Sunday, March 31, 2019

1978 Alternate Oscars

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

I probably saw fifty movies in the theater in 1978 — I had a driver's license and matinees were incredibly cheap back then. If my memory serves, these were the ten most talked about movies at the time.

Unlike a lot of years when the best picture is obvious, I've been going round and round with this one. Rather than re-write this post every time I change my mind, let's just see what happens ...

Trivia: Ingrid Bergman received her final Oscar nomination for 1978's Autumn Sonata while Meryl Streep received her first for The Deer Hunter. How often do two such lengthy, celebrated careers overlap so neatly?

1 comment:

Erik Beck said...

Obviously nothing will match the Bergman / Streep overlap since Meryl blows everyone away.

But in 1967, Spencer Tracy earned his final nomination and both Warren Beatty (not many for acting but when you add in all his nominations the list gets very long) and Dustin Hoffman both competed against him with their first nominations.