Hitchcock Named Best Director Never To Win Oscar
ALFRED HITCHCOCK has been named the best director to have never won an OSCAR, in a new poll of British movie fans.
The legendary PSYCHO film-maker was nominated six times between 1941 and 1961 but never received an ACADEMY AWARD.
MARTIN SCORSESE - who is favourite to finally win the top award this year (05) with THE AVIATOR - came second in the list, while A CLOCKWORK ORANGE icon STANLEY KUBRICK came third.
The poll, voted for by viewers of British cable channel TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES (TCM), also featured the biggest stars never to have won a Best Actor Oscar.
PULP FICTION star SAMUEL L JACKSON came top, followed by STEVE McQUEEN and RICHARD BURTON.
CHARLIE'S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE actress DEMI MOORE was named the best actress never to have won a Best Actress Oscar followed by MEG RYAN and MARILYN MONROE.
A spokesperson for TCM says, "The poll shows an encouraging amount of support and loyalty from the UK public for many British actors and film-makers."24/01/2005 13:56