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It's Oscar season, so let's dive into my favorite place: the past. Over the next few weeks I'll revisit old winners and rank 'em however I see fit, and you're invited to disagree and show me how proud you are of caring about Johnny Belinda or whatever. Today, we begin with the best of Best Actresses. Ready to rank? Let's go.

10. Elizabeth Taylor, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Under-discussed fact: Though the character of Martha is a crucial and brutal part of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, George is a far more interesting character. It's almost easy to root against Liz for that fact, but her rancor and timing are so electric and natural that she's a shoo-in for this list. What a flop those other actresses are!

9. Marion Cotillard, La Vie En Rose

La Vie En Rose tries to be intriguing with its out-of-sequence storytelling but nearly succumbs to »

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