Oscar Movies: Chapter Two (1979)

Oscar Nominations: 1
 
Best Actress: Marsha Mason
 
Oscar Awards: None
 
Oscar Context
 
The winner of the Best Actress Oscar was Sally Field for “Norma Rae,” in a contest that also included Jill Clayburgh in "Starting Over," Jane Fonda in "The China Syndrome," and Bette Midler in "The Rose."
 
Of Marsha Mason's four nominations, only the first (“Cinderella Liberty”) and possibly the fourth (“Only When I Laugh”) were justified—barley so. Mason received her second (“The Goodbye Girl”) and third (“Chapter Two”) nominations for lukewarm performances, because by that time she had established her self as an Oscar?caliber performer. Her new, elevated status meant that greater attention was paid to each of her new movies–at least in the short run.