Nothing like a vision of the Virgin Mary to make an impression on the Academy, apparently — even if the Virgin is being played by the studio chief’s current mistress…
Anyways, Jennifer Jones, the future Mrs. David O. Selznick, won for The Song of Bernadette:
She beat out Jean Arthur in one of her finest comedies, The More the Merrier:
And Joan Fontaine, in a movie that just finally resurfaced from copyright hell recently on TCM, The Constant Nymph:
Greer Garson went scientific in Madame Curie:
And finally, Ingrid Bergman was nominated for the Hemingway adaptation, For Whom the Bell Tolls:
But here’s the problem: she should have been nominated instead for this little movie:
Is that a no-brainer or what?!?
The Academy also missed a very, very fine performance by Teresa Wright, in Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt:
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