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  • RobertPius
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    #198941

    Was the rest of the cast shoo-ins? Such an odd year. The most famous performance in the film loses and all other three win. 

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    Baby Clyde
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    At the time Brando wasn’t as universally admired as he is today. There were lots of complaints that he mumbled too much and couldn’t be understood. His method acting was very much frowned upon in places.

    This was also only his second film and there was no huge desire to award him so soon. He actually got off to quite a bad start in Hollywood, shunning publicly and being as awkward as possible with interviewers.
    He didn’t do any campaigning and wasn’t even in town during the run up.

    Bogart on the the other hand was a 20 year  veteran, who had never won and extremely popular in the community. He got a publicist and campaigned hard for the award.

    On the night Brando was a slight favourite but it was no surprise when Bogart won.

     

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    manakamana
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    I always thought it was between Bogart and Clift.

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    streepfan
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    #198945

    Leigh was the shoo in

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    ENGLAND
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    I thought Brando should have been a winner. These days, that type of performance would be shoe-in but I’m guessing the times play a part in him loosing too. Leigh was not good in that film to me. She was so overly dramatic and unbalanced. I wish Hepburn would have won for “African Queen” that year instead of “Guess Who.”

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    benbraddock
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    That is the definition of Blanche DuBois. Dramatic and unbalanced. Leigh was brilliant and a shoo-in

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    ENGLAND
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    That is the definition of Blanche DuBois. Dramatic and unbalanced. Leigh was brilliant and a shoo-in

    I thought her performance looked fake. Could barely watch her. Brando on the other hand was OUTSTANDING!!!! One of the greatest performances ever.

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    babypook
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    STELLLLLL-A!

    What babyclyde said.

    Brando was one of the very, very, very best. He revolutionized ‘acting’ on this side of the pond.

    What a great lineup of nominees that year. All of them would have been worthy winners.

    It was Bogart’s time; and about time too.

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    Baby Clyde
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    [quote=”Benbraddock”]

    That is the definition of Blanche DuBois. Dramatic and unbalanced. Leigh was brilliant and a shoo-in

    I thought her performance looked fake. Could barely watch her. Brando on the other hand was OUTSTANDING!!!! One of the greatest performances ever.

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    I think the problem is the accent. It’s ever so slightly off and I can’t quite get past it. Surprising because it was pretty much spot on in GWTW.

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    tennisfreak
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    Daily Variety used to poll Academy members and all four Streetcar nominees were in the lead. Based on that, it’s fair to call Brando a frontrunner with Bogart a sentimental old guard favorite.

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