Acclaimed American author Tom Santopietro re-opens the debate on the Academy granting an honorary Oscar to Doris Day

July 10, 2012 No Comments

Many will remember Tom Santopietro as being the man behind a truly informative read entitled ‘Considering Doris Day‘  – published Stateside and in the UK just a few years ago.

Mr. Santopietro has recently re-opened the debate on his blog post “Of Honorary Oscars and the like” to whether the Academy should give darling Doris Day “an honorary Oscar”.

We do tend to agree with Mr. Santopietro’s comments that the Academy should make an exception to their policy for the recipient to receive such an award in person – especially as Ms. Day is one of the few remaining “Hollywood Greats”. Such an award is so effortlessly justified by her stellar body of work – a legacy which continues to touch and inspire a whole new generation today. Just think  for a second of the joy “Calamity Jane” continues to spread through the many re-issues on DVD or the smiles “Pillow Talk” generates each time it is played on television – doesn’t that tell us something?!

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If you feel strongly about this oversight why not express your views directly to the powers that be at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: http://www.oscars.org/contact/general.html.

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