Tonight, over in America, awards will be received, speeches made and gowns admired or criticised. Yep, it’s Oscar Night.
I’m not much of a fan of this ceremony. To call a film or performance the best implies you have watched all the films and performances that year from around the world, I don’t see how that’s possible. Also, how on earth can you possibly watch, and narrow down all the films made world wide each year to just a handful, and then only award one? Anyway, below I have listed the winners from across the years that I’ve agreed deserved an award.
I’m listing my top 10 Oscar winning films and my top 10 actor and actress Oscar winners.
Maddy’s Top 10 Best Picture Winners
All About Eve
It Happened One Night
Lawrence of Arabia
Gone With The Wind
The Silence of the Lambs
In The Heat of The Night
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Maddy’s Top 10 Best Actor Winners
Ben Kingsley – Gandhi
Gregory Peck – To Kill A Mockingbird
George C. Scott – Patton
William Holden – Stalag 17
Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
Jean Dujardin – The Artist
Alec Guinness – Bridge On The River Kwai
Ray Milland – The Lost Weekend
James Stewart – The Philadelphia Story
Robert De Niro – Raging Bull
Maddy’s Top 10 Best Actress Winners
Olivia de Havilland – The Heiress
Vivien Leigh – A Streetcar Named Desire and Gone With The Wind
Meryl Streep – Sophie’s Choice
Joanne Woodward – Three Faces of Eve
Elizabeth Taylor – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Charlize Theron – Monster
Marion Cotillard – La Vie en Rose
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Maggie Smith – The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Julianne Moore – Still Alice
I can’t believe they didn’t win an Oscar. I know some received an honorary award, but that’s not the same as winning for specific roles or films they directed.
I would have given Richard Burton the best actor award in 1967. I would have given Dorothy Dandridge or Judy Garland the best actress award in 1955.
Share your thoughts on the Oscars, your favourite and least favourite winners over the years,and feel free to include who you think will win the key awards tonight.
I think Natalie Portman has a good chance of getting Best Actress tonight.