Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Best Actress 2009

No surprises here. We’ve been expecting this line-up for a month or so. Because The Last Station isn’t really out there, I suspected at one point that it might disappear completely from Oscar categories, but it looks like the DVDs got there in time and that Helen Mirren still has lots of starpower. Melanie Laurent could’ve stepped in, but in the end the actors seemed to show less Inglourious Basterds love than anticipated.

Right now, a month ahead of Oscar, it looks like a battle between Sandra and Meryl, with Sandra taking the lead due to hotness, SAG win, popularity and The Blind Side scoring a silly Best Picture nom. But that has nothing to do with my choices, and here I’ll revisit the movies and rate/rank them based on my subjective perspective.

I give you the 5 ladies that Oscar has chosen for 2009:

from left to right, I have the pleasure to introduce:

  • Sandra Bullock, in The Blind Side
  • Meryl Streep, in Julie & Julia
  • Carey Mulligan, in An Education
  • Gabourey Sidibe, in Precious
  • Helen Mirren, in The Last Station

The first profile is coming soon.


Nigel said...

eagerly awaiting word for "The Last Station."

Anonymous said...

OMG! I can't wait for this one. It was really silly with the Blind Side BP nomination. All of my friends, even teachers, says it's OK. Not great, OK.

Anyway, this would be exciting.

MrJeffery said...

i'm so annoyed with the blind side. not only do i have issues with how it portrays race relations but the film itself lacked conflict. it's surprising that bullock is garnering so much acclaim. i felt the performance was wooden and flat.

Candice Frederick said...

sandra i guess is winnning, but shouldn't be

joe burns said...

Sidibe for the win! I've seen three of the nominees and here's how I would rank them:
1. Sidibe
2. Mulligan
3. Bullock

I hope that Bullock doesn't win.

Anonymous said...

Please do Meryl first. I love her in Julie and Julia.

Alex in Movieland said...

well, I was planning to do Meryl first anyway :)

Malcolm said...

I just saw the release date of The Last Station. And it will be on June 22. Oh so long.....

I'm really excited to read what you will say about Mirren once you've seen her.

Alex in Movieland said...

believe it or not, I've also noticed that today...

anyway, there are many more fish to fry in the Best Actress history :)

Malcolm said...

Yes. Can't wait to read your posts. Will you do a recent year after 1937?