Let the acting awards commence! Up first, the supporting actresses! Those ladies who did a great job, even though they didn’t have the spotlight all of the time. They have a scene here, a scene there. But when it’s said and done, you can’t deny they’re a big reason why you liked the movie so much.
Click through to see my nominees for Best Supporting Actress for 2011!!
Bryce Dallas Howard - “The Help” “Racist White Bitch” isn’t an endearing role. But Howard was awesome giving a face to the institutionalized racism of the privileged south. I realized just how fantastic a job she was doing when at one point in the movie my thought was “God, I HATE her!”
Melissa McCarthy – “Bridesmaids” McCarthy was this year’s Zak Galifianakis… she came out of nowhere to star in the year’s surprise hit comedy, and now everybody knows who she is. She put on a tour de force in “Bridesmaids”. There was no way to watch her and not laugh.
Octavia Spencer – “The Help” Spencer kept the performances in “The Help” high across the board. But she also got to add a lot of levity and humor to the proceedings. I’d never want to eat anything she cooked for me, but I’m glad I got to watch her work here!
Evan Rachel Wood – “The Ides of March” Wood easily held her own in a field of acting heavyweights. She had to play a young naïve flirt, then a hurt, vulnerable woman. From sexy to scared, she had a pretty wide range of ground to cover, and she covered it well.
Shailene Woodley – “The Descendants” This was such a credible, authentic turn as a grieving young girl acting out. She had a great range, she was funny, there were times I felt like she was acting circles around Clooney. I hope she’ll choose good roles, because I have the feeling she could be a great actress.
So there you have it folks. The scene stealing ladies of 2011.
Who do you think did an awesome job this year? Did I leave anyone out? Is there anyone I put up there you think should be left out? Let me know what you think
my mind is already made up I’m looking forward to considering everyone’s opinions as I go!
Check back in later today for the Best Supporting Actor Nominees!