What are some of your favorite female Oscar-Nominated performances from the 70’s and why?
2001: A Space Odyssey.
In what world is 2001: A Space Odyssey a female Oscar-Nominated performance?
not oscar nominated but deserving in my opinion
1. Frances McDormand-Fargo
2. Faye Dunaway-Chinatown
3. Kate Winslet-Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
4. Sigourney Weaver-Aliens
5. Ellen Burstyn-Requiem for a Dream
I said 2001: A Space Odyssey as a generic answer to what I saw as a generic topic but you handled it with such elegance that I’ll play ball. Thus and so:
What’s-her-name from Borowczyk’s love story thing. I don’t believe she was nominated. I don’t understand this, here…?
I believe this one was nominated. A self-proclaimed female in the film, but perhaps only a muliebrious male in this life.
If I could only find a negative photo of Diane Keaton in Annie Hall to express my displeasure at her nomination, win, and performance; I don’t dig her nearly as much as most cats, I think Allen usually gets shit performances.
Then look here:
That smile! Completely different!
Bedecki’s a fuckin’ cheater, only Dunaway was in the 70s. An admirable job of course.
1.) Faye Dunaway in Network and Chinatown
Diane Keaton in Annie Hall
Lily Tomlin in Nashville
Piper Laurie and Sissy Spacek in Carrie
Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver
Liza Minnelli in Cabaret
Ann-Margret in Tommy and Carnal Knowledge
Ingrid Bergman in Autumn Sonata
Karen Black in Five Easy Pieces
Ellen Burstyn in The Exorcist and The Last Picture Show
Clovis Leachman in The Last Picture Show
Susan Tyrell in Fat City
Shelley Winters in The Poseidon Adventure
Madeline Kahn in Blazzing Saddles
Talia Shire in The Godfather Part II
Maureen Stapleton in Interiors
It was an amazing decade, no?
There are two performances, both nominees but not winners, which I feel are two of the finest ever put to film – Gena Rowlands in A Woman Under the Influence (1974) and Ronee Blakely in Nashville (1975).
Further, Geraldine Page in Interiors (1978), Valentina Cortese in Day For Night (1973), Julie Christie in McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), Cloris Leachman in The Last Picture Show (1971), Glenda Jackson in Hedda (1975), Barbara Harris in Who is Harry Kellerman … (1971), Mariel Hemingway in Manhattan (1979), Valerie Perrine in Lenny (1974), Karen Black in Five Easy Pieces (1970), Liv Ullmann in Face to Face (1976), Lily Tomlin in Nashville (1975) and Diane Keaton in Annie Hall (1977) … are all superior performances,
Faye Dunaway in both Chinatown (1974) and Network (1976), Louise Fletcher in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), Maureen Stapleton in Interiors (1978), Piper Laurie in Carrie (1976), Susan Tyrell in Fat City (1972), Meryl Streep in The Deer Hunter (1978), Jill Clayburg in An Unmarried Woman (1978) and the whole Jane Fonda oeuvre – especially Julia (1977) – are all extraordinarily good.
You’ll forgive my bias, but Eileen Heckart in Butterflies Are Free (1972) is just perfection, and I cannot be objective.
Looking over the list, there aren’t any real howlers, save maybe Helen Hayes in Airport (1970), who, of course, won. That may have to rank as one of the worst given awards to date. There are a few glaring omissions, too …
Where are … Joanne Woodward in The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-the-Moon-Marigolds (1973) (one of her very best), Goldie Hawn in Shampoo (1975), Liv Ullmann in Scenes From a Marriage (1975) (I mean, c’mon!), Shirley MacLaine in Being There (1979) and the whole cast of Cries and Whispers (1973)? I’m sure there are more.
Gena Rowlands in A Woman Under the Influence – my favorite all performance by an actress of all time
Diane Keaton in Annie Hall – she’s just so perfect!
Louise Fletcher in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – talk about evil incarnate.
Jane Fonda in Klute – great movie and she gives a pitch-perfect performance.
Shelley Duvall in 3 Women – I’m not a huge fan of Duvall but this part was written so well for her that she nails it.