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Best Supporting Actress evah!

Shelley Winters, A Patch of Blue%0D %0D or %0D %0D Diane Wiest, Bullets Over Broadway

by Anonymousreply 12405/22/2013

no contest. big shel.

by Anonymousreply 103/22/2011

Actually's Patty Duke in The Miracle Worker. Sublime and powerful perfection.

by Anonymousreply 203/22/2011

Thelma Ritter - Pillow Talk, All About Eve, and Rear Window

by Anonymousreply 303/22/2011

I agree with R2. I just watched that today and she was incredible.

by Anonymousreply 403/22/2011

Gotta go with Dianne. The Oscars almost never honor comedy performances, and hers in BULLETS was perfection. So glad she got the recognition she deserved for that performance.

by Anonymousreply 503/22/2011

Did anyone ever see Dianne in Independence Day? She played a heartbreaking, abused wife and was fantastic.

by Anonymousreply 603/22/2011

Dianne has two Oscars for comic roles and she was brilliant in both Bullets and Hannah and Her Sisters.%0D %0D I'd vote for another comic performance: Olympia Dukakis in Moonstruck.

by Anonymousreply 703/22/2011

Shelley Winters is brutal and horrifying in A Patch of Blue. While I watched Mo'Nique's performance in Precious, I kept flashing back to A Patch of Blue.

by Anonymousreply 803/22/2011

yes r6! sweet and innocent in that. Hard to believe it was the same woman from Bullets.

by Anonymousreply 903/22/2011

For my mind, Duke would be very hard to beat for the title, but I guess I could go back and look at a list of the winners and see if anybody else jumps out at me as better.

by Anonymousreply 1003/22/2011

Eve Arden.

by Anonymousreply 1103/22/2011

Patty Duke?!%0D %0D %0D ah...ugh...wawa (with vacant stare)

by Anonymousreply 1203/22/2011

Marissa Tomei.

by Anonymousreply 1303/22/2011

Patty shouldn't have been in that category- she's the star of the film.%0D %0D Shelly did that role with both hands tied behind her back. She grew up with those Brooklyn bimbo types. It must have been a slow Oscar year.%0D %0D I went through this list and the only one that jumped out at me was Ruth Gordon for "Rosemary's Baby".

by Anonymousreply 1403/22/2011

And Patty's win prevented Angela Lansbury's tour de force in the Manchurian Candidate from winning which it would have in any other year.

by Anonymousreply 1503/22/2011

Shelley is not from Brooklyn.

by Anonymousreply 1603/22/2011

Patty Duke!

by Anonymousreply 1703/22/2011

the nominees are:

Mary Boland in The Women

Toni Collette in The Sixth Sense

Brenda Fricker in My Left Foot

Ruth Gordon in Rosemary's Baby

Angela Lansbury in The Manchurian Candidate

Lotte Lenya in The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone

Agnes Moorehead in The Magnificent Ambersons

Edna Mae Oliver in A Tale of Two Cities

Dianne Wiest in Bullets over Broadway

Dianne Wiest in Hannah and her Sisters

and the winner is: Agnes Moorehead

by Anonymousreply 1803/22/2011

Shelley Winters is from St. Louis, I doubt she grew up with Brooklyn bimbos.

by Anonymousreply 1903/22/2011

I agree that Patty should have been in the lead actress category, but since she was not, she wins. %0D %0D Number 2, for me, would be Maureen Stapleton in "Reds."

by Anonymousreply 2003/22/2011

But then, now that I think about it... It was called "The Miracle Worker" and it is just as much Annie's story as Helen's. And if they'd both been in the lead actress character, one would have lost, and my God, Bancroft deserved an Oscar, too. She was amazing. %0D %0D Yes, Angela was good-- but not as good as either Bancroft or Duke.

by Anonymousreply 2103/22/2011

I much preferred Wiest in "Hannah" to "Bulletts", a much more intriguing, thoughtful and mult-layered performance than the one-note hamminess of "Bullets".

by Anonymousreply 2203/22/2011

ME, you sons of bitches! Godammit!

by Anonymousreply 2303/22/2011

Moorehead's performance in Ambersons is extraordinary, no wonder she won the best actress award from the New York Film Critics in what is without a doubt a supporting role.

by Anonymousreply 2403/22/2011

"I agree that Patty should have been in the lead actress category, but since she was not, she wins."

