Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Katie-Bar-The-Door Awards (1977)

Star Wars—the original theatrical release version only. Han shoots first, my friend.

PICTURE (Drama)
winner: Star Wars (prod. Gary Kurtz)

PICTURE (Comedy/Musical)
winner: Annie Hall (prod. Jack Rollins and Charles H. Joffe)

PICTURE (Foreign Language)
winner: Cet obscur objet du désir (That Obscure Object of Desire) (prod. Serge Silberman)

ACTOR (Drama)
winner: John Travolta (Saturday Night Fever)

ACTOR (Comedy/Musical)
winner: Paul Newman (Slap Shot)

ACTRESS (Drama)
winner: Shelley Duvall (3 Women)

ACTRESS (Comedy/Musical)
winner: Diane Keaton (Annie Hall)

DIRECTOR (Drama)
winner: George Lucas (Star Wars)

DIRECTOR (Comedy/Musical)
winner: Woody Allen (Annie Hall)

SUPPORTING ACTOR
winner: James Earl Jones and David Prowse (Star Wars)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
winner: Vanessa Redgrave (Julia)

SCREENPLAY winner: Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman (Annie Hall)

4 comments:

Erik Beck said...

Slap Shot is enjoyable and all and Newman is good, but did you really just give him the award over Woody Allen in Annie Hall, Richard Dreyfuss in The Goodbye Girl and Fernando Rey in That Obscure Object of Desire (and for that matter, you could consider SNF a musical and could have gone for Travolta there)?

Mythical Monkey said...

I am in a galaxy far, far away from my blog but here are some other thoughts on Paul Newman and Slap Shot:

http://sunsetgun.typepad.com/sunsetgun/2008/09/the-brilliant-s.html

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/columns/story?columnist=frei_terry&id=3612514

http://www.people.com/people/package/gallery/0,,20229386_20205425_20456813,00.html

http://www.nytimes.com/video/2009/05/18/movies/1194840347656/critics-picks-slap-shot.html

and from the ever-reliable Wikipedia:

"Film critic Gene Siskel noted that his greatest regret as a critic was giving a mediocre review to this movie when it was first released. After viewing it several more times, he grew to like it more and later listed it as one of the greatest American comedy movies of all time. The Wall Street Journal's Joy Gould Boynum seemed at once entertained and repulsed by a movie so "foul-mouthed and unabashedly vulgar" on one hand and so "vigorous and funny" on the other.[2] Michael Ontkean's strip tease displeased Time magazine's critic, Richard Schickel, who regretted that, "in the dénouement [Ontkean] is forced to go for a broader, cheaper kind of comic response."[2] Despite the mixed reviews, the film won the Hochi Film Award for "Best International Film".

Critical reevaluation of the film continues to be positive. In 1998, Maxim magazine named Slap Shot the "Best Guy Movie of All Time" above such acknowledged classics as The Godfather, Raging Bull,[8] and Newman's own Cool Hand Luke (which received a backhanded tribute when Newman's character, while the Hansons were being bailed out of jail, stated to the booking officer that "most folk heroes started out as criminals"). Entertainment Weekly ranked the film #31 on their list of "The Top 50 Cult Films".[9]

In the 2007 50th Anniversary Issue, GQ named Slap Shot one of the "30 films that changed Men's Lives."[10] In the November 2007 issue of GQ, Author Dan Jenkins proclaimed Slap Shot "the best sports film of the past 50 years".[11]

In June 2008, Adam Proteau of The Hockey News rated Slap Shot as the best hockey film ever made.[12]

Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a "Fresh" rating of 83%, with the critical consensus stating "Raunchy, violent, and very funny, Slap Shot is ultimately set apart by a wonderful comic performance by Paul Newman."

In April 2012, ESPN's hockey analyst Barry Melrose said he considers Slap Shot to be the greatest hockey movie of all time."

mister muleboy said...

I know that I choose an obvious moment.

But Newman wasn't acting when he said "your kid looks like a cocksucker to me... You better get married again soon 'cause he's gonna wind up with somebody's cock in his mouth before you can say 'Jack Robinson'.

He was living. That anger was palpable.

Gene Hackman palpable. . . .

Travis Wagner said...

Oh Shelly Duvall in 3 Woman. It might be one of the most grating performances I have seen in a film. I say that only to suggest that it was a perfect performance. I doubt anything about her character in that film is supposed to be likable and her Thoroughly Modern Millie outtake on everything is magnificently unbearable.