Julianne Moore (The Hours)
Michele Pfeiffer – White Oleander
My Overall Thoughts:
This is a pretty lackluster year for this category. 5 Great actresses, but none of these performances really stands out more than any of the others so any could have theoretically taken home gold.
5. Meryl Streep
4. Queen Latifah
3. Julianne Moore
2. Kathy Bates
1. Catherine Zeta-Jones
4. Chicago – Hated this. Can’t believe it won so many awards. Couldn’t get into this movie at all.
3. Adaptation. – If you like Kaufman’s work, you should like this. It’s a bit far out there for me, but I can see the genius behind the chaos.
2. The Hours – Interesting portrait of life and death told in an interesting way. All 3 leading ladies are superb here,, but I think Moore is the best of the trio.
1. About Schmidt – Alexander Payne amazes me more and more with his writing and directing skills the more I see of his films. Nicholson is great playing a lower key character. Love the message about life being short so make the most of it which is a constant theme in all Payne movies I’ve seen.
Do I agree with the Oscar winner? – I guess so! Pretty lackluster group of nominated performances IMHO, since none of them stand out so much above the others. so CZJ is as good as choice as any
Let me know what you think about these films and my rankings!