Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Oscar Song Year-1959

 


What will you choose  as the winner, the nominee and neither but maybe should have been a winner. It's that time again to figure out what is what for the Oscars and I choose 1959 so let's see if you can guess who won, who was nominated and who came up empty handed. 

1. STRANGE ARE THE WAYS OF LOVE SUNG BY GOGI GRANT

This is a song written by Dimitri Tiomkin with lyrics by Ned Washington that came from the film, "The Young Land" with young Patrick Wayne and Yvonne Craig. Sounds like a movie I'd like to see. Don't you love the name Gogi.

2. HIGH HOPES SUNG BY FRANK SINATRA

This song is from the film, "A Hole In The Head" where Frankie sings to a little kid to make the kid feel better. It's written by James Van Heusen  and lyrics by Sammy Cahn. I have to see this flick  one day, too.

3. PILLOW TALK SUNG BY DORIS DAY

I have seen this film which is a very funny movie especially by the great Thelma Ritter who plays Day's housekeeper. This was a big hit for day, written by Buddy Pepper and Inez James. 

So, which song won the Oscar, which was nominated and which got nadda.  This sounds familiar so  if I chose this year already, forgive me... I'm beyond exhausted.


14 comments:

  1. In 1959 I was still taking voice lessons and was a big movie fan, but I have never heard your first choice, even if it was nominated. Pretty sure that High Hopes won. When I hear the name Gogi Grant I think of The Wayward Wind.

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    1. I love that song..Wayward Wind...forgot she sang that.

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  2. Birgit - check you spam bin. I left a comment first thing this morning and now it's gone. Thank you!

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    1. Yes, it went into my spam. I wonder why it does that??? So, yes, High Hope won the Oscar but PILLOW TALK got nadda!

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  3. I do love the movie Pillow Talk. Since I've never heard of your first choice, my guess is that's the winner. I'll guess "Pillow Talk" was nominated and Sinatra's wasn't noticed at all. (Wild guesses, all.)

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    1. Actually, high Hopes won the Oscar, thec1st song was nominated and PILLOW Talk got neither. I thought it would jave been nominated because the movie is funny and was a big hit.

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  4. I know Doris Day got her one and only Best Actress Academy Award nomination for Pillow Talk, a movie I enjoy. I haven't seen the other two movies, but Frank Sinatra sang a special version of High Hopes when he supported Kennedy for president.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I did kot know he sangbthat song for JFK. I know, when JFK snubbed him because of Sinatra's rumoured ties with the mafia, Sinatra eas hurt and got very angry.

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  5. I'm sure High Hopes won and I think deserved it. So catchy and fun. A Hole in the Head is a terrific film with a great cast alongside Sinatra. Thelma Ritter is in it along with Edward G. Robinson (as Frank's brother!), Eleanor Parker, a very young and beautiful Carolyn Jones and Keenan Wynn. It isn't a straight comedy but has a much more bittersweet tone.

    I know Pillow Talk was massively successful but I don't think the title tune gained any award traction especially since your first is so obscure I'm guessing it was the other nominee.

    Yes Gogi is a cool name but it kind of slays me is that there is more than one spelling-Gogi (Grant) and Googie (Withers)-for such an uncommon name....or that there were two entertainers that used it!

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    1. You are right on the money when it comes to the Oscars. You are right about the name but I would have pronounced Gogi different from Googie, who was a gem by the way. It just shows that I would be corrected when I.mispronounced Gogi's namem.

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  6. I've heard High Hopes, but not the other two. In fact, I've never even heard of the first one.

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    1. The first one Is obscure nowadays but it was nominated. High Hopes won. Pillow Talk got nothing even though that was a big hit for Day.

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  7. I'll go with: High Hopes won, Pillow Talk was nominated, and the Gogi Grant song wasn't even considered. I love Gogi Grant's voice, though...

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    1. You are right about High Hopes but switched it around with the other 2. Funny, Pillow Talk was such a huge hit for Day but it got nadd. I agree, love Gogi's voice.

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