Literally about 15 minutes ago I’m scrolling through the channels of my TV and My Cousin Vinny is on. The second it comes on I see Marisa Tomei in the middle of her routine when she asks Joe Pesci to pretend he’s a deer getting shot in the head. I think to myself, “how in the world did Marisa Tomei win best supporting actress that year?” I ask myself the same question about how Driving Miss Daily won best picture when it was up against Dead Poets Society, Born on the Fourth of July, Field of Dreams, and My Left Foot. Yeah, we’ll leave that analysis to another day because I’m convinced that was a conspiracy.
But as Tomei would say in My Cousin Vinny, “I ax ya” how in the world did she win? Let’s take a look at the competition: