And so, we come to the end of the Best Actor polls for V. 2 of WHO Won?!? An Irreverent Look at the Oscars. V. 3 should be out in the summer 0f 2014!
So who did the Academy pick for 1952? Gary Cooper, who earned his second Best Actor Oscar for his iconic role as the lawman abandoned by his town in High Noon:
Coop beat out Marlon Brando and Viva Zapata!
Kirk Douglas was also nominated, for the Hollywood vivisection of The Bad and the Beautiful:
José Ferrer snagged another nomination, this time on his knees for Moulin Rouge:
And finally, the Academy recognized Alec Guinness for The Lavender Hill Mob:
So who did the Academy forget?
How about John Wayne at his most romantic, in The Quiet Man?
And finally — and unbelievably — they ignored Gene Kelly in his finest performance, for Singin’ in the Rain:
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!