With viewership of the annual Academy Awards in free fall year after year (blame winner envelope snafus, ENDLESS political pontificating, and just generally ignoring those viewers who want to be entertained, not lectured, etc. etc. etc.) the show must go on...Sunday night to be precise on ABC.
Throw in the pandemic to some degree on top of everything else and well...there's an interesting article by Peter Suderman on all this and more at REASON--just click here.
MOVING ALONG..... Your editor won't be watching and a great many Croton residents have indicated they won't be either...but we will look for the post-ceremony results...
Because after all, politics-and-Hollywood-knows-best-aside, there are some good films out there....
And so with help of the E.C. elves, a little something else instead, with possibly more to follow.....
--GLORIA SWANSON, 3 times nominated, the last time being for her comeback film, SUNSET BOULEVARD; read and see much more at https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2018/12/1950-more-on-crotons-gloria-swanson-her.html
--FAY BAINTER, winner for 1939's JEZEBEL; https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2021/03/more-for-fans-of-crotons-fay-bainter.html
--HAROLD RUSSELL, winner of two Academy Awards, THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES, THE CROTON CONNECTION; go here
--JACKIE GLEASON, lived in Cortlandt, but was a frequent Croton visitor; nominated for an Oscar in THE HUSTLER; more AT https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2020/06/remembering-great-jackie-gleason-his.html
--HOWARD DA SILVA, The Croton Connection, academy award nominations, Two Years Before The Mast, David and Lisa---see more about Da Silva at http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/07/actor-howard-da-silva-croton-connection.html
--ELIZABETH TAYLOR, winner twice, two other film nominations as well, THE CROTON CONNECTION via SUSAN KONIG---well sort of! Go here
--DID YOU KNOW THAT ACADEMY AWARD WINNER KATHERINE HEPBURN GOT HER "BIG BREAK" IN THE CROTON PLAYHOUSE? INDEED SHE DID! http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/06/1932-croton-on-hudson-launches.html
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