Jodie Foster at the Oscars 

I posted a headline on my blog that this is a place for TV and CP. I seemed to have left out the TV part lately, so this entry is my return to entertainment related posts.                                        

March 29, 1989:

Jodie Foster won her first Best Actress Oscar for her role of rape victim, Sarah Tobias in, The Accused. 

The other nominees in her category were:

Glenn Close for Dangerous Liaisons                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Melanie Griffith for Working Girl                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Meryl Streep for A Cry in the Dark                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sigourney Weaver for Gorillas in the Mist                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Close may have seemed like the shoo-in, given that she was overlooked the previous year for her performance in, Fatal Attraction, and the Academy loves to make-up for past goofs. 

Foster won on the strength of her National Board of Review and Golden Globe wins for Best Actress. 

March 30, 1992:

Jodie received her second Best Actress Oscar for her performance in, The Silence of the Lambs.

She starred as FBI trainee Clarice Starling, opposite Anthony Hopkins in the role of Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

The other Best Actress nominees were:

Geena Davis for Thelma & Louise                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Laura Dern for Rambling Rose                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bette Midler for For the Boys                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Susan Sarandon for Thelma & Louise                         

Foster also received Best Actress awards from the Golden Globes and the New York Film Critics Circle. 

The Silence of the Lambs was nominated for seven Oscars, and made Academy history by becoming only the third film to win the “Big Five” Academy Awards (Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay).

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