Oscar 1937: Best Actress and Supporting Actress Nominees and Winner

Oscar 1937: Nominees (Female)

Best Actress:

Tears rather than laughs dominated the Best Actress race:’

Luise Rainer, The Good Earth (winner)

Dunne, Irene, The Awful Truth (only comedy)

Garbo, Camille

Gaynor, Janet, A Star Is Birn

Stanwyck, Barbara, Stella Dallas

All 4 played victimized, suffering women

Best Supporting Actress

Alice Brady, In Old Chicago
Andrea Leeds, Stage Door
Anne Shirley, Stella Dallas
Claire Trevor, Dead End
Dame May Whitty, Night Must Fall