Sunday, September 20, 2009

Why the Hate For Helen Hayes?

Honestly.

While Hayes's role as Ada Quonsett is not really difficult, it's still good. It's hard to watch Airport without falling in love with Hayes's funny performance.

While I love Karen Black in Five Easy Pieces and an unnominated Suzy Allen in Cindy And Donna, Helen Hayes is just delightful in her short, but important role.

1 comment:

MovieMania said...

I agree. Hayes' delightful performance was deserving of the Oscar. But Maureen Stapleton winning for the same film would have been just as deserving.

It's interesting how Hayes gives "Airport" its humor, while Stapleton gives the film its most dramatic and humane moments.

Great work by both.