Archive for April 1, 2012

The Oscar Quest: Best Actress – 1971

Love 1971. Here’s a real 70s year. Best Picture was The French Connection, and William Friedkin won Best Director for it (talked about here), and Gene Hackman won Best Actor for it (talked about here). All perfect decisions.

Then Ben Johnson and Cloris Leachman won Best Supporting Actor (talked about here) and Best Supporting Actress (talked about here), respectively, for The Last Picture Show.

Whether I like the decisions or not (and I largely like them), this is a very 70s year. And that’s awesome.

And this category is no different. Great 70s decision, and a great award for a great actress.


And the nominees were…

Julie Christie, McCabe & Mrs. Miller

Jane Fonda, Klute

Glenda Jackson, Sunday Bloody Sunday

Vanessa Redgrave, Mary, Queen of Scots

Janet Suzman, Nicholas and Alexandra (more…)

Pic of the Day: “All right, everyone! This… is a stick-up. Don’t anybody move! Now empty that safe! … Ooh hoo hoo! Money, money, money!”