Monday, March 27, 2017

3/27/1973 The Godfather makes an offer Oscar can't refuse

March 27, 1973.  On this date Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation of Mario Puzo's stunning mafia novel, The Godfather, won the Oscar for Best Picture.  It also won for Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay.  Oh, and eight other nominations.

The Mystery Writers of America, having one of their special moments, gave the Edgar for Best Motion Picture to Sleuth, which is reasonable, I guess.  But the other movies they nominated were The Hot Rock, Frenzy, The Carey Treatment, and Travels With My Aunt. 

The Carey Treatment?

Anyway, Coppola/Puzo repeated a few years later with Best Picture for Godfather Part II but couldn't quite pull off the hat trick, since Part III only got a nomination.

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