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NEW HONORARY OSCARS
Maureen O'Hara & Harry Belafonte

"This complete's Harry Belafonte's EGOT! Sure it's an honorary Oscar, but to quote Whoopi on this topic (on 30 Rock): "It still counts! Girl's gotta eat!- Charles

"It's time for the AMPAS to look hard at the 70's and 80's for indelible contributions. No need to wait til some of these ladies are 94.- Hayden

 "What I wish they would do is an hour long special devoted to the four recipients. They could show clips and have edited interviews with the honorees. Then it could be shown on PBS or TCM or something." - Dave

 

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FAVORITE FILM BY YEAR

1960 Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock)
runner up: The Apartment (Billy Wilder) 

1961 West Side Story (Robert Wise)
runner up: Breathless (Jean Luc Godard). *A lot more on this year in 2011* for the 50th anniversary.

1962 The Manchurian Candidate (John Frankenheimer)
runner up: Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean)

 

 

1963 Hud (Martin Ritt)
runner up: Federico Fellni's 8 1/2 (Federico Fellini). 

1964 My Fair Lady (George Cukor)
runner up: Mary Poppins (Robert Stevenson) 

1965 The Sound of Music (Robert Wise)
runner up: Darling (John Schlesinger) or Doctor Zhivago (David Lean)... let's just say JULIE CHRISTIE.

1966 Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Jacques Demy)
runner up: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Mike Nichols). 

1967 Persona (Ingmar Bergman)
give or take: Bonnie & Clyde (Arthur Penn). They're only two of the greatest movies of all time.  

1968 Rosemary's Baby (Roman Polanski)
in no particular order: Rachel Rachel (Paul Newman), Funny Girl (William Wyler), Oliver! (Carol Reed), 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick) 

 

1969 The Shoot Horses, Don't They (Sydney Pollack)
give or take Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
(Paul Mazursky) which is far too underappreciated.