OMG in 1983 Sandra Bernhard was denied an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress in The King of Comedy and instead....
they nominated Amy Irving in Yentl.....WHY!!?? OMG!!!! I need a sedative....!!!
Yeah, she's fucking amazing. Although I feel she consumed A LOT of cocaine during filming. Her fighting with DeNiro over who loves Jerry more is hysterical.
From what I gather, The King of Comedy was considered a flop in its day, and has only recently found acclaim. Personally, it's my favorite Martin Scorsese movie because it's not trite mobster bullshit.
It's a fantastic movie, and I love Sandra, but if you look closely she's cracking up at the end of some shots. I think she's noticeably cracking herself up. It gives her performance a sort of amateurish quality.
Sandra still talks about that movie with hints of bitterness that she was overlooked. It's probably time to move on.
It really is one of the great mistakes in Oscar history... nobody else could've delivered that. Not that way. And it holds up, actually gets better with time.
"I just want to put on some Shirelles, I just want to be black!"
R4, Sandra Bernhard could talk about a celestial meeting with God with hints of bitterness.
That is one profoundly unhappy woman.
I agree with R6. She's always made me uncomfortable. TOO much edge.
1983? OP needs to visit our time warp thread. Honestly, DL'ers never moved past that shitty little decade known as the 80s.
Sandra Bernhard did win National Society of Film Critics Award Best Supporting Actress that year.
However Linda Hunt swept almost all of the other critics awards, plus the Oscar for Year of Living Dangerously.
OP is being playful kids.
Because she's a fucking cunt. That combined with ugliness and lack of bankability = vote shortage.
It;s interesting that the New Film Critics didn't support one of its own, and instead went with Linda Hunt for Best Supporting Actress that year.
but Amy Irving? Did she even say anything? All I remember is that scene where Barbra sings about wanting a wife and Amy serves diner.
There must have been countless other possible nominees...(women in The Right Stuff maybe?)
Some thought Amy Irving was the "add insult to injury" nod to Streisand. "Not only are we not going to nominate you as director or actor or the movie as Best Pic but we WILL nominate your young starlet who does nothing but serve dinner and nod. So there, fuck you."
Plus she was still married to Spielberg at the time, right? Sure a few folks at Amblin tried to please the boss. Or wanted to get rid of the shrew and knew this would work. They divorced soonafter.
aaaaand this turns into yet another thread about Barbra.
The Golden Globes that year ignored both Sandra and Amy and went with Tess Harper in Tender Mercies, and two performances I've never seen: Barbara Carrera in Never Say Never Again, and Joanna Pacuła in Gorky Park.
plus Linda Hunt and Cher as the Oscars did (although Cher won the globe.)
That movie was so well casted (casted?), every actor was perfect in their parts. Even Jerry Lewis was great even though he was playing himself as an arrogant, celebrity asshole. Funny how the tables turned when Sandra tied him up. Still, he still maintained that swarmy attitude.
Wasn't Mario Cantone in this one? He was the one who screeched something about getting cance when Lewis refused to talk to Cantones mother on the payphone.
plus Shelly Hack!!!!
[quote]Wasn't Mario Cantone in this one? He was the one who screeched something about getting cance when Lewis refused to talk to Cantones mother on the payphone.
No. That is a woman who yells at Lewis. It isn't listed on Cantone's imdb page...maybe he was an extra? One of the other stalkers?
omg I spelled Shelley wrong...twice!!!!
It's true that Sandra Bernhard was brilliant in KING OF COMEDY.
In her honor, here's a little monologue:
[quote]Personally, it's my favorite Martin Scorsese movie because it's not trite mobster bullshit.
Only a few of his almost 25 feature movies are mobster stories: Goodfellas, Casino, The Departed, perhaps Mean Streets, Gangs of New York.
There's also Hugo, The Age of Innocence, New York, New York, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, The Aviator, After Hours, The Last Temptation of Christ, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, etc.