We've been looking at each Meryl Streep
Oscar nod and its competitive field. Previously: 78, 79, 81, 82, 83, 85, 87, 88 and 90.
When The Bridges of Madison County
premiered in summer (a rare Eastwood berth, indeed) it seemed like Streep might finally win her 3rd Oscar the following Spring. She'd been away from the awards race in what seemed like forever. Hilariously, that "forever" absence had only been four consecutive years (1991-1994) but for Meryl, that's an eternity. In fact, a four year absence had never happened before and has never happened since all these years later. By the end of the 1995 film year, a really actressy one, the story was a lot different and the race was suddenly all but sewn up for Sarandon with only Streep and Stone as dark horse possibilities.
1995 the nominees wereSusan Sarandon
, Dead Man WalkingElisabeth Shue, Leaving Las Vegas
*Nathaniel's pick. This performance kills me.*Sharon Stone
, CasinoMeryl Streep