Who Should Have Won the Best Actor Oscar for 1951?

After ignoring Humphrey Bogart’s work for both The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and In a Lonely Place, they voted Bogie the Oscar for The African Queen:

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They nominated Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire:

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Montgomery Clift also got a nod for A Place in the Sun:

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Arthur Kennedy was nominated for his blind racist in Bright Victory:

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Fredric March took his shot at Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman — and if you’ve never seen it, he does quite well:

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So who did the Academy overlook?

One of the creepiest performances of all time: Robert Walker, in Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train:

And finally, the Academy showed what a bunch of humbugs they were by ignoring Alistair Sim in the finest of all versions of A Christmas Carol (also known as Scrooge):

If you would like to make other suggestions, please do so below in the comments!

As always, I have much more to say in my book: http://www.amazon.com/WHO-Won-Irreverent-Look-Oscars-ebook/dp/B00PKK8MBY/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1415905574&sr=1-2

And now, please vote!

 

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