My Alternate Best Supporting Actress Winners

This is a list of alternate nominees for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. The years covered are 1927/28 through the present. None of the nominees that are listed were nominated for Best Supporting Actress in their particular year, but a small number were nominated for Best Actress. I have chosen an alternate winner for each year, while the other 4 alternate nominees are listed in ALPHABETICAL ORDER. I have also included the name of the other 4 alternate nominees's character names.
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1.
Luise Rainer
Rainer returned to Holywood in the 1998 and 2013 Academy Awards ceremony honoring previous Oscar winners and in 2010 for the TCM Classic Film Festival. She was all smiles for the cameras, but her wounds had not healed. "I hated Hollywood," Rainer said in an interview in 2001. "That's why I turned my back on it." She had wanted to be Madame Currie...
“ Year: 1936
Film: The Great Ziegfeld
Role: Anna Held
Nominees: Mary Astor (Dodsworth-Mrs. Edith Cortright); Paulette Goddard (Modern Times-A Gamin Girl); Jean Harlow (Libeled Lady-Gladys Benton); Myrna Loy (The Great Ziegfeld-Billie Burke) ” - jmpatison003
 
2.
Ginger Rogers
Actress, Top Hat
Ginger Rogers was born Virginia Katherine McMath in Independence, Missouri on July 16, 1911. Her mother, known as Lelee, went to Independence to have Ginger away from her husband. She had a baby earlier in their marriage and he allowed the doctor to use forceps and the baby died. She was kidnapped by her father several times until her mother took him to court...
“ Year: 1937
Film: Stage Door
Role: Jean Maitland
Nominees: Fay Bainter (Make Way for Tomorrow-Anita Cooper); Madeleine Cooper (The Prisoner of Zenda-Princess Flavia); Margaret Dumont (A Day at the Races-Emily Upjohn); Jane Wyatt (Lost Horizon-Sondra Bizet) ” - jmpatison003
 
3.
“ Year: 1938
Film: Grand Illusion (La Grande Illusion)
Role: Elsa
Nominees: Olivia de Havilland (The Adventures of Robin Hood-Maid Marian); Fay Holden (Love Finds Andy Hardy-Mrs. Emily Hardy); May Robson (Bringing Up Baby-Elizabeth Random); May Whitty (The Lady Vanishes-Miss Froy) ” - jmpatison003
 
4.
Jean Arthur
This marvelous screen comedienne's best asset was only muffled during her seven years' stint in silent films. That asset? It was, of course, her squeaky, frog-like voice, which silent-era cinema audiences had simply no way of perceiving, much less appreciating. Jean Arthur, born Gladys Georgianna Greene in upstate New York...
“ Year: 1939
Film: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Role: Clarissa Saunders
Nominees: Joan Crawford (The Women-Crystal Allen); Margaret Hamilton (The Wizard of Oz-The Wicked Witch of the West/Miss Almira Gulch); Rosalind Russell (The Women-Sylvia Fowler); Claire Trevor (Stagecoach-Dallas) ” - jmpatison003
 
5.
Bonita Granville
Producer, Lassie
After her marriage to oil millionaire Jack Wrather in 1947, she appeared in only three more movies. She became an executive in the Wrather Corp., and first associate producer, then executive producer of the LassieTV series. After Wrather's death in 1984, she took over as chairman of the board...
“ Year: 1940
Film: Escape
Role: Ursula
Nominees: Gladys Cooper (Kitty Foyle-Mrs. Strafford); Linda Darnell (The Mark of Zorro-Lolita Quintero); Karen Morley (Pride and Prejudice-Charlotte Lucas); Edna May Oliver (Pride and Prejudice-Lady Catherine de Bourgh) ” - jmpatison003
 
6.
Mary Astor
Her German immigrant father pushed her into a beauty contest at 14 and her first movie Sentimental Tommy at 15. After a number of minor parts she starred in John Barrymore's Beau Brummel. She had a lively affair with Barrymore, over with before she starred a second time with him, in Don Juan...
“ Year: 1941
Film: The Maltese Falcon
Role: Brigid O'Shaughnessy
Nominees: Dorothy Comingore (Citizen Kane-Susan Alexander); Judy Garland (Life Begins for Andy Hardy-Miss Betsy Booth); Veronica Lake (Sullivan's Travels-The Girl); Ann Rutherford (Life Begins for Andy Hardy-Polly Benedict) ” - jmpatison003
 
7.
Veronica Lake
Veronica Lake was born as Constance Frances Marie Ockleman on November 14, 1922, in Brooklyn, New York. She was the daughter of Constance Charlotta (Trimble) and Harry Eugene Ockelman, who worked for an oil company as a ship employee. Her father was of half German and half Irish descent, and her mother was of Irish ancestry...
“ Year: 1942
Film: This Gun for Hire
Role: Ellen Graham
Nominees: Mary Astor (The Palm Beach Story-Princess Centimillia); Anne Baxter (The Magnificent Ambersons-Lucy Morgan); Ann Sheridan (Kings Row-Randy Monaghan); Googie Withers (One of Our Aircraft Is Missing-Jo de Vries) ” - jmpatison003
 
8.
Gene Tierney
Actress, Laura
With prominent cheekbones and the most appealing overbite of her day, her striking good looks helped propel her to stardom. Her best known role is the enigmatic murder victim in Laura. She was also Oscar-nominated for Leave Her to Heaven. Her acting performances were few in the 1950s as she battled a troubled emotional life that included hospitalization and shock treatment for depression.
“ Year: 1943
Film: Heaven Can Wait
Role: Martha
Nominees: Gladys George (The Hard Way-Lily Emery); Veronica Lake (So Proudly We Hail!-Lieutenant Olivia D'Arcy); Una O'Connor (Holy Matrimony-Sarah Leek); Anna Svierkier (Day of Wrath (Vredens Dag)-Harlof's Marte) ” - jmpatison003
 
9.
Margaret O'Brien
Born Angela Maxine O'Brien on January 15, 1937 in San Diego, California. Her film debut was one-minute shot in MGM's Babes on Broadway. Her big moment came when she was cast in Journey for Margaret. This film shot her into instant stardom and also resulted in Angela changing her name to Margaret. Throughout the 1940s Margaret was a major child star...
“ Year: 1944
Film: Meet Me in St. Louis
Role: "Tootsie" Smith
Nominees: Mary Anderson (Lifeboat-Alice MacKenzie); Tallulah Bankhead (Lifeboat-Constance "Connie" Porter); Diana Lynn (The Miracle of Morgan's Creek-Emmy Kockenlocker); Ella Raines (Hail the Conquering Hero-Libby) ” - jmpatison003
 
