Award-Winning Names: And the Berry goes to….

If the Academy can hand out their Oscars for Best Actors, it seems only fair for Nameberry to bestow its own Berry awards for Best Actors’ Names. But unlike the Academy, we’re not limiting ourselves to the year just past, but are considering all the Best and Supporting Actor/Actress winners over time. Since two of the four current top girl baby names were Oscar winners decades ago, we won’t be including them–Sophia Loren took home the Best Actress prize for Two Women in 1961 and Olivia de Havilland won two Oscars– in 1946 for To Each His Own (based on a Salinger story) and in 1949 for The Heiress (based on Henry James).  Here, then the Lifetime Berry Awards for best names!


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Anjelica Houston got the Supporting Actress award for her role as Maerose Prizzi in Prizzi’s Honor in 1985. Anjelica is a more dainty and delicate alternative to Angelina---and we think the prettiest of the Angel names.

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