Cast Your Vote for MAY's "Supporting Actress Sunday" Series

Yeah yeah it's waaay early -- but y'know, it's never too too early to start thinking about how you want to cast your vote for the MAY roster of StinkyLulu's Supporting Actress Sundays.

Thoroughout the month of May, StinkyLulu will offer comment on the nominated and snubbed Supporting Actress performances for whichever year (from those listed below) gets the most support from you lovely readers. (And , really, StinkyLulu does need your help in making such a difficult decision.)
Finally, for a whole pile of reasons, StinkyLulu has imposed a "recent past" caveat (so nothing from the later '90s or the '00s).

So, please, do submit your vote for the year of your choice via email or in comments.

Oscar, May I?
  • 1941: Teresa Wright in "Mrs. Miniver", Gladys Cooper in "Now, Voyager", Agnes Moorehead in "The Magnificent Ambersons", Susan Peters in "Random Harvest", Dame May Whitty in "Mrs. Miniver"
  • 1950: Josephine Hull in "Harvey", Hope Emerson in "Caged", Celeste Holm in "All About Eve", Nancy Olson in "Sunset Boulevard," Thelma Ritter in "All About Eve"
  • 1959: Shelley Winters in "The Diary of Anne Frank", Hermione Baddeley in "Room at the Top", Susan Kohner in "Imitation of Life", Juanita Moore in "Imitation of Life", Thelma Ritter in "Pillow Talk"
  • 1968: Ruth Gordon in "Rosemary's Baby", Lynn Carlin in "Faces", Sondra Locke in "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter", Kay Medford in "Funny Girl", Estelle Parsons in "Rachel, Rachel"
  • 1977: Vanessa Redgrave in "Julia", Leslie Browne in "The Turning Point", Quinn Cummings in "The Goodbye Girl", Melinda Dillon in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", Tuesday Weld in "Looking for Mr. Goodbar"
  • 1986: Dianne Wiest in "Hannah and Her Sisters", Tess Harper in "Crimes of the Heart", Piper Laurie in "Children of a Lesser God", Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio in "The Color of Money", Maggie Smith in "A Room with a View"
  • 1995: Mira Sorvino in "Mighty Aphrodite", Joan Allen in "Nixon", Kathleen Quinlan in "Apollo 13", Mare Winningham in "Georgia", Kate Winslet in "Sense and Sensibility"


criticlasm said...

--you could do '95 without reviewing the movies.

-- 1977--not my vote. I happen to know Looking for Mr. Goodbar is not out on DVD, so that might be challenging. And Quinn Cummings is the little girl, right?

-- 1968--you get to watch Funny Girl, Rachel, Rachel, and Rosemary's Baby--how jealous am I?

1959 is Imitation of Life, which almost takes it by itself. And Thelma Ritter in Pillow Talk, but....

my vote is 1941, because you get two noms with Mrs. Miniver, you get to watch Now, Voyager ("don't let's ask for the moon--we have the stars") and the big trump card is the winner Agnes Moorehead, and the longest tracking shot on film as well as her freak out scene take it for me.

1941 is my vote, as you get to watch Now, Voyager, Mrs. Miniver (2 birds), but best of all Agnes Morro

Nick Davis said...

As a potential respondent, I don't really feel like '59 right now (no pressing desire to revisit Room at the Top or Pillow Talk, but any of the others are fine. 1942 will have the most new material for me, but that's neither here nor there, and I really like a lot of the other years you've mentioned.


i say 1941 because i need a reason to watch Mrs Miniver (finally)

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Cal said...

1995 is the year I'm more curious about after seeing Mira Sorvino's very decent performance in Mighty Aphrodite. But I think I'd prefer 1950 as I've already seen two nominees and I'm longing for Sunset Boulevard.

I vote 1950.

tim r said...

I want in on this! Fab project Lulu. 1968 looks like the most interesting to me, partly as I've always wanted to see The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and Faces. I've seen Now Voyager and Ambersons really recently, so 1942 would mean only watching two new films, but that's fine too.

goatdog said...

This is wonderful, Lulu. I vote 1941.

Barbara Ruth Saunders said...

I love your review. I have a fascination with Sunset Boulevard that borders on an obsession. You've hit it right on the head with your assessment of Nancy Olson's role.
Norma and Betty are twin succubi! That is one of the gazillion layers that make this film a masterpiece.