8.23.2009

VOTE: SEPTEMBER's Supporting Actress Sundays!

As you may have noticed, lovely reader, Supporting Actress Sundays has been experiencing a case of the summer blues. But this month, I'll do what I can to kick it back into gear. So, I offer y'all this chance to pick a roster for September's month of Supporting Actress Sundays. I've stacked the voting roster with years that each have at least one film I have never seen and which have found myself wondering about in the last month or two. (I'll let you guess which titles I'm thinking of.) I've also intentionally dodged those years which include the variously haunting and thrilling nominated performances that we'll consider for for the StinkyLulu October tradition of "scary" Supporting Actressness an annual StinkyLulu/Halloween tradition. But, for now, in anticipation of a delightful autumnal bloom, I ask...

What year deserves the focus
for SEPTEMBER'S month of
Supporting Actress Sundays?

1938: Fay Bainter in Jezebel, Beulah Bondi in Of Human Hearts, Billie Burke in Merrily We Live, Spring Byington in You Can't Take it With You, Miliza Korjus in The Great Waltz.
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.
1952: Gloria Grahame in The Bad and the Beautiful, Jean Hagen in Singin' In The Rain, Colette Marchand in Moulin Rouge, Terry Moore in Come Back, Little Sheba, Thelma Ritter in With a Song in My Heart.
1965: Ruth Gordon in Inside Daisy Clover, Joyce Redman in Othello, Maggie Smith in Othello, Shelley Winters in A Patch of Blue, Peggy Wood in The Sound of Music.
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.
1981: Melinda Dillon in Absence of Malice, Jane Fonda in On Golden Pond, Joan Hackett in Only When I Laugh, Elizabeth McGovern in Ragtime, Maureen Stapleton in Reds.
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.

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24 comments:

SPB said...

52 and 77 are probably my faves from the choices...i LOVE that you do this!!!! such a pleasure to read, man!

SPB said...

SPB is me, by the way, Scott Poulson-Bryant! x

Alex in Movieland said...

I voted 1952 (regular voters might remember it's been consider for many previous rounds and it never made it), even though 1981 looks very tempting. who knows :D

Encore Entertainment said...

Sorry Alex, I can't resist. 1981 all the way. Although I would love to hear what people think about 1993. Never saw Moulin Rouge! and will have to search very hard to find that here.

par3182 said...

1952 - so jean hagen can get her long overdue win

Lady Spiggott said...

1952 - Hagen in her best-ever screen role

Slayton said...

I chose 38, although 52 will win easily, thanks to the strangely positive consensus on that horrendous hack job that is Hagen's performance in 'Singin' in the Rain'.

Billy Held An Oscar said...

I vote for 1981 !!!!

Maureen Stapleton all the way!

Sean said...

I voted for 1938, just because I'd like to see a lineup profiled from that decade again. But 1952 is another interesting one.

Michael Shetina said...

I really want to see 1977. It's an unfairly maligned lineup. Redgrave was the best thing about Julia and Weld and Dillon were excellent.

But I'd love to see 1981 as well.

Criticlasm said...

81 would be fabulous--I saw REDS at the 25th anniversary rerelease and Maureen Stapleton is wonderful.

But 52! Jean Hagen in Singing in the Rain? Comedy classic (and Theo fave ;)). Hard for me to hear that someone thinks it's a hack job, but to each his own (not that I have an opinion already, or anything). And Come Back, Little Sheba in the same year, and a little Thelma. Love it.

Alex in Movieland said...

1977 has some die hard fans, as it's close to getting #1 and 52 #2.

they are either gays who love ballet, lesbians (or communists) who love Lillian Hellman or science fiction fanatics hungry for some close encounters. :) we'll see.

StinkyLulu said...

I'm shocked to see 1977s strong showing. Just as I was getting revved for THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, I need to shift gears to JULIA...

Alex in Movieland said...

it's still too close to call. and I see the voting ends on Saturday. :D so who knows.

77 might also get the support of those who wanted 81, but realized it doesn't stand a change :)

Walter L. Hollmann said...

Come on, fans of 1965! Speak up! I can't be the only one with a need for all things Maggie Smith!

jerkwod_djh said...

1981!! :-D

jerkwod_djh said...

Sorry. Take that back. I need to see Tuesday Weld get some love, so 1977! :-D

augie said...

I too would prefer 1938. But all the year's represented have several performances I want to have analyzed.
Glad your Back Sinkylu. I hope all is well ! I really look
forward to this post.

Alex in Movieland said...

pardon me, but is someone screwing around with the votes? Are there voting campaigns going around on other sites? 1993 went from 15% to 31% in just a couple of hours...

I'm fine with 93, but still... :)

StinkyLulu said...

well - if the voting continues to feel hinky, i'll pull the plug and make an executive decision (or find another poll site).

cinemadventurer said...

I like the idea of doing an older year and 1952 seems to be the one with the best shot. It's certainly worthy of discussion.

Gloria Grahame is a legendary actress, but her Oscar win here is rather controversial and undeserved. Hers is a case of a great year career-wise, but with Oscar choosing the wrong performance/movie.

Jean Hagen probably has the smackdown win locked up (she is the most impressive of the 5 and easily deserving of the win), so I'm more interested in everyone's reactions to the other nominees. Marchand, Moore, and Ritter are will likely have strong fans AND strong detractors.

Vote 1952!! ;)

Ready For My Close-Up said...

I voted 1993. I love that so many performances from past decades have been reviewed, but I enjoy seeing smackdowns on the more contemporary performances as well.

cinemadventurer said...

I think we should do an older year, like 1937 for October. It fits the Halloween theme with Night Must Fall. I LOVE this project and I worry that we will use up all of the intriguing contemporary years (1993 for example) and be left with obscure 1930s and 1940s titles.
...Though that would be a fascinating finale - come to think of it.

Like I said. LOVE this project! :D

Alex in Movieland said...

cinemadventurer, I doubt all the contemporary years will be used. you must be new around here :) only 90, 92, 96 & 99 have been discussed out of the 90s. which left 6 options for that decade.

from the 1930s, there are only 2 years (37 & 38) that have not been discussed.

I don't see how Night Must Fall is proper fits Halloween, at least not compared to The Bad Seed!!! or The Exorcist!


Other than that I see 1993 won :) that's nice, even though suspicious. As I look at that Vizu map, I see 1952 yellow all over it.