Sunday, February 27, 2011

Best Actress Oscar: 1963

I want to thank ClassicBecky, Classic Film & TV Cafe, Kevin's Movie Corner, and Noir and Chick Flicks for participating in this past week's mini-blogathon on the 1963 Best Actress Oscar race. What great and informative posts by everyone!

I also want to thank everyone who stopped by to read the posts.

To commemorate Oscar Day, which really should be a national holiday, here is a clip of the announcement of the Best Actress Oscar from 1963.

Watch the clip!

I was taken aback by the description of both Leslie Caron's and Natalie Wood's characters as women with "technical difficulty." Hmmmm. Patricia Neal was pregnant and could not attend the ceremony, and she was in London, so I'm assuming the clip they show of her was pre-taped.


  1. Thanks so much for your kind words. I had a great time with the Patricia Neal post. I watched that clip, and Gregory Peck was so funny in his use of "technical difficulty." You could tell everyone was laughing about someone's idea of censorship about the word pregnancy. While I was at Youtube, I also watched the clip of Rita Moreno winning best supporting actress for West Side Story. Check that one out. It's hilarious -- both from Rita and Bob Hope after she comes to the podium!

  2. That is a great clip! Today's winners could learn from her brevity, and Bob always had a good comeback.

  3. Thank you for putting together the blogathon, I thought it was a lot of fun and look forward to the next one.

    Also, thank you for sharing the wonderful video.. It was very cute when Gregory Peck said "technical difficulty." talking about girls who found themselves in the family way :)

  4. I'm glad you enjoyed it and I am so glad you participated. That video is great, isn't it? That phrasing still makes me laugh.