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Re: Notable Firsts and Records

Postby OscarGuy » Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:35 pm

Stephen Hawking may have been a teacher at some point in his career, but I do not recall anywhere in the film where he was actually acting as a teacher. A special guest lecturer/speaker maybe, but not a teacher.
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Postby FilmFan720 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:01 pm

Yes, you're right. I missed something there...bah.
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Postby dws1982 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:49 pm

- Don't have a stat on this, but I bet it's the first time all four of the acting winners played characters in the same profession. (Teachers)

(BTW, weren't Catherine Martin and Cuaron both multiple winners last year?)

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Re: Notable Firsts and Records

Postby FilmFan720 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:39 pm

Emmanuel