Best Actress 1972

1927/28 through 1997

Best Actress 1972

Liza Minnelli - Cabaret
27
57%
Diana Ross - Lady Sings the Blues
10
21%
Maggie Smith - Travels With My Aunt
0
No votes
Cicely Tyson - Sounder
6
13%
Liv Ullmann - The Emigrants
4
9%
 
Total votes: 47

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Postby ITALIANO » Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:13 am

Today it's an even too obvious choice. The others belong to movies which, deservedly or not, are now more or less forgotten; Minnelli belongs to the history of cinema. Iconic is for once the right word, and in its original meaning; it's not only a great performance, it's a great, memorable image too. Minnelli's Sally Bowles, alone or with Joel Grey, is on the same level as, say, Melies's moon or Eisenstein's baby carriage, a symbol of an art form which, sadly, doesnt seem to produce this kind of lasting visual moments anymore. And then of course one can discuss forever if Minnelli is too much Minnelli and not enough Sally or about Minnelli's subsequent film career or whatever, but I'd say that it's a brilliant piece of acting, and Cabaret itself, of course, a brilliant movie and probably the best musical I've personally ever seen.

Today, as I said, it's an obvious choice. Yet, interestingly, judging from reliable sources including Liv Ullmann's good (and very Scandinavian) autobiography, back then it seems it wasnt so obvious. At least Ullmann herself and especially Diana Ross were considered to be possible winners, and Ross was very disappointed with the result. But seen today Ross's performance is clearly limited and unsatisfying (she certainly isn't Billie Holiday), while Ullmann and I'd say especially Cicely Tyson are more impressive though not Oscar worthy. As for Maggie Smith, like so many other Best Actress winners she was given another nomination a few years after her win, a bizarre way for the Academy to congratulate itself for having been right. But this time the movie, Travels with My Aunt, isnt good and she's miscast in it.

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Postby Eric » Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:10 am

Starting to look like the '70s are going to be one landslide after another.



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Postby mlrg » Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:08 am

Liza Minnelli - Cabaret

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Postby jowy_jillia » Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:29 am

Liza Minnelli gets my vote. She gives a memorable and iconic performance in Cabaret

Ullmann is my runner up. She gives a natural performance.

Tyson is also great, but not in the same league as Minnelli and Ullmann

Smith is OK.

Ross is the worst of the bunch I most say.

1971
1. Jane Fonda - Klute - 13 votes
2. Glenda Jackson - Sunday, Bloody Sunday - 4 votes
3. Julie Christie - McCabe & Mrs. Miller - 1 vote

1970
1. Glenda Jackson - Women in Love - 15 votes
2. Carrie Snodgress - Diary of a Mad Housewife - 3 votes
3. Ali MacGraw - Love Story - 1 vote

1969
1. Jane Fonda - They Shoot Horses Don't They - 10 votes
2. Maggie Smith - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - 8 votes
3. Liza Minnelli - The Sterile Cuckoo - 2 vote
4. Genevieve Bujold - Anne of the Thousand Days - 1 vote
4. Jean Simmons - The Happy Ending - 1 vote

1968
1. Joanne Woodward - Rachel, Rachel - 9 votes
2. Katharine Hepburn - The Lion in Winter - 8 votes
3. Vanessa Redgrave - Isadora - 4 votes
4. Barbra Streisand - Funny Girl - 2 votes

1967
1. Anne Bancroft - The Graduate - 10 votes
2. Edith Evans - The Whisperers - 9 votes
3. Faye Dunaway - Bonnie and Clyde - 2 votes
4. Audrey Hepburn - Wait Until Dark - 1 vote
4. Katharine Hepburn - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner - 1
vote

1966
1. Elizabeth Taylor - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - 17 votes
2. Ida Kaminska - The Shop on Main Street - 3 votes
2. Lynn Redgrave - Georgy Girl - 3 votes
4. Anouke Aimée - A Man and A Woman - 1 vote

1965
1. Julie Christie - Darling - 11 votes
2. Julie Andrews - The Sound of Music - 9 votes
3. Elizabeth Hartman - A Patch of Blue - 2 votes
4. Samantha Eggar - The Collector - 1 vote

1964
1. Kim Stanley - Séance on a Wet Afternoon - 9 votes
2. Julie Andrews - Mary Poppins - 6 votes
3. Anne Bancroft - The Pumpkin Eater - 4 votes
4. Debbie Reynolds - The Unsinkable Molly Brown - 1 vote

