Directors Best Contemporary Actress Tournament

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  1. JohnRice

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    So, are there any defined criteria? Is it purely acting talent? Sheer hotness? A combination? Whatever we want?
     
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    Sarah Polley
    Frances McDormand




    You should be more upset about forgetting Jodie Foster!!!!!!
     
  3. Elizabeth S

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    Sarah Polley
    Frances McDormand

    (How are you determining the pairings?)
     
  4. SteveGon

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    Doh!

    Okay, I'm come up with another list of 18 notable actresses that didn't make the cut for whatever reason. I'll use these as wildcards in round one (some matchups will thus feature three actresses). If you come up with anyone else you think should be included, feel free to mention them. See the wildcard list in my first post.
     
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    Sarah Polley
    Frances McDormand
     
  6. JohnRice

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    Hmmm. Might as well have some fun. Obviously, I love the sweet little Canuckian, but there is no doubt she will win. So, I'm going to avert Asia getting a total whooping (which I suspect is something she likes) and...

    Asia Argento
    Frances McDormand
     
  7. SteveGon

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    Sarah Polley—but I don’t really care very much.

    Frances McDormand—very easy.
     
  9. SteveGon

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    Oh, I don't know - for my money Collette is a very fine actress.


    At John's request, I've added Frances O'Connor (A.I.) to the wildcard list.
     
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    Julie Roberts (write-in)

    Toni Collette
     
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    Sarah Polley
    Frances McDormand
     
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    Oh, I didn't "forget" her. . .
     
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    Added Annette Bening to the wildcard list - thanks Lew!

    I'll vote for Sarah Polley and Toni Collette.

    Sarah Polley and Frances McDormand advance.

    BRB with the next matchups.
     
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    Round 1 - Bracket 3

    Joan Allen


    Born in 1956, this distinguished actress still looks very fine
    indeed. Notable roles include The Ice Storm, Pleasantville and
    The Upside of Anger.

    vs.

    Emma Thompson


    Born in 1959, this fine British thespian has appeared in Sense and
    Sensibility, The Remains of the Day
    and Love Actually. Was
    married to Kenneth Branagh. Lately she's been appearing in some
    movies about a boy wizard. Got naked in The Tall Guy.

    vs.

    Anjelica Huston (wildcard)


    Born in 1951, the daughter of director John Huston. This exotic-
    looking actress has starred in Prizzi's Honor, Crimes and
    Misdemeanors
    and The Addams Family.


    Round 1 - Bracket 4

    Helena Bonham Carter


    Born in 1966 (hey, me too!), this saucy British actress made a splash
    in A Room With a View. She has also been in The Wings of
    the Dove, Big Fish
    and that one overrated movie with Brad Pitt.

    vs.

    Catherine Zeta-Jones


    Born in 1969, this super hot, hyphenated Welsh actress has starred in
    The Mask of Zorro, Traffic and The Terminal. Currently
    married to that bastard Michael Douglas.
     
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    Emma Thompson

    Catherine Zeta-Jones
     
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    Joan Allen

    Helena Bonham Carter
     
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    Anjelica Huston
    Helena Bonham Carter
     
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    Joan Allen
    Catherine Zeta-Jones
     
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    Emma Thompson
    Helena Bonham Carter
     
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    Emma Thompson--easy

    Catherine Zeta-Jones--another, don't care all that much
     

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