Yes, the hallowed Academy (insert appropriate theme music here) has provided us with its choices for The Best Film Miscellany for 1994. And we are properly appreciative.
Now let’s check out the Razzies. The Golden Raspberry nominations came out Monday, recognizing the very worst of 1994 cinema, and we dutifully applaud the list, which includes:
Worst actor - Macaulay Culkin (a three-time nominee) for “Getting Even With Dad,” “The Pagemaster” and “Richie Rich”); Bruce Willis (“Color of Night” and “North.”)
Worst Supporting Actor - O.J. Simpson (“Naked Gun 33”).
Worst Actress - Elizabeth Taylor (“The Flintstones”), Sharon Stone (“The Specialist” and “Intersection”).
People person Nancy Kerrigan on why she turned down a $5 million offer to skate with Tonya Harding (on Boston television): “What’s important is people. Money in the bank, it’s in the bank or whatever. What good is it if you don’t have people?”
Here’s a birthday tidbit we thought we’d Cher with you
Sonny Bono turns 60 today.
Now who’s acting like a royal pain?
Actress Helen Mirren, freshly nominated as Best Actress for her role as the wife of King George III in “The Madness of King George,” has no fondness for the real-life royals. “We pay for them,” she says. “They should give us better value by chopping each other’s heads off instead of spending their time watching horses.”
And a plumber gets paid nearly as much
Jeffrey Masson, noted Freudian scholar, is no fan of psychoanalysis. “By and large, analysts are not scholars and not interested in the pursuit of scientific knowledge,” he told the Berkeley Monthly. “(They are) picayune technocrats. I was going to say `glorified plumbers,’ but that’s not fair, because a plumber knows how to fix something.”
These days, though, he’s trying hard to be the shepherd
Samuel L. Jackson, whose turn as a philosophical hitman in “Pulp Fiction” earned him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination, isn’t exactly an overnight success. The Chattanooga, Tenn., native left town in 1966 to study theater at Atlanta’s Morehouse College. Despite working for years, he didn’t received any real attention until receiving his first Oscar nomination for “Jungle Fever” in 1991.
And then he ordered a tuna-fish sandwich
After 20 years of being Baltimore mayor and then Maryland governor, newly appointed private citizen William Donald Schaefer says he enjoyed an unusual greeting at an Annapolis restaurant recently. One man said, “Look what the cat dragged in.” Then, reports the ex-guv, “Everybody got up and came over and shook hands.”
Which is worse: O.J.’s bark or his bite?
Here’s an item passed on by W. Speers of the Philadelphia Inquirer: Dog World magazine is covering the O.J. Simpson trial.
The following fields overflowed: CREDIT = Compiled by staff writer Dan Webster