For 23 years, Hollywood's annual Oscars have seldom surprised industry "insiders." But last week's Academy Awards were neither cut nor dried. Oscars went to two actors who had scoffed at Oscars. The academy (1,742 members of the movie industry) acclaimed:
¶ Best Actress Vivien Leigh, for her playing of a faded nymphomaniac in Warner's A Streetcar Named Desire.
¶ Best Actor Humphrey Bogart (who once snarled that Oscars are "hot air"), for his portrayal of a gin-soaked riverboat skipper in The African Queen (Horizon; United Artists).
¶ Special Award Winner Gene Kelly (who last...