Last month, we were all excited to see Kate Winslet finally win an Academy Award after five previous losses. But that got us to thinking about all the other talented women in film out there who have yet to take home a little gold man of their own. Which leads us to the latest MD Poll question: "Now that Kate has her Oscar, who is the next actress most deserving of an overdue Academy Award?"
To narrow the field down, we limited the names to only those actresses who have been nominated at least three times previously, and then to only those who have received at least one of those nominations in the past twenty years. Thus, the finalists are Glenn Close (5 previous nominations), Julianne Moore (4 previous nominations), Joan Allen, Annette Bening, Diane Ladd, Laura Linney, Michelle Pfieffer, Sigourney Weaver and Debra Winger (all with 3 previous nominations each). (Ironic, isn't it, that none of these women have Oscars and Hilary Swank has two.)
Obviously, there are some actresses who have either never been nominated before or, if they have, don't fall into the criteria listed above, so there's a wild card slot as well; just list your "write-in vote" in the comments section below. The poll is now available for your votes in the right hand sidebar, and will run for four weeks.
UPDATE: This poll is now closed; click here for the results, and click here to vote in the latest MD Poll.