Monday, May 23, 2011

"Actress In A Leading Role" 1962: My Ranking

5. Bette Davis in "Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?"
- Bette Davis often overacts her way through the part, but she is still able to make the most of it, delivering a campy, yet realistic performance.

4. Lee Remick in "Days Of Wine and Roses"
- Lee Remick does an amazing job at working with the material, always showing the strong vulnerability of her character. It's a touching performance that never fails to make an impact.

3. Katharine Hepburn in "Long Day's Journey Into Night"
- Katharine Hepburn takes the essential role of Mary Tyrone and makes the most of it & more. She is nothing short of amazing in her characterization and brings the part from the script alive on the screen.

2. Geraldine Page in "Sweet Bird Of Youth"
- Cast against type, Geraldine Page is beautifully gazed on screen. It's a difficult role to accomplish, but she manages to do it with precision and entertainment.

1. Anne Bancroft in "The Miracle Worker"
- Anne Bancroft matches Patty Duke in every way, I could feel the determination for accomplishment throughout her performance, causing this to be one powerful performance.

Honorable Omissions: None.


Fritz said...

REally a fantastic year and it was exciting until the end whom you would pick! And I certainly won't complain that Anne took it since she is FANTASTIC!
As an honorable omission I would suggest Joan Crawford who, at least for me, was very effective in her part and held her own against Davis.

dinasztie said...

Wow, I somehow suspected in the end that Anne would win. Great year, isn't it?

Unfortunately, all of these actresses have passed away. :(

Louis Morgan said...

Quite a good year, I guess I would go with either Page, or Bancroft myself.

Sage Slowdive said...

It was quite a great lineup for actresses in general - not that I'm that familiar with Lee Remick, but the other 4 are immaculate actresses.

joe burns said...

Yay, Anne takes back her win! What a strong year!