Monday, June 14, 2010

Ranking of the nominees and years so far

1. 1969

2. 1974

3. 2006

4. 1976

5. 1988

6. 2002

1. Julianne Moore in Far From Heaven (2002)

2. Judi Dench in Notes On A Scandal (2006)

3. Maggie Smith in The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)

4. Kate Winslet in Little Children (2006)

5. Liv Ullman in Face To Face (1976)

6. Sissy Spacek in Carrie (1976)

7. Faye Dunaway in Network (1976 )

8. Liza Minnelli in The Sterile Cuckoo (1969)

9. Gena Rowlands in A Woman Under The Influence (1974)

10. Ellen Burstyn in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1976)

11. Glenn Close in Dangerous Liasions (1988)

12. Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

13. Faye Dunaway in Chinatown (1974)

14. Valerie Perrine in Lenny (1974)

15. Jane Fonda in They Shoot Horses Don't They (1969)

16. Genevieve Ann Bujold in Anne Of The Thousand Days (1969)

17. Meryl Streep in A Cry In The Dark (1988)

18. Diahaan Carol in Claudine (1974)

19. Jodie Foster in The Accused (1988)

20. Jean Simmons in The Happy Ending (1969)

21. Diane Lane in Unfaithful (2002)

22. Renee Zellweger in Chicago (2002)

23. Penelope Cruz in Volver (2006)

24. Marie Christine Barrault in Cousin, Cousin (1976)

25. Signourney Weaver in Gorillas In The Mist (1988)

26. Helen Mirren in The Queen (2006)

27. Nicole Kidman in The Hours (2002)

28. Melanie Griffith in Working Girl (1988)

29. Talia Shire in Rocky (1976)

30. Salma Hayek in Frida (2002)

And now we're at 30 nominees. It's been very interesting and very fun to see and rewatch all of these performances and I will continue it all thorough the year. Julianne Moore's amazing performance in Far From Heaven is still at the top of my ranking, while Salma Hayek's dreadful work in Frida is still at the bottom. The strongest years I've done so far are obviously 69 and 74. Both were incredibly strong years, but I would say 69 was a little stronger, even though I think that the films from 74 were more interesting. The weakest year so far has been 2002, although by default, since I don't really think it was very weak.


Louis Morgan said...

It is interesting that both your choice for the weakest and best performance come from the same year. What year will be next?

joe burns said...

Yes, I noticed that too, but I forgot to put it in this post.

I'll reveal later on today!