Friday, November 2, 2012

The Katie-Bar-The-Door Awards (1979)

Until the iPhone came along to spoil all the fun, you could always win more than your fair share of bar bets playing off the mistaken assumption that Robert Duvall won the Oscar for his supporting performance in Apocalypse Now. In fact, Melvyn Douglas won for Being There, a fine performance to be sure, but hardly the stuff of legend.

Duvall wouldn't win his Oscar until 1983's Tender Mercies—just one more reason for all this alternate Oscar business ...

winner: Apocalypse Now (prod. Francis Ford Coppola, Gray Fredrickson, Fred Roos and Tom Sternberg)

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

PICTURE (Foreign Language)
winner: Die Ehe der Maria Braun (The Marriage of Maria Braun) (prod. Wolf-Dietrich Brücker, Volker Canaris, Hanns Eckelkamp and Michael Fengler)

ACTOR (Drama)
winner: Ben Gazzarra (Saint Jack)

ACTOR (Comedy/Musical)
winner: Roy Scheider (All That Jazz)

winner: Sally Field (Norma Rae)

ACTRESS (Comedy/Musical)
winner: Bette Midler (The Rose)

winner: Francis Ford Coppola (Apocalypse Now)

DIRECTOR (Comedy/Musical)
winner: Woody Allen (Manhattan)

winner: Robert Duvall (Apocalypse Now)

winner: Candice Bergen (Starting Over)

winner: Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman (Manhattan)

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