August 31, 2015

1945 - 18th Academy Awards

and the nominees were:

Bing Crosby, The Bells of St. Mary's
Gene Kelly, Anchors Aweigh
Ray Milland, The Lost Weekend
Gregory Peck, The Keys of the Kingdom
Cornel Wilde, A Song to Remember
Ingrid Bergman, The Bells of St. Mary's
Joan Crawford, Mildred Pierce
Greer Garson, The Valley of Decision
Jennifer Jones, Love Letters
Gene Tierney, Leave Her to Heaven

Well--after a nice little vacation from the 1940s, we are back to the old grind again. Halfway through the decade, I come back to literally the same, repurposed material--Greer Garson in her 100th nominated turn, Jennifer Jones in her third nominated turn, Ingrid Bergman goes from back-to-back turns as innocent girls to flat out becoming a nun in her third consecutive nominated turn in Going My Way II, PLUS an extra film about a priest (though this time with Gregory Peck, so there's that), PLUS another obligatory biopic. Give me strength to power through this atrocious decade!! (Can you tell from the collage which film I'm most looking forward to?)

So as per usual, feel free to let me know your thoughts on who you think I'll like/dislike, and which ones are your personal favorites!

SOME HOUSEKEEPING: The Oscargasms Hall of Fame gallery is being updated (a work in progress!). And if you haven't already noticed, I've messed around with the layout of the site. Should look fine on iOS, but if not, let me know so I can tweak accordingly!