Supporting Actress Sundays in November: 1974

THANKS again, lovely readers, for making October's Supporting Actress Smackdown so much fun. The tie seems to have broken in favor of Garr but the polling continues to reveal interesting trends regarding y'all's favorites. 'Twas indeed an excellent and strange year for actressing at the edges. The voting on this month's roster, on the other hand, brought deeply divided but ultimately pretty clear results for November's Smackdown. (But don't be dismayed if your choice didn't prevail; voting for December will start in just a week or so -- whee!) Also, in the next days, StinkyLulu will be announcing a special event inviting your participation and focusing on the Supporting Actress Class of 2006 -- so look for that. So much Supporting Actress fun to be had, but this coming Sunday brings the start of November's Month of Supporting Actress Sundays, which means it's all about...


Auteurs & Actressing at the Edges. Should be a heady combo.
Oscar's Supporting Actresses for 1974 are:

Ingrid Bergman in Murder on the Orient Express
Valentina Cortese in Day for Night
Madeline Kahn in Blazing Saddles
Diane Ladd in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Talia Shire in The Godfather, Part II

Supporting Actresses Smackdown for 1974:
Sunday, November 26.

And because its that time of the academic year, it's unlikely that you'll see much in the way of CouldaShouldaWoulda Wednesdays, but one never knows, do one. SO be sure to holler if you wanna hear StinkyLulu ramble about a favorite 1974 performance. (Lu's especially on the prowl for "off-the-radar" performances.) No promises, but Lu'll give it a shot...

Also, be sure to check out the always amazing Canadian Ken's in-depth and incisive "Overlooked" series. Ken's massive ode to Lainie Kazan in 1982's My Favorite Year just went up and, it seems, more "Overlooked: 1982" posts are coming soon. So even if Lu can't get to your favorite for 1974, Canadian Ken just might...


par3182 said...

i wouldn't want to sway anyone's vote or anything, but can i just say...

madeleine kahn. genius.

criticlasm said...

Here are some highlights from '74, some just the movies there might be something in, and some with the actresses, and some just, huh.:

Pink Flamingos
Get Christy Love
Great Gatsby (Karen Black)
Lords of Flatbush (Susan Blakely?)
Mame (Bea Arthur--but then you'd actually have to sit through it)
Pippi Longstocking
Towering Inferno--some actress is on fire in that, right?
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Young Frankenstein (Madeline Kahn, anyone?--rehash with Teri Garr? Chloris Leachman!)

Raybee said...

I'm disappointed with this selection, but you might as well get it over with now. I think this was a rather weak lineup. The only one who deserved their spot was Valentina Cortese.

StinkyLulu said...

Jennifer Jones and Susan Flannery got nommed at the Golden Globes for Towering Inferno (Jones for Supporting, Flannery for Newcomer).

Karen Black took the Supporting trophy for Gatsby -- which I think counted for Oscar 1975 for some reason.

Valerie Harper got a GG nom for Newcomer for her performance as "Consuelo" in Freebie and the Bean (which is curiously tempting)...

Raybee said...

I thought Diane Keaton was better than Talia Shire in Part II. The "baby revelation" scene is one of the best acted scenes in cinema history.