Monday, August 15, 2011

My RANKING OF BEST ACTRESS

  1. Charlize Theron in Monster (2003)
  2. Vivien Leigh in Gone With The Wind (1939)
  3. Vivien Leigh in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
  4. Glenda Jackson in Women In Love (1970)
  5. Anne Bancroft in The Graduate (1967)
  6. Jodie Foster in The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)
  7. Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction (1987)
  8. Sissy Spacek in Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
  9. Elizabeth Taylor in Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
  10. Felicity Huffman in Transamerica (2005)
  11. Holly Hunter in The Piano (1993)
  12. Simone Signoret in Room At The Top (1959)
  13. Ellen Burstyn in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
  14. Glenda Jackson in Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)
  15. Meryl Streep in Sophie's Choice (1982)
  16. Geraldine Page in The Trip To Bountiful (1985)
  17. Diane Lane in Unfaithful (2002)
  18. Susan Sarandon in Dead Man Walking (1995)
  19. Sissy Spacek in In The Bedroom (2001)
  20. Mary Tyler Moore in Ordinary People (1980)
  21. Kate Winslet in Little Children (2006)
  22. Kathy Bates in Misery (1990)
  23. Michelle Pfeiffer in The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
  24. Olivia de Havilland in The Heiress (1949)
  25. Joanne Woodward in Rachel, Rachel (1968)
  26. Kate Winslet in The Reader (2008)
  27. Liza Minnelli in Cabaret (1972)
  28. Ellen Burstyn in Requiem For A Dream (2000)
  29. Glenda Jackson in A Touch Of Class (1973)
  30. Marsha Mason in The Goodbye Girl (1977)
  31. Annette Bening in The Kids Are Alright (2010) 
  32. Sally Field in Norma Rae (1979) 
  33. Gena Rowlands in A Woman Under The Influence (1974)
  34. Katharine Hepburn in The Lion In Winter (1968)
  35. Liza Minnelli in The Sterile Cuckoo (1969)
  36. Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard (1950)
  37. Bette Davis in All About Eve (1950)
  38. Edith Evans in The Whisperers (1967)
  39. Jennifer Lawrence in Winter's Bone (2010)
  40. Julianne Moore in Far From Heaven (2002)
  41. Susan Sarandon in Thelma and Louise (1991)
  42. Kim Stanley in Seance On A Wet Afternoon (1964)
  43. Sissy Spacek in Carrie (1976)
  44. Pauline Collins in Shirley Valentine (1989)
  45. Susan Hayward in I Want To Live! (1958)
  46. Anna Magnani in The Rose Tattoo (1955)
  47. Jane Fonda in Klute (1971)
  48. Halle Berry in Monster's Ball (2001)
  49. Jodie Foster in The Accused (1988)
  50. Cher in Moonstruck (1987)
  51. Hilary Swank in Boys Don't Cry (1999)
  52. Geena Davis in Thelma and Louise (1991)
  53. Marie Dressler in Min and Bill (1931)
  54. Helen Hunt in As Good As It Gets (1997)
  55. Faye Dunaway in Network (1976)
  56. Bette Midler in The Rose (1979)
  57. Olivia de Havilland in Hold Back The Dawn (1941)
  58. Ali McGraw in Love Story (1970)
  59. Meryl Streep in Doubt (2008)
  60. Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)
  61. Leslie Caron in The L-Shaped Room (1963)
  62. Greta Garbo in Camille (1937)
  63. Catalina Sandino Moreno in Maria Full Of Grace (2004)
  64. Bette Davis in Jezebel (1938)
  65. Shelley Winters in A Place In The Sun (1951)
  66. Judi Dench in Notes On A Scandal (2006)
  67. Jane Fonda in Coming Home (1978)
  68. Kate Winslet in Titanic (1997) 
  69. Natalie Wood in Splendor In The Grass (1961)
  70. Eleanor Parker in Caged (1950)
  71. Melissa Leo in Frozen River (2008)
  72. Joan Fontaine in Rebecca (1940)
