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Tuesday
Feb052013

Film Bitch Awards Best Supporting Actress Prizes (2000-2011)

I'll announce 2012's nominees the second the write-ups are done (working on them this week). But until then another listy flashblack to year's past here at The Film Experience. My opinions have changed somewhat over the years (as many opinions should if we continue to evolve) and perhaps I'll detail which changes those were in the future but mostly I like to think of Awards, both mine and other people's as time capsules of What We Valued At That Moment.

So here you go... 

Nominees in Alpha Order
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy 
Diane Kruger, Farewell My Queen
Lorraine Toussaint, Middle of Nowhere
write ups here 

Gold: Vanessa Redgrave, Coriolanus
Silver: Sarah Bayet, A Separation
Bronze: Carey Mulligan, Shame
Also Nominated
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids

Gold: Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom
Silver: Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Bronze: Amy Adams, The Fighter
Also Nominated
Kimberly Elise, For Colored Girls
Olivia Williams, The Ghost Writer

 
Gold: Mo'Nique, Precious
Silver: Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
Bronze: Marion Cotillard, Nine
Also Nominated
Samantha Morton, The Messenger
Rosamund Pike, An Education

*I believe this is my longest run of Oscar agreement as to winners in any category... throughout time. They went three consecutive years (2007-2009) making brilliant choices for wins in this category.


Gold: Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Silver: Rosemarie DeWitt, Rachel Getting Married
Bronze: Viola Davis, Doubt
Also Nominated
Samantha Morton, Synecdoche New York
Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler


Gold: Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton
Silver: Imelda Staunton, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Bronze: Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There
Also Nominated
Charlotte Gainsbourg, I'm Not There
Marisa Tomei, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Gold: Emily Blunt, The Devil Wears Prada
Silver: Fiona Shaw, The Black Dahlia
Bronze: Meryl Streep, A Prairie Home Companion
Also Nominated
Adriana Barraza, Babel
Mira Kirshner, The Black Dahlia

Gold: Maria Bello, A History of Violence
Silver: Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain
Bronze: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Happy Endings
Also Nominated
Amy Adams, Junebug
Ziyi Zhang, 2046

Gold: Virginia Madsen, Sideways
Silver: Cate Blanchett, The Aviator
Bronze: Daryl Hannah, Kill Bill, Vol. 2
Also Nominated
Patricia Clarkson, Dogville
Natalie Portman, Garden State

Gold: Holly Hunter, thirteen
Silver: Miranda Richardson, Spider
Bronze: Catherine O'Hara, A Mighty Wind
Also Nominated
Shohreh Aghdashloo, House of Sand and Fog
Patricia Clarkson, The Station Agent

Gold: Michelle Pfeiffer, White Oleander
Silver: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chicago
Bronze: Meryl Streep, Adaptation
Also Nominated
Patricia Clarkson, Far From Heaven
Bebe Neuwirth, Tadpole

Gold: Kate Winslet, Iris
Silver: Marisa Tomei, In the Bedroom
Bronze: Helen Mirren, Gosford Park
Also Nominated
Frances McDormand, The Man Who Wasn't There
Maggie Smith, Gosford Park

Gold: Catherine Deneuve, Dancer in the Dark
Silver: Samantha Morton, Jesus' Son
Bronze: Kirsten Dunst, The Virgin Suicides
Also Nominated
Kate Hudson, Almost Famous
Frances McDormand, Almost Famous/Wonder Boys

Do you remember these performances fondly?
Do you remember your choices over the past decade?


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very nice choices Nathaniel, mine since I've really started paying attention in 2004 have been:

2004: Virginia Madsen, Sideways
2005: Amy Adams, Junebug
2006: Catherine O'Hara, For Your Consideration
2007: Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton
2008: Ronit Elkabetz, The Band's Visit
2009: Mo'Nique, Precious
2010: Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom
2011: Carey Mulligan, Shame
2012: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

So, lots of overlap, all things considered.

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSean D

Nathan, I was rooting for Virginia too in 2004. Wonderful performance, and nobody expected anything like that from her. So touching and honest. I love the shoutouts to Vanessa Redgrave, Emily Blunt and Catherine O'Hara, who is a comic goddess as far as I am concerned. Wow, you really like Samantha Morton!

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

Love a lot of these choices! A little surprised Adams didn't medal in '05, she would have EASILY taken the gold from me.

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAdam

I remember loving DANCER IN THE DARK the first time I saw it, but now I barely remember Catherine Deneuve's performance in it. Maybe I need to watch it again?

