Oscar ~ America America

The only nominated film for Best Oscar in 1963 that I had seen at the local theatre was How the West Was Won and at the time I was very disappointed that this film featuring Debbie Reynolds, Gregory Peck, Jimmy Stewart, Carroll Baker, and a cast of thousands did not win Best Picture. However fifty…

Oscar ~ Best Picture 1963

Frank Sinatra, introduced as a Producer/Director from Warner Brothers handed out the Oscar for the Best Picture, the nominees were: America America, Cleopatra, How the West Was Won, Lilies of the Field and Tom Jones. As Frank read the Best Picture nominee titles the picture of a fake movie marquee with the title of the…

Oscar ~ Best Actor 1963

Anne Bancroft the Best Actress for 1962 presented the Best Actor Award: The Best Actor nominees were: Albert Finney for Tom Jones, Richard Harris for This Sporting Life, Rex Harrison for Cleopatra, Paul Newman for Hud and Sidney Poitier for Lilies of the Field. Technically four of the five nominees were British. Sidney Poitier a…

Oscar ~ Best Actress 1963

Gregory Peck the Best Actor in the previous year presented the Best Actress Award. The Best Actress nominees for 1963 were: Leslie Caron for The L-Shaped Room, Shirley Maclaine for Irma La Douce, Rachel Roberts for This Sporting Life, Natalie Wood for Love with the Proper Stranger, and Patricia Neal for Hud. Three out of…

Oscar ~ Best Supporting Actor 1963

Patty Duke presented the Best Supporting Actor award .The Best Supporting Actor nominees for 1963 were: Nick Adams for Twilight of Honor, Bobby Darin for Captain Newman, M.D., Hugh Griffith for Tom Jones, John Huston for The Cardinal, and Melvyn Douglas for Hud. I love watching the Oscar clips from the classic Oscars, scouring the…

Oscar ~ Best Supporting Actress 1963

The five films nominated for Best Picture of 1963 were: (Color) Cleopatra-Walter Wanger, Producer U.S.; How the West Was Won-Bernard Smith, Producer U.S.; Tom Jones-Tony Richardson, Producer British. (B & W) Lilies of the Field-Ralph Nelson, Producer U.S.; America America-Elia Kazan, Producer U.S.(born in Turkey) Talk about a British Invasion, an International group of women…

Oscars

If it isn’t one thing it is another, controversy seems to swirl around the ceremony. It’s either ‘Oscar so white’, ‘Oscar so right’ or ‘Performers so political’. This is also the time of year when TCM features 31 Days of Oscar movies. This year they are featuring Oscar winning or nominated film from A to…

The Art of Manhood in Classic Hollywood

Since the beginning film has always held some responsibility to project where we are as the human race. Where we are developmentally, mentally, emotionally, societally, and aspirationally. You can look to any period in film, and see through the lens of the movie camera what society was striving for, what they thought of themselves, what…

OSCAR STATS ~ 2014

Eddie Redmayne received the Best Actor Oscar in 2014 for his performance in the movie The Theory of Everything. Of the twenty Best Actor/Actress, Best Supporting Actor/Actress nominees for 2014 fourteen were from the U.S. two each from California, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, one each from Arizona, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin….

OSCAR STATS ~ 2013

Matthew McConaughey received the 2013 Best Actor Oscar for his performance in the movie Dallas Buyers Club. Of the twenty Best Actor/Actress, Best Supporting Actor/Actress Nominees for 2013 twelve were from the U.S. two from California, two from Illinois, one each from Texas, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Virginia, New Jersey, Kentucky and one born in Italy…

OSCAR STATS ~ 2012

Daniel Day-Lewis received the Best Actor Oscar in 2012 for his spot on performance in the movie Lincoln. Of the twenty Best Actor/Actress, Best Supporting Actor/Actress nominees for 2012 fourteen were from the U.S. five were from New York, three California, one each from Pennsylvania, Texas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and one born in Italy…

OSCAR STATS ~ 2011

Meryl Streep received the Best Actress Oscar in 2011 for her performance in the movie The Iron Lady. Of the twenty Best Actor/Actress, Best Supporting Actor/Actress nominees for 2011 twelve were from the U.S. two from California, two from Oklahoma, one each from Alabama, Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky, Montana, New Jersey, New York, and South Carolina….