  73. Meryl Streep in The Bridges Of Madison County (1995)
  74. Barbara Streisand in The Way We Were (1973)
  75. Katharine Hepburn in Summertime (1955)
  76. Samantha Eggar in The Collector (1965)
  77. Julie Christie in Away From Her (2007)
  78. Jill Clayburgh in An Unmarried Woman (1978)
  79. Ellen Burstyn in The Exorcist (1973)
  80. Katharine Hepburn in Alice Adams (1935) 
  81. Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
  82. Jane Fonda in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
  83. Claudette Colbert in It Happened One Night (1934)
  84. Julie Christie in Darling (1965)
  85. Jean Simmons in The Happy Ending (1969)
  86. Patricia Neal in Hud (1963)
  87. Glenda Jackson in Hedda (1975)
  88. Lynn Redgrave in Georgy Girl (1966)
  89. Norma Shearer in The Divorcee (1930)
  90. Leslie Caron in Lili (1953)
  91. Michelle Pfeiffer in Love Field (1992) 
  92. Isabelle Adjani in The Story Of Adele H. (1975)
  93. Celia Johnson in Brief Encounter (1946)
  94. Jessica Lange in Blue Sky (1994)
  95. Elizabeth Taylor in Butterfield 8 (1960) 
  96. Susan Hayward in Smash Up: The Story Of A Woman (1947)
  97. Elizabeth Taylor in Suddenly Last Summer (1959)  
  98. Geraldine Page in Summer and Smoke (1961)
  99. Marsha Mason in Only When I Laugh (1981)
  100. Anne Baxter in All About Eve (1950)
  101. Geraldine Page in Interiors (1978)
  102. Vanessa Redgrave in Isadora (1968)
  103. Maggie Smith in The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
  104. Marsha Mason in Chapter Two (1979)
  105. Marie-Christine Barrault in Cousin, Cousine (1976)
  106. Anne Bancroft in The Pumpkin Eater (1964)
  107. Jane Fonda in Julia (1977) 
  108. Jessica Lange in Sweet Dreams (1985)
  109. Meryl Streep in Postcards From The Edge (1990)
  110. Greta Garbo in Anna Christie (1930)
  111. Bette Davis in Dark Victory (1939)
  112. Natalie Portman in Black Swan (2010)
  113. Marsha Mason in Cinderella Liberty (1973)
  114. Elizabeth Taylor in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (1958)
  115. Geraldine Page in Sweet Bird Of Youth (1962)
  116. Natalie Wood in Love With The Proper Stranger (1963)
  117. Katharine Hepburn in On Golden Pond (1981) 
  118. Faye Dunaway in Chinatown (1974)
  119. Angelina Jolie in Changeling (2008)
  120. Susan Sarandon in Atlantic City (1981)
  121. Sara Miles in Ryan's Daughter (1970)
  122. Ellen Burstyn in Resurrection (1980)
  123. Gene Tierney in Leave Her To Heaven (1945)
  124. Anne Bancroft in The Miracle Worker (1962)
  125. Ginger Rogers in Kitty Foyle (1940)
  126. Susan Hayward in I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955)
  127. Elisabeth Shue in Leaving Las Vegas (1995) 
  128. Olivia de Havilland in The Snake Pit (1948)
  129. Katharine Hepburn in The Rainmaker (1956) 
  130. Marlee Matlin in Children Of A Lesser God (1986)
  131. Michelle Williams in Blue Valentine (2010)
  132. Meryl Streep in Silkwood (1983)
  133. Norma Shearer in Their Own Desire (1930)
  134. Ida Kaminska in The Shop On Main Street (1966)
  135. Sissy Spacek in Missing (1982)
  136. Bette Davis in Now, Voyager (1942)
  137. Joan Crawford in Sudden Fear (1952)
  138. Jennifer Jones in The Song Of Bernadette (1943)
  139. Anouk Aimee in A Man and A Woman (1966) 
  140. Wendy Hiller in Pygmalion (1938)
  141. Rachel Roberts in This Sporting Life (1963)
  142. Sharon Stone in Casino (1995)
  143. Katharine Hepburn in Suddenly Last Summer (1959)
  144. Irene Dunne in The Awful Truth (1937) 
  145. Kathleen Turner in Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
  146. Bette Davis in The Star (1952)
  147. Elizabeth Hartman in A Patch Of Blue (1965)
  148. Katharine Hepburn in Morning Glory (1933)
  149. Anna Magnani in Wild Is The Wind (1957)
  150. Helen Mirren in The Queen (2006)
  151. Irene Dunne in Theodora Goes Wild (1936) 
  152. Valerie Perinne in Lenny (1974)
  153. Janet McTeer in Tumbleweeds (1999)
  154. Janet Gaynor in A Star Is Born (1937)
  155. Meryl Streep in The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
  156. Laura Linney in The Savages (2007)
  157. Susan Sarandon in The Client (1994)
  158. Barbara Stanwyck in Double Indemnity (1944)
  159. Charlize Theron in North Country (2005) 
  160. Sophia Loren in Two Women (1961)
  161. Irene Dunne in I Remember Mama (1948)
  162. Greer Garson in Mrs. Miniver (1942)
  163. Doris Day in Pillow Talk (1959)
  164. Eleanor Parker in Interrupted Melody (1955)
  165. Lee Remick in Days Of Wine and Roses (1962)
  166. Brenda Blethyn in Secrets and Lies (1996)
  167. Sissy Spacek in Crimes Of The Heart (1986)
  168. Sally Kirkland in Anna (1987)
  169. Joan Crawford in Possessed (1947)
  170. Laura Dern in Rambling Rose (1991)
  171. Bette Davis in The Little Foxes (1941)
  172. Goldie Hawn in Private Benjamin (1980)
  173. Barbara Stanwyck in Sorry Wrong Number (1948)
  174. Marie Dressler in Emma (1932)
  175. Gabourey Sidibe in Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire (2009)
  176. Jessica Tandy in Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
  177. Olivia de Havilland in To Each His Own (1946)
  178. Diana Ross in Lady Sings The Blues (1972)
  179. Ingrid Bergman in Autumn Sonata (1978)
  180. Katharine Hepburn in Woman Of The Year (1942)
  181. Joan Fontaine in The Constant Nymph (1943) 
  182. Meryl Streep in One True Thing (1998)
  183. Debra Winger in An Officer and A Gentleman (1982)
  184. Meryl Streep in Out Of Africa (1985)
  185. Carey Mulligan in An Education (2009)
  186. Diane Keaton in Reds (1981) 
  187. Susan Hayward in My Foolish Heart (1949)
  188. Shirley MacLaine in Terms Of Endearment (1983)
  189. Melina Mercouri in Never On Sunday (1960)
  190. Bette Davis in The Letter (1940)
  191. Elizabeth Taylor in Raintree County (1957)
  192. Julie Walters in Educating Rita (1983)
  193. Imelda Staunton in Vera Drake (2004)
  194. Norma Shearer in A Free Soul (1931)
  195. Meryl Streep in A Cry In The Dark (1988)
  196. Emily Watson in Breaking The Waves (1996)
  197. Sissy Spacek in The River (1984)
  198. Katharine Hepburn in Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
  199. Meryl Streep in Ironweed (1987) 
  200. Norma Shearer in The Barretts Of Wimpole Street (1934)
  201. Ann-Margret in Tommy (1975)
  202. Greer Garson in The Valley Of Decision (1945)
  203. Julie Christie in McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971)
  204. Kristen Scott Thomas in The English Patient (1996)
  205. Bette Davis in Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962)
  206. Annette Bening in American Beauty (1999)
  207. Greta Garbo in Ninotchka (1939)
  208. Sally Field in Places In The Heart (1984)
  209. Mary McDonnell in Passion Fish (1992)
  210. Jane Fonda in The Morning After (1986)
  211. Patricia Neal in The Subject Was Roses (1968)
  212. Judi Dench in Mrs. Brown (1997)
  213. Ellen Burstyn in Same Time, Next Year (1978)
  214. Jane Alexander in Testament (1983)
  215. Whoopi Goldberg in The Color Purple (1985)
  216. Jane Fonda in The China Syndrome (1979)