Also, Rachel Weisz was not in your lineup for 2005? I thought she was brilliant in THE CONSTANT GARDENER. I sort of remember there was category confusion with her and Maria Bello that year regarding the awards race.

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkent

Some excellent choices here. I especially love that you mentioned Olivia Williams for The Ghost Writer, Bebe Neuwirth for Tadpole, and Patty Clarkson for Dogville, as well as, of course, Tilda. And as to Fiona Shaw, I'd say that was the most memorable Supporting Actress turn that year - though whether one considers it marvelous or frightful, well, it's understandable why it's divisive (personally, I think it's frightfully marvelous).

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterScottC

Rachel Weisz was lead in Film Bitch, as she should be campaigned. But Maria Bello was lead to me too.

I loved Deneuve in Dancer in the Dark. She would take my personal prize twice in the 2000's, the second time for her haunting Junon in A Christmas Tale. Junon is one of the best roles of the last decade and she kills it in every single detail.

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercal roth

My own personal winners in my own favorite category (only in English language films):

2000: Frances McDormand (Almost Famous)
2001: Cate Blanchett (Bandits)
2002: Miranda Richardson (Spider)
2003: Marcia Gay Harden (Mystic River)
2004: Laura Linney (Kinsey)
2005: Catherine Keener (Capote)
2006: Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada)
2007: Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton)
2008: Viola Davis (Doubt)
2009: Mo'Nique (Precious)
2010: Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom)
2011: Jessica Chastain (Take Shelter)
2012: Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables)

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterhcu

1997: Julianne Moore - Boogie NIghts
1998: Joan Allen - Pleasantville
1999: Catherine Keener - Being John Malkovich
2000: Jennifer Connelly - Requiem for a Dream
2001: Cate Blanchett - Bandits
2002: Meryl Streep - Adaptation.
2003: Ellen DeGeneres - Finding Nemo
2004: Natalie Portman - Closer
2005: Rachel Weisz - The Constant Gardener
2006: Emily Blunt - The Devil Wears Prada
2007: Tilda Swinton - Michael Clayton
2008: Penélope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
2009: Mo'Nique - Precious
2010: Melissa Leo - The Fighter
2011: Jessica Chastain - Everything

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVictor S

You picked Weaver, but we can say Leo was brilliant choice, too, specially when we consider they could have passed on her only because of sexism. That race was ugly, but they did the right thing (Weaver had no chance).

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercal roth

Glad to see a mention for Miranda Richardson in 'Spider which is, to my mind, one of the greatest screen performances of all time. Also love Imelda Staunton in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Rosemarie DeWitt in Rachel Getting Married, and of course Mo'Nique in Precious.

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLuke

2000: Catherine Deneuve, "Dancer in the Dark"
2001: Goya Toledo, "Amores Perros"
2002: Michelle Pfeiffer, "White Oleander"
2003: Holly Hunter, "Thirteen"
2004: Joan Allen, "The Bourne Supremacy"
2005: Amy Adams, "Junebug"
2006: Adriana Barraza, "Babel"
2007: Tilda Swinton, "Michael Clayton"
2008: Rosemarie Dewitt, "Rachel Getting Married"
2009: Monique, "Precious"
2010: Jacki Weaver, "Animal Kingdom"
2011: Carey Mulligan, "Shame"
2012: Diane Kruger, "Farewell, My Queen"

I hope I don't dream in vain about Michelle Pfeiffer giving us another performance as brilliant as the one she gave in "Oleander." I don't even care if she's nominated, I just want to see her brilliant in a role again.

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBVR

2012: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
2011: Jessica Chastian, The Tree of Life (also Take Shelter, The Help, The Debt)
2010: Marion Cotillard, Inception
2009: Julianne Moore, A Single Man
2008: Rosemarie DeWitt, Rachel Getting Married
2007: Jennifer Garner, Juno
2006: Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls (though Meryl won in lead and they might need a category swap)
2005: Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain
2004: Mandy Moore, Saved!
2003: Lucy Lui, Kill Bill Vol. 1
2002: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chicago (i pushed Julianne double lead, but she lost to Meryl)
2001: Gwenyth Paltrow, The Royal Tenenbaums
2000: Jennifer Coolidge, Best in Show

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commentereurocheese

What's remarkable when I look at these lists is how many terrific actresses we have but how few opportunities they get to really shine. Sadly, some only get that one perfect role, and then drop off the face of the earth.

