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:
They nominated Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire:
Montgomery Clift also got a nod for A Place in the Sun:
Arthur Kennedy was nominated for his blind racist in Bright Victory:
Fredric March took his shot at Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman — and if you’ve never seen it, he does quite well:
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):
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