Oscar-worthy Movie: For the Boys (1991)
The Divine Miss M. doesn't have an Oscar. The wind has been taken out from beneath our wings. It's hard to believe this one: she's respected, she's won many other awards, she's incredibly talented, and yet no Oscar.
Yeah, she was a part of The Stepford Wives, a film we'd like to forget (let's face it, she was hilarious in that, too), but she was also in For the Boys. Her character, Dixie, entertains the troops with a man she originally hates (James Caan) during WWII. It's an emotional, powerful, yet still fun flick. And arguably demonstrates Midler at her best.