  217. Fay Bainter in White Banners (1938)
  218. Katharine Hepburn in Guess Who's Coming To Dinner? (1967) 
  219. Judy Garland in A Star Is Born (1954)
  220. Gladys George in Valiant Is The Word For Carrie (1936)
  221. Simone Signoret in Ships Of Fools (1965)
  222. Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones' Diary (2001)
  223. Jodie Foster in Nell (1994)
  224. Carroll Baker in Baby Doll (1956)
  225. Ava Gardner in Mogambo (1953)
  226. Jessica Lange in Frances (1982)
  227. Shirley MacLaine in The Turning Point (1977)
  228. Fernanda Montengro in Central Station (1998)
  229. Julie Andrews in The Sound Of Music (1965)
  230. Joanne Woodward in The Three Faces Of Eve (1957)
  231. Liv Ullmann in Face To Face (1976)
  232. Carrie Snodgress in Diary Of A Mad Housewife (1970)
  233. Jessica Lange in Country (1984)
  234. Jeanne Eagels in The Letter (1929)
  235. Carol Kane in Hester Street (1975)
  236. Anne Bancroft in The Turning Point (1977)
  237. Liv Ullmann in The Emigrants (1972)
  238. Luise Rainer in The Good Earth (1937)
  239. Anne Bancroft in Agnes Of God (1985)
  240. Joanne Woodward in Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973)
  241. Laura Linney in You Can Count On Me (2000)
  242. Sigourney Weaver in Gorillas In The Mist (1988)
  243. Diane Keaton in Annie Hall (1977)
  244. Luise Rainer in The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
  245. Jessica Lange in Music Box (1989)
  246. Nicole Kidman in The Hours (2002)
  247. Susan Sarandon in Lorenzo's Oil (1992)  
  248. Helena Bonham Carter in The Wings Of The Dove (1997)
  249. Glenn Close in Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
  250. Rosalind Russell in Mourning Becomes Electra (1947)
  251. Vanessa Redgrave in The Bostonians (1984)
  252. Salma Hayek in Frida (2002) 
  253. Norma Shearer in Marie Antoinette (1938)
  254. Shirley Booth in Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)
  255. Jane Wyman in Magnificent Obsession (1954) 
  256. Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
  257. Julie Christie in Afterglow (1997)
  258. Maggie Smith in Travels With My Aunt (1972)
  259. Helen Hayes in The Sin Of Madelon Claudet (1932)
  260. Greer Garson in Blossoms In The Dust (1941)
  261. Barbara Stanwyck in Stella Dallas (1937)
  262. Debra Winger in Terms Of Endearment (1983)
  263. Katharine Hepburn in The Philadelphia Story (1940) 
  264. Diahann Carroll in Claudine (1974)
  265. May Robson in Lady For A Day (1933)
  266. Sophia Loren in Marriage Italian Style (1964)
  267. Angela Bassett in What's Love Got To Do With It? (1993)
  268. Joan Crawford in Mildred Pierce (1945)
  269. Renee Zellweger in Chicago (2002)
  270. Isabelle Adjani in Camille Claudel (1989)
  271. Greer Garson in Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939)
  272. Dorothy McGuire in Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
  273. Jennifer Jones in Duel In The Sun (1946)
  274. Holly Hunter in Broadcast News (1987)
  275. Judy Holliday in Born Yesterday (1950)  
  276. Keisha Castle Hughes in Whale Rider (2003)
  277. Claudette Colbert in Since You Went Away (1944)
  278. Shirley MacLaine in The Apartment (1960) 
  279. Jane Wyman in Johnny Belinda (1948)
  280. Vanessa Redgrave in Mary, Queen Of Scots (1971)
  281. Irene Dunne in Love Affair (1939)
  282. Claudette Colbert in Private Worlds (1935)
  283. Katharine Hepburn in The African Queen (1951)
  284. Janet Suzman in Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)
  285. Joan Allen in The Contender (2000)
