Sunday, February 10, 2019

1971 Alternate Oscars








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

Two of the best movies of the year — Brian's Song and Steven Spielberg's Duel — were actually made for television. But both were also given world-wide theatrical releases, and while that doesn't make them Oscar eligible, it makes them alternate Oscar eligible. Thus, their presence here.

Hey, I don't make the rules, I just live by them. Direct all complaints to the blog-typing sock monkey.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

1970 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.

The crop of actresses was so bad in 1970, Ali MacGraw got an Oscar nomination for Love Story — and you can't even say for sure that somebody better got snubbed as a result. Probably the worst year for actresses ever.