Thursday, June 24, 2010

"Actress in a Leading Role" 1936

So, moving right back to the leading actresses:

1936
And the Academy selected:
  • Irene Dunne in Theodora Goes Wild
  • Gladys George in Valiant Is The Word For Carrie
  • Carole Lombard in My Man Godfrey
  • Luise Rainer in The Great Ziegfeld
  • Norma Shearer in Romeo and Juliet
So, will I agree with the Academy, or name another one of these actresses the best of 1936?

10 comments:

joe burns said...

I think you"ll go with Lombard, but I"m looking forward to your thoughts on Rainer!

Sage Slowdive said...

Joe, have you heard the rumor that the Academy is thinking about moving the Oscars this year to late January? This means, it will come before the SAG and Bafta awards...

I think it's a good idea...it might be more unpredictable...maybe.

joe burns said...

Yeah I think it"s a great idea ! The less wait the better. And it would make it a little more unpredictable.

Fritz said...

I'm guessing Lombard first and Shearer last. I know you don't like Rainer very much here.

Fritz said...

BTW, do you know if the movies of Irene Dunne and Gladys George are anywhere? There was a time when they were both on youtube but the channels have been deleted but maybe they are now at a new channel...

Louis Morgan said...

I am interested in your thoughts on all of these performance. Except for Lombard and Rainer they are rarely ever talked about. I have seen Lombard and Rainer and I would go with Lombard between those two.

Celso said...

I think you are going with Rainer, but I'm with Lombard!

PS: Oscar in January? It would be fantastic!

Sage Slowdive said...

I know Valiant was on Youtube, at one point in time, but you're right, it's gone...

I'll look around for Theodora.

Zephyr said...

I really like Rainer, and actually really like The Great Ziegfeld as a whole (definitely one of the most underrated Best Picture Winners). Unfortunately have not seen most of the others, so be interesting to know which you recommend.

augie said...

Rainer all the way.
She deservedly won the N Y Film Critics Award and was named one of the top ten performances by the Natl. Bd. of Review.
The telephone scene alone makes it one of the well deserved awards of the 1930s.