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Best Actress Rewind: 1944

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Wednesday, Aug 24, 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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