Sunday, September 16, 2018

1950 Alternate Oscars

My choices are noted with a ★. Historical Oscar winners are noted with a ✔. Best foreign-language picture winners are noted with an ƒ.

Anne Baxter was nominated as a lead actress but it's really a supporting performance. Having already won a supporting actress Oscar for The Razor's Edge, she figured being nominated as a lead actress, even in a losing effort, would be a bigger boost to her career than a second supporting win. But we here at the Monkey don't care about that sort of thing. I've nominated her as a supporting actress.

1 comment:

mister muleboy said...

I don't think "James Stewart"
and "great range" often appear together in a sentence. But think about the range he shows -- between Elwood P. Dowd and McAdams -- and it might be easier to imagine. He's not a madman, badman in Winchester '73, the kinda scenery-chewing acting the Academy cherishes. Nor is he dunderhead inHarvey, he's whimsy laden with more. "Range" may not quite capture what I hope to convey; perhaps it's "depth." But I think that the guy had a helluva year. . . .