, Page, Kidman, and Huston. Are there any other ones that you don't like?

Sage Slowdive said...

Ryder.

joe burns said...

I kinda suspected that, since you said on Fritz's ranking for Jessica Lane that you disagree with Ryder winning the Oscar. Why didn't you like her?

Sage Slowdive said...

One of the most unatural actresses in history.

joe burns said...

I don't think she is supposed to be natural in Little Women. As I've said before, I felt that she was terrible in The Crucible and lacking in Girl Interupted, but she delivered a compelling, outstanding performance in Little Women, in my opinion.