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...StinkyLulu build a list of movies featuring three or more supporting actress nominees in the cast. Having screened two three-fers (The Last Picture Show and No Reservations) this past weekend, StinkyLulu got to thinking: which movie has the greatest concentration of Supporting Actress nominees in the cast? So, lovely reader, can you help a Lulu out in comments? I want to limit the list to films with three or more Supporting Actress nominees, which knocks out obvious candidates like Steel Magnolias and Soapdish (Sally Field and Shirley Maclaine only have nominations in Best Actress), and am most interested in films which have a high concentration of Supporting Actress nominees but no Supporting Actress nominations (ala Casa de los Babys). And the person who names the film with the greatest concentration of Supporting Actress Nominees? StinkyLulu will profile actressing at the edges of a film of their choice. Start the listing, lovelies, in comments...

Have at it, lovelies...


goatdog said...

The Women has four: Paulette Godard, Lucile Watson, Marjorie Main, and Ruth Hussey.

newland said...

This is what I got. The player has eight, but seven of them are cameos so that's obviously cheating. :-p I haven't seen Pret-a-porter recently, so I don't really remember whether most of the actresses in it are in cameos or not. With five actresses each, How to make an American Quilt and Tea with Mussolini are my safest bets.

The Player
1. Whoopi Goldberg
2. Karen Black (cameo)
3. Cher (cameo)
4. Teri Garr (cameo)
5. Anjelica Huston (cameo)
6. Sally Kellerman (cameo)
7. Lily Tomlin (cameo)
8. Julia Roberts (cameo and uncredited)

1. Julia Roberts
2. Linda Hunt
3. Kim Basinger
4. Lauren Bacall
5. Sally Kellerman
6. Teri Garr
7. Cher (cameo)

How to make an American quilt
1. Winona Ryder
2. Ellen Burstyn
3. Kate Nelligan
4. Alfre Woodard
5. Melinda Dillon

Tea with Mussolini
1. Maggie Smith
2. Judi Dench
3. Lily Tomlin
4. Cher
5. Joan Plowright

Shadows and fog
1. Jodie Foster
2. Kathy Bates
3. Kate Nelligan
4. Lily Tomlin

1. Toni Collette
2. Vanessa Redgrave
3. Meryl Streep
4. Glenn Close

Short cuts
1. Julianne Moore
2. Anne Archer
3. Lily Tomlin
4. Frances McDormand

The House of Spirits
1. Meryl Streep
2. Glenn Close
3. Winona Ryder
4. Vanessa Redgrave

StinkyLulu said...

Pret A Porter might be it... Most (if not all, including Cher) are fully articulated characters if I'm remembering correctly...

criticlasm said...

Who is the supporting actress in Sunday, Bloody Sunday? Glenda was nominated for Best Actress for it. Is it Peggy Ashcroft? Like I said-Glenda in the BoyFriend, Glenda in the BoyFriend, you are getting sleepy...sleepy.....

John T said...

All About Eve, Tom Jones, Peyton Place, Harry Potters 3-5, Titanic, Chicago, Friends with Money, and Babel, all off the top of my head, have three. The Hours has four.

jbnyc said...

46How about Robert Altman's A Wedding? There's

Carol Burnett
Dina Merrill
Geraldine Chaplin
Lillian Gish
Marta Heflin
Lauren Hutton
Mia Farrow
Nina Van Pallandt
Virginia Vestoff
Amy Stryker

CanadianKen said...

For me nothing beats "Caged" in this category:
Hope Emerson
Betty Garde
Lee Patrick
Jan Sterling
Olive Deering
Agnes Moorehead


i can only think of threefers. I LOSE.

house of the spirits obscure choice considering the huge stars:

meryl streep
glenn close
winona ryder

there's also beautiful girls

uma thurman
natalie portman
mira sorvino

everyone says i love you

natalie portman
goldie hawn
julia roberts

deconstructing harry

amy irving
judy davis
mariel hemingway

and i was gonna say where angels fear to tread

helen mirren
judy davis
helena bonham carter

but then i realized HBC only has the lead actress nomination to her name


one wishes woody allen's ANOTHER WOMAN would count considering the supporting actresses present

mia farrow
blythe danner
martha plimpton
frances conroy
dana ivey

but they haven't been nominated


more THREEs

married to the mob
pfeiffer, reuhl, cusack

friends with money
cusack, mcdormand, keener

and as soon as maggie gyllenhaal gets nominated you can add:
riding in cars with boys bracco, perez, and gyllenhaal --well, eventually!