Perhaps if OP was asking for the best winner of best supporting actress evah!

but the question is the best supporting actress evah, hence it can't be a lead.

by Anonymousreply 2503/22/2011

Vivian Vance

by Anonymousreply 2603/22/2011


by Anonymousreply 2703/22/2011

"Winters was born Shirley Schrift in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Jewish parents Rose (n%C3%A9e Winter), a singer with The Muny, and Jonas Schrift, a designer of men's clothing. Her family moved to Brooklyn, New York when she was three years old."%0D %0D She probably doesn't remember St. Louis very well.

by Anonymousreply 2803/22/2011

[quote] TATUM O'NEAL!

Not the best "evah" but certainly a worthy winner. Although, she is another who should have been nominated in the leading actress category.

by Anonymousreply 2903/22/2011

Rita Moreno or Cloris Leachman gets my vote!

by Anonymousreply 3003/22/2011

She was, R6. I saw that movie when it first came out. I've never forgotten Wiest in that film.

by Anonymousreply 3103/22/2011

Dianne was lucky she got the first oscar. Pat Ast apparently took home the golden globe that year for "Reform School Girls" but wasn't even nominated for the oscar.%0D %0D Here's a best of reel somebody made from Ast's performance. Had no idea the foreign press was THIS crazy. Pia Zadora, notwithstanding.

by Anonymousreply 3203/22/2011

She wasn't nominated but I go with Madeline Kahn in "What's Up Doc?"

by Anonymousreply 3303/22/2011

Patty Duke is not the lead in MIRACLE WORKER. The story is about Annie Sullivan. Helen Keller is a supporting character in the movie. Anne Bancroft is the title character and the protagonist. Keller just happens to be her mission.

Just because Helen Keller would go on to become more famous than her teacher doesn't make her the lead part in the story told in THE MIRACLE WORKER.

by Anonymousreply 3403/22/2011

Have you forgotten about me? Already? You fucking assholes.

by Anonymousreply 3503/22/2011

r34 and others TMW really is about both woman, since you can not have one with out the other. That is why both woman won their awards. When TMW was made into a TV movie (starring Patty Duke and Melissa Gilbert)both actress were up for the Emmy for best Actress and Patty Duke playing the Annie role won. Glad that with the Oscars that one was in the supporting role and the other in the starring role

by Anonymousreply 3603/22/2011

Agnes Moorehead in The Magnificent Ambersons

Barbara Hershey in Portrait of a Lady

Thelma Ritter in Rear Window

Thelma Ritter in With a Song in my Hearty

Thelma Ritter in All About Eve, etc., etc., etc.

Terri Garr in Tootsie

Dianne Wiest in Hannah and her Sisters

Maria Ouspenskaya in Dodsworth

Ruby Dee in A Raisin in the Sun

Dianne Wiest in Bullets Over Broadway

Dianne Wiest in Parenthood

by Anonymousreply 3703/24/2011

and one that's all but forgotten:

Joan Hackett in Only When I Laugh

by Anonymousreply 3803/24/2011

Whoopi Goldberg - Ghost

by Anonymousreply 3903/24/2011

Agree, Babs Hershey In Portrait Of A Lady remains one of the most mesmerizing supporting performances.

by Anonymousreply 4003/24/2011

Beverly D'Angelo - Coal Miner's Daughter %0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 4103/24/2011

I can't tell ya how encouragin' a thing like this is.

by Anonymousreply 4203/24/2011

Except that Ruth Gordon had been out of the public eye for so many years, everyone forgot (or didn't know) that she was really just like Minnie Castevet all the time. It was hardly acting.

by Anonymousreply 4303/24/2011

Margaret Hamilton in The Wizard of Oz%0D %0D Rosalind Russell in The Women%0D %0D Judy Holliday in Adam's Rib%0D %0D Jean Hagen in Singin' in the Rain%0D %0D Ava Gardner in Show Boat%0D %0D Were any of them even nominated????%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 4403/24/2011

Angelina Jolie in Girl, Interrupted.

