Tomorrow is Oscar Night! Ah, the glamor, the glitter, the pageantry, the boring speeches! It will be a night to remember, at least for one night. Yes, the entertainment channels will have fodder for a week or so–who was the best dressed, the worst dressed, the most undressed? Who was the surprise winner of the evening, who got dissed? Blah, blah, blah… As for the rest of us, it will be merely a diversion for an evening, perhaps a chat around the watercooler the next day. C’mon, who won last year? The year before? Ten years ago? Admit it, you’re lucky if you get Oscar Winners for $200 correct when you are watching Jeopardy. After all, it’s not about winning or losing. It’s a thrill and an honor just to be nominated!
We in the real world have a name for those who were thrilled and honored to be nominated. We call them losers. I thought we might go back in Oscar history and look at some of the
losers honored nominated movies that didn’t win.
on the red carpet under the fold…
I have gone into the warehouse where i store all of my old movie posters, and have dragged out a few of the
losers ones that were nominated for best picture. Some of them are quite old, so I have painstakingly digitally restored them to their previous splendor.
Well, I hope that you have all enjoyed this little stroll down memory lane. Here’s to the