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Archive for May 4, 2011

The Oscar Quest: Best Supporting Actress – 1978

1978 was the year of The Deer Hunter. I think we’ve established that it was a good year. Won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor for Christopher Walken,  one of the best decisions the Academy has ever made. Perhaps top three in Vietnam war films. A great year. Best Actor and Best Actress this year were Jon Voight and Jane Fonda for Coming Home, another Vietnam film.

The only real downside to 1978 is that it kept Apocalypse Now from winning Best Picture in 1979. At least, I assume that’s what it was. If not, they fucked up without reason. And that’s not good. Though — typical.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – 1978

And the nominees were…

Dyan Cannon, Heaven Can Wait

Penelope Milford, Coming Home

Maggie Smith, California Suite

Maureen Stapleton, Interiors

Meryl Streep, The Deer Hunter (more…)

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