CINEMA JUSTICE FOR GOLDIE HAWN, SUSANNAH YORK!

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NOMINEE Best Supporting Actress 1969 SUSANNAH YORK 1939 - 2011 THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY?

NOMINEE Best Supporting Actress 1969
SUSANNAH YORK
1939 – 2011
THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON’T THEY?

WINNER Best Supporting Actress 1969 GOLDIE HAWN CACTUS FLOWER

WINNER Best Supporting Actress 1969
GOLDIE HAWN
CACTUS FLOWER

O.K.  we are into the 1960’s where we have interesting avenues to explore as we consider my proposal, my intent actually to DeOscarize Goldie Hawn as Best Supporting Actress 1969 for her performance in a rather dated film called, Cactus Flower. I say the film has turned stale and so have the performances within it. Yet there is a film from 1969 that still has the energy it had then, moreso perhaps. I like to put it this way. It’s still got the juice. It’s called They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?gig young6 It stars Jane Fonda in an electrifying performance.

NOMINEE Best Actress 1969 JANE FONDA THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY?

NOMINEE Best Actress 1969
JANE FONDA
THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON’T THEY?

In fact, I believe her Academy Award for Klute in 1971

WINNER Best Actress 1971 JANE FONDA KLUTE

WINNER Best Actress 1971
JANE FONDA
KLUTE

was a belated award for her performance in this film from 1969. Jane Fonda did not make a movie in 1970, being otherwise occupied elsewhere.

JANE FONDA 1970 Excercising her first amendment rights of free speech!

JANE FONDA 1970
Excercising her first amendment rights of free speech!

There were other nominations from this movie for, Best Director,

NOMINEE Best Director 1969 SYDNEY POLLACK 1934 - 2008 THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY?

NOMINEE Best Director 1969
SYDNEY POLLACK
1934 – 2008
THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON’T THEY?

Best Supporting Actor,

WINNER Best Supporting Actor 1969 GIG YOUNG 1913 - 1978 THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY?

WINNER Best Supporting Actor 1969
GIG YOUNG
1913 – 1978
THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON’T THEY?

I already told you about that in my promise to make sure Bruce Dern is selected Best Actor 2013; in our DeOscarize.com world if not the real one.

NOMINEE Best Actor 2013 BRUCE DERN NEBRASKA

NOMINEE Best Actor 2013
BRUCE DERN
NEBRASKA

There was, too in 1969 a Best Supporting Actress nomination for Susannah York an actress severely underrated and therefore unfairly overlooked.

NOMINEE Best Supporting Actress 1969 SUSANNAH YORK THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY?

NOMINEE Best Supporting Actress 1969
SUSANNAH YORK
THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON’T THEY?

You have got to see They Shoot Horses Don’t They just to enjoy all these wonderful performances that just sizzle, especially the performance by Susannah York. By this time 1969, Susannah York had already accumulated an impressive collection of roles in some very prestigious and successful movies. Her debut performance of 1960 in Tunes of Glory tunes of gloryshould have been nominated; so too, the film and its lead actor the great Alec Guinness.

Susannah York & Alec Guinness SNUBBED BY THE ACADEMY 1960 Tunes of Glory

Susannah York & Alec Guinness
SNUBBED BY THE ACADEMY 1960
Tunes of Glory

Then there was Tom Jones the winner of Best Picture 1963Poster_-_Tom_Jones_01 which already had three supporting actress nominations that’s three from the same movie.

NOMINEE Best Supporting Actress 1963 DIANE CILENTO 1933 - 2011 TOM JONES

NOMINEE Best Supporting Actress 1963
DIANE CILENTO
1933 – 2011
TOM JONES

So, even if Susannah York had been nominated, as she should have been instead of Diane Cilento, it is still unlikely that such a divided vote would have ended differently.

NOMINEE Best Supporting Actress 1963 EDITH EVANS 1888 - 1976 TOM JONES

NOMINEE Best Supporting Actress 1963
EDITH EVANS
1888 – 1976
TOM JONES

NOMINEE Best Supporting Actress 1963 JOYCE REDMAN 1918 - 2012 TOM JONES

NOMINEE Best Supporting Actress 1963
JOYCE REDMAN
1918 – 2012
TOM JONES

Margaret Rutherford would have remained Best Supporting Actress 1963.

WINNER Best Supporting Actress 1963 MARGARET RUTHERFORD 1892 - 1972 THE VIPs

WINNER Best Supporting Actress 1963
MARGARET RUTHERFORD
1892 – 1972
THE VIPs

Such a dilemma would occur again when all of these wonderful actors who appeared in The Godfather were nominated Best Supporting Actor 1972. Aah, 1972, the year of The Godfather. Same type of result took place if I’m not mistaken except that Joel Grey really did deserve his Academy Award. Anyway, I would also be loathe to DeOscarize Margaret Rutherford who was such a perennial character actress and whose filmic charm remains delightfully and surprisingly vital. Check out her Miss Marple series.

MARGARET RUTHERFORD as MISS MARPLE MURDER, SHE SAID 1961

MARGARET RUTHERFORD
as MISS MARPLE
MURDER, SHE SAID 1961

They are still very entertaining films and hold up very well after fifty years. Which means she was performing in the era of Beatlemania

BEATLEMANIA 1964

BEATLEMANIA 1964

BEATLEMANIA 1964

BEATLEMANIA 1964

whereby anything British had box office value and that kept actresses like Susannah York working very steadily throughout the sixties, Susannah York particularly enjoying roles in very important and popular films. Oh and there’s the obligatory hip, swinging sixties type movie that always featured a British cast member, kaleidescopeSusannah York included. That notwithstanding in 1969 Susannah York received a well-deserved nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

NOMINEE Best Supporting Actress 1969 SUSANNAH YORK THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY?

