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    So I did a bit of research and found that no one has started a thread on this topic yet. Now that I’ve seen every single Oscar winner for Best Actress from the 1960s, here’s how I rank them:

    1. Elizabeth Taylor-Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    2. Anne Bancroft-The Miracle Worker
    3. Barbra Streisand-Funny Girl
    4. Katharine Hepburn-The Lion in Winter
    5. Sophia Loren-Two Women
    6. Patricia Neal-Hud
    7. Katharine Hepburn-Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
    8. Julie Christie-Darling
    9. Julie Andrews-Mary Poppins
    10. Maggie Smith-The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
    11. Elizabeth Taylor-Butterfield 8

    So what’s your ranking? Even if you haven’t seen all eleven of these winners, feel free to rank the ones you have actually seen.

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    Patricia Neal
    Anne Bancroft (Davis)
    Katharine Hepburn #3
    Elizabeth Taylor #2
    Julie Christie
    Katharine Hepburn #2 (Bancroft)
    Barbra Streisand (Hepburn)
    Elizabeth Taylor #1 (MacLaine)
    Julie Andrews (Bancroft)

    I haven’t seen Two Women. I need to rewatch Jean Brodie.

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    Elizabeth Taylor will be the bookends, but aside from her and Hepburn’s 67 win, this decade was FANTASTIC for Actress winners. Even for the people I wouldn’t have voted for are pretty great in their own right.

    #1-Taylor, WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
    #2-Hepburn, LION IN WINTER
    #3-Smith
    #4-Loren
    #5-Bancroft (fantastic win but I would’ve given it to Hepburn over her)
    #6-Streisand (Hepburn deserved it alone)
    #7-Christie
    #8-Neal
    #9-Andrews (Bancroft, probably)
    #10-Hepburn, GUESS (Evans)
    #11-Taylor, BUTTERFIELD 8 (definitely MacLaine)

    “The art of making art is putting it together...”

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    This is probably the best decade for actress wins (though the 80’s are pretty close behind).

    I’d say:

    1. Taylor – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    2. Streisand – Funny Girl
    3. Hepburn – The Lion in Winter
    4. Bancroft – The Miracle Worker
    5. Loren – Two Women
    6. Smith – The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
    7. Hepburn – Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
    8. Patricia Neal – Hud
    9. Christie – Darling
    10. Andrews – Mary Poppins
    11. Taylor – Butterfield 8

    Really the top 8/9 are all brilliant winners, especially the first 4

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    1. Taylor – Wolf

    2. Hepburn – Lion in winter (her best win)

    3. Smith – Jean Brodie

    4. Bancroft – Miracle Worker

    5. Streisand – Funny Girl

    6. Loren – Two Women

    7. Patricia Neal – HUD ( basically supporting role )

    8. Andrews – Mary poppins

    9. Hepburn – Dinner

    10. Julie Christie –  Darling (only reason that I rank her so low it’s because I don’t remember movie much. So that should say something)

    11. Taylor – Butterfly 8

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    2 through 8 a very interchangeable.

    1. Anne Bancroft-The Miracle Worker
    2. Barbra Streisand-Funny Girl
    3. Sophia Loren-Two Women
    4. Maggie Smith-The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
    5. Elizabeth Taylor-Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    6. Patricia Neal-Hud
    7. Katharine Hepburn-The Lion in Winter
    8. Julie Andrews-Mary Poppins
    9. Katharine Hepburn-Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
    10. Julie Christie-Darling
    11. Elizabeth Taylor-BUtterfield 8

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    Taylor #2
    Hepburn #3
    Loren
    Bancroft
    Smith
    Neal
    Streisand
    Christie
    Hepburn #2
    Andrews
    Taylor #1

    the first two rank amongst my all-time favorites, I like every one of these performances except for butterfield 8

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    This is a great lineup!
    1. Elizabeth Taylor, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    2. Barbra Streisand, Funny Girl
    3. Maggie smith, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
    4. Katharine Hepburn, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
    5. Anne Bancroft, The Miracle Worker
    6. Sophia Loren, Two Women
    7. Patricia Neal, The Subject Was Roses
    8. Katharine Hepburn, The Lion in Winter
    9. Julie Christie, Darling
    10. Julie Andrews, Mary Poppins
    11. Elizabeth Taylor, Butterfield 8

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    7. Patricia Neal, The Subject Was Roses

    That’s Hud.

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    1. Barbra Streisand-Funny Girl
    2. Anne Bancroft-The Miracle Worker
    3. Elizabeth Taylor-Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    4. Katharine Hepburn-Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
    5. Julie Andrews-Mary Poppins
    6. Sophia Loren-Two Women
    7. Katharine Hepburn-The Lion in Winter
    8. Maggie Smith-The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
    9. Patricia Neal-Hud
    10. Julie Christie-Darling
    11. Elizabeth Taylor-Butterfield 8

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    Taylor, WAOVW
    Hepburn, TLIW
    Loren,TW
    Bancroft,TMW
    Smith,TPOMJB
    Hepburn,GWCTD
    Andrews, MP
    Christie,D
    Neal,H
    Streissand,FG
    Taylor,B8

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    1. Elizabeth Taylor, Virgina Woolf?
    2. Katharine Hepburn, The Lion in Winter
    3. Maggie Smith
    4. Sophia Loren
    5. Anne Bancroft
    6. Patricia Neal
    7. Barbra Streisand
    8. Julie Christie
    9. Julie Andrews
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    10. Elizabeth Taylor, Butterfield 8
    11. Katharine Hepburn, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (such better alternatives)

    Excellent decade, minus the bottom two

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    I’m shocked at how many people rank Christie so low and that they rank Hepburn in 67 (a competent but autopilot performance) above her. I don’t think a lot really see the complexity she brings to a very tricky role, which might have something to do with her minimalist/sketchbook acting style that some don’t respond to easily.

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    I’m shocked at how many people rank Christie so low and that they rank Hepburn in 67 (a competent but autopilot performance) above her. I don’t think a lot really see the complexity she brings to a very tricky role, which might have something to do with her minimalist/sketchbook acting style that some don’t respond to easily.

    Let me preface this by saying outside of the academy choosing any of these performances as the best of the year none of these are bad, not even Taylor. For me ranking has a lot to do with fine lines. Although I think Christie is a marvelous actress, love her in all of her other nominated works as well as “Don’t Look Now”, I never cared for “Darling” as a whole. I did like “Guess Who’s Coming To Diner?” better and that’s how Hepburn managed to place above Christie. After watching “Darling” (only once) I felt it was a chore checked off because of the Oscar relationship. I never really felt much care for the story, style or character per the story. Again Christie gave a fine performance but those small degrees of separation make my own rankings happen.

    As for the Oscars specifically (or any of the other awards of the year) I don’t think Christie would have won without the one-two punch including “Doctor Zhivago” plus the Oscars were not very interested in giving Andrews two in a row.

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