25 Jan

The Oscar nominations announced today were pretty surprising in many, many cases.  Had I been writing this blog on the day the nominations for the films of 1967 were announced, I would have written that very same sentence.  I bet you thought I was going to say that.

Back then Sidney Potier didn’t get nominated for his amazing turn in ‘In the Heat of the Night,’ nor for his performance ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.’  And he was also shut out for his role in ‘To Sir, With Love.’  All three of these films were released in 1967.   And that title track, one of the best songs ever, didn’t get nominated for Best Song either.  Unbelievable!  Crazily, neither did “Mrs. Robinson” from The Graduate.

In lieu of an Academy Award – which is what “To Sir With Love” should have won – the song by the lovely Lulu is now downloadable on Margauxville.

And still “Mrs. Robinson” is shut out….sorry, guys.


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