Monday, July 24, 2017
Best Actress Overall Winners: Part 6
Moving right along to the finish line! Please feel free to comment on and check out Part 5 below! I updated it to include Fritz's, Dinasztie's, Alex's, and my own choices for the years in which I've/they've done profiles on and which races I have opinions on who I think the winner should have been currently even though I have not done a profile yet. I would have included all of Sage's too, but since she deleted some of her Best Actress posts/rankings and a great amount of time has passed since she posted all of her rankings when she concluded the category, I can't definitively consider the majority of them her choices anymore, unless I get clarification from her. Anyway, we miss you Sage and hope you're doing well!!
Best Actress 2008: This one is hard, because I haven't heard too many opinions on the race in general- Some dislike Winslet, others don't, so I'd say she's split down the middle. Streep has more detractors then supports and Jolie even more so. That leaves Hathaway and Leo- I guess I'll go with Leo? Fritz picked Winslet, Alex picked Streep, I need to rewatch all of them to get a definitive opinion on my thoughts.
Oscar Winner: Kate Winslet
Overall Winner: Melissa Leo
Best Actress 2009: Sandra Bullock's win is one of the biggest WTF winners in many people's minds, but on a rewatch of a chunk of the film a few weeks ago, I personally liked the performance film much more then when I saw it the first time all those years ago. Who would have thought? Anyway, she still is no overall winner. I'll go with Mulligan, despite strong support for Sidibe and Streep. Dinasztie went with Streep, Alex went with Mulligan.
Oscar Winner: Sandra Bullock
Overall Winner: Carey Mulligan
Best Actress 2010: It's getting to the point that the more recent the winners become, the harder it is to judge who is the most popular winner these days. This is a strong lineup though, so I think you could find any of the nominees being someone's pick. I'll just go with Portman for now, but feel free to help me on this guys! Dinasztie went with Portman , Alex went with Portman, and although I never completed this year officially , I think Kidman was the best of the nominees.
Oscar Winner: Natalie Portman
Overall Winner: Natalie Portman
Best Actress 2011: Ah, the year Meryl finally won her third Oscar. I think you can find people that both love and hate the performance, but despite some support for Williams, I think Davis is the overall winner here. Dinasztie picked Meryl, Alex picked Meryl as well.
Oscar Winner: Meryl Streep
Overall Winner: Viola Davis
Best Actress 2012: Lawrence's win is largely disliked now it seems, unfairly IMO, but there you go. I think Chastain has some love out there, but Riva probably is most people's pick nowadays. Alex picked Riva, Dinasztie picked Riva as well. Sage has stated Chastain is her pick.
Oscar Winner: Jennifer Lawrence
Overall Winner: Emanuelle Riva
Best Actress 2013: Cate Blanchett won the Oscar and her win is hugely popular. Alex went with Blanchett and for me it's a tossup between Blanchett and Adams, with a nod to Streep.
Oscar Winner: Cate Blanchett
Overall Winner: Cate Blanchett
Best Actress 2014: I get the impression most consider Julianne's win a makeup award, but I don't think she is disliked for her win. I'll go with Pike as the overall winner. I haven't seen Witherspoon yet, but both Pike and Cotillard are amazing. I think Cotillard deserved it the most. Sage stated her choice is Julianne Moore.
Oscar Winner: Julianne Moore
Overall Winner: Rosamund Pike
Best Actress 2015: This is the second to most recent win, so it's hard to say who the overall winner is. Certainly not Jennifer Lawrence or Cate Blanchett. I'll just give this one to Rampling, lol. Alex picked Rampling.
Oscar Winner: Brie Larson
Overall Winner: Charlotte Rampling
Best Actress 2016: Stone's win seems destined to become unpopular, but as I've noted again and again, it's a bit too soon to be definitive about who most think should have won this year. I'll pick Portman and Huppert in a tie for now. Louis gave his personal Best Actress award to Emma Stone and Alex picked Streep.
Oscar Winner: Emma Stone
Overall Winner: TIE- Natalie Portman & Isabelle Hubbert
So, that's it!! Feel free to comment on your thoughts about these years and who your personal winners are, if you disagree with me, and more!