They like Jessica Lange had the double nominations and won the supporting. Were they considered to have won just because they had two nominations? Lange is always thought to have received a consolation prize for not getting the one she really deserved. Similar situations?
it is quite interesting as both of them lost to the lead actress of their winning films, I think consolation definitely played a factor in wright’s win, pride of the yankees has held up better but mrs miniver (and greer garson) was just unstoppable that year, so they chose to award her in supporting instead, not familiar with bainter’s year