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  • Laactingnyc
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    Theres probably already a poll out there for this but i cant find it so……. vote! 🙂 

    My rankings

    1. Bette Davis
    2. Gloria Swanson
    3. Anne Baxter
    4. Judy Holliday
    5. Eleanor Parker 

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    Beau S.
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    #546909

    Davis and Swanson should have tied.

    Abstaining from the vote because I cannot vote for two.

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    ETPhoneHome
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    #546910

    Swanson and Davis both deserved it, if not them, then Baxter would be my other choice.

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    Actriz
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    #546911

    To this day deciding between Davis and Swanson is impossible, which is probably how Judy Holliday managed to win.

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    Joe Burns
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    Davis and Swanson are amazing, but I’m tempted to say Anne Baxter is my pick even though I voted for Davis. I LOVE her performance and she would have been very  worthy.  Holliday needs a rewatch, but I remember not liking her: Too mannered and stuck in a mediocre film that just is too much like a play. I usually hate that critiiscism, but for that movie I think its fitting.  Its so uninspired and dull and Holliday’s performance falls into that (Where’s the humour in this performance? Or in this movie for that matter?)

    As for the real race, I agree with Actriz:   I think Davis amd Swanson split the vote, which gave Holliday the edge.  Davis also had two Oscars already and I don’t know if sentiment  was strong enough for Swanson to overcome both Davis and Holliday , kinda like Mickey Rourke.  Holliday was extremely popular at the time and maybe the infamous Babe Factor helped her. 
     

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    JayDF
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    #546913

    To all those who say a tie…I agree. This should have been the tie year for best actress and Streisand win alone in 68.

    Anyway, I voted for Davis despite what I said above…my reasoning is bc although both ladies play BIG, BIG, BIG characters Davis has some grounding in reality with Margo and I think that is a bit more of a challenge than the delussional Norma played by Swanson. STILL SHOULD BE A TIE.

    Holliday was good and Parker was as well.  Baxter, I’m sorry, was always a poor actress in my eyes.  I wonder sometimes if Mankiewicz wanted an actress who couldn’t keep up with Davis on purpose as a 180 spin to the story which was saying Eve would be or is as great as Margo.  Thought she was dreadful.

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    ENGLAND
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    In 68, I thought Kate Hepburn should have been the sole winner not Streisand. imo

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    Icky
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    I admire both Davis and Swanson and think Baxter was just fine. But Sunset Blvd is one of my top five American movies ever, and Swanson’s performance is one of the reasons. Yes, it’s incredibly broad, but there actually are some wonderfully performed quiet, more grounded moments.

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    Madson Melo
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    #546916

    Swanson. Sorry Davis fans, Gloria gave the best performance by an actress of all time.

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    Baby Clyde
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    #546917

    Bette already has 2 this goes to Gloria (Who would get my vote by merit anyway).

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    Greg A.
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    Swanson

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