Live Face-Off Poll: 1982 Oscars - The Year of the Gender

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In Tootsie (1982), Dustin Hoffman played a man who learned the ordeal of being a woman trying to fit in a male-driven world.

Inversely, in Victor Victoria (1982), Julie Andrews discovers the exhilaration of being a man even outside the realm of show-business, not without the strangest effect on a "manly man" who discovers the weird laws of attraction.

Finally, in The World According to Garp (1982), John Lithgow plays a former hunky football athlete who became Roberta, a woman whose 'oddness' by Hollywood's then-standards go quickly unnoticed given how natural, empathetic and endearing she is.

So the 1982 Oscar wasn't a "drag-race" but an interesting year that questioned for the first time the kind of stuff usually taken for granted: gender identity... and its share of insecurity, differences to be relativized (as if men and women were identical within their own gender) and point of convergences to be appreciated.

The year is still the one with the most Oscar nominated performances based on 'cross-gender' performances (for lack of a better word) and not the way of Some Like It Hot (1959), these movies still hold up very well today and treated their subject with warmth, intelligence and humor.

So, which of these "cross-gender" Oscar-nominated performances from 1982 is your favorite?

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Hoffman
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The Year of the Gender...seems unclear/awkward.

I suggest "The Year of the Gender Switch" or similar.

PS - I know he will no doubt come in third or perhaps fourth but I always felt like John Lithgow deserved far more recognition for that performance than he got.
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I wasn't satisfied with the title. "Gender Switch" sounds better, thanks.

I agree about Lithgow, not sure I'll rank him above Hoffman but he sure deserved the Oscar more than Gossett Jr.
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'Gotta go with Hoffman although I'd like to see Lithgow get some attention.
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My vote:
Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie
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Just cast the second vote overall and the first for Roberta.
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