Catherine Deneuve ... Indochine
Mary McDonnell ... Passion Fish
Michelle Pfeiffer ... Love Field
Susan Sarandon ... Lorenzo’s Oil
Emma Thompson ... Howard’s End
Sheila Florance … A Woman’s Tale
Sheryl Lee … Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Mary McDonnell … Passion Fish
Michelle Pfeiffer ... Batman Returns
Emma Thompson … Howard’s End
Oscar Winner: Emma Thompson, whose wit and quiet fury were memorable in this Merchant-Ivory film. Thompson was a solid winner.
Mazur Winner: I’ve always felt that Thompson’s fellow nominee Mary McDonnell gave a more interested, layered, and revelatory performance in John Sayles’ Passion Fish as a soap opera diva who returns to her Bayou roots following a traumatic accident that leaves her in a wheelchair. McDonnell brings a resilient spark to her character, a lost soul who must learn to cope with her new way of life in a new place. She’s funny, touching, and above all else, completely fierce.