May 13, 2006

Remind me:

Cause my memory was a mere 5 months old at the time. But how did Whoopi Goldberg lose the Best Actress Oscar for The Color Purple? I mean, how did SHE not become the first African-American actress to win Best Actress a whole generation before she who's name must not be spoken. And I would ask how Denzel Washington lost the Oscar but that was the year that Pacino won. I've never seen Scent of a Woman but I don't particularly care to. The bits of it I have seen look atrocious.

Also, do you KNOW how hard it is to type "Color" without the U. That's a whole lifetime of conditioning gone right there. I hate that. Happened to Pearl Harbor too and all those sorta titles. Bah to American spelling.

3 comments:

adam k. said...

She lost because Geraldine Page had to win... she was old and had been nominated like 8 times. Sad, though, that Color Purple won nothing... and shocking, considering the 11 noms.

Kamikaze Camel said...

I hate the Academy sometimes. They should given it to Geraldine for Interiors and then it'd be alright. I haven't seen Coming Home but Jane Fonda already had an oscar for Klute.

Aah, they make no sense.

Cal said...

sometimes? hmm.. I haven't seen this but I agree about the color/colour thing. It's so horrible.