Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Final Conclusion - Best Actress 2002

About the field: Well. If I think about it, this year wasn't as bad as I originally thought. It could have been much stronger, but I think my #1 and #2 were really the highlights and they killed the rest of the competition. They gave performances for the ages and both deserved to win. My #3 has in fact grown on me in these last few days and therefore I give her a half extra Meryl. I was thinking about what would have happened had Tilda Swintion played Virginia Woolf. But that's a different story. I can definitely say that this year turned out to be much different from than I imagined, but I like it this way and it was way more interesting than 1998. OK, so now it's time we got to the ranking.

5. Salma Hayek in Frida
This performance that did not disappoint me as I did not expect much, but I may even say that it is worth watching because of the very strong early scenes. But don't really expect a very towering achievement.

4. Renée Zellweger in Chicago
I am not saying that Zellweger gives a bad performance in Chicago, because occasionally she is actually good. But again, damn it I was so dissatisfied. I was soooo hoping that I would like her, but I did not eventually.

3. Nicole Kidman in The Hours
She has quite grown on me as she is extremely haunting in some of the scenes. I understand both the criticsm and love towards her. This is a beautiful and haunting performance by a great actress that keeps growing on me.

2. Diane Lane in Unfaithful

A dynamite performance to say the least. She really gets your guts and doesn't even let you go for a long time (even after watching the film). Lane gave one of the most intimate, credible and unforgettable performances ever. Now I'm really satisfied.

1. Julianne Moore in Far from Heaven
I must say that Julianne Moore gives one of the greatest, most moving and beautiful performances that I have ever seen. She's totally heart- and gutwrenching, moving and will haunt you for a long time.I don't really like the world revelation as I think sometimes it's used without a reason, but here Moore's achievement in this movie is worthy of that term.

So I can proudly announce
that my winner is...
Julianne Moore in Far from Heaven


  • Isabelle Huppert in The Piano Teacher *My Pick*
  • Nia Vardalos in My Big Fat Greek Wedding
So it's time to give clues about my next year, to which I'm really looking forward to. It's often referred to as one of the strongest years ever. Gosh I'm sooo excited, I give you my very easy clues.
  • If you don't like deers, instead of going away, think about...
  • Mommie Dearest
  • Sex and the City: The Origin
So what do you think? Any opinions, observations or off-topic subjects you want to talk about? Don't be shy. BTW has anyone seen The Kids are All Right? I'm so damn curious! Do you think that Moore or Bening can win for it? I'm mostly rooting for Julianne as I'm not a big Bening fan (though she seems to be the more praised one).


Fritz said...

Well, no surprise here! Great work!

I think you're clues are rather difficult, but I guess you mean 1978 because it is considered very strong.

The first clue could reference to the Deer Hunter and Coming Home
The second to Geraldine Page and Ingrid Bergman.
And the third to Jill Clayburgh...

dinasztie said...

Well, thanks. I knew even when I started this year that Julianne would win. But I must tell that Diane Lane got extremely close to winning and would have won in another year.

Twister said...

Awesome! I need to find the right time to watch Moore's brilliance!

joe burns said...

Yay! An incredibly deserved win!

Have no idea about the next year, I'm guessing 62 or 67?

dinasztie said...

None of you saw The Kids are All Right? Too bad. Anyway one guess is right.

joe burns said...

oh, no, I did. I thought it was very good, but not amazing. Moore was much better then benning, who shouldn't be even nominated.

Louis Morgan said...

Thought I had posted before, must have not completed. Anyways good job.

dinasztie said...

And Joe could Julianne win in either category?

joe burns said...

yeah, I guess she could.

He He, I'm 2 years late, but I think she could have if K.A.A. had gained enough buzz and she had gained more momentum.