Thursday, March 1, 2012

Best Supporting Actress 1949

And the nominees were...


  • Ethel Barrymore as Miss Em in Pinky
  • Celeste Holm as Sister Scholastica in Come to the Stable
  • Elsa Lanchester as Amelia Potts in Come to the Stable
  • Mercedes McCambridge as Sadie Burke in All the King's Men
  • Ethel Waters as Dicey Johnson in Pinky

The Field: I have to admit that, even though I pick all my years randomly I was very pleased to see this one come up for two reasons: 1) It's in one of the decades I haven't done yet (only the 00s and 10s remain untouched now) and 2) I only have to watch 3 films. Yes, I still have to write five reviews but it makes it a lot easy when there is only 3 films to squeeze into my busy schedule. That being said, even though I haven't heard great things about this line-up I'm still excited to do it. Mercedes McCambridge will get a second chance with me, and her performance is the only one I've seen. Barrymore, Waters, and Lanchester might as well be new actresses to me, but I'm familiar with Celeste Holm on a basic level. It'll be fun even if they are all awful, heck, maybe even more fun.


Anonymous said...

Mercedes McCambridge should win this year.


dinasztie said...

Only seen Mercedes here. I liked her, but didn't love her.

2.Ethel W.
3.Ethel B.

Derek Bowman said...

I felt the same about Mercedes the first time I saw her (good, but nothing astounding). But after Dorothy Malone wowed me on her 2nd go round, I don't take anything for granted, lol.

Fritz said...

I hope Mercedes pulls it off. For me, she is astonishing!