Monday, May 24, 2010

Best Actress 1969: The Resolution!

5. Jean Simmons in The Happy Ending:

Despite having a lackluster script, Jean Simmons still gives a subtle, honest performance which is beautiful to watch.

4. Jane Fonda in They Shoot Horses Don't They?:

Jane Fonda gives a gritty, powerful portrait of a woman undergoing terrible suffering. Devastating work.

3. Genieve Anne Bujold in Anne Of The Thousand Days :

Bujold delivers a fantastic portrayal, always in control of her character, and always convincing.

2. Liza Minnelli in The Sterile Cuckoo:

Liza is heartbreaking as Pookie, making her both loveable and unlikeable. She shows Pookie's emotions in a remarkable way.

1. Maggie Smith in The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie:

Maggie Smith is just amazing as Jean Brodie, never going too over the top. A performance for the ages.


Louis Morgan said...

As I expected. Nice write ups.

joe burns said...

Thanks! You should really see Smith!

Celso said...

I told you it was a strong year!
I love all of these performances and all of the five actresses would be perfect choices!

joe burns said...

Yes! All of them would have been great winners! But Smith takes the cake. Her win was one of the best decisions the Academy ever made.

Fritz said...

Yay for Maggie!