1945. Very strong year, in context. The Lost Weekend wins Best Picture, Best Director for Billy Wilder, and Best Actor for Ray Milland (talked about here). All fantastic decisions.
Best Actress this year was Joan Crawford for Mildred Pierce, and since I haven’t written the category up yet, I haven’t decided who I’m voting for, but regardless, it was a good decision. And Best Supporting Actress this year was Anne Revere for National Velvet, which is another perfect decision (talked about here).
So that leaves us with this category. And actually, along with Best Supporting Actress, this is my favorite category of the year. Rare for a Supporting Actor category to be tops.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – 1945
And the nominees were…
Michael Chekhov, Spellbound
John Dall, The Corn is Green
James Dunn, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Robert Mitchum, The Story of G.I. Joe
J. Carrol Naish, A Medal for Benny (more…)