Monday, March 7, 2011

Best Suupporting Actress project

Hey everyone, I'm just gonna publish this now, since my links to Rabbit Hole are going too slow right now, and I'm dying to post SOMETHING. So, I've decided to, after I'm done with a couple more Best Actress years, to try to see all of the Best Supporting Actress winners and do a ranking of them, like Fritz is doing right now with the Best Picture winners and Sage has done in the past. I've decided on Best Supporting Actress because I've seen very few winners, I need to re-watch the winners I've already seen, and despite the fact it would be fun to a Best Actress ranking like this, I like doing the profiles for that category more. Which is why I'm still going to continue doing them, yes, even when I'm trying to watch all of these movies. See, I'll publish reviews of some of the winner's performances to keep things going and to give you an idea of what my ranking will be, but not all, because that would defeat the purpose of doing the ranking. So, I'll still continue with my Best Actress profiles, but I probably will try to choose years where one of the nominees or the winner is from the same film as a Supporting Actress winner.

So, here are the winners I've seen so far, though,as I said, I will rewatch them all:

1939: Hatte MacDaniel in Gone With The Wind

1951: Kim Hunter in A Streetcar Named Desire

1954: Eva Marie Saint in On The Watefront

1957: Miyoshi Umeki in Sayonara (Though I haven't seen her in the context of the movie)

1960: Shirley Jones in Elmer Gantry

1961: Rita Moreno in West Side Story

1962: Patty Duke in The Miracle Work

1966: Sandy Denniss in Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf?

1967: Estelle Parsons in Bonnie And Clyde

1968: Ruth Gordon in Rosemary's Baby (Though not in context of the film)

1971: Cloris Leachman in The Last Picture Show

1972: Eileen Heckhart in Butterflies Are Free

1974: Ingrid Bergman in Murder On The Orient Express (Though YEARS ago, so don't remember her)

1975: Lee Grant in Shampoo (Though not in context of the film)

1976: Beatrice Straight in Network

1977: Vanessa Redgrave in Julia

1982: Jessica Lange in Tootsie

1985: Anjelica Huston in Prizzi's Honor (Though not in context of film)

1986: Dianne Weist in Hannah And Her Sisters

1987: Olympia Dukakis in Moonstruck

1990: Whooi Goldberg in Ghost

1992: Marisa Tomei in My Cousin Vinny

1993: Anna Paquin in The Piano

1994: Diane Weist in Bullets Over Broadway

1995: Mira Sorvino in Mighty Aphrodite

1996: Juliette Binoche in The English Patient '

1997: Kim Basinger in L.A Confidential

1998: Judi Dench in Shakespeare in Love

1999: Angelina Jole in Girl Interrupted

2000: Judi Dench in Shakespeare In Love

2001: Jenniffer Conelly in A Beautiful Mind

2002: Catherine Zeta-Jones in Chicago

2003: Renee Zellweger in Cold Mountain

2004: Cate Blanchett in the Aviator

2005: Rachel Weisz in The Constant Gardener

2006: Jenniffer Hudson in Dreamgirls

2007: Tilda Swinton in Michael Clayton

2008: Penelope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barecelona

2009: Monique in Precious

2010: Melissa Leo in The Fighter

So, that's it! Any requests for performances you want me to see first? Any Best Actress years requests?


Louis Morgan said...

I'll look forward to seeing the ranking Joe.

I just wanted to apologize because my spam detector made it so your comments were not posted immediately, it thought your comments were spam for some reason and did not post them. I will look out in the future to make sure your comments are held as spam.

joe burns said...


And that's okay!

Louis Morgan said...

I meant at the end to say "not held as spam".

dinasztie said...

People are getting tired of Best Actress (I started later than most so I don't feel that yet). LOL. I'm going to be looking forward to this ranking. I wonder where you'll put Leo.

joe burns said...

Louis: That's fine, ha ha.

Dinasztie:I'm a bit sick of it, but I'm really wanting do some other years. Thanks! She may be one of the first reviewed, so you'll see soon.

Brandon said...

Yay! I'm glad to see you change gears a little bit and head into my favorite category!

Maybe you should do Leo first after having just won so we can see you whole perspective on her work. I'll be doing a review on her soon, so it'll be interesting to compare.

joe burns said...

Thanks! I'd knew you'd be pleased!

And yes, I was thinking about reviewing her first.