Mrs. Irving Thalberg, Norma Shearer, won this year, for The Divorcee. I have always suspected hubby gave it to her for a present. She was also nominated for Their Own Desire:
Nancy Carroll got a nod for The Devil’s Holiday, in which she plays a gold-digger who goes good:
Ruth Chatterton also was nominated for her role as a mother searching for the son her husband sold to a rich family, in Sarah and Son:
Greta Garbo also received two nominations, one for her “Garbo Talks!” moment in Anna Christie and one for her role as a (here’s a shocker!) fallen woman in Romance. Giff her a viskey, and don’t be stingy, baby!
The final official nomination was for Gloria Swanson and her turn as a poor woman used and abused by rich men in The Trespasser:
So who did the Academy ignore?
F.W. Murnau’s follow-up to Sunrise was City Girl, starring a wonderful Mary Duncan in the title role:
Nina Mae McKinney should also have been nominated for her spunky bad girl in King Vidor’s all-black Hallelujah:
But the final omission is an outrage. Louise Brooks was completely ignored for her transcendent vamp in Pandora’s Box:
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