She's been HORRIBLE in everything ever since. Watching The Tourist and I want to pull my hair and her weave out for inflicting me with her "British" accent.

by Anonymousreply 4503/24/2011

Wasn't Judy Holliday in ADAM'S RIB and Jean Hagen in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN basically the same character?

by Anonymousreply 4603/24/2011

Judy Davis in Where Angels Fear to Tread%0D %0D Louise Fletcher (sorry, but that really wasn't a leading role) in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

by Anonymousreply 4703/24/2011

My goodness you people are old.

Sent from my iPhone.

by Anonymousreply 4803/24/2011

[quote]My goodness you people are old. %0D %0D "My goodness"? You sound like my mother.

by Anonymousreply 4903/24/2011

Connie Ford.

by Anonymousreply 5003/24/2011

[quote]You sound like my mother.

And I'm sure you're as old as mine.

Sent from my iPhone.

by Anonymousreply 5103/25/2011

Don't speak, don't.

by Anonymousreply 5203/25/2011

Agnes was amazing in Ambersons, and it's one of my favourite performances of all time. She was robbed of that Oscar! I saw the film before I read the book, and I was shocked to see how my impression of Moorehead's portrayal was exactly how Tarkington described Fanny in the book (at turns old, and at others, child like). The scene with her on the staircase, where she finally tells George what people are saying about Isabel, gives me chills.

If we were just picking from Oscar winning supporting actresses, then I would definitely go with Dianne in "Bullets." Oddly enough, I didn't care for her performance in "Hannah and Her Sisters," but when I think about her Helen Sinclair, I can't stop crying from laughter. She was very sweet in Woody Allen's "Radio Days," too.

by Anonymousreply 5303/25/2011

agree Patty Duke wins this hands down...

by Anonymousreply 5403/25/2011

anybody see Judith anderson in Rebecca?

by Anonymousreply 5503/25/2011

You don't have to be old to have seen any of these performances.

by Anonymousreply 5603/25/2011

you bitches forgot about me already?!?!

by Anonymousreply 5703/25/2011

remember the title of the thread is Best evah! that would be Patty Duke, all the rest are second, third, fourth, etc...

by Anonymousreply 5803/25/2011

The nominees are...%0D %0D Edy Williams, "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls"%0D Patty Duke, "Valley of the Dolls"%0D Pat Ast, "Reform School Girls"%0D Yvette Mimieux, "Where the Boys Are"%0D Mia Farrow, "Secret Ceremony"%0D %0D And the winner is...%0D %0D Tom Cruise, "Endless Love"

by Anonymousreply 5903/25/2011

Maybe not evah, but I'd like to see Mary Kay Place win something one of these days.

by Anonymousreply 6003/26/2011

Miranda Richardson in Damage.%0D %0D It wasn't a great film but her performance was truly great, even though she was much younger than the character.

by Anonymousreply 6103/26/2011

Patricia Collinge in "Shadow of a Doubt."

by Anonymousreply 6203/26/2011

Not the BEST, but one of the best just because she was simply perfect. Virginia Madsen in Sideways.

Also love Annette Bening in The Grifters.

