A. REAGAN ‘RECKED RAGING BULL’S RESULTS!

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NOMINEE BEST PICTURE 1980 RAGING BULL

NOMINEE BEST PICTURE 1980
RAGING BULL

So, having had my fill of films of the 1990’s  for a while,

WINNER BEST PICTURE 1997 TITANIC #1 AT THE BOX OFFICE  $2.81 BILLION

WINNER BEST PICTURE 1997
TITANIC
#1 AT THE BOX OFFICE
$2.81 BILLION

 

WINNER BEST PICTURE 1998 SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

WINNER BEST PICTURE 1998
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

 

WINNER BEST PICTURE 1993 SCHINDLER'S LIST

WINNER BEST PICTURE 1993
SCHINDLER’S LIST

I was travelling back in time to take care of some interesting DeOscarize issues in the 1930’s

NOMINEE BEST ACTOR 1935 CLARK GABLE 1901-1960 MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY

NOMINEE BEST ACTOR 1935
CLARK GABLE
1901-1960
MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY

 

NOMINEE BEST ACTOR 1935 CHARLES LAUGHTON 1899-1962 MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY

NOMINEE BEST ACTOR 1935
CHARLES LAUGHTON
1899-1962
MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY

 

 

NOMINEE BEST ACTOR 1935 FRANCHOT TONE 1905-1968 MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY

NOMINEE BEST ACTOR 1935
FRANCHOT TONE
1905-1968
MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY

when I chanced upon the year 1980.

MOUNT ST. HELEN BLOWS ITS TOP IN 1980

MOUNT ST. HELEN BLOWS ITS TOP IN 1980

Something didn’t sit right with me. At first I couldn’t put my finger on it. I remember 1980. I remember the MIRACLE ON ICE. Vividly.

U.S.A. DEFEATS THE SOVIET UNION 1980 WINTER OLYMPICS

U.S.A. DEFEATS THE SOVIET UNION 1980 WINTER OLYMPICS

 

1980 had more than its share of tragedies with the assassination of John Lennon

 

 

Left: YOKO ONO, BORN: 1933, Right: JOHN LENNON 1940-1980 in front of THE DAKOTA in NEW YORK CITY

Left: YOKO ONO, BORN: 1933, Right: JOHN LENNON 1940-1980 in front of THE DAKOTA in NEW YORK CITY

and the election of Ronald Reagan, destroyer of the American middle class,

RONALD REAGAN 1911-2004 President of the United States of America 1981-1989

RONALD REAGAN
1911-2004
President of the United States of America
1981-1989

who would also become the target of an assassin a few months later.

"RAWHIDE DOWN!" MARCH 30, 1981 WASHINGTON, D.C.

“RAWHIDE DOWN!” MARCH 30, 1981 WASHINGTON, D.C.

 

That happened one day before the Academy Awards Ceremony was scheduled to present awards for 1980 in early 1981.

BROOKE SHIELDS BORN: 1965 & MICHAEL JACKSON 1958-2009 53rd ACADEMY AWARDS CEREMONY

BROOKE SHIELDS BORN: 1965 & MICHAEL JACKSON 1958-2009
53rd ACADEMY AWARDS CEREMONY

Perhaps you recall that the would-be assassin’s motive involved impressing a young actress

NOMINEE BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 1976 JODIE FOSTER, BORN: 1962 TAXI DRIVER

NOMINEE BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 1976
JODIE FOSTER, BORN: 1962
TAXI DRIVER

who had made an impression on him in Martin Scorcese’s Taxi Driver.

NOMINEE BEST PICTURE 1976 TAXI DRIVER

NOMINEE BEST PICTURE 1976
TAXI DRIVER

Martin Scorcese was up for a couple of Academy Awards,

MARTIN SCORSESE, Born: 1942 & ISABELLA ROSSELLINI, Born 1952 AT THE ACADEMY AWARDS CEREMONY

MARTIN SCORSESE, Born: 1942 & ISABELLA ROSSELLINI, Born 1952 AT THE ACADEMY AWARDS CEREMONY

nominated Best Director 1980 for a film nominated Best Picture 1980.

NOMINEE BEST DIRECTOR 1980 MARTIN SCORSESE BORN: 1942 RAGING BULL

NOMINEE BEST DIRECTOR 1980
MARTIN SCORSESE
BORN: 1942
RAGING BULL

I refer of course to Raging Bull

NOMINEE BEST PICTURE 1980 RAGING BULL

NOMINEE BEST PICTURE 1980
RAGING BULL

starring Robert De Niro;

WINNER BEST ACTOR 1980 ROBERT DE NIRO, BORN: 1943 RAGING BULL

WINNER BEST ACTOR 1980
ROBERT DE NIRO, BORN: 1943
RAGING BULL

 

A film that has since become regarded by the American Film Institute as the 4th Greatest American movie ever made.300px-American_Film_Institute_(AFI)_logo.svg  

4TH GREATEST AMERICAN FILM OF ALL TIME AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE

4TH GREATEST AMERICAN FILM OF ALL TIME
AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE

Selected for preservation by the United States Library of Congress in 1990,Logo_Library-of-Congress_dian-hasan-branding_US-1_zps9da142f5

NOMINEE BEST PICTURE 1980 RAGING BULL

NOMINEE BEST PICTURE 1980
RAGING BULL

just ten years later for being deemed “culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant”.

NOMINEE BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 1980 CATHY MORIARTY BORN: 1960 RAGING BULL

NOMINEE BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 1980
CATHY MORIARTY
BORN: 1960
RAGING BULL

Time is a reliable judge when it comes to the lasting qualities of a film, the same as any artistic endeavour.

NOMINEE BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 1980 JOE PESCI, Born: 1943 RAGING BULL

NOMINEE BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 1980
JOE PESCI, Born: 1943
RAGING BULL

So, we might wonder today how it is Raging Bull did not win Best Picture 1980 which it obviously deserved. Instead that distinction went to Ordinary People

WINNER BEST PICTURE 1980 ORDINARY PEOPLE

WINNER BEST PICTURE 1980
ORDINARY PEOPLE

directed by Robert Redford.

WINNER BEST DIRECTOR 1980 ROBERT REDFORD Born: 1936 ORDINARY PEOPLE

WINNER BEST DIRECTOR 1980
ROBERT REDFORD
Born: 1936
ORDINARY PEOPLE

No place in the 100 greatest American flms ever made list from the AFI.

WINNER BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 1980 TIMOTHY HUTTON,  Born: 1960 ORDINARY PEOPLE

WINNER BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 1980
TIMOTHY HUTTON, Born: 1960
ORDINARY PEOPLE

No recommendation, no nomination has been made regarding Ordinary People.

NOMINEE BEST ACTRESS 1980 MARY TYLER MOORE Born: 1936 ORDINARY PEOPLE

NOMINEE BEST ACTRESS 1980
MARY TYLER MOORE
Born: 1936
ORDINARY PEOPLE

 

NOMINEE BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 1980 JUDD HIRSCH ORDINARY PEOPLE

NOMINEE BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 1980
JUDD HIRSCH
ORDINARY PEOPLE

Is it possible that the incident involving Ronald Reagan

RONALD REAGAN, MOMENTS BEFORE THE SHOTS ARE FIRED MARCH 30, 1981

RONALD REAGAN,  MOMENTS BEFORE THE SHOTS ARE FIRED MARCH 30, 1981

suddenly made Raging Bull cinema non grata?

RAGING BULL UN-NOMINATED FOR REAGAN BACKLASH/

RAGING BULL UN-NOMINATED FOR REAGAN BACKLASH?

Scorcese was accompanied into the theatre that night by FBI agents in fear of assassination. The director had to leave the auditorium before his categories were called. Is it possible? I think it’s probable. I would love for someone to set me straight on this because until proven otherwise there is no way Raging Bull loses Best Picture 1980

DELUSIONAL LETTER WRITTEN BY THE FAILED ASSASSIN TO JODIE FOSTER

DELUSIONAL LETTER WRITTEN BY THE FAILED ASSASSIN TO JODIE FOSTER

except for what the failed assassin said about Jodie Foster. jodie fostermag

jodie fosterpost

Thirty five years later we can finally make right another wrong in the long list of wrongs perpetrated by the election of this man for President.

Reagan kicked off his 1980 campaign in NESHOBA, MISSISSIPPI with a tacit promise to bring back segregation

Reagan kicked off his 1980 campaign in NESHOBA, MISSISSIPPI
with a tacit promise to bring back segregation

Welcome to DeOscarize.com and affirm or appeal my decision to DeOscarize Ordinary People

DEOSCARIZED BEST PICTURE 1980 ORDINARY PEOPLE

DEOSCARIZED BEST PICTURE 1980
ORDINARY PEOPLE

a film by the way you will find to be quite dated and doesn’t come near the impact

TIMOTHY HUTTON, ROBERT REDFORD, ELIZABETH McGOVERN

TIMOTHY HUTTON, ROBERT REDFORD, ELIZABETH McGOVERN

 

ELIZABETH McGOVERN BORN:  1961 as THE COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM DOWNTON ABBEY

ELIZABETH McGOVERN
BORN: 1961
as
THE COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
DOWNTON ABBEY

 

that Raging Bull carries to this day so it shall be the NEW Best Picture 1980

NEW BEST PICTURE 1980 RAGING BULL

NEW BEST PICTURE 1980
RAGING BULL

unless I hear otherwise from you.

NEW BEST PICTURE 1980 RAGING BULL

NEW BEST PICTURE 1980
RAGING BULL

Of course I can see where folks might think I’m wrong. I’m prepared to make my case for DeOscarizing Ordinary People. Can you make the case to prevent it? Is there someone else you would DeOscarize Scofield for?

Let’s discuss it.

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The Next Edition of DeOscarize.com will have us rooting around in the 1930’s. Serious times but not to worry. In this alternate reality that we call DeOscarize.com, we never have to get too serious.

 Copyright © 2015 Thomas O’Neill

 

 

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