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Best Contemporary Actress Tournament


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#1 of 407 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted May 18 2006 - 12:31 AM

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 of 407 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted May 18 2006 - 12:55 AM

•Julianne Moore
•Catherine Deneuve
•Maggie Cheung
•Meryl Streep
¡Time is not my master!

#3 of 407 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted May 18 2006 - 04:26 AM

Juliette Binoche
Isabelle Huppert
Sarah Polley
Liv Ullmann
2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#4 of 407 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted May 18 2006 - 10:21 AM

Gena Rowlands
Maggie Smith
Helen Mirren
Samantha Morton

       

#5 of 407 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted May 18 2006 - 02:40 PM

Diane Keaton
Michelle Yeoh
Judi Dench
Natalie Portman

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#6 of 407 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted May 18 2006 - 04:59 PM

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#7 of 407 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted May 19 2006 - 12:46 AM

Gosh, I remember when these actress tourneys used to draw half the membership. Posted Image

Four more picks for everyone.

Mine:

Maggie Gyllenhaal
Laura Linney
Parker Posey
Franka Potente

#8 of 407 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted May 19 2006 - 01:02 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveGon
Gosh, I remember when these actress tourneys used to draw half the membership. Posted Image

Four more picks for everyone.

Mine:

Maggie Gyllenhaal
Laura Linney
Parker Posey
Franka Potente
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
¡Time is not my master!

#9 of 407 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted May 19 2006 - 01:11 AM

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. Posted Image

#10 of 407 OFFLINE   Elizabeth S

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Posted May 19 2006 - 06:49 AM

Diane Lane
Glenn Close
Emma Thompson
Toni Collette

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Posted May 19 2006 - 08:05 AM

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Can't believe someone hasn't been by to add in that Witherspoon twit.
Bite me.

Just to shut you up... Posted Image

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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#12 of 407 OFFLINE   JohnRice

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Posted May 19 2006 - 08:25 AM

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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#13 of 407 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted May 19 2006 - 09:05 AM

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
2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#14 of 407 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted May 19 2006 - 02:52 PM

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!

#15 of 407 OFFLINE   JohnRice

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Posted May 19 2006 - 03:45 PM

Claire Danes
Marcia Gay Harden
Joan Allen
Alison Lohman

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Posted May 19 2006 - 04:19 PM

Charlotte Rampling
Angela Bassett
Isabelle Adjani
Emily Watson

#17 of 407 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted May 19 2006 - 08:01 PM

Hanna Schygulla
Jennifer Connelly
Sandrine Bonnaire
Rachel Weisz
2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#18 of 407 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted May 20 2006 - 12:43 AM

This should bring us up to 64:

•Renée Zellwege
•Holly Hunter
•Ziyi Zhang
•Sigourney Weaver
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#19 of 407 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted May 20 2006 - 03:10 AM

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

BRB with the first brackets...

#20 of 407 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted May 20 2006 - 03:22 AM

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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