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

1997: Julianne Moore - Boogie NIghts
1998: Joan Allen - Pleasantville
1999: Catherine Keener - Being John Malkovich
2000: Jennifer Connelly - Requiem for a Dream
2001: Cate Blanchett - Bandits
2002: Meryl Streep - Adaptation.
2003: Ellen DeGeneres - Finding Nemo
2004: Natalie Portman - Closer
2005: Rachel Weisz - The Constant Gardener
2006: Emily Blunt - The Devil Wears Prada
2007: Tilda Swinton - Michael Clayton
2008: Penélope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
2009: Mo'Nique - Precious
2010: Melissa Leo - The Fighter
2011: Jessica Chastain - Everything

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVictor S

Oh, Nathaniel I sure would love to see (per your hilarious gaffe) Shohreh in "An Education". Who would she play, though?

The Tomei mention in 2007 reminds me of how everyone in "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" (actors and behind the scenes persons) was doing career best or near career best and few folks seemed to care. Awards for them all.

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew K.

Kent -- Cal is right. I had Weisz in lead though looking back now i wonder why i didn't put BELLO there as well.

cal - amen on Leo in 2010.

andrew -- ioopsie. haha

brookesboy - *sniffle*

bvr -- i feel the same way at this point. just one more performance that brilliant (although that's tough for anyone. I consider it one of her top 3 best performances of her entire career and she's my favorite actress so there you go.)

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commenternathanielr

I wish Patty had been nominated for The Station Agent rather than Pieces of April. Alas she would still have lost to RZ's Ruby. In total agreement about the 07-09 run of winners. My immediate thought coming out of Michael Clayton (v.early in the season) was that I wanted Tilda to win. Kristen Scott Thomas (SFITY) and Samantha Barks would be on my ballot this year with Anne, Helen and possibly Olivia Coleman in Hyde Park on Hudson - the only good thing in that boring film.

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChrisD

2000: Jennifer Connelly - Requiem for a Dream
2001: Kate Winslet, Iris
2002: Michelle Pfeiffer - White Oleander
2003: Holly Hunter - Thirteen
2004: Natalie Portman - Closer
2005: Michelle Williams - Brokeback Mountain
2006: Emily Blunt - The Devil Wears Prada
2007: Tilda Swinton - Michael Clayton
2008: Penélope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
2009: M'onique - Precious
2010: Amy Adams - The Fighter
2011: Jessica Chastain - Take Shelter
2012: Juno Temple - Killer Joe

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDamian

No Jennifer Hudson is Dreamgirls? Or is that just me?

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNic meyers

Love these!

My choices:

2000: Kate Hudson, Almost Famous
2001: Gwnyneth Paltrow, The Royal Tenenbaums
2002: Julianne Moore, The Hours
2003: Patricia Clarkson, Pieces of April
2004: Natalie Portman, Closer
2005: Amy Adams, Junebug
2006: Rinko Kikuchi, Babel
2007: Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There
2008: Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
2009: Melanie Laurent, Inglorious Basterds
2010: Lesley Manville, Another Year
2011: Carey Mulligan,Shame
2012: Helen Hunt, The Sessions

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSad man

2000: Julie Walters - Billy Elliot
2001: Helen Mirren - Gosford Park
2002: Meryl Streep - Adaptation
2003: Hope Davis - American Splendor
2004: Cate Blanchett - The Aviator
2005: Amy Adams - Junebug
2006: Adriana Barraza - Babel
2007: Laura Vasiliu - 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days
2008: Penélope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
2009: M'onique - Precious
2010: Melissa Leo - The Fighter
2011: Charlotte Gainsboug - Melancholia
2012: Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBernardo S

2005 - Michelle Williams (Brokeback Mountain) 'Jack Twist? Jack NASTY'
2006 - Anika Noni Rose - Dreamgirls
2007 - Saoirse Ronan - Atonement
2008 - Viola Davis - Doubt
2009 - M'onique - Precious *
2010 - Barbara Hershey - Black Swan
2011 - Rose Byrne - Bridesmaids

*M'onique gives one of those lightening in a bottle once in a lifetime type performances, I hope we can see her in another film soon!

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterrami (ramification)

Great lists up there.

