The Oscar Quest: Best Supporting Actress – 1966
Love me some 1966. While my personal choice didn’t win Best Picture, a film that was just as good did.
A Man for All Seasons wins Best Picture, Best Director for Fred Zinnemann (talked about here) and Best Actor for Paul Scofield (talked about here). And my personal favorite of the year, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, wins Best Actress for Elizabeth Taylor (talked about here) and this category. All of those decisions are great. Had they gone with either film (the ones where both films were nominated) in any category, it would have been a good decision.
The non-Man for All Seasons or Virginia Woolf win was Best Supporting Actor, which went to Walter Matthau for The Fortune Cookie (talked about here). His only Oscar. Which is awesome.
So that’s 1966. Perhaps the quickest synopsis I’ve ever had. And I don’t have all that much to say about this category either, except — great decision.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – 1966
And the nominees were…
Sandy Dennis, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Wendy Hiller, A Man for All Seasons
Jocelyne LaGarde, Hawaii
Vivien Merchant, Alfie
Geraldine Page, You’re a Big Boy Now (more…)