Vote! Vote! Vote! (For DECEMBER's "Supporting Actress Sundays")

If you're an eligible U.S. voter, please do so.
It's your privilege. It's your right.

And once you've done your part for participatory democracy, join fans of actressing at the edges from around the globe & cast your vote for December's roster for Supporting Actress Sundays. December '06 will be the final entry of Supporting Actress Sundays for a few months to make room for the insanity of Award Season. So, this is your last chance to chart the Supporting Actress course until March/April 2007. Let's make it a good'un.

So, do tell...

What year deserves the focus
for December's month of
Supporting Actress Sundays?

Your nominees for December are:

  • 1939: Olivia de Havilland in Gone With The Wind, Geraldine Fitzgerald in Wuthering Heights, Hattie McDaniel in Gone With The Wind, Edna May Oliver in Drums Along the Mohawk, Maria Ouspenskaya in Love Affair.
  • 1948: Claire Trevor in Key Largo, Barbara Bel Geddes in I Remember Mama, Ellen Corby in I Remember Mama, Agnes Moorehead in Johnny Belinda, Jean Simmons in Hamlet.
  • 1957: Carolyn Jones in The Bachelor Party, Elsa Lanchester in Witness for the Prosecution, Hope Lange in Peyton Place, Miyoshi Umeki in Sayonara, Diane Varsi in Peyton Place.
  • 1966: Sandy Dennis in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Wendy Hiller in A Man for All Seasons, Jocelyn Lagarde in Hawaii, Vivien Merchant in Alfie, Geraldine Page in You're a Big Boy Now.
  • 1975: Ronee Blakley in Nashville, Lee Grant in Shampoo, Sylvia Miles in Farewell, My Lovely, Lily Tomlin in Nashville, Brenda Vaccaro in Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough.
  • 1984: Peggy Ashcroft in A Passage to India, Glenn Close in The Natural, Lindsay Crouse in Places in the Heart, Christine Lahti in Swing Shift, Geraldine Page in The Pope of Greenwich Village.
  • 1993: Holly Hunter in The Firm, Anna Paquin in The Piano, Rosie Perez in Fearless, Winona Ryder in The Age of Innocence, Emma Thompson in In the Name of the Father.

Cast your vote using the poll accessed through the link above. Your decision will be determined no later than the morning of November 27, the Monday after the 1974 SMACKDOWN. (That allows for several weeks of tricksy voting schemes, attack ads, and shady electioneering.) Opinions expressed in comments will only be considered in the not uncommon event of a tie.

SO: Vote early. Vote often. Vote now. Just vote.


criticlasm said...

That's an amazing choice, but I had to go with 1975--there's too much power and camp in one year to avoid. And Nashville. If there was a way to campaign for 1975, I would. Maybe I'll just put it in the comments. ;)

StinkyLulu said...

1993's a little more interesting to me than I might expect because of (a) Rosie Perez and (b) the excellent field of CouldaShouldaWouldas (long list of non-nominees in Short Cuts and Joy Luck)... But I'm drawn to the camp appeal of both 1975 & 1957...

criticlasm said...

Yeah, but for 1993 you would be forced to slog through the mess of the Age of Innocence and watch Winona Ryder be bad for a long time. Read the book. Not that I'm opinionated or anything.

1975 I'm still amazed Sylvia Miles and Brenda Vaccaro were nominated at all, let alone the same year. Wow. If you guys don't do it, I may just have to watch all the films myself :)

newland said...
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newland said...

1993 is one of the most interesting years ever, although supporting actress was the weak link.

Still, my vote goes to 1993 because I really love Ryder and PĂ©rez, give more credit to Thompson and Hunter than most people for their double noms, and consider Paquin's one of the least deserving Oscars ever.

Peter said...

Are we all forgetting the biggest elephant in the Supporting Actress Room that occurred 1992? Here we have the heavyweights: Judy-fuckin'-Davis playing a "shiksa cunt" (Woody's words, not mine) in Husbands and Wives, the inestimable widow Olivier Joan Plowright serving up winsomeness in Enchanted April, Miranda Richardson's kitchen scene in Damage and the one, the only Vanessa mothah-fuckin' Redgrave in Howards End who even dies in the film (thus making any good performance Oscar-worthy) and loses. But who takes home the Jeff Stryker but MARISA TOMEI? Does it get any more blogworthy than this? Or am I merely too on-the-nose about this one?