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Dec 04 2018

The Best of a Bad Lot: Oscar Winning Actresses in Bad Movies

bySeán McGovern

The shade of it all...the 1974 ceremony for the Best Actresses of 1973 (L-R from the bottom corner) Marsha Mason,Ellen Burstyn,Joanne Woodward,Glenda Jackson,Barbra Streisand

Christmas really brings out my contrarian side,and since it's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year (awards season),permit me to be a humbug.Those who truly appreciate the Oscars understand that sometimes it亚博主页isabout the politics andnotthe performance.Academy voters are not infallible,but we shouldn't underestimate their other important role in taking the cultural temperature to find out what and who was hot in cinema in any given year.Without getting into a discussion of who did and didn't deserve their award,there are definitely some great female performances honored in films that may otherwise not have been so deserving.Some potentially controversial opinions after the jump...

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