When Oscars were Oscars.
On This Day in History tweetz:
On this day 30 years ago – 26 March 1990 – My Left Foot won two Oscars: Best Actor for Daniel-Day Lewis (right) and Best Supporting Actress for Brenda Fricker (left).
Day-Lewis began his acceptance speech by saying, “You’ve just provided me with the makings of one hell of a weekend in Dublin.”
Anna Friel and Brenda Fricker talk about life, work and depression on Living The Life on Sky Arts 1 at 8pm. This is the much-publicised chat where Brenda revealed that she is “completely broke”.
She has since clarified that she is not broke broke, just broke.
(Thanks Barry H)
Festival Director Grainne Humphreys described ‘Cloudburst’ — the tale of two elderly lesbians who escape from a rest home to marry in Canada — as “beguiling as its lovely title suggests”.
However, the 66-year-old film’s lead actress was telling it straight as usual. “It’s a flawed little film. We had no money. There are things wrong with it, we hadn’t enough time — the usual thing but I think it works,” Brenda [Fricker] admitted.
It certainly does, starring Fricker and Olympia Dukakis, as lovers Stella and Dot, ‘Cloudburst’ has been racking up film awards around North America since its release last autumn — most recently winning Best Canadian Film Award at the Edmonton International Film Festival.
Here’s a clip:
Previously: The Toe-Curling IFTAs
(Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)