Best Actress Rewind


by Matt Mazur

24 August 2011

Best Actress Rewind is back! Oscar-watcher Matt Mazur challenges the Academy's choices in his favorite category, comparing the Academy nominees with his own (frequently better) nominees!

Oscar Nominees:

Ingrid Bergman ... Gaslight
Claudette Colbert ... Since You Went Away
Bette Davis ... Mr. Skeffington
Greer Garson ... Mrs. Parkington
Barbara Stanwyck ... Double Indemnity

Mazur Nominees:

Tallulah Bankhead … Lifeboat


Ingrid Bergman … Gaslight


Judy Garland … Meet Me in St. Louis



Betty Hutton … The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek



Barbara Stanwyck … Double Indemnity



Oscar Winner: Ingrid Bergman, Gaslight

Mazur Winner: Barbara Stanwyck, without hesitation, in a shocking change-of-pace role that defines the Noir femme fatale. Phyliis Dietrichson is synonymous with rotten feminine guile and Stanwyck plays her with repitilian relish, all cool, calculating and out for herself—as most femmes fatale tend to be. A towering achievement in the versatile actresses’ career.

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