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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 | California Suite (1978)
California Suite (1978)

The role that bagged Maggie Smith her second Academy Award also carved a little piece of movie history: the great Dame was the first and only Oscar winner to win her prize by playing an Oscar loser, movie star Diana Barrie. This comedy of manners is set during the lead-up to the event and was even partly shot outside the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the actual 50th Academy Awards. Looking for vérité? Well, look, there’s the real Richard Burton on a TV monitor at the real Oscars. Director Neil Simon took a pretty big chance here. We don’t need to know science to tell you that if anyone ever tries to reprise all this art-imitating-life madness in a Maggie Smith biopic and they win an Oscar for it, all existence as we know it will be sucked into a vortex.
 

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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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