Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Top 10 Favorite Best Supporting Actress-Winning Performances

Throughout this month, just like I did last year, I have decided to do a series of Oscar-related articles in antecipation to the 90th Academy Awards ceremony, which will be held on March 4. Last week, I told you my top 10 favorite Best Supporting Actor-winning performances, so today I thought I would do the same, but for Best Supporting Actresses. Once again, please bear in mind that this is my own personal opinion, which of course is limited to the films I have seen so far.

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#1o: Jennifer Connelly as Alicia Nash
in A Beautiful Mind (2001)

Alicia Nash: I need to believe that something extraordinary is possible.


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#9: Teresa Wright as Carol Beldon
in Mrs. Miniver (1942)

Carol Beldon: I know how comfortable it is to curl up with a nice, fat book full of big words and think you're going to solve all the problems in the universe. But you're not, you know. A bit of action is required every now and then.


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#8: Anne Baxter as Sophie Nelson-MacDonald
in The Razor's Edge (1946)

Sophie Nelson-MacDonald: [Tipsy] Well, I'd better get back to my boyfriend. He'll raise the roof. He's a sulky brute, but quite a man.


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#7: Catherine Zeta-Jones as Velma Kelly
in Chicago (2002)

Velma Kelly: She'd say, «What's your sister like?» I'd say, «Men.»


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#6: Viola Davis as Rose Maxson
in Fences (2016)

Rose Maxson: Your daddy wanted you to be everything he wasn't, and at the same time, he wanted you to be everything he was.


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#5: Lupita Nyong'o as Patsey
in 12 Years a Slave (2013)

Patsey: Mistress Epps won't even grant me no soap ta clean with. Stink so much I make myself gag. Five hundred pounds 'a cotton day in, day out. More than any man here. And 'fo that I will be clean.


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#4: Octavia Spencer as Minny Jackson
in The Help (2011)

Minny Jackson: Fried chicken just tends to make you feel better about life.


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#3: Anne Hathaway as Fantine
in Les Misérables (2012)

Fantine: I had a dream my life would be so different from this hell I'm living!


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#2: Cate Blanchett as Katharine Hepburn
in The Aviator (2004)

Katharine Hepburn: You see, Howard, we're not like everyone else. Too many acute angles. Too many... eccentricities. We have to be very careful not to let people in or they'll make us into freaks.


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#1: Alicia Vikander as Gerda Wegener
in The Danish Girl (2015)

Gerda Wegener: It's hard for a man to be looked at by a woman. Women are used to it, of course, but for a man to submit to a woman's gaze it's unsettling. Although I believe there's some pleasure to be had from it, once you yield.


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There you go. These are, as of now, my top 10 favorite Best Supporting Actor-winning performances. Were you surprised by my choices? Did I name any of your favorites?

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