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Chloë Sevigny


This was unfortunately the easy decision for me out of the four. I've got nothing against Chloë but obviously we're getting down to the nitty gritty of the game. I've come close to nominating her a few times recently, I can't remember if I actually have or not. But she's been on my shortlist for a while. I'm just not as passionate about her as I am about the rest. Chloë is best known for her Oscar nominated performance in Boys Don't Cry. I'm not really a fan of the film, but Sevigny delivers a strong performance. I'm actually not all too familiar with her film work. I've seen her in a few things here and there, nothing too major. My favorite film performance of hers is probably as Alice in The Last Days of Disco. I'm more familiar with her tv work. She was the lead of an HBO series Big Love which I've always wanted to check out but have never seen and got some awards attention for that. She's been working hard on tv recently, having been in shows such as Russian Doll, The Act, We Are Who We Are, and The Girl from Plainville. I've seen all those shows and she was really great in them. She also did the Asylum and Hotel seasons of American Horror Story. I loved Asylum, not too crazy about Hotel. But she wasn't really a standout character in either season. Anyways I like Chloë but not enough to save her.


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Sally Hawkins


I feel like cutting Chloë and Sally were the seemingly obvious choices but I honestly went back and forth on Sally & Jessica about a million times. However, I'm giving Jessica the slight edge thanks to her insanely strong 2011 and I'm gonna have to cut Sally. I think Sally is delightful, such a warm presence in all her movies. She's probably best known for playing Mrs Brown in the Paddington movies. I don't have the obsession with Paddington that a lot of people do, but they are really nice and easy-going movies. Hawkins is also known for her Oscar nominated performances in Blue Jasmine (which I think is a really underrated performance from her and totally against type) and The Shape of Water. However, my favorite performance performance from her is as Poppy in Happy-Go-Lucky. Such an amazing and underrated movie. Both Hawkins and Eddie Marsan should've won Oscars for for their work in that film! I'm not as familiar with her tv work, another reason why I gave Chastain the edge is because she's had some good tv projects lately and y'all know I gotta be loyal to my tv people.


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Jamie Lee Curtis


Jamie Lee Curtis Is Making Up for Lost Time


Jamie Lee Curtis has to be one of the most likable people in Hollywood. Activia eating queen! Everyone knows JLC from one avenue or another. She's a scream queen, starring in so many horror movies from the Halloween movies to The Fog to Prom Night and beyond. She has done all sorts of TV roles and garnered Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. She's been in box office smashes all throughout the years, such as True Lies, Blue Steel, Knives Out, Freaky Friday, and Christmas with the Kranks. She's just a huge presence all throughout the entertainment industry and has had a really diverse and successful career spanning multiple decades. Most recently, she's finally garnering Oscar buzz for her role in Everything Everywhere All At Once. I am one of the few people who didn't love that movie, but JLC was definitely a delight and did a great job adding some comedic fluff to the movie. I don't know if she necessarily deserves an Oscar nom as the role wasn't really weighty or hefty, but I say give it to her anyways because she's a queen and she is campaigning #hard for it. Out she goes from the rankdown but I still like her overall!


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The one and only, Audra McDonald, is one of the most recognizable name of our generation when it comes to theatre! With a career that started 30 years ago, Audra is already the recipients of 6 Tony Awards - the most performative Tony awards given to one single actor - which is an impressive, but what is even more impressive is that she is the first individual to win a Tony award for all 4 acting category (Leading Actress in a Musical, Leading Actress in a Play, Featured Actress in a Musical, Featured Actress in a Play).


All started for Audra when she scored her first original role in a musical when she played Carrie in Carousel which earned her very first Tony Award, and it will be followed by a Tony for her performance in the play, Master Class, in the musical Ragtime - an incredible performance and a musical everyone should watch, in the play A Raisin In The Sun, in the musical Porgy and Bess, and in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill which has become one of her most critically acclaimed role. In total, Audra has received 9 nominations at the Tonys but her contribution to theatre on Broadway goes beyond the roles that she won or has been nominated for. 


An household name on Broadway, Audra has appeared on multiple project on the small and big screen. On the small screen, she has appeared in made for television movies such as 1999's Annie - personally, my favourite Annie due to the cast and everyone truly giving their all, The Last Debate, A Raisin in the Sun, as well as musical specials such as The Sound of Music Live! - her performance is definitely the highlight of this special, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill.  She also scored roles in series such as Wit, The Bedford Diaries, and Kidnapped but she is best known for her time on Private Practice, The Good Fight as well as Gilded Age - if you love Downton Abbey, I recommend this one.  

Missing an Oscar to achieve the EGOT status, Audra is starting to appear more and more on the big screen where she recently took on the role of Aretha Franklin's mother in RESPECT, as well as Madame de Garderobe in the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast.  Later this year, she will be seen in George C. Wofle & Dustin Lance Black's film, Rustin, which revolves around gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, who helped organized the 1963 March on Washington alongside Martin Luther King Jr.


An incredible actress all-around, I am absolutely pleased with her placement in this rankdown. I am impressed that she was able to make it to this point with barely ever getting nominated, and without having to truly fight for her until most recently when I gave her the immunity to not be nominated in the randomizer round.

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