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Best Ensemble of 1937

 

TIE!!!

 

The Awful Truth: Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Ralph Bellamy, Alexander D'Arcy, Cecil Cunningham, Molly Lamont, Esther Dale, Joyce Compton, Robert Allen, Robert Warwick, Mary Forbes, Skippy/Asta

 

 

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Stage Door: Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, Gail Patrick, Constance Collier, Andrea Leeds, Samuel S. Hinds, Lucille Ball, Franklin Pangborn, Grady Sutton, Jack Carson, Eve Arden, Ann Miller.

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Well, with the long week of rehearsing and singing during Holy Week, I sadly had insomnia and did not get to sleep until after 4am and therefore I am home sick from singing on Easter Sunday (we had really  great music too...)

 

 

So I am posting in the morning instead of the afternoon my Unique categories and Best Juvenile  Award.

 

 

Best Juvenile Award;

 

SHIRLEY TEMPLE  for various roles

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Best Performance in a Hitchcock Movie Male or Female:

 

NOVA PILBEAM for Young and Innocent aka The Girl Was Young

 

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Best Change of Screen Image Award:

 

 

ROBERT MONTGOMERY  in Night Must Fall

 

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Best Animal Performance;

 

SKIPPY as  MR. SMITH  in The Awful Truth

 

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Best Performances in Final Year of Life;

 

JEAN HARLOW in Personal Property and Saratoga

 

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Best Comedy Team Award:

 

LAUREL AND HARDY in Way Out West

 

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Best Dancing Award:

 

FRED ASTAIRE AND GINGER ROGERS  in Shall We Dance

 

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Best Synergy Award:

 

THE AWFUL TRUTH cast

 

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Good Sport of the Year Award:

 

Joan Fontaine in A Damsel in Distress

 

 

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Bizarro Award;

 

Deciding to hide the killer in Young and Innocent by having him be  a member of a blackface band.

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May I say Kudos for TCM having a saving option as when I tried to add JUVENILE in my sentence about "Best Award" I accidently deleted everything.

 

I noticed I had Ginger Rogers down as GINGINGER Rogers. Oh, well.......

 

I edited it.

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I hope my 1937 post didn't get lost after all the subsequent tom foolery. I promise to comply with the rules next week.

 

I'd give my Juvenile Award to Judy Garland for Broadway Melody of 1938

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Sorry Bogie, I'm going rogue and posting my 1937 now.  

 

I got the threads mixed up and compiled my list in the wrong thread.

 

Winners in BOLD

 

BEST PICTURE

 

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (mostly because of the Wicked Queen and Dopey.  Snow White is probably my least favorite Princess.  Prince Florian ranks low on the hot Disney prince meter for me too).

Topper

Stella Dallas

The Awful Truth

Double Wedding

Green Light

Black Legion

Nothing Sacred

Stage Door

 

I picked 'Snow White' as best picture, not because it's my absolute favorite from this year, but because it was the most innovative picture made that year.

 

BEST ACTOR

 

William Powell, Double Wedding

Humphrey Bogart, Black Legion

Cary Grant, The Awful Truth

Cary Grant, Topper

Roland Young, Topper

 

BEST ACTRESS

 

Irene Dunne, The Awful Truth

Barbara Stanwyck, Stella Dallas

Katharine Hepburn, Stage Door

Carole Lombard, Nothing Sacred

Constance Bennett, Topper

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

 

Asta, The Awful Truth

Ralph Bellamy, The Awful Truth

Humphrey Bogart, Kid Galahad

Walter Connelly, Nothing Sacred

Errol Flynn, The Prince and the Pauper

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

 

Anne Shirley, Stella Dallas

Andrea Leeds, Stage Door

Lucille Ball, Stage Door

Ann Sheridan, Black Legion

Judy Garland, Broadway Melody of 1938

 

BEST CASTING

 

Errol Flynn in the title role in The Perfect Specimen

 

BEST TRIBUTE

 

13-year old Judy Garland singing "You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do it)" to a photo of Clark Gable in Broadway Melody of 1938

 

BEST ENSEMBLE

 

The ladies in Stage Door (Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Andrea Leeds, Lucille Ball, Ann Miller, Constance Collier, Eve Arden)

 

BEST LIAR

 

Ann Miller.  At 14, she produced a fake birth certificate to appear in this film.  It's very impressive that she can hold her own dancing alongside Ginger Rogers in Stage Door.

