The 5th Annual LION Awards: Best Actress

by Rachel · February 22, 2012 · LIONs for LAMB · 11 Comments

It’s time for our 6th LION Award and again don’t expect the results to reflect the Oscar nods:

5. Juliette Binoche in Certified Copy (40 points)

4. Tilda Swinton in We Need to Talk About Kevin (50 points)

3. Kirsten Dunst in Melancholia (64 points)

2. Viola Davis in The Help (78 points)

1. Rooney Mara in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (83 points)

Come back tomorrow to see how the leading men stack up.

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11 Responses to The 5th Annual LION Awards: Best Actress

  1. Lesya Hearst says:

    No Meryl, no Michelle. Wow. Yay for Tilda!
    And I’m surprised Rooney’s the winner but it’s surely awesome.

  2. Joel Burman says:

    What the f*ck happened??? I don’t know about Mara… mimicking/interpreting a character really doesn’t impress me that much.

    I haven’t seen the Kevin film but the Tilda Swinton pray is starting to build some hype.

  3. TheVern says:

    Great list. I’m glad to see Kirsten Dunst is number 3 on here. Appearntly winning at Cannes means you don’t get a nomination anywhere else.

  4. Ok, so far this is the only category where I dislike our list compared to the Oscar nominations.

    • Dylan says:

      I think, on the whole, I like our list better, I just don’t know about Mara as the top choice. She was one of my favorites of the year, but I don’t feel like she’s deserving of the top spot.

  5. @Joel: Wait, wait, wait. Interpreting a character doesn’t impress you? So, you are never impressed?

    And Mara wasn’t mimicking Rapace. He Lisbeth is different in lots of ways.

  6. I like everyone on this list. Especially Mara, who I thought was great in her role. Surprising to see Binoche, though, but she really was great in Certified Copy.

  7. Sati. says:

    LOVE the fact Mara won.

  8. Chris says:

    these LION awards basically reflect the oscar nom snubs

  1. […] an example, compare the Academy Award nominees for Best Actress to what the LAMB site–a user-submitted collection of blogs about film–came up with as the top 5 performances […]

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