Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
This week, we are continuing with the Oscars Winners Edition. Since we tackle both best actors and actresses, I’ll give you my top 3 picks for each category!
There are so many brilliant picks, it was very hard to pick just three of each. I went with more recent picks, simply because I puled up the lists on Wikipedia and started from the bottom up. 😅
#1 Julianne Moore in Still Alice (2014)
This movie was really intense and – for me – more frightening than any horror movie could ever be. Julianne More absolutely nails her performance depicting a woman who is battling her oncoming Alzheimer’s disease.
#2 Brie Larson in Room (2015)
Another very intense film! I read the book but the storytelling didn’t really work for me there. The movie on the other hand really hit the spot and especially Brie Larson’s performance gave me chills.
#3 Reese Witherspoon in Walk the Line (2005)
I’ve seen Walk The Line way too many times. Reese Witherspoon’s performance is not only amazing but absolutely stellar when you consider her singing as well. A deserved win if I ever saw one!
#1 Joaquin Phoenix in Joker (2019)
I will forever be salty with the Academy for not awarding Phoenix with an Oscar for Best Actor, back when he stared as Johnny Cash in Walk the Line. At least he finally won one for Joker, where he delivered again!
#2 Roberto Benigni in Life is Beautiful (1998)
Get out your tissues, it’s time to cry. This is movie goes right for your heart and kills with one blow. Roberto Benigni is definitely one of the reason the film was so great!
#3 Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump (1994)
A classic. Another film I’ve seen numerous times and I just love Tom Hanks performance in this!
What’s your favorite film that won an award for best actor or actress?? Let me know in the comments!