Mark's Best Actress Challenge

…In relentless pursuit of all performances nominated and won!

And the 2010 Best Actress nominees are…

This morning, the 2010 Academy Award nominations were announced!  A big morning, as it is every year for me, it seems.  As usual, now that they have added 10 nominees … Continue reading

January 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

Julie Andrews in “Victor/Victoria” (nomination, 1982)

1964’s Best Actress (for Mary Poppins) Julie Andrews truly goes all out and has a grand old time being directed by husband Blake Edwards in the 1982 musical treat, Victor/Victoria.  … Continue reading

January 13, 2011 · 1 Comment

Bette Davis in “Mr. Skeffington” (nomination, 1944)

Without a doubt, Bette Davis certainly soaks up the screen and chews the scenery as the self-absorbed central character of the tragic and oddly-named Mr. Skeffington (1944), earning her 7th nomination.  … Continue reading

December 26, 2010 · 8 Comments

Audrey Hepburn in “Wait Until Dark” (nomination, 1967)

Audrey Hepburn goes head-to-head against creepy villain Alan Arkin in the 1967 thriller, Wait Until Dark, based upon Frederick Knott’s stage play of the same name.  In her 5th and … Continue reading

December 24, 2010 · Leave a comment

Maggie McNamara in “The Moon is Blue” (nomination, 1953)

Ever heard of Maggie McNamara?  Neither had I, really.  A cute, pert actress who would instantly put you in mind of Audrey Hepburn, she lost her one and only Actress … Continue reading

December 17, 2010 · Leave a comment

Norma Shearer in “Marie Antoinette” (nomination, 1938) [abbreviated blog]

[Hello everyone – because of my move in October and various other happenings which have kept me very busy, as you can tell, I have taken a full break from … Continue reading

December 17, 2010 · Leave a comment

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