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    Since her Oscar win for Terms of Endearment in the early 1980s, five time Best Actress nominee Shirley MacLaine has been ignored by the Academy despite stellar work. Which of her snubbed post-Oscar winning performances do you feel is most unjust?

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    PFTE. She was as good as Meryl and certainly was in the running. Her sister-in-law, Annette Bening, got in over her.

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    POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE for sure!!!

    Madame Sousatzka, Steel Magnolias and In Her Shoes and maybe even Bernie too were worthy as well…the rest of these not so much. 

    1983 and before, I would take away her Irma la Douce nod…and maybe even Some Came Running and The Turning Point too.  Dare I say it 1983 was such a stellar year for leading ladies I could think twice about Terms of Endearment!!!

    She was totally robbed of a deserved nod in 1971 for Desperate Characters!!! I could also find place for her in 1979 supporting race for Being There.

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    PFTE. She was as good as Meryl and certainly was in the running. Her sister-in-law, Annette Bening, got in over her.

    They weren’t family then. I’d say Diane Ladd took Maclaine’s spot. 

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    It’s one of those completely inexplicable snubs that defy all logic.

    I cannot fathom how she didn’t get in for ‘Postcards……..’.

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    It’s one of those completely inexplicable snubs that defy all logic.

    I cannot fathom how she didn’t get in for ‘Postcards……..’.

    I have a theory that women who beat Streep for a performance where she deserved to win (Silkwood, Bridges of Madison County) they lose all possibility of subsequent nominations. Both Maclaine and Sarandon won Oscars on their 5th Best Actress nomination from being overdue at the ages of 49.

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    I absolutely love and adore Shirley. I was listening to a broadcast on the radio the other day where, she began coughing uncontrollably and had to stop the interview. She’s ok, thank gawd.
    I’ve loved this woman’s work since forever. Would love to have seen “Some Came Running” up there as well .

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    There is definitely something to the theory that a first time win after a long losing streak means the Academy moves on.

    Sarandon, MacLaine, Al Pacino, Susan Hayward, Gregory Peck all won on at least their 5th attempt never to be nommed again. There aren’t many who have won at such a late stage and continued garnering nominations (Paul Newman and ………???)

    I wonder how Kate Winslett will fair from now on? Certainly this year seems like a non starter.

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    I also agree with Postcards being unfairly snubbed. I thought she was brilliant in the movie. I also agree that Diane Ladd probably took Shirley’s spot. Whoopi, Lorraine, and Mary were in Best Picture nominees and The Grifters was nominated in Best Director, Best Actress, and Screenplay. I remember reading back then that Diane Ladd did a lot of campaigning.

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    I went with Bening because of the Globes but – true – she had more precursors than Ladd that year.

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    CANNES: Jessica Lange & Sarah Jessica Parker join Shirley Maclaine & Alan Arkin in ‘Wild Oats’

     

    Maclaine portrays a widow and retired history teacher who receives a life insurance check accidentally made out for $5 million instead of the expected $50,000. Her best friend, portrayed by Lange, urges her to deposit the money and escape their small town life to the Canary Islands.  Andy Tennant, whose credits include “Hitch” and “Sweet Home Alabama,” is directing from a script by Claudia Myers and Gary Kanew.  If memory serves me correctly, this will be their the first collaboration from Lange/MacLaine!

    http://variety.com/2014/film/news/cannes-jessica-lange-sarah-jessica-parker-joining-shirley-maclaine-in-wild-oats-1201176477/

    (I didn’t see a specific MacLaine thread, so I thought this was as good a place as any to post this news!)

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