1963
1. Patricia Neal - Hud - 16 votes
2. Leslie Caron - The L-Shaped Room - 3 votes
3. Shirley MacLaine - Irma La Douce - 1 vote
3. Rachel Roberts - This Sporting Life - 1 vote

1962
1. Anne Bancroft - The Miracle Worker - 7 votes
1. Katharine Hepburn - Long Day's Journey Into Night - 7 votes
3. Bette Davis - What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? - 3 votes
3. Geraldine Page - Sweet Bird of Youth - 3 votes
5. Lee Remick - Days of Wines and Roses - 2 votes

1961
1. Audrey Hepburn - Breakfast at Tiffany's - 9 votes
1. Sophia Loren - Two Women - 9 votes
3. Natalie Wood - Splendor in the Grass - 4 votes
4. Geraldine Page - Summer and Smoke - 2 votes
5. Piper Laurie - The Hustler - 1 vote

1960
1. Deborah Kerr - The Sundowners - 8 votes
2. Shirley MacLaine - The Apartment - 7 votes
3. Melina Mercouri - Never on a Sunday - 2 votes
4. Greer Garson - Sunrise at Campobello - 1 vote
4. Elizabeth Taylor - Butterfield 8 - 1 vote

1959
1. Simone Signoret - Room at the Top - 9 votes
2. Audrey Hepburn - The Nun's Story - 6 votes
3. Katharine Hepburn - Suddenly Last Summer - 2 vote
4. Elizabeth Taylor - Suddenly Last Summer - 1 vote

1958
1. Rosalind Russell - Auntie Mame - 8 votes
2. Susan Hayward - I Want to Live! - 7 votes
3. Elizabeth Taylor - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - 3 votes
4. Shirley MacLaine - Some Came Running - 2 votes

1957
1. Joanne Woodward - The Three Faces of Eve - 6 votes
2. Anna Magnani - Wild is the Wind - 4 votes
2. Lana Turner - Peyton Place - 4 votes
4. Deborah Kerr - Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison - 2 votes

1956
1. Ingrid Bergman - Anastasia - 10 votes
2. Carroll Baker - Baby Doll - 2 votes
2. Nancy Kelly - The Bad Seed - 1 vote
4. Katharine Hepburn - The Rainmaker - 1 vote
4. Deborah Kerr - The King and I - 1 vote

1955
1. Katharine Hepburn - Summertime - 11 votes
2. Anna Magnani - The Rose Tattoo - 4 vote
3. Eleanor Parker - Interrupted Melody - 2 votes
4. Susan Hayward - I'll Cry Tomorrow - 1 vote

1954
1. Judy Garland - A Star Is Born - 14 votes
2. Grace Kelly - The Country Girl - 2 votes
2. Jane Wyman - Magnificent Obsession - 2 votes
4. Audrey Hepburn - Sabrina - 1 vote

1953
1. Audrey Hepburn - Roman Holiday - 10 votes
2. Deborah Kerr - From Here to Eternity - 4 votes
3. Leslie Caron - Lili - 1 vote
3. Ava Gardner - Mogambo - 1 vote

1952
1. Julie Harris - The Member of the Wedding - 5 votes
2. Susan Hayward - With a Song in my Heart - 4 votes
3. Shirley Booth - Come Back, Little Sheba - 3 votes
3. Joan Crawford - Sudden Fear - 3 vote

1951
1. Vivien Leigh - A Streetcar Named Desire - 21 votes
2. Shelley Winters - A Place in the Sun - 3 votes

1950
1. Gloria Swanson - Sunset Blvd. - 14 votes
2. Bette Davis - All About Eve - 10 votes
3. Anne Baxter - All About Eve - 1 vote
3. Eleanor Parker - Caged - 1 vote

1949
1. Olivia de Havilland - The Heiress - 13 votes
2. Deborah Kerr - Edward My Son - 3 votes
3. Susan Hayward - My Foolish Heart - 1 vote
3. Loretta Young - Come to the Stable - 1 vote

1948
1. Jane Wyman - Johnny Belinda - 9 votes
2. Olivia de Havilland - The Snake Pit - 6 votes
3. Barbara Stanwyck - Sorry Wrong Number - 2 vote

1947
1. Rosalind Russell - Mourning Becomes Electra - 5 votes
2. Susan Hayward - Smash Up - 4 votes.
3. Joan Crawford - Possessed - 3 votes
4. Loretta Young - The Farmer's Daughter - 2 votes

