Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Oscar Week Continues; Best Actress

What do you know about these films? What do you remember? The following actresses were nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the 1980s. Can you remember who actually won?
Check back first thing tomorrow morning for the winners.

1980 Nominees:
  • Ellen Burstyn as Edna Mae McCauley in Resurrection
  • Goldie Hawn as Pvt. Judy Benjamin in Private Benjamin
  • Mary Tyler Moore as Beth Jarrett in Ordinary People
  • Gena Rowlands as Gloria Swenson in Gloria
  • Sissy Spacek as Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter
1981 Nominees:
  • Katharine Hepburn as Ethel Thayer in On Golden Pond
  • Diane Keaton as Louise Bryant in Reds
  • Marsha Mason as Georgia in Only When I Laugh
  • Susan Sarandon as Sally Matthews in Atlantic City
  • Meryl Streep as Sarah / Anna in The French Lieutenant's Woman
1982 Nominees:
  • Julie Andres as Victoria Grant, aka Count Victor Grezhinski in Victor/Victoria
  • Jessica Lange as Frances Farmer in Frances
  • Sissy Spacek as Beth Horman in Missing
  • Meryl Streep as Sophie Zawistowski in Sophie's Choice
  • Debra Winger as Paula Pokrifki in An Officer and a Gentleman
1983 Nominees:
  • Jane Alexander as Carol Wetherly in Testament
  • Shirley MacLaine as Aurora Greenway in Terms of Endearment
  • Meryl Streep as Karen Silkwood in Silkwood
  • Julie Walters as Rita in Educating Rita
  • Debra Winger as Emma Greenway Horton in Terms of Endearment
1984 Nominees:
  • Judy Davis as Adela Quested in A Passage to India
  • Sally Field as Edna Spalding in Places in the Heart
  • Jessica Lange as Jewell Ivy in Country
  • Vanessa Redgrave as Olive Chancellor in The Bostonians
  • Sissy Spacek as Mae Garvey in The River
1985 Nominees:
  • Anne Bancroft as Mother Miriam Ruth in Agnes of God
  • Whoopi Goldberg as Celie Johnson in The Color Purple
  • Jessica Lange as Patsy Cline in Sweet Dreams
  • Geraldine Page as Carrie Watts in The Trip to Bountiful
  • Meryl Streep as Karen Blixen in Out of Africa
1986 Nominees:
  • Jane Fonda as Alex Sternbergen in The Morning After
  • Marlee Matlin as Sarah Norman in Children of a Lesser God
  • Sissy Spacek as Rebecca 'Babe' / Becky Magrath Botrelle in Crimes of the Heart
  • Kathleen Turner as Peggy Sue Bodell in Peggy Sue Got Married
  • Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley in Aliens
1987 Nominees:
  • Cher as Loretta Castorini in Moonstruck
  • Glenn Close as Alex Forrest in Fatal Attraction
  • Holly Hunter as Jane Craig in Broadcast News
  • Sally Kirkland as Anna in Anna
  • Meryl Streep as Helen Archer in Ironweed
1988 Nominees:
  • Glenn Close as Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil in Dangerous Liaisons
  • Jodie Foster as Sarah Tobias in The Accused
  • Melanie Griffith as Tess McGill in Working Girl
  • Meryl Streep as Lindy Chamberlain in A Cry in the Dark
  • Sigourney Weaver as Dian Fossey in Gorillas in the Mist
1989 Nominees:
  • Isabelle Adjani as Camille Claudel in Camille Claudel
  • Pauline Collins as Shirley Valentine-Bradshaw in Shirley Valentine
  • Jessica Lange as Ann Talbot in Music Box
  • Michelle Pfeiffer as Susie Diamond in The Fabulous Baker Boys
  • Jessica Tandy as Daisy Werthan in Driving Miss Daisy

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