The Oscar frenzy continues on Day 2 of the 31 Days of Oscar Blogathon. Today is my day to host a group of entries covering topics from a memorable drag competition to Oscar mistakes. If you missed any of the posts from Day One, please visit Kellee at Outspoken and Freckled. Lots of terrific stuff was submitted spanning Oscar’s storied history. Paula will host the third and final day tomorrow leaving you free to enjoy the 90th installment of the Oscars on ABC on Sunday, March 4. I also highly recommend you carve out as much time as you can to enjoy the final full week of TCM’s 31 Days of Oscar marathon during which the network spotlights Best Picture winners and nominees from the 90 years of the Academy Awards.
“For the first time, you can actually see the losers turn green”.
– Bob Hope, Academy Awards, 1965 – the first to ever be televised in color
To continue…before we get to today’s list of 31 Days of Oscar Blogathon entries, you might want to visit the Announcement post, which includes the entire participant roster. Otherwise, I’m getting to the main course of this entry, the tributes to the movies and the people who have had relationships with Oscar…or should have had. Enjoy!
- From The Filmatelist here’s the Drag Race, the 1982 Oscar competition between Tootsie and Victor Victoria:
- The Midnite Drive-In relives The Day the Academy Lost its Mind:
- For the Love of Howard Hawks from The Old Hollywood Garden – because the industry’s most versatile director was snubbed repeatedly by Oscar.
- Wolffian Classics Movies Digest explains why Ray Harryhausen Should Have Gotten an Oscar. I couldn’t agree more!
- Top 10 Films lists the Top 10 Oscar-Winning Directors Who Didn’t Win for their Best Film. Here’s a hint although I don’t know why Harry Lime is grinning. This is no laughing matter.
- Critica Retro explains why Thrillers have traditionally encountered resistance from Oscar in The Trouble With Thrillers.
- Thoughts All Sorts ponders the Best Actor nominations received by John Wayne and Jeff Bridges for playing Rooster Cogburn in the 1969 and 2010 versions of True Grit.
- Moanin’ Low: On Claire Trevor and Key Largo (1948) it’s Cracked Rear Viewer discussing one of cinema’s more compelling actresses.
- Paula’s Cinema Club takes on Oscar Snubs, 2018 Edition!
Be sure to stop by Paula’s Cinema Club tomorrow for more Oscar-worthy entries. All entries received but not yet published will be featured tomorrow.
I tip my hat to my fabulous co-hosts, Kellee and Paula and thank YOU for stopping in for a visit and to all of the fantastic bloggers who are participating in this year’s event! To show my appreciation here is one of my all-time favorite images from the Academy Awards…