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Continued: Withering Glance: Snub-a-dub-dub at the Oscars

  • Article by: RICK NELSON and CLAUDE PECK , Star Tribune
  • Last update: February 22, 2013 - 2:36 PM

CP: I would relish a return of a juicy Oscars decade like the 1970s, with best-picture wins for “The French Connection,” “The Godfather” 1 and 2, and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” Liza won. Jane Fonda won twice. And George C. Scott and Marlon Brando each declined their best-actor honors.

 

RN: Can you imagine that happening today? Melissa Leo bought out more ad space than Macy’s when she pole-danced — sorry, campaigned — for 2010’s best supporting actress statuette. It worked. She won.

 

CP: Are we agreed that the talky, Tony Kushner-scripted “Lincoln” should get best picture this year?

 

RN: Yep, along with TK’s adapted screenplay. Lord knows the man gives good acceptance speech.

 

E-mail: witheringglance@startribune.com

Twitter: @claudepeck and @RickNelsonStrib

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