Thursday, January 5, 2012

Best Supporting Actress 1971

And the nominees were....

  • Ann-Margret as Bobbie in Carnal Knowledge
  • Ellen Burstyn as Lois Farrow in The Last Picture Show
  • Barbara Harris as Allison Densmore in Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?
  • Cloris Leachman as Ruther Popper in The Last Picture Show (winner)
  • Margaret Leighton as Mrs. Maudsley in The Go-Between
The Field: This is definitely an interesting group of nominees, and two of the films are somewhat difficult to get you're hands on. I'll be watching Who is Harry Kellerman... (which remains the longest movie title ever nominated for an Academy Award) on VHS but at least I got it. I haven't seen any of these movies before so that will make these ladies very exciting for me. I already adore Cloris Leachman (Raising Hope is amazing!), and appreciate Ellen Burstyn's acting talents more than outright love her. Ann-Margret's Best Actress nomination is one of my favorites, and the other two ladies might as well be newcomers in my eyes. I'm very interested to see what you all think, because I somewhat think this year could be unpredictable. Carnal Knowledge is up first.


dinasztie said...

I HATE Ann-Margret, IMO she's a terrible actress. Haven't seen the movie, though. Cloris and Ellen are brilliant both.

Anonymous said...

I've only seen Tommy and absolutely love that performance. I know you REALLY don't though.

Anonymous said...

Check out mine. Let me know what you think. Haven't been able to post since thanksgiving, but getting back to it tonight