These are some I think deserve honorable mention in addition:
Carey Mulligan--Drive (2011)
Dale Dickey--Winter's Bone (2010)
Diane Kruger--Inglorious Basterds (2009)
Amy Adams--Miss Pettigrew lives for a day (2008)
Thandie Newton--RocknRolla (2008)
Eva Green--Casino Royale (2006)
Ariadna Gil--Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Ayelet Zurer--Munich (2005)
Monica Belluci-- Irreversible (2002)
Fanny Ardant--8 Women (2002) Deneuve as well
Maribel Verdú--Y Tu Mamá También (2001) (I know she was considered a lead, but it was supporting in my book)
Kelly Macdonald and Emily Watson--Gosford Park (2001)
Marisa Paredes--The Devil's Backbone (2001)
Shirley Henderson--Topsy Turvy (1999)
Fanny Ardant--Elizabeth (1998)
Debbi Morgan--Eve's Bayou (1997)

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHenry

This was so good:

Bronze: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Happy Endings

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBia

I still pound my fist against the table for the near miss of Michelle Pfeiffer's astounding work in "White Oleander," but CZJ essentially was "Chicago," so I didn't mind her win at all. Look at this retrospective list, I'm reminded of how much so many of these performances were instrumental in my appreciation of films I would have otherwise not cared for either athear all orthe as much (Madsen in "Sideways," Adams in "Junebug," Davis in "Doubt," Cotillard in "Nine").

I remember really pulling for nods for Samantha Morton in "Minority Report" in 2002 and Mila Kunis in "Black Swan" in 2010a (though if I'm totally honest, I think it was more for the real-life narrative of Meg's becoming an Oscar nominee).

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTroy H.

I thought you hated Kate Hudson in Almost Famous?

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTyler

@Nathaniel: Michelle Pfeiffer is my favorite actress too mostly because I think it's hard to make a top 3 or even 5 "Michelle Pfeiffer Performances" without leaving out an equally brilliant one. If I had to rank my favorite Pfeiffer performances it would be 1) Franke & Johnny, 2) Fabulous Baker Boys, 3) White Oleander, 4) Batman Returns, and 5) The Deep End of the Ocean, and at least 3 of those were the best of their respective years, and ALL of them placed in the top of that year (and there's even more fabulous performances outside these 5!!).

Let's hope "Malavita" gives her rich material!

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBVR

Delighted at all the Morton mentions - all of them well-deserved. Also loved the McDormand nod for Man Who Wasn't There - very underrated performance.

From (spotty) memory, my choices would have been:

2000: Jennifer Coolidge, Best in Show
2001: Marylouise Burke, Series 7: The Contenders
2002: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chicago
2003: Lucy Liu, Kill Bill, Vol: 1
2004: Catherine Deneuve, Kings and Queen
2005: Amy Adams, Junebug
2006: Blanca Portillo, Volver
2007: Laura Vasiliu, 4 Months 3 Weeks 2 Days
2008: Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
2009: Mo'nique, Precious
2010: Amy Adams, The Fighter
2011: Leila Hatami, A Separation

Though I've also noticed Rosemarie de Witt get slotted as Supporting Actress for Your Sister's Sister - if that's the field she belongs in, then she would get my prize for 2011 (I tend to go by year of premiere, rather than US release).

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commentergoran

2000 Julie Walters, Billy Elliot
2001 Kate Winslet, Iris
2002 Julianne Moore, The Hours
2003 Laura Linney, Mystic River
2004 Virginia Madsen, Sideways
2005 Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener
2006 Carmen Maura, Volver
2007 Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton
2008 Viola Davis, Doubt
2009 Mo'Nique, Precious
2010 Jackie Weaver, Animal Kingdom
2011 Sarah Bayet, A Separation

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

2004 -- Sophie Okonedo in Hotel Rwanda !!!

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPenelope M.

2000- Julie Waters (Billy Elliot)
2001- Helen Mirren (Gosford Park)
2002- Meryl Streep (Adaptation.)
2003- Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Sand and Frog)
2004- Natalie Portman (Closer)
2005- Amy Adams (Junebug)
2006- Adriana Barraza (Babel)
2007- (tie) Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton) & Saoirse Ronan (Atonement)
2008- Rosemarie DeWitt (Rachel Getting Married)
2009- Melanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds)
2010- Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom)
2011- (tie) Jessica Chastain (Take Shelter, Tree of Life, The Debt, Corialanus and The Help) and Vanessa Redgrave (Corialanus)
2012- Ann Dowd (Compliance)

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCMG

I always thought Barraza wasn't given enough credit for what she did with a rather thin part, but she was incredibly moving in "Babel." I think Cruz nailed it in "VCB" and Aghdashloo was pretty wonderful in "House of Sand and Fog."

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterzig

The 2007-2010 period for the Supporting categories are probably the best ever: Bardem + Ledger + Waltz + Bale (+ Plummer in 2011) and Swinton + Cruz + Mo'nique + Leo??
I dare anyone find 4 straight winners in 2 categories (not only acting) as consistently good as those.