NOMINEE Best Supporting Actress 1969
SUSANNAH YORK
THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON’T THEY?

It is this performance that still draws an emotional response to this day so, for her body of work and for this performance I say Susannah York deserves to be the NEW Best Supporting Actress 1969.

NEW Best Supporting Actress 1963 SUSANNAH YORK THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY?

NEW Best Supporting Actress 1963
SUSANNAH YORK
THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON’T THEY?

Ok, ok, we’re not done yet, not nearly. Let us return to Goldie Hawn.

WINNER Best Supporting Actress 1969 GOLDIE HAWN CACTUS FLOWER

WINNER Best Supporting Actress 1969
GOLDIE HAWN
CACTUS FLOWER

Frankly, I don’t think her performance in Cactus Flower was Academy calibre even then. This movie was basically what a person in his fifties thought a person in his twenties would enjoy. Cactus Flower was a fifty year old’s version of hip in the 60’s. However the hippest thing going in Hollywood in the 60’s was a television show called Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-in.laughin2 Everybody who was anybody in Hollywood wanted to be on this show and Goldie Hawn was emerging as the brightest star in the Laugh-In cast.

THE CAST OF ROWAN & MARTIN'S LAUGH-IN 1969

THE CAST OF ROWAN & MARTIN’S LAUGH-IN 1969

She was definitely what would later be defined as the flavour of the month only back in the sixties the flavours lasted a lot longer than that. So that’s my theory on how Goldie Hawn could possibly prevail over Susannah York because we still have to make up for Goldie Hawn’s lost Academy Award and I’ve got a better one for her, anway; she being in a much better film with a much, much, much better performance. In 1974 Goldie Hawn

SNUBBED BY THE ACADEMY 1974 Best Actress GOLDIE HAWN THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS

SNUBBED BY THE ACADEMY 1974
Best Actress
GOLDIE HAWN
THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS

starred in a quirky, wonderful film directed by a young up and coming director making his feature film debut with a movie called The Sugarland Express.sugarland_express_ver2_xlg The director was Stephen Spielberg.

SNUBBED BY THE ACADEMY 1974 Best Director STEVEN SPIELBERG THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS

SNUBBED BY THE ACADEMY 1974
Best Director
STEVEN SPIELBERG
THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS

This film is forty years old and still has juice with some sparkling performances especially by Goldie Hawn. She’s fantastic in this movie and deserves to be named The NEW Best Actress 1974

NEW Best Actress 1974 GOLDIE HAWN THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS

NEW Best Actress 1974
GOLDIE HAWN
THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS

especially in light of the fact that she wasn’t even nominated and she sure should’ve been. So justice to Goldie Hawn is about to be done by DeOscarize dot com which means we have to DeOscarize Ellen Burstyn for her performance in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.

Ellen Burstyn   Best Actress 1974    DeOscarized

Ellen Burstyn
Best Actress 1974
DeOscarized

You may recall we named Ellen Burstyn The New Best Supporting Actress of 1972 for her performance in The King of Marvin Gardens

NEW Best Supporting Actress 1972  ELLEN BURSTYN  The King of Marvin Gardens

NEW Best Supporting Actress 1972
ELLEN BURSTYN
The King of Marvin Gardens

and I stated then that I believe Ellen Burstyn would have won an Academy Award in 1974 for anything in which she appeared because there were many who felt she missed out on a well-deserved Best Actress Award the previous year in 1973 for her performance in The Exorcist.

NOMINEE Best Actress 1973 ELLEN BURSTYN THE EXORCIST

NOMINEE Best Actress 1973
ELLEN BURSTYN
THE EXORCIST

So in all good conscience, I hereby deoscarize Ellen Burstyn and declare Goldie Hawn the New Best Actress of 1974 for her brilliant performance in The Sugarland Express. See this movie. Just a reminder we are also DeOscarizing Goldie Hawn for her stale performance which was not her fault for she had not much to work with in The Cactus Flower

DeOSCARIZED Best Supporting Actress 1969 GOLDIE HAWN CACTUS FLOWER

DeOSCARIZED Best Supporting Actress 1969
GOLDIE HAWN
CACTUS FLOWER

giving justice to Susannah York who shall be declared The New Best Supporting Actress 1969 for her performance in They Shoot Horses Don’t They?

NEW Best Supporting Actress 1969 SUSANNAH YORK 1939 - 2011 THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY?

NEW Best Supporting Actress 1969
SUSANNAH YORK
1939 – 2011
THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON’T THEY?

See that film too. It’s stunning. So, Come to DeOscarize dot com and support or oppose my efforts to make right the wrongs of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Also see these movies. You won’t regret it. They are worth your time and attention. Then return to DeOscarize dot com to say thanks DeOscarize dot com for turning me on to another movie gem. Seeking cinematic justice, bringing little gems of movies to your attention! It’s all good at DeOscarize dot com.

Of course I can see where folks might think I’m wrong. I’m prepared to make my case for DeOscarizing GOLDIE HAWN and ELLEN BURSTYN to give due credit to SUSANNAH YORK and GOLDIE HAWN. Can you make the case to prevent it? Is there someone else you would DeOscarize GOLDIE HAWN for, or ELLEN BURSTYN if anyone? Let’s discuss it.

 Name your own Nominee!

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