August 2, 2016 at 2:26 pm #1201883015
Winner: Katharine Hepburn in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Anne Bancroft in The Graduate
Edith Evans in The Whisperers
Faye Dunaway in Bonnie & Clyde
Audrey Hepburn in Wait Until Dark
I just watched “The Whisperers” for the first time last night; Edith Evans is outstanding. It has been awhile since I’ve seen the other nominees. Just wondering what people’s thoughts are on this race. I know Edith Evans had won several awards (including The Golden Globe Drama ) for her work. I am thinking she likely placed second after K. Hepburn followed by Bancroft, Dunaway and then A. Hepburn.August 2, 2016 at 3:07 pm #1201883026
Evans had the critics, the GG and two previous nominations. She was, easily, the second place that year and only lost because Tracy died, we all know that.
She’s MAGNIFICENT in this role and, by far, the best performance out of the nominees.
Bancroft is amazing and mesmerizing in The Graduate, she’s my second place. Between Audrey and Dunway, I have to go with Miss Hepburn because it’s a really different performance and really good to be honest, Dunway is a close fourth.
Hepburn is the weakest here, she’s good but nowhere near the level of the award, and maybe the nomination alone.August 2, 2016 at 3:25 pm #1201883032
Indeed, Evans was almost certainly runner-up, followed by Bancroft and Dunaway/Hepburn in a close call for 4th/5th.
My personal ranking would be Evans, Dunaway, Bancroft, (Katharine) Hepburn and (Audrey) Hepburn. I can’t get too worked up about the Hepburn victory though – I do find her immensely entertaining and charming in her film. It’s the other Hepburn IMO who’s the clear weak link.
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Evans is far and away the best in ’67. In fact she may be the best nominee of the 60’s.August 3, 2016 at 7:22 am #1201883189
Hmm 10 best Lead Actress nominees of the ’60s…
1. Ida Kaminska, The Shop on Main Street
2. Edith Evans, The Whisperers
3. Joanne Woodward, Rachel, Rachel
4. Kim Stanley, Seance on a Wet Afternoon
5. Katharine Hepburn, Long Day’s Journey into Night
6. Anne Bancroft, The Miracle Worker
7. Lee Remick, Days of Wine and Roses
8. Elizabeth Taylor, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
9. Liza Minnelli, The Sterile Cuckoo
10. Katharine Hepburn, The Lion in Winter
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I’ve never seen “The Shop on Main STreet” but want to. I agree that Edith Evans was perfection in “The Whisperers” but frankly couldn’t wait for the film to end…certainly not as entertaining or interesting as the other nominees the Best Actress nominees were in.August 3, 2016 at 8:17 am #1201883202This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.August 3, 2016 at 8:31 am #1201883208
Ten Favorite of the 60s
1- Hepburn- Lion in Winter
2- Maggie Smith- Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
3- Geraldine Page- Sweet Bird of Youth
4- Kim Stanley- Seance on a Wet Afternoon
5- Edith Evans- The Whisperers
6- Jane Fonda- They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?
7- Joanne Woodward- Rachel, Rachel
8- Vanessa Redgrave- Isadora
9- Elizabeth Taylor- Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
10- Bette Davis- What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?April 6, 2020 at 6:39 am #1203412201
Bancroft (Should’ve gone Supporting)
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Dame Edith Evans deserves this award while Bancroft really could’ve gotten away with a bump down to Supporting. If that happened, I would’ve given her my vote.
Dunaway getting the nomination was fine.
As for the two Hepburns, Audrey did well in WAIT UNTIL DARK but I would’ve nominated her for TWO FOR THE ROAD instead.
Katharine Hepburn had sentimentality on her side to be sure. She may do well when she cries to Tracy about being on her daughter’s side or, more memorably, her tear streamed face as she watches Tracy give his final monologue, but it just doesn’t feel like an Oscar winning performance.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”April 6, 2020 at 9:56 am #1203412531
After watching all of these performances, I am one of the few that will stand by Katharine Hepburn’s win here. Evans deserved it but I truly enjoyed Hepburn in ‘Guess Who.’
Audrey Hepburn was a mess despite Wait Until Dark being my favorite film of the nominated performances. Anne Bancroft would have been better in Supporting Actress in my personally opinion. Dustin Hoffman was simply the lead person in the film and everyone was secondary (my opinion). Edith Evans was likely 2nd. Faye Dunaway was likely 4th, although I thought she was great in Bonnie & Clyde.April 6, 2020 at 11:35 am #1203412750
Whoa. Tough choice. Thinking about it I haven’t changed my mind about Faye. Imo all of them were deserving, regardless of their respective films.
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