1946
1. Celia Johnson - Brief Encounter - 15 votes
2. Olivia de Havilland - To Each His Own - 3 votes
2. Jennifer Jones - Duel in the Sun - 3 votes
4. Jane Wyman - The Yearling - 1 vote

1945
1. Joan Crawford - Mildred Pierce - 8 votes
2. Gene Tierny - Leave Her to Heaven - 6 votes
3. Ingrid Bergman - The Bells of St. Mary's - 4 votes
4. Jennifer Jones - Love Letters - 1 vote

1944
1. Barbara Stanwyck - Double Indemnity - 16 votes
2. Ingrid Bergman - Gaslight - 5 votes

1943
1. Jean Arthur - The More the Merrier - 6 votes
2. Jennifer Jonies - The Song of Bernadette - 4 votes
3. Ingrid Bergman - For Whom the Bell Tolls - 2 vote
3. Joan Fontaine - The Constant Nymph - 1 vote

1942
1. Bette Davis - Now, Voyager - 8 votes
1. Greer Garson - Mrs. Miniver - 7 votes
3. Katharine Hepburn - Woman of the Year - 1 vote

1941
1. Barbara Stanwyck - Ball of Fire - 9 votes
2. Bette Davis - The Little Foxes - 5 votes
3. Olivia de Havilland - Hold Back the Dawn - 1 vote
3. Joan Fontaine - Suspicion - 1 vote

1940
1. Katharine Hepburn - The Philadelphia Story - 10 votes
2. Joan Fontaine - Rebecca - 7 votes
3. Bette Davis - The Letter - 5 votes

1939
1. Vivien Leigh - Gone With the Wind - 24 votes
2. Greta Garbo - Ninotchka - 2 votes

1938
1. Bette Davis - Jezebel - 6 votes
1. Wendy Hiller - Pygmalion - 5 votes
3. Margaret Sullavan - Three Comrades - 3 votes
4. Norma Shearer - Marie Antoinette - 1 vote

1937
1. Irene Dunne - The Awful Truth - 7 votes
2. Greta Garbo - Camille - 6 votes
3. Barbara Stanwyck - Stella Dallas - 2 votes
4. Janet Gaynor - A Star is Born - 1 vote
4. Luise Rainer - The Good Earth - 1 vote

1936
1. Carole Lombard - My Man Godfrey - 11 votes
2. Irene Dunne - Theodora Goes Wild - 1 vote
2. Luise Rainer - The Great Ziegfeld - 1 vote

1935
1. Katharine Hepburn - Alice Adams - 8 votes
2. Claudette Colbert - Private Worlds - 2 votes
2. Bette Davis - Dangerous - 2 votes
4. Miriam Hopkins - Becky Sharp - 1 vote

1934
1. Claudette Colbert - It Happened One Night - 7 votes
2. Bette Davis - Of Human Bondage - 2 vote

1932/33
1. Katharine Hepburn - Morning Glory - 6 votes
2. May Robson - Lady for a Day - 3 votes

1931/32
1. Marie Dressler - Emma - 6 votes
2. Lynn Fontanne - The Guardsman - 1 vote

1930/31
1. Marlene Dietrich - Morocco - 8 votes
2. Marie Dressler - Min and Bill - 1 vote
2. Irene Dunne - Cimarron - 1 vote
2. Norma Shearer - A Free Soul - 1 vote

1929/30
1. Greta Garbo - Anna Christie - 4 votes
2. Norma Shearer - The Divorcee - 2 vote
3. Ruth Chatterton - Sarah and Son - 1 vote
3. Greta Garbo - Romance - 1 vote

1928/29
1. Ruth Chatterton - Madame X - 4 votes
2. Betty Compson - The Barker - 1 vote
2. Jeanne Eagels - The Letter - 1 vote

1927/28
1. Janet Gaynor - Sunrise - 7 votes
2. Janet Gaynor - Seventh Heaven - 3 votes
3. Janet Gaynor - Street Angel - 1 vote

Most Winns:
Katharine Hepburn - 5
Anne Bancroft - 2
Bette Davis - 2
Audrey Hepburn - 2
Vivien Leigh - 2
Rosalind Russell - 2
Barbara Stanwyck - 2
Joanne Woodward - 2

Actual Winners who didn't recieve any vote
28/29. Mary Pickford - Coquette
31/32. Helen Hayes - The Sin of Madelon Claudet
40. Ginger Rogers - Kitty Foyle
50. Judy Holliday - Born Yesterday


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