10.
Jane Wyman
Actress, Falcon Crest
Jane Wyman was born Sarah Jane Mayfield on January 5, 1917, in St. Joseph, Missouri (she was also known later as Sarah Jane Fulks). When she was only eight years old, and after her parents filed for divorce, she lost her father prematurely. After graduating high school she attempted, with the help of her mother...
“ Year: 1945
Film: The Lost Weekend
Role: Helen St. James
Nominees: Joan Blondell (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn-Sissy Edwards); Beulah Bondi (The Southerner-Granny Tucker); Alice Faye (Fallen Angel-June Mills Stanton); Margaret Rutherford (Blithe Spirit-Madame Arcati) ” - jmpatison003
 
11.
Lauren Bacall
Actress, The Big Sleep
Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske on September 16, 1924, in New York City. She is the daughter of Natalie Weinstein-Bacal, a Romanian Jewish immigrant, and William Perske, who was born in New Jersey, to Polish Jewish parents. Her family was middle-class, with her father working as a salesman and her mother as a secretary...
“ Year: 1946
Film: The Big Sleep
Role: Vivian Sternwood Rutledge
Nominees: Beulah Bondi (It's a Wonderful Life-Ma Bailey); Ava Gardner (The Killers-Kitty Collins); Myrna Loy (The Best Years of Our Lives-Milly Stephenson); Jane Wyman (The Yearling-Ora Baxter) ” - jmpatison003
 
12.
Jane Greer
As a baby, she was winning beauty contests; as a teenager, with good looks and an attractive contralto voice, she was singing with big bands (most notably Enric Madriguera's orchestra in Latin Club Del Rio in Washington, D.C.. She met Rudy Vallee, her first husband, on the radio where she also enjoyed a brief stint as a singer...
“ Year: 1947
Film: Out of the Past
Role: Kathie Moffat
Nominees: Hermione Baddeley (Brighton Rock-Ida Arnold); Martita Hunt (Great Expectations-Miss Havisham); Virginia Mayo (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty-Rosalind van Hoorn); Martha Raye (Monsieur Verdoux-Annabella Bonheur) ” - jmpatison003
 
13.
Ann Miller
Ann Miller was born Johnnie Lucille Ann Collier on April 12, 1923 in Chireno, Texas. She lived there until she was nine, when her mother left her philandering father and moved with Ann to Los Angeles, California. Even at that young age, she had to support her mother, who was hearing-impaired and unable to hold a job...
“ Year: 1948
Film: Easter Parade
Role: Nadine Hale
Nominees: Lauren Bacall (Key Largo-Nora Temple); Dorothy Hart (The Naked City-Ruth Morrison); Jeanette Nolan (Macbeth-Lady Macbeth); Kay Walsh (Oliver Twist-Nancy) ” - jmpatison003
 
14.
Linda Darnell
Linda Darnell, one of five children of a postal clerk, grew up fast. At 11, she was modeling clothes, giving her age as 16. At 13, she was appearing on the stage with little theater groups. Her mother encouraged her to audition when Hollywood talent scouts came to Dallas. She went to California and when the studio found out how young she really was...
“ Year: 1949
Film: A Letter to Three Wives
Role: Lora Mae Hollingsway
Nominees: Mary Astor (Little Women-Marmee March); Thelma Ritter (A Letter to Three Wives-Sadie); Elizabeth Taylor (Little Women-Amy March); Lucile Watson (Little Women-Aunt March) ” - jmpatison003
 
15.
“ Year: 1950
Film: Orphee (Orpheus)
Role: The Princess - Death
Nominees: Danielle Darrieux (La Ronda-Emma Breitkopf); Simone Simon (La Ronde-Marie); Elizabeth Taylor (Father of the Bride-Kay Banks); Shelley Winters (Winchester '73-Lola Manners) ” - jmpatison003
 
16.
Leslie Caron
Actress, Gigi
Born in the suburbs of Paris, France, Leslie Caron is an actress and dancer. Gene Kelly got her into the movies for the film An American in Paris. Got a world-wide reputation for her roles in Lili and Gigi. Most recently Caron has appeared in British TV series The Durrells in Corfu.
“ Year: 1951
Film: An American in Paris
Role: Lise Bouvier
Nominees: Chikage Awashima (Early Summer (Bakushu)-Aya Tamura); Hildegard Knef (Decision Before Dawn-Hilde); Patricia Neal (The Day the Earth Stood Still-Helen Benson); Ruth Roman (Strangers on a Train-Anne Morton) ” - jmpatison003
 
17.
Katy Jurado
Actress, High Noon
Katy Jurado was born María Cristina Estela Marcela Jurado García into a wealthy family on January 16, 1924, in Guadalajara, Mexico. Her early years were spent amid luxury until her family's lands were confiscated by the federal government for redistribution to the landless peasantry. Despite the loss of property...
“ Year: 1952
Film: High Noon
Role: Helen Ramirez
Nominees: Edith Evans (The Importance of Being Earnest-Lady Bracknell); Joan Greenwood (The Importance of Being Earnest-Gwendolyn Fairfax); Grace Kelly (High Noon-Amy Fowler Kane); Gina Lollobrigida (Les belles de nuit (Beauties of the Night)-Leila/Cashier) ” - jmpatison003
 
18.
Anne Baxter
Actress, All About Eve
Anne Baxter was born in Michigan City, Indiana, on May 7, 1923. She was the daughter of a salesman and his wife, Catherine, who herself was the daughter of Frank Lloyd Wright, the world-renowned architect. Anne was a young girl of 11 when her parents moved to New York City, which at that time was still the hub of the entertainment industry even though the film colony was moving west...
“ Year: 1953
Film: I Confess
Role: Ruth Grandfort
Nominees: Jean Arthur (Shane-Marian Starrett); Nanette Fabray (The Band Wagon-Lily Marton); Gloria Grahame (The Big Heat-Debby Marsh); Setsuko Hara (Tokyo Story (Monogatari)-Noriko Hirayama) ” - jmpatison003
 
19.
Grace Kelly
Actress, Rear Window
Grace Patricia Kelly was born on November 12, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to wealthy parents. She was the daughter of Margaret Katherine (Majer), a physical education instructor, and John Brendan Kelly, Sr., a three-time Olympic Gold winner for rowing. Her uncle was playwright George Kelly...
“ Year: 1954
Film: Rear Window
Role: Lisa Fremont
Nominees: Rosemary Clooney (White Christmas-Betty Haynes); Vera-Ellen (White Christmas-Judy Haynes); Nancy Gates (Suddenly-Ellen Benson); Mercedes McCambridge (Johnny Guitar-Emma Small) ” - jmpatison003
 
