Paul Newman, Slap Shot Bruno Ganz, The American Friend Gerard Depardieu, This Sweet Sickness Marcello Mastroianni, A Special Day Woody Allen, Annie Hall
Diane Keaton, Annie Hall Diane Keaton, Looking for Mr Goodbar Isabelle Huppert, The Lacemaker Sophia Loren, A Special Day Sissy Spacek, 3 Women
Love all these and picking a winner is the challenge. I could happily go with any of the women - also I think Keaton would've been nom'd for Goodbar (a brave, no bullsht performance) if not for that ridiculously dumb rule that actors can't get nom'd twice in the same category. As for the lads, idk! I'm btwn two. Ganz, who I've went with in the past; his perf is ingenious, how it operates on this ironic, kind of comically naive existential level, but also feels very lived, unaffected, understated, warm. The other is the dynamic, liberated, hilarious, wild eyed Newman in Slap Shot - Kael at the time said it was "the performance of his life."
Art Carney – The Late Show Harvey Keitel – The Duellists Keith Carradine – The Duellists Richard Dreyfuss – Close Encounters of the Third Kind James Coburn – Cross of Iron Bruno Ganz – The American Friend Jack Nance – Eraserhead
Shelley Duvall – 3 Women Diane Keaton – Looking for Mr. Goodbar Jane Fonda – Julia Jessica Harper – Suspiria Diane Keaton – Annie Hall Gena Rowlands – Opening Night Simone Signoret – Madame Rosa
Best Leading Actor 1. ANNIE HALL – Woody Allen 2. EQUUS – Richard Burton 3. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND – Richard Dreyfuss 4. NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Robert De Niro 5. THE GOODBYE GIRL – Richard Dreyfuss
Best Leading Actress 1. OPENING NIGHT – Gena Rowlands 2. 3 WOMEN – Shelley Duvall 3. 3 WOMEN – Sissy Spacek 4. LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR – Diane Keaton 5. JULIA – Jane Fonda