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June is 1980 Month!

It's a brand new month, and guess what that means? It's time for another Oscar Retrospective, followed by a new edition of the Retro Hollmann Awards! This time around, the year in question is 1980!

What makes this year unique is that I had never seen any of the Best Picture nominees before. Not a one. Coal Miner's Daughter? Missed it. Raging Bull? Passed me by. Tess? Never met her. Ordinary People? Look, you get the idea. This year was a chance for me to fill in some significant gaps in my movie knowledge.

And fill them I did! Not only did I finally watch The Elephant Man and The Blue Lagoon - I also included non-Oscar'd titles like The Blues Brothers and Popeye and American Gigolo. In the end, I watched 59 titles total - and still have a few more to go, as a VHS of Tribute is on its way, and the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles is playing Honeysuckle Rose next Sunday.

The Oscar Retrospective begins Monday, when we look back at the nominees for Best Supporting Actor. If you want to get in on the discussion, here's what's going down:

Best Supporting Actor (The Great Santini, Melvin and HowardOrdinary People, Raging Bull)
Best Original Screenplay (Brubaker, FameMelvin and Howard, Mon oncle d'Amérique, Private Benjamin)
Best Score (Altered States, The Elephant Man, The Empire Strikes Back, Fame, Tess)
Best Actress (Coal Miner's Daughter, Gloria, Ordinary PeoplePrivate BenjaminResurrection)
Best Director (The Elephant ManOrdinary People, Raging Bull, The Stunt ManTess)

Best Supporting Actress (Inside Moves, Melvin and Howard, Private Benjamin, Raging BullResurrection)
Best Adapted Screenplay ('Breaker' Morant, Coal Miner's Daughter, The Elephant ManOrdinary People, The Stunt Man)
Best Original Song (The CompetitionFame, Honeysuckle RoseNine to Five)
Best Actor (The Great Santini, The Elephant ManRaging Bull, The Stunt Man, Tribute)
Best Picture (Coal Miner's Daughter, The Elephant Man, Ordinary People, Raging Bull, Tess)

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Retro Hollmann Awards Nominees
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The 1980 Retro Hollmann Awards

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