The only ones I could find. We'll start with three pre and post-nomination ads aiming for the actual gold. This first for Anne Bancroft in The Pumpkin Eater is possibly just a poster but those sometimes double as FYC's when they're focused enough and this one is.
Three more ads and Oscar trivia after the jump...
And I love this corny one which counts down seven reasons why Seven Days in May, a political thriller, deserves to win some gold. I'm assuming it's a pre nomination ad because it's not focused on the art direction and Edmond O'Brien which were its only nominations. That future "Day in April" was April 5th, 1965 when the Oscars were held. Seven Days fared better at the Globes where it picked up four nominations.
And finally here's a bid for a nomination that was unsuccessful from Tony Franciosa for a movie called Rio Conchos. Franciosa had been a Best Actor Oscar nominee for Hatful of Rain (1957) so he wasn't unfamiliar to AMPAS but the Golden Globes liked him more, nominating him twice thereafter (all three times in Best Actor in a Drama). But only three of the Drama nominees from the Globes transferred (both Becket men and Zorba the Greek) to make room for the Globe comedy winner Rex Harrison (My Fair Lady) and Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove who was also Globe nominated but for The Pink Panther instead!
But Franciosa was at least in the conversation or should've been according to Bosley Crowther
It's sometimes alarming how much a difference an Oscar nomination can make in keeping a movie's name in lights. Oscar favor doesn't necessarily translate into longevity or availability for older films but it definitely doesn't hurt.
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