They still make each other smile and they each brag about how smart and talented and wise and tender the other one is and how lucky each is to have met the other and they actually look happy and if it's a front then I say both of them deserve Academy Awards for their splendid performances.
While they worked, the townspeople spoke with heart-wringing emotion and dramatic gestures about how relieved they would be when old Paolo's secret stash money was found and they no longer had to live in mortal fear. Isabel wondered if an entire town could win an Academy Award.
'You were a geisha?' she breathed. If her interest was feigned, she deserved an Academy Award.
2007, June Gavin, Corporate Adultery: The Married Bachelor, Dog Ear Publishing [self-published], ↑ISBN, pages 116–117 :
Ruthie stepped in first and and scanned the area visible from the foyer. "It is beautiful Darcie! Absolutely beautiful!"
I fell into a world of stunned delight I couldn't have predicted. Walking through the entire house with Ruthie sounding explanations of approval and me unable to utter a single word I felt a sense of accomplishment that could replicate the euphoria of an Academy Award winner.
Finally Ms. Dorchester announced that she was calling the defendant, Preston Oliver, to the stand. You'd have thought she was going to give him an Academy Award the way she escorted him to the box. he certainly deserved one. He'd sat at the defense table all day smirking or looking bored out of his mind, but the minute he hit the witness stand, he was the portrait of a concerned citizen, just there to do the right thing. You'd never have known he was on trial for a felony.