How is it possible Sally Field did not receive an Oscar nomination as Best Actress for Steel Magnolias? Before she played the wise and weepy Southern matriarch M’Lynn, Field had already won Oscars for Norma Rae (1979) and Places In The Heart (1984), but the only Academy attention given to Steel Magnolias was for Julia Roberts, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress. (It is also hard to argue how Roberts out-performed the other actresses in the film, including Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Dolly Parton and Daryl Hannah.) But it matters not. Walk into any gay bar and say “Drink your juice, Shelby,” and you’ll be greeted with smiles all around. Long live M’Lynn.