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You gave Paul Muni an extra nomination
but my picks in order would be.
4. gable (over rated)
I included Muni’s write in vote in 1935 for Black Fury. Since his placement in the final vote was 2nd and made public I figured this is as good as a nomination – also the acdemy records mention this in this listing of the 1935 best actor category. Same for Bette Davis in 1934’s actress category.
Fredric March for sure.
Gable really wasn’t much of an actor IMO.
Muni was tremendous in I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG and also very good in BLACK FURY, but I don’t care much for him in the other films here.
Tracy of course runs a close second to March, but doesn’t get it because his characters are pretty vanilla.