Terms of Endearment
Best Picture - WON
Best Director, James L. Brooks - WON
Best Actress, Shirley MacLaine - WON
Best Actress, Debra Winger - Nominated
Best Supporting Actor, John Lithgow - Nominated
Best Supporting Actor, Jack Nicholson - WON
Best Adapted Screenplay, James L. Brooks - WON
Best Original Score, Michael Gore - Nominated
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Polly Platt/Harold Michelson/Tom Pedigo/Anthony Mondell - Nominated
Best Film Editing, Richard Marks - Nominated
Best Sound, Donald O. Mitchell/Rick Kline/Kevin O'Connell/Jim Alexander - Nominated
And now 1983 comes to an official close, as we re-cast the Best Picture Oscar winner, Terms of Endearment. After the jump.
One of Aurora's suitors. One of the more insistent ones, even if he does maintain his gentlemanly airs.
Originally played by:
My Choice: Academy Award/SAG Award Nominee for Best Actor (The Visitor)
Richard Jenkins (Step Brothers, Bone Tomahawk)
I feel like saying he can play a kind, gangly dork is stating the obvious, no?
Another of Aurora's suitors, this one with a flair for poetry. A church-goer.
Originally played by: Academy Award/BAFTA Award Nominee for Best Picture (Erin Brockovich), Golden Globe Nominee for Best Actor (Ruthless People, Throw Momma from the Train), SAG Award Nominee for Best Ensemble (Get Shorty, L.A. Confidential)
Danny DeVito (Batman Returns, Space Jam)
Wendell Pierce (Night Catches Us, Selma)
Same as Jenkins, but not gangly?
Emma's best friend - she moves from coast to coast, but still always manages to be there for her friend.
Originally played by:
Lisa Hart Carroll (Moving Violations, Midnight Cabaret)
Jaina Lee Ortiz (Misfire, TV's Rosewood)
A married banker who shows Emma a little kindness when she needs it most...they fall into an affair.
Originally played by: Academy Award Nominee for Best Supporting Actor (The World According to Garp, Terms of Endearment)
John Lithgow (Cliffhanger, Interstellar)
Alfonso Ribeiro (TV's The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, TV's In the House)
I feel he would bring a similar nice guy neuroticism without delivering the same performance.
Emma's husband, whom Aurora's never liked. He tries his best, but he is also often selfish, especially where teacher-student relations are concerned.
Originally played by: Golden Globe Nominee for Best Actor (The Purple Rose of Cairo, Something Wild, The Squid and the Whale), SAG Award Nominee for Best Ensemble (The Hours, Good Night and Good Luck)
Jeff Daniels (Dumb and Dumber, Steve Jobs)
Sterling K. Brown (Righteous Kill, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot)
Aurora's neighbor, an astronaut who, after years of being neighbors, asks her out. Years later, she accepts. She brings out the devil in him.
Originally played by: Hollmann Award Winner for Best Supporting Actor (The Departed), Academy Award Winner for Best Actor (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, As Good As It Gets) and Best Supporting Actor (Terms of Endearment), BAFTA Award Winner for Best Actor (Chinatown / The Last Detail, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) and Best Supporting Actor (Reds), Golden Globe Winner for Best Actor (Chinatown, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Prizzi's Honor, As Good As It Gets, About Schmidt) and Best Supporting Actor (Terms of Endearment), SAG Award Winner for Best Actor (As Good As It Gets)
Jack Nicholson (Easy Rider, The Bucket List)
My Choice: Golden Globe Nominee for Best Actor (Evita, The Mask of Zorro)
Sex gone to seed, but still sensual...yes, he could bring that. Imagine him purring that devil line.
A housewife, mother of three, faced with the challenges life brings to many of us: mother, spouse, children, disappointment, things not being the way you pictured them.
Originally played by: Hollmann Award Nominee for Best Actress (Terms of Endearment), Academy Award Nominee for Best Actress (An Officer and a Gentleman, Terms of Endearment, Shadowlands), BAFTA Award Nominee for Best Actress (Shadowlands), Golden Globe Nominee for Best Actress (An Officer and a Gentleman, Terms of Endearment, A Dangerous Woman) and Best Supporting Actress (Urban Cowboy)
Debra Winger (Thank God It's Friday, Rachel Getting Married)
My Choice: Hollmann Award Nominee for Best Supporting Actress (Creed)
Tessa Thompson (For Colored Girls, Dear White People)
Adept at comedy and drama - and as we've seen, able to play both simultaneously, a must for this role.
An outspoken widow who's made a life out of being perfect, admired, and just so. But even she's ready to let down her hair.
Originally played by: Academy Award Winner for Best Actress (Terms of Endearment), BAFTA Award Winner for Best Foreign Actress (Ask Any Girl, The Apartment), Golden Globe Winner for Best Actress (The Apartment, Irma la Douce, Terms of Endearment, Madame Sousatzka)
Shirley MacLaine (What a Way to Go!, In Her Shoes)
My Choice: Academy Award Nominee/Golden Globe Winner for Best Actress (What's Love Got To Do with It?)
Angela Bassett (Malcolm X, Chi-Raq)