Saturday, 16 April 2011

Best Actor 1940

And the Nominees Were

Henry Fonda in The Grapes of Wrath

Charlie Chaplin in The Great Dictator

James Stewart in The Philadelphia Story

Laurence Olivier in Rebecca

Raymond Massey in Abe Lincoln in Illinois

13 comments:

Deiner said...
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joe burns said...

I'll predict Fonda, though this is an interesting year.

Sage Slowdive said...

I would go with Olivier this year.

dinasztie said...

For me it's either Fonda or Chaplin.

dinasztie said...

Predictions:
1. Fonda
2. Olivier
3. Chaplin
4. Massey
5. Stewart

dinasztie said...

Could you do 1959 after 1940? I am so interested in it. :)

Fritz said...

I hope you pick Fonda but I think Chaplin might get your win.

Anonymous said...

Yes! Finally, I have been waiting for this brilliant year for so long! The only one I haven't seen yet is Massey, but overall it's a very difficult year, it might be between Olivier, Fonda and maybe Chaplin. Stewart won't win (this nomination and win is probably his weakest nominated performance, althought it was great because Stewart was always great!).
I'll be waiting for the results!

Louis Morgan said...

Dinasztie: I might do that year next or soon.

dshultz said...

The performance that deserves it is Fonda. The performance that could usurp it is Olivier. The performance I'm the most fond of for personal reasons is Chaplin. The performance that was good but not great, both Stewart and Massey.

Mary said...

I would go with Olivier this year.

Tanvir Bashar said...

Wat wud u say who deserved best director for each yr from 1940-1949

Louis Morgan said...

Out of the Nominees:

1940: Alfred Hitchcock - Rebecca
1941: Orson Welles - Citizen Kane
1942: Michael Curtiz - Yankee Doodle Dandy
1943: Michael Curtiz - Casablanca
1944: Billy Wilder - Double Indemnity
1945: Billy Wilder - The Lost Weekend
1946: Frank Capra - It's a Wonderful Life
1947: George Cukor - A Double Life
1948: John Huston - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
1949: William A. Wellman - Battleground

Overall:

1940: Alfred Hitchcock - Rebecca
1941: Orson Welles - Citizen Kane
1942: Michael Curtiz - Casablanca
1943: Alfred Hitchcock - Shadow of a Doubt
1944: Billy Wilder - Double Indemnity
1945: David Lean - Brief Encounter
1946: Frank Capra - It's a Wonderful Life
1947: Carol Reed - Odd Man Out
1948: John Huston - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
1949: Carol Reed - The Third Man