Last week's callers to SUNDIAL, The Evening Sun telephone survey of topical issues, chose four of the six top categories that won the Oscars last night: best actor, best actress, best supporting actor and best director. Callers liked Anthony Hopkins for his chilling portrayal in "The Silence of the Lambs" and Jack Palace for his crusty Curly in "City Slickers." And they chose Jodie Foster as best actress, as did the Academy.
They also correctly chose Jonathan Demme as best director for "Silence of the Lambs."
But Mercedes Ruehl, best supporting actress winner for "The Fisher King," was callers' third favorite after Jessica Tandy and Bette Midler. And SUNDIAL respondents' choice for best picture was "Beauty and the Beast" while the winner was "Silence of the Lambs."