Mark's Best Actress Challenge

…In relentless pursuit of all performances nominated and won!

Patricia Neal in “Hud” (*winner, 1963)

A moody and atmospheric story based upon a book by celebrated author Larry McMurtry, Hud manages to squeeze some pretty phenomenal acting chops out of its lead actors Paul Newman, … Continue reading

August 22, 2010 · Leave a comment

Greta Garbo in “Camille” (nomination, 1937)

A lush and beautiful costume piece of the late 1930’s, the Parisian story of Camille could easily have ventured into elaborate melodrama, but if you focus your attention solely on … Continue reading

August 22, 2010 · Leave a comment

Ingrid Bergman in “For Whom the Bell Tolls” (nomination, 1943), “Joan of Arc” (nomination, 1948), and “Autumn Sonata” (nomination, 1978)

Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman may indeed be considered a “goddess” of cinema.  Many of her performances are considered among the greatest ever onscreen, and she was honored with a total … Continue reading

August 15, 2010 · Leave a comment

Cicely Tyson in “Sounder” (nomination, 1972)

1972’s Sounder is truly one of those films about growing up – and doing so in a pretty speedy way – at a relatively young age.  Set in Depression-era Louisiana, … Continue reading

August 13, 2010 · Leave a comment

Lee Remick in “Days of Wine and Roses” (nomination, 1962)

Searing, gripping performances drive Days of Wine and Roses, the 1962 drama depicting the ravages of alcoholism on a young married couple, directed by the acclaimed Blake Edwards.  A surprising … Continue reading

August 11, 2010 · Leave a comment