Directors Best Contemporary Actress Tournament

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  1. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    That's right - I'm back in the tourney game!

    The rules are easy - any living actress working today is eligible for inclusion. Everyone gets four picks. We should be able to get a field of at least 32 easily, possibly 64.


    The List

    Isabelle Adjani
    Joan Allen
    Asia Argento
    Angela Bassett
    Kathy Bates
    Emmanuelle Beart
    Juliette Binoche
    Cate Blanchett
    Sandrine Bonnaire
    Helena Bonham Carter
    Maggie Cheung
    Julie Christie
    Glenn Close
    Toni Collette
    Jennifer Connelly
    Claire Danes
    Judi Dench
    Catherine Deneuve
    Maggie Gyllenhaal
    Marcia Gay Harden
    Holly Hunter
    Isabelle Huppert
    Irene Jacob
    Catherine Zeta Jones
    Diane Keaton
    Catherine Keener
    Nicole Kidman
    Keira Knightly
    Diane Lane
    Jennifer Jason Leigh
    Gong Li
    Laura Linney
    Alison Lohman
    Frances McDormand
    Helen Mirren
    Julianne Moore
    Samantha Morton
    Gwyneth Paltrow
    Sarah Polley
    Natalie Portman
    Parker Posey
    Franka Potente
    Charlotte Rampling
    Julia Roberts
    Gena Rowlands
    Hanna Schygulla
    Maggie Smith
    Mary Steenburgen
    Meryl Streep
    Audrey Tautou
    Charlize Theron
    Emma Thompson
    Diane Venora
    Liv Ullmann*****
    Emily Watson*****
    Naomi Watts
    Sigourney Weaver
    Rachel Weisz
    Kate Winslet
    Reese Witherspoon
    Robin Wright
    Michelle Yeoh
    Renée Zellweger
    Ziyi Zhang


    Wildcards

    Drew Barrymore
    Monica Bellucci
    Annette Bening
    Halle Berry
    Geena Davis
    Judy Davis
    Julie Delpy
    Cameron Diaz
    Bridget Fonda
    Jodie Foster
    Daryl Hannah
    Anjelica Huston
    Scarlett Johansson
    Juliette Lewis
    Mary McDonnell
    Frances O'Connor
    Anna Paquin
    Michelle Pfeiffer
    Christina Ricci
    Meg Ryan
    Winona Ryder
    Susan Sarandon
    Sissy Spacek
    Chloe Sevigny
    Hillary Swank
    Tilda Swinton
    Uma Thurman
    Kathleen Turner
     
  2. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    •Julianne Moore
    •Catherine Deneuve
    •Maggie Cheung
    •Meryl Streep
     
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    Brook K Lead Actor

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    Juliette Binoche
    Isabelle Huppert
    Sarah Polley
    Liv Ullmann
     
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    Bill McA Producer

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    Gena Rowlands
    Maggie Smith
    Helen Mirren
    Samantha Morton
     
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    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Diane Keaton
    Michelle Yeoh
    Judi Dench
    Natalie Portman
     
  6. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Re: Samantha Morton [​IMG]
     
  7. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Gosh, I remember when these actress tourneys used to draw half the membership. [​IMG]

    Four more picks for everyone.

    Mine:

    Maggie Gyllenhaal
    Laura Linney
    Parker Posey
    Franka Potente
     
  8. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Well Steve. It sadly seems that tourney interest has dropped to just a few hard core members.

    My new noms:
    •Kathy Bates
    •Frances McDormand
    •Charlize Theron
    •Julie Christie
     
  9. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    We're up to 28 and some major players still haven't made it to the list. Can't believe someone hasn't been by to add in that Witherspoon twit. [​IMG]
     
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    Diane Lane
    Glenn Close
    Emma Thompson
    Toni Collette
     
  11. JohnRice

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    Bite me.

    Just to shut you up... [​IMG]

    Reese Witherspoon
    Audrey Tautou
    Robin Wright
    Maggie Smith



    Hell, someone already picked Maggie Smith. I'll find another.

    Make it Helena Bonham Carter
     
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    Well, since you hit 32 just before my post, I figure I either get 8 now or none at all, so here's another 4

    Naomi Watts
    Diane Venora
    Jennifer Jason Lee
    Kate Winslet
     
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    I was trying to do another 4 and the system hung and I forgot to go back.

    Keira Knightly
    Catherine Keener
    Li Gong
    Nicole Kidman
     
  14. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Well, that gives us 44 - might as well shoot for 64 so four more picks for everyone.

    I'll add:

    Gwyneth Paltrow
    Irene Jacob
    Mary Steenburgen
    Catherine Zeta Jones

    John: got the movies today - thanks!
     
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    Claire Danes
    Marcia Gay Harden
    Joan Allen
    Alison Lohman
     
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    Charlotte Rampling
    Angela Bassett
    Isabelle Adjani
    Emily Watson
     
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    Hanna Schygulla
    Jennifer Connelly
    Sandrine Bonnaire
    Rachel Weisz
     
  18. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    This should bring us up to 64:

    •Renée Zellwege
    •Holly Hunter
    •Ziyi Zhang
    •Sigourney Weaver
     
  19. SteveGon

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    Yep, that's our 64 and....OMG!!! We forgot Julia Roberts!!!!!!!!!. Oh well.

    BRB with the first brackets...
     
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    Round 1 - Bracket 1

    Asia Argento

    Born in 1975, the daughter of Dario Argento has also written and directed films, including documentaries on her father and director Abel Ferrara. Probably best known for her role in George Romero's Land of the Dead.

    vs.

    Sarah Polley

    Born in 1979 into a show buisness family. Seems to prefer independent films over Hollywood movies, though she did battle the dead in the Dawn of the Dead remake. Other notable films include The Sweet Hereafter, Go and My Life Without Me.




    Round 1 - Bracket 2

    Frances McDormand

    Born in 1957, she debuted in Blood Simple and later married director Joel Coen. Probably best known for her role in Fargo.

    vs.

    Toni Collette

    Born in 1972. Came to prominence with her performance in The Sixth Sense. Other films include About a Boy and In Her Shoes.
     

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