10, 20, 50 Actresses...
You can see what I have left to screen by scrolling down here. I think it's fair to say that I'm most excited at this point about these ten: Eagels '29, Bergner '35, Dunne '39, Garland '54, Bergman '56, Hayward '58, Hepburn '59, Wood '61, Stanley '64, and Ullmann '72. They won't be my last, since I'm intending to conclude with the '54 trifecta, give or take whenever I can make it out to UCLA to see The Barker. More yearly profiles to follow when the Favorites Countdown is finished.
Meanwhile, tossed off over lunch, my answer to Nathaniel's graphic meme. I couldn't help ranking a little bit in terms of tiers, and like everyone who's answering, I'm sure I'd swap some of the lower-rung candidates on a different day, but it speaks to my ardor that I had all these images saved up on my hard drive and knew just where to find them. Not necessarily my favorite performances, but it's what I found most quickly to work with:
Click to enlarge. In case your vision's bad or you're unfamiliar, that's Tilda Swinton presiding; then Katharine Hepburn, Jessica Lange, and Barbara Stanwyck; then Claudette Colbert, Holly Hunter, Julianne Moore, Bette Davis, Vanessa Redgrave, and Liv Ullmann; and finished off with Patricia Clarkson, Vivien Leigh, Marlene Dietrich, Delphine Seyrig, Harriet Andersson, Agnes Moorehead, Meryl Streep, Cicely Tyson, Joan Allen, and Gena Rowlands.