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Oscars flashback 35 years ago: Sally Field (‘You like me!’), ‘Amadeus,’ Prince and Stevie Wonder

Oscars flashback 35 years ago: Sally Field (‘You like me!’), ‘Amadeus,’ Prince and Stevie Wonder
“You like me!” It’s been 35 years since Sally Field‘s memorable Oscar speech. Hosted by Jack Lemmon, the 57th Academy Awards ceremony in March of 1985 saw several significant nominees and winners, and a film about a classic composer was the big winner.

She’s been mimicked, parodied and accused of extreme sappiest. But it cannot be denied that Field gave one of the most enduring Oscar speeches in the history of the awards show. Although she had won five years before for “Norma Rae,” Field expressed that the first time around, she was so stunned she couldn’t take it all in. However, this time she exuded pure joy, and many of us at some point have said something to the effect of “. . . this time I feel it. And I can’t deny the fact you like me. Right now, you like me!”

SEESally Field movies: 15 greatest films ranked
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Oscars shocker: Renee Zellweger is only 50 but she’ll be 10th oldest Best Actress winner ever

Oscars shocker: Renee Zellweger is only 50 but she’ll be 10th oldest Best Actress winner ever
Renee Zellweger is all but certain to win the Best Actress Oscar for “Judy.” She is slated to be feted for her portrayal of the mercurial talent that was Judy Garland. If Zellweger prevails as we predict at the Oscars on February 9, she’ll be 11 weeks shy of her 51st birthday.

In youth-obsessed Hollywood, that will make her the 10th oldest Best Actress winner in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards. She will bump Shirley Maclaine, who was just two weeks from turning 50 when she won in 1984 for “Terms of Endearment,” out of the Top 10.

Only two women were in in their 50s when they collected Oscars for their leading roles. Both Shirley Booth and Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”) were 54 when they won. Booth was the older of the two by 120 days when she added an Oscar in 1953 to go with the Tony she had taken home for creating this role.
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Flashback to the 1969 awards season: ‘Midnight Cowboy’ makes Oscar history

Though the cinematic landscape has changed over the past five decades, one thing has remained the same: the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, National Board of Review of Motion Pictures, New York Film Critics Circle and National Society Film Critics have agreed to disagree on many of their choices of the best of the year. So, let’s travel back to awards season 50 years ago and see what these groups selected as the finest in filmmaker in 1969.

Best Picture

Academy Awards: The year of 1969 was truly a watershed for cinema and the Oscars reflected the numerous changes taking place in Hollywood and internationally. The Academy had one foot in tradition and one foot in contemporary cinema. But in terms of best film, “X” marked the spot as “Midnight Cowboy,” the then-x-rated gritty and poignant drama took home the best picture honor. It was the only time in Oscar history, the Academy
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Academy Awards: The 10 Most Nominated Actors Of All Time (& How Many Times They Were)

The Academy Awards are almost here, and with the nominations having just debuted, we thought it was time to take a look back at the most nominated actors to date.

In order to do this, We will be totaling up every Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor a performer has received throughout their career. While some of the nominees have received recognition in other categories, we will only be counting their acting credits.

Related: 10 Best Oscar Best Picture Winners (According To Rotten Tomatoes)

Before we get started, we’re shouting it out to the three actors who won’t be getting their own entry (but do qualify with 8 Oscar noms) including Denzel Washington, Geraldine Page, and Peter O’Toole.

With that out of the way, it’s time to take a trip back through Hollywood history; Here are the ten most nominated actors of all time.
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2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Actress (Updated: January 11)

2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Actress (Updated: January 11)
Historically the Best Actress Oscar has usually been awarded to an ingenue while the Best Actor prize is typically taken by a veteran. But these age biases could be changing. While a whopping 32 of the 92 Best Actress champs have been in their 20s when they picked up their Oscars, the last two women to win were 60-year-old Frances McDormand and 45-year-old Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”). And Colman’s closest rival was Glenn Close (“The Wife”), who was hoping for her first win at age 71. (Scroll down for the most up-to-date 2020 Oscars predictions for Best Actress.)

Fifteen of the 92 Best Actress winners, including Colman, were in their 40s when they took to the stage while 34 were thirtysomething. Julianne Moore was 54 when she finally won after four losses for “Still Alice” in 2015. The only other Best Actress winner in her 50s was theater veteran Shirley Booth who won for reprising her Tony
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Rip Torn Memorials Set For Los Angeles And New York

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Rip Torn Memorials Set For Los Angeles And New York
A memorial for actor Rip Torn, who died last July, is set for family, friends, colleagues, and stars on Saturday, January 18, at Paramount Studios Theatre. The celebration ceremony will be hosted by Torn’s daughter, Angelica Page and produced by Carla Pennington.

