Oscar Movies: Claudine (1974)

Oscar Nominations: 1

Best Actress: Diahann Carroll

Oscar Context

The winner was another actress who played a single mom of the same age (35), Ellen Burstyn in Scorsese’s “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.”

The other three nominees were: Faye Dunaway in “Chinatown,” Valerie Perrine in “Lenny,” and Gena Rowlands in “A Woman Under the┬áInfluence.”