Mark's Best Actress Challenge

…In relentless pursuit of all performances nominated and won!

Watch it and weep…

…not only for the stellar, moving performance, but also for the fact that Judy Garland lost the one and only Best Actress Oscar she should have won for a A … Continue reading

April 29, 2010 · Leave a comment

Rosalind Russell in “Mourning Becomes Electra” (1947, nomination)

Having always been a tremendous fan of the great Rosalind Russell, watching this overly-long, depressing melodrama made me realize even more what a shame it truly was that Russell was … Continue reading

April 28, 2010 · Leave a comment

Lynn Redgrave in “Georgy Girl” (1966, nomination)

I had the great pleasure of meeting the lovely Lynn Redgrave last year when she was the master teacher for the 2009 Lunt-Fontanne Fellows at my place of employment, Ten … Continue reading

April 25, 2010 · 1 Comment

“No Comment.”

You may fully wonder why, as I review these Best Actress nominated films and you faithfully follow along, I do not comment on every single nominated and winning performance in … Continue reading

April 25, 2010 · 1 Comment

Meryl Streep in “A Cry in the Dark” (1988, nomination)

1988 ushered in 5 strong nominated performances by Glenn Close (Dangerous Liaisons), Jodie Foster (The Accused), Melanie Griffith (Working Girl), Meryl Streep (A Cry in the Dark), and Sigourney Weaver … Continue reading

April 25, 2010 · 1 Comment

Sally Kirkland in “Anna” (1987, nomination)

Nomination (winner: Cher in Moonstruck) In this (perhaps little-known) late 1980s film, Sally Kirkland portrays Anna, a once-famous Czech film actress who is exiled to the United States after imprisonment … Continue reading

April 20, 2010 · Leave a comment

Giving a shout out…

…to my fellow blogger and good buddy who gave me the initial idea to pursue this challenge! ¬†For all of you true Oscar aficionados out there, follow along with Joel’s … Continue reading

April 19, 2010 · Leave a comment