 

BEST CAT MODEL

 

Eve Arden--who sports a live cat wrap through much of Stage Door.

 

MOST HEARTBREAKING PERFORMANCE

 

Barbara Stanwyck in Stella Dallas

 

THE GOOD SPORT AWARD

 

Joan Fontaine, trying to hold her own with Fred Astaire in The Damsel in Distress

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It's 1937, the calla lilies are in bloom, and once again I had to scramble for choices in the supporting actor category.

 

 

Best Actor for 1937:

 

Cary Grant, THE AWFUL TRUTH*

Ronald Colman, LOST HORIZON

Jean Gabin, GRAND ILLUSION

Jean Gabin, GUEULE D'AMOUR

Robert Donat, KNIGHT WITHOUT ARMOUR

Charles Boyer, HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT

 

Honorable mention: Leslie Howard, IT'S LOVE I'M AFTER; Fredric March, A STAR IS BORN; Robert Montgomery, NIGHT MUST FALL

 

Best Actress for 1937:

 

Irene Dunne, THE AWFUL TRUTH*

Ginger Rogers, STAGE DOOR

Jean Arthur, EASY LIVING

Bette Davis, MARKED WOMAN

Mireille Balin, GUEULE D'AMOUR

 

Honorable Mention: Jean Arthur, HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT; Beulah Bondi, MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW; Bette Davis, IT'S LOVE I'M AFTER; Marlene Dietrich, KNIGHT WITHOUT ARMOUR; Janet Gaynor, A STAR IS BORN; Katharine Hepburn, STAGE DOOR; Sylvia Sidney, DEAD END

 

Best Supporting Actor for 1937:

 

Erich von Stroheim, GRAND ILLUSION*

Eric Blore, IT'S LOVE I'M AFTER

Adolphe Menjou, STAGE DOOR

Ralph Bellamy, THE AWFUL TRUTH

 

Best Supporting Actress for 1937:

 

Alice Brady, IN OLD CHICAGO*

Marjorie Main, DEAD END

Dame May Whitty, NIGHT MUST FALL

Flora Robson, FIRE OVER ENGLAND

Eve Arden, STAGE DOOR

 

Honorable mention: Fay Bainter, MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW; Constance Collier, STAGE DOOR; Lola Lane, MARKED WOMAN

 

Outlandish Costume Design Award: Adrian for THE BRIDE WORE RED, for Joan Crawford's outfits, especially the creation she eventually gives to her maid.

 

Best Prop: the fur coat which falls into Jean Arthur's lap in EASY LIVING

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I hope my 1937 post didn't get lost after all the subsequent tom foolery. I promise to comply with the rules next week.

 

I'd give my Juvenile Award to Judy Garland for Broadway Melody of 1938

I just reposted it.  It did not get lost.

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RE: STELLA DALLAS:

 

This has long been on my to-see list but I haven't been able thus far to bring myself to see it.  I do not have it recorded.

 

 

Regarding Ann Miller in Stage Door;

 

Yes, she looked like a teenager to me in this film.  I'm surprised she got away with it.

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Best Supporting Actress of 1937

 

May Robson  A Star is Born ****

Fay Bainter  Make Way for Tomorrow

Alice Brady  In Old Chicago

Anne Shirley  Stella Dallas

Claire Trevor  Dead End

Gale Sondergaard  The Life of Emile Zola

Margaret Dumont  A Day at the Races

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Best Supporting Actor of 1937

 

Erich Von Stroheim  Grand Illusion****

Joseph Schildkraut  The Life of Emile Zola

Thomas Mitchell  Lost Horizon

H.B. Warner  Lost Horizon

Adolphe Menjou  A Star is Born

Humphrey Bogart  Dead End

Dougas Fairbanks Jr.  The Prisoner of Zenda

Lionel Barrymore  Captains Courageous

Joe Sawyer  Black Legion

Charley Grapewin  The Good Earth

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Best Actress of 1937

 

