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The Oscars Ceremony In The Movies
What happens when art imitates life awarding art

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The Oscars Ceremony In The Movies | Mommie Dearest (1981)
Mommie Dearest (1981)

Camper than a tipi sale, this amped-up bad-taste classic takes a breather to show Joan Crawford (Faye Dunaway) listening in to the 1946 Oscars. Hollywood’s grande dame won Best Actress for Mildred Pierce but was terrified of missing out on the night and, suffering from a (possibly strategic) fever at the time of the ceremony, received her Oscar from director Michael Curtiz in her bedroom. Luckily, she just happened to be made-up and dressed in a fetching robe and jewellery when the press arrived to snap her with her prize, rather than the way most people look when they’re sick, all red nose and thermal PJs. Sadly, such diva-style antics are no longer acceptable. Since Marlon Brando’s antics back in 1973, the Academy has insisted that winners turn up to collect their awards in person, so nowadays Joan would have to face the music in person.
 

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1 RE: The Oscars Ceremony In The Movies
L: Pelle Whitney's Dead Show some respect! ait a minute. So, because she is dead, a movie magazine/website isn't allowed to mention a scene of a movie she was the star of that was set at an Oscar ceremony? Even when they do an Oscars Ceremony In ? They don't mention her death in the piece and they certainly don't mock her so I think they are being ] respectful. More

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Show some respect! More

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