Oscar-worthy Movie: Auntie Mame (1958)

Ms. Russell won all five of the Golden Globes she was nominated for, so we only have one question: What do you have against greatness, Academy?

Russell became a hero to funny women everywhere for playing the fast-talking, hat-wearing, no-nonsense news reporter Hildy in the classic screwball comedy His Girl Friday. And as the title character in Auntie Mame, she hilariously portrayed the eccentric, rich bohemian aunt. She may not have won an Oscar for her role, but we'll never get the phrase "Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!" out of our head when we're popping bottles ourselves.