Barbara Stanwyck  Stella Dallas****

May Whitty  Night Must Fall

Luise Rainer  The Good Earth

Beulah Bondi  Make Way for Tomorrow

Bette Davis  Marked Woman

Carole Lombard  Nothing Sacred

Sylvia Sidney  Dead End

Janet Gaynor  A Star is Born

Luise Rainer  Big City

Sylvia Sidney  You Only Live Once

Greta Garbo  Conquest

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Best Actor of 1937

 

Robert Montgomery  Night Must Fall****

Jean Gabin  Grand Illusion

Spencer Tracy  Captains Courageous

Jean Gabin  Pepe le Moko

Roland Young  Topper

Victor Moore  Make Way for Tomorrow

Henry Fonda  You Only Live Once

Basil Rathbone  Love from a Stranger

Franchot Tone  They Gave Him a Gun

Humphrey Bogart  Black Legion

Conrad Veidt  Under the Red Robe

Paul Robeson  Jericho

Charles Boyer  Conquest

Spencer Tracy  Big City

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Best Actor of 1937

 

Robert Montgomery  Night Must Fall****

Jean Gabin  Grand Illusion

Spencer Tracy  Captains Courageous

Jean Gabin  Pepe le Moko

Roland Young  Topper

Victor Moore  Make Way for Tomorrow

Henry Fonda  You Only Live Once

Basil Rathbone  Love from a Stranger

Franchot Tone  They Gave Him a Gun

Humphrey Bogart  Black Legion

Conrad Veidt  Under the Red Robe

Paul Robeson  Jericho

Charles Boyer  Conquest

Spencer Tracy  Big City

 

Love your choice for Best Actor....

 

I know there was a big discussion about Best Actor in 1937 in its own thread.

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1937 Favorites

 
Best Actor
 
Charles Boyer (History Is Made at Night)
Ronald Colman (Lost Horizon)
Cary Grant (The Awful Truth)
Robert Montgomery (Night Must Fall)
Paul Muni (The Life of Emile Zola)
 
Best Actress
 
Jean Arthur (History Is Made at Night)
Beulah Bondi (Make Way for Tomorrow)
Irene Dunne (The Awful Truth)
Kay Francis (Confession)
Jeanette MacDonald (Maytime)
 
Best Supporting Actor
 
Eric Blore (Shall We Dance)
Walter Catlett (Every Day’s a Holiday)
Melville Cooper (The Great Garrick)
C. Aubrey Smith (The Hurricaine; Wee Willie Winkie)
H.B. Warner (Lost Horizon)
 
Best Supporting Actress
 
Fay Bainter (Make Way for Tomorrow)
Alice Brady (In Old Chicago)
Cecil Cunningham (The Awful Truth)
Constance Collier (Stage Door)
Claire Trevor (Dead End)
 
Best musical numbers
“No One Can Like the Drummer Man” (Young and Innocent)
“They Can’t Take that Away from Me” (Shall We Dance)
“Will You Remember” (Maytime)
 
 
 
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Best synergy--"Young and Innocent".  The director, cast, and crew all get Oscars.  Darn near flawless thriller. :)

 

This is what is great about this thread.  It reminds you what movies you should re-watch or see for the first time.

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The Film That Never Was of 1937:

 

I, CLAUDIUS

 

An Alexander Korda production aborted after star Merle Oberon was in a car accident. A BBC documentary, The Epic That Never Was, shows surviving clips of what was directed by the legendary Josef Von Sternberg. Based on these, we may well have lost out on the completion of a noteworthy epic, with an extraordinary performance from Charles Laughton. We shall never know, of course, what would have been, outside of those tantalizing clips.

 

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The Epic That Never Was is currently available on You Tube. You can judge what might have been for yourselves.

