Originally Posted by theonlyweeman
Academy Awards aren't really a measure of ability, they're a measure of a studios marketing ability. I wouldn't be too upset if she never gets any...
Very true, in fact they can be the kiss of death, Luise Rainer won an Oscar two years in succession, 1936/37, and then her Hollywood career was over.
She beat Barbara Stanwyck in 1937, who went on to lose three more times, yet she had a successful 50 year career, so no, apart from the prestige at the time, they really are not that important.