When Maggie Smith won best supporting actress of 1978 for "California Suite," she became the only star to win an Oscar for portraying an Oscar loser!
''Why do they have these things so early?" she whines about the Oscars ceremony as nervous nominee Diana Barrie, preparing to attend. "No woman can look good at 5 o'clock in the afternoon -- except possibly Tatum O'Neal.''
Later that night, after Diana loses her awards bout, she returns to the hotel, rip-roaring drunk, whining to her husband (portrayed by Michael Caine), "Oh, Sidney! I just threw up all over some of the best people in Hollywood!"
-- Tom O'Neil