Sophia Loren Honored
May 6, 2011 by USA Post
Sophia Loren Honored, She won her first Oscar in 1961 of two women, the first artist to win to act in a foreign language. Then in 1991, the Academy decided it needed another Oscar and gave an honorary award. Apparently still wanting to show their love, the Academy in association with Cinecittà Lorena Luce gave a tribute on Wednesday night in front of a packed house at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Apparently, in honor of 50 anniversary of that first Oscar, the program covered beautifully produced throughout her career through clips and reminiscences from friends and colleagues was also important for another reason also brought Oscars eight times MC Billy Crystal return to a way of hosting the Academy, and say that killing would be an understatement. Loren personally asked Billy, who first met at that ceremony in 1991, where he won the second Oscar.
After opening with a clip from 1964 of Marriage Italian Style, Glass drilling out a fun introduction to all in bad Italian. Then praised the guest of honor (sitting in the front row with her son Edoardo Ponti). “Just thinking about your beauty can keep traffic controllers awake at night,” he joked. “The Bin Laden’s last words were, ‘I can not believe I’m going to miss Wednesday night!” “Among his other bon mots”. He could live next door to you and you’d never know she was there, even if it was the Pakistani military “O:” Miss Loren and I had a hot romance for years she did not know, for Of course … when I met her I was surprised that I had a staple in the center of your chest. ”
Crystal was so strong; director Rob Marshall’s Nine Loren began his speech by praising the host. “Billy no one like you, you’re a genius.” Where were you this year, if you know what I mean, “a not-so-veiled reference to bad reviews Oscarcast host Anne Hathaway and James Franco in particular.
John Travolta came to describe his first meeting with La Loren, as a child watching the film Houseboatthat family did with Cary Grant. “I was vibrating from the waist down. I have chills and multiplied DEFINITELY!” said. Tom Hanks and her fellow Italian Roberto Benigni, Giancarlo Giannini and Lina Wertmuller director were among those who sent comments heart through videotapes. Most phones, even though they were the words of her son Edward, who began to mourn the introduction of a strange clip from the film that went to his mother in 2002.
Among other clips out were many with her frequent co-star Marcello Mastroianni as a sunflower, a special day, Yesterday Today and Tomorrow & Pret-a-Porter, 1994, Robert Altman, film imitating her famous strip-tease on the second 1963 Oscar-winning foreign language film. His many films in English are repped by Desire Under the Elms, El Cid, Arabesque and musical Man of La Mancha, in which he starred with Peter O’Toole.
When it came time for the legend of 76 years of age to take the stage to a tumultuous standing ovation, he had to collect. “My heart beats so strong I can not talk anymore. I have to calm down. It’s hard to imagine that 50 years have passed since I welcomed this first Oscar. Academy Award changed my life and gave me opportunities can never imagine, believing in myself and pushing artistic boundaries, “he said before thanking her late husband emotionally and producer Carlo Ponti, who died aged 94 in 2007. After her thanks, Crystal brought more than a brief conversation on the stage in which she explained why she did not appear to accept her Oscar for Best Actress two women. “I never thought I’d win. Nobody had ever won for foreign-language show, so I did not come,” he said.
For people overflowing Wednesday night, they were definitely glad he made the trip this time. As president of a large study, said after seeing it in the pre-reception in the lobby of the Academy: “She is the latest star of her kind.”
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