Sunday, October 9, 2011

Best Supporting Actress 1953

And the nominees were....

  • Grace Kelly as Linda Nordley in Mogambo
  • Geraldine Page as Angie Lowe in Hondo
  • Marjorie Rambeau as Mrs. Stewart in Torch Song
  • Donna Reed as Alma 'Lorene' Burke in From Here to Eternity
  • Thelma Ritter as Moe in Pickup on South Street

The Field: What I like about this year is the diversity of both the films and nominated actresses. This line-up includes two Oscar favorites (Ritter and Page), an actress who would become better known for her TV roles (Reed), an emerging movie star (Kelly), and an old screen veteran (Rambeau). The only one of these films I've seen is the eventual Best Picture winner, From Here to Eternity, so once again I get to go into these performances mostly fresh and without any preconceived notions. Also, with this year Thelma Ritter becomes the first person that I get to write about twice, which is fitting because she's this category's biggest loser. This group of actresses has me very excited, so I'm glad to get started on year #6.

I'll start this year in a few days, but tomorrow or Monday I should have up an announcement about another new project I'm going to be starting. It's going to be one that's very relaxed and I expect to take some time, but I'll keep doing these Supporting Actress years at the same time. I also hope to get some more posts about other subjects going, but don't hold you're breath. I'm notoriously flaky. =)

1 comment:

dinasztie said...

I would vote for Thelma Ritter and her fancy funeral. :) I hope you will, too.