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Do You Miss StinkyLulu's 'Smackdown'?

You'd better sit down. Here have a grilled cheese sandwich to commemorate the moment.

In the Aughts when film blogging was rapidly progressing from infancy through busy rushed adolescence, quality Oscar-loving actressexuals were tuned in to and turned on by Stinky Lulu's monthly Supporting Actress Smackdown. Each month your host would profile the five Oscar nominees in a given year culminating in a "Smackdown" wherein a handful of fans would chime in on all five nominees and an actress would be crowned as best of that vintage. The restrospective smackdowns ended four years ago with a look back at 1956 (Limbo-dancing Oscar-winning Dorothy Malone prevailed) though one final smackdown was held five months later for the Supporting Actresses of Oscar 2009 and its winner Mo'Nique. Not that the Smackdowners always agreed with Oscar... 

I hadn't spoken to Stinky in years and we recently became reacquainted over lunch and a play. I told him how much I missed the smackdowns and it was only the 5,000th time he's heard this from someone. We got to talking and struck up a deal. We're ready to tell you... 


Gloria Grahame's acceptance speech was four words long "Thank you very much"There will be a couple of minor adjustments for its new home at The Film Experience but StinkyLulu will be back as emcee for the big event. The monthly smackdowns will resume (at least for a short while) at the end of August. The kick off Smackdown will be the ladies of 1952

  • Collette Marchand in Moulin Rouge
  • Gloria Grahame in The Bad and the Beautiful
  • Jean Hagen in Singin' in the Rain
  • Terry Moore in Come Back Little Sheba
  • Thelma Ritter in With a Song in My Heart

More details, years, and guest list TBA but please do speak aloud your immediate thoughts in the comments. 


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Reader Comments (64)

StinkyLulu is back? and here??? And if I close my eyes Kathleen Turner will have a movie career again when I open them?

I can't wait to see those smackdowns

July 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteriggy

Iggy, there are some feats that even The Film Experience cannot manage...

July 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

You made my day !

July 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBilly Held An Oscar

THIS IS GREAT NEWS! Looking forward to this big time :D

July 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

Paul -- right? Lord knows I've tried, I'm the only film blog on earth that still talks about her regularly.

July 7, 2013 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

I am literally shaking with excitement!

July 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdenny

That's a great news! I really appreciated STINKY LULU'S SMACKDOWN. Regarding 1952, I hope my fav Jean Hagen scores well!

July 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMirko

SOOO excited. I always find myself after watching a Supporting Actress performance coming back to see if it was one that Stinkylulu had profiled and to see how it ranked amongst the Smackdowners. I thoroughly enjoyed being part of the Smackdown in the past and can't what to see how Team Experilulu handles the Grahame vs. Hagen debate.

July 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJohn T

Best. News. Ever!

July 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAngry Young Lady

Thank you for this! I ran across StinkyLulu's blog just a few days ago when I happened onto Alex In Movieland's admiration for my beloved Marsha Mason. I love the idea of a smackdown but I'm going to have to get busy because two of these I haven't seen and one was so long ago that I can't remember it at all. Grahame was an interesting winner because her character was such an enigma. I never really understood her onscreen behavior at all.

July 8, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

Yes! Stinkylulu's Smackdowns; a VERY welcome blast from the past! Couldn't think of a better collaboration.

July 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoel V

I am VERY happy that the Smackdown will return! Always loved reading them! As for 1952, well.....for years I have admired Jean Hagen's Lina Lamont, but I had never seen Grahame in The Bad and the Beautiful. I always thought that her performance MUST be great to have beaten Hagen. Then I saw The Bad and the Beautiful. Waited forever for Grahame to appear, she had a couple of non-demanding scenes and then her character DIES!!!!! WHAT?????? Needless to say (at least for me).....Hagen was ROBBED!

July 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDennis Y

Dennis Y, my sentiments exactly.

July 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPatryk

How did I just found about this??? I so cannot wait - I have even seen them all already! :-)

August 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFritz

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