My current Top 5

My current Top 5


Here they are again...

So, this was it. I hope you enjoyed my ranking even if you don't agree! As usual, all my thanks for all the comments without which it wouldn't be half as much fun!
And here is the ranking again:
01. Patty Duke as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker
02. Linda Hunt as Billy Kwan in The Year of Living Dangerously
03. Sandy Dennis as Honey in Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf?
04. Jane Darwell as Ma Joad in The Grapes of Wrath
05. Lila Kedrova as Madame Hortense in Zorba, the Greek
06. Josephine Hull as Veta Louise Simmons in Harvey     
07. Juliette Binoche as Hana in The English Patient         
08. Kim Hunter as Stella Kowalski in A Streetcar named Desire
09. Rita Moreno as Anita in West Side Story
10. Cloris Leachman as Ruth Popper in The Last Picture Show
11. Maggie Smith as Diana Barren in California Suit
12. Tatum O’Neal as Addie Loggins in Paper Moon
13. Peggy Ashcroft as Mrs. Moore in A Passage to India
14. Vanessa Redgrave as Julia in Julia
15. Tilda Swinton as Karen Crowder in Michael Clayton
16. Mercedes McCambridge as Sadie Burke in All the King’s Men
17. Anna Paquin as Flora McGrath in The Piano
18. Meryl Streep as Joanna Kramer in Kramer vs. Kramer
19. Mira Sorvino as Linda Ash in Mighty Aphrodite
20. Rachel Weisz as Tessa Quayle in The Constant Gardener
21. Mo’Nique as Mary Jones in Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire
22. Marcia Gay Harden as Lee Krassner in Pollock     
23. Eva Marie Saint as Edie Doyle in On the Waterfront
24. Celeste Holm as Anne Dettrey in Gentleman’s Agreement
25. Renée Zellweger as Ruby Thewes in Cold Mountain
26. Catherine Zeta-Jones as Velma Kelly in Chicago
27. Mercedes Ruehl as Anne Napolitano in The Fisher King
28. Maureen Stapleton as Emma Goldman in Reds
29. Anne Baxter as Sophie Nelson Macdonald in The Razor’s Edge
30. Dianne Wiest as Helen Sinclair in Bullets over Broadway
31. Donna Reed as Alma Burke in From Here to Eternity
32. Cate Blanchett as Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator
33. Katina Paxinou as Pilar in For Whom the Bell tolls
34. Brenda Fricker as Mrs. Brown in My Left Foot
35. Hattie McDaniel as Mammy in Gone with the Wind
36. Claire Trevor as Gaye Dawn in Key Largo     
37. Estelle Parsons as Blanche Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde
38. Eileen Heckart as Mrs. Florence Baker in Butterflies are Free
39. Jessica Lange as Julie Nichols in Tootsie   
40. Jennifer Hudson as Effie White in Dreamgirls     
41. Marisa Tomei as Mona-Lisa Vito in My Cousin Vinny
42. Shirley Jones as Lulu Bains in Elmer Gantry
43. Penélope Cruz as Maria Elena in Vicky Christina Barcelona
44. Beatrice Straight as Louise Schumacher in Network     
45. Dianne Wiest as Holly in Hannah and her Sisters
46. Judi Dench as Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love
47. Wendy Hiller as Pat Cooper in Separate Tables
48. Anne Revere as Mrs. Araminity Brown in National Velvet
49. Fay Bainter as Aunt Belle Massey in Jezebel
50. Goldie Hawn as Toni Simmons in Cactus Flower
51. Olympia Dukakis as Rose Castorini in Moonstruck     
52. Kim Basinger as Lynn Bracket in L.A., Confidential
53. Dorothy Malone as Marylee Hadley in Written on the Wind
54. Shelley Winters as Mrs. Petronella Van Daan in The Diary of Anne Frank
55. Alice Brady as Mrs. Molly O’Leary in In Old Chicago
56. Mary Steenburgen as Lynda Dummar in Melvin and Howard
57. Gale Sondergaard as Faith Paleologus in Anthony Adverse
58. Anjelica Huston as Maerose Prizzi in Prizzi’s Honor
59. Jennifer Connelly as Alicia Nash in A Beautiful Mind
60. Whoopi Goldberg as Oda Mae Brown in Ghost
61. Geena Davis as Muriel Pritchett in The Accidental Tourist
62. Angelina Jolie as Lisa Rowe in Girl, Interrupted
63. Jo Van Fleet as Kate in East of Eden     
64. Teresa Wright as Carol Beldon in Mrs. Miniver
65. Ruth Gordon as Minnie Castevet in Rosemary’s Baby
66. Lee Grant as Felicia Carr in Shampoo
67. Miyoshi Umeki as Katsumi Kelly in Sayonara     
68. Helen Hayes as Ada Quonsett in Airport
69. Melissa Leo as Alice Ward in The Fighter
70. Ethel Barrymore as Ma Mott in None but the lonely Heart
71. Shelley Winters as Rose-Ann D’Arcy in A Patch of Blue
72. Margaret Rutherford as The Duchess of Brighton in The V.I.P.s
73. Mary Astor as Sandra Kovak in The Great Lie
74. Ingrid Bergman as Greta Ohlsson in Murder on the Orient-Express
75. Gloria Grahame as Rosemary Bartlow in The Bad and the Beautiful 


    dinasztie said...

    Congrats again, it was a great journey. :)

    Fritz said...

    Thanks a lot! :-)

    Anonymous said...

    Excellent ranking as usual! Definitely my favourite movie blog to follow; your writings are so detailed and well supported

    Have you ever considered ranking the Best Actor and Supporting Actor wins? It would be really interesting to see....

    hey deanie said...

    Congratulations, Fritz! Well done as always.

    Fritz said...

    @Anonymous: Thanks a lot for your kind words! About actor and supporting actor: my knowledge about these categories is very limited. I am checking out some Best Actor winners from time to time but I will take me a while before I have seen and ranked them all.

    @deanie: thanks a lot! :-)

    Anonymous said...

    Amazing ranking, as always, of course there are some things I disagree with (Mo'Nique mainly!!) but just based on your top 10, I can say it's a brilliant ranking, great work. Can't wait to see what's next!

    Alex in Movieland said...

    I would've had Mo'Nique way higher :P never seen Miracle Worker, so won't comment on that.

    Fritz said...

    I know, everyone has Mo'Nique higher...again, I'm the odd-man-out. :-)

    But Alex, The Miracle Worker is on youtube, do yourself a favor and watch it! It's truly a little masterpiece!

    Nues20 said...

    Brilliant rankings!

    I followed your blog the whole of this summer and it is simply a masterpiece.


    Only thing I would've had different was Mp'Nique up in the top 10

    Fritz said...

    Thank you very much, nues! And also thank you for all your comments!

    Aditya B said...

    Brilliant! I've just discovered your blog from Twice a Best Actress, and I am really happy I did! I really like your list, but I disagree with a few of them (Mo'Nique is my number one, and many of the performances you put lower I have much higher on mine!) But I haven't watched all of these films, so I can't really judge properly until I have. I am trying to, though!

    Anonymous said...

    I think your list shows great care and appreciation, but I don't get you're having Judi Dench at #46 for "Shakespeare In Love." Nothing against Judy Dench, but this part was small and any number of women could have done it. Kathy Bates was robbed for not winning for "Primary Colors."