X-Rated Academy Awards! Obscure Oscar Trivia! Oscar’s Thirteen “X-Rated” Nominations!

Here is some Academy Award trivia for your Oscar weekend…

johnrieber

Oscar’s “Lucky 13!”

last-tango-in-paris

This isn’t the kind of image you equate with the Oscars, is it? Well here’s some obscure Academy Award trivia for you – there have been THIRTEEN oscar nominations associated with X-rated movies!

a clockwork orange


Talk About An “Adult” Oscar!

The history of the Academy Awards is full of great moments and trivia – and this is one of the most fascinating to me…

x-rated midnight cowboy

Time to look at the biggest awards night of the year in a different way: there was a time when Oscar not only tolerated sex in the movies, they rewarded it with some of the night’s biggest awards!

last tango in paris butter scene

There have been thirteen Academy Award nominations tied to X-rated movies…it happened in an era when the film industry gave filmmakers the freedom to tell stories in a very adult way – let’s look at this fascinating part of Oscar lore…

Mature_Audiences_MPAA_bumper_1968


Here Come The Ratings!

The ratings…

View original post 1,793 more words



Categories: Uncategorized

18 replies

  1. Well I knew Midnight Cowboy was the only X Rated film to win Best Picture and that Temple of Doom led to the creation of the PG-13 rating but the rest is a real eye opener. We have an R rating for 18 or over so always find it interesting NC-17 is a more restrictive rating than R in America. The history of ratings is kind of interesting. I’m yet to see Last Tango in Paris so skipped that part of your post. Something that struck me about Midnight Cowboy is that by today’s standards it’s fairly passable for adult standards. It tells a hard story about a hard life and is haunting but hardly confronting compared to your average horror slasher. A Clockwork Orange is something else, in the way that Kubrick shoots it and the unrelenting nature of its rape and torture scenes it remains a viewing experience that can be very upsetting. As bad as what you see is though, I think again it’s how Kubrick shows it more than what he shows. A truly gifted filmmaker. An anecdote I’m sure you’ve heard. The director of Midnight Cowboy once shared his concerns with Jon Voight on set, saying maybe the film was too graphic and sick. Voight grabbed him and said “Listen to me, I believe this film will stand the test of time as our greatest achievement that will live on beyond our lives.” Voight is as pleased as anyone that his words said in desperation and kindness have been borne out.

    Like

  2. I often forget just how good Hoffman was in Midnight Cowboy. I was never much of a fan of John Voigt until his roles as an older man, but I loved that film at the time.
    I didn’t rate ‘Last Tango’ that much. I thought that Brando overplayed the broodiness to extremes.
    But I can watch a Russ Meyer film any day of the week!
    Best wishes, Pete.

    Liked by 2 people

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Tanooki Homemade Cafe

Yummy Homemade Food Recipes to Make You Smile:)

I'm Sick and So Are You

Observations on life with a rare disease

GreenDreams

Exploring sustainable options, minimalism, and gardening.

In Saner Thought

"It is the duty of every man, as far as his ability extends, to detect and expose delusion and error"..Thomas Paine

Pete Springer

Passionate Teacher and Future Children's Author

Bonjour From Brittany

Celebrating what makes Brittany unique

BACK ROADS AND OTHER STORIES

Follow us as we follow the road

CarpeDiemEire

Travel Through Ireland and Europe

Diary of A Movie Maniac

A Personal Journey Through Cinema & Television

Geeking Out about It

BlerdWatching Waaay Too Much TV

Wheelescapades

Tea, Tours and Escapades

Robbie's inspiration

Ideas on writing and baking

Darlene Foster's Blog

dreamer of dreams, teller of tales

You can always start now

exploring possibilities

Realweegiemidget Reviews Films TV Books and more

You can take the girl out of Glasgow. Entertainment Reviews from a Wee Scottish Wife and Stepmum living in Finland.

I didn't have my glasses on....

A trip through life with fingers crossed and eternal optimism.

Through the Shattered Lens

Where mainstream meets grindhouse, exploitation, otaku and gamers

Laura's Books and Blogs

Writing tips, giveaways, reviews, essays, and more!

Notes from the U.K.

Exploring the spidery corners of a culture and the weird stuff that tourist brochures ignore.

Drew's Movie Reviews

Movie reviews from your average dude

But I Smile Anyway...

Musings and memories, words and wisdom... of a working family woman

Travel with Intent

A photographer's view of the world - words and images to inspire your travels and your dreams

Movie Reviews 101

Daily Movie Reviews & ABC Film Challenge

Cindy Bruchman

Photography. Films. History. Books. Let's talk.

Invisibly Me

Live A Visible Life Whatever Your Health

JR-Sploitation!

The world's wildest movies from an era of "everything goes!"

Rust Belt Girl

reading and writing the Rust Belt with Rebecca Moon Ruark

Cult Of The Cinema

Exploring Cinematic Diversity

Retired? No one told me!

Tonight I Dream. Tomorrow I Do!

beetleypete

The musings of a Londoner, now living in Norfolk

Cats and Trails and Garden Tales

Musings on cats, travel, gardens and life

Tranquil Dreams

Watching, Reading, Cooking & Travelling

An Historian About Town

History in the Making

Susie Lindau's Wild Ride

Adventures and Misadventures in Boulder, Colorado

It Rains... You Get Wet

Still more lazy thoughts from this one...

By Hook Or By Book

Book Reviews, News, and Other Stuff

emmakwall (explains it all)

Film & soundtrack reviews, good humour and lists

johnrieber

Burgers, Books, Music, Movies, Offbeat Adventures & Pop Culture!

vinnieh

Movie reviews and anything else that comes to mind

%d bloggers like this: