'I was much further out than you thought. And not waving but drowning.' Jackson gives a tour de force performance as tragic poet Stevie Smith. This film was released in the U.K. in 1978, but didn't get distribution in the U.S. until 1981. Jackson was ineligible for the Oscar because of the delayed release, so the New York Film Critics gave their best actress award to Glenda beating out Faye Dunaway for Mommie Dearest by two votes. If the film had been released in 1978 as it should have been, Dunaway would have won the New York Critics award which could have led to an Oscar Nom for Faye and created a completely different alternate reality for her. Interesting.