Wednesday, May 05, 2010

"Am I supposed to be interested in this?"


[Great Moments In Screen Bitchery #341: Annette Bening, Bugsy]
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10 comments:

vatz said...

"why don't you go jerk yourself a soda?"

Bette Midler and Laura Dern stole her nomination.

NicksFlickPicks said...

I love this line-reading, and I often really like her in this perf (and you know I'm not unreservedly pro-Annette). I have to say though, in those recent Anne Thompson interviews that you linked last week, she is SO eloquent, generous, thoughtful, accessible, and good-natured in the role of "herself" that I immediately wondered... will anyone ever think to cast Bening this way in any movie? And if she gets the chance, will she take it? I think it would stagger people who only know her from her claws being out.

Mirko said...

Bening was my favorite in BUGSY...it's strange that a movie so overrated by the academy (10 nominations...I remember I was very pleased when THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS won all the major awards!) failed to be recognized in one of his best element

Dern was quite appreciated for her perf in RAMBLING ROSE and Midler got the golden globe (since she's not Madonna, the globe functioned as a nomination magnet for her), but still a pity for Annette, anyway we love her as well!!!

vatz said...

Sally Hawkins won the comedy/musical Golden Globe also ...

So, did Nicole Kidman for "To Die For" ...

The academy apparently didn't think they deserved an Oscar nod. So, I'm not sure why they thought Bette Midler did.

vatz said...

Annette Bening and Meryl Streep give the best interviews.

vatz said...

Sally Hawkins won the comedy/musical Golden Globe also ...

So, did Nicole Kidman for "To Die For" ...

The academy apparently didn't think they deserved an Oscar nod. So, I'm not sure why they thought Bette Midler did.

mrripley said...

I think midlers nom was like hayeks in 2002 the sheer will she had in getting the film made.

1991 actress my noms * winner

annette bening - bugsy
geena davis - thelma and louise
judy davis - impromptu
jodie foster - silence of the lambs
susan sarandon - thelma and louise*

Chris Na Taraja said...

Does this mean I've missed 340 episodes of Screen Bitchery!!??

NATHANIEL R said...

haha. no it does not. maybe it should be a series ;)

@jazzt said...

Oh Annette was screen Bitch as Virginia Hill
She was a quote a minute. My fave is "i hope she gives you spyhillis" OR
this from IMDB

NOTHING! Not a cent! And I could've taken a LOT too! And you wouldn't have known the difference because you're an irresponsible, unrealistic, unreliable, undependable, philandering fuck!