Wow! What a match! Bette Davis and Barbara Stanwyck battled back and forth for the past 6 days and when it was all said and done, Bette emerged victorious with a 49-47 win. It gives Bette her 18th tourney win and places her 2nd all time, behind only Grace Kelly's whopping 20 wins. It also ends the 30's era actresses domination in the tourney. All three previous tourney winners (Irene Dunne, Ginger Rogers and Carole Lombard) came from that respective era. And Barbara Stanwyck was close to joining that exclusive club. She held the lead of 3 votes over Bette early yesterday morning but Bette stormed back to tie and then eventually take the lead. Today Bette led by as many as 5 votes before Babs made a late rally to tie the match again until Bette picked up two more votes to secure a victory.
We'll do it all again next year but for now let Bette have her moment. She deserves it!