Sabin wrote:Does anyone else understand why it's so baffling to me that she managed more votes for Best Leading Actress than Supporting?
We don't know that she did.
OscarGuy wrote:As I recall, it wasn't that Winslet got more votes in lead than support. It was a first-past-the-post kind of situation. They tabulate lead before support and if the person gets nominated in that category, they don't bother counting them in the lower one. That's at least how I've understood something like that. I wonder if they should tabulate support first rather than second if that's the case.
If they tabulated totals for both and she got more in support than lead but the totals in support came in in sixth place she could still have been nominated in lead instead which could explain a nomination but probably not a win.
She could have been nominated in either category but her role, which is subordinate to the lead character which was split between two actors, was at 41 minutes, 55 seconds longer than those of Patricia Neal (Hud), Louise Fletcher (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), Nicole Kidman (Hours), Frances McDormand (Fargo), Luise Rainer (The Great Ziegfeld), Simone Signoret (Room at the Top), and Janet Gaynor (Sunrise). She had a higher percentage of screen time at 33.85% than Fletcher, Rainer, Neal, Kidman, McDormand, Signoret, and Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins).
https://www.screentimecentral.com/leadi ... ss-winners