9. Helen Hunt – As Good As It Gets
Helen Hunt’s Best Actress Oscar for “As Good As It Gets” should really belong to Judi Dench for her performance in “Mrs. Brown.” No one even expected Hunt to win. She was considered the weakest link in the Best Actress category.
http://lebeauleblog.com/2014/03/01/oscar-winners-weve-covered-here-at-le-blog/ Source: lebeauleblog.com
8. Nicole Kidman – The Hours
Nicole Kidman’s performance in “The Hours “ wasn’t her best. Her winning the Best Actress Oscar meant that the more deserving actress – Julianne Moore – couldn’t win. We think Moore gave a superior performance in “Far From Heaven.”
http://www.purepeople.com/article/nicole-kidman-face-au-vide-apres-le-divorce-d-avec-tom-cruise-et-l-oscar_a131884/2 Source: www.purepeople.com
7. Elizabeth Taylor – BUtterfield 8
In 1960, Elizabeth Taylor won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in “BUtterfield 8.” The big reason that she won that night was because she had come close to dying around the time that the Academy was voting. It was more of a sympathy-win than anything.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2106226/Oscars-Old-Hollywood-glamour-reigns-supreme-icons-Audrey-Hepburn-Frank-Sinatra-dazzle-awards.html Source: Mail Online
6. Reese Witherspoon – Walk the Line
Reese Witherspoon’s Best Actress win for “Walk the Line” is considered totally undeserved. While she was cute and spunky as a young June Carter, she didn’t offer the depth or complexity that Felicity Huffman provided in her role in “Transamerica.”
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/curse-oscar-winning-best-actresses-gallery-1.79351?pmSlide=1.79411 Source: www.nydailynews.com
5. Julia Roberts – Erin Brockovich
Julia Roberts was pretty good in “Erin Brockovich.” The one big problem with her winning the Best Actress Oscar that year was that there was another contender who gave a much stronger performance – Ellen Burstyn in “Requiem for a Dream.”
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/curse-oscar-winning-best-actresses-gallery-1.79351?pmSlide=1.79375 Source: www.nydailynews.com