Friday, December 25, 2009

If I picked the winners...

[I figured out that it's much better if I do only one decade of winners per entry, because the list of the winners is not endless. So...]
The category is Best Actress in a Leading Role and the decade is the 1980s. Let me tell you that this the decade ws probably the best for this category. There are so many worthy nominees (e.g in 1983 and 1988 there are three, in 1980, 1981, 1982, 1985 and 1986 there are two), so this was a hard entry to make but so relaxing.
So my winners are (this time I do runner-ups since the races wer very tight, but I'm not gonna do it on a regular basis):
1980: Sissy Spacek in The Coal Miner's Daughter (happy birthday Sissy)
runner-up: Mary Tyler Moore in Ordinary People
1981: Diane Keaton in Reds
runner-up:Meryl Streep in The French Lieutenant's Woman
1982: Meryl Streep in Sophie's Choice
runner-up: Jessica Lange in Frances
1983: Meryl Streep in Silkwood
runners-up: Shirley MacLaine in Terms of Endearment & Julie Walters in Educating Rita
1984: Sally Field in Places in the Heart (no runner-ups, this was an awful year)
1985: Geraldine Page in A Trip to Bountiful & Whoopi Goldberg in The Color Purple
runner-up: Meryl Streep in OUt of Africa
1986: Marlee Matlin in Children of a Lesser God
runner-up: Sigourney Weaver in Aliens (they might change places in time, but now I stick to this)
1987: Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction
runner-up: Cher in Moonstruck
1988: Glenn Close in Dangerous Liaisons
runner-up: Jodie Foster in The Accused (this is rather a tie for me between them)
1989: Jessica Tandy in Driving Misss Daisy
runner-up: Jessica Lange in Music Box (NO MICHELLE PFEIFFER PLEASE THX!!!)

So how do you like them? Are they satisfying to you? Or no? Or do you say 'damn you'?


joe burns said...

You didn't like Pfeiffer in Baker Boys?

dinasztie said...

No, not much. But this may be caused by my dislike for the movie itself and her fanboys constantly yelling 'SHE WAS ROBBED! WHAT A SCANDAL! JESSICA TANDY WAS AWFUL!' (that's the point where I get furious). But I have no serious problems with her, she's good but Tandy was way better.

joe burns said...

I really liked her, but I agree that Tandy deserved the Oscar that year.