Angela Lansbury Gets Mean at the Oscars

My jaw was literally hanging open watching this awkward song from Angela Lansbury, Joan Collins, and Dana Wynter at the 1959 Academy Awards, during which they insult nominees Susan Hayward, Shirley McLaine, and Rosalind Russell (“Your mother could’ve scored in Auntie Mame,” particularly choice given what would eventually make Lansbury a star). Please watch it and remember that the Oscars have always enjoyed insulting its nominees; that’s not just a Ricky Gervais innovation. There is nothing new ever.

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