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  • keithw
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    Glenda Jackson is returning to Broadway this winter in the play “Three Tall Women”…..I was wondering if she may also return to the movies. She is a two time Oscar winner (Women In Love, A Touch of Class) and also received 2 other nominations (Hedda, Sunday Bloody Sunday) in the span of 5 years. Just wondering if there are some Glenda Jackson fans out there and what they think.

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    Andrew Carden
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    I would love to see it happen. That said, Jackson veered strongly toward the small screen over the most recent years of her acting career, so wouldn’t surprise me if she opts for television work instead.

    OSCAR FLASHBACK: Nicholson at the Oscars (1985) – Prizzi’s Honor

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    Are you wondering can Glenda “Ingrid Bergman” way her to a third Oscar?

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    keithw
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    If she got the right part, I’d say she could be a contender for a third Oscar. Regarding Ingrid Bergman’s Oscar win for “Murder on the Orient Express”….I just recently rewatched that movie. Diane Ladd (Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore) would have been my choice…..though I have yet to see Valentina Cortese in Day For Night ( I own it but haven’t got around to watching it).

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    I’ve heard many say that she did not deserve her first 2 Oscar’s, which could make it hard for them to award her a 3rd time.

    Bergman was Hollywood royalty. Her previous wins did not matter.

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    keithw
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    I think Glenda Jackson’s first Oscar was a given. Her second, though, had a tough lineup. Every single actress nominated when Glenda won for “A Touch of Class” could have easily won in any other year. I just recently watched Marsha Mason again recently on TCM in “Cinderella Liberty”. At the time she was my favourite and she still is. But that is just barely over Jackson, STreisand (The Way We Were), Burstyn (The Exorcist) and Woodward (Summer Wishes Winter Dreams). Glenda Jackson’s last scene in “A Touch of Class” is fantastic!

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    She confessed in 2012 interview that she didn’t do a single thing to win that Oscars. I can’t see her promoting any movie for more than half a year. Unless she pulls something undeniable like Mo’Nique or her status will put her in the race, she won’t make it. She’s very bright, educated woman and awards are pretty meaningless for her in big scheme of life. In the same interview she admitted she didn’t know at the moment where her 2nd Oscar was.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFEPX0i8HI0

    She can opt or not opt to do television or film but still – offers must come first. I think stating that many movie stars suddenly decide to do television over movies is misguided, given that movie offers are probably pretty dire for most actors, even those acclaimed and respected.

    This Broadway show is the first step. I think if she wins Tony Award for it (she’s 0:4 at the Tonys), she will get Triple Crown of Acting which could get her some media coverage and lead to good projects on both screens. Still, she will only do what she wants as she doesn’t have to do anything anymore.

    Her 1st Oscar seems very logical, given underwhelming competition and fascination towards British actresses which started back then (Maggie Smith won one year earlier). 2nd Oscar… well, the category was very up in the air and she got some ‘prestige’ votes despite comedy material. I love how pissed all 3 non-winners (Mason, Woodward and especially Burstyn) were. That’s very nice of Neil Simon to make laugh at Jackson winning and never showing up on “California Suite” which is even more funny now given that the statement was made by Maggie Smith’s character and she never went to the Emmys to collect her awards for “Downton Abbey”.

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    And please someone explain to me that mess Television Academy did in 1971 when they awarded Glenda Jackson 2 wins out of 3 nominations for THE SAME mini-series “Elizabeth R”? She won both Lead Actress in a Drama Series AND Best Actress in a Movie or TV Special for one episode and was additionally nominated in the latter category for different episode. Talk about making their mind.

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    vinny
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    I think that she would be perfect as Polly in a movie version of “Other Desert Cities” or a remake of “Gervaise”.

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    If she got the right part, I’d say she could be a contender for a third Oscar. Regarding Ingrid Bergman’s Oscar win for “Murder on the Orient Express”….I just recently rewatched that movie. Diane Ladd (Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore) would have been my choice…..though I have yet to see Valentina Cortese in Day For Night ( I own it but haven’t got around to watching it).

    Day for Night is likely to be the best movie you’ve seen all year and Valentina Cortese should have won….Ingrid Bergman was right in everything she said.

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    I’ve seen Cortese (who’s fantastic) and Ladd would still be my selection in that category. Usually adore Bergman but that win is a travesty – she’s not even the Best Supporting Actress of her film!

    OSCAR FLASHBACK: Nicholson at the Oscars (1985) – Prizzi’s Honor

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    THIS^^^

    Bergman herself said onstage that Cortese should have won and she was 100% right. It was such a pointless win. She didn’t need a 3rd Oscar for a totally inconsequential role. If they were going to give a movie legend the win for the film then Bacall was the far more obvious choice.

    As for Jackson I saw her in King Lear at The Old Vic last year and she was magnificent (Even if the production wasn’t). I’m pretty certain she’ll have been fielding lots of offers since but will only be choosing projects that she really wants to do. Another nom is a possibility but you can be sure she won’t be campaigning for such a thing. Would be great if she actually showed up at the ceremony this year though.

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    Would be great if she actually showed up at the ceremony this year though.

    I would love to see Jackson and her A Touch of Class co-star George Segal present at the next Oscars!

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    God, I thought that she died. More inventive/specific thread titles, plz!

    I recently discovered “Women in Love” on TCM and adored it. Really glad that Glenda Jackson won for such a bizarre role. Oliver Reed and particularly Alan Bates also deserved Oscar attention. I can’t find “A Touch of Class” in any airings, but I’m very curious about it. After Jackson’s raves on West End for “King Lear,” I figured it was only a matter of time before she made it to Broadway. Not sure if another Oscar run is in her future, and she most certainly wouldn’t bother campaigning for such frivolities. Her life is such a fascinating one!

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    A Touch of Class is not a traditional romantic comedy. The film is a diverting two hours with two smart, likeable characters. I think you will like it.

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    Baby Clyde
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    She’s fantastic in A Touch of Class. It’s one of the most derided wins in Oscar history but in my view it’s thoroughly deserved. Having said that I’ve never seen Woodward who I’ve always assumed would be my actual winner.

    Must sort that out.

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