Joan Crawford plotted and coiffed her way to an Oscar for the film noir / women’s picture, Mildred Pierce. Nobody ever manipulated the press quite as she had:
Ingrid Bergman got into the habit (sorry!) with The Bells of St. Mary’s:
MGM continued to rack up an annual nomination for Greer Garson, this time in The Valley of Decision:
Jennifer Jones kept her own regular appearances up, this time with Love Letters:
Finally, Gene Tierney snapped up a nomination with her psychotic brilliance in Leave Her to Heaven:
So, did the Academy neglect anybody this year?
If you’ve never watched A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, you’ve missed one of the finest juvenile performances (or more precisely, a performance by a juvenile), by Peggy Ann Garner:
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/dp/B00PKK8MBY
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