MONDAY APRIL 7, 1975 NOMINEES FOR ACADEMY AWARDS, to be named Tuesday at 8 p.m. on Channel 2, are, from top left, actresses Valerie Perrine ("Lenny), Gina Rowlands ("A Woman Under the Influence"), Ellen Burstyn ("Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore"), Diahann Carroll ("Claudine") and Faye Dunaway ("Chinatown"); bottom row, from left, actors Albert Finney ("Murder on the Orient Express"), Art Carney ("Harry and Tonto' ), Jack Nicholson ("Chinatown"), Dustin Hoffman ("Lenny") and Al Pacino ("The Godfather Part II."). Anne Meara Relaxes on Set by Clowning "Did you intend to murder your husband when you went down those stairs to the basement?" Inside a silent court-room, packed with reporters and viewers, a striking, red-haired woman directs her question to another woman, head bowed, on the witness stand. At that moment the silence is shattered by a shrieking "Cut!" A camera crew beings to mumble, and instantly the tall red-haired woman buckles her knees, breaks out in a wide smile, and makes a funny face to whomever catches her eye. Anne Meara constantly kept the camera crew and cast rolling with laughter during the filming of her first major dramatic television performance as a criminal lawyer in the title role of "Kate McShane," a world premiere presentation on "The Friday Night Movies" April 11 at 7p.m. on Channel 5. "It's a form of relaxation for me to clown, and besides," Miss Meara continued, "It's so boring when you get serious." Even E. Jack Neuman, producer, creator and writer of "Kate McShane" had a hard time suppressing giggles prompted by Miss Meara. Her ability to squeeze a smile out of people stems from thirteen years of performing as half of the Stiller and Meara comedy team with her husband Jerry. "Kate McShane" wasn't a radical switch for her in spite of the fact that for years her work has been almost exclusively in night clubs and on television variety shows and commercials. Says Miss Meara: "I thought about it for five minutes before taking the role." Five minutes may have been a long time for Miss Meara to think about it, considering that about 14 years ago drapia was solely her way of life. V.J.Featherstone'sTalk To Be Telecast Tuesday ANTHONY NEWLY, center, is a conservative businessman who discovers that even a visit to the butcher shop can be an adventure when his life is taken over by the free spirit of Sandy Dennis, right, in "Sweet November," a bitter-sweet comedy making its television premiere on Channel 4's "Saturday Night Movie" April 12 at 8 p.m. The Brigham Young University 10-Stake Fireside address of Vaughn J. Featherstone, videotaped March 30th, in BYU's Marriott Center, will be broadcast on "BYU Devotional" Tuesday night at 8 p.m. on Channel 11. The program will be repeated on Sunday at 9 p.m. Vaughn J. Featherstone, second counselor in the Presiding Bishopric of the LDS Church is an experienced businessman, civic worker, and church leader. Named to his present position as a General Authority of the Church April 6, 1972, Bishop Featherstone was president of Boise, Ida., North Stake for two years. He has held many other church positions in Idaho, Utah, and California. It Happened 1 Night, and Only Once It is quite common for a man arid woman from the same picture to be nominated for an Oscar in the Best Actor and Best Actress categories. It's happened again this year. Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway were nominated for their performances in "Chinatown" and Dustin Hoffman and Valerie Perrine for "Lenny." This has happened 36 times over the past 47 years. Only once has the Oscar gone to both candidates. That was in 1934 when Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert were honored for their performances in "It Happened One Night." This year's winners will be announced at the 47th Annual Awards Presentation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, to be colorcast live on Channel 2 Tuesday. Competing against Hoffman and Nicholson are Art Carney ("Harry and Tonto"), Albert FinneyC'Murder on the Orient Express"), and Al Pacino ("The Godfather Part II"). Competing against Dunaway and Perrine are Ellen Burstyn ("Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore"). Diahann Carroll ("Claudine"), and Gena Rowlands ("A Woman Under the Influence").
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