March 26, 1992
HOLLYWOOD â€” Next week weâ€™ll know for sure. This week we speculate, just for fun, because thereâ€™s no way to second guess the way members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will vote. Not when they pit an animated feature against live actors and nominate
a picture completely ignoring its director Barbra Streisand for Prince of Tides. â€ So … just for fun Iâ€™ll go with â€˜Bugsyâ€ for best picture and its director Barry Levinson for best director.
It would be hard to choose Geena Davis over Susan Sarandon for â€œThelma and Louise. â€™â€™Possibly they could cancel each other out in the voting and Laura Dern could be the winner for “Bombing Rose. â€
Jodie Foster and Bette Midler will have to be happy with just being nominated.
For best supporting actress itâ€™s difficult to predict. They were all excellent, but it would make for such good copy if Diane Ladd and daughter Laura won. You know by now, of course, that they would be the first mother-daughter to win Oscars in the same year.
For best supporting actor itâ€™s anybodyâ€™s guess, and thatâ€™s the way Iâ€™m going to leave it.