I don’t know about you but I’ve been having way too much fun poring over the videos the Academy has put up online. For instance, here is 1967 – all of the Redgraves are in attendance. Lady Redgrave. Lynn and Vanessa. Ronald Reagan too. The camera identifies Walter Matthau but not Mike Nichols sitting in front of him.
It still makes my stomach hurt that Emma Thompson was shut out of this year’s Oscar race all because, what, silliness. As usual, the wrong people get punished when the hysteria machine goes into overdrive. But this second video was the Mary Poppins year.
First ever televised broadcast:
Most of the videos disable embedding, unfortunately.