April 2, 2018 at 11:44 pm #1202523344
Looks like she will enter the triple crown of acting this year. I know her win for “A Touch of Class” is much debated and she was a shocking win. What about her first win for “Women in Love”? Was that a surprise? What about her other nominations? She’s great in Sunday Bloody Sunday but I’ve never seen Hedda.
Women in Love starts slowly for her. At first I found it surprising she got an Oscar and so much attention for this film but by the end of it I could see why she did.April 3, 2018 at 3:12 am #1202523420
When she won for “A Touch of Class” it was a surprise, but all 5 nominees were great! “A Touch of Class”, like “The Exorcist”, was a Best Picture nominee as well. I have always said this was the best lineup of Best Actress nominees. My personal choice was Marsha Mason in “Cinderella Liberty” though any of the nominees was worthy. Her nomination for “Hedda” was a surprise but the others weren’t. I also think she would have ranked second in the voting behind Jane Fonda (Klute) when nominated for “Sunday Bloody Sunday”.April 3, 2018 at 7:52 am #1202523504
Inexplicable as it sounds, I believe MacGraw was actually the front-runner in ’70, albeit a soft one at that.
Jackson’s A Touch of Class victory was certainly a surprise but that race didn’t really have a front-runner at all. Mason was a newbie, there was no urgency to award Streisand again, Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams wasn’t a hit and an acting award for The Exorcist seemed improbable. Then again, there wasn’t much urgency to give Jackson another one either.
She’s good in Hedda but the film is otherwise claustrophobic and unmemorable.
COMING SOON to The Awards Connection: The 100 Greatest Oscar-Nominated PerformancesApril 3, 2018 at 8:49 am #1202523534
“Women in Love” was incredible. Much deserved Oscar win for Glenda Jackson there. Ken Russell was a visionary.
“A Touch of Class” … no. One of the oddest second acting wins ever. I might not have even nodded Jackson here, though her stature and presence do miles to elevate a fairly insubstantial film. George Segal was better anyways and should have been nodded.
Pretty exciting that Glenda is acting again and looks poised to triple-crown this year!April 4, 2018 at 10:17 pm #1202524398
Glenda Jackson won Best Actress for Women in Love in 1970 with no substantial competition.
However, Best Actress in 1972 was a free for all. No actress was celebrated with more than one major precursor. I personally think if Tatum O”Neal had been nominated as the lead performance, instead of supporting, for Paper Moon, she just might have surpassed Jackson for Best Actress.
Jackson was snubbed for her best performance, IMO, for Stevie, playing poet British poet Stevie SmithApril 4, 2018 at 11:01 pm #1202524408
“Stevie” had odd release issues. It got Golden Globe nominations and some critics stuff in 1978 and then again in 1981. I think they tried to get it eligible for Oscars in 1981 but it was ruled ineligible.
I’d love to see the vote totals for 1973. Neil Simon said in his bio that he and Mason thought either Burstyn or Streisand would win since they were in big moneymakers. (but Mason and Woodward had traction too as did Jackson from the Golden Globes.)
I’d bet all five were pretty close near the top of the list and Jackson slipped through with a few votes.