21CF Oscars Countdown: Best Actress in a Supporting Role winner Anne Baxter in ‘The Razor’s Edge’ (1946)


In the weeks leading up to the 89th Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, we’ll take a look at our rich Academy Award history by sharing from the 20th Century Fox Archives.

Octavia Spencer is nominated this year for Actress in a Supporting Role for her role in “Hidden Figures.” At the 19th Academy Awards ceremony held on March 13, 1947, Anne Baxter won Best Supporting Actress for her role as Sophie MacDonald in “The Razor’s Edge” (1946). She would go on to be nominated once more for a 20th Century Fox film in 1951 for her role in “All About Eve.” Below are a few pieces from our Photograph and Publicity collections for “The Razor’s Edge.”

The Fox Archives is mandated to collect, catalog, preserve and make accessible the following assets of the 20th Century Fox studios: props, set decoration, photographs, art department and publicity materials from our film and television productions, and from the 20th Century Fox studio itself. We work primarily with internal Fox groups but also from time to time with outside organizations such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry.