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In the history of the Academy awards there are only four actresses in 87 years who have been nominated at least 5 times, yet never won an award. We have already seen to Deborah Kerr
and readily righted the wrong that was done to this excellent film actress.
Then there was the great character actress Thelma Ritter
who deserved many more nominations than the 6 she received and was awarded not one. Justice will better serve Thelma Ritter one day as we file her away for future consideration at DeOscarize.com Glenn Close has been close 6 times as well without receiving the proverbial cigar.
However Ms. Close is alive and kicking and no doubt will have ample opportunity to receive an award from the Academy that has been long overdue.
Someone not so fortunate is Irene Dunne who received only five nominations in her lifetime which ended in the 1990.
She should have received at least 8 nominations that I could count but to have received no award at all when considering the quantity and the quality of some brilliant screen performances she provided, well, that is just further testament as to how wrong people can be; the people in this case being the acting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Why didn’t Irene Dunne win any? My contention is that Comedies weren’t lofty enough for film actors who were intimidated and made to feel inferior by the onslaught of Broadway actors arriving in Hollywood daily since the dawn of talkies. And so comedies like The Awful Truth get snubbed as do comedy performances. The Awful Truth is allowed Cary Grant to find his voice and comedy style giving performances that got snubbed by the Academy all too often.
And Are you telling me Olivia De Havilland deserved an award in 1946 for that trite To Each His Own
while Irene Dunne is denied an award for her wonderful performance in Anna and the King of Siam.
on stage and Deborah Kerr on film.
For shame members of the Academy. However we did DeOscarize Olivia De Havilland to make Jane Wyman the New Best Actress of 1946 for her performance in The Yearling; a great performance and a complete departure from anything Jane Wyman had done before. Much better than her own award winning performance in Johnny Belinda whose standards of communicating with the deaf were laughably outdated.
Since we have already made Jane Wyman the NEW Best Actress 1946 for a much more poignant performance, I make no hesitation in doing the following for the sake of cinematic justice that should add to the immortality of Irene Dunne and rightly so.
So now that you’re at DeOscarize.com it is time to affirm or appeal my decision to DeOscarize Jane Wyman for Johnny Belinda
and make Irene Dunne the NEW Best Actress 1948 for her wonderful warm characterization in I Remember Mama and in recognition of her great film performances that the Academy denied or snubbed unfairly. You better have a good argument to make me change my mind.
Gosh, it feels good to do justice to a great film artist like Irene Dunne.
I`m not a fan of her politics and she sure didn`t do the world any favours by being one of the influential voices that talked Ronald Reagan
into getting into the game. I don`t hold an artist`s politics against him; his private life either. Who cares? Produce great films and great film performances. That`s all that matters to me and that`s what counts at DeOscarize dot com. Come again to share your thoughts and give voice to these decisions.
Of course I can see where folks might think I’m wrong. I’m prepared to make my case for DeOscarizing Jane Wyman. Can you make the case to prevent it? Is there someone else you would DeOscarize Jane Wyman for? Let’s discuss it.
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