and finally a FOUR! and it's a good one since the movie is filled with women and it's quite bad:
the gun in betty lou's handbag
alfre woodard, julianne moore, cathy moriarty and catherine keener


more 3s
paradise road
glenn close, frances mcdormand, cate blanchett
le divorce
glenn close, kate hudson, stockard channing
mars attacks
annette bening, natalie portman, glenn close
men don't leave
jessica lange, kathy bates, joan cusack
murder by death
eileen brennan, maggie smith, elsa lanchester
the secret garden (49)
margaret o'brien, elsa lanchester, gladys cooper (although this one is cheating a bit since technically o'brien was never nominated. but that oscar she got for 'meet me in st louis' was basically a supporting win, don'cha think?

the snake pit olivia dehavilland nominated in lead but no supporting nominations though SA notables are in the cast:
betsy blair
beulah bondi
and celeste holm

are all in the movie...

StinkyLulu said...

The Dead Girl has four:
Toni Collette
Piper Laurie
Mary Steenburgen
Marcia Gay Harden

JS said...

The Agatha Christie movies also:

Murder on the Orient Express:
1. Lauren Bacall
2. Ingrid Bergman
3. Vanessa Redgrave
4. Wendy Hiller

Evil Under the Sun:
1. Maggie Smith
2. Sylvia Miles

Death on the Nile:
1. Maggie Smith
2. Angela Lansbury
(Olivia Hussey, Bette Davis and Mia Farrow don't count unfortunately)

John T said...

I've got a couple more:

Airport 77 (4): Brenda Vaccaro, Lee Grant, Olivia de Havilland & Kathleen Quinlan

Airport 75 (3): Linda Blair, Nancy Olson, and Karen Black

Nashville (4): Karen Black, Lily Tomlin, Ronee Blakley, and Barbara Harris

Chocolat (3): Lena Olin, Juliette Binoche, and Judi Dench

The First Wives Club (4): Maggie Smith, Goldie Hawn, Maggie Smith, and Marcia Gay Harden (throw in the fact that you have three Best Actress nominees in the form of Stockard Channing Diane Keaton, and Bette Midler, and you have quite the actressexual buffet!)

Girl, Interrupted (4): Angelina Jolie, Wynona Ryder, Vanessa Redgrave, and Whoopi Goldburg

The Bostonians (3): Vanessa Redgrave, Linda Hunt, and Jessica Tandy

Kind Lady (3): Ethel Barrymore, Angela Lansbury, and Betsy Blair

Gaslight (3): Ingrid Bergman, Angela Lansbury, and May Whitty

The Song of Bernadette (3): Anne Revere, Gladys Cooper, and Jennifer Jones

Since You Went Away (3): Hattie McDaniel, Jennnifer Jones, and Agnes Moorehead

Dead End (3): Claire Trevor, Sylvia Sydney, and Marjorie Main (this is the earliest film I could find where there are three actresses with actual speaking parts)

However, if one wanted to go with just appearing on-screen, the earliest film, and the only film I could find where there were three supporting actresses even before the advent of the category was:

Roman Scandals (3): Gloria Stuart, Paulette Goddard, and Jane Darwell

CanadianKen said...

I see now I misunderstood the directive. But I guess "Caged" still qualifies for 5 -Hope Emerson, Agnes Moorehead,Ellen Corby,Jan Sterling and Jane Darwell)

criticlasm said...

igvrqI was perusing the Woodman's CV since he and Altman have the best SA track record, and saw his new one: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0497465/. Currently filming with Scarlett Johansson, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Patricia Clarkson and Rebecca Hall! And Zak Orth?! Scarlett's the new LouiseDianeMIa, I guess.

JS said...

This may be cheating but I'd like to mention it just the same, this "film":

Stage Door Canteen (1943)
Judith Anderson
Helen Hayes
Ethel Waters
Jane Darwell
Aline MacMahon
Dame May Whitty
Peggy Lee

Played themselves so I guess they're all cameos. =/

Nick Davis said...

