Every month Brian who runs the terrific StinkyLulu blog hosts a Supporting Actress Smackdown covering Oscar nominated performances for a particular year, depending on whatever year his blog readers vote for. This month they voted to have him cover the nominees for 1990 and Brian was kind enough to ask me to participate in this month’s Supporting Actress Smackdown.
I don’t normally like chatting about post-1979 cinema here at Cinebeats for numerous reasons, but I thought participating in the Supporting Actress Smackdown would be a lot of fun and I’ve never been opposed to breaking my own rules. In preparation for the Smackdown I tried re-watching all the Oscar nominated films, but at times it was tough going and in all honesty I couldn’t finish a couple of them even though I had seen them all before. There were some real stinkers in the bunch in my not so humble opinion and the ratio of bad hairstyles worn by actresses in 1990 is just damn astonishing and frankly distracting. There were numerous times while I was watching the Oscar nominated films and became so distracted by the terrible haircuts on the actresses that I actually lost track of what was happening in the films.
But enough about really bad haircuts…
Before you make your way over to StinkyLulu and read my comments on the nominated performances I have to warn my gentle readers that I didn’t hold back on expressing my dislike for many of the Oscar nominated performances in 1990. In my mind there was one clear winner in the bunch and she didn’t win. So simply put, read my comments with caution and if you’re easily offended by negative film criticism you might want to cover your eyes and not click this link.