My daughter had a reaction to seeing Luise Rainer in The Great Ziegfeld: “…her big bug eyes are creeping me out.” She was thirteen — my daughter, not Ms. Rainer — but I know what she means:
She beat out Irene Dunne in the screwball comedy Theodora Goes Wild:
The next official nominee is Gladys George for Valiant Is the Word for Carrie.
Unfortunately, I was never able to find a copy of this one before publication, but I did manage to see this one:
And here’s a clip!
Back to the regularly scheduled nominations now…
Carole Lombard was nominated for My Man Godfrey:
Finally, Norma Shearer was nominated for mangling Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet:
The one classic performance the Academy missed was for Jean Arthur in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town:
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/B00OPEELH0
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