Saturday, February 6, 2010

Best Actress winners of the 90's

10. Gwyneth Paltrow in Shakespeare In Love: 2/5 (Need to re-watch her performance though)

9. Kathy Bates in Misery: 2/5

8. Helen Hunt in As Good As It Gets: 3/5

7. Emma Thompson in Howard's End: 4/5

6. Frances Mcdormand in Fargo: 4, 5/5

5. Hilary Swank in Boys Don't Cry: 4,5/5

4. Jessica Lange in Blue Sky: 4, 5/5

3. Jodie Foster in The Silence Of The Lambs: 5/5

2. Holly Hunter in The Piano: 5/5

1. Susan Sarandon in Dead Man Walking: 5/5

So what do you think? Any winners ranked/rated too high or too low?


Anonymous said...

Surprised Bates is so low...McDormand is the weakest of the decade for me.

joe burns said...

As you know, I liked Mcdormand, but I'm looking forward to seeing Watson's performance, since she gets so much praise. Here's my thoughts on Bates: I don't think she was bad, but she went too over the top and came across as too campy. And, although I'm in the minority, what is so Oscar-worthy about it?

Anonymous said...

I think that's the good thing about it, and I thought she stayed where she needed too with the over the top character.

joe burns said...

Do you have a link to Breaking The Waves?

Anonymous said...


joe burns said...

How would you rank the Best Actress winners from the 40's?

Anonymous said...

10.Loretta Young
9. Joan Fontaine
8. Ginger Rogers
7. Olivia DeHavilland - Each His Own
6. Joan Crawford
5. Jane Wyman
4. Greer Garson
3. Ingrid Bergman
2. Jennifer Jones
1. Olivia DeHavilland - Heiress

joe burns said...

Interesting! How would you rank the Best Supporting Actress winners from the 2000's? And which do you think is the best decade for Best Supporting Actress?

Fritz said...

For fun my 40s:

10. Joan Fontaine, Suspicion

09. Loretta Young, The Farmer's Daughter

08. Joan Crawford, Mildred Pierce

07. Greer Garson, Mrs. Miniver

06. Jane Wyman, Johnny Belinda

05. Ginger Rogers, Kitty Foyle

04. Olivia de Havilland, To Each his Own

03. Ingrid Bergman, Gaslight

02. Olivia de Havilland, The Heiress

01. Jennifer Jones, The Song of Bernadette

Twister said...

Going back to Bates' performance, I can see what you are saying Joe.

Although she nicely balances the comedy and the horror of such a role, there are moments that feel off and maybe that could have been Reiners fault.

Maybe it's how Annie's written, but I wanted my sides and depths of her.

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

I like Gwyneth fine in Shakespeare in Love.

Billy Held An Oscar said...

I know everyone hates Paltrow and with good reason, I think. But for me, Helen Hunt is, without a doubt, one of the worst performances to ever garner an Oscar. I remember being so upset that Judi Dench lost for Mrs Brown.

Nigel Maruva Chikukwa said...

I adore Kathy Bates. Her southern twang never fails to entice me.

Anonymous said...

The 70s was amazing for supporting actress.

9. Jennifer Hudson
8. Renee Zellweger
7. Penelope Cruz
6. Catharine Zeta Jones
5. Cate Blanchett
4. Jennifer Connelly
3. Tilda Swinton
2. Rachel Weisz
1. Marcia Gay Harden

joe burns said...

Fritz: I'm looking forward to Jennifer Jones especially from the 40's Best Actress winners. I'll do the 40's once I finish the 70's. But I'm taking a break right now.

Twister: I think she did a good job in establishing her character, but it felt too campy for me. Glad to see someone else agrees!

Andrew: Well, I should see S.I.L again, so I'm not sure about this.

Nigel: Do agree with her win?

Sage: But Monique will be your number one if she wins right?

joe burns said...

Billy: I think that Hunt was nomination worthy, but I would have picked Carter. Dench was excellent too though. Probably would have won in any other year.

Anonymous said...

Helen Hunt deserved her nomination, just not the win.

Oh yeah, for Mo Mo.

Sara919 said...

Aww, I liked Kathy Bates. She scared the crap out of me in that movie, LOL!

My #1 would be Hilary Swank, though. There's a lot of performances on here that I haven't even seen!

joe burns said...

What performances haven't you seen yet?

Sara919 said...

I haven't seen Thompson's, Lange's, or Hunter's and it's been a very long time since I've seen Foster's or Sarandon's.

Nigel Maruva Chikukwa said...

Of Course I agree with Kathy Bates' win. That role needed her. I'm sure even Stephen King would concur.

joe burns said...

Sara919: I recommend you see The Piano first. Hunter is remarkable. I also recommend that you see Dead Man Walking again. Sarandon really blew me away.

Nigel: I agree that she's well cast, but it just didn't hit home for me.