Among those expected to speak are actors Sissy Spacek, Sally Kirkland, Estelle Parsons, Jeffrey Tambor, Sandra Bernhard and journalist Michael Riedel.

Torn, whose many credits included a co-starring role on HBO’s The Larry Sanders Show, movies and Broadway productions, died on July 9, 2019, at his home in Lakeville, Connecticut. He was 88.

In New York, friends and family will gather for a memorial hosted by Torn’s widow, actress Amy Wright, and the Torn family on Sunday, February 2, at Greenwich House. A limited number of seats will be available to the general public.

In March, Festival Internacional de Cine Álamos Mágico in Alamos, Mexico, will host a Rip Torn Tribute.
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‘Classics In The Loop’ – Monday Film Series at The Tivoli Continues October 21st with Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?

“I didn’t bring your breakfast, because you didn’t eat your din-din!”

‘Classics on the Loop’ continues at The Tivoli next week with Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? Screenings happen on Monday October 21st at 4 pm and 7 pm . Admission is just $7.The Tivoli is located at 6350 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, Mo 63130. A Facebook invite can be found Here

The 1962 shocker Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? blended Psycho with Sunset Boulevard to compelling effect. One of the great movies about the movies, (and the best movies about the movies bite the hand that feeds them), and the best of director Robert Aldrich’s ‘women’s pictures’. It’s about a couple of self-loathing sisters hauled up together in a decaying Hollywood mansion, a too-close-to-home study of the real life rivalry between stars Bette Davis and Joan Crawford or even as a veiled study of homosexual self-depreciation with the sisters as aging drag queens.
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For shame, Hollywood: Renee Zellweger is only 50 but she’d be 10th oldest Best Actress winner in Oscar history

For shame, Hollywood: Renee Zellweger is only 50 but she’d be 10th oldest Best Actress winner in Oscar history
Renee Zellweger has skyrocketed to the top of our Best Actress Oscar chart for a critically acclaimed performance in “Judy.” She is being hailed for her nuanced portrayal of the mercurial talent that was Judy Garland. If Zellweger prevails at the Oscars next February 9, she’ll be 11 weeks shy of her 51st birthday. In youth-obsessed Hollywood, that would make her the 10th oldest Best Actress winner in the 91-year history of the Academy Awards. Zellweger would bump Shirley Maclaine, who was just two weeks from turning 50 when she won in 1984 for “Terms of Endearment,” out of the Top 10.

Only two women were in in their 50s when they collected Oscars for their leading roles. Both Shirley Booth and Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”) were 54 when they won. Booth was the older of the two by 120 days when she added an Oscar in 1953 to go with the Tony she had taken home for creating this role.
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Bob Ullman Dies: Veteran Broadway Press Agent Was 97

Robert “Bob” Ullman, a longtime Broadway and Off Broadway press agent whose career spanned Ethel Merman, A Chorus Line, Curse of the Starving Class and many others, died of cardiac arrest on July 31 in Bayshore, Long Island, New York. He was 97.

His death was announced by longtime friend (and former Broadway press agent) Rev. Joshua Ellis.

Among the many Broadway productions on which Ullman worked were Ethel Merman and Mary Martin: Together on Broadway, A Chorus Line (from workshop to Public Theater to Broadway), Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne in The Visit, Lauren Bacall in Cactus Flower, The Dining Room, Driving Miss Daisy, Sunday in the Park with George, and over 150 additional Broadway and off-Broadway plays and musicals.

Actors and theater greats with whom Ullman worked include Tallulah Bankhead, Luise Rainer, James Dean, Dame Edith Evans, Geraldine Page, Phil Silvers, Bert Lahr, Rosemary Harris, James Earl Jones, Sam Waterston, Colleen Dewhurst,
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Rip Torn: Fearless Film, TV, and Stage Actor Dies at 88

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Rip Torn, who played characters from Judas Iscariot to the producer on The Larry Sanders Show, dies at 88.

Respected and versatile character actor Rip Torn died Tuesday in Lakeville, Conn., according to Variety. Publicist Rick Miramontez did not release a cause of death, but said Torn was with his wife, Amy Wright, and two daughters, Katie and Angelica. He was 88.

