Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Alternate Oscars: 1989 (Re-Do)

I seem to remember some chirping from the peanut gallery back in the day for my failure to nominate Batman — first dark comic book movie, influential, etc. — thus, the nominations for best picture and director. But I still say it hasn't aged well, and Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson now look as campy to me as Adam West and Cesar Romero. Feel free to disagree in the comments section below.

And still no nomination for Driving Miss Daisy, the Academy's choice for the year's best picture. It's not the worst movie to win for best picture — but it's close. I'm going with the anti-Miss Daisy, Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing, but you have many other movies to choose from. I hope you find something to your liking.

My choices are noted with a ★. A tie is indicated with a ✪. Historical Oscar winners are noted with a ✔. Best foreign-language picture winners are noted with an ƒ. A historical winner who won in a different category is noted with a ✱.


Uncle Tom said...

You’re right about the campiness of Batman though Adam West was more fun. And he did the Batusi!!

Christian Bale couldn’t Batusi I’ll bet...so there

Mythical Monkey said...

If you can't Batusi, you can't Batman!

Plus, Adam West had Julie Newmar, so there!

mister muleboy said...

Plus, Adam West had Julie Newmar, so there!

Did he ?

Mythical Monkey said...

Platonically, I assume, as a colleague and partner in creating one of the greatest television series of all time. Although he did suggest in an episode of The Big Bang Theory that something might have happened in her bungalow.

Mythical Monkey said...

"We played chess."

"You played with her chest?!"

"No, chess. It's a game."

Conversation between Richie Cunningham and Fonzie in an early episode of Happy Days before it literally jumped the shark.