The Oscar (1966)

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Snotty Hollywood actor becomes even more full of himself after he's nominated for Best actor at the Academy Awards.



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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Frankie Fane has clawed his way to the top of the Hollywood heap. Now, as he's preparing to win his Oscar, his friend Hymie Kelly reminisces over their life together, and Frankie's ruthless struggle to the top and the people he's stepped on (i.e., everyone else in the movie) to make it there. Written by <>

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The breath-taking race for Hollywood's highest award! See more »




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8 July 1966 (UK)  »

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...denn keiner ist ohne Schuld  »

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Did You Know?


This was Hugh Sanders's final film before his death on January 9, 1966 at the age of 54. See more »


The newspaper photos of Cheryl Barker hitting Frankie don't match the scene when it happens. She could have hit him twice (she was angry enough), and the photographers might have caught the second hit. See more »


Hymie Kelly: You must be suffering from oxygen starvation!
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References The Barefoot Contessa (1954) See more »


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Grab your friends, this is a bad-great campy film!
20 April 2003 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I just saw this film and I had to go out to buy it. Why? it's so bad its good!

This film was supposed to show all the nasty side of how an Oscar nomination goes to the head of its nominee and what he would do to win -- and in a way it does.

But the acting is so over the can't help but laugh. The hair styles are big, the performances are big..come on, it's just one of those fun little 60's 'soap opera' films that you'd never watch for serious sake, but mindless fun with you and your friends. (Remember the soap opera 'General Hospital' in the early, early 60's with the obviously over the top acting, silly drama situations, the real organ playing, etc.? Well this is even funnier!)

It grabs ya, but you cannot help but laugh, laugh laugh, it's SO over the top. If anyone wants to know what makes a "campy" film, don't rent "Mommie Dearest", rent this one. There isn't any way you could hate this film, you'd be laughing too hard. I'd watch it on rainy days, or if I'm feeling blue, or I just want to get together with a bunch of friends and just point out just how over the top this is.

This is a 10+ on the campy scale, a 5 regular. Go out and rent it, just to have a ball. It's fab-u-lous!

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