No Oscar recognition but Paula Prentiss in The Stepford Wives epitomizes charisma and an excellent supporting performance.

by Anonymousreply 6303/26/2011

Joan Hackett in The Group and Joan Hackett in The Last of Sheila.

by Anonymousreply 6403/26/2011

Miranda Richardson in DAMAGE gave one of the finest film performances of all time.

by Anonymousreply 6503/26/2011


by Anonymousreply 6606/11/2011

LOL at r59!

by Anonymousreply 6706/11/2011

I can't believe y'all forgot about me. Just like the New York Times. Believe you me, you in danger, gurls!

by Anonymousreply 6806/11/2011

r68 the thread is the BEST!

by Anonymousreply 6906/11/2011

Linda Hunt in The Year of Living Dangerously Helen Hayes in Airport Angelica Huston in Prizzi's Honor

by Anonymousreply 7006/11/2011

[quote]Agree, Babs Hershey In Portrait Of A Lady remains one of the most mesmerizing supporting performances.

Campion wanted Streep for the part, but for some reason Streep couldn't or wouldn't do it. I have to say, I can't imagine anyone better than Hershey as Madame Merle.

[quote]Miranda Richardson in DAMAGE gave one of the finest film performances of all time.

It's been a while since I saw the film, but I remember her being extraordinary in it.

by Anonymousreply 7106/11/2011

Angelica Huston (Prizzi's Honor) lost the BAFTA to Rosaanna Arquette in Desperatly Seeking Susan?! %0D %0D Plus wasn't Rosanna the lead in Susan?

by Anonymousreply 7206/11/2011

Madeline Kahn gave one of the greatest performances ever put on film in "What's Up, Doc?" but because it was a comedy people don't recognize the tour-de-force that it was.

by Anonymousreply 7306/11/2011

This girl puts Patty Duke to shame.

by Anonymousreply 7406/11/2011

If we restrict it to women who actually won Best Supporting Actress, I'd go with Shelley Winters in "A Patch of Blue" or Alice Brady in "In Old Chicago."

If we open it up to all supporting female performances in all films ever, it's too hard a questions to answer... but among my favorites would be Patricia Collinge in "Shadow of a Doubt," Dame Judith Anderson in "Rebecca," Mary Astor in "The Palm Beach Story," Lillian Gish in "The Cobweb," Gloria Grahame in "The Big Heat," Jean Hagen in "Singin' in the Rain," Thelma Ritter in "The Model and the Marriage Broker," Bernadette Peters in "Pennies from Heaven," Judy Davis in "Husbands and Wives," and Miriam Margolyes in "The Age of Innocence."

by Anonymousreply 7506/11/2011

R75, you forgot Madeline Kahn in What's Up, Doc?

by Anonymousreply 7606/11/2011

r76, I did forget Madeline Kahn: but from "Young Frankenstein."

by Anonymousreply 7706/11/2011

Oh the injustice!

Lynn Redgrave in "Gods and Monsters"

She lost out to what was little more than a cameo for Judi Dench in "Shakespeare in Love"

by Anonymousreply 7806/11/2011

Ann-Margret in "Carnal Knowledge".

by Anonymousreply 7906/11/2011

I cannot STAND Judi Dench. She's highly overrated.

by Anonymousreply 8006/11/2011

No one performance can stand as the best among all the others, of course.

But for performances that have stayed with me, years after I've first seen the movies:

Cloris Leachman in "Last Picture Show"

Angela Lansbury in "Manchurian Candidate"

Anjelica Houston in "Prizzi's Honor"

Helen Mirren in "Gosford Park"

Margaret Avery in "The Color Purple" (I know)

Every actress in "Nashville"

by Anonymousreply 8106/11/2011

Madonna in Body of Evidence.

by Anonymousreply 8206/11/2011

Margaret Avery? really? That one you'll have to justify/

by Anonymousreply 8306/11/2011

Let us not forget Shohreh Aghdashloo in %0D House of Sand and Fog.

by Anonymousreply 8406/11/2011

[quote]Except that Ruth Gordon had been out of the public eye for so many years, everyone forgot (or didn't know) that she was really just like Minnie Castevet all the time. It was hardly acting.

No she wasn't. Ruth Gordon was nominated for the same award just three years before she won.

Just from the actual winners neither Weist or Winters were the best. A few that were better.

