And the Oscars Goes to…Marty

I take a look back at the delightful romantic drama Marty, which was the Best Picture of 1955 and won its lead Ernest Borgnine Best Actor. Co-star Betsy Blair was nominated for Best Supporting Actress.

Borgnine and Blair tell the story of two people’s search for love and a future. But let’s see how Marty pulls off this small-scale idea.

And the 1930/1931 Best Picture Nominees Are…

I take quick looks at the Best Picture nominees of 1930/1931 (for the first few years of the award, the Academy used a non-calendar year): East Lynne  (1931), The Front Page (1931), Skippy (1931), and Trader Horn (1931).

And the 1929/1930 Best Picture Nominees Are…

I take quick looks at the Best Picture nominees of 1929/1930 (for the first few years of the award, the Academy used a non-calendar year): The Big House (1930), Disraeli (1929), The Divorcee (1930), and The Love Parade (1929).