Oscar Movies: Georgy Girl (1966)

Oscar Nominations: 4

Best Actress: Lynn Redgrave

Supporting Actor: James Mason

Cinematography (black/white): Ken Higgins

Song: Georgy Girl, music by Tom Springfield, lyrics by Jim Dale

Oscar awards: None

 Oscar Context

The winner of the 1966 best Actress Oscar was Liz Taylor for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”  The Supporting Actor winner was Walter Matthau for “The Fortune Cookie.”

The Best Song award went to john Barry and Don Black’s title tune from “Born Free.”

The nomination of Vanessa and Lynn in the same year was taken in stride by the sisters, who both made sure to dispel any feelings of rivalry or animosity.  Lynn told reporters: “We like each other’s work and each other as people.  Vanessa takes the spotlight one week, I get it the next.”  In the next decade, however, it was Vanessa who distinguished herself as a performer.  Regarded as one of the best actress in the English‑speaking world, Vanessa has been nominated five times, winning a supporting Oscar for “Julia.”

As for Lynn, after a long dry period, she bounced back with a comeback performance in “Gods and Monsters” (1998), as director James Whale’s (played by Ian McKellen) Hungarian housekeeper, for which she received a second, supporting nomination.