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South Texas Community News, Vol. 2, No. 8, April 20, 1978 - File 006. 1978-04-20. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. February 21, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/2423/show/2403.

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Title South Texas Community News, Vol. 2, No. 8, April 20, 1978
Date April 20, 1978
Language English
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  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • San Antonio, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
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  • Text
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM) Digital Archive
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Title File 006
Transcript Pa*e5 Community News THE REEL THING Zac Sterling Well, the Academy Awards are over, and I'm still alive. I,ve survived another year . To those of you who screamed with joy when Peter Firth lost, thinking I would pull through with my suicide threat, I'm happy to say that when ANNIE HALL started winning the major awards, it helped to heal my wounds and discomforts about Peter, He will see his day, and his performance in EQUUS is a thousand times better and more complex than Jason Robards* in ffULIA. The fact that he is not a "popular face" (so to speak*) in Hollywood, and the film he was nominated for was not as common and every day tired as JULIA, makes me understand (but not con- done,) his loss. The Academy is notoriously known for giving sentiment awards over tai* ent. But this year, by giving awards to "Annie Hall," Diane Keaton and Richard Drey- fuss, they chose fresh new talents, over old and boring faces. I do feel a touch sorry for Richard Burton, who was at his very best in EQUUS. This was also his seventh time to be nominated. It seems they are never going to actually give him an Oscar. I am extremely happy that THE TURNING POINT did not win even one award. (It's nominations were more than it's worth.) As for the Academy Award Ceremony, itself... it seemed somewhat usual. The dull and. silly musical numbers in the beginning were nothing buUHiime fillers. All everyone "'really wants to know is who won. For a while the ceremony almost seemed like a telethon. Two documentaries about handicapped children were awarded oscars, and the first song nominee, "You Light Up My Life," was sung by Debbie Boon, while eight little deaf gir&s "sang" the song in sign language. I kept waiting for the telephone number to appear on the screen so I could send in my donation. As a matter of fact, all the "Best.Sor,*;' Song" nominees were quite a mess. Jane Powell did a senior-citizen, slowed down version of The Waltz from "The Slipper & the Rose," and Aretha Franklin took the liberty of completely changing the melody of "Nobody Does It Better." ("You Light Up My Life," by the way, was the winning songi just as I predicted.) I guess it is my tarn now to step in and say what I though of Vanessa Redgrave's acceptance speech, upon recieving her oscar for "Best Supporting Actress." I know that I must be the only one who feels this way, (or so everyone keeps telling met) but I thought she handled it tastefully and it was beautifully worded. I was certainly embaressed for Paddy Chayevsky, Who later publicly "served" Vanessa, claiming that for Ms. Redgrave to have given a simple "thank you" would have been sufficient. Well, as I see it, for him to have kept his ugly mouth shut would have been sufficient. Chayevsky, (winner of awards for his ludicrous screenplays of NETWORK and THE HOSPITAL.) has always been outspoken, but he had no right to say what he did. AwaeME In case you are unfamilier with the incident, Ms. Redgrave financed and narrated a documentary titled THE PALASTINIANS. For this, the Jewish Defense League, .after unsuccessfully demanding that 20th Century Fox never again hire her for a picture again, protested outside the auditorium, with 4-00 persons, demanding that she be stricken from the nominee list. She thanked the Academy members^^^ for "standing firm" on their vote. She spoke of the "witch 'Bunt" days of the MacCarthy- Nixon period, and though hissed at by a few members, recievea rave applause at the end of-lier speech. For Ms. Redgrave to have ignored the incident would have been unthinkable. Everyone knew what was happening, and she was not about to act as though they didn't. As for Chayevsky- I would have to something foul to express my feelings about him at this moment, so I will just pass the thought. As the awards soared on, I was upset to see CIiOSE ENCOUNTERS only win 2, but I was happy enough every time STAR WARS beat out over JULIA and THE TURNING POINT. (Needless to say, they are not two of my favorite movies.) RICHARD DREYFUSS wins "Best Actor of the Year" for THE GOODBYE GIRL. When Woody Allen won "Best Director" I flew to heaven and back. I never expected it. I was just certain it would be that ever grumpy Herbert Ross. I swear, that man has a chip on his shoulder that is just incredible. Of course, I predicted Spielberg, but I'm pleased with Allen. ANNIE HALL went on to win "Best Picture,"..Screenplay, and "Best Actress" ■for Diane Keaton, whom I love' to death. She was incredible in both ANNIE HALL and LOOKING FOR MR. GO0DBAR. "Best Actor" and though I was No matter how hard I tried, I just could NOT make PETER- FIRTH win for EQUUS■ Richard Dreyfuss got the oscar for THE GOODBYE GIRL pulling for Burton, Dreyfuss is definetely my second favorite. He seems to be a wonderful person. I can't believe that MADAME ROSA (practically unknown except to New Yorkers,) won "Best Foreign Film" over popular contenders such as A SPECIAL DAY, IfHIGINEA. and THAT OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE. Lately, the Academy members have;started choosing the most obscure nominee as the winner.- Everyone was shocked last year when SEVEN BEAUTIES and'fiOUSIN, COUSINE both lost out to the (then totally unknown) BLACK AND WHITE IN COLOR■ Leave it to the Academies tothro5?afleast one surprise every-Tresrr*-
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