In the Best Actress category, Vivien Leigh’s portrayal of Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind was up against the following Academy Award contenders:
- Bette Davis for her role as self-indulgent, stubborn socialite Judith Traherne in Dark Victory
- Irene Dunne for her role as American singer Terry McKay in Love Affair
- Greta Garbo for her role as Russian special envoy Nina Ivanovna “Ninotchka” Yakushova in Ninotchka
- Greer Garson for her role as Kathy Ellis Chipping, much younger wife of the title character in Goodbye, Mr. Chips
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