Best Actress 1957
It's true, the 50s had the best shot at being the next decade picked-up. 1957 is a rather... eccentric choice as I have to admit that at the time of the lottery I had only seen 1 (!!!) of the 5 nominated performances; that's Lana Turner in Peyton Place. I love that each of the 5 actresses has a distinctive fame; they're all well-known: one was a blonde sex symbol, one was a serious Oscar-winning Italian actress, one was a frigid-looking British sensation, one that would marry Paul Newman and do less glamorous projects and a child-star grown up that would become an icon of the 20th century.
I give you the 5 ladies that Oscar had chosen for 1957:
from left to right, I have the pleasure to introduce:
- Lana Turner, in Peyton Place
- Anna Magnani, in Wild Is the Wind
- Joanne Woodward, in The Three Faces of Eve
- Elizabeth Taylor, in Raintree County
- Deborah Kerr, in Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
Joanne will be first.