Friday, February 22, 2008

Gone with the Oscars

Whoa. Now this is old school. Below is Hattie McDaniel winning the 1940 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Gone with the Wind (personally, not a performance I liked, but a historic win nonetheless). How crazy is this?! And at the end she just walks off crying. I love it!

5 comments:

adam k. said...

WHOA

Where did you find this? So crazy.

Kamikaze Camel said...

I was watching a clip that AwardsDaily posted of Michael Moore accepting his Oscar for Bowling for Columbine (still brings a smile to my face) and at the end when it shows related videos it had this one and I was like "no way!" but waaay!

James Henry said...

I've seen this before (probably on some random Gone With the Wind documentary) and I love it every time. Such a classy speech and a classy lady. Plus, it's an obvious precursor to Halle Berry's divisive Oscar speech (I personally loved it, but others thought she went overboard).

James Henry said...

I also think that Hattie deserved that award. To match Vivien Leigh like that in scene after scene is quite a test for any actor and she passed with flying colors.

Why aren't you a fan of it?

Kamikaze Camel said...

I just thought it was all one-note.