Sunday, July 14, 2019

1993 Alternate Oscars








My choices are noted with a ★. Historical Oscar winners are noted with a ✔.

Steven Spielberg had a pretty good year.

On the other hand, the appeal of the highly-acclaimed British imports The Remains of the Day and In the Name of the Father completely eludes me. But you like them so I nominated them.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

1992 Alternate Oscars








My choices are noted with a ★. Historical Oscar winners are noted with a ✔.

I promised myself I would never do this — a do-over, in this case, the supporting actress category in 1987. Really, not only should I have recognized Mary Stuart Masterson for her iconic performance in John Hughes's Some Kind of Wonderful, she should have won.

My only excuse is that I pre-blogged the entire 1980s in the week before my surgery back in April and I made a few mistakes. Some I caught before they went live; this one I missed. But if I don't change it, the cancer wins. And I'll be damned if I'll let the Big C win ...

Sunday, June 16, 2019

1989 Alternate Oscars








My choices are noted with a ★. Historical Oscar winners are noted with a ✔.

I had to look up the last time I failed to nominate a movie that the Academy chose as the best picture of the year — Around the World in 80 Days back in 1956.

So, no Driving Miss Daisy, but I will leave you with this classic song that first appeared in Spike Lee's anti-Miss Daisy masterpiece, Do the Right Thing:

Sunday, June 2, 2019

1987 Alternate Oscars








My choices are noted with a ★. A tie is indicated with a ✪. Historical Oscar winners are noted with a ✔. Best foreign-language picture winners are noted with an ƒ. A historical winner who won in a different category is noted with a ✱.

What a deep year for movies. The movies I didn't nominate — Au Revoir Les Enfants, Babette's Feast, The Dead, Full Metal Jacket, House of Games, Predator, Radio Days, Raising Arizona, RoboCop, Withnail & I, among others — would make a credible top ten in most any other year.

Some years are so thin, it's hard to find a winner, much less ten solid nominees. Other years, one's cup overfloweth. Oh, well. That's the life of an alternate Oscar junkie.