Stiff upper lip, anybody? Here is Greer Garson with Mr. Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, in Mrs. Miniver:
Bette Davis had yet another phenomenal year in a very different kind of role, in Now, Voyager:
And Katharine Hepburn in the botched ending of Woman of the Year:
Rosalind Russell tried for another comedy with My Sister Eileen:
Teresa Wright proved herself a match for Gary Cooper in Pride of the Yankees:
And who did the Academy leave out?
You may disagree, of course. If you would like to make other suggestions, please do so below in the comments!
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