3.10.2009

REVOTE for April's Supporting Actress Sundays!

In the voting that began last week, early indicators suggested that 1992 would be y'all's selection for the upcoming month. At the same time, it seems that my selection of possible years gathered a good deal of interest on multiple fronts. Recently, however, I learned that Enchanted April -- long in vhs-only limbo -- is finally being released on DVD in early May (ironically enough, not April). As a result, by executive fiat, I've elected to postpone 1992 until MAY and reopen a new voting cycle for April. (For the record, I dropped 2001 from the roster of contenders only to get some historical diversity in there; I don't want to get to June having only considered films from the 1990s and 2000s.) So, knowing that we'll be looking at 1992 in May, I put it once again to you, lovely reader...

What year deserves the focus
for APRIL'S month of
Supporting Actress Sundays?
1937: Alice Brady in In Old Chicago, Andrea Leeds in Stage Door, Anne Shirley in Stella Dallas, Claire Trevor in Dead End, May Whitty in Night Must Fall.
1947: Ethel Barrymore in The Paradine Case, Gloria Grahame in Crossfire, Celeste Holm in Gentleman's Agreement, Marjorie Main in The Egg and I, Anne Revere in Gentleman's Agreement.
1959: Hermione Baddeley in Room at the Top, Susan Kohner in Imitation of Life, Juanita Moore in Imitation of Life, Thelma Ritter in Pillow Talk, Shelley Winters in The Diary of Anne Frank.
1968: Lynn Carlin in Faces, Ruth Gordon in Rosemary's Baby, Sondra Locke in The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Kay Medford in Funny Girl, Estelle Parsons in Rachel, Rachel.
1977: Leslie Browne in The Turning Point, Quinn Cummings in The Goodbye Girl, Melinda Dillon in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Vanessa Redgrave in Julia, Tuesday Weld in Looking for Mr. Goodbar.
1983: Cher in Silkwood, Glenn Close in The Big Chill, Linda Hunt in The Year of Living Dangerously, Amy Irving in Yentl, Alfre Woodard in Cross Creek.

Let your voice be heard by casting your vote in the column at right...
or by clicking HERE.

11 comments:

Alex in Movieland said...

ouch. these options give me a 50% chance. :/

1959!
1959!
1959!
pls.

Slayton said...

I voted for 1983. I really don't want to see 1959 get it! I hate that year.

Alex in Movieland said...

how can you hate any Supporting Actress year??!! it doesn't matter if the performances are better or not so much cause it's like... there.

tdh1980 said...

My vote goes to 1977, although seeing 1983 would be interesting. Both years are the closest to the one in which I was born.

Alex in Movieland said...

1959 is quite special :)

how can you beat this piece of trivia?
"At 2 minutes, 32 seconds, Hermione Baddeley's performance is the shortest Oscar-nominated performance in movie history."

as I've seen it, I can confirm it :P

Dame James Henry said...

I voted for 1968 just for the oddness of the nominees, but I definitely wouldn't mind a 1959 win, if only so I would finally have an excuse to see the glorious Thelma Ritter in Pillow Talk

par3182 said...

'59 for ritter and the trivia alex mentioned

Stacia said...

I didn't realize "Enchanted April" wasn't on DVD. Now I feel stupid for donating my VHS copy.

I really don't want to see 1959 win, if only because "Imitation of Life" bothers me on so many levels. Like, 12 levels. Maybe more.

Alex in Movieland said...

Imitation of Life is a great example of acting variety in a film; the two nominated performances go from disastrous (Kohner) to greatness (Moore).

Dame James Henry: I agree. Thelma is so much FUN in Pillow Talk. Her drinking scene with Rock Hudson is hilarious.

Slayton said...

I thought "Imitation of Life" was, as a whole, quite disastrous.

Michael said...

I can't wait til you do 1972. Now that's an odd roster.

- Michael Shetina