Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!


Hello everybody! :) Did you miss me? I hope so because I'm returning (like for REAL) after a long hiatus, full of soul-searching, creative recharging of my mind, broadening my perspectives and I'm ready to make my comeback. I'm feeling better than ever, bursting with the desire to get back to all of you. :) 

Naturally, my soul-searching also meant that I re-examined some of my old decisions and rankings. I have revised most of them and eventually, I'll also correct the old reviews and doing some re-writes. That's gonna be work, but I'm ready. :) I still need to re-think 1948, 1973, 1998 and 2009 so I'm excluding them from my list below. :) And of course, I'll be still changing my rankings whenever I feel like it. :)  

However, let's look at my picks so far (you can see the changes):

1937: Irene Dunne in The Awful Truth


1939: Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind


1940: Joan Fontaine in Rebecca 


1941: Bette Davis in The Little Foxes


1943: Ingrid Bergman in For Whom The Bell Tolls 


1944: Barbara Stanwyck in Double Indemnity


1951: Vivien Leigh in a Streetcar Named Desire


1954: Judy Garland in A Star is Born


1955: Susan Hayward in I'll Cry Tomorrow


1957: Anna Magnani in Wild is the Wind


1958: Elizabeth Taylor in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof


1959: Audrey Hepburn in The Nun's Story


1961: Sophia Loren in Two Women


1962: Katharine Hepburn in A Long Day's Journey Into Night


1963: Leslie Caron in The L-Shaped Room


1964: Anne Bancroft in The Pumpkin Eater


1966: Elizabeth Taylor in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?


1969: Jane Fonda in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? 


1971: Jane Fonda in Klue


1972: Liza Minnelli in Cabaret


1974: Faye Dunaway in Chinatown


1975: Louise Fletcher in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest


1976: Sissy Spacek in Carrie


1977: Diane Keaton in Annie Hall


1978: Ingrid Bergman in Autumn Sonata


1979: Sally Field in Norma Rae


1980: Ellen Burstyn in Resurrection


1982: Jessica Lange in Frances


1983: Meryl Streep in Silkwood


1984: Judy Davis in A Passage to India


1986: Sigourney Weaver in Aliens


1987: Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction


1988: Glenn Close in Dangerous Liaisons


1989: Michelle Pfeiffer in The Fabulous Baker Boys


1990: Kathy Bates in Misery


1992: Mary McDonnell in Passion Fish


1995: Elisabeth Shue in Leaving Las Vegas


1996: Emily Watson in Breaking the Waves


1997: Helena Bonham Carter in The Wings of the Dove


2001: Halle Berry in Monsters Ball


2002: Julianne Moore in Far from Heaven


2003: Charlize Theron in Monster


2004: Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind


2006: Judi Dench in Notes on a Scandal


2007: Marion Cotillard in La vie en rose


2010: Natalie Portman in Black Swan


2011: Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady 


2012: Emmanuelle Riva in Amour 

Multiple wins: 
  • 3 wins: Meryl Streep (2011, 1990, 1983) 
  • 2 wins: Ingrid Bergman (1943, 1978)Glenn Close (1987, 1988), Jane Fonda (1969, 1971), Vivien Leigh (1939, 1951), Elizabeth Taylor (1958, 1966)
Records: 

Best performances reviewed:
  1. Jane Fonda in Klute
  2. Ingrid Bergman in Autumn Sonata
  3. Vivien Leigh in A Streetcar Named Desire
  4. Emily Watson in Breaking the Waves
  5. Glenn Close in Dangerous Liaisons
Weakest performance reviewed: 
  1. Ann-Margret in Tommy
  2. Gena Rowlands in Gloria
  3. Diana Ross in Lady Sings the Blues
  4. Ellen Page in Juno
  5. Samantha Morton in In America
I'll see you soon with posts (at least on the 9th). :) I'm keeping it all surprise.

I wish all of you a successful, happy new year! :)

What do you think? Which changes surprised you the most? 

5 comments:

Fritz said...

Yay, I am so glad you're back!!! I hope everything is alright with you and I am really looking forward to your new reviews!

I am most surprised by Ingrid Bergman being your new winner in 1943, Meryl in 1983 and 1990 and Emmanuelle in 2012. Can't wait to see what other surprises you have in store :-)

Welcome back and a happy new year!

Derek Bowman said...

Wow, your mind changed on a lot of these!

I was going to say the same thing about Ingrid as Fritz! I've only heard negative things about that one besides from you, of course. Interesting. Also surprised to see Meryl & Judi win in '90 and '06. Love both of those. I was worried you'd change on SigSig, because then I'd have to yell at you ;)

BUT...with all these changes, you still are for Meryl in '11. Grrr. ;)

I'll be back with a new year in the coming weeks too, I'm 3/5 done. Want to finish before posting or I'll never finish. Glad to see you back to posting and Happy New Year! :D

dinasztie said...

Derek, I won't change my mind about Meryl in 2011 any time soon. :))

Happy New Year!!!

Louis Morgan said...

Glad to see you're back. Happy New Year!

Victor Rodrigues said...

Love your blog but disagree with 2 things...
I love Judy Davis but Vanessa Redgrave was the true winner of 1984 ... Just my opinion and I also don't believe you were in your right mind when you choose Meryl over Kathy in 1990 ... Really? By the way did you watch "Coriolanus"? Or "Second Serve" or "Isadora"? If yes, what's your take on Vanessa? I think she was brilhant in everything she's in except for "Mary Queen of Scotts" but what's your opinion on her? Thank you!!!
By the way saw Great Jane (Love her too) in The Butler , what did you think of her too in that film? Not enough for her right? Bye D!