Torn believed actors should “play drama as comedy and comedy as drama,” according to the statement, and the actor was equally at home both. He starred in comedies like Albert Brooks' Defending Your Life and the Men in Black films, as well as TV comedies 30 Rock, playing General Electric CEO Don Geiss, mentor to Alec Baldwin’s Jack Donaghy, and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Torn won an Emmy for his part in HBO's The Larry Sanders Show, and was nominated for a Tony award in
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Emmy-Winning Actor Rip Torn, Who Starred in Men in Black and Disney's Hercules, Dead at 88

Emmy-Winning Actor Rip Torn, Who Starred in Men in Black and Disney's Hercules, Dead at 88
Legendary actor Rip Torn has died. He was 88.

Torn died “peacefully” at his Lakeville, Connecticut home, a rep for the star confirmed to People.

His wife Amy Wright and his daughters Katie Torn and Angelica Page were by his side, according to the Associated Press.

Born Elmore Rual Torn Jr. in Temple, Texas, Torn made his film debut in the 1956 film Baby Doll.

He then studied at the Actors Studio in New York under Lee Strasberg, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Torn went on to star in the play Sweet Bird of Youth and the film Pork Chop Hill in 1959, according to his IMDb.
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Rip Torn, Veteran Actor and "Larry Sanders Show" Star, Dead at 88

Rip Torn, Veteran Actor and
Rip Torn ­– whose seven-decade acting career spanned stage, film, TV and voice roles – has died, a rep for the actor confirmed in a statement to Rolling Stone. Torn died at his home in Lakeville, Connecticut on Tuesday afternoon. He was 88.

Born Elmore Rual Torn Jr. in Temple, Texas on February 6th, 1931, he graduated from University of Texas, where he studied acting before serving in the United States Army.

Torn moved to Hollywood, California, where he scored his first major acting role in 1956 film, Baby Doll. He later moved to New
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Rip Torn Dies: ‘Larry Sanders Show’ Emmy Winner & Broadway Veteran Was 88

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Rip Torn Dies: ‘Larry Sanders Show’ Emmy Winner & Broadway Veteran Was 88
Rip Torn, who played Garry Shandling’s profane, fiercely loyal producer on HBO’s The Larry Sanders Show, co-starred in the original Men in Black films and was a major star of Broadway and Off Broadway during a seven-decade career, died today surrounded by family at his home in Lakeville, Ct. He was 88.

The prolific Torn played the unstoppable and unflappable Artie on Larry Sanders, which aired from 1992-98 and followed the behind-the-scenes and onstage antics of a successful late-night network talk show. Along with scoring a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Emmy in 1996, he was nominated for each of the show’s six seasons.

The year Torn won his Emmy, he also had been up for Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his turn on CBSChicago Hope. In 2008, he earned his ninth and final Emmy nom, for his recurring role as Don Geiss on NBC’s 30 Rock.
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Rip Torn, ‘Men in Black,’ ‘Larry Sanders Show’ Star, Dies at 88

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Rip Torn, ‘Men in Black,’ ‘Larry Sanders Show’ Star, Dies at 88
Actor Rip Torn, who earned Oscar and Tony nominations as well as an Emmy Award and two Obies, has died Tuesday in Lakeville Conn., his representative confirmed. He was 88.

Torn was equally at home in the comedy of the “Men in Black” film series or TV’s “The Larry Sanders Show” (for which he won his Emmy) and in the drama of “Sweet Bird of Youth” or “Anna Christie,” to name two of the numerous classic works of theater in which he appeared.

The actor was nominated for a supporting-actor Oscar in 1984 for his work as a father who confronts tragedy in Martin Ritt’s “Cross Creek,” one of many rural dramas in which he appeared during his career.

He drew a Tony nomination in 1960 for his first performance on Broadway, as the sadistic son of the town boss in Elia Kazan’s original production of Tennessee Williams’ “Sweet Bird of Youth.
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Rip Torn, Actor Known for ‘Men in Black’ and ‘The Larry Sanders Show,’ Dies at 88

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Rip Torn, Actor Known for ‘Men in Black’ and ‘The Larry Sanders Show,’ Dies at 88
Rip Torn, a prolific actor best known for HBO’s “The Larry Sanders Show” and the “Men in Black” franchise, died Tuesday at his home in Lakeville, Connecticut, his representatives said. He was 88.

In a career spanning more than six decades, Torn established himself as a versatile performer, appearing in 10 Broadway plays (and directing one), more than 80 feature films, and dozens of television shows.

