Aug 23, 2013

Top 10 Female Performances of Last Decade

I love making lists, top tens, bottom tens and etc. This is one of my favorite ones Top 10 Female Performances of Last Decade. Why last decade? As a matter of fact, I have seen majority of the movies that premiered during 2000-2009, but I can't say the same about the ones which came out in XX century. So, it would be wiser to choose best from those I've seen. Here are, top female performances of 2000-2009:

What do you think of the list? Whom would you include and exclude?

Just Missing:
  • Nicole Kidman - The Hours
  • Isabelle Huppert - The Piano Teacher
  • Mo'Nique - Precious
  • Penelope Cruz - Volver



At Aug 27, 2013, 10:40:00 PM , Anonymous Margaret said...

Damn, I really need to see Birth. Awesome to see Watts here, her work in MD is my all time favorite performance.

At Aug 28, 2013, 12:18:00 AM , Anonymous Nika said...

Thanks Margaret. Yes, Birth is one of the greatest movies of Kidman, you'll definitely enjoy it :)

At Sep 6, 2013, 7:19:00 AM , Anonymous Alex Withrow said...

GREAT picks. Kidman's work in Birth really doesn't get discussed nearly as often as it should. She's fantastic there.

Marion in La Vie en Rose is one of my Top 10 female performances of all time. Just... wow.

At Sep 10, 2013, 5:55:00 PM , Anonymous Nika said...

Totally agree about Kidman, she's brilliant and it's sad she did not get much recognition for this role.

At Jan 22, 2014, 10:44:00 AM , Anonymous Ben Russell said...

I cannot conceive the notion that Roberts' performance in Erin Brokovich outranks Burstyn's performance in Requiem for a Dream. Just... how? There's great (which was Roberts), and then there's masterful (Burstyn). No comparison really.

At Jan 22, 2014, 10:49:00 AM , Anonymous Nika said...

well, it's a matter of taste. Roberts is my favorite actress and what I enjoy in her performance is this absolute naturalism and frankness that just always makes me feel good to see her acting.

Maybe the Academy voted for the same reason, I really don't know :)

At Jan 22, 2014, 10:52:00 AM , Anonymous Ben Russell said...

My second favourite performance of Roberts is Erin Brokovich, so to be honest, if there was ever a performance I wanted her to win an Oscar for, it would be that. Burstyn just broke my heart though... haha

At Jan 22, 2014, 10:55:00 AM , Anonymous Nika said...

Requiem for a Dream is a heartbreaking piece of work itself and of course, Burstyn is the best thing in it. But my personal choice is and will always be Julia :P

At Jan 22, 2014, 11:55:00 AM , Anonymous Ben Russell said...

Your list inspired me to do my own (with credit to you of course). Here it is:

At Jan 22, 2014, 11:58:00 AM , Anonymous Nika said...

just visited it, thanks for linking :)


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