Sunday, March 10, 2019

1975 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.

Sorry I'm running late today. It was a busy week on the cancer front. I'll try to blog ahead a couple of months so there'll be no future disruptions of service ...


Erik Beck said...

Monkey -

On a movie note, I object to Jack Warden being left off the list for Supporting Actor for Shampoo as he is the winner at the Nighthawk Awards - the best performance of a long, wonderful career.

On a personal note, hope things aren't too rough. I'm lucky enough to just have one go at chemo, which I had last Wednesday, but I am still feeling awful from it (though I was unlucky enough to also still be getting over pneumonia), so I can't imagine how much worse it would be if you had to deal with multiple rounds.

Best of luck with how you feel now and how you'll feel in the future.

Mythical Monkey said...

Erik --

Sorry to hear the chemo is hitting you so hard. My own chemo was pretty low dose, just once a week, mostly to enhance the effect of the radiation (of which I had 28 treatments).

Pneumonia definitely doesn't help!

This last week was a lot of testing -- PET/CT, pulmonary, vascular, echo stress -- then I met with the thoracic surgeon for two hours to lay out the plan and set the schedule. I'll skip the details except to say it's 11 hours of surgery then two weeks in the hospital. Total recovery time is about three months. But after that, I'll be right as rain, and the chance of recurrence will drop from 50-50 to one-in-fifty -- I like those odds!

Hang in there, treat yourself well, and get plenty of rest!

mister muleboy said...

I have consulted the medical authorities, and your rulerball matches in hospital must be played as Noble. No balls.

Now, on to the omission of Robert Shaw.

Since you omitted him from consideration as Best Supporting Actor (Mythical monkey division) in both 1974 and 1975--omitting two ridiculously good performances--I can only assume that you're still extracting revenge for his blonde, uber-Aryan grotesquerie a decade before in The Battle of the Bugle" (that's "Bug-Leigh"!).

Let's not punish Shaw for Hitler's (and Ken Annakin's*) mistake . . . .

*director of The Battle of the Bugle (that's "Bug-Leigh"!).

Mythical Monkey said...

Now, on to the omission of Robert Shaw.

I'm keeping my powder dry for Force 10 From Navarone.

I kid.

Actually, looking at my list of supporting actors, I can see they're are all one-and-done, career-best-perfomance types of nominees. I try to get everybody involved at least once. And still I overlook people!

As for playing rulerball in the hospital, we should try for the second week -- the first, I'm likely to get tangled up in my tubes.

I kid. No rulerball until August.

But they start pulling tubes out of me on Day 8 -- after they road test my new esophagus -- so I'd say don't come visit until Day 9.

mister muleboy said...

But they start pulling tubes out of me on Day 8 -- after they road test my new esophagus -- so I'd say don't come visit until Day 9.

What?!? And forego the money shots. . .?

I kid -- you're the driver. I'm not even a passenger -- I'm the urchin holding on to the rear bumper

Mythical Monkey said...

What?!? And forego the money shots. . .?

Well, let's put it this way -- Day 9 will probably the first day I'll be allowed to put my pants on ...

That's more of a money shot than anybody is going to want!

mister muleboy said...

Pants??!? We don't need no stinkin' PaNtS !!!