BETTE DAVIS’ FIRST AWARD, A CONSOLATION PRIZE!

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SNUBBED by the ACADEMY BEST ACTRESS 1934 BETTE DAVIS 1908-1989 OF HUMAN BONDAGE

SNUBBED by the ACADEMY
BEST ACTRESS 1934
BETTE DAVIS
1908-1989
OF HUMAN BONDAGE

BETTE DAVIS won BEST ACTRESS in 1935 as a CONSOLATION PRIZE for not being nominated in 1934 for her outstanding performance in OF HUMAN BONDAGE. No other actress in Hollywood had the courage to play the female lead. YET BETTE DAVIS WAS NOT NOMINATED. NORMA SHEARER initiated a WRITE-IN campaign to insist that BETTE DAVIS be MADE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE BEST ACTRESS. Bette lost that year to CLAUDETTE COLBERT  for  IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT. So, the following year the ACADEMY WAS DETERMINED TO NOMINATE AND AWARD BETTE DAVIS BEST ACTRESS 1935. That effectively FREEZES OUT some very deserving actresses like GRETA GARBO for ANNA KARENINA, MIRIAM HOPKINS for BECKY THATCHER, JANET GAYNOR for THE FARMER TAKES A WIFE and JEAN ARTHUR for THE WHOLE TOWN’S TALKING. To name a few. WATCH THIS! 

SNUBBED by the ACADEMY BEST ACTRESS 1935 JEAN ARTHUR 1900-1991 THE WHOLE TOWN`S TALKING

SNUBBED by the ACADEMY
BEST ACTRESS 1935
JEAN ARTHUR
1900-1991
THE WHOLE TOWN`S TALKING

SNUBBED by the ACADEMY 1935 JANET GAYNOR 1906-1984 THE FARMER TAKES A WIFE

SNUBBED by the ACADEMY 1935
JANET GAYNOR
1906-1984
THE FARMER TAKES A WIFE

SNUBBED by the ACADEMY BEST ACTRESS 1935 GRETA GARBO 1905-1990 ANNA KARENINA

SNUBBED by the ACADEMY
BEST ACTRESS 1935
GRETA GARBO
1905-1990
ANNA KARENINA

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