Friday, May 6, 2011

The Final Conclusion - Best Actress 1983


So the much anticipated ranking is:

There are fantastic scenes in this performance of Jane Alexander but the overall impact is a bit mixed. This work is a bit incoherent and the character could have been developed better. It's the screenplay's fault mostly but Jane Alexander couldn't avoid all the traps set by the writing. Still, some astonishing moments really make up for the weaker ones.

I liked Winger as Emma. I may not be in awe of her as much as others, I can appreciate the merits of Winger's work. Although the performance starts out a bit boring, it improves in time and it becomes a very interesting one that has a great effect on the viewer. It might be the fact that I don't like this type of characters very much but I wasn't that impressed.

I have to say that Shirley MacLaine is just excellent as Aurora Greenway in Terms of Endearment. Although I'm not as impressed by her some many others, I like her performance very much and I found her exceptionally entertaining. I have my problems, unfortunately but the overall effect of it is quite positive.

I cannot deny Meryl's greatness as Karen Silkwood. she's sometimes incredibly great and it's great to see Meryl play such an odd character. I'd really like to praise this performance as I feel it's really great and I most certainly loved her. Meryl is really gripping in this role and shows Karen's development brilliantly.
This performance is not as popular and talked about as the other ones this of year even though it really should be. Julie Walters gives a fantastic, heartwrenching and very emotional performance as Rita, a girl who just wants to sing a better song. I was really touched by Walters' natural acting, loveable presence and great sense of humor.

So I can proudly announce
that my winner is...
Julie Walters
Educating Rita

This is a better song, aye? :)

  • Hédi Temessy in Job's Revolt *My Pick*

Final thoughts: Again, I less than satisfying year. I was first blown away by Julie whose luminous presence made my pick easy in the end, despite the fact that I changed my winner many times. Meryl really grew on me and in the end, but I was still disappointed. Shirley was quite good, Jane and Debra were good, too but not that much. And again, I picked a not-so-popular nominee but I really don't care. I love making controversial decisions. It may not even be controversial, though. :)

About the next year: It's going to be a great one and I start it on 19th. Until that, no posts, sorry. The return will be great, though. :) I won"t give clues this time because I'm not sure which year I should do.

What do you think?


Louis Morgan said...

Well Walter is quite good, and I do not mind that choice at all, and the next year is obvious.

Dazzling Aura said...

wow! i am surprised! you really like her...

anyway, just finished the book "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" and in the part 2 (movie) Mrs. Weasley portrayed by Walters has a huge part in the Battle at Hogwarts dueling with Bellatrix portrayed by Helena Bonham Carter. We will see how these favorite of yours smashing each other there.

MRRIPLEY said...

No no no - Meryl is no 1 with no question,Walters does not make my top 5,hey we all have different views,but Walters is too mannered in this and most of her roles.

dinasztie said...

MRRIPLEY - I was considering Meryl for no 1 but I didn't pick her in the end. I loved Walters. Well, who knows, my opinion might change.

dinasztie said...

Dazzling Aura: Oh, I can't wait. My 1997 and 1983 champs battling - awesome! :) I think it will be a very short scene.