Oscar Movies: Only When I Laugh (1981)

Columbia

Oscar Nominations: 3

Actress: Marsha Mason
Supporting Actor: James Coco
Supporting Actress: Joan Hackett

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

This was the last of the four Best Actress nominations of Marsha Mason, who lost the Oscar to Katharine Hepburn in “On Golden Pond.” The winner of the Supporting Actor was John Gielgud for the comedy “Arthur,” and the Supporting Actress Maureen Stapleton for “Reds.” Sadly, both Coco and Hackett died young, he at 57 and she at 41.