Saturday, April 24, 2010

Great Losers: A list of Oscar nominees who are better than most Winners

2009: Gabourey Sidibe, Precious
2009: Meryl Streep, Julie and Julia
2008: Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
2007: Julie Christie, Away From Her
2006: Penelope Cruz, Volver
2006: Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal
2006: Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada

2004: Kate Winslet, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2002: Julianne Moore, Far From Heaven
2002: Diane Lane, Unaithful
2000: Ellen Burstyn, Requiem for a Dream
1999: Janet Mcteer, Tumbleweeds
1998: Fernanda Montenegro, Central Station
1997: Judi Dench, Mrs. Brown

1995: Meryl Streep, The Bridges of Madison County
1995: Elisabeth Shue, Leaving Las Vegas
1994: Winona Ryder, Little Women
1993: Stockard Channing, Six Degrees of Seperation
1993: Angela Bassett, What's Love Got to do With It
1992: Mary McDonnell, Passion Fish
1991: Susan Sarandon, Thelma and Louise
1991: Geena Davis, Thelma and Louise

1990: Meryl Streep, Postcards From the Edge
1988: Melanie Griffith, Working Girl
1987: Holly Hunter, Broadcast News
1987: Glenn Close, Fatal Attraction
1987: Sally Kirkland, Anna
1986: Kathleen Turner, Peggy Sue Got Married
1986: Sigourney Weaver, Aliens

1985: Whoopi Goldberg, The Color Purple
1983: Debra Winger, Terms of Endearment
1983: Meryl Streep, Silkwood
1983: Jane Alexander, Testament
1982: Jessica Lange, Frances
1982: Debra Winger, An Officer and a Gentleman
1981: Diane Keaton, Reds

1981: Marsha Mason, Only When I Laugh
1980: Mary Tyler Moore, Ordinary People
1980: Gena Rowlands, Gloria
1978: Ingrid Bergman, Autumn Sonata
1977: Marsha Mason, The Goodbye Girl
1976: Sissy Spacek, Carrie
1976: Liv Ullman, Face to Face

1974: Faye Dunaway, Chinatown
1973: Ellen Burstyn, The Exorcist

More to be Continued...


  1. Ohhh great choices. 2006 was such a strong year...though you didn't pick my favorite (Kate Winslet) they were all amazing. Cruz, Dench and Streep were just fabulous.

    Also, Sigourney Weaver is just phenomenal in Aliens, as you know. :)

  2. Great choices! I'm glad to see Anne Hathaway on this list... Not a lot of people love her on here. I'm also glad to see Liv in Face To Face, Kate in Eternal Sunshine, Julianne in Far From Heaven, Judi in Notes On A Scandal, Meryl in The Devil Wears Prada, Winona Ryder in Little Women, ect......