Acting Bunch Winners of the 50s

1927/28 through 1997

50s: Which is the best acting group of winners?

1950. José Ferrer, Judy Holliday, George Sanders, Josephine Hull
1951. Humphrey Bogart, Vivien Leigh, Karl Malden, Kim Hunter
1952. Gary Cooper, Shirley Booth, Anthony Quinn, Gloria Grahame
No votes
1953. William Holden, Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, Donna Reed
1954. Marlon Brando, Grace Kelly, Edmond O'Brien, Eva Marie Saint
1955. Ernest Borgnine, Anna Magnani, Jack Lemmon, Jo Van Fleet
No votes
1956. Yul Brynner, Ingrid Bergman, Anthony Quinn, Dorothy Malone
No votes
1957. Alec Guinness, Joanne Woodward, Red Buttons, Miyoshi Umeki
No votes
1958. David Niven, Susan Hayward, Burl Ives, Wendy Hiller
No votes
1959. Charlton Heston, Simone Signoret, Hugh Griffith, Shelley Winters
No votes
Total votes: 9

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Re: Acting Bunch Winners of the 50s

Postby Big Magilla » Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:52 pm

In reverse order of preference:

1950 - three of the awards went to actors (Ferrer, Holliday, Hull) repeating stage performances over much stronger competition (Holedn, Davis, Holm).

1952 - Dull year, dull wins.

1955 - Not to my liking, the wins of Borgnine over Dean, Magnani over Hepburn and Van Fleet over the non-nominated Roz Russell (Picnic).

1958 - The only deserved winner here was Burl Ives and he won for the wrong film (The Big Country instead of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof). Spencer Tracy, too, was nominated for the wrong film (the dreary Old Man and the Sea over the exhilarating Last Hurrah). Susan Hayward was a good choice, but not as good as Roz Russell would have been.

1959 - OK wins, but aside from Signoret nothing of lasting value.

1953 - Good picks but Montgomery Clift would have been better than William Holden this time and Thelma Ritter on her fourth consecutive bid was more deserving than Donna Reed.

1956 - Very strong choices.

1957 - Great choice in Guinness, OK ones otherwise.

1954 - Brando and Saint were great, but Kelly over Garland and O'Brien over Malden were not.

1951 - I would have preferred Brando over Bogart and Ustinov or the non-nominated Robert Walker over Malden, but Leigh and Hunter to a lesser degree are great choices
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Acting Bunch Winners of the 50s

Postby CalWilliam » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:39 am

The olden 50s' turn, from Cyrano de Bergerac to Petronella Van Daan. I can't vote this time, but I think it's not easy.
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