Time for another week of the Friday Face-Off. It’s a simple affair in which you are given a choice between two Oscar winners in specific categories. You choose which of the two is best. When the game concludes, we’ll have the ultimate winner in each category. For example: If you were to choose between Oscar Winner A and Oscar Winner B, the winner would face off against the winner of the contest between Oscar Winner C and Oscar Winner D. Think of it like championship brackets but with an Oscar style. If this is popular enough, we may do it for other types of films, events and such. Each week we may even have different categories to keep things spicy.
Here is this week’s ten face-offs. So, let’s get started.
Face-Off: Best Director #15
1951 winner George Stevens – A Place in the Sun vs. 1952 winner John Ford – The Quiet Man
Face-Off: Best Actor #15
1966 winner Paul Scofield – A Man for All Seasons vs. 1967 winner Rod Steiger – In the Heat of the Night
Face-Off: Best Actress #15
1975 winner Louise Fletcher – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest vs. 1976 winner Faye Dunaway – Network
Face-Off: Best Original Score #12
1949 winner The Heiress vs. 1950 winner Sunset Blvd.
Face-Off: Best Original Song #12
1989 winner “Under the Sea” – The Little Mermaid vs. 1990 winner “Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)” – Dick Tracy
Face-Off: Best Cinematography #15
1977 winner Close Encounters of the Third Kind vs. 1978 winner Days of Heaven
Face-Off: Best Art Direction #15
1930/31 winner Cimarron vs. 1931/32 winner Transatlantic
Face-Off: Best Costume Design #15
1963 winner Federico Fellini’s 8 1/2 vs. 1963 winner Cleopatra
Face-Off: Best Makeup #15
1994 winner Ed Wood vs. 1995 winner Braveheart
Face-Off: Best Foreign Language Film #12
1971 winner The Garden of the Finzi Continis vs. 1972 winner The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie