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And the Winner Is... (The Oscars of 1963) 

The fallout from the Oscar nominations leads to underhanded tactics from Joan, while Bette relishes the opportunity to break a record.

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The town is abuzz that Bette was nominated for another Best Actress Oscar, while Joan was not. The situation makes the relationship between the two women even more strained. Bette, who in many quarters is considered the front-runner which if she does win would make her the first person to win three Best Actress Oscars, openly admits that she desperately wants to win to resurrect her movie career. She also calls her good friend Olivia de Havilland in Paris to attend the ceremony with her to show the world that she does have the support of her peers, Livvie who can relate in her own publicly known mutual dislike of her acting sister, Joan Fontaine. Joan, on the other hand, is livid that she was not nominated while Bette was. With Hedda by her side and largely drafting the plan, Joan conspires to take whatever spotlight she can away from Bette, especially at the ceremony itself. While Joan's initial thoughts are to present one of the big awards of the evening, she settling only for Best ... Written by Huggo

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The script which Olivia throws in the trash while on the phone to Bette is for Lady in a Cage (1964). In reality, Olivia de Havilland did end up starring in this film, which she made a year before replacing Joan Crawford as Miriam in Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) opposite Bette Davis. See more »

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The film Charade & its theme music came out in 1963. Why is it playing behind a film playing that hit theaters in 1962. See more »

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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Hush, Little Baby
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Played by orchestra as Anne Bancroft accepts her Oscar
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And the Real Winner Is...
29 June 2017 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Feud: Bette and Joan (2017)

Episode 5: And the Winner Is...

The fifth episode starts up as Crawford (Jessica Lange) decides if she can't get nominated for an Oscar she can at least try to prevent Davis (Susan Sarandon) from making history and winning her third.

Well, there's no question that this here was another very entertaining episode that managed to build up some real tension even if you already know how the events played out. I'm guessing most film buffs already know who won the Oscar that year but the episode was perfectly directed by Ryan Murphy and he had no problems at building up the suspense and making the viewer's stomach turn right up until the winner was read.

Crawford's character is given the main focus here and if all of this stuff is true you can't help but wonder a lot of things. I guess the point of a feud is to hate one another and do bad things to one another but this also proves that the Oscars have always been a political game. Lange is once again excellent in the role and especially now that some of the darker sides of Crawford are coming through. Sarandon is excellent as well and especially when she's showing the passion that Davis had for winning.

Episode: A-


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