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Sunday, December 23, 2018

Famous Actors Who’ve Surprisingly Never Won An Oscar

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Famous Actors Who’ve Surprisingly Never Won An Oscar
Irina
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Nov 21, 2018

Bette Midler in The Rose

Mister D: Just curious, but is there anybody that disagrees with who is on this list? Is there somebody you would add to it? The only one that really jumped out of the group for me was Meg Ryan. I agree she’s cute, good in her roles, have nothing against her, but I just don’t think she belongs here.

As awards season arrives each year, Hollywood and its fans wait to learn what stars are going to snag the golden statue this year and what movie is going to take home the big prize. However, for some A-list actors, that Oscar statuette has been elusive for years. Read More

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Sunday, June 3, 2018

Bette Midler – The Oscars – Waving To The Crowd – With Date Chas Sanford, Guitarist In Divine Madness – Has Several Great Solo Albums Out – He And Bette Are Still Friends – 1980

Bette Midler – The Oscars – Waving To The Crowd – With Date Chas Sanford, Guitarist In Divine Madness – Has Several Great Solo Albums Out – He And Bette Are Still Friends – 1980

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Please Submit Bette Midler’s Name To The Kennedy Honors Submission Page And Share – Example Given. Thank You!

Mister D: There’s a section where you write why Bette should receive this reward. I hate writing, so I just let whatever flow out of me. You can use this as a template and further improve on it. I left out, looking back, the cultural shifts she started, and how she was so controversial at the time and the barriers she had to break down. You can make it more emotional but you do have to include her accomplishment. Go for it. This is an award I think she really deserves, so please fill it out and share the hell out of the link to this article by clicking on the title of the piece ot just the link provided to the Kennedy Honors Submission Page. Send it to everu Bette Midler fan site or FB group you know. This is not a time to play politics. It’s about coming together as a community.

Bette Midler is long overdue for this reward. She’s had an almost 50 year career and has risen to the top and stayed relevent in each thru each decade which is very rare. From million selling albums to classic standard singles to several Grammy Awards, hit movies and 2 Academy Award nominbations, top record breaking music tours, sold out shows on Broadway and 2 Tony awards, award winning TV specials, and two number one best selling books. Not only that, she has become a great philanthropist and a green activist, ever starting her own foundation to beautify NYC through turning neglects areas of the city into beautiful parks and gardens. Next up for her is tackling something in the education field, most likely in the arts. She truly lives up to the moniker, The Divine Miss M. Thank you, Don Bradshaw Read More

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Friday, April 13, 2018

TOP 10: LOOKING FOR OSCAR GLORY AFTER 1991 (Bette Makes The List Twice)

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TOP 10: LOOKING FOR OSCAR GLORY AFTER 1991
By Sam Coffey – Apr 4, 20180

ACCA 1991As voting continues in ACCA 1991, Awards Circuit celebrates the many great films of 1991, perhaps one of the most historic years in Oscar history.  A number of talented performers, directors, writers, and craftsmen were nominated (or won!) for their great achievements but have somehow not found their way back to the Dolby Theatre.  Mercifully, some actors who remained on this barren list for ages eventually found Oscar glory again, with Robert De Niro landing his first nomination since “Cape Fear” with “Silver Linings Playbook” and Laura Dern doing the same in 2014 with “Wild” following up her first nomination for “Rambling Rose.”  Unfortunately, too many winners and nominees from 1991 have passed away, failing to get back to Oscar since this year, including Jessica TandyJack Palance, cinematographer Adrian Biddle, and shockingly Jonathan Demme.

10. ALLEN DAVIAU – 1991 film – “Bugsy”

The only craftsman to make the list, cinematography Allen Daviau may not be a name that you know by heart, but you should, having shot “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” “The Color Purple,” and “Empire of the Sun“.  He was an often Steven Spielberg collaborator before he began working with Levinson.  The 5-time Oscar nominee landed his nods in less than a decade and was never invited back.  A shame, considering how many iconic images he placed on the screen.

9. KEVIN COSTNER – 1991 film – “JFK”

Hot of the heels of his double Oscar win the year prior, Kevin Costner‘s lack of a Best Actor nomination for “JFK” seems surprising, especially considering the film was the most nominated picture of 1991.  Costner is a true star, and one of the last vanguard of the old A-List of the 80s and early 90s.  He’s been in Oscar-adjacent films in recent years with “Hidden Figures” and “Molly’s Game,” but hasn’t been invited back.  Perhaps he’ll just have to settle for winning Emmys.

8. LAWRENCE KASDAN – 1991 film – “Grand Canyon” Read More

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

On Gypsy “Of all the musical comedies I’ve ever known, it’s the one I have the most affection for, because I love the score.

On Gypsy “Of all the musical comedies I’ve ever known, it’s the one I have the most affection for, because I love the score. It’s big. It’s bombastic. It’s bright. It’s American. It’s full of puns and jokes. Sort of like me.” (1993) – Bette Midler

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Friday, October 20, 2017

On Singing: “It’s much harder than acting. Recording is just torture.

On Singing: “It’s much harder than acting. Recording is just torture. You obsess over every note and every track and every instrument and it’s like being in a dark – this is why I would never be a director – you are in a dark room for months on end and all you have is takeout food. I just couldn’t stand the process of making records, and I think it showed that I was in despair.” (The Washington Post, 1991) – Bette Midler

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

On Pretty Woman: “Pretty Woman” stars Julia Roberts and Richard Gere and they “were utterly adorable together, but that wasn’t romance. That was a fantasy.

On Pretty Woman: “Pretty Woman” stars Julia Roberts and Richard Gere and they “were utterly adorable together, but that wasn’t romance. That was a fantasy. That was a selfish little boy with a tawdry little girl. They weren’t grown-up people, they were just two children. Ingrid and Cary, that’s grown-up… . (The Washington Post, 1991) – Bette Midler

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

On For The Boys: “Well, I did sing and dance again. That was a real thrill for me because we worked with the most wonderful arrangers on this music

On For The Boys: “Well, I did sing and dance again. That was a real thrill for me because we worked with the most wonderful arrangers on this music … and we did the tracks over at Capitol Records where Frank Sinatra used to record. So everybody from Capitol came down and so did people from our group. You couldn’t get a seat at those sessions, and not a dry eye in the house. I slayed ’em – if I do say so myself.” (The Washington Post, 1991) – Bette Midler

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    Sunday, October 15, 2017

    On AIDS Circa 1991: “I think it’s a wonderful thing that Magic Johnson came out and said what he had to say.

    On AIDS Circa 1991: “I think it’s a wonderful thing that Magic Johnson came out and said what he had to say. But I think everyone pretending that it didn’t exist the last 10 years was absolutely criminal. I mean how could the government allow that to happen? If it had been 129,000 little white children {who died}, you can bet they would have raised a stink. You say to yourself, `Is that how the government’s going to treat me if I don’t fall into the category they cherish?’ Who are the people they like? Business people? White business people? What kind of a suit do you have to wear to get by? It’s just absolutely astonishing that nobody came forward,” says Midler, removing her glasses to dry her tears. (The Washington Post, 1991) – Bette Midler

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    On Women in general: I think women are just the greatest creatures

    On Women in general: I think women are just the greatest creatures. “They instinctively understand everything. They know their role, they know what the planet means, they’re not careless. They’re the best creatures and all the way up until high school they’re smarter than the boys. So what I want to know is what happens when they’re 12 that the guys suddenly take over?” (The Washington Post, 1991) – Bette Midler

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