Wednesday, February 10, 2010

My new favorite Best Actress nominees

This is pretty much the same list as I did two months ago, but I'm including my number ratings for each nominee. So, here we go:

1941: Bette Davis in The Little Foxes: 4,5/5
1950: Bette Davis in All About Eve: 5/5
1950: Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard: 5/5
1950: Anne Baxter in All About Eve: 4, 5/5
1954: Judy Garland in A Star Is Born: 5/5
1965: Julie Andrews in The Sound Of Music: 5/5
1967: Anne Bancroft in The Graduate: 5/5
1967: Faye Dunaway in Bonnie And Clyde: 4,5/5
1968: Patricia Neal in The Subject Was Roses: 4,5/5
1974: Faye Dunaway in Chinatown: 4/5
1976: Sissy Spacek in Carrie: 4,5/5
1977: Marsha Mason in The Goodbye Girl: 4/5
1978: Jill Clayburgh in An Unmarried Woman: 5/5
1983: Debra Winger in Terms Of Endearment: 5/5
1985: Whoopi Goldberg in The Color Purple: 4, 5/5
1987: Holly Hunter in Broadcast News: 4,5/5
1988: Glenn Close in Dangerous Liasons: 4,5/5
1989: Michelle Pfeiffer in The Fabulous Baker Boys: 3, 5/5
1990: Angelica Huston in The Grifters: 4/5
1991: Geena Davis in Thelma And Louise: 5/5
1991: Susan Sarandon in Thelma And Louise: 5/5
1994: Winona Ryder in Little Women: 4/5
1995: Elisabeth Shue in Leaving Las Vegas: 5/5
1996: Emily Watson in Breaking The Waves: 5/5
1996: Brenda Blethyn in Secrets And Lies: 4,5/5
1997: Helena Bonham-Carter in The Wings Of The Dove: 4,5/5
1997: Judi Dench in Mrs. Brown: 4/5
1997: Kate Winslet in Titanic: 3, 5/5
1998: Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth: 4,5/5
1999: Annette Benning in American Beauty: 4,5/5
2000: Ellen Burstyn in Requiem For A Dream: 4,5/5
2000: Laura Linney in You Can Count On Me: 4,5/5
2001: Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge: 4,5/5
2001: Sissy Spacek in In The Bedroom: 4,5/5
2001: Renee Zellweger in Bridget's Jones's Diary: 4/5
2002: Julianne Moore in Far From Heaven: 5/5
2002: Diane Lane in Unfaithful: 4,5/5
2002: Renee Zellweger in Chicago: 4/5
2004: Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind: 5/5
2004: Imelda Staunton in Vera Drake: 4,5/5
2005: Felicity Huffman in Transamerica: 5/5
2006: Judi Dench in Notes On A Scandal: 5/5
2006: Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada: 5/5
2006: Kate Winslet in Little Children: 5/5
2006: Penelope Cruz in Volver: 5/5
2007: Ellen Page in Juno: 5/5
2007: Laura Linney in The Savages: 4,5/5
2008: Anne Hathaway in Rachel Getting Married: 5/5
2008: Melissa Leo in Frozen River: 4,5/5

I will update this page as I see more Best Actress films. Your thoughts? Any ones you like that you see? Don't like? Any nominees you want to see on here?


Anonymous said...

GREAT list! Even though you haven't seen them all, you have the majority of the fantastic ones here already lol.

Impiltdownman said...

1948: Olivia de Havilland in The Snake Pit

joe burns said...

Sage: Thanks!

Impiltdownman: Haven't seen it yet.

Anonymous said...

You didn't like Julie Christie in 07, right?

joe burns said...

No, I liked her. Probably gets a three star rating for me. I just said that comment on your 2008 Best Actress ranking about her because I think she is borderline supporting, but probably a co-lead.

Anonymous said...

How many supporting winners do you need to see?

joe burns said...

Oh, a lot.

Twister said...

Have you seen Stockard Channing in Six Degrees of Separation?

She's incredible.

joe burns said...

Not yet.