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1937: Best Actor--winner(s) are starred:

 

Charles Boyer in Conquest

 

Edward Arnold in Easy Living**

 

Humphrey Bogart in Black Legion

 

Brian Aherne in The Great Garrick

 

Leslie Howard in It's Love I'm After

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Best Actress:

 

Jean Arthur in Easy Living****

 

Katharine Hepburn in Stage Door

 

Ginger Rogers in Stage Door

 

Carole Lombard in Nothing Sacred****

 

Greta Garbo in Conquest

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Best Supporting Actor:

 

Eric Blore in It's Love I'm After**

 

Thomas Mitchell in The Hurricane

 

Basil Rathbone in Tovarich

 

Paul Robeson in Elephant Boy

 

Raymond Massey in The Hurricane

 

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1937: Best Actor--winner(s) are starred:

 

Brian Aherne in The Great Garrick

 

I was flirting with listing Brian Aherne in The Great Garrick, but I decided to save him for 1939, when I think he gave a really towering performance. Nevertheless he was great as The Great Garrick!

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1937 - A troublesome year for me, as you can probably tell by the placement of dotted lines.

 

Actor
 
Roland Young - Topper***
Humphrey Bogart - Dead End
...
Cary Grant - The Awful Truth ; Ralph Bellamy - The Awful Truth ; Robert Donat - Knight Without Armour
 
Actress

Gladys George - Madam X***
Sylvia Sidney - Dead End
...
Gracie Allen - A Damsel in Distress ; Alice Faye - You Can't Have Everything ; Janet Gaynor - A Star is Born
 
Supporting Actor

Akim Tamiroff - The Soldier and the Lady***
Erich von Stroheim - The Grand Illusion
Reginald Gardiner - A Damsel in Distress

Lionel Stander - A Star is Born
Erik Rhodes - Fight for Your Lady
Adolph Menjou - A Star is Born

...

Charles Winninger - Nothing Sacred ; Thomas Mitchell - The Hurricane

 
Supporting Actress

Billie Burke - Topper***
Arletty - The Pearls of the Crown

Marjorie Main - Dead End

...
Gypsy Rose Lee - You Can't Have Everything ; Joyce Compton - The Awful Truth

 

Best Synergy

Roland Young and Billie Burke - Topper
Gracie Allen and Ray Noble - A Damsel in Distress

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Supporting Actress

Billie Burke - Topper***

Arletty - The Pearls of the Crown

Marjorie Main - Dead End

...

Gypsy Rose Lee - You Can't Have Everything ; Joyce Compton - The Awful Truth

 

 

I particularly like your Supporting Actress category.  Arletty's performance as the Queen of Abyssinia in The Pearls of the Crown is one of the craziest performances ever put on film!

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I particularly like your Supporting Actress category.  Arletty's performance as the Queen of Abyssinia in The Pearls of the Crown is one of the craziest performances ever put on film!

 

It was certainly unforgettable.

 

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And couldn't be further from Children of Paradise!

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My 1937 performances come from these 15 movies that I have seen at least twice:

 

1) Lost Horizon - - Capra-- Columbia

2)La Grande Illusion--Renoir--RAC

3) Make Way for Tomorrow - - McCarey - Paramount

4) The Awful Truth - - McCarey -- Columbia

5) Maytime - - Leonard -- MGM

6) A Star is Born - - Wellman - - Selznick

7) Pépé Le Moko - - Duvivier - - Paris - Film

8) Nothing Sacred - - Wellman - - Selznick

9) Young and Innocent - - Hitchcock - - BG

10) Dead End - - Wyler - - WB

11) Heidi - - Dwan-- 20th Century Fox

12) Stage Door - - La Cava - - RKO

13) Topper - - McLeod - - Hal Roach

14) True Confession - - Wesley Ruggles - - Paramount

15) Broadway Melody of 1938 - - Del Ruth

 

 

Best actress

 

1) Beulah Bondi - - Make Way for Tomorrow

2) Janet Gaynor - - A Star is Born

3) Shirley Temple - - Heidi

4) Mireille Balin - - Pépé Le Moko

5) Nova Pilbeam - - Young and Innocent

6) Irene Dunne - - The Awful Truth

7) Jeanette MacDonald --Maytime

 

 

 

Best actor

 

1) Jean Gabin - - Pépé Le Moko

2) Jean Hersholt - - Heidi

3) Ronald Colman - - Lost Horizon

4) Fredric March - - A Star is Born

5) Derrick de Marney-- Young and Innocent

6) Jean Gabin - -La Grande Illusion

7) Victor Moore - - Make Way for Tomorrow

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