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 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 1:44 PM   
 By:   Chickenhearted   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

Could have been a Cole Porter's song...

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 2:16 PM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

As Anthony Quinn says, at the end of BARRABBAS: "What hour is it, day or night?"

 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 2:16 PM   
 By:   Zambra Alex   (Member)

Yankee stars.

 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 2:45 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

Truffaut's only Oscar nomination for Best Director.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 4:22 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

i will swap you...

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 6:19 PM   
 By:   Christopher Kinsinger   (Member)

Da SUN?
Da MOON?
Which one 'a deez?

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2013 - 9:53 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

When Ingrid Bergman won her supporting actress Oscar for "Murder on the Orient Express", she made a little speech:

It's always very nice to get an Oscar. But in the past he has shown that he is very forgetful and also has the wrong timing. Because last year when "Xxx xxx Xxxxx" won for the best picture I couldn't believe it that Valentina Cortese was not nominated, because she gave the most beautiful performance. [Finds Cortese in the audience:] There you are! She gave the most beautiful performance that all we actresses recognized because, after all, we have all forgotten our lines and always open the wrong doors, and it was wonderful to see her do it so beautifully. Therefore I am... It's so ironic that this year she's nominated when the picture won last year. I don't quite understand that, but here I am and I'm her rival and I don't like it at all. Please forgive me, Valentina. I didn't mean to. Thank you.

The "timing" issue is that Valentina's supporting actress nomination came one year after the film's nomination and win for Best Foreign Language Film.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2013 - 1:27 PM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

When Ingrid Bergman won her supporting actress Oscar for "Murder on the Orient Express", she made a little speech:

It's always very nice to get an Oscar. But in the past he has shown that he is very forgetful and also has the wrong timing. Because last year when "Xxx xxx Xxxxx" won for the best picture I couldn't believe it that Valentina Cortese was not nominated, because she gave the most beautiful performance. [Finds Cortese in the audience:] There you are! She gave the most beautiful performance that all we actresses recognized because, after all, we have all forgotten our lines and always open the wrong doors, and it was wonderful to see her do it so beautifully. Therefore I am... It's so ironic that this year she's nominated when the picture won last year. I don't quite understand that, but here I am and I'm her rival and I don't like it at all. Please forgive me, Valentina. I didn't mean to. Thank you.

The "timing" issue is that Valentina's supporting actress nomination came one year after the film's nomination and win for Best Foreign Language Film.


Great anecdote, Ron !

Now I just wonder too how such a ludicrous thing could happen ?!

Paging Monsieur le chef-opérateur Manderley...Paging Monsieur le chef-opérateur Manderley...Paging Monsieur le chef-opérateur Manderley...

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2013 - 1:31 PM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Bear in mind that foreign films have, on a couple of other occasions, been nominated for foreign language film one year and then, the next year, be nominated for regular Oscars in multiple categories.

I believe "Fanny and Alexander" is one such film, as well as "The Emigrants".

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2013 - 1:49 PM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

Bear in mind that foreign films have, on a couple of other occasions, been nominated for foreign language film one year and then, the next year, be nominated for regular Oscars in multiple categories.

I believe "Fanny and Alexander" is one such film, as well as "The Emigrants".



Didn't know that either.

And didn't know rules for foreign movies nominations could be different from the regular movies nominations.
Of course I can understand some adjustments like the famous "Hollywood release opening date rule" not being applied.

But competing, somehow, twice two years in a row...

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 11:02 AM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

"Day for Night" premiered in France in 1973, and France submitted it to the Oscars as their foreign film nominee contender that year. It won the 1973 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.

Then the film officially premiered in the USA in 1974 when it thus became eligible to compete in all of the other categories for that year. It got nominations for Director, Orig, Screenplay and Supporting Actress.

As noted, this situation happened with Sweden's "The Emigrants", which was a Foreign Film nominee for the 1971 Oscars, but premiered in the US in '72 gaining other nominations that year as well.

Italy's "The Battle of Algiers" was a 1966 Oscar nominee for Foreign Film, but its director Gillo Pontecorvo competed in the Best Director category in the 1968 Oscars.

And so forth. The controversy lies with nations only being able to submit one film to the Academy - which might be in place of another movie which could be better received by the Oscar voters.

 
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