Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Female of the Species

I find that part of being an Oscar completist is a growing indecision towards which categories and performers to focus on. I made a conscious decision a few months ago to curb viewings of Best Actress nominees, for fear of trawling through it too quickly, and instead focused on the other three acting categories. Having been addicted to Nick Davis' wonderful profiles on his final fifty Best Actress viewings some months back, it made me want to plan out which women to leave until last, and which to get out of the way.

The main priorities:-

1) Leave at least one performance from Actresses with multiple nominations that I have not yet seen all of (i.e. Olivia De Havilland, Marsha Mason, Meryl Streep, Jane Fonda, Liv Ullmann), until the final fifty.

2) Ensure that no given Best Actress year has more than two nominees left to see once the final fifty are revealed.

3) Try and keep the divisive performances to later on in the viewings.

It isn't by chance that I have seen twelve women nominated for that Golden Guy in the past month or so, and that there are eight more coming in the next couple of weeks. With 133 women remaining, I intend to write profiles until there are at least 100 to go.

The first of them lands shortly. Stay tuned!

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