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Which Bette Davis flick suffered the worst Oscars' shut-out?

February 20, 2009 |  5:03 pm


Every Oscar guru knows that "The Color Purple" and "The Turning Point" hold the dubious record of reaping the most nominations without a single win (11). But, before those films, the Oscars' worst snubbee was a Bette Davis movie, which got slighted nine times. Which one was it? See the answer here!

a.) "The Letter"
b.) "Mr. Skeffington"
c.) "Now, Voyager"
d.) "The Little Foxes"
e.) "Dark Victory"

ANSWER: d.) "The Little Foxes." In 1941, it lost best picture to "How Green Was My Valley" (which also beat "Citizen Kane") and Bette got clobbered in the best-actress smackdown by Joan Fontaine ("Suspicion").


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