I went on google.com and typed in michael caine oscar and got lots of interesting info. I love M. Caine and will go see anything he is in. He has received five oscars.
1999 Cider House Rules
1986 Hannah and her sisters
1983 Educating Rita
One of my favorites, and please write this down for a movie to watch on a cold and rainy night. I've seen it 4-5 times. "Blame it on Rio." And if you have teenagers in the house, so much the better. Anyway, the site says "The Quiet American" was due to be released around 9-11 and was held up. It was presented last year in Toronto to raves and later in Los Angeles. Caine said he thinks it is his best performance so far. I hope he wins. He has certainly give us 40 plus years of good entertainment and he lives a good life, a good role model for young people.
Richard Gere: I looked it up, (answering my own question)
went to gogle.com and richard gere oscar
It seems Richard Gere has ticked off some big shots. it says:
"The producers of the Academy Awards weren't too happy about the political comments Richard Gere made on Oscar Night. The producers VOWED NEVER TO ASK Gere back. Gere critisized the Chinese president Deng Xiaoping, ask the world-wide audience to pray for the Dalai Lama, and return him to Tibet, etc.etc. "Gere is a Buddhist it says. It is several paragraphs long. Anyway, I guess this is the reason. I just kept hearing comments on various t.v. shows on why wasn't Gere nominated.
Can't tick off the BIG WIGS who put their $$$ up to produce the show. I went to see "Chicago" twice too. I will buy the DVD as soon as it comes out, but wanted to see it on the big screen. It has 13 nominations. Only Titanic got more - 14. Richard was good, loved the tap dancing in the courtroom scene. Queen Latifah-what a spirited and talented performance. WOW !