Sunday, February 17, 2019

1972 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.

I've seen Stacy Keach on the stage twice, as Macbeth and as King Lear, both in Washington, D.C., where he was performing with the Shakespeare Theatre Company. Damn fine actor. As Macbeth, he was terrific — intense, unhinged, and often scary. As the latter, he was frequently naked — also pretty scary. But he nailed it. Lear, that is.

By the way, I wonder how many people remember now that Cabaret won 8 Oscars — including best director and best supporting actor — to The Godfather's 3? Talk about two movies whose reputations have completely flipped over time.

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