20.
Simone Signoret
Actress, Diabolique
The face of Simone Signoret on the Paris Metro movie posters in March 1982 looked even older than her 61 years. She was still a box office draw, but the film, L'étoile du Nord, would be her last theatrical release. She played the landlady. Signoret had a long film apprenticeship during World War II, mostly as an extra and occasionally getting to speak a single line...
“ Year: 1955
Film: Les Diaboliques (The Devils)
Role: Nicole Horner
Nominees: Maria-Pia Casilio (Umberto D.-Maria); Kim Novak (Picnic-Madge Owens); Miroslava Sternova (The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (Ensayo de un crimen)-Lavinia); Shelley Winters (The Night of the Hunter-Willa Harper) ” - jmpatison003
 
21.
Joanne Woodward
Actress, Philadelphia
Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward was born on February 27, 1930, in Thomasville, Georgia, to Wade Woodward and Elinor Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward in a modest household. Her one older brother, Wade Jr., who was the favorite of her father, eventually became an architect. Elinor Woodward was a quite a movie buff and enjoyed going to picture shows often...
“ Year: 1956
Film: A Kiss Before Dying
Role: Dorothy "Dorie" Kingship
Nominees: Karuna Banerjee (Aparajito (The Unvanquished)-Sarbajaya);Coleen Gray (The Killing-Fay); Carolyn Jones (Invasion of the Body Snatchers-Theodora "Teddy" Belicec); Natalie Wood (The Searchers-Debbie Edwards (older)) ” - jmpatison003
 
22.
Marlene Dietrich
Marie Magdelene Dietrich von Losch (aka Marlene) was born in Berlin, Germany on December 27, 1901. Her father was an army officer who had served in the Franco-Prussian War. Because of his constant absences from the family due to his army duties, Marlene and the rest had to rely on themselves. When he died...
“ Year: 1957
Film: Witness for the Prosecution
Role: Christine Helm Vole
Nominees: Joan Blondell (Desk Set-Peg Costello); Joan Crawford (The Story of Esther Costello-Margaret Landi); Franca Marzi (Nights of Cabiria (Le notti di Cabiria)-Wanda); Isuzu Yamada (Throne of Blood (Kumonosu-jo)-Asaji) ” - jmpatison003
 
23.
Kim Novak
Actress, Vertigo
Kim Novak was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 13, 1933 with the birth name of Marilyn Pauline Novak. She was the daughter of Joseph Novak, a former teacher turned transit clerk and his wife, Blanche Kral Novak, also a former teacher. Throughout elementary and high school, Kim did not get along well with teachers...
“ Year: 1958
Film: Vertigo
Role: Judy Barton/Madeleine Elster
Nominees: Rae Allen (Damn Yankees-Gloria Thorpe); Judith Anderson (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof-Ida "Big Momma" Pollitt); Hermione Gingold (Gigi-Madame Alvarez); Janet Leigh (Touch of Evil-Susan "Susie" Vargas) ” - jmpatison003
 
24.
Lee Remick
Actress, The Omen
Lee Remick was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, to Gertrude Margaret (Waldo), an actress, and Francis Edwin Remick, a department store owner. She had Irish and English ancestry. Remick was educated at Barnard College, studied dance and worked on stage and TV, before making her film debut as a sexy Southern majorette in Elia Kazan's A Face in the Crowd...
“ Year: 1959
Film: Anatomy of a Murder
Role: Laura Manion
Nominees: Bibi Andersson (Wild Strawberries (Smultronstallet)-Sara); Edith Evans (The Nun's Story-Rev. Mother Emmanuel); Kathryn Grant (Anatomy of a Murder-Mary Pilant); Eva Marie Saint (North by Northwest-Eve Kendall) ” - jmpatison003
 
25.
Sharmila Tagore
Sharmila Tagore is a Bengali actress, who has now achieved success in Hindi films produced by Bollywood. Sharmila Tagore's ancestor was the noted Rabindranath Tagore. Sharmila married the famous Indian cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan, and since then her marriage has been intact. Sharmila has one son and two daughters...
“ Year: 1960
Film: The World of Apu (Apur Sansar)
Role: Aparna
Nominees: Marie Dubois (Shoot the Pianist (Tirez sur le pianiste)-Lena); Mariko Okada (Late Autumn (Akibiyori)-Yuriko Sasaki); Jean Simmons (Spartacus-Varinia); Jo Van Fleet (Wild River-Ella Garth) ” - jmpatison003
 
26.
Piper Laurie
Actress, Carrie
Piper Laurie was born Rosetta Jacobs in Detroit, Michigan, on January 22, 1932, to Charlotte Sadie (Alperin) and Alfred Jacobs, a furniture dealer. Her father was a Polish Jewish immigrant and her mother was of Russian Jewish descent. Her father moved the family to Los Angeles, California, when she was 6-years-old...
“ Year: 1961
Film: The Hustler
Role: Sarah Packard
Nominees: Ruby Dee (A Raisin in the Sun-Ruth Younger); Marlene Dietrich (Judgment at Nuremberg-Mrs. Bertholt); Anita Ekberg (La Dolce Vita-Sylvia); Pamela Tiffin (One, Two, Three-Scarlett Hazeltine) ” - jmpatison003
 
27.
Janet Leigh
Actress, Psycho
Janet Leigh was the only child of a couple who often moved from town to town. Living in apartments, Janet was a bright child who skipped several grades and finished high school when she was 15. A lonely child, she would spend much of her time at movie theaters. She was a student, studying music and psychology...
“ Year: 1962
Film: The Manchurian Candidate
Role: Eugenie Rose Chaney
Nominees: Ursula Andress (Dr. No-Honey Ryder); Dora Bryan (A Taste of Honey-Helen); Gunnel Lindblom (Winter Light (Nattvardsgasterna)-Karin Persson); Jeanne Moreau (The Trial-Marika Burstner) ” - jmpatison003
 
