Garbo owned the world. Oh, don’t think I’m exaggerating. You weren’t around in the twenties and thirties to experience this first hand. She was the most popular, most famous woman in the world. And I think she did a lot for acting; acting internally. I think her performance in “Camille” is the crown of her acting career. In it, she is a courtesan who finally finds love, only to be asked to give it up. Not even a nomination, Academy? Tear up your damn SAG cards why don’cha?!! The emotions flutter across her face, not in a big way. You must pay attention. If I’m talking out of my hat about her performance…then you haven’t seen “Camille” especially compared to the nominees of 1936. And if you don’t think this kills me not to name Garbo as my primary Oscar Snubs choice…then you don’t know the girls in Upper Sandusky.
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1936 WINNER and NOMINEES – BEST ACTRESS
Luise Rainer – The Great Ziegfeld
Carole Lombard – My Man Godfrey
Gladys Cooper – Valiant Is the Name for Carrie
Irene Dunne – Theodora Goes Wild
Norma Shearer – Romeo and Juliet