Jane Darwell-The Grapes of Wrath

Hattie McDaniel-Gone With The Wind

Kim Hunter-A Streetcar Named Desire

Cloris Leachman-The Last Picture Show

by Anonymousreply 8506/11/2011

Oh, you said *supporting*.

Never mind.

by Anonymousreply 8606/11/2011

Jennifer Hudson - Dreamgirls

Mo'Nique - Precious

Melissa Leo - The Fighter

by Anonymousreply 8706/11/2011

Margaret Hamilton in "The Wizard of Oz."%0D %0D THREAD CLOSED.

by Anonymousreply 8806/11/2011

Restricting the discussion to those who won Mary Astor in The Great Lie is up there.

by Anonymousreply 8906/11/2011

What movie was Ruth Gordon nominated for before Rosemary's Baby? I have no recolection of that.%0D %0D And how about Eileen Heckart in Butterflies Are Free or better yet, The Bad Seed?

by Anonymousreply 9006/11/2011

Every supporting role in The Women is better than most of the tripe that wins Oscars these days and none of these ladies were even nominated:%0D %0D Joan Crawford %0D %0D Rosalind Russell%0D %0D Mary Boland%0D %0D Paulette Goddard%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 9106/11/2011

Ruth Gordon in Rosemary's Baby, bitches. Chocolate mouse all the way.

by Anonymousreply 9206/11/2011

[quote]What movie was Ruth Gordon nominated for before Rosemary's Baby? I have no recolection of that.

Ruth Gordon was nominated for Inside Daisy Clover.

by Anonymousreply 9306/11/2011

What am I, chopped river?

by Anonymousreply 9406/11/2011

I never got your award,Miyoshi. You barely had any lines.

by Anonymousreply 9506/11/2011

I agree that all of the actresses in The Women and all of the actresses in Nashville (Ronee Blakley, Lily Tomlin, Barbara Harris, Barbara Baxley, Karen Black, Geradline Chaplin, Christina Raines, Shelley Duvall, Gwen Welles) should be considered.%0D %0D Also:%0D %0D Veronica Cartwright in Inserts & Witches of Eastwick%0D %0D Piper Laurie in Carrie%0D %0D Eileen Brennan & Maggie Smith in Murder By Death%0D %0D Madeline Kahn & Cloris Leachman in Young Frankenstein%0D %0D Madeline Kahn in Blazing Saddles%0D %0D Jean Hagen in Singin' in th Rain%0D %0D Mary Wickes in anything%0D %0D Hermione Gingold in The Music Man%0D %0D Teri Garr in Tootsie%0D

by Anonymousreply 9606/11/2011

Sigourney in Working Girl

by Anonymousreply 9706/12/2011

"Judy Davis in Where Angels Fear to Tread"

The only award I would give that performance is the worst performance by a great actress in the history of acting award.

by Anonymousreply 9806/12/2011

Marietta Canty, the woman who played Plato's nanny in Rebel Without A Cause.

by Anonymousreply 9906/12/2011

I loved Vanessa Redgrave in "Howards End". A performance that really stayed with me long after watching the movie. Beautiful, sad, and touching. And her performance in "Atonement" also was devastating.

by Anonymousreply 10006/12/2011

I agree, R100, about both those performances by Vanessa Redgrave. And her sister Lynn was pretty amazing in her cameo at the end of Kinsey.

by Anonymousreply 10106/12/2011

How many more withered old prunes do I have to fuck before I get some recognition? Is it not enough that I'm more sucky titty gorgeous than all the heifers named in this thread put together?

by Anonymousreply 10206/12/2011

Judy Garland would have finally gotten her Oscar for Judgment at Nuremberg had it not been the unstoppable juggernaut that was West Side Story that carried Rita Moreno and her lip-synched and heavily edited performance to her victory.%0D %0D Monty Clift : George Chakiris, too, for that matter.

by Anonymousreply 10306/12/2011

There are a select few of these actresses....Thelma Ritter, Eileen Heckart and Mary Wickes all come to mind....who were simply briliant and unique personalities who essentially always brought the same wonderful eccentricity to each performance.