  286. Jill Clayburgh in Starting Over (1979)
  287. Judi Dench in Iris (2001)
  288. Loretta Young in The Farmer's Daughter (1947)
  289. Deborah Kerr in Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)
  290. Bessie Love in The Broadway Melody (1929)
  291. Annette Bening in Being Julia (2004)
  292. Louise Fletcher in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975) 
  293. Shirley MacLaine in Some Came Running (1958)
  294. Barbara Streisand in Funny Girl (1968)
  295. Eleanor Parker in Detective Story (1951)
  296. Miriam Hopkins in Becky Sharp (1935)
  297. Jennifer Jones in Love Is A Many Splendored Thing (1955)
  298. Susan Hayward in With A Song In My Heart (1952)
  299. Greer Garson in Mrs. Parkington (1944)
  300. Audrey Hepburn in The Nun's Story (1959)
  301. Greta Garbo in Romance (1930)
  302. Cicely Tyson in Sounder (1972)
  303. Ingrid Bergman in Anastasia (1956)
  304. Juliette Binoche in Chocolat (2000)
  305. Grace Moore in One Night Of Love (1934)
  306. Diane Keaton in Something's Gotta Give (2003)
  307. Deborah Kerr in The Sundowners (1960)
  308. Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday (1953)
  309. Emma Thompson in Howard's End (1992) 
  310. Julianne Moore in The End Of The Affair (1999) 
  311. Rosalind Russell in Auntie Mame (1958)
  312. Norma Shearer in Romeo and Juliet (1936)
  313. Genevieve Bujold in Anne Of The Thousand Days (1969) 
  314. Margret Sullivan in Three Comrades (1938)
  315. Lynn Fontanne in The Guardsman (1932)
  316. Loretta Young in Come To The Stable (1949) 
  317. Piper Laurie in The Hustler (1961)
  318. Maggie McNamara in The Moon Is Blue (1953)
  319. Judi Dench in Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005)
  320. Emma Thompson in Sense and Sensibility (1995)
  321. Diane Keaton in Marvin's Room (1996)
  322. Jean Arthur in The More The Merrier (1943)
  323. Rosalind Russell in Sister Kenny (1946)
  324. Catharine Deneuve in Indochine (1992)
  325. Deborah Kerr in Edward, My Son (1949) 
  326. Sigourney Weaver in Aliens (1986)
  327. Helen Mirren in The Last Station (2009)
  328. Greer Garson in Sunrise At Campobello (1960)
  329. Jane Wyman in The Blue Veil (1951)
  330. Joan Fontaine in Suspicion (1941)
  331. Deborah Kerr in From Here To Eternity (1953) 
  332. Stockard Channing in Six Degrees Of Separation (1993) 
  333. Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth (1998)
  334. Bette Davis in Mr. Skeffington (1944)
  335. Audrey Hepburn in Wait Until Dark (1967)
  336. Hilary Swank in Million Dollar Baby (2004)
  337. Naomi Watts in 21 Grams (2003)
  338. Nicole Kidman in Rabbit Hole (2010)
  339. Joanne Woodward in Mr. and Mrs. Bridge (1990)
  340. Irene Dunne in Cimarron (1931)
  341. Anjelica Huston in The Grifters (1990)
  342. Barbara Stanwyck in Ball Of Fire (1941)
  343. Jennifer Jones in Love Letters (1945) 
  344. Bette Davis in Dangerous (1935)
  345. Greer Garson in Madame Curie (1943) 
  346. Judy Davis in A Passage To India (1984)
  347. Samantha Morton in In America (2003)
  348. Lana Turner in Peyton Place (1957)
  349. Miranda Richardson in Tom and Viv (1994)
  350. Carole Lombard in My Man Godfrey (1936) 
  351. Emma Thompson in The Remains Of The Day (1993) 
  352. Deborah Kerr in Separate Tables (1958)
  353. Keira Knightly in Pride and Prejudice (2005)
  354. Ingrid Bergman in Gaslight (1944)
  355. Marion Cotillard in La Vie En Rose (2007)
  356. Rosalind Russell in My Sister Eileen (1942)
  357. Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
  358. Grace Kelly in The Country Girl (1954)
  359. Ingrid Bergman in The Bells Of St. Marys (1945) 
  360. Emily Watson in Hilary and Jackie (1998)
  361. Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina (1954)
  362. Diana Wynyard in Cavalcade (1933)
  363. Melanie Griffith in Working Girl (1988)
  364. Meryl Streep in Music Of The Heart (1999)
  365. Teresa Wright in The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
  366. Meryl Streep in Julie and Julia (2009)
  367. Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman (1990)
  368. Penelope Cruz in Volver (2006)
  369. Anne Hathaway in Rachel Getting Married (2008)
  370. Frances McDormand in Fargo (1996)
  371. Julie Andrews in Victor/Victoria (1982)
  372. Talia Shire in Rocky (1976)
  373. Jane Wyman in The Yearling (1946)
  374. Winona Ryder in Little Women (1994) 
  375. Gwyneth Paltrow in Shakespeare In Love (1998)
  376. Ellen Page in Juno (2007)
  377. Dorothy Dandridge in Carmen Jones (1954)
  378. Deborah Kerr in The King and I (1956)
  379. Mary Pickford in Coquette (1929)
  380. Debra Winger in Shadowlands (1993)
  381. Debbie Reynolds in The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)
  382. Marlene Dietrich in Morocco (1931)
  383. Gena Rowlands in Gloria (1980)
  384. Nancy Kelly in The Bad Seed (1956)
  385. Jane Alexander in The Great White Hope (1970)
  386. Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge! (2001)
  387. Martha Scott in Our Town (1940)
  388. Ingrid Bergman in Joan Of Arc (1948)
  389. Vanessa Redgrave in Morgan! (1966)
  390. Ingrid Bergman in For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943)   
  391. Shirley MacLaine in Irma La Douce (1963)
  392. Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
  393. Jeanne Crain in Pinky (1949)
  394. Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side (2009)
  395. Julia Roberts in Erin Brockovich (2000)
  396. Julie Andrews in Mary Poppins (1964)
  397. Julie Harris in The Member Of The Wedding (1952)
  398. Reese Witherspoon in Walk The Line (2005)
  399. Bette Midler in For The Boys (1991) 
Missing:
Janet Gaynor in Sunrise (1927/28)
Janet Gaynor in Seventh Heaven (1927/28)
Janet Gaynor in Street Angel (1927/28)
Louise Dresser in A Ship Comes In (1927/28)
Gloria Swanson in Sadie Thompson (1927/28)
Ruth Chatterton in Madame X (1929)
Betty Compson in The Barker (1929)
Corrine Griffith in The Divine Lady (1929)
Nancy Carroll in The Devil's Holiday (1930)
Ruth Chatterton in Sarah and Son (1930)
Gloria Swanson in The Trespasser (1930)
Ann Harding in Holiday (1931)
Elisabeth Bergner in Escape Me Never (1935)
Merle Oberon in The Dark Angel (1935)

    6 comments:

    Robert said...

    Amazing Sage! This is such an accomplishment. I love reading your reviews and this ranking is great, even if I don't agree with everything. Keep up the good work!

    Fritz said...

    So, do you already have plans for the future? :-)

    joe burns said...

    The question that's on everybody's lips is what will happen next?!!!

    Sage Slowdive said...

    As of right now, I want to rank the supporting category, but in a much different way.

    dinasztie said...

    I'm just asking now: why did you make Glenda your pick for 1971 after all? You (also) seemed to be ga-ga over Jane Fonda's performance. What made you change your mind? Just interested.

    Sage Slowdive said...

    lol I still am, but I wanted to give Glenda the win right from the beginning. Jane is (was) just too perfect in Klute.