The full bracket is HERE and if you’re new to the showdown, background on its genesis is HERE. If you’re interested enough and love any of the upcoming performances feel free to defend them on your own blogs and send me a link so (information HERE).
This poll closes in five days on Sunday, 2nd.
Frances McDormand in Fargo (1996) as Marge Gunderson
"...she exudes a folksy wisdom that is neither ironic or trite" - Nick
Emily Watson in Breaking the Waves (1996) as Bess McNeil
"In lesser hands these moments would come off as “weird” or “gimmicky”, but Watson is completely convincing" - Courtney
Random: Both these ladies were nominated for their work in 1996 for Best Actress. Two of their fellow nominees (Brenda Blethyn and Kristin Scott Thomas, my #1 and #2 that year – were knocked out in round 1). So, consider this a redux of the 1996 Best Actress race. Choose wisely.
Alex (Alex in Movieland) is in favour of Emily Watsons work and he offers a defense of it.