I too was hoping that Cate Blanchett would win the Oscar for Best Actress.
I thought her performance in Elizabeth was far better than Gwyneth's in SIL.
I'm glad to learn that I am not alone in my opinion.
Script and Screenwriting
Virginia Beach, Virginia
P.S. I also enjoyed Cate's performance in Oscar and Lucinda.
At 10:27 AM 3/24/99 +1100, you wrote:
>Does anyone else think it's strange that Gwyneth Paltrow won the Best
>Actress Oscar over Cate Blanchett? I know Gwyneth is a popular choice but I
>don't think she's a very versatile or convincing actor, she was adequate
>for the part in SIL but it didn't seem to be a difficult or deep role.
>Cate's performance in Elizabeth was very convincing and I lost all
>awareness that it was a part she was playing. It makes me question the
>purpose of the award, I know it is driven by studio PR but I thought there
>was some pretence at giving it for the best performance in the films
>Department of Visual Communication
>RMIT University, Australia
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