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Tuesday Minute
No. 217 | February 22, 2011

Oscar Perspective


Our theme this week
Films and filmmakers overlooked by Oscar

Featured this week
(See Monday post for theme introduction)
Monday         —   Actors Who Never Won an Oscar

Actresses Who Never Won an Oscar

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Barbara Stanwyck, Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe:  stood up on their date with Oscar.  Some guy!

Next up for our week of lists:  40 actresses, 88 nominations, and no Oscars.  The biggest scandal may be the lack of a single nod for Monroe.  She was always getting the fuzzy end of the lollipop, onscreen and off.  (Another reminder:  the focus the week is on those with Hollywood careers, or stars in English-language films;  Catherine Deneuve, Liv Ullmann, and countless others from elsewhere also missed the golden man at Oscar-time.)

Joan Allen
Acting nominations:  3
Award-caliber performance:  Nixon (1995)

Jean Arthur
Acting nominations:  1
Award-caliber performance:  Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

Lauren Bacall
Acting nominations:  1
Award-caliber performance:  To Have and Have Not (1944)
Honorary Oscar:  2009

Annette Bening
Acting nominations:  4 (including this year)
Award-caliber performance:  The American President (1995)

Glenn Close
Acting nominations:  5
Award-caliber performance:  Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

Doris Day
Acting nominations:  1
Award-caliber performance:  Love Me or Leave Me (1954)

Marlene Dietrich
Acting nominations:  1
Award-caliber performance:  The Blue Angel (1930)

Irene Dunne
Acting nominations:  5
Award-caliber performance:  The Awful Truth (1937)

Mia Farrow
Acting nominations:  0
Award-caliber performance:  The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

Greta Garbo
Acting nominations:  3
Award-caliber performance:  Camille (1937)
Honorary Oscar:  1954

Ava Gardner
Acting nominations:  1
Award-caliber performance:  The Night of the Iguana (1964)

Judy Garland
Acting nominations:  2
Award-caliber performance:  A Star Is Born (1954)
Juvenile Oscar:  1939

Jean Harlow
Acting nominations:  0
Award-caliber performance:  Red Dust (1932)

Rita Hayworth
Acting nominations:  0
Award-caliber performance:  Gilda (1946)

Deborah Kerr
Acting nominations:  6
Award-caliber performance:  Black Narcissus (1947)
Honorary Oscar:  1993

Angela Lansbury
Acting nominations:  3
Award-caliber performance:  Gaslight (1944)

Piper Laurie
Acting nominations:  3
Award-caliber performance:  The Hustler (1961)

Janet Leigh
Acting nominations:  1
Award-caliber performance:  Touch of Evil (1958)

Laura Linney
Acting nominations:  3
Award-caliber performance:  You Can Count on Me (2000)

Carole Lombard
Acting nominations:  1
Award-caliber performance:  Twentieth Century (1934)

Myrna Loy
Acting nominations:  0
Award-caliber performance:  The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Honorary Oscar:  1990

Ida Lupino
Acting nominations:  0
Award-caliber performance:  They Drive By Night (1940)

Marsha Mason
Acting nominations:  4
Award-caliber performance:  The Goodbye Girl (1977)

Marilyn Monroe
Acting nominations:  0
Award-caliber performance:  Some Like It Hot (1959)

Julianne Moore
Acting nominations:  4
Award-caliber performance:  Far From Heaven (2002)

Agnes Moorehead
Acting nominations:  4
Award-caliber performance:  The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

Kim Novak
Acting nominations:  0
Award-caliber performance:  Vertigo (1958)

Maureen O’Hara
Acting nominations: 0
Award-caliber performance:  The Quiet Man (1952)

Eleanor Parker
Acting nominations:  3
Award-caliber performance:  Caged (1950)

Michelle Pfeiffer
Acting nominations:  3
Award-caliber performance:  Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

Thelma Ritter
Acting nominations:  6
Award-caliber performance:  Pickup on South Street (1953)

Gena Rowlands
Acting nominations:  2
Award-caliber performance:  A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

Meg Ryan
Acting nominations:  0
Award-caliber performance:  When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)

Jean Simmons
Acting nominations:  2
Award-caliber performance:  Elmer Gantry (1960)

Kim Stanley
Acting nominations:  2
Award-caliber performance:  Séance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)

Barbara Stanwyck
Acting nominations:  4
Award-caliber performance:  Double Indemnity (1944)
Honorary Oscar:  1981

Gloria Swanson
Acting nominations:  3
Award-caliber performance:  Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Lana Turner
Acting nominations:  1
Award-caliber performance:  The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

Debra Winger
Acting nominations:  3
Award-caliber performance:  Terms of Endearment (1983)

Natalie Wood
Acting nominations:  3
Award-caliber performance:  Splendor in the Grass (1961)


Ball of Fire (1941)
Howard Hawks, director
Thomas Monroe, Billy Wilder (story); Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder (screenplay); writers
Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper

Stanwyck was nominated for Best Actress.  Joan Fontaine, for Suspicion, won the Oscar.


Quote of note
“Yes, I love him.  I love those hick shirts he wears with the boiled cuffs and the way he always has his vest buttoned wrong.  He looks like a giraffe, and I love him.”
—Sugarpuss O’Shea (Barbara Stanwyck), Ball of Fire (1941)

…58…59…60.

Posted By: John Farmer
Last Edit: 22 Feb 2011 @ 07:42 AM

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