Paradise Road has Glenn Close, Cate Blanchett, and Frances McDormand (in a bonkers performance).

On the women-in-wartime theme, John Ford's 7 Women has Margaret Leighton, Flora Robson, and Mildred Dunnock.

And to go for a third, Since You Went Away has Jennifer Jones, Hattie McDaniel, and Agnes Moorehead.

All three movies have a lead nominee that never got a supporting nod (Pauline Collins, Anne Bancroft, and Claudette Colbert).

I lose, but I made myself feel as though I'm good at theme parties.

Beckles said...

I can't get more than 3!!

Almost Famous has McDormand; Hudson and Anna Paquin...

The Shipping News has Dench, Blanchett and Moore

Annnnnnnnnnd, I'm out.

newland said...

Somewhat related to this...

Tom Jones holds the record for the most simultaneous supporting actress nominees: Cilento, Redman and Evans. Quite striking since not all of them were exactly deserving (a future smackdown would be great). Also Susannah York was in the film, so it all adds up to 4.

Vertigo's Psycho said...

I came up with a few:

1949's Little Women has

Mary Astor
Ellen Corby
Janet Leigh
Lucile Watson

It's a Wonderful Life has

Beulah Bondi
Ellen Corby (listed as "Miss Davis," but I'll be damned if I can remember her- is she seen at the end, when the whole town shows up to help George?)
Gloria Grahame
Donna Reed

Forever Amber has

Ellen Corby (can we start a "Six Degrees of Ellen Corby" game for Supporting Actress fanatics, right now? She's in a slew of these, and must have worked with every nominated supporting actress)
Anne Revere
Jessica Tandy
Margaret Wycherly

And here's one Stinkylu has mentioned in a prior post, The Opposite Sex:

Joan Blondell
Carolyn Jones
Agnes Moorehead
Juanita Moore

I found a couple with more than four:

The Nun's Story has

Peggy Ashcroft
Patricia Collinge
Mildred Dunnock
Edith Evans
Barbara O'Neil
Beatrice Straight

1960's all-star Pepe has five

Billie Burke
Judy Garland
Shirley Jones
Janet Leigh (Leigh and Jones had good years in 1960, in other roles, of course)
Donna Reed

Okay, someone has to do it:

Airport 77 has

Olivia de Havilland
Lee Grant
Kathleen Quinlan
Brenda Vaccaro

And I'm done for the night (I might try again tomorrow, though)

Beckles said...

Is it a cheat to bring up Gone With The Wind? Either way, it has four: De Havilland; McDaniel; Darwell and O'Neil. Could potentially have been five if Viv had ever gone in for supporting roles... :)

Vertigo's Psycho said...

Oops, John T already mentioned Airport 77 before me, sorry.

However, John can add the "Terry Moore" (yes, she was once an Oscar nominee, for 1952's Come Back, Little Sheba) factor to those Since You Went Away and Gaslight lists, as she appears very briefly as a little girl on the train in the first, and as Paula as a child in the later.

Moore also brings the total on Peyton Place, which John also mentioned, to four nominees in the cast (Dunnock, Lange, Moore, Varsi).

Newland updated Tom Jones to include York, and I'll raise him, as Lynn Redgrave also appears in the movie, bringing the new total to five Supporting Actress nominees in the cast.

Others (and I'm sticking with the "no movies including actual SA nominees for said film" formula):

The Chapman Report from 1962 has four

Jane Fonda
Glynis Johns
Cloris Leachman
Shelley Winters

Continuing down the Shelley Winters wing, I found

Wives and Lovers

Martha Hyer
Janet Leigh
Shelley Winters

and Harper

Lauren Bacall
Janet Leigh
Shelley Winters

Here's some more threes:

The Court Jester has

Glynis Johns
Angela Lansbury
Mildred Natwick

The Cincinnati Kid has

Joan Blondell
Tuesday Weld

A couple with one of my faves, Piper Laurie:

1950's Louisa has

Spring Byington
Ruth Hussey
Piper Laurie

Jumping ahead 45 years, The Grass Harp has

Piper Laurie
Joan Plowright
Mary Steenburgen

I'm done for now.