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The Best: ACTRESSES

We all have certain actors and actresses that appeal to us a little more than the rest. These people draw us towards movies just a little bit more quickly than some of their peers. This post lists my thirty favorite actresses. Why are they my favorites, you ask? Well, some of them are downright gorgeous (a huge draw factor in Hollywood). Others hold acting skills far superior than the people around them. But in most cases, it's a little mix of both. I'm not always one for eye candy when it comes to enjoying an actress' work. They have to exhibit a certain skill in their performances that makes me want to keep coming back to watch. I think this list gives a broad range in terms of different types of actresses, and their reputation proceeds them. Between those thirty women, they hold a total of eighty Academy Award nominations and have nabbed fourteen wins. Like I said - their reputation proceeds them. So without any further delay, I hope you enjoy this list. I hope you see some of your favorite actresses, and I hope you see some that you might like to watch in the future.

Amy Adams

My Fave Films:
Catch Me If You Can
Doubt
Enchanted
The Fighter

Academy Award Nominations: 3

Angelina Jolie

My Fave Films:
Changeling
Girl, Interrupted
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Wanted
Academy Award Nominations: 2
Academy Award Wins: 1

Anne Hathaway

My Fave Films:
Alice in Wonderland
Brokeback Mountain
Get Smart
Rachel Getting Married

Academy Award Nominations: 1

Annette Bening

My Fave Films:
American Beauty
The Kids Are All Right
Open Range

Academy Award Nominations: 4

Cate Blanchett

My Fave Films:
The Aviator
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
I'm Not There.
The Lord of the Rings
Notes on a Scandal
The Talented Mr. Ripley

Academy Award Nominations: 5
Academy Award Wins: 1

Ellen Page

My Fave Films:
An American Crime
Hard Candy
Inception
Juno

Academy Award Nominations: 1

Emma Stone

My Fave Films:
Easy A
Superbad
Zombieland

Frances McDormand

My Fave Films:
Almost Famous
Burn After Reading
Fargo
Primal Fear

Academy Award Nominations: 4
Academy Award Wins: 1

Helen Mirren

My Fave Films:
Gosford Park
The Queen
Red

Academy Award Nominations: 4
Academy Award Wins: 1

Helena Bonham Carter

My Fave Films:
Alice in Wonderland
Big Fish
Fight Club
Harry Potter
The King's Speech
A Room with a View
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Academy Award Nominations: 2

Hope Davis

My Fave Films:
About Schmidt
American Splendor
Charlie Bartlett

Jennifer Connelly

My Fave Films:
A Beautiful Mind
Blood Diamond
House of Sand and Fog
Little Children
Requiem for a Dream

Academy Award Nominations: 1
Academy Award Wins: 1

Judi Dench

My Fave Films:
GoldenEye
Jane Eyre
Nine
Notes on a Scandal
A Room with a View
Academy Award Nominations: 6
Academy Award Wins: 1

Julianne Moore

My Fave Films:
The Big Lebowski
Children of Men
Evolution
The Hours
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
The Kids Are All Right

Academy Award Nominations: 4

Kate Winslet

My Fave Films:
Finding Neverland
Little Children
The Reader
Revolutionary Road
TitanicAcademy Award Nominations: 6
Academy Award Wins: 1

Keira Knightley

My Fave Films:
Atonement
Domino
The Jacket
Pirates of the Caribbean

Academy Award Nominations: 1

Madeline Kahn

My Fave Films:
Blazing Saddles
Clue
Young Frankenstein

Academy Award Nominations: 2

Maggie Gyllenhaal

My Fave Films:
Away We Go
Crazy Heart
The Dark Knight
Donnie Darko
Stranger Than Fiction

Academy Award Nominations: 1

Meryl Streep

My Fave Films:
Adaptation.
The Deer Hunter
Doubt
The Hours

Academy Award Nominations: 16
Academy Award Wins: 2

Michelle Williams

My Fave Films:
Blue Valentine
Brokeback Mountain
Shutter Island

Academy Award Nominations: 2

Natalie Portman

My Fave Films:
Black Swan
Cold Mountain
Garden State
Star Wars
V for Vendetta

Academy Award Nominations: 2
Academy Award Wins: 1

Nicole Kidman

My Fave Films:
Australia
The Hours
Moulin Rouge!
The Others
Rabbit Hole

Academy Award Nominations: 3
Academy Award Wins: 1

Penélope Cruz

My Fave Films:
Blow
Sahara
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Volver

Academy Award Nominations: 3
Academy Award Wins: 1

Reese Witherspoon

My Fave Films:
Pleasantville
Rendition
Walk the Line
Water for Elephants

Academy Award Nominations: 1
Academy Award Wins: 1

Renée Zellweger

My Fave Films:
Chicago
Cinderella Man
Cold Mountain
Jerry Maguire

Academy Award Nominations: 3
Academy Award Wins: 1

Scarlett Johansson

My Fave Films:
Iron Man 2
Lost in Translation
The Prestige
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Shannyn Sossamon

My Fave Films:
40 Days and 40 Nights
A Knight's Tale
Wristcutters: A Love Story

Sigourney Weaver

My Fave Films:
Alien
Avatar
Galaxy Quest
You AgainAcademy Award Nominations: 3

Tina Fey

My Fave Films:
Baby MamaDate Night
Mean Girls

Zooey Deschanel

My Fave Films:
(500) Days of Summer
Almost Famous
Manic

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