28.
Patricia Neal
Patricia Neal, the Oscar- and Tony Award-winning actress, was born Patricia Louise Neal in Packard, Kentucky. Her father managed a coal mine and her mother was the daughter of the town doctor. She grew up in Knoxville, where she attended high school. She was first bit by the acting bug at the age of 10...
“ Year: 1963
Film: Hud
Role: Alma Brown
Nominees: Anouk Aimee (8 1/2-Luisa Anselmi); Joan Greenwood (Tom Jones-Lady Bellaston); Ann-Margret (Bye Bye Birdie-Kim MacAfee); Jessica Tandy (The Birds-Lydia Brenner) ” - jmpatison003
 
29.
Ann Sothern
Ann Sothern's film career started as an extra in 1927. Originally a redhead, for the comedy roles she began to get she bleached her hair blond. After working at MGM and on Broadway, Ann was signed by Columbia Pictures for Let's Fall in Love. The next year she would work with Eddie Cantor in his hit Kid Millions...
“ Year: 1964
Film: The Best Man
Role: Sue Ellen Gamadge
Nominees: Angie Dickinson (The Killers-Sheila Farr); Ava Gardner (Seven Days in May-Eleanor Holbrook); Angela Lansbury (The World of Henry Orient-Isabel Boyd); Lynn Redgrave (Girl with Green Eyes-Baba Brennan) ” - jmpatison003
 
30.
Julie Christie
Julie Christie, the British movie legend whom Al Pacino called "the most poetic of all actresses", was born in Chukua, Assam, India, on April 14, 1941, the daughter of a tea planter, Frank St. John Christie, and his wife, Rosemary (Ramsden), who was a painter. Her family was of English, and some Scottish...
“ Year: 1965
Film: Doctor Zhivago
Role: Lara Antipova
Nominees: Joan Blondell (The Cincinnati Kid-Lady Fingers); Geraldine Chaplin (Doctor Zhivago-Tonya Gromeko); Vivien Leigh (Ship of Fools-Mary Treadwell); Eleanor Parker (The Sound of Music-Baroness Elsa Schroeder) ” - jmpatison003
 
31.
Ida Kaminska
Began her stage career at age five an later played leading roles on stage. Appeared in a handful of films and is better now for her support of the Jewish people. She later moved to Israel.
“ Year: 1966
Film: The Shop on Main Street (Obchod na korze)
Role: Rozalie Lautmann
Nominees: Claudia Cardinale (The Professionals-Maria Grant); Betty Field (7 Women-Mrs. Florrie Pether); Sue Lyon (7 Women-Emma Clark); Margaret Leighton (7 Women-Agatha Andrews) ” - jmpatison003
 
32.
Jo Van Fleet
Jo Van Fleet was born on December 30, 1914 in Oakland, California. She established herself as a notable dramatic actress on Broadway over several years, winning a Tony Award in 1954 for her skill in a difficult role, playing an unsympathetic, even abusive character, in Horton Foote's "The Trip to Bountiful" with Lillian Gish and Eva Marie Saint...
“ Year: 1967
Film: Cool Hand Luke
Role: Arletta Jackson
Nominees: Quentin Dean (In the Heat of the Night-Mrs. Leslie Colbert); Lee Grant (In the Heat of the Night-Delores Purdy); Vivien Merchant (Accident-Rosalind); Marjorie Rhodes (The Family Way-Lucy Fitton) ” - jmpatison003
 
33.
Billie Whitelaw
Actress, Hot Fuzz
Billie Whitelaw first appeared on the radio aged 11. She made her theatrical debut in 1950 and in films from 1953. She has made a speciality of playing intense, single-purposed women. Also, (on stage), she has appeared in many of the stranger plays by Samuel Beckett.
“ Year: 1968
Film: Charlie Bubbles
Role: Lottie Bubbles
Nominees: Ava Gardner (Mayerling-Empress Elisabeth of Austria); Beverly Garland (Pretty Poison-Mrs. Stepanik); Judith O'Dea (Night of the Living Dead-Barbra); Anastasiya Vertinskaya (War and Peace (Voyna i mir)-Princess Lisa Bolkonskaya) ” - jmpatison003
 
34.
“ Year: 1969
Film: My Night at Maud's (Ma nuit chez Maud)
Role: Maud
Nominees: Verna Bloom (Medium Cool-Eileen); Pamela Franklin (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie-Sandy); Celia Johnson (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie-Miss Mackay); Delphine Seyrig (Stolen Kisses (Baisers voles)-Fabienne Tabard) ” - jmpatison003
 
35.
“ Year: 1970
Film: Five Easy Pieces
Role: Catherine Van Oost
Nominees: Ellen Burstyn (Alex in Wonderland-Beth Morrison); Faye Dunaway (Little Big Man-Mrs. Louise Pendrake); Claude Jade (Bed and Board (Domicile Conjugal)-Christine Doinel); Lois Smith (Five Easy Pieces-Partitia Dupea) ” - jmpatison003
 
36.
Cybill Shepherd
Actress, Cybill
Cybill Lynne Shepherd was born in Memphis, Tennessee, to Patty, a homemaker, and William Shepherd, a small business owner. Named after her grandfather, Cy, and her father, Bill, Shepherd's career began at a young age in modeling, when she won the "Miss Teenage Memphis" contest in 1966 and the "Model of the Year" contest in 1968...
“ Year: 1971
Film: The Last Picture Show
Role: Jacy Farrow
Nominees: Eileen Brennan (The Last Picture Show-Genevieve); Susan George (Straw Dogs-Amy Sumner); Laurence de Monaghan (Claire's Knee (Le genou de Claire)-Claire); Jennifer O'Neill (Summer of '42-Dorothy) ” - jmpatison003
 
37.
“ Year: 1972
Film: Cabaret
Role: Natalia Landauer
Nominees: Natalya Bondarchuk (Solaris (Solyaris)-Hary Kelvin); Ida Lupino (Junior Bonner-Elvira Bonner); Talia Shire (The Godfather-Connie Corleone); Monica Zetterlund (The Emigrants (Utvandrarna)-Ulrika) ” - jmpatison003
 
38.
Cindy Williams
Cindy Williams was born Cynthia Williams in Van Nuys, California on August 22, 1947. The Leo is 5'4" and, during her first years on Laverne & Shirley, weighed a dainty 105 lbs. The brown haired, blue-eyed female was born the daughter of Francesca Bellini and Beachard Williams. Her family was very poor (her father was an electronic technician)...
“ Year: 1973
Film: American Graffiti
Role: Laurie Henderson
Nominees: Mackenzie Phillips (American Graffiti-Carol Morrison); Delphine Seyrig (The Day of the Jackal-Colette de Montpellier); Kary Sylwan (Cries and Whispers (Viskningar och rop)-Anna); Ingrid Thulin (Cries and Whispers (Viskningar och rop)-Karin) ” - jmpatison003
 
