I have always heard the story that tells of the man (actor Jack Palance) who was in charge of presenting the Academy Award for the best supporting actress on the edition of 1992, that said Marisa Tomei by mistake (you can watch the video on this post) because he was heavily drunk.
Conversely, he should have pronounced the name of Vanessa Redgrave, if true; this would be a scandal but has never been proved anyway.
Even in one of my favourite comedy series, Family Guy, the matchless and extremely cultivated in cultural terms Brian Griffin says: "I am capable of the most incredible miracles" and then we see the images of Marisa Tomei winning an Oscar.
Marisa Tomei and Brian Griffin, Family Guy
Regarding the movie, I want to clarify that nobody should believe the given statement that says My Cousin Vinny is a pure reflection of the judicial system. The RainMaker directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starred by Matt Damon is by contrast.
My cousin Vinny is a minor comedy with the only interesting aspect to discover if the cursed Academy Award ended up fairly in the hands of Marisa Tomei.
JACK PALANCE IS BELIEVED TO BE DRUNK WHEN ANNOUNCING AN ACADEMY AWARD FOR MARISA TOMEI
Even though is quite true that the other nominees were good actresses and My Cousin Vinny is a middling movie, it is far too vile to doubt of the talent of Marisa Tomei.
In fact, if she is not a good actress; why then she did receive an Oscar nomination that year, in 2001 and 2008? I do not believe an actress can obtain three nominations accidentally!!
Marisa Tomei is an excellent actress that has proven her talent in many movies, this is more real than the proper spectacle of the Academy Awards.
It is assumed that an Oscar nomination is a winning already because getting the Oscar depends on many variables.
I strongly hope the main protagonist of this post can read this piece of writing and the reader will never watch My cousin Vinny (the latest is said seriously).
Does Marisa Tomei deserve to have an Academy Award as best supporting actress?
OF COURSE!!! (unless Brian Griffin said otherwise!!!)
By the way, do you believe Jack Palance is drunk or not?