Posted by: ae | March 10, 2010

Belated Oscar tribute to the leading women

Another belated post. I got a wisdom tooth out on Monday, so give me a break! If you know me, you probably know that I love (okay, am obsessed with) the Oscars. What a better way to share my love than a tribute to Oscar’s wonder women. Here are some of the characters that inspired me this year:

Meryl Streep as Julia Child

Meryl Streep lit up the screen as food legend Julia Child. In Paris, 1949, Julia Child, the wife of a diplomat, wonders how to spend her days. She tries hat making, bridge, and then cooking lessons at Le Cordon Bleu. There she discovers her passion. The only woman in her cooking class, Julia discovers that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness, and butter, anything is possible.

Sandra Bullock as Leigh Anne Tuohy

Of course any Oscar tribute wouldn’t be complete without homage to the Oscar winner for best actress, Sandra Bullock.

Sandra portrayed real-life wonder woman Leigh Anne Tuohy, who took in a struggling young man, Micheal Oher. The Tuohy’s gave Micheal a chance at a good life with the love of a good family. Of course, what would the American dream be without a little football?

Gabourey Sidibe as Precious Jones

Gabourey played Precious, a young mother of two, with big dreams, who struggles to overcome years of abuse at the hands of her parents.

Carey Mulligan as Jenny

I adored the character of Jenny in An Education, a young schoolgirl seduced by the charms of an older man, David. Her parents are enthralled by the prospect of Jenny’s relationship with a seemingly well-off man. It is only Jenny’s teachers who are disappointed that Jenny is ready to give up her academic talents and a certain chance of higher education. Although Jenny is ready to throw away her chance of going to Oxford for the wonderful life that David has shown her, it causes her to question the purpose of the education of girls in the 1960s: “It’s not enough to just educate us any more. You have to tell us why.”

Let Wonder Women know the Oscar women who inspired you this year.



  1. Lets not forget Kathryn Bigelow, “The Hurt Locker” for Best Director. This is the first time a woman has won in this category.

    • Of course, thank you for including her!

  2. I missed the Oscars but I am glad to hear that strong women playing strong women are being honoured. Which one was your favourite?

    • I think Meryl Streep as Julia Child.

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