But there’s no doubt that Cabaret would have rivalled their success if it hadn’t had to contend with The Godfather as its major opposition. In the end, Bob Fosse’s musical set the less enviable record of becoming the film that won the most Oscars while missing out on Best Picture, to Coppola’s sprawling mafia saga. Fosse won Best Director though, Liza Minnelli took home the Best Actress award, Joel Grey the Best Supporting Actor award, and the movie swept up the technical awards . Punters called the 1991 Oscar race the most wide open in years and the Best Picture nominees revealed the oddity of the line-up.
In his acceptance speech, he thanked his first agent who told him he had “no business being an actor.” The most moving speech of the night, however, came from Louise Fletcher, who won Best Actress for her portrayal of Nurse Ratched, and gave … Read More