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVictor S

If I Had Awards 2011 - 2000
Supporting Actress

2011
G Melissa McCarthy - Bridesmaids
S Elle Fanning- Super 8
B Carey Mulligan - Shame
Malin Ackerman - HappyThankYouMorePlease,
Sareh Bayet - A Seperation

2010
G Amanda Peet - Please Give
S Jackie Weaver - Animal Kingdom
B Kirsten Dunst - All Good Things
Barbara Hershey - Black Swan, Anna Paquin - The Romantics, Kristin Scott Thomas - Nowhere Boy

2009
G Mo'Nique - Precious
S Rachel Weisz - The Brothers Bloom
B Imelda Staunton - Taking Woodstock
Vera Farmiga - Up in the Air, Julianne Moore - A Single Man

2008
G Marisa Tomei - The Wrestler
S Ari Graynor - Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
B Penelope Cruz - Vicky Christina Barcelona
Kristin Davis - Sex and the City, Anjelica Huston - Choke

2007
G Anjelica Huston - The Darjeeling Unlimited
S Catherine Keener - Into the Wild
B (tie) Emily Mortimer and Kelli Garner - Lars and the Real Girl
Saoirse Ronan - Atonement

2006
G Lindsay Beamish - Shortbus
S Shareeka Epps - Half Nelson
B Cate Blanchett - Notes on a Scandal
Emma Thompson - Stranger than Fiction, Zoe Wiezenbaum - 12 and Holding

2005
G Michele Williams - Brokeback Mountain
S Maggie Gyllenhaal - Happy Endings
B Ziyi Zhang - 2046
Amy Adams - Junebug, Kelli Garner - Thumbsucker

2004
G Daryl Hannah - Kill Bill Vol. 2
S Christina Applegate - Anchorman
B Holly Hunter - Little Black Book
Julia Roberts - Closer, Robin Wright-Penn - A Home at the End of the World

2003
G Christina Ricci - Monster
S Patricia Clarkson - Pieces of April
B Miranda Richardson - Spider
Maria Bello - The Cooler, Scarlett Johansson - Lost in Translation

2002
G Kyra Sedgwick - Personal Velocity
S Meryl Streep - Adaptation
B Toni Collette - About a Boy
Kathy Bates - About Schmidt, Michelle Pfeiffer - White Oleander

2001-
G Helen Mirren - Gosford Park
S Kate Winslet - Iris
B Jennifer Coolidge - Legally Blonde
Maggie Smith - Gosford Park, Marisa Tomei - In the Bedroom

2000
G Frances McDormand - Almost Famous
S Jennifer Connelly - Requiem for a Dream
B Kate Hudson - Almost Famous
Marcia Gay Harden - Pollock, Parker Posey - Scream 3

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJT

Oh! A few comments about my list ...

2012?? - I still have too many things to see. But I've seen all the Oscar nominees and I'm kind of hoping for a Sally Field upset (even though I start crying EVERY time my iPod shuffles Anne into the mix).
Rebel Wilson was HILARIOUS in a not so hilarious movie. I totally do NOT understand why Selma Hayak wasn't given proper consideration for Savages. #5 will have to wait.

2011 - McCarthy would have won if she was a man. Say what you will about Super 8, Elle was captivating. Ms. Mulligan shattered my heart.

2010- Yeah, 6, indecisive at times. Peet played a total Bitch with all the vulnerability we know is the source of every bitches bitchiness.

2009 - Duh!

2008 - A big part of this for me was my love for Tomei and never quite saying she was the best. I WAS Graynor's character in college. The Crazy Cruz!

2007 - The year 10 women could have won and I'd be just fine with it.

2006 - hmmm. The year I refused to acknowledge actual movie stars?

2005- Next to Monique, this was one of my easiest decisions ever. I like Weitz, but.. Ummm. N. Just, N.

2004 - Was it simply because Julia Roberts was still the highest paid actress in Hollywood that she was considered for Best Actress and Natalie Portman for Supporting Actress? Because I find this to be one of the most irritating instances of category fraud. I love when my list has no resemblance to Oscar.

2003 - Agonizing to decide. But Ricci is SO under appreciated. Clarkson was Genuis, Richardson made me pee my pants with fear.

2002 - This is a look back in time and say "What?" moment. Sedgwick is amazing, but Streep was so deliciously odd!!

2001 - Bend and Snap! I stand behind Coolidge. But I watched EVERYTHING Mirren had made after seeing this movie.

