Monday, February 21, 2011

And then there were 100...

I cannot believe it myself but I have reached the magical 100! It has been such a delight so far and I want to thank you for your attention, your interest and your comments. You all make this reviewing/ranking mania worth doing as there are people who are really interested. And that's great. So thanks and let's just celebrate these 20 beautiful, wonderful ladies giving amazing performances.

The brilliant winners were:

Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia

Fernanda Montenegro in Central Station

Audrey Hepburn in The Nun's Story

Joan Fontaine in Rebecca

Jane Wyman in Johnny Belinda

Gena Rowlands in A Woman Under the Influence

Julianne Moore in Far from Heaven

Ingrid Bergman in Autumn Sonata

Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind

Judy Garland in A Star is Born

Michelle Pfeiffer in The Fabulous Baker Boys

Kathy Bates in Misery

Elizabeth Taylor in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Jane Fonda in They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

Glenda Jackson in A Touch of Class

Sissy Spacek in Coal Miner's Daughter

Bette Davis in The Little Foxes

Natalie Portman in Black Swan

Diane Keaton in Annie Hall

And here's to the other performances! :D

The ranking of the 100 reviewed performances:
  1. Diane Keaton in Annie Hall
  2. Ingrid Bergman in Autumn Sonata
  3. Elizabeth Taylor in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  4. Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind
  5. Audrey Hepburn in The Nun's Story
  6. Michelle Pfeiffer in The Fabulous Baker Boys
  7. Natalie Portman in Black Swan
  8. Sissy Spacek in Coal Miner's Daughter
  9. Jane Fonda in They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
  10. Judy Garland in A Star is Born
  11. Julianne Moore in Far from Heaven
  12. Glenda Jackson in A Touch of Class
  13. Leslie Caron in The L-Shaped Room
  14. Gena Rowlands in A Woman Under the Influence
  15. Ellen Burstyn in Resurrection
  16. Fernanda Montenegro in Central Station
  17. Liza Minnelli in The Sterile Cuckoo
  18. Jane Fonda in Julia
  19. Ellen Burstyn in The Exorcist
  20. Bette Davis in The Little Foxes
  21. Diane Lane in Unfaithful
  22. Joan Fontaine in Rebecca
  23. Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth
  24. Ellen Burstyn in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
  25. Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia
  26. Kathy Bates in Misery
  27. Katharine Hepburn in Suddenly, Last Summer
  28. Maggie Smith in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
  29. Patricia Neal in Hud
  30. Michelle Williams in Blue Valentine
  31. Meryl Streep in Postcards from the Edge
  32. Simone Signoret in Room at the Top
  33. Jane Wyman in Johnny Belinda
  34. Carey Mulligan in An Education
  35. Geraldine Page in Interiors
  36. Gabourey Sidibe in Precious: Based On the Novel Push by Sapphire
  37. Irene Dunne in Love Affair
  38. Goldie Hawn in Private Benjamin
  39. Jean Simmons in The Happy Ending
  40. Pauline Collins in Shirley Valentine
  41. Lynn Redgrave in Georgy Girl
  42. Olivia de Havilland in Hold Back the Dawn
  43. Barbara Stanwyck in Sorry, Wrong Number
  44. Barbara Stanwyck in Ball of Fire
  45. Mary Tyler Moore in Ordinary People
  46. Marsha Mason in The Goodbye Girl
  47. Rachel Roberts in This Sporting Life
  48. Jill Clayburgh in An Unmarried Woman
  49. Nicole Kidman in Rabbit Hole
  50. Diahann Carroll in Claudine
  51. Jessica Tandy in Driving Miss Daisy
  52. Jessica Lange in Music Box
  53. Jennifer Lawrence in Winter's Bone
  54. Dorothy Dandridge in Carmen Jones
  55. Bette Davis in Dark Victory
  56. Valerie Perrine in Lenny
  57. Anouk Aimée in A Man and A Woman
  58. Jane Wyman in Magnificent Obsession
  59. Doris Day in Pillow Talk
  60. Ida Kaminska in The Shop on the Main Street
  61. Greta Garbo in Ninotchka
  62. Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina
  63. Anne Bancroft in The Turning Point
  64. Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman
  65. Annette Bening in The Kids Are All Right
  66. Faye Dunaway in Chinatown
  67. Helen Mirren in The Last Station
  68. Ingrid Bergman in Joan of Arc
  69. Katharine Hepburn in The Philadelphia Story
  70. Greer Garson in Blossoms in the Dust
  71. Marsha Mason in Cinderella Liberty
  72. Anjelica Huston in The Grifters
  73. Joanne Woodward in Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams
  74. Isabelle Adjani in Camille Claudel
  75. Vanessa Redgrave in Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment
  76. Greer Garson in Goodbye Mr. Chips
  77. Barbra Streisand in The Way We Were
  78. Shirley MacLaine in The Turning Point
  79. Ginger Rogers in Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of a Woman
  80. Nicole Kidman in The Hours
  81. Olivia de Havilland in The Snake Pit
  82. Natalie Wood in Love with the Proper Stranger
  83. Joanne Woodward in Mr. & Mrs. Bridge
  84. Jane Fonda in Coming Home
  85. Joan Fontaine in Suspicion
  86. Geneviève Bujold in Anne of the Thousand Days
  87. Grace Kelly in The Country Girl
  88. Ellen Burstyn in Same Time, Next Year
  89. Shirley MacLaine in Irma La Douce
  90. Irene Dunne in I Remember Mama
  91. Emily Watson in Hilary and Jackie
  92. Elizabeth Taylor in Suddenly, Last Summer
  93. Bette Davis in The Letter
  94. Martha Scott in Our Town
  95. Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side
  96. Gwyneth Paltrow in Shakespeare in Love
  97. Gena Rowlands in Gloria
  98. Meryl Streep in One True Thing
  99. Renée Zellweger in Chicago
  100. Salma Hayek in Frida
What do you think? I bet some of you were quite shocked to read that I ranked Diane above Ingrid. I might shift that #1 title between them constantly in the future but at the moment I can only think about Diane.

One more thing. I'll do the mysterious year next and 1964 comes right after that as it seems that I can get The Pumpkin Eater, but I need some time. But, I'm going to do 1964 after the next year.

3 comments:

Louis Morgan said...

Congratulations again for reaching 100, I will look forward to the next 100. As you correctly assumed I must say I am surprised by Keaton as the #1.

Chelsea said...

Congrats on your 100! Looking forward to furter following of your blog :)

dinasztie said...

Thank you both! :D