Oscar Snubs – RUSSELL

OSCAR SNUBS ( ROSALIND RUSSELL - THE WOMEN - I )

ROSALIND RUSSELL in “THE WOMEN” ( 1939 )

Of course comedies never win. Who ACTS in a comedy. Well you know what they say: “Dying is easy. Comedy is hard.” Russell drives “The Women.” It’s her shenanigans of trying to get Norma Shearer to confront her husband’s lover ( Joan Crawford ) that spurs all the action. She’s loud and raucous and ridiculous and doesn’t care. She is brilliant doing it. Roz takes a hilarious bite out of comedy! And her driving force of the story should have earned her an Oscar.

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1939 WINNER and NOMINEES – BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Hattie McDaniel        Gone With the Wind
Edna May Oliver        –   Drums Along the Mohawk
Geraldine Fitzgerald  –   Wuthering Heights
Maria Ouspenskaya  –   Love Affair
Olivia deHavilland     –   Gone With the Wind

 

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