Thursday, November 26, 2009

Best Actress 1980




Time has come for a new Best Actress year… The 30s and the 80s were the ones not discussed at all until now. And I picked the 80s, and from this decade: a year I had a moral obligation towards; because I had postponed it since forever and it deserved to be talked about [I also have the choice for the 1930s prepared ever since before switching countries. Since next spring, I’m reactivating the draws]

Obviously (from the title): 1980. Not glamorous, but quite different performances. I have seen 3 and 1/2 movies :) and I’m anxious to (re)discover them. There WILL be controversy. But no reason for much talking…

I give you the 5 ladies that Oscar had chosen for 1980:

from left to right, I have the pleasure to introduce:
  • Goldie Hawn, in Private Benjamin
  • Mary Tyler Moore, in Ordinary People
  • Ellen Burstyn, in Resurrection
  • Sissy Spacek, in Coal Miner's Daughter
  • Gena Rowlands, in Gloria

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Sissy will be first (probably next week, I dunno) because she’s the winner. I am announcing now that I don’t judge singing when it comes to a movie; to me, it’s all about the emotion you display while lip-synching or actually singing. This doesn’t suggest that I like or dislike the performance (as I haven’t finished seeing it again yet), just that Grammy noms won’t affect my judging. We’ll see…

4 comments:

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

This didn't come to mind. I was thinking 1985 or 1989...but now it occurs to me that there was no comedy there. This should be interesting though.

Alex in Movieland said...

I can understand 89, but there's no comedy in 85 :)

82 also has music & comedy in Victor Victoria, but it's 80 who has an indie/auteur queen: Gena Rowlands.

yeah, it might end up interestingly. I hope I'll finish Coal Miner's Daughter tonight.

joe burns said...

I also was thinking about 1989 too.

MrJeffery said...

Mary Tyler Moore's was my favorite out of these nominees. Though Sissy was perfect as well.