Ronald Colman was given the Oscar for his performance as an actor on the edge of insanity as he plays Othello in A Double Life:
John Garfield put in one of his finest performances as a boxer in Body and Soul:
Gregory Peck pretended to be Jewish to expose anti-Semitism in Gentleman’s Agreement:
William Powell went Victorian in Life with Father:
Michael Redgrave somehow snuck in here with a hammy performance in the stone-dead rendition of Eugene O’Neill’s Mourning Becomes Electra:
So who did the Academy omit?
How about Robert Mitchum in his star-making turn in Out of the Past?
Or Rex Harrison as the stormy Captain in The Ghost and Mrs. Muir?
Or how about Jean Marais, The Beauty and the Beast?
Or Edmund Gwenn, the star of Miracle on 34th Street?
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!