39.
Madeline Kahn
Madeline Kahn was born Madeline Gail Wolfson on September 29, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Freda (Goldberg) and Bernard B. Wolfson, a garment manufacturer. She was of Russian Jewish descent. Madeline began her acting career in high school and went on to university where she trained as an opera singer and starred in several campus productions...
“ Year: 1974
Film: Young Frankenstein
Role: Elizabeth
Nominees: Bibi Andersson (Scenes from a Marriage (Scener ur et aktenskap)-Katarina); Teri Garr (Young Frankenstein-Inga); Diane Keaton (The Godfather Part II-Kay Adams-Corleone); Cloris Leachman (Young Frankenstein-Frau Blucher) ” - jmpatison003
 
40.
Geraldine Chaplin
Actress, Chaplin
Geraldine Leigh Chaplin was born in Santa Monica, California, to Oona Chaplin (née O'Neill) and legendary entertainer Charles Chaplin (A.K.A. Charlie Chaplin). She is a granddaughter of playwright Eugene O'Neill and a great-granddaughter of stage actor James O'Neill. She attended the Royal Ballet Academy in London...
“ Year: 1975
Film: Nashville
Role: Opal
Nominees: Maria Berenson (Barry Lyndon-Countess of Lyndon); Barbara Harris (Nashville-Winifred); Patricia Quinn (The Rocky Horror Picture Show-Magenta); Gwen Welles (Nashville-Sueleen Gay) ” - jmpatison003
 
41.
Marie-France Pisier
Marie-France first came to the fore as an actress of the Nouvelle Vague movement in the 1960's. She had spent her early childhood in French Indochina, where her father was employed as colonial governor, but the family moved to Paris when she was twelve. Just five years later, she was spotted by a casting director...
“ Year: 1976
Film: Cousin, cousine
Role: Karine
Nominees: Elsa Lanchester (Murder by Death-Jessica Marbles); Bernadette Peters (Silent Movie-Vilma Kaplan); Maggie Smith (Murder by Death-Dora Charleston); Aino Taube (Face to Face (Ansikte mot ansikte)-The Grandmother) ” - jmpatison003
 
42.
Janice Rule
Actress, 3 Women
One of the most versatile actresses, Janice Rule was born in Norwood, Ohio, on August 15, 1931. Janice made her screen debut in the star-studded movie Goodbye, My Fancy. She played the rival for James Stewart's affections, and was driven away by witch Kim Novak, in Bell Book and Candle, a pre-Bewitched comedy...
“ Year: 1977
Film: 3 Women
Role: Willie Hart
Nominees: Carrie Fisher (Star Wars-Princess Leia Organa); Karen Lynn Gorney (Saturday Night Fever-Stephanie Mangano); Donna Pescow (Saturday Night Fever-Annette); Diana Rigg (A Little Night Music-Charlotte Mittelheim) ” - jmpatison003
 
43.
Angela Lansbury
British character actress, long in the United States. The daughter of an actress and the granddaughter of a high-ranking politician, Lansbury studied acting from her youth, departing for the United States as the Second World War began. She was contracted by MGM while still a teenager and nominated for an Academy Award for her first film...
“ Year: 1978
Film: Death on the Nile
Role: Salome Otterbourne
Nominees: Brooks Adams (Days of Heaven-Abby); Stockard Channing (Grease-Betty Rizzo); Lisa Lucas (An Unmarried Woman-Patti); Linda Manz (Days of Heaven-Linda) ” - jmpatison003
 
44.
Veronica Cartwright
Actress, Alien
Born in Bristol, England, Veronica is the older sister of the popular child actress Angela Cartwright. In her early career, Veronica was cast in a number of popular movies such as The Children's Hour, Spencer's Mountain and Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds. As such, she was cast as "Jemima Boone" in the popular television series Daniel Boone...
“ Year: 1979
Film: Alien
Role: Navigator Lambert
Nominees: Bo Derek (10-Jenny Hanley); Barbara Harris (The Seducton of Joe Tynan-Ellie Tynan); Sally Kellerman (A Little Romance-Kay King); Persis Khambatta (Star Trek: The Motion Picture-Ilia) ” - jmpatison003
 
45.
Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore was born on December 29, 1936 in Flatbush, Brooklyn, to Marjorie (Hackett) and George Tyler Moore, a clerk. Her maternal grandparents were English immigrants, and her father was of English, Irish, and German descent. Moore's family relocated to California when she was eight. Her childhood was troubled...
“ Year: 1980
Film: Ordinary People
Role: Beth Jarrett
Nominees: Beverly D'Angelo (Coal Miner's Daughter-Patsy Cline); Julie Hagerty (Airplane!-Elaine Dickinson); Jessica Harper (Stardust Memories-Daisy); Dolly Parton (9 to 5-Doralee Rhodes) ” - jmpatison003
 
46.
Karen Allen
Karen Jane Allen was born in Carrollton, rural southern Illinois, to Patricia (Howell), a teacher, and Carroll Thompson Allen, an FBI agent. Karen spent her first 10 years traveling around the country with her parents and two sisters. She was always "the new girl in school". Acting did not really cross...
“ Year: 1981
Film: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Role: Marion Ravenwood
Nominees: Shelley Duvall (Time Bandits-Pansy); Jill Eikenberry (Arthur-Susan Johnson); Katherine Helmond (Time Bandits-Mrs. Ogre); Madeline Kahn (History of the World, Part I-Empress Nympho) ” - jmpatison003
 
47.
Daryl Hannah
Daryl Christine Hannah was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She is the daughter of Susan Jeanne (Metzger), a schoolteacher and later a producer, and Donald Christian Hannah, who owned a tugboat/barge company. Her stepfather was music journalist/promoter Jerrold Wexler. Her siblings are Page Hannah...
“ Year: 1982
Film: Blade Runner
Role: Pris
Nominees: Ellen Barkin (Diner-Beth Schreiber); Drew Barrymore (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial-Gertie); Phoebe Cates (Fast Times at Ridgemont High-Linda Barrett); Sean Young (Blade Runner-Rachael) ” - jmpatison003
 
