A. CLARK GABLE GOT ROBBED IN 1935! HERE’S WHY!

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DeOscarize.com, like many films by Woody Allen is based on the premise, “WHAT IF…”

NEW Best Picture 2011 MIDNIGHT IN PARIS GREAT "WHAT IF...?" MOVIE.

NEW Best Picture 2011
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
GREAT “WHAT IF…?” MOVIE.

NOMINEE BEST DIRECTOR 2011 WOODY ALLEN BORN: 1935

NOMINEE BEST DIRECTOR 2011
WOODY ALLEN
BORN: 1935

as in what if  we could get another chance to choose an Academy Award winner who turns out to be more deserving having survived the heartless test of time. We did a DeOscarize with the WHAT IF premise, WHAT IF The Academy had said in 1972 to Marlon Brando,

Marlon Brando   Self-DeOscarized  Best Actor 1972 The Godfather

Marlon Brando
Self-DeOscarized
Best Actor 1972
The Godfather

“You don’t want the award, Marlon? Fine. We’ll give it to someone else.”  Well, I’ve got another “WHAT IF” for us to play around with for a while. What if the Academy had wised up sooner than 1936

WALTER BRENNAN & GALE SONDERGAARD, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR/ACTRESS 1936 DeOSCARIZED.

WALTER BRENNAN & GALE SONDERGAARD, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR/ACTRESS 1936
DeOSCARIZED.

to create its Supporting player awards? That premise would take us back to the 1930’s, 1935 to be exact; the last year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences proceeded without a Supporting Actor/Actress award category. As a matter of fact, 1935 was the reason a supporting player category was conceived. Three actors from the same movie were nominated Best Actor 1935. They were Clark Gable,

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

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

Charles Laughton

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

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

and Franchot Tone.

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

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

All three cancelled each other out, allowing Victor McLaglen to win Best Actor 1935

WINNER BEST ACTOR 1935 VICTOR McLAGLEN  BORN: 1886-1959

WINNER BEST ACTOR 1935
VICTOR McLAGLEN
BORN: 1886-1959

being the only nominee not in Mutiny on the Bounty. But more important than McLaglen not losing was that it kept the King

CLARK GABLE 1901-1960 "BECAME "THE KING" AFTER WINNING BEST ACTOR FOR "IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT" 1935

WINNER Best Picture 1934 IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT

WINNER Best Picture 1934
IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT

from winning another Academy Award and in 1935, in Hollywood, that could not stand; not to Clark Gable.

#1 AT THE  BOX OFFICE 1936 SAN FRANCISCO

#1 AT THE BOX OFFICE 1936
SAN FRANCISCO

So, to prevent that from ever happening to Gable again,

#2 BOX OFFICE STAR 1936 CLARK GABLE with JACK HOLT, SPENCER TRACY & JEANETTE MacDONALD #9 BOX OFFICE STAR

#2 BOX OFFICE STAR 1936 CLARK GABLE with JACK HOLT, SPENCER TRACY & JEANETTE MacDONALD #9 BOX OFFICE STAR

 

#9 MOVIE AT THE BOX OFFI CE 1937 SARATOGA

#9 MOVIE AT THE BOX OFFICE 1937
SARATOGA

 

CLARK GABLE #2 BOX OFFICE STAR 1937 WITH JEAN HARLOW 1911-1937

CLARK GABLE #2 BOX OFFICE STAR 1937
WITH JEAN HARLOW 1911-1937

 

#2 BOX OFFICE MOVIE 1938 TEST PILOT

#2 BOX OFFICE MOVIE 1938
TEST PILOT

 

#2 AT THE BOX OFFICE 1938, CLARK GABLE with MYRNA LOY , 1905-1993 #7 AT THE BOX OFFICE 1938

#2 AT THE BOX OFFICE 1938, CLARK GABLE with MYRNA LOY  1905-1993
#7 AT THE BOX OFFICE 1938

Best Supporting Actor/Actress categories were created by the Academy from then to this day but when Gable did lose again in 1939,

WINNER BEST PICTURE 1939 GONE WITH THE WIND #1 AT THE BOX OFFICE $390 MILLION

WINNER BEST PICTURE 1939
GONE WITH THE WIND
#1 AT THE BOX OFFICE
$390 MILLION

 

 

NOMINEE BEST ACTOR 1939 CLARK GABLE 1901 - 1960 GONE WITH THE WIND

NOMINEE BEST ACTOR 1939
CLARK GABLE
1901 – 1960
GONE WITH THE WIND

that was for a whole bunch of different reasons. 

