AND THE OSCAR GOES TO ...____________________________________________________________________
"Annette Bening gives a poignant performance that embarks the audience to live with her a great emotional journey."
"Jennifer Lawrence delivers a haunting and complex performance with so much realism and full of empathy."
Natalie Portman in BLACK SWAN
"Natalie Portman, in a very emotionally and physically challenging performance gives a tour de force."
Nicole Kidman in RABBIT HOLE
"Nicole Kidman puts her soul in this film and gives an emotionally challenging performance.
"She faces any challenges and gives once more one of the most realistic, convincing and authentic portrayal."
2010 was an incredible year for actresses, and those five actresses were the best that year, but I would have maybe replaced Annette by Julianne Moore. Everyone in this line-up gave a very intense performance. The ranking was difficult to make, especially in the top three, but Michelle Williams is hands down my pick, she doesn't give a performance, she doesn't act, she embodies Cindy, in a way I have rarely seen on screen. Natalie Portman and Nicole Kidman are really close to Williams, each one probably gave the best performance in their respective career, I put Kidman ahead because even if Natalie is exceptionnal, I think the role of Nina Sayers is such a showy and rich role that any talented actresses could give at least a fine performance with it. Jennifer Lawrence is a real surprise, she's clearly one of my new favorite actresses, and I really want to see what she will do next. Annette Bening really impresses me. Usually, I'm not fond of her acting, but here, she's really great. The Competition was so hard that year, everyone gave an Oscar calibre performance.
THE ACADEMY AWARDS and ME
NEXT YEAR: THE NEW BANNER AT THE TOP IS AN EASY CLUE.