Your Oscar Ballot - Best Actress

Your Oscar Ballot - Best Actress

Sandra Bullock
3
11%
Helen Mirren
2
7%
Casey Mulligan
13
46%
Gaboury Sidibie
3
11%
Meryl Streep
7
25%
 
Total votes: 28

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Postby Big Magilla » Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:15 am

Reza wrote:Mirren can be brilliant and devastating when subdued.........as in Gosford Park.

Or Prime Suspect, of course.
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Postby Reza » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:51 am

Mirren can be brilliant and devastating when subdued.........as in Gosford Park.

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Postby Big Magilla » Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:39 am

She wasn't all that subdued. Queen Charlotte was a very strong woman.

I may not remember much of it but I do remember one scene in which Mirren rushes to Hawthorne's side screaming after he's fallen off a horse or something.
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Postby Reza » Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:22 am

Damien wrote:
Reza wrote:
Big Magilla wrote:We've seen Mirren in flamboyant roles before, most notably in The Madness of King George, for which she won her first nomination, and TV's Elizabeth I, but here's she constantly surprising, over-the-top one minute, quiet and subdued the next. It's another gem from one of the best actresses currently working.

I recall her being rather subdued in Madness of King George. Hawthorne had the flamboyant role.

She was so subdued I didn't even remember she was in Madness. And she was nominated? Oh, shit, early Alzheimers.

Actually I was thrilled Mirren was finally nominated for her first Oscar. And once I'd seen the film I wondered what was so great about her performance for her to have been nominated for this.

Yes she was VERY subdued.

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Postby Big Magilla » Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:04 am

Reza wrote:
Big Magilla wrote:We've seen Mirren in flamboyant roles before, most notably in The Madness of King George, for which she won her first nomination, and TV's Elizabeth I, but here's she constantly surprising, over-the-top one minute, quiet and subdued the next. It's another gem from one of the best actresses currently working.

I recall her being rather subdued in Madness of King George. Hawthorne had the flamboyant role.

I thought they were both flamboyant but it's been a long time since I saw it.

Maybe it was that Hawthorne was flamboyant enough for both of them. :)
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Postby Damien » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:38 am

Reza wrote:
Big Magilla wrote:We've seen Mirren in flamboyant roles before, most notably in The Madness of King George, for which she won her first nomination, and TV's Elizabeth I, but here's she constantly surprising, over-the-top one minute, quiet and subdued the next. It's another gem from one of the best actresses currently working.

I recall her being rather subdued in Madness of King George. Hawthorne had the flamboyant role.

She was so subdued I didn't even remember she was in Madness. And she was nominated? Oh, shit, early Alzheimers.
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Postby Reza » Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:29 am

Big Magilla wrote:We've seen Mirren in flamboyant roles before, most notably in The Madness of King George, for which she won her first nomination, and TV's Elizabeth I, but here's she constantly surprising, over-the-top one minute, quiet and subdued the next. It's another gem from one of the best actresses currently working.

I recall her being rather subdued in Madness of King George. Hawthorne had the flamboyant role.

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Postby Big Magilla » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:16 am

I voted for Mirren even though she has no chance of winning.

We've seen Mirren in flamboyant roles before, most notably in The Madness of King George, for which she won her first nomination, and TV's Elizabeth I, but here's she constantly surprising, over-the-top one minute, quiet and subdued the next. It's another gem from one of the best actresses currently working.
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Postby Reza » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:23 am

I went with Carey Mulligan too. Have yet to watch Mirren.

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Postby Sabin » Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:38 pm

I'm going with CAREY Mulligan because she outclasses her film. This is ever so slightly over Gabourey Sidibe who is not really given a chance to shine in Precious due to messy direction. I have no doubt that Sidibe could have been outstanding in Precious.
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Postby Snick's Guy » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:28 am

If you had an oscar ballot, who would be your best actress vote?


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