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My college student grandson who is a fellow movie nerd, dropped by for a few minutes this morning. When I told him about this thread, he nominated Frances McDormand's Oscar winning performance in Fargo. I agree that McDormand's performance in Fargo was one for the ages but she has received three other Oscar nominations, so probably doesn't qualify under the criteria I spelled out.
Similarly to McDormand, I don't think that any of the actors mentioned above who have multiple Oscar nominations qualify. Oddly, although I would disqualify Sigourney Weaver for that reason, I would include the actress who beat her for the Oscar in 1987, Marlee Maltin for her Oscar winning performance in Children of A Lesser God. What could have been more wonderful and less likely to be repeated than a luminous performance by a skilled deaf actress playing a deaf character? If I had thought of her, I would have included Maltin in my first post.
Thanks for the feedback, guys, you have made this thread as much fun as I had hoped it would be. Thanks also to Kilgore for mentioning Charlize Theron's performance in Monster. Despite how depressing the film is, I want to watch Theron's performance again. I will be recording it from Universal HD tomorrow and will watch it again.
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