When I was a kid, sportswriters used to say that a football team that had three quarterbacks was a football team that didn't have a quarterback. And I have to say, a movie with five versions is a movie begging for a sixth.
Still, of all the movies released in 1982, Blade Runner is the one still rattling around in my head.
PICTURE (Drama) winner:Blade Runner (prod. Michael Deeley) nominees: Must-See Drama:
PICTURE (Comedy/Musical) winner:Tootsie (prod. Sydney Pollack and Dick Richards) nominees: Must-See Comedy/Musical:
PICTURE (Foreign Language) winner:Fanny och Alexander (Fanny and Alexander) (prod. Jörn Donner) nominees: Must-See Foreign Language:
ACTOR (Drama) winner: Harrison Ford (Blade Runner) nominees:
ACTOR (Comedy/Musical) winner: Dustin Hoffman (Tootsie) nominees:
ACTRESS (Drama) winner: Jessica Lange (Frances) nominees:
Named for Katie-Bar-The-Door, the Katies are "alternate Oscars"—who should have been nominated, who should have won—but really they're just an excuse to write a history of the movies from the Silent Era to the present day.
To see a list of nominees and winners by decade, as well as links to my essays about them, click the highlighted links:
Look at me—Joe College, with a touch of arthritis. Are my eyes really brown? Uh, no, they're green. Would we have the nerve to dive into the icy water and save a person from drowning? That's a key question. I, of course, can't swim, so I never have to face it. Say, haven't you anything better to do than to keep popping in here early every morning and asking a lot of fool questions?