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Archive for April 4, 2012

The Oscar Quest: Best Director – 1986

1986. One of the lone brights spots in the black hole that is the 1980s. God, I fucking hate this decade.

Platoon wins Best Picture and this category. Paul Newman (finally!) wins Best Actor for The Color of Money (talked about here). Marlee Matlin wins Best Actress for Children of a Lesser God (talked about here). Michael Caine and Dianne Wiest win Best Supporting Actor (talked about here) and Best Supporting Actress (talked about here), respectively, for Hannah and Her Sisters. I like all the decisions except the Supporting ones. But even those I’m somewhat okay with.

As for this category — really obvious. Best decision in the category. I understand a David Lynch vote, but all things considered, the simple result in itself is very acceptable. And that’s what counts, really.

BEST DIRECTOR – 1986

And the nominees were…

Woody Allen, Hannah and Her Sisters

James Ivory, A Room with a View

Roland Joffé, The Mission

David Lynch, Blue Velvet

Oliver Stone, Platoon (more…)

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