Best Actress 1959

1927/28 through 1997

Best Actress 1959

Doris Day - Pillow Talk
0
No votes
Audrey Hepburn - The Nun's Story
8
25%
Katharine Hepburn - Suddenly, Last Summer
4
13%
Simone Signoret - Room at the Top
18
56%
Elizabeth Taylor - Suddenly, Last Summer
2
6%
 
Total votes: 32

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Postby Penelope » Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:41 am

Simone Signoret is simply dazzling. Kate Hepburn would be my second choice.
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Postby jowy_jillia » Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:33 am

Elizabeth Taylor is a great favourite of mine, but not for this portrayal in "Suddenly Last Summer", for me she seems very much "over-the-top" and doesn't get belieavable

Doris Day is good but we all know she's been lot better before and after.

Simone Signoret is also good and a deservable winner, but she's not on par with the two others

Hepburn vs. Hepburn

Katharine is great as Mrs. Violet Venable, Katharine is as Elizabeth in the same movie very "Over-the-top", but she's in a god way à la Dunaway in Mommie Dearest. She also gives me vibes of Norma Desmond in Sunset Blvd.

But Audrey is so sweet and natural for her role in "The Nun's Story", so i'm going to vote for her.


Over looked:
MONROE, and Emmanuelle Riva in "Hiroshima mon Amour" but it wasn't eligible for 1959 years Oscar but for 1960.

Also some may say Dandridge in "Porgy and Bess". I consider Remick in "Anatomy of a Murder" a supporting role, but some say she's leading.






1958
1. Rosalind Russell - Auntie Mame - 8 votes
2. Susan Hayward - I Want to Live! - 6 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 - 3 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 - 20 votes
2. Shelley Winters - A Place in the Sun - 3 votes

1950
1. Gloria Swanson - Sunset Blvd. - 13 votes
2. Bette Davis - All About Eve - 8 votes
3. Eleanor Parker - Caged - 1 vote

1949
1. Olivia de Havilland - The Heiress - 13 votes
2. Deborah Kerr - Edward My Son - 2 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 - 14 votes
2. Jennifer Jones - Duel in the Sun - 3 votes
3. Olivia de Havilland - To Each His Own - 2 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 - 3 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 - 8 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 - 23 votes
2. Greta Garbo - Ninotchka - 2 votes

1938
1. Bette Davis - Jezebel - 5 votes
1. Wendy Hiller - Pygmalion - 4 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. 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

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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