Born Elmore Rual Torn Jr. in Temple, Texas in 1931, Torn studied acting at Texas A&m and the University of Texas, and served a stint in the Army before heading to Los Angeles in the mid-1950s. He made his film debut with an uncredited role in Elia Kazan’s 1956 film “Baby Doll,” before relocating to New York City to study at the Actor’s Studio.

Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2019 (Photos)

Torn made his Broadway debut in 1959 as part of the original cast of Tennessee Williams
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Sundance Film Festival Co-Founder Sentenced to Six Years for Child Sex Abuse

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Sundance Film Festival Co-Founder Sentenced to Six Years for Child Sex Abuse
Sterling Van Wagenen, who co-founded the Sundance Film Festival, has been sentenced to at least six years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual abuse of a child.

Judge Robert Griffin delivered the sentence in a Utah court on Tuesday. He said during the proceeding that he hoped the parole board will keep the 72-year-old Van Wagenen in prison longer than the minimum.

Griffin also commended the young victim for reporting that Van Wagenen had touched her on two occasions between 2013 and 2015. Van Wagenen was charged April 2 with sexually abusing a child starting in 2013 when the child was seven years old.

The Sundance Institute issued a statement in April denouncing Van Wagenen and said he has not been connected to the festival since 1993.

Van Wagenen had resigned as a film professor in March from the University of Utah after allegedly admitting in a recording to molesting a minor in 1993, according to the Daily Utah Chronicle.
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Sundance Co-Founder Sterling Van Wagenen Sentenced For Child Sex Abuse

Sundance Co-Founder Sterling Van Wagenen Sentenced For Child Sex Abuse
One of the co-founders of the Sundance Film Festival has been sentenced to six years to life in prison after pleading guilty to sexually abusing a child.

Sterling Van Wagenen was convicted for touching a young girl on two occasions between 2013 and 2015 when she was 7 and 9 years old. The sentencing judge said in court that he hoped the parole board will keep the 72-year-old Van Wagenen in prison longer than the six-years minimum.

In addition to co-founding Sundance with Robert Redford, Van Wagenen was a filmmaker who produced The Trip To Bountiful, which won Geraldine Page an Academy Award. He has not been with the Sundance Institute for more than 20 years.

Van Wagenen declined to apologize when he spoke in court.

“It’s clear that any kind of apology I can make is meaningless at this point,” Van Wagenen said. “So I am not even going to attempt one. I
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Sundance co-founder Sterling Van Wagenen sentenced for child sex abuse

Sundance co-founder Sterling Van Wagenen sentenced for child sex abuse
First Sundance Institute executive director produced The Trip To Bountiful.

Sundance Film Festival co-founder Sterling Van Wagenen has been sentenced to six years to life in prison for child sex abuse.

Van Wagenen, who co-founded the festival that became known as Sundance Film Festival and who served as Sundance Institute’s first executive director, pleaded guilty earlier in the year to two counts of molesting a young girl in 2013 and 2015 in Utah when she was aged between seven and nine.

Delivering the sentence on Tuesday (2), Judge Robert Griffin recommended 72-year-old Van Wagenen serve more than the minimum term.

Prior to sentencing Van Wagenen,
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Sundance co-founder Sterling Van Wagenen imprisoned for child sex abuse

Sundance co-founder Sterling Van Wagenen imprisoned for child sex abuse
First Sundance Institute executive direcror produced The Trip To Bountiful.

Sundance Film Festival co-founder Sterling Van Wagenen has been sentenced to six years to life in prison for child sex abuse.

Van Wagenen, who co-founded the festival that became known as Sundance Film Festival and who served as Sundance Institute’s first executive director, pleaded guilty earlier in the year to two counts of molesting a young girl in 2013 and 2015 in Utah when she was aged between seven and nine.

Delivering the sentence on Tuesday (2), Judge Robert Griffin recommended 72-year-old Van Wagenen serve more than the minimum term.

Prior to sentencing Van Wagenen,
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Today in Soap Opera History (June 13)

1984: Guiding Light's Lujack and Beth hit the beach.

1984: Edge of Night's Gunther noticed something off about Sky.

1985: Patch arrived in Salem on Days of our Lives.

2005: Gh's Michael wasn't thrilled Carly had married Alcazar."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1966: On Another World, Lee (Gaye Huston) gave Mike Bauer (Gary Pillar) a warm welcome home.

1966: Most of Dark Shadows' first episode was taped. Episode #1 was shot twice with the second tape being the one that actually aired.

1983: On All My Children,
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