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    This is an odd and interesting year. Two of the five best actor candidates are filmed one man shows and on the other side there were so few women that Ellen Burstyn started a movement (if somewhat misguided) to eliminate the Best actress category as a way of protesting the lack of female roles.

    All that plus at the Golden Globes Nashville got 4 nominations for supporting actress yet somehow Brenda Vaccaro won for an trashy soap opera ish movie.

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    Andrew Carden
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    Vaccaro aggressively self-campaigned, which explains how she won a Globe and was Oscar-nominated for a film just about everybody hated.

    OSCAR FLASHBACK: HORROR at the Oscars! Chapter II (1960-1979)

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    marcelo
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    Karen Black and Donald Sutherland in The day of the Locust deserved nominations.

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    Julie Christie in BA for Shampoo.

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    pacinofan
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    John Cazale in Best Supporting Actor for “Dog Day Afternoon”. Add Charles Durning for the same movie. I preferred both of them over Chris Sarandon’s Oscar nominated cameo in “Dog Day”. I also prefer Henry Gibson’s vain and nasty country music star in “Nashville” to several of the nominees in the best supporting actor category.

    I also believe John Cazale should have been Oscar nominated the year before for “The Godfather Part II”. He was better than any of the three supporting actors nominated for that film, and yes I am saying I preferred him to Robert DeNiro.

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    Andrew Carden
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    George Burns’ nomination was head-scratching, let alone the win. That category should’ve been jam-packed with men from Dog Day, Cuckoo’s Nest and Nashville. (Though I don’t mind Jack Warden’s nod.)

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    pacinofan
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    George Burns’ nomination was head-scratching, let alone the win. That category should’ve been jam-packed with men from Dog Day, Cuckoo’s Nest and Nashville. (Though I don’t mind Jack Warden’s nod.)

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    Ditto on everything you said including the bit about Jack Warden.

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    Royal Night
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    The thing I have never understood was how Nashville wasn’t nominated for a Screenplay nomination.

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    clay bryce
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    Henry Gibson – Nashville
    Goldie Hawn – Shampoo

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    BTN
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    Definitely Barbara Baxley and Henry Gibson in Nashville.

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    RobertPius
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    The thing I have never understood was how Nashville wasn’t nominated for a Screenplay nomination.

    I guess because the film was sort of improvised they felt that Joan Tewkesbury really didn’t do that much.

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    Andrew Carden
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    Teweksbury was totally expected to be a nominee, though – she garnered both Globe and WGA nods and won at LAFCA too. I think you’re right as to exactly why she was overlooked but no way were nominees And Now My Love or Lies My Father Told Me expected to get in before Nashville.

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    RobertPius
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    Teweksbury was totally expected to be a nominee, though – she garnered both Globe and WGA nods and won at LAFCA too. I think you’re right as to exactly why she was overlooked but no way were nominees And Now My Love or Lies My Father Told Me expected to get in before Nashville.

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    I’ve never even head of those films. I have to look them up! Those are pretty obscure. Were they films from the Z channel? That is how most of those small films (Hester Street) got in.

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    Andrew Carden
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    I’m not terribly familiar with the two films, though it’s notable that both were eligible for Best Foreign Language Film and missed there, yet managed screenwriting nods.

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    Rev Scott
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    Richard Benjamin, The Sunshine Boys
    Robert Shaw, Jaws

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