And the 1931/1932 Best Picture Nominees Are…

I take quick looks at the Best Picture nominees of 1931/1932 (for the first few years of the award, the Academy used a non-calendar year): Arrowsmith (1931), Bad Girl (1931), The Champ (1931), Five Star Final (1931), One Hour with You (1932), Shanghai Express (1932), and The Smiling Lieutenant (1931).

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.