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Which nun role was not nominated at the Oscars?

December 21, 2008 |  9:55 am

Considering the possibility that two actresses portraying nuns may reap Oscar bids this year (Meryl Streep, Amy Adams), let's look back at similar roles in the past. Twelve actresses have been nommed for portraying nuns. Two have won. Which one of the five famous roles shown below did not get nominated? To see the answer, CLICK HERE!

Nuns

ANSWER: Debbie Reynolds was not nominated for "The Singing Nun" (1966).

The 12 nun roles that received Oscar bids: Jennifer Jones ("The Song of Bernadette," 1943), Gladys Cooper ("The Song of Bernadette," 1943), Ingrid Bergman ("The Bells of St. Mary's," 1945), Loretta Young ("Come to the Stable," 1949), Celeste Holm ("Come to the Stable," 1949) Deborah Kerr ("Heaven Can Wait," 1957), Audrey Hepburn ("The Nun's Story," 1959), Lilia Skala ("Lilies of the Field," 1963), Julie Andrews ("The Sound of Music," 1965), Peggy Wood ("The Sound of Music," 1965), Meg Tilly ("Agnes of God," 1985), Susan Sarandon ("Dead Man Walking," 1995). Jones and Sarandon won.

Read more about nuns at the Oscars in Susan Wloszczyna's article in USA Today - CLICK HERE.

Photos: RKO, 20th Century Fox, Columbia Pictures


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