Here we go people!!
Let the “Worsts” begin!!
Up first? The Worst Actress of 2011. These ladies really handed out the headaches… turning in five of the most uninspired, cringe inducing, head scratching performances of the year.
Your nominees for the Worst Actress of the year are: Rosie Huntington-Whitley, “Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon”, January Jones, “X-Men: First Class”, Minka Kelly, “The Roommate”, Freida Pinto, “Immortals”, and Lucy Punch, “Bad Teacher”.
Click through to see who “Won”!
JANUARY JONES – “X-MEN: FIRST CLASS”
All of the selected actresses for this category did terrible jobs this year, but Jones’ performance in “X-Men: First Class” has brought her entire career into question.
As Betty Draper on AMC’s “Mad Men”, Jones has been nominated for an Emmy, two Golden Globes, and has won multiple SAG awards (as part of the overall ensemble). Her character is a frigid, restrained, bitchy woman. “Icy”. I had always thought she was turning in a fantastic performance… but after her turn here, the question has to be raised (and certainly has been raised) as to whether or not her “restrained” performance was actually the result of limited range, and she was simply the beneficiary of being perfectly cast.
She seemed like the perfect casting here! Between her Nordic beauty and her icy demeanor, she seemed like a no brainer for Emma Frost, the telepathic beauty of the X-Men. Unfortunately, Jones sleepwalked through this role. Bored and disaffected worked at times for Betty Draper, but Emma Frost is a far more dynamic character. Not robotic. Fans were not pleased.
And so, in one fell swoop, January Jones’ talents were called into question, and fan’s hopes for a great big screen version of Emma Frost were dashed.
People used to wonder if she’d win an Emmy, now they wonder if she can act at all.
Not that the other ladies here were anything to write home about. Huntington-Whitley was comically bad, but we all know she was hired as window dressing, and no one else in TF3 did anything of note. Minka Kelly was bland and painfully limited in “The Roommate”. As long as Freida Pinto continues to get work, she’s going to have plenty of shots at a Leg Lamp, and Lucy Punch? Well hopefully for her sake her role in “Bad Teacher” was just an attempt to be funny gone horribly awry.
None of them blew their role like January Jones, however.
Your 2011 FMR MAJOR Award Winner for Worst Actress.
Let me hear it people, did I hit the bullseye with this one or miss the mark? Do you think she was the worst of the bunch, or did I let one of these ladies off easy? Which of these actresses did YOU think was the worst? Commentez vous! Commentez vous!