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  • 24Emmy
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    How many Oscar nominations did Norma Shearer have? 5 or 6?

    1930 — The Divorcee *
    1930 — Their Own Desire
    1931 — A Free Soul
    1934 — The Barretts of Wimpole Street
    1936 — Romeo and Juliet
    1938 — Marie Antoinette

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    Scottferguson
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    5 nominations, since for 1929-1930 she had one nomination with two films listed, and the committee chose to award her the Oscar for The Divorcee only. Their Own Desire doesn’t count as a second nomination, since the nomination was for her, not her films. In the first couple years, there were cases where a nominee got listed for more than one film. These are listed as a single nomination (she wasn’t competing with herself with two films on a ballot).

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    24Emmy
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    Thank you Scottferguson.

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    Jake
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    That’s tricky. If she wasn’t competing with herself, then how did the Academy pick “The Divorcee” over “Their Own Desire”? What should we count for Garbo – “Romance” or “Anna Christie”? And how can we really discount “Their Own Desire” as not Oscar-nominated film, for that matter, if this nomination is listed everywhere (it wasn’t nominated in any other categories)? It’s not really a snub.
     

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    Scottferguson
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    Here is what the official Academy site says:

    NOTE: As allowed by the award rules for this year, a single nomination could honor work in one or more films. Though the final awards ballot listed both The Divorcee and Their Own Desire in her nomination, the award was announced for only the The Divorcee performance. It has never been established as to why this was, but it possibly could have been because the original report from the Acting Branch Board of Judges only listed The Divorcee performance in the results of the nominations voting, or it could have been because on some of the final ballots, the voters had indicated the The Divorcee performance over the other.]  

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    allabout oscars
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    I own more than a few oscar books
    and in the majority of those books, they list
    Norma Shearer as a 6 time nominee with 1 win..

    I can see the reasoning behind her only having 5 nominations..

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    24Emmy
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    ^ Do those books have Greta Garbo with 3 or 4 nominations?

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    Milk Money
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    Interesting.  Wasn’t The Divorcee the film she stole from Joan Crawford because she was married to the boss?

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