by Anonymousreply 10406/12/2011

I usually enjoy Anjelica Huston's work as an actress, but I don't get the love or moreso the Oscar for Prizzi's Honor. She was barely in it.

by Anonymousreply 10506/12/2011

You've all forgotten the pre-Dame Maggie Smith in California Suite. Another brilliant comedic performance! %0D %0D Dianne Wiest's weren't the only two.

by Anonymousreply 10606/12/2011

How can any of you say unless you've seen every single performance by an actress in a supporting role?

by Anonymousreply 10706/12/2011

Because we were (initially) talking only about Oscar winners.

by Anonymousreply 10806/12/2011

Patty Duke no one can compare to her winning performance.

by Anonymousreply 10906/13/2011

agree Patty Duke.

by Anonymousreply 11006/13/2011

Connie Ford as Ada.

by Anonymousreply 11106/22/2011

I hate to say it because it's such an inconsequential film, but Redgrave gave an exquisite performance in "Letters to Juliet."

by Anonymousreply 11207/08/2011

for the ages:

Agnes Moorehead in The Magnificent Ambersons

Barbara Hershey in Portrait of a Lady

Dianne Wiest in Bullets Over Broadway and Hannah and her Sisters

Ruth Gordon in Rosemary's Baby

Dolores Gray in It's Always Fair Weather

Vanessa Redgrave in Howard's End

Ethel Waters in The Member of the Wedding

Thelma Ritter in All About Eve (and countless other films)

Maureen Stapleton in Plaza Suite

Toni Collette in The Sixth Sense

Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids

Diane Kruger and Melanie Laurent in Inglorious Basterds

Barbara Bel Geddes in Vertigo

Valentina Cortese in Day for Night

Judith Anderson in Rebecca

Beah Richards in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Andrea Leeds in Stage Door

Mary Boland in Pride and Prejudice

Marianne Jean-Baptiste in Secrets and Lies

Glynis Johns in The Sundowners and Mary Poppins


Angela Lansbury in The Manchurian Candidate

by Anonymousreply 11307/08/2011

I'd rather watch Dorothy Malone killing her father by doing the mamba in "Written on the Wind" than some old bag in some Hallmark Hall of Fame-serious-actress movie.

by Anonymousreply 11407/08/2011


Kay Medford in Butterfield 8

Shirley Knight in The Group

Joan Hackett in Only When I Laugh

Patty Duke in The Miracle Worker

by Anonymousreply 11507/08/2011

I also loved Romola Garai in Atomenet

Rachel Weisz was terrific in Constant Gardener, but I consider that a lead role

by Anonymousreply 11607/08/2011

And you call yourselves gay men (for the most part)? How could you all forget...

THE single best Oscar winner for Supporting Actress -- and, in my not so humble opinion, the best actress who ever lived and I am serious:

Sandy Dennis in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

A true original, a unique creature on and off screen, an oddball gay icon. And, apparently, forgotten. At least temporarily. (I still make all actors watch her in this film though... "My my my my my ach ach ach." And that saliva bubble!

by Anonymousreply 11707/12/2011

Except Sandy Dennis was her same quirky self in everything she was in: Virginia Woolf, Up the Down Staircase, The Fox, The Out of Towners, etc., etc.%0D %0D She probably should have at least done some period film roles just so that she'd be forced to change her appearance a bit.

by Anonymousreply 11807/12/2011

Judy Davis was excellent in Husbands and Wives. She shoulda won.

by Anonymousreply 11907/12/2011

Joan Cusack in Working Girl and In and Out

by Anonymousreply 12007/12/2011

Definitely Cunstance Ford as that old bulldyke, Ada Hobson!

by Anonymousreply 12107/12/2011

Kate Reid in A Delicate Balance, certainly the greatest little known performance by a supporting actress on film, and arguably one of the great performances in screen history

by Anonymousreply 12207/17/2011

shohreh aghdashloo in house of sand and fog

by Anonymousreply 12305/22/2013
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