Best Actress Rewind: 1980

Oscar Nominees:

Ellen Burstyn … Resurrection

Goldie Hawn … Private Benjamin

Mary Tyler Moore … Ordinary People

Gena Rowlands … Gloria

Sissy Spacek … Coal Miner’s Daughter

Mazur Nominees:

Ellen Burstyn … Resurrection

 

Catherine Denueve … The Last Metro

 

Gena Rowlands … Gloria

 

Sissy Spacek … Coal Miner’s Daughter

 

Lily Tomlin … 9 to 5

 

Oscar Winner: Spacek, deserving and triumphant, but in my estimation, Sissy is, if you can even believe this, more deserving and triumphant in her other work. For a look at PopMatters Performer Spotlight on Sissy Spacek, please go here.

Mazur Winner: I’m going with Burstyn on this one. Resurrection is her finest acting performance. Period. For a look at PopMatters Performer Spotlight on Ellen Burstyn, including a discussion of Resurrection, please go here.

FROM THE POPMATTERS ARCHIVES
Call for Music Writers, Reviewers, and Essayists
Call for Music Writers
APPLY APPLY