I would like to start making my own rankings of the Best Actress nominees. While I don't always agree with the Academy's decisions, this year however showed me their bold decision making. While I don't agree with all their decisions, some of their inclusions were just a major breath of fresh air, straying very far away from most of the critic awards, and other major awards.
One of my major qualms about doing rankings long term is the fact that I'm not sure how I will get people to read this. I'm following a ton of people and while not many still post, there are a ton of commenters. While my main purpose in doing "Best Actress" rankings is to provide an outlet for me to express my feelings. My friends have no interest in watching movies the way I do, and have no attachment or understanding as to why watching films is so important to me, and message boards, while fun, provide more arguments than anything else.
But alas, I guess I'll accomplish nothing if I don't try to write something! So I've decided for my first year, why not the most recent? I'll start off by saying this, I've seen many blogs where the lowest ranking is "3", and that is certainly not the case with me. I think there have been a lot of nominees that are way below "average", so my star rating will be different. I will be doing a 1-5 rankings (halves included).
So starting off my 2012 Best Actress Nominees we have:
"Zero Dark Thirty"
"Silver Linings Playbook"