5. Talia Shire in Rocky:
Talia Shire gives a bland, nothing performance in which she never tried to expand her character, but instead gave in to the limits of the script.
4. Marie -Chrisine Barrault in Cousin, Cousine:
Although her character is a little too simple, Barrault still gives a subtle, wonderful portrayal that is very enjoyable.
3. Faye Dunaway in Network:
Faye Dunaway is superb as Diana, making her a fascinating, exciting character that never becomes a stereotype.
2. Sissy Spacek in Carrie:
Sissy Spacek gives a low key, beautifully portrayed performance that is simply a marvel. Brilliant work!
1. Liv Ullman in Face To Face:
Although it's never fully explained why Jenny becomes crazy, Liv Ullman doesn't let that bring her down. She gives a devastating, amazingly convincing and realistic performance that never goes over the top.