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Oscars quiz: Which costars were both nominated for best actress?

October 7, 2010 |  6:03 pm

All About Eve Oscars

While dishing the Oscars conundrum facing "The Kids Are All Right" costars Annette Bening and Julianne Moore, Scott Feinberg cites the five past examples of when two leading ladies from the same film were nominated for best actress.

Four of the pairs were: Anne Baxter and Bette Davis in "All About Eve" (1950), Katharine Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor in "Suddenly, Last Summer" (1959), Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger in "Terms of Endearment" (1983), and Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon in "Thelma and Louise" (1991). What was the other case? After you vote in our poll below, you can see the correct answer by clicking the "Continue Reading" link below. No cheating!


ANSWER:Bancroft and MacLaine in "The Turning Point." Only once was there a a winner when costars were both nominated in this category: Shirley MacLaine for "Terms of Endearment."

Photo: Most Oscar pundits believe that Bette Davis might have won best actress of 1950 if Anne Baxter had agreed to drop down to the supporting race, but she refused. Already there was a strong challenger in that category: Gloria Swanson ("Sunset Boulevard"). When votes split, the winner turned out to be a surprise: Judy Holliday ("Born Yesterday").

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