Best Actress – 1967

Official Nominations: Katherine Hepburn. Anne Bancroft. Faye Dunaway. Edith Evans. Audrey Hepburn.

An interesting blend of old and new both in the actresses chosen and the films they represented – with Edith Evans receiving her third and final nomination as the eccentric and downtrodden Mrs Ross in the ever bleak The Whisperers, a fine performance but not a film that you’d want to go through more than once. Katherine Hepburn picked up her second win in Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner as the supposedly liberal parent forced to examine her inward and outward beliefs, while Audrey Hepburn is excellent in a rare horror related role as the tormented, blind Susy. Anne Bancroft symbolizes the age gap if not necessarily a generational one as Mrs Robinson in The Graduate, while Faye Dunaway blasted her way on to the scene with an unforgettable performance as Bonnie in Bonnie and Clyde. Worthy nominees and worthy winners for all.

My Winner: Faye Dunaway

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My Nominations: Anne Bancroft. Faye Dunaway. Audrey Hepburn. Catherine Deneuve. Jane Fonda.

I’ve dropped Evans and Katherine Hepburn for my nominations and added Finda and Deneuve. Fonda excels in the enjoyable but not always successful Barefoot In The Park, while Deneuve gives a stunning performance as the titular Belle De Jour who fantasizes about darker, fringe sex games.

My Winner: Faye Dunaway

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Who is your pick for the Best Actress of 1967? Let us know in the comments!

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2 thoughts on “Best Actress – 1967

  1. John Charet April 7, 2016 / 12:48 am

    Love your pick 🙂 I would be happy with either Faye Dunaway (Bonnie and Clyde), Audrey Hepburn (Two for the Road) or Catherine Deneuve (Belle de Jour) 🙂 Anyway, keep up the great work as always 🙂

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