BIL'S BEST ACTOR
I can’t imagine anything more appropriate than Robert Duvall winning an Academy Award for his career-topping performance in Bruce Beresford’s perfect drama Tender Mercies than the fact that he received the statue from the one and only Dolly Parton as co-presenter. Duvall, usually a more obvious and mannered actor, fits perfectly into Beresford’s more subdued vision of the torments and tragedies that push families apart but keep love strong. It’s a wonderful film that has barely aged a day.
Honour Roll: Mel Brooks, To Be Or Not To Be; Tom Courtenay, The Dresser; Albert Finney, The Dresser; Michael Keaton, Mr. Mom
BIL'S BEST ACTRESS
Another career long overdue for tribute was the fabulous Shirley MacLaine, who deservedly…