Monday, August 16, 2010

The next Best Actress year...

I have posted the draw on Youtube and here it is. There is nothing entertaining about it, it's just to let you know I wasn't cheating. I never cheat, because I believe a lot in letting destiny decide. :) I don't take doubles! It so happens that this Best Actress year is one of the historical ones and one that pleases me.

The 19 eligible / available years were:
(I must remember you that 37, 47, 57 & 65 had already been discussed)
33, 39, 40, 43, 44, 46, 48, 50, 53, 54, 56, 59, 61, 62, 63, 64, 66, 67, 69

It's the easiest one so far :) If you want to guess and not look at the video! :P I'm gonna give clues on the winning year. No cheating and from-your-own-memory only. Plus, I've mentioned the years, which makes it even more easier.
- a legendary actress / Hollywood movie star!
- a silent-movie darling;
- an iconic comedy performance (but not performer).

If you open it, go to the ending for the answer. There's no sound :)


Malcolm said...


Now, I'm really excited for this year.

It's a battle between Davis, Swanson, Holliday, and Emerson (who unusually gets a lot of support nowadays). I'd be surprised to see Baxter win, but who knows?

Can't wait for this one!

Fritz said...

Well, 1950 is surely a historic one. Can't wait to hear your thoughts about the nominees. Bette will win, of course, I think she is one of your favorite nominees ever. My ranking:

1. Judy Holliday
2. Gloria Swanson
3. Bette Davis
4. Eleanor Parker
5. Anne Baxter

Alex in Movieland said...

Fritz knows what he's saying :D I have written more than once on Andrew's blog (I think) that Bette's performance as Margo Channing is probably my favorite performance EVER...

but i can imagine one of the most generous rating / love spreading I've ever done on this blog.

Malcolm, I'm always open for surprises and previous Best Actress discussions have proven it.

Fritz, I am familiar with the ranking, I saw it (again) yesterday, while googling for photos of the actresses. (again: you've brilliant with tagging your photos/blog, as u always show up on first results)

joe burns said...

Davis will win, but I'm interested to see your thoughts on all of them, especially Swanson and Parker.

Alex in Movieland said...

as i was planning to mention when i'll officialy announce 1950, Caged is the only film of the 4 I haven't seen...
I am obviously quite curious, but i don't wanna put pressure on Parker's performance.

mrripley said...

NO CONTEST swanson wins.

dinasztie said...

Davis wins this one. Gloria's my pick and I was disappointed by Parker's performance a bit. But I don't want to influence you.

Alex in Movieland said...

I am actually trying to not influence myself and keep and open mind when going into every Best Actress year :)