Tagged: Best Actress

Road to the Oscars: Best Actress

The Best Actress category is arguably as deep as any award this year with five strong performances receiving nominations. It may be difficult to predict this award, but Andrew Payne sorts through the quintet with his analysis in our "Road to the Oscars" series.

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Road To The Oscars: Best Actress

This may be one actress' year, but that doesn't mean the Academy isn't recognizing four other brilliant performances. Rebecca Rose breaks down the best female lead performances of 2010.

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Best Actress of the 1990s

A close vote for Best Actress of the 1990s had Kathy Bates in Misery edging out Hilary Swank for Boys Don't Cry and Frances McDormand for Fargo.

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Best Actress of the Decade

Our decades series continues with Best Actress of the 2000s. In the end, our staff voted Marion Cotillard for La Vie en Rose just barely ahead of Charlize Theron for Monster.

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Bullock has Edge over Streep for Best Actress

Most pundits feel Best Actress is between Sandra Bullock for "The Blind Side" and Meryl Streep for "Julie and Julia." Both won Golden Globes and they tied for the Critics Choice Award. But Bullock won the SAG, and Marla Seidell predicts an Oscar will cap off Sandra's banner year.

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Bullock Blind Sides Competition

Sandra Bullock has passed Meryl Streep to become the frontrunner for Best Actress. Kit Bowen writes on the tight race for the award and Bullock's incredible comeback.

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Youngpeter: An Education in Chanel

Strong female characters highlight "An Education" and "Coco Before Chanel." While the British "Education" could be nominated for several Oscars, including Carey Mulligan for Best Actress, the French "Chanel" might be in line for score and costume Oscars. Christa Youngpeter compares the two films.

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Comeback Year Nets Bullock 2 Globe Noms

Sandra Bullock's career started with promise with films like "Speed" and "While You were Sleeping," but had languished for years as she starred in several flops. That changed in 2009 as roles in box office hits "The Proposal" and "The Blind Side" netted her nominations for both Golden Globe Best Actress awards.

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‘Inglourious’ Femme Fatales Get Oscar Look

Brad Pitt may headline "Inglourious Basterds," but the Quentin Tarantino flick has fantastic performances from Diane Kruger and Melanie Laurent. Both women should get Oscar consideration, says Mallory Pickard, for their portrayals of femme fatales in Nazi Germany.

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Holocaust Movies and the Oscars

It seems as though every year there is a deluge of Holocaust-themed films that come out during Oscar season. This year, no fewer than six films meet that criteria. Lilit Marcus of Jewcy.com examines this phenomenon.

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