Continuing one with a new weekly series I’m doing…we’re in the midst of talking the top 25 Oscar winners in just about every single one of the Academy Award categories. Aside from the shorts and something a bit harder to rank like Best Sound Mixing as I mentioned previously, I’ll be hitting them all over the coming weeks and months, including of course the big eight categories.
Today I’ll be knocking off another of those big ones, the ever compelling and debatable Best Supporting Actress category. As always, depending on the category in question, I may wind up discussing the individual winners I’m citing specifically or just give more of a broad overview of the winners, but I’m keeping it simple early on for now. Like I’ve said each week though, in all honesty, you all mostly just want to see the list anyway, so I have no problem obliging you there in that particular regard. All you have to do is just be patient over the next couple of paragraphs…
Best Supporting Actress is an incredibly interesting Oscar category without question, due in part to some of the more interesting names that you can see sometimes pop up as winners. I’ll be honest and let you all know that I personally find this to be the weakest of the acting categories, but there are some outstanding winners to be found here, no doubt about that. I know my number one choice isn’t necessarily going to be a popular one, but I stand by it, as you’ll see below!
This week, for this particular acting category, what I’m going to do is give you the list right now, along with a few words about each of the top 25 victors that I’ve chosen. The big eight categories cater to this style nicely, so that’s likely how it’ll go for all of those. Here we go now:
25. Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona) – The supporting female performances in Woody Allen films are going to be popping up a lot here, and this most recent winner for one of his movies is a great one. Cruz is fiery and on top of her game in this one. It’s one of Allen’s sexiest films, with one of the sexiest performances ever to win this Oscar.
24. Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck) – I think that Dukakis is very much the stealth MVP of this lovely romantic comedy. As much [...]