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Postby flipp525 » Tue Aug 01, 2006 7:37 am

Hustler wrote:I agree. Preston was robbed.

I would've given the award to John Lithgow whose character and performance I'm particularly fond of, however Preston would also have been an inspired choice. Gossett, Jr's performance just does absolutely nothing for me but Magilla's right, there was nothing outright offensive about the Academy's choice that year.
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Postby Big Magilla » Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:28 am

I used to think Robert Preston was robbed, but although I still think he should have won, I've come to believe he wasn't really. It was just one of those cases of vote-splitting. He split the old-time favorite vote with James Mason in The Verdict and the guys in drag vote with John Lithgow in The World According to Garp (Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie also lost that year).

Louis Gossett, Jr., who won for in An Officer and a Gentleman, is a fine actor, and if An Officer and a Gentleman was not one of his most challenigng role, his award for it is far from one of Oscar's embarassments.
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Postby Hustler » Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:50 am

I agree. Preston was robbed.

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Postby OscarGuy » Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:46 am

I had a chance to revisit this film tonight and I am surprised I remember so little. I remember most of the "surprises" but...that's not my point.

There are a few things that this viewing has brought to my mind.

1. It is a terrible shame that Julie Andrews has lost much of her ability to sing.

2. Robert Preston should have won an Oscar for this role.

3. This is a fantastic film
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