At last night’s Warner Bros. Home Entertainment/TCM presentation of Cabaret at the Ziegfeld, Liza Minnelli said she thought Diana Ross was going to win the Oscar for Best Actress of 1972, for Lady Sings The Blues.
“So I’d adjusted to that,” she explained.
“They said my name, and my father [Vincente Minnelli] screamed so loud that I still have tinnitus!”
Joel Grey won Best Supporting Actor that year, and told last night’s crowd that he didn’t expect it either. He thought Al Pacino would get it for The Godfather!
Interestingly, Larry Hagman was a neighbor of Grey’s and told him to just forget about the competition and enjoy the Oscar night.
When Grey got home that night, he found a statue in front of his house saying “To the best fucking neighbor I’ve ever had.”
“Larry was afraid I’d come home empty handed,” said Grey, mistily.
Damn, I’m really gonna miss J.R.!