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Archive for May 30, 2011

The Oscar Quest: Best Director – 1972

Let’s not waste time here. The Godfather won Best Picture, it was a great decision. A top three decision of all time. Coppola lost Best Director to Bob Fosse and Cabaret. Unacceptable for this year, acceptable for all time. No need to waste space on something we can all agree on. (We can agree, can’t we?)

Marlon Brando won Best Actor. Nuff said. Best Actress went to Liza Minnelli for Cabaret. Nuff said. Great decision. Best Supporting Actor — which I talked about very recently — was Joel Grey, also for Cabaret. To echo my sentiments in the article, unacceptable, but understandable how it happened. And Best Supporting Actress went to Eileen Heckart for Butterflies are Free. That was a very weak category, and is what it is. So, now, this one.

BEST DIRECTOR – 1972

And the nominees were…

John Boorman, Deliverance

Francis Ford Coppola, The Godfather

Bob Fosse, Cabaret

Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Sleuth

Jan Troell, The Emigrants (more…)

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Pic of the Day: “Good afternoon Miss Dubose. My, you look like a picture this afternoon.” “He don’t say a picture of what.”