48.
Rebecca De Mornay
Rebecca De Mornay was born 1959 as Rebecca Jane Pearch in Santa Rosa, California. She is the daughter of Julie (Eagar) and Wally George (born George Walter Pearch), a television and radio commentator. Her paternal grandmother was child actress Eugenia Clinchard. Her parents divorced when she was young...
“ Year: 1983
Film: Risky Business
Role: Lana
Nominees: Tess Harper (Tender Mercies-Rosa Lee); Mary Kay Place (The Big Chill-Meg Jones); Ally Sheedy (WarGames-Jennifer Mack); JoBeth Williams (The Big Chill-Karen Bowens) ” - jmpatison003
 
49.
“ Year: 1984
Film: Amadeus
Role: Constanze Mozart
Nominees: Kim Basinger (The Natural-Memo Paris); Linda Hamilton (THe Terminator-Sarah Connor); Diane Lane (The Cotton Club-Vera Cicero); Elizabeth McGovern (Once Upon a Time in America-Deborah Gelly) ” - jmpatison003
 
50.
Sonia Braga
Born June 8, 1950, in Maringá, Paraná State, Brazil to a seamstress mother and a Realtor father. Made a notable appearance in the film adaptation of Jorge Amado's Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands. Played the central role of Dona Flor. Earned American recognition and a Golden Globe nomination for performance in Kiss of the Spider Woman...
“ Year: 1985
Film: Kiss of the Spider Woman
Role: Leni Lamaison/Marta/Spider Woman
Nominees: Eileen Brennan (Clue-Mrs. Peacock); Madeline Kahn (Clue-Mrs. White); Kelly McGillis (Witness-Rachel Lapp); Lea Thompson (Back to the Future-Lorraine McFly) ” - jmpatison003
 
51.
Kelly McGillis
Actress, Top Gun
Kelly Ann McGillis was born in Newport Beach, California, to Virginia Joan (Snell), a homemaker, and Donald Manson McGillis, a general practitioner of medicine. She has English, Welsh, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry. McGillis dropped out of high school to pursue a career as an actress, and attended Juilliard in Manhattan and Pacific Conservatory of Performing Art in Santa Monica, CA...
“ Year: 1986
Film: Top Gun
Role: Charlotte "Charlie" Blackwood
Nominees: Jenette Goldstein (Aliens-Private Vasquez); Ellen Greene (Little Shop of Horrors-Audrey); Jennifer Grey (Ferris Bueller's Day Off-Jeanie Bueller); Cathy Tyson (Mona Lisa-Simone) ” - jmpatison003
 
52.
Emmanuelle Béart
Emmanuelle Béart was born August 14, 1963, in Gassin, France. She lived with her mother, brothers, and sister on a farm not far from Saint-Tropez in Provence (southern France), because her father, singer and poet Guy Béart, did not want his children to be affected by the glamour world of Paris...
“ Year: 1987
Film: Manon des Sources (Manon of the Spring)
Role: Manon Cadoret
Nominees: Joan Chen (The Last Emperor-Wan Jung); Joan Cusack (Broadcast News-Blair Litton); Melinda Kinnaman (My Life as a Dog (Mitt liv som hund)-Saga); Francine Racette (Au revoir, les enfants (Goodbye, Children)-Madame Quentin) ” - jmpatison003
 
53.
“ Year: 1988
Film: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios)
Role: Candela
Nominees: Lena Olin (The Unbearable Lightness of Being-Sabina); Elizabeth Perkins (Big-Susan Lawrence); Julieta Serrano (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios)-Lucia); Kathleen Turner (Who Framed Roger Rabbit-Jessica Rabbit) ” - jmpatison003
 
54.
Carrie Fisher
Carrie Frances Fisher was born on October 21, 1956 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, to singers/actors Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. She was an actress and writer known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. Fisher is also known for her book, "Postcards from the Edge"...
“ Year: 1989
Film: When Harry Met Sally...
Role: Marie
Nominees: Kim Basinger (Batman-Vicki Vale); Ruby Dee (Do the Right Thing-Mother Sister); Amy Madigan (Field of Dreams-Annie Kinsella); Laura San Giacomo (sex, lies, and videotape-Cynthia Patrice Bishop) ” - jmpatison003
 
55.
Glenn Close
Six time Academy Award-nominated actress Glenn Close was born and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. She is the daughter of Elizabeth Mary Hester "Bettine" (Moore) and William Taliaferro Close (William Close), a prominent doctor. Both of her parents were from upper-class northeastern families. Glenn...
“ Year: 1990
Film: Reversal of Fortune
Role: Sunny von Bulow
Nominees: Marcia Gay Harden (Miller's Crossing-Verna Bernbaum); Shirley MacLaine (Postcards from the Edge-Doris Mann); Winona Ryder (Edward Scissorhands-Kim Boggs); Greta Scacchi (Presumed Innocent-Carolyn Polhemus) ” - jmpatison003
 
56.
Annette Bening
Annette Carol Bening was born on May 29, 1958 in Topeka, Kansas, the youngest of four children of Shirley (Ashley), a soloist and church singer, and Arnett Grant Bening, an insurance salesman. She is of German and British Isles ancestry. Her family moved to California when she was young, and she grew up there...
“ Year: 1991
Film: Bugsy
Role: Virginia Hill
Nominees: Judy Davis (Barton Fink-Audrey Taylor); Jane Horrocks (Life Is Sweet-Nicola); Kate Nelligan (Frankie and Johnny-Cora); Meryl Streep (Defending Your Life-Julia) ” - jmpatison003
 
57.
Alfre Woodard
Actress, Primal Fear
Alfre Woodard was born on November 8, 1952 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the youngest of three children of Constance, a homemaker, and Marion H. Woodard, an interior designer. She was named by her godmother, who claimed she saw a vision of Alfre's name written out in gold letters. A former high school cheerleader and track star...
“ Year: 1992
Film: Passion Fish
Role: Chantelle
Nominees: Helena Bonham Carter (Howards End-Helen Schlegel); Sherilynn Fenn (Of Mice and Men-Curley's Wife); Greta Scacchi (The Player-June Gudmundsdottir); Madeleine Stowe (The Last of the Mohicans-Cora Munro) ” - jmpatison003
 
58.
Andie MacDowell
Actress, Groundhog Day
Andie MacDowell was born Rosalie Anderson MacDowell on April 21, 1958 in Gaffney, South Carolina, to Pauline Johnston (Oswald), a music teacher, and Marion St. Pierre MacDowell, a lumber executive. She was enrolled at Winthrop College located in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Initially discovered by a rep from Wilhelmina Models while on a trip to Los Angeles...
“ Year: 1993
Film: Groundhog Day
Role: Rita
Nominees: Jennifer Jason Leigh (Short Cuts-Lois Kaiser); Gong Li (Farewell My Concubine (Bawang bie ji)-Juxian); Julianne Moore (Short Cuts-Marian Wyman); Madeleine Stowe (Short Cuts-Sherri Shepard) ” - jmpatison003
 
59.
Andie MacDowell
Actress, Groundhog Day
Andie MacDowell was born Rosalie Anderson MacDowell on April 21, 1958 in Gaffney, South Carolina, to Pauline Johnston (Oswald), a music teacher, and Marion St. Pierre MacDowell, a lumber executive. She was enrolled at Winthrop College located in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Initially discovered by a rep from Wilhelmina Models while on a trip to Los Angeles...
“ Year: 1994
Film: Four Weddings and a Funeral
Role: Carrie
Nominees: Kirsten Dunst (Interview with the Vampire-Claudia); Julia Ormond (Legends of the Fall-Susannah Fincannon Ludlow); Kristin Scott Thomas (Four Weddings and a Funeral-Fiona); Robin Wright (Forrest Gump-Jenny Curran) ” - jmpatison003
 
60.
Angela Bassett
Captivating, gifted, and sensational, Angela Bassett's presence has been felt in theaters, stages, and television screens throughout the world. Angela Evelyn Bassett was born on August 16, 1958 in New York City, to Betty Jane (Gilbert), a social worker, and Daniel Benjamin Bassett, a preacher's son...
“ Year: 1995
Film: Strange Days
Role: Lornette "Mace" Mason
Nominees: Stacey Dash (Clueless-Dionne Davenport); Illeana Douglas (To Die For-Janice Maretto); Anjelica Huston (The Crossing Guard-Mary); Gwyneth Paltrow (Se7en-Theresa "Tracy" Mills) ” - jmpatison003
 
61.
Renée Zellweger
Renée Kathleen Zellweger was born on April 25, 1969, in Katy, Texas, USA. Her mother, Kjellfrid Irene (Andreassen), is a Norwegian-born former nurse and midwife, of Norwegian, Kven (Finnish), and Swedish descent. Her father, Emil Erich Zellweger, is a Swiss-born engineer. The two married in 1963. Renée has a brother named Drew Zellweger...
“ Year: 1996
Film: Jerry Maguire
Role: Dorothy Boyd
Nominees: Julie Christie (Hamlet-Gerturde, Queen of Denmark); Gina Gershon (Bound-Corky); Meg Ryan (Courage Under Fire-Captain Karen Emma Walden); Kate Winslet (Hamlet-Ophelia) ” - jmpatison003
 
62.
Sigourney Weaver
Actress, Aliens
Sigourney Weaver was born Susan Alexandra Weaver in Leroy Hospital in Manhattan, New York City. Her father, TV producer Sylvester L. Weaver Jr., originally wanted to name her Flavia, because of his passion for Roman history (he had already named her elder brother Trajan). Her mother, Elizabeth Inglis (née Desiree Mary Lucy Hawkins)...
“ Year: 1997
Film: The Ice Storm
Role: Janey Carver
Nominees: Alison Elliott (The Wings of the Dove-Millie Theale); Anne Heche (Donnie Brasco-Maggie Pistone); Sarah Polley (The Sweet Hereafter-Nicole Burnell); Christina Ricci (The Ice Storm-Wendy Hood) ” - jmpatison003
 
63.
Joan Allen
Actress, Face/Off
Joan Allen was born on August 20, 1956 in Rochelle, Illinois, the youngest of four children. She is the daughter of homemaker Dorothea Marie (Wirth) and gas station owner James Jefferson Allen. Her mother's family was German, and her father had English, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry. She attended Rochelle Township High School where she was voted most likely to succeed...
“ Year: 1998
Film: Pleasantville
Role: Betty Parker
Nominees: Patricia Clarkson (High Art-Greta); Lisa Kudrow (The Opposite of Sex-Lucia De Lury); Laura Linney (The Truman Show-Meryl Burbank/Hannah Gill); Radha Mitchell (High Art-Syd) ” - jmpatison003
 
64.
Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore was born Julie Anne Smith in Fort Bragg, North Carolina on December 3, 1960, the daughter of Anne (Love), a social worker, and Peter Moore Smith, a paratrooper, colonel, and later military judge. Her mother moved to the U.S. in 1951, from Greenock, Scotland. Her father, from Burlington, New Jersey, has German, Irish, German-Jewish, and English ancestry...
“ Year: 1999
Film: Magnolia
Role: Linda Patridge
Nominees: Thora Birch (American Beauty-Jane Burnham); Helena Bonham Carter (Fight Club-Marla Singer); Maggie Smith (Tea with Mussolini-Lady Hester Random); Mena Suvari (American Beauty-Angela Hayes) ” - jmpatison003
 
65.
Erika Christensen
Actress, Parenthood
Erika Jane Christensen was born in 1982 in Seattle, Washington, to Kathy (Hendricks), a construction manager, and Steven Christensen, a human resources executive and insurance worker. She was raised in the suburban outskirts of Los Angeles, California. At age 12, Erika knew that she was going to be an actress...
“ Year: 2000
Film: Traffic
Role: Caroline Wakefield
Nominees: Jennifer Ehle (Sunshine-Valerie Sonnenschein); Kate Winslet (Quills-Madeleine "Maddy" LeClerc); Catherine Zeta-Jones (Traffic-Helen Ayala); Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon-Jen Yu) ” - jmpatison003
 
66.
Carrie-Anne Moss
Actress, The Matrix
Carrie-Anne Moss was born on August 21, 1967, in Vancouver, British Columbia, the youngest of two children of Barbara and Melvyn Moss. At age 20, she moved to Europe to pursue a career in modeling; in Spain she was cast in a regular role in the TV show Dark Justice, which was produced in Barcelona for its first season...
“ Year: 2001
Film: Memento
Role: Natalie
Nominees: Cate Blanchett (Bandits-Kate Wheeler); Judi Dench (The Shipping News-Agnis Hamm); Cameron Diaz (Vanilla Sky-Julianna "Julie" Gianni); Dakota Fanning (I Am Sam-Lucy Dawson) ” - jmpatison003
 
