Oscar: Best Actress–Young, Loretta in The Farmer’s Daughter (1947)

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Oscar Nominations: 2
 
Best Actress: Loretta Young
Supporting Actor: Charles Bickford
 
Oscar Awards: 1
 
Best Actress
 
Oscar Context:
 
A teen-actress, with a two-decade experience to her credits, Loretta Young won the Oscar at her first nomination; in 1947, she was again nominated for “Come to the Stable.”
 
The other nominees in her category were: Joan Crawford for “Possessed,” Susan Hayward for “Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman,” Dorothy MacGuire for “Gentleman’s Agreement,” and Rosalind Russell for “Mourning Becomes Electra,” who was considered the frontrunner.
 
It’s possible that the mixed critical response and box-office flop of “Mourning Becomes Electra” accounted for Russell’s failure to win.
 
Multiple nominee Charles Bickford lost out the Supporting Actor Oscar to Edmund Gwenn, who won for another fable, “Miracle on 34th Street,” starring the young Natalie Wood.