Sunday, February 27, 2011

Movie Monday

This week's movie topic is all about Memorable Oscar Moments... Share on your blog memorable moments that stood out for you, linking back here for others to see.

As a Katharine Hepburn fan and Oscar junkie, I'd like to include a photo from that night in 1982 when she accepted her fourth Best A
ctress Award, a feat most likely never to be duplicated. But I can't because The Great Kate didn't do awards ceremonies, saying they gave her "dyspepsia." So instead I'll post a photo of her On Golden Pond costar's victory that night. Henry Fonda was unable to attend because of fragile health, so daughter Jane accepted on his behalf. Instead of going to after-awards parties, Jane (still in couture) delivered the Oscar to its wheel-chair bound owner. Because of the movie's subject matter, because she produced it for her dad, and because of their publicly tempestuous father-daughter relationship, I found this enormously touching.

C'mon, aren't these two just the cutest damn Oscar winners you've ever seen? Oscar night, 1998, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck accept the award for best original screenplay for Good Will Hunting. I fell a little in love with both of them that night (I mean, as dates, they brought their moms!), and over the years they have given me no reason to reassess my crush.


  1. Thanks for the memory of Jane Fonda with her dad. That was truly special.

  2. Great choices; loved the win for Ben Affleck and Matt Damon! :)

  3. What I loved so much when Matt & Ben won was that when they were being interviewed after the win in a room full of national press, the local Boston entertainment reporter was there and asked them a question. Their eyes lit up at the familiar face and they were so excited that she was actually there asking them a question. They really felt like they had made the big time then. They have come a long way - but still seem to remain decent dudes.


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