These are my top 20 performances listed in order for each category (lead actor, lead actress, supporting actor & supporting actress)
“ in Tommy (best performance by an actor in a lead role 1975) ” - Aunt-Peg
Timothy James Curry was born on April 19, 1946 in Grappenhall, Cheshire, England. His mother, Maura Patricia (Langmead), was a school secretary, and his father, James Curry, was a Methodist Royal Navy chaplain. Curry studied Drama and English at Birmingham University, from which he graduated with Combined Honors...
“ in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (2nd choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
One of the greatest actors in all of film history, Al Pacino established himself during one of film's greatest decades, the 1970s, and has become an enduring and iconic figure in the world of American movies. Pacino was born on April 25, 1940, in the Bronx, New York, to an Italian-American family. His parents...
“ in Dog Day Afternoon (3rd choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
With 12 Academy Award nominations (eight for Best Actor and four for Best Supporting Actor), Jack Nicholson
is the most nominated male actor in Academy Awards history. Only Nicholson (1960s-2000s), Michael Caine
(1960s-2000s), Paul Newman
(1950s-1960s, 1980s-2000s), and Laurence Olivier
(1930s-1970s) have been nominated for an acting (lead or supporting) Academy Award in five decades...
“ in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (4th choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
“ in Satan's Brew (5th choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
“ in The Lost Honor of Katherina Blum (best performance by an actress in a lead role 1975) ” - Aunt-Peg
Actress and singer Ann-Margret is one of the most famous sex symbols and actresses of the 1960s and beyond. She continued her career through the following decades and into the 21st century. Ann-Margret was born Ann-Margret Olsson in Valsjöbyn, Jämtland County, Sweden, to Anna Regina (Aronsson) and Carl Gustav Olsson...
“ in Tommy (2nd choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
Isabelle Yasmine Adjani was born in Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine, a suburb of Paris, to Emma Augusta "Gusti" (Schweinberger) and Mohammed Adjani. Her father was a Kabyle Algerian, from Iferhounène, and her mother was a Bavarian German. She grew up speaking German fluently. After winning a school recitation contest...
“ in The Story of Adele H. (3rd choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
Katharine Juliet Ross was born on January 29, 1940 in Hollywood, California, to Katharine W. (Hall) and Dudley T. Ross. Her father, who also worked for the Associated Press, was away in the US Navy when she was born. His navy career shuttled the family around to Virginia, then Palo Alto, and finally to Walnut Creek...
“ in The Stepford Wives (4th choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
Few in modern British history have come as far or achieved as much from humble beginnings as Glenda Jackson has. From acclaimed actress to respected MP (Member of Parliament), she is known for her high intelligence and meticulous approach to her work. She was born to a working-class household in Birkenhead...
“ in The Romantic Englishwoman (5th choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
Henry Gibson was born on 21 September 1935 in Germantown, Pennsylvnia. Before appearing in films and television series, he was a child star on the stage during the 1940s and during the late 1950s he was an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force. His screen debut came in 1963 when he was cast in the Jerry Lewis
film The Nutty Professor
“ in Nashville (best performance by an actor in a supporting role 1975) ” - Aunt-Peg
“ in Satan's Brew (2nd choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
The handsome, versatile, worldly-looking Chris Sarandon has played everything from vampires to Jesus Christ in magnetic performances that have not only been controversial but hard to miss. He was born and raised in Beckley, West Virginia. His mother, Cliffie (Cardullias), was born in Norfolk, Virginia...
“ in Dog Day Afternoon (3rd choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
Jack Warden was born John Warden Lebzelter, Jr. on September 18, 1920 in Newark, New Jersey, to Laura M. (Costello) and John Warden Lebzelter. His father was of German and Irish descent, and his mother was of Irish ancestry. Raised in Louisville, Kentucky, at the age of seventeen, young Jack Lebzelter was expelled from Louisville's DuPont Manual High School for repeatedly fighting...
“ in Shampoo (4th choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
Chubby, antsy, and distinctive character actor Sydney Lassick was born on July 23, 1922 to Jewish Russian immigrant parents in Chicago, Illinois. Lassick first began acting in both films and TV shows in the late 50s. Portly and bespectacled, with a high-pitched voice and a nervous disposition, Sydney was usually cast as peevish neurotics...
“ in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (5th choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
Lily Tomlin was born September 1, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, to Lillie Mae (Ford) and Guy Tomlin, who moved to Michigan from Paducah, Kentucky, during the Great Depression. Her mother was a nurse's aide and her father was a factory worker. She graduated from Cass Technical High School in 1957, and later enrolled at Wayne State University...
“ in Nashville (best performance by an actress in a supporting role 1975) ” - Aunt-Peg
Discovered by a talent scout at Northwestern University in 1958, Paula Prentiss
was signed by Metro Goldwyn Mayer and teamed with Jim Hutton
in a string of comedies. She rapidly became one of the best American comediennes of the 1960s. Her funny voice inflexions, free acting style and brunette good looks established her as a leading lady in comedies of the screwball type...
“ in The Stepford Wives (2nd choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
“ in Thundercrack (3rd choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
“ in Nashville (4th choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
“ in Stan's Brew (5th choice) ” - Aunt-Peg