The legend that is Whoopi Goldberg turns 64 years old today! She stars in some of my favourite comedy films Sister Act, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Ghost and her voice work in The Lion King. Takes on the more serious roles as well, she was outstanding in The Color Purple.
I am getting increasingly sad about how big the number is getting. 32 today!!!!!!!!
So for my birthday post today I decided to take a look at who managed to win an Oscar at the age of 32!
Helen Hayes (The Sin of Madelyn Claudet)
Jane Wyman (Johnny Belinda)
Diane Keaton (Annie Hall)
James Stewart (The Philadelphia Story)
Daniel Day-Lewis (My Left Foot)
Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas)
Van Heflin (Johnny Eager)
Norman Taurog (Skippy)
Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Something I found rather interesting when it came to putting this post together was that the majority of Oscar winners were a lot older particularly when it came to the male categories. Also in terms of the films above I have actually only watched one of them and it has to be one of my all time favourites*! Maybe I should make it a task to find and watch the rest of them over the next year.
Anyway HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!
*La La Land
Here we go with the full list of the winners from the 2019 Oscars!
- Green Book
Best Leading Actor
- Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Leading Actress
- Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Best Supporting Actor
- Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Best Supporting Actress
- Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
- Alfonso Cuaron, Roma
This is always my favourite photo from any Oscar ceremony when they have all four of the acting winners pose together. So this year we have Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), Olivia Colman (The Favourite), Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk) and Mahershala Ali (Green Book).
This was probably the nicest moment and speech when Thelma Schoonmaker was awarded with the BAFTA Fellowship award. Long time film editor for Martin Scorsese and a three time Oscar Winner!