Sep 1, 2010

Day 18- Actor or Actress who should have won an Oscar

Uhm, before I start rambling about the many Oscar injustices, let me say that I finished my internship and I'm officially a journalist. So, I'm officially a journalist.
Ok, now let's see...

People who should have won a real non-Honorary-Oscar but sadly didn't because life generally isn't fair...or because their contenders were too good 

(The titles below the pictures correspond to the best movies I've seen of each actor and it doesn't necessarily mean that they are Oscar-nominated roles.)

CLAUDE RAINS: Hello? Mommy's boy in "Notorious", the cop from "Casablanca"?

WILLIAM POWELL AND MYRNA LOY: Together: The Thin Man? Libeled Lady? Separated:  The Best Years of Our Lives? My Man Godfrey?

EDWARD G. ROBINSON: Key Largo? The Whole Town's Talking? Double Indemnity?

GLORIA SWANSON: Sunset Boulevard???

IRENE DUNNE: I remember mama??? The Awful Truth? Show Boat? My favorite wife? Penny Serenade?
JEAN ARTHUR: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town? The more the merrier? History Is Made at Night?

MARLENE DIETRICH: Witness for the Prosecution?? Morocco? Shanghai Express? Der blaue Engel? Blonde Venus??

CARY GRANT: WHAT?????
GRETA GARBO: Camille? Anna Christie? Ninotchka?
ROSALIND RUSSELL: His girl Friday? Auntie Mame? Picnic?

BARBARA STANWYCK: WHAT?????????????
CAROLE LOMBARD: My Man Godfrey? In Name Only? Nothing Sacred? To Be or Not to Be?
ORSON WELLES: Citizen Kane? The Third Man? Touch of Evil?

ROBERT MITCHUM: The Night of the Hunter??? Out of the Past? Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison? The Sundowners? 

MAUREEN O'HARA: The quiet man? How Green Was My Valley? 

MONTGOMERY CLIFT: A Place in the Sun?? From Here to Eternity? Suddenly, Last Summer? The Heiress??
DEBORAH KERR: SIX nominations and NO Oscar??

AVA GARDNER: The Barefoot Contessa? The Night of the Iguana?
LAUREN BACALL: To have and have not?
OMAR SHARIF: Doctor Zhivago? Funny Girl?

13 comments:

  1. Sheesh--this list gives you a lot less respect for the Oscars. I mean, if they missed all these people, how great could they be?

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  2. Ireneee, tú eres la mejooor!!!!!

    Por otra parte qué bueno q Deborah perdió jaja no la soporto :P

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  3. Yaaa, pero igual yo creo que deberías hacer las paces con Deborah...de partida, igual ella no tiene la culpa de que su estudio le asignara hacer remakes de películas de Irenne y que fueran exitosas...Yo creo que es excelente actriz, deberías darle una oportunidad con pelis no remakes de Irenne, como: "The innocents", "Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison", "Tea and Sympathy", "The sundowners" o "The night of the iguana". Saludetes!

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  4. One that especially caught my eye was Rosalind Russell's performance in "Picnic." I don't know who won that year, but they couldn't possibly have been better than Roz in that fabulous performance.

    One particular modern Oscar that made me mad was seeing William H. Macy's performance in "Fargo" lose to Cuba Gooding in "Jerry McGuire." Macy was robbed!

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  5. Hi Clara, You're adorable and your blog is fantastic!
    I love this post and I have to say that Cary Grant not winning an Oscar is most disturbing and tragic. His comedic timing has been mimicked but never upstaged, his dashing good looks we're one of a kind and he's just the greatest comedic actor to have ever graced the screen.
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  6. naa, ya vi esas pelis de Deborah hace años y mucho antes de conocer a Irene y nunca la he soportado, me da sueño verla, es muy aburrida, pero bueno! :)

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  7. naa, ya vi esas pelis de Deborah hace años y mucho antes de conocer a Irene y nunca la he soportado, me da sueño verla, es muy aburrida, pero bueno! :)

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  8. One that especially caught my eye was Rosalind Russell's performance in "Picnic." I don't know who won that year, but they couldn't possibly have been better than Roz in that fabulous performance.

    One particular modern Oscar that made me mad was seeing William H. Macy's performance in "Fargo" lose to Cuba Gooding in "Jerry McGuire." Macy was robbed!

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  9. This list took my breath away (especially for me an African American where decades later African Americans have only won 6....really?) as I read the names of Barbara Stanwick, Rosalind Russell, Maureen O'Hara, Orson Wells (What!!!), and Edward G. Robinson just took the cake.

    As with everything, politics heavily dictate the industries served and operated by humans. From decade to decade and from moment to moment decisions are based upon money, fame, fortune, and even the detriment of reputations as well as personalities.

    Many already understand this and take award shows with a grain or salt and some of us (me especially don't even bother to give those prejudiced shows ratings. Either you as an individual like whom you like, adore what you adore, and live your life according to the things that make you happy, bring you honor, and much respect from the community that you serve or you too will lose your identity in place of what the media dictates.

    So to all of those deserving actors and actresses that Bollywood dismissed, ignored, or even attempted to destroy - we salute them, we praise them, and even subscribe to Turner classic Movies to watch them w/our children and grandchildren so we too, can introduce their genius to yet other generation. Happy blogging!

    --AlwaystheCounselor

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  10. And what about the directors. HITCHCOCK. No Oscar. Pathetic.
    Great post.

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