Monday, April 5, 2010

Best Supporting Actress 2005


1. Rachel Weisz as Tessa Quayle in The Constant Gardener: Weisz is just so great in this film! She's sad, radiant, and her presence really drives the whole film! One of the best decisions that the Academy has made.

2. Amy Adams as Ashley Johnsten in Junebug: If only there had been a tie! Adams is fantastic as Ashley, she is funny and has terrific presense, but adds layers of sadness to her character. Wonderful!

3. Michelle Williams as Alma Beers Del Mar in Brokeback Mountain: I've seen this film in bits and pieces, so I'm not sure if this rating will stay the same, but I thought that Williams was heartbreaking and very effective as Alma. She and Ledger work very well together.

4. Frances McDormand as Glory Dodge in North Country: McDormand's role in North Country is a stock role, but she does the best she can with it and both she and Theron help keep North Country from being a terrible film. Grade: two and a half stars (I don't have the star image).

5. Catherine Keener as Harper Lee in Capote: Keener is just okay as Harper Lee, but she has nothing to do except for being supportive to Phiilip Seymour Hoffman. Some good moments, but unimpressive.
What do you think of this lineup? Are you in the Amy Adams fanclub? Who is your pick?

33 comments:

dinasztie said...

Weisz is also my pick. She was great. And Williams was also amazing IMO.

Twister said...

Weisz is a great winner!

Beautiful, ethereal, and haunting.

She was the only good thing in that drag of a film.

Louis Morgan said...

I have only seen Keener, and your right she really does not do anything.

Robert said...

I love Amy Adams! She was easily the best thing about Junebug. I haven't seen Weisz yet but I plan to soon!

joe burns said...

Dinasztie: My opinion on Williams might change, but I have to see the film from start to finish.

Twister: I actually really liked the film. I think it should have been nominated for Best Picture and should have won Best Adapted Screenplay.

Louis Morgan: Yeah, she is wasted. But I loved her in Being John Malkovich! Have you seen that?

Robert: I agree, Adams was by far the best thing in Junebug. See The Constant Gardener.

Louis Morgan said...

Yes, I have seen Malkovich and she gives a very interesting performance.

Twister said...

I loved Keener in "Malkovich". A very unique performance, and Diaz should have gotten a nomination too.

joe burns said...

I know! She spins the character so brilliantly! And I agree. Diaz should have been nominated. Could you do a 2001 Best Supporting Actress ranking?

Louis Morgan said...

I have not seen Gosford Park so:

1. Marisa Tomei- In the Bedroom
4/5

2. Kate Winslet- Iris
2/5

3. Jennifer Connelly- A Beautiful Mind
2/5

joe burns said...

Why only two stars for Winslet?

Louis Morgan said...

I did not feel she connected well with Dench to make one character, I thought Broadbent and Bonneville were far more successful with that. Also her character and performance was that of a free spirit but only a free spirit that's it. Her performance just seemed slightly hollow to me and she needed more to her than just her free spirit.

joe burns said...

It seems as if no one likes her except for me! Well, I thought she was great and better then Dench. Is it possible for you do a 2001 Best Actress ranking?

Louis Morgan said...

Not really since I have only seen Dench and Spacek.

joe burns said...

What Best Actress rankings could you do?

Louis Morgan said...

I hate to admit it but I have not seen all the nominees from a single year, this is because my nominee watching has focused mostly on the Best Actor and Supporting Actor categories.

joe burns said...

Oh, okay. It's pretty much the same thing with me for the Actor categories, but I have seen all of the nominees for Best Actor 2003, so when I'm done with 2002, I'll do another Best Actress profile, and in the middle of that, I'll do that year. I've decided to always do always do a regular ranking when I'm doing a profile.

Louis Morgan said...

Well I look forward to seeing it, since few do the actor categories.

joe burns said...

Could you do Best Actor 1954 after you're done with 2001?

仲亨仲亨 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
joe burns said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Louis Morgan said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Louis Morgan said...

I'll do 1954 as soon as I can gain access to a star is born and the adventures of Robinson Crusoe, unfortunately that might be awhile.
By the way 仲亨仲亨 is just a spammer, I would suggest you delete it.

joe burns said...

Oh, okay. A Star Is Born is avaliable on DVD.

Sara919 said...

My pick is Michelle followed by Amy.

joe burns said...

What did you think of both of them and Weisz?

Malcolm said...

I'm with Keener.

But sometimes, I'm with either her, Williams or McDormand.

I think Weisz is some kind of a lead. Haven't seen Adams yet.

joe burns said...

Malcom: Yes, I think Weisz could be considered lead. And see Junebug! But I could just give you a link to her performance alone if you want.

Nigel said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Nigel said...

Amy Adams was the emotional center of that ambitious little film, and boy did she do it well.

I have never felt so sorry for a character. She was so good at making the audience note the sadness that was masked by the different facades she wore.

God, each word she said was pregnant with depression/unhappiness. I wanted to cry my eyes out the whole time..especially those scenes when she's looking up to Madeleine (Embeth Davidtz).

joe burns said...

I agree! Brilliantly layered performance! Would have been my choice in any other year.

Malcolm said...

You have a link? I would truly appreciate it since I admire Adams but our country doesn't have the movie.

Thanks!

joe burns said...

Here's the link! : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYItCjVQ_JQ

Malcolm said...

Thank you so much! I thought I would forever be lost looking for her in Junebug.