On my former blog Oscarfan way back in 2010 , I published a post about who is the most loved winner nowadays, or the most overall winner. All of the Best Actress nominees in their year have their supporters of course, but there are some years that are barely discussed and one nominee seems to take it all (Or the winner for that matter). I think it would be fun to delve back into this idea and continue until the more recent years (Although I think the 2010's are too recent to really evaluate this yet). I will start from where I left off all those years ago, with Best Actress 1964. Here's a link to the first post: http://oscarfan69.blogspot.com/2010/09/best-actress-post-part-1.html and a link to the second post: http://oscarfan69.blogspot.com/2010/09/best-actress-post-part-2.html.
Best Actress 1964: When I first started to be active on the internet Oscar world, I was enormously surprised that everyone seems to hate Julie Andrews. Although now I agree that she isn't quite Oscar-worthy, I think she is quite undeserving of the enormous hate thrown at her. Never the less, she is certainly not the overall winner. As for the bloggers around here, Sage picked Stanley and Dinasztie picked Andrews (!). I think both Stanley and Bancroft have their share of supporters, but if pressed, I'd go with Bancroft.
Oscar winner: Julie Andrews
Overall Winner: Anne Bancroft
Best Actress 1965: Hmm, a difficult one. I would say Andrews, because the performance has become so iconic and beloved. But Elizabeth Hartman and the winner Julie Christie have their share of supporters. Sage picked Christie, Alex from Alex In Movieland also picked Christie, and Fritz picked Elizabeth Hartman. I've also started this year on here, and I plan to finish it up at some point!
Oscar Winner: Julie Christie
Overall Winner: Julie Andrews.
Best Actress 1966: Do we even need to ask? Elizabeth Taylor.
Oscar winner: Elizabeth Taylor
Overall winner: Elizabeth Taylor
Best Actress 1967: Katharine Hepburn won this year and she is one of the most hated winners from this decade. I didn't think she was terrible, but the role is very thin which makes her efforts underwhelming at best. All of the other nominees have their strong fanbases, but it's clear that Anne Bancroft gets the most love (Both Fritz and Sage went for her).
Oscar winner: Katharine Hepburn
Overall Winner: Anne Bancroft
Best Actress 1968: Another year where all the nominees have strong fan bases. I'd almost say all of them, but since I'm biased, I'd go with Hepburn as the nominee most people seem to love. Out of all her wins, this is one that is universally loved and decreed as deserving. (Sage went with Hepburn, and I did as well).
Oscar Winner: Katharine Hepburn And Barbara Streisand
Overall Winner: Katharine Hepburn
Best Actress 1969: Another incredibly strong year. I think Maggie is the one most people would go for, but Jane rivals her for sure (I went with Smith, Dinasztie went with Fonda, Sage went with Liza, and Fritz went with Maggie).
Oscar Winner: Maggie Smith
Overall Winner: Maggie Smith
Best Actress 1970: Glenda Jackson's win seems to be widely supported in a weak-looking and little discussed year , although Carrie Snodgrasss is praised as well (Sage is the only blogger who's done this year so far and she went with Glenda).
Oscar winner: Glenda Jackson
Overall Winner: Glenda Jackson
Best Actress 1971: Ah, this is Jane's year for sure. Although Glenda and Christie have some support, Jane's fans are too crazy to ignore (I'm looking at you Dinasztie!). Fritz went with Christie, Sage had Fonda at first but then switched to Glenda, and Dinasztie went with Fonda. I haven't finished this year yet either, so my lips are sealed.
Oscar Winner: Jane Fonda
Overall Winner: Jane Fonda
Best Actress 1972: Liza is definitely the winner, although I think all the rest have supporters. But in terms of the overall winner, Liza wins clearly here . Sage and Dinasztie both gave it to Liza, deservedly of course :).
Oscar Winner: Liza Minnelli
Overall Winner: Liza Minnelli
Best Actress 1973: One of the least discussed years ever. I'm going to say Ellen is the overall winner because she seems to be most people's pick, but Glenda and Barbara have gotten love as well. (Sage picked Glenda, and Dinasztie, it says on your blog you've done this year, but I don't see your ranking, only the profiles?).
Overall Winner: Ellen Burstyn.
Best Actress 1974: I think that Dunaway, Burstyn, and Rowlands all have strong and passionate acclaim from all areas of the Oscar world, but I think Rowlands gets the most love. Dinasztie picked Rowlands, Sage picked Burstyn, and I picked Rowlands (Although I think I was a bit rushed with myself and a little inexperienced when I did that year, so I might re-do it on here).
Oscar Winner: Ellen Burstyn
Overall Winner: Gena Rowlands
Best Actress 1975: A year that's usually considered weak or just undiscussed. Fletcher's win seems loved by most, but she has some detractors as well (Sage, Dinasztie, and myself). Fritz picked her though, Dinasztie went with Isabelle Adjani, and Sage went with Glenda Jackson.
Oscar Winner: Louise Fletcher
Overall Winner: Louise Fletcher
Best Actress 1976: Faye won the Oscar this year, and I would say most agree with that but I think Sissy and Liv have their supporters too. I would go with Liv personally, but Faye is fantastic. Sage picked Faye, but now has Sissy as her winner and Dinasztie went with Spacek.
Oscar Winner: Faye Dunaway
Overall Winner: Faye Dunaway
Best Actress 1977: Diane Keaton is the clear winner here, and I think it's well deserved, because she certainly is fantastic, and she deserves her iconic status. Jane and Marsha are liked, but they don't come close to unseating Keaton. Sage and Alex went with Marsha, me and Dinasztie went with Diane.
Oscar winner: Diane Keaton
Overall Winner: Diane Keaton
Best Actress 1978: Jane Fonda's win here is the anti-thesis of her win for Klute. Most dislike the performance a great deal, but some like it as well, while with Klute, it's the other way around . I think Ingrid gets the most love, but Jill Clayburg anf even Geraldine Page are well liked too. Sage went with Fonda, Alex and Dinasztie went with Ingrid.
Oscar Winner: Jane Fonda
Overall Winner: Ingrid Bergman
Best Actress 1979: Some love Bette Midler here and feel that she was robbed, but Field is loved by so many I feel that her win is considered deserved.
Oscar Winner: Sally Field
So, that's it for now. Best Actress 1980-1994 will be posted soon as well as Best Actress 1995-2012 soon after that. But what are your thoughts? Who do you think is the most popular nominee from various? Do you think I'm right on with my thoughts or am I completely wrong? Who are your favorite nominees and winners?