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Academy Award Losers, 1912-1939: Great Performances in the Oscar Hall of Shame, Vol. 1 (Past Times Film Close-Up Series Book 5)

Academy Award Losers, 1912-1939: Great Performances in the Oscar Hall of Shame, Vol. 1 (Past Times Film Close-Up Series Book 5)[Kindle Edition]

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Overview: Academy Award Losers

How could Barbara Stanwyck, Judy Garland, Myrna Loy, Louise Brooks and other luminary actresses of the movies’ golden age fail to win a competitive Oscar? How could such legends as Buster Keaton, Cary Grant, Fred Astaire, or Peter Lorre never once achieve such honors? <br><br>Many of the movies’ best actors never won the ultimate recognition, the Academy Award, and many more were never even nominated. In an alternate and more equitable universe, things might have been different—especially for actors of color like Louise Beavers and Dorothy Dandridge.<br><br>The Oscar Hall of Shame is crammed with iconic movie performances that failed to merit a nomination. One of the most beloved films of all time, “The Wizard of Oz,” boasts no fewer than seven legendary performances yet received not a single acting nomination. This book attempts to offer some perspective, from the point of view of a show business historian and lifelong movie aficionado.<br><br>Although most of the actors of the silent era did their finest work before the Academy Award were first presented in 1928, the honorees in this book begin in 1912 and extend to 1939. The Academy failed to consider performers in short subjects, or recognize anyone in the supporting category until 1936; the book does not follow these constraints. (1940-1959 will be covered in a projected Vol. 2; and 1960-1979 in Vol. 3.)<br> <br>Bonus features include lists of Top Ten Losers in Each Category; and the author’s picks for the Worst Performance in Academy Award History as well as the Worst Performance in a Non-Oscar Winning Role.
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Language English
Publication Date December 21, 2012
Publisher Past Times Publishing Co.
Contributor(s) Jordan Young
Binding Kindle Edition
Page Count 86
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  1.  A Whole New Appreciation of my Favorite Classic Films 8 August, 2014 On Junglee.com
    For a classic Hollywood aficionado, this is a must read book. Jordan Young knows the inner workings of Hollywood, and more importantly knows the players. In Academy Award Losers, 1912-1939: Great Performances in the Oscar Hall of Shame, Vol. 1, Jordan Young takes a peek behind the curtains at what some would call “classic snubs” and others would call “being at the right place at the wrong time”. I just watched the Wizard of Oz and it had new meaning to me after having read this book. This is a look at cinema past that you don’t want to miss. Everyone should have this on their Kindle. I can’t wait for Volumes 2 and 3 to recall the movies and actors of my youth.
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