Best Actress 1937
I cannot wait for The Last Station any longer, to finish my Best Actress 2009. When I'll find it, I'll post about Helen Mirren and draw the conclusions... In the meantime, I have one decade left: the 1930s. I have chosen this specific Best Actress category for over a year now, but didn't get to talk about it until now. So... it's 1937! I owe it to 1937. Once this category's over, I'll get back to the lottery style...
But getting to Oscar's lineup: all 5 are well known names. Garbo, Irene Dunne and maybe even Stanwyck can be considered movie legends. Luise Rainer holds the unique record of being the first performer to have 2 Oscars (also consecutive). And Janet Gaynor is the first winner the Best Actress category has ever had. It's not a year with fascinating movies, but it's an interesting mix of comedy, soapish drama and very old fashioned drama.
So I give you the 5 ladies that Oscar had chosen for 1937:
from left to right, I have the pleasure to introduce:
- Irene Dunne, in The Awful Truth
- Barbara Stanwyck, in Stella Dallas
- Luise Rainer, in The Good Earth
- Janet Gaynor, in A Star Is Born
- Greta Garbo, in Camille
I will write first about the winner, Luise Rainer.