Official Nominations: Estelle Parsons. Carol Channing. Mildred Natwick. Beah Richards. Katherine Ross.
A decent line-up of actresses who most modern viewers would not recognise as big hitters, with Estelle Parsons picking up a deserved win for her performance as Blanche Barrow – the real life Blanche did not approve. Katherine Ross plays Elaine in The Graduate with the right amount of sadness and sympathy, and Beah Richards gets a nod for Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner after also appearing in In The Heat Of The Night. Natwick reprised her stage role in a strange choice for nomination for Barefoot In The Park, and Channing is a more obvious choice as the unusual elder in Thoroughly Modern Millie – both movies do not compare with the quality of the other three and point again towards the Acadamy’s need to shoehorn in a musical and/or theatre adaptation.
My Winner: Estelle Parsons
My Nominations: Estelle Parsons. Ursula Andress. Katherine Ross. Katharine Houghton.
Two originals, and two newbs for my picks – Ross and Parsons making it over from the main list. I add the obvious choice of Houghton who was snubbed for Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, and the unusual pick of Ursula Andress doing one better than she did in Dr No by playing Vesper (and a 007) in Casino Royale.
My Winner: Estelle Parsons.
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