Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Missed It By That Much Awards: Golden Globes Edition

So since for the 1932-33 awards year I'm using the expanded "Golden Globes" format (splitting up awards for picture, actor and actress between drama and comedy/musical), I'm sure most have you have been wondering who would have won for the previous five years if I'd been doing the Golden Globes thing all along.

Good question, thanks for asking.

It's kind of a mixed bag, as it turns out, which is why I didn't use this format in the first place. For every inspired choice, such as Marion Davies (comedy, Show People) or Edward G. Robinson (drama, Little Caesar), you get somebody like Maurice Chevalier (comedy/musical, The Love Parade) who'd have readers running for the exits. And then you start wondering whether I would really have given Marie Dressler the best supporting actress award of 1929-30 knowing I'd also give her an award for 1930-31. And on and on.

Clearly, I have too much time on my hands.

Anyway, here they are. Make of them what you will. At least Al Jolson dressed for the occasion.

Picture (Comedy): The Circus (prod. Charles Chaplin)

Actor (Comedy or Musical): Al Jolson (The Jazz Singer)

Actress (Drama): Janet Gaynor (7th Heaven and Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans)

Picture (Comedy): Steamboat Bill, Jr. (prod. Joseph M. Schenck)

Actor (Drama): Erich von Stroheim (The Wedding March)

Actress (Comedy): Marion Davies (Show People)

Picture (Comedy or Musical): Hallelujah! (prod. King Vidor)

Actor (Comedy/Musical): Maurice Chevalier (The Love Parade)

Actress (Comedy/Musical): Jeanette MacDonald (The Love Parade)

Picture (Drama): M (prod. Seymour Hebenzal)

Actor (Drama): Edward G. Robinson (Little Caesar)

Actress (Comedy): Marie Dressler (Min and Bill)

Picture (Comedy/Musical): À Nous La Liberté (prod. Frank Clifford)

Actor (Comedy/Musical): Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy (The Music Box)

Actress (Drama): Mae Clarke (Waterloo Bridge)


Uncle Tom said...

if I'm not mistaken, Eric Von Stroheim met a firey death at the hands of some giant condors after chasing Race Bannon through the Andes in a Fokker DVII -

His loyal Chilean servant and his Dachsund, Josef Goebbels, inherited his entire estate.

Mythical Monkey said...

Why, yes, I believe you're right!

Click here to see a clip from von Stroheim's greatest performance. He's the one standing next to the dachshund.

I understand the original cut of this episode was nine hours, but the producers insisted it be trimmed to 30 minutes. Philistines!

Uncle Tom said...

you know, I bet the producers and the film makers agreed on one thing - they should have had the condors eat Bandit -

could anyone other than you and me turn this into a discussion about Jonny Quest?

Mythical Monkey said...

Is it our fault von Stroheim made such a convincing cartoon villain?