Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Final Conclusion - Best Actress 1986


So the much anticipated ranking is:

I thought I'd like her more and yet I feel quite disappointed. When I started writing, I thought I was impressed but after taking a closer look at this performance, I found Kathleen Turner less than satisfying in Peggy Sue Got Married. This works looks really good on the outside but there are big problems that cannot be overlooked. Still, an enjoyable performance.

Although I feel that Spacek is really great as Babe Magrath, I think that this is not a fantastic or mindblowing performance and it's not one of Sissy's best. I really liked it and enjoyed all of the scenes but I feel that Sissy could do way better. She got everything out of this character that she could, it's just that I felt that she had way better works. Still, she's great.

This is great work by Marlee Matlin who didn't make Sarah the "ordinary disabled character" but she played her as a real human being instead. She beautifully portrayed all of Sarah's emotions and this was really a beautiful performance. Excellent, thought-provoking work. A bit incoherent, but otherwise great.

This is a fantastic performance by the amazing Jane Fonda. I know I'm not supposed to like this work that much and I might be biased but I was really blown away by Jane's work as Alex Sternbergen. This character is over-the-top and she's almost like an animal and yet Jane made me care about her and think about her.

Sigourney Weaver is astonishing in Aliens giving not only the best action performances but also one of the most memorable performances evers. She's a real treat not only for Oscar maniacs but also for film buffs and everyone else on this planet. Sigourney created a beautiful, wonderful, strong character that is for the ages. It's really fantastic work by an amazing actress.

So I can proudly announce
that the winner is...
Sigourney Weaver
Get away from my Oscar, you BITCH! :)

Congrats to Fritz on his great predictions! :)
The prize: Fritz can pick the next year that I'll do after the next one. :)

Final thoughts: Not a great, but a VERY interesting year. I truly-truly loved doing it. Siggy Weaver had an easy win and I expected it. I LOVED Jane as always, I think if The Morning After had been better, she could have rivalled Siggy. I liked the others very much, too, especially Marlee even though I feel I overrated her initially. Sissy was very good but somehow I didn't like her as much as I usually do. Still, I liked her. As expected, Kathleen Turner was the weakest link. It's not that I didn't give her a chance, she was just the weakest one, that's all. But what I loved the most is that you seemed to be really interested in this year and I was incredibly happy that we could discuss so much. Thanks, again.

About the next year: You seemingly like less discussed years, so the next two ones will be two of them. I know I solemnly promised to do 2003 but I'll still have to wait for In America. I won't make any more promises about when I'll do that year. I'll do my best. However, there are clues about our next year:
  • This is one nutty hospital.
What do you think?


Louis Morgan said...

Not very surprising, but good work as usual. Also on your change of 78, is she your winner now for that year?

I assume the next year will be 1975.

Fritz said...

Well, I almost got it! But thanks for the prize! I will give it a lot of thought! :-)

Great work as usual! I've only seen Marlee so far but someday I will give these ladies a chance...

For next year: I also guess 1975 and if that's right I would be very interested to know where you got all the movies (I've only seen Louise and Glenda yet...)

Anonymous said...

Great! I also think it's 1975, I can't wait to see your thoughts on Isabelle Adjani's brilliant performance as Adele Hugo!

Malcolm said...

I don't know about your clue, but it looks like it is 1982. I dunno.

Anyway, you surprised me! First time I saw someone pick Sigourney for the win in this year (though this year is not that much discussed). :)

dinasztie said...

Fritz you got it perfectly right! Just read your predictions! :)

Fritz said...

Oh, you're right, I thought I had predicted Sissy to be fifth...but yay! :-)

Would 2001 be possible for you?

dinasztie said...

OK, then 2001 :-) That's an "easy-to-do" year. But you might have to wait a bit after this new year because I'm going away next weak to my friends and two days after that I'm off to Germany. :D

Mythical Monkey said...

Marlee Matlin gave a solid performance, but I think Sigourney Weaver's is one of the best ever. Good write-ups, and as always, I'm looking forward to the next movie year.

kaejae24 said...

A very weak year for Lead Actor and Actress but I disagree with your top pick- Kathleen Turner was simply perfect in Peggy Sue- She nails the way to act like a teenager, all with body language and that scene speaking to her late grandmother on the phone is on my top ten all time movie scenes - Sigourney Weaver is definitely my second pic but Ms Turner was the Best in 1986