67.
Nicole Kidman
Actress, Moulin Rouge!
Elegant blonde Nicole Kidman, known as one of Hollywood's top Australian imports, was actually born in Honolulu, Hawaii, while her Australian parents were there on educational visas. Kidman is the daughter of Janelle Ann (Glenny), a nursing instructor, and Antony David Kidman, a biochemist and clinical psychologist...
“ Year: 2002
Film: The Hours
Role: Virginia Woolf
Nominees: Patricia Clarkson (Far from Heaven-Eleanor Fine); Connie Nielsen (One Hour Photo-Nina Yorkin); Michelle Pfeiffer (White Oleander-Ingrid Magnussen); Maggie Smith (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets-Minerva McGonagall) ” - jmpatison003
 
68.
Patricia Clarkson
This remarkable, one-of-a-kind actress has, since the early 1990s, intrigued film and TV audiences with her glowing, yet careworn eccentricity and old world-styled glamour. Very much in demand these days as a character player, Patricia Clarkson nevertheless continues to avoid the temptation of money-making mainstream filming while reaping kudos and acting awards in out-of-the-way projects...
“ Year: 2003
Film: The Station Agent
Role: Olivia Harris
Nominees: Maria Bello (The Cooler-Natalie Belisario); Hope Davis (American Splendor-Joyce Brabner); Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation-Charlotte); Emma Thompson (Love Actually-Karen) ” - jmpatison003
 
69.
Kate Winslet
Actress, Titanic
Ask Kate Winslet what she likes about any of her characters, and the word "ballsy" is bound to pop up at least once. The British actress has made a point of eschewing straightforward pretty-girl parts in favor of more devilish damsels; as a result, she's built an eclectic resume that runs the gamut from Shakespearean tragedy to modern-day mysticism and erotica...
“ Year: 2004
Film: Finding Neverland
Role: Sylvia Llewelyn Davies
Nominees: Sally Hawkins (Vera Drake-Susan); Lucy Liu (Kill Bill, Vol. 2-O-Ren Ishii/"Cottonmouth"); Rachel McAdams (Mean Girls-Regina George); Meryl Streep (The Manchurian Candidate-Eleanor Prentiss Shaw) ” - jmpatison003
 
70.
Summer Glau
Actress, Serenity
Summer is a native of San Antonio, Texas. She's been a ballerina most of her life. Her debut was in various commercials and a guest appearance on the WB's Angel. She has gone on to star on the TV series Firefly as well as its follow-up movie Serenity and the TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
“ Year: 2005
Film: Serenity
Role: River Tam
Nominees: Maria Bello (A History of Violence-Edie Stall); Anne Hathaway (Brokeback Mountain-Lureen Newsome-Twist); Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire-Rita Skeeter); Penelope Wilton (Match Point-Eleanor Hewitt) ” - jmpatison003
 
71.
Vera Farmiga
Actress, The Conjuring
Vera Farmiga is an American actress who received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Up in the Air and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role in Bates Motel. She was born Vera Ann Farmiga, the second of seven children...
“ Year: 2006
Film: The Departed
Role: Madolyn Madden
Nominees: Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada-Emily Charlton); Shareeka Epps (Half Nelson-Drey); Diane Lane (Hollywoodland-Toni Mannix); Catherine O'Hara (For Your Consideration-Marilyn Hack) ” - jmpatison003
 
72.
Kelly Macdonald
Actress, Brave
Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald was born and raised in Glasgow. Her parents divorced when she was young, and she was raised by her mother, a sales executive in the garment industry. She has one brother, David. As a hobby, she acted in an amateur theatrical club, which she enjoyed a great deal. Macdonald was working as a barmaid...
“ Year: 2007
Film: No Country for Old Men
Role: Carla Jean Moss
Nominees: Helena Bonham Carter (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix-Bellatrix Lestrange); Catherine Keener (Into the Wild-Jan Burres); Samantha Morton (Control-Deborah "Debbie" Woodruff Curtis); Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix-Dolores Umbridge) ” - jmpatison003
 
73.
Kate Winslet
Actress, Titanic
Ask Kate Winslet what she likes about any of her characters, and the word "ballsy" is bound to pop up at least once. The British actress has made a point of eschewing straightforward pretty-girl parts in favor of more devilish damsels; as a result, she's built an eclectic resume that runs the gamut from Shakespearean tragedy to modern-day mysticism and erotica...
“ Year: 2008
Film: The Reader
Role: Hanna Schmitz
Nominees: Rosemarie DeWitt (Rachel Getting Maried-Rachel); Frances McDormand (Burn After Reading-Linda Litzke); Samantha Morton (Synecdoche, New York-Adele Lack); Debra Winger (Rachel Getting Married-Abby) ” - jmpatison003
 
74.
Mélanie Laurent
Mélanie Laurent was born in Paris, France. She is the daughter of Annick, a ballet teacher, and Pierre, a voice actor, who is most recognized for the French version of The Simpsons. She has a younger brother, Mathieu, and has both Sephardi Jewish (from Tunisia) and Ashkenazi Jewish (from Poland) ancestry...
“ Year: 2009
Film: Inglourious Basterds
Role: Shosanna Dreyfus
Nominees: Roxane Duran (The White Ribbon (Das weisse Band)-Anna); Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds-Bridget von Hammersmark); Julianne Moore (A Single Man-Charley); Rosamund Pike (An Education-Helen) ” - jmpatison003
 
75.
Mila Kunis
Actress, Black Swan
Mila Kunis was born Milena Markovna Kunis to a Jewish family in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, USSR (now independent Ukraine). Her mother, Elvira, is a physics teacher, her father, Mark Kunis, is a mechanical engineer, and she has an older brother named Michael. After attending one semester of college between gigs...
“ Year: 2010
Film: Black Swan
Role: Lily/The Black Swan
Nominees: Barbara Hershey (Black Swan-Erica Sayers/The Queen); Keira Knightley (Never Let Me Go-Ruth); Lesley Manville (Another Year-Mary); Olivia Williams (The Ghost Writer-Ruth Lang) ” - jmpatison003
 
76.
Carey Mulligan
Actress, Drive
Carey Hannah Mulligan is a British actress. She was born May 28, 1985, in Westminster, London, England, to Nano (Booth), a university lecturer, and Stephen Mulligan, a hotel manager. Her mother is from Llandeilo, Wales, and Carey also has Irish and English ancestry. Her first major appearance was playing Kitty Bennet in Pride & Prejudice alongside Keira Knightley...
“ Year: 2011
Film: Shame
Role: Sissy Sullivan
Nominees: Jeannie Berling (Margaret-Emily); Marion Cotillard (Midnight in Paris-Adriana); Vanessa Redgrave (Coriolanus-Volumnia); Shailene Woodley (The Descendants-Alexandra "Alex" King) ” - jmpatison003