However, it’s just as likely that Charles Laughton would have won his second academy award in almost as many years for his portrayal of Captain Bligh in 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

Or he might just as easily have won the Best Actor 1935 award for his performance in Ruggles of Red Gapruggles poster

Zasu Pitts, Charles Laughton, Charles Ruggles and Maude Eburne in RUGGLES OF RED GAP (1935).

Zasu Pitts, Charles Laughton, Charles Ruggles and Maude Eburne in RUGGLES OF RED GAP (1935).

or for his incredible portrayal that very same year as Javert in Les Miserables,

NOMINEE BEST PICTURE 1935

NOMINEE BEST PICTURE 1935

 

CHARLES LAUGHTON as INSPECTOR JAVERT in LES MISERABLES 1935

CHARLES LAUGHTON as INSPECTOR JAVERT in LES MISERABLES 1935

although that too would probably have been considered a Supporting role, a timeless, wonderful performance, nevertheless. 

Allow me, therefore, to offer Charles Laughton as a nominee for Best Supporting Actor 1935 for his performance in Les Miz,

NOMINEE NEW BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 1935 CHARLES LAUGHTON 1899-1962 LES MISERABLES

NOMINEE NEW BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 1935
CHARLES LAUGHTON
1899-1962
LES MISERABLES

had the category been available then. I suppose Franchot Tone should be included since we`re in the wonderful world of what if at DeOscarize dot com.

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

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

Who else would have won Best Supporting actor in 1935 had the category been available at that time? Basil Rathbone’s

NOMINEE NEW BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 1935 BASIL RATHBONE 1898-1967

NOMINEE NEW BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 1935
BASIL RATHBONE
1898-1967

 

performance in Anna Karenina

NOMINEE BEST PICTURE 1935 ANNA KARENINA

NOMINEE BEST PICTURE 1935
ANNA KARENINA

would have garnered a nomination for Best Suppoting Actor, I’m quite sure of that.

And Mickey Rooney’s performance as Puck

NOMINEE NEW BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 1935 MICKEY ROONEY 1920-2014 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

NOMINEE NEW BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 1935
MICKEY ROONEY
1920-2014
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

in Max Reinhardt’s film version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream still has great verve and energy to this day.

NOMINEE  BEST PICTURE 1935 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

NOMINEE BEST PICTURE 1935
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Unfortunately or fortunately as the case may be, we do not have the intention to DeOscarize Victor McLaglen Best Actor 1935 on this page. However, consideration at a future date is sure to take place. On this page, we’re here to name a NEW Best Supporting Actor 1935 with the WHAT IF DeOscarize.com premise that the category existed that year. And so with that in mind, you have come to DeOscarize.com to affirm or deny my decision to name Charles Laughton the NEW Best Supporting Actor 1935 for his performance as Inspector Javert in Les Miserables. 

NEW BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 1935 CHARLES LAUGHTON 1899-1962

NEW BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 1935
CHARLES LAUGHTON
1899-1962

So we’ve looked to the NEW Best Supporting Actor 1935. It’s only fair that on the next edition of DeOscarize dot com, we deal with the NEW Best Supporting Actress 1935. As you can see there some interesting possible nominees.

NOMINEE NEW BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 1935 EDNA MAY OLIVER  A TALE OF TWO CITIES

NOMINEE NEW BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 1935
EDNA MAY OLIVER
A TALE OF TWO CITIES

 

NOMINEE NEW BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 1935 ZASU PITTS 1834-1963 RUGGLES OF RED GAP

NOMINEE NEW BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 1935
ZASU PITTS
1834-1963
RUGGLES OF RED GAP

 

 

ruggles poster

 

NOMINEE BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 1965 ELSA LANCHESTER  1902-1986 THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN

NOMINEE NEW BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 1965
ELSA LANCHESTER
1902-1986
THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN

SNUBBED by the ACADEMY BEST PICTURE 1935 THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN

SNUBBED by the ACADEMY BEST PICTURE 1935
THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN

So next time, you will be Welcomed back to the DeOscarize.com world of What if… and a much more alluring alternative reality it is and is becoming all the time. Better be careful with that, I guess.

Of course I can see where folks might think I’m wrong. I’m prepared to make my case for “OSCARIZING” Charles Laughton Best Supporting Actor 1935. Can you make the case to prevent it? Is there someone else to whom you would award Best Supporting Actor 1935?

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 Copyright © 2015 Thomas O’Neill

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2 thoughts on “A. CLARK GABLE GOT ROBBED IN 1935! HERE’S WHY!

    • I stand corrected. Edna May Oliver’s performance in David Copperfield did indeed surpass all other Best Supporting Actress aspirants for that year (for there were no actual nominees, there being no actual Best Supporting Actress award that year) including her own excellent performance in A Tale of Two Cities. Thanks for reminding us of her great performance in David Copperfield. Well done. Call again!

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