carney better than pacino (godfather II) and nicholson (chinatown)??
i haven't seen Harry And Tonto, but did art carney really deserve the best actor academy award?
pacino's performance in the Godfather movies, especially in Pt. II, is one of the most haunting performances in movie history and Chinatown is in my opinion nicholson's magnum opus (even better than Cuckoo's Nest and "Heeeeeeeere's Johnny!")
after i've seen the many nominations and the lonely win for Chinatown, i felt strangely sad. i can comprehend Godfather's wins over Chinatown (picture, director & score - i feel strangely indifferent about art direction & set, thus i only count those three), and though i haven't seen ellen burstyn in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, i've seen Requiem For A Dream (and The Fountain) and therefore know that she is a very good actress.
but harry coombes beating both j.j. gittes AND don michael corleone (and i don't know which is worse)? that's just .... wrong.
even worse, i have never ever heard of anyone involved with harry and his fv cking cat, let alone the movie itself! ever! ANYONE!