…But no one starts off their career as a giant. An icon. A legend. And sometimes when we see one’s beginning, we may not see the thing they will become.
My sister and I faithfully watched the Oscars together since the 60’s. The first time I experienced the Academy snubbing a performer I thought should have won an Oscar was, Jack Nicholson losing for “Five Easy Pieces” back in 1971 and we screamed and jumped up and down and fussed in front of the tv for the injustice of it all. (His Oscar win for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” was much better. But “As Good As It Gets” ???? ( C’mon, Academy! You’re killin’ me! ) Continue reading
Well it’s Oscar time again. I’ve been watching the Oscar ceremonies since I was a little girl and saw Sidney Poitier and Julie Christie win their Academy Awards waaay back in the 60’s. I’ve been recording the ceremony every year since my 1983 VCR days. My Oscar-tradition is: lights out, Haagen-Dazs at the ready and just gaze at the movie stars.