The town is abuzz that Bette was nominated for another Best Actress Oscar, while Joan was not. The situation makes the relationship between the two women even more strained. Bette, who in many quarters is considered the front-runner which if she does win would make her the first person to win three Best Actress Oscars, openly admits that she desperately wants to win to resurrect her movie career. She also calls her good friend Olivia de Havilland in Paris to attend the ceremony with her to show the world that she does have the support of her peers, Livvie who can relate in her own publicly known mutual dislike of her acting sister, Joan Fontaine. Joan, on the other hand, is livid that she was not nominated while Bette was. With Hedda by her side and largely drafting the plan, Joan conspires to take whatever spotlight she can away from Bette, especially at the ceremony itself. While Joan's initial thoughts are to present one of the big awards of the evening, she settling only for Best ...
Did You Know?
Coincidently, one of the Best Director nominees that Joan Crawford announces is Frank Perry, who would go on to direct the infamous Joan Crawford biographic film Mommie Dearest (1981). See more
Episode one shows Marilyn Monroe winning the Golden Globe in 1961 with Joan Crawford in attendance at the awards show. In the film, Crawford subsequently talks about Monroe to Hedda Hopper. The incident portrayed in the film actually occurred in 1953 and was at the Photoplay awards. See more
References Days of Wine and Roses
Written by Henry Mancini
Performed by Andy Williams
[The song is played when Bette is at home with her friends after the Oscar ceremony] See more