2000 - Best "loving" Movie Mom EVER. A couple messed up girls, The Oscar Winner, And Posey is priceless.

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJT

2005: Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener
2006: Rinko Kikuchi, Babel
2007: Kelly Macdonald, No Country for Old Men
2008: Viola Davis, Doubt
2009: Mo'Nique, Precious
2010: Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom
2011: Lesley Manville, Another Year
2012: Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterW.J.

Nathaniel, since I have only been following The Film Experience for about just over a year, I really enjoyed reading this list and the list of past Film Bitch Awards Best Pictures. ^^ It's great to see so many great performances and movies from the past to be mentioned both in the list and the comments. Now there are a handful of movies I must see or want to see again.

The 3 performances popped up in my head while just reading the title of this post are Tilda 'Michael Clayton', M'onique 'Precious' and Marisa 'The Wrestler'.

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMingy

2009: Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air)
2010: Marion Cotillard (Inception)
2011: Jessica Chastain (The Help)
2012: Sally Field (Lincoln)

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoe

2000: Kate Hudson, Almost Famous
2001: Gwyneth Paltrow, The Royal Tenenbaums
2002: Catherine Zeta Jones, Chicago
2003: Holly Hunter, Thirteen
2004: Daryl Hannah, Kill Bill Volume 1
2005: Amy Adams, Junebug
2006: Emily Blunt, The Devil Wears Prada
2007: Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There
2008: Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
2009: Mo'Nique, Precious
2010: Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom
2011: Jessica Chastain, The Tree of Life
2012: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew

Funny. My actual list didn't post.
That makes my above explanation a little odd. ;-)


If I Had Awards 2011 - 2000
Supporting Actress

2011
G Melissa McCarthy - Bridesmaids
S Elle Fanning- Super 8
B Carey Mulligan - Shame
Malin Ackerman - HappyThankYouMorePlease,
Sareh Bayet - A Seperation

2010
G Amanda Peet - Please Give
S Jackie Weaver - Animal Kingdom
B Kirsten Dunst - All Good Things
Barbara Hershey - Black Swan, Anna Paquin - The Romantics, Kristin Scott Thomas - Nowhere Boy

2009
G Mo'Nique - Precious
S Rachel Weisz - The Brothers Bloom
B Imelda Staunton- Taking Woodstock
Vera Farmiga Up in the Air, Julianne Moore - A Single Man

2008
G Marisa Tomei - The Wrestler
S Ari Graynor - Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
B Penelope Cruz - Vicky Christina Barcelona
Kristin Davis - Sex and the City, Anjelica Huston - Choke

2007
G Anjelica Huston - The Darjeeling Unlimited
S Catherine Keener - Into the Wild
B (tie) Emily Mortimer and Kelli Garner - Lars and the Real Girl
Saoirse Ronan Atonement

2006
G Lindsay Beamish - Shortbus
S Shareeka Epps - Half Nelson
B Cate Blanchett - Notes on a Scandal
Emma Thompson - Stranger than Fiction, Zoe Wiezenbaum - 12 and Holding

2005
G Michele Williams - Brokeback Mountain
S Maggie Gyllenhaal - Happy Endings
B Ziyi Zhang - 2046
Amy Adams - Junebug, Kelli Garner - Thumbsucker

2004
G Daryl Hannah - Kill Bill Vol. 2
S Christina Applegate - Anchorman
B Holly Hunter - Little Black Book
Julia Roberts - Closer, Robin Wright-Penn - A Home at the End of the World

2003
G Christina Ricci - Monster
S Patricia Clarkson - Pieces of April
B Miranda Richardson - Spider
Maria Bello - The Cooler, Scarlett Johansson - Lost in Translation

2002
G Kyra Sedgwick - Personal Velocity
S Meryl Streep - Adaptation
B Toni Collette - About a Boy
Kathy Bates - About Schmidt, Michelle Pfeiffer - White Oleander

2001-
G Helen Mirren - Gosford Park
S Kate Winslet - Iris
B Jennifer Coolidge - Legally Blonde
Maggie Smith - Gosford Park, Marisa Tomei - In the Bedroom

2000
G Frances McDormand - Almost Famous
S Jennifer Connelly - Requiem for a Dream
B Kate Hudson - Almost Famous
Marcia Gay Harden - Pollock, Parker Posey - Scream 3

February 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJT

Some great choices. 2000 was a particularly off-Oscar's radar year, wasn't it? Well, with your medalists, anyway.

2000: Deneuve, HARDEN, Posey, Sevigny, Walters
2001: ARMSTRONG, Blake, Johansson, Oh, Paltrow (probably my favourite line-up in the lot)
2002: Clarkson, Falco, Pfeiffer, Streep, ZETA-JONES
2003: AGHDASHLOO, Clarkson, Davis, Harden, Hunter
2004: BLANCHETT, Clarkson, Hannah, Heche, McAdams
2005: Adams, Jaoui, Gyllenhaal, HAZELHURST, Williams, Zhang
2006: Ashitey, Blunt, Foster, FURNESS, Shaw
2007: Bermeister, Blanchett, KNUDSEN, Morton, Swinton
2008: CRUZ, Davis, Olin, Tomei, Zylberstein
2009: Cotillard, Kim, Mangan-Lawrence, MO'NIQUE, Pike
2010: Adams, Dickey, Fanning, Maggie Q, WEAVER
2011: Smith-Cameron, Chastain, Dench, HARRIS, Wayans
2012: Adams, ECHIKUNWOKE, Hathaway, Ward, (Kidman, but I haven't seen her film yet because it's not out until the end of the month!)

February 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGlenn

What a joy looking back at these, Nathaniel...

2000: Deneuve is a worthy choice although I take it you considered Harden a lead (?) because how else could she miss. I know you weren’t a fan of Winslet that year but I found her worthy and I believe you mentioned feeling guilty about omitting one the few Connolly performances you could embrace.

2001: No arguments here although I still feel Connolly deserved her Oscar nom if not the win.

2002: Once again you show impeccable taste not only with your lineup but winner as well.

2003: Hunter nailed it but I wish you’d made room for at least one of the hard-hitting “Mystic” gals.

2004: I still say Blanchett but Madsen’s comeback was so refreshing and the Hannah/Clarkson nods are wickedly deserved.

2005: I too considered Weisz a lead and also went with Bello that year but in retrospect Adam’s breakthrough really feels like the true triumph of that category.

2006: Love this unconventional, quite deserving lineup, especially those two beguiling “Dahlia” performances.

2007: It was all about Swinton for me and I’m thrilled you and Oscar (still can’t believe it) agreed. Citing Staunton over Blanchett was a brave and respectable choice.

2008: Cruz was brilliant (although I preferred her lead performance in “Elegy” that same year) and while DeWitt, Tomei and Davis all made my ballot I’m still haunted most by Winger’s poisonous Abby.

2009: Mo’Nique all the way. But I’ glad that you were a big fan of my second choice for that year—a searing Marion Cotillard.

2010: No arguments here and still love reading your interview with Weaver.

2011: The lack of awards season traction for Redgrave is still baffling (for shame BAFTA) so I’m glad she has this honor despite being slightly more partial to McCarthy.

2012: Predictions: Kidman (fingers crossed she snags her 2nd gold Film Bitch prize), Hathaway, Green, Kruger and… Huppert?

February 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRyanSt

oh and here's my BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS lineups per year:


2000: Marcia Gay Harden, “Pollock”
(noms: Connelly, McDormand, Winslet, Zeta-Jones)

2001: Marisa Tomei, “In the Bedroom”
(noms: Connelly, Mirren, Smith, Winslet)

2002: Michelle Pfeiffer, “White Oleander”
(noms: Clarkson, Falco, Streep, Zeta-Jones)

2003: Marcia Gay Harden, “Mystic River”
(noms: Aghdashloo, Hunter, Kidman, Linney)

2004: Cate Blanchett, “The Aviator”
(noms: Clarkson, Hannah, Madsen, Portman)

2005: Maria Bello, “A History of Violence”
(noms: Adams, Gyllenhaal, Keener, Williams)

2006: Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls)

(noms: Barazza, Blunt, Collette, Kirshner)

2007: Tilda Swinton, “Michael Clayton”
(noms: Blanchett, Mann, Ryan, Tomei)

2008: Debra Winger, “Rachel Getting Married”
(noms: Cruz, Davis, DeWitt, Winger)

2009: Mo’Nique, “Precious”
(noms: Cotillard, Farmiga, Kruger, Moore)

*Best of the Decade (2000-2009):
Blanchett (“Aviator), Cotillard (“Nine”), Mo’Nique (“Precious”), Pfeiffer (“White Oleander”), Swinton (“Michael Clayton”)

2010: Jacki Weaver, “Animal Kingdom”
(noms: Adams, Leo, Papoulia, Williams)

2011: Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”
(noms: Chastain, McTeer, Popistasu, Redgrave)

2012: Nicole Kidman, “The Paperboy”

February 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRyanSt

Honourable mention in 2009 (?) for Rosamund Pike in An Education , she did a hell of a job with what could have been a nothing role.

February 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRamification

Shohreh Aghdashloo, An Education!!! (House of Sand and Fog?)

February 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterscary

2000: Parker Posey - Best in Show/ Kirsten Dunst - The Virgin Suicides/
2001: Cate Blanchett - Bandits/ Maggie Smith - Gosford Park / Marisa Tomei - In The Bedroom
2002: La Zeta Jones - Chicago / Julianne Moore . The Hours
2003: Patricia Clarkson - Dogville / Holly Hunter - Thirteen/ Cate Blanchett - Coffee and Cigarettes/ Anna Faris - Lost in Translation
2004: Cate Blanchett - The Aviator/ Natalie Portman - Closer/ Daryl Hannah - Kill Bill Volume 1
2005: Robin Wright - Nine Lives / Maria Bello - A History of Violence/ Michelle Williams -Brokeback Mountain
2006: Emily Blunt - The Devil Wears Prada/ Rinko Kikuchi - Babel/
2007: Cate Blanchett - Im not There/ Tilda Swinton - Michael Clayton/ Saoirse Ronan - Atonement
2008: Marisa Tomei - The Wrestler/ Penelope Cruz - Vicky Christina Barcelona/ Viola Davis - Doubt/ Tilda Swinton - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
2009: Monique - Precious/ Samantha Morton - The Messenger/
2010: Olivia Williams - The Ghost Writer/ Jackie Weaver Animal Kingdom/ Melissa Leo - The Figher/ Rooney Mara - The Social Network
2011: Jessica Chastain - The Tree of Life+++/ Melissa McCarthy - Bridesmaids

Best of the decade:
Blanchett, Monique, Tomei, Williams, Chastain, Davis, Posey, Blunt, Bello and Kikuchi

February 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterManuel

2000 - Frances McDormand (Wonder Boys)
2001 - Maggie Smith (Gosford Park) (fuck Downton Abbey, she was doing it even more impressively 10 years before)
2002 - Meryl Streep (Adaptation) (virtual tie with Zeta who was just fabulous in Chicago)
2003 - such a weak ass year... don't care for any of those performances AT ALL
2004 - Virginia Madsen (Sideways) (am I the only one alone in saying that Rachel McAdams should've been there for Mean Girls? I'm dead serious)
2005 - weak ass year again... such a boring race too. Weisz was an OK choice
2006 - again... maybe one of the Babel ladies but I couldn't care less about this category (and the whole year for that matter)
2007 - Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton) and I love that I called it!
2009 - Viola Davis (Doubt) (love Penélope, she's the one great thing in that trainwreck of a movie)
2010 - Mo'Nique (Precious) (very nice category too, aside from that random Gyllenhaal nom)
2011 - Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom) (she was so much better than everyoen else in that category. shame melissa "I love giving awkward speeches" leo was sweeping everything)
2012 - weak category again... I'd probably go with Chastain. btw, still pissed off at how octavia spencer bullshat her way to this oscar. there are at least 100 black actresses who give that performance every year it's so stereotyped and wrong. not a single critic backed her up, but she sure knew how to campaign

2013 - I'd give it to helen hunt, easily

February 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenter

I love Penelope Cruz, but to this day the love she gets for VCB baffles me.

February 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterrami (ramification)

These are not clear-cut favorites, but based on what I've watched and what I remember I'd probably go like this:

2000: Cate Blanchett, The Man Who Cried
2001: Maggie Smith, Gosford Park
2002: Julianne Moore, The Hours
2003: Lucy Lui, Kill Bill Vol. 1
2004: Meryl Streep, The Manchurian Candidate
2005: Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain
2006: Emily Blunt, The Devil Wears Prada
2007: Saoirse Ronan, Atonement
2008: Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler
2009: Mo'Nique, Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire
2010: Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom
2011: Cate Blanchett, Hanna
2012: Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy

NOTE: I'm not Australian, it just happens that Australia produces a lot of talent

February 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterYavor

my option (so far..._

2011: Jessica Chastain [Take Shelter]
2010: Lesley Manville [Another Year]
2009: Mo'Nique [Precious]
2008: Marisa Tomei [The Wrestler]
2007: Cate Blanchett [I'm Not There]
2006: Cate Blanchett [Notes on a Scandal]
2005: Rachel Weisz [The Constant Gardener]
2004: Cate Blanchett [The Aviator]
.....

my top 10 list will be more interesting.

February 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlasttimeisaw

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