The Academy Award for Best Actress recognizes performances that drive and define a film. There have been a lot of iconic Best Actress award-winners over the years, but by this metric, there have also been many missed opportunities that, in hindsight, seem nothing short of a crime. Was it because the movie wasn’t “serious” enough, or “familiar” enough to American audiences? Was it because the movie was too “out there” or too “indie?” When it comes to performances that were definitely worthy of Academy recognition, we’ve got: some that are old, some that are new, some that are funny, and one that is… “Blue.” But who does our honorary “Oscar” go to? You’ll have to watch the video to find out, and to find out if you agree.

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