Oscar farce: A world where Peter O'Toole can't win a big one any easier than Michelle Wie is out of whack
In their infinite wisdom, the folks at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences elected to deny Peter O’Toole an Oscar for the eighth time. Which makes about as much sense as most of the lame acceptance speeches.
Robbing one of the greatest actors of all time of one of those golden statues that everyone wanted to put on the floor this year is the equivalent of giving Michelle Wie a sports lifetime achievement award.
Peter O’Toole is nearly the Tiger Woods of acting and he gets treated like a two-bit journeyman by his voting peers. Plus, O’Toole is damn funny. If you ever caught the 74-year-old on Letterman, you know the guy has crazy story game.
Well into his later years, O’Toole acted about as young as your average frat boy while looking even older than TravelGolf.com’s own Tim McDonald. He freely - and proudly - admits he spent the bulk of his career drunk (O’Toole, not McDonald).
Who can’t get behind a drunk Irishman?
Apparently, a lot of dumb Academy voters. Come on, the guy’s 74. How many chances do you think he has left?
Peter O’Toole doesn’t have an Oscar. Geoff Ogilvy has a major. Now that’s a crazy world.
Of course if O’Toole could earn it himself like you do in sports, there would be no problem.
Speaking of that, perhaps Michelle Wie will consider a career change. Hollywood and the land of it not earning it, here she comes!
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This said, O'Toole has been deserving for
decades. Let's hope he gets a Lifetime
Achievement Oscar next year.
BTW, Chris, just how many drunk Irishmen
have you been behind? (Sorry--couldn't resist!)
Whittaker was a lock does not understand
the politics of modern America.
O'Toole had no chance, and he knew it.
that! And good point, at that.
When O'Toole clearly deserved top honors for "Lion In Winter," they decided that his depiction on some dead old English king who they didn't know about, they gave it to American Actor Cliff Robertson, who portrayed a simpleton who got smart and then went back to being retarded in the movie, "Charly." Clearly, they never have relished roles of subtletly.
No, they are lemmings. As predictable as the next awards show.
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