Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Best Actress 1966

When I knew I was coming back to Athens back in September, I correctly anticipated I’ll probably be staying more or less till Christmas. So I prepared the films from 3 Best Actress years to take with me: I had to finish 1950, which I did. I also took 1994, which was previously discussed. And another year just in case I’ll still be here and unable to do a draw: 1966.

Hard to say why I chose it, though it was always an option. Maybe it’s because it has such a foreign touch to it, maybe it’s because it has such a clear winner, maybe because Un homme et une femme is an alltime favorite of mine or because I’m really curious to see The Shop on Main Street. Overall, I’ve seen just 2 of the 5 films, but each of the two at least twice.

This is really not going to be about the winner, but about the experience :)

Here are the 5 ladies that Oscar had chosen for 1966, in alphabetical order:

Anouk Aimée as Anne Gauthier, in A Man and a Woman

Ida Kaminska as Rozalie Lautmann in The Shop on Main Street

Lynn Redgrave as Georgy in Georgy Girl

Vanessa Redgrave as Leonie Delt in Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment

Elizabeth Taylor as Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?


dinasztie said...

I wonder what you will think of the nominees. Liz wins for sure.

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Malcolm said...

I have only seen Taylor ans she was totally fantastic! She's a sure winner.

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

Can't wait to see what you think of MORGAN and Vanessa in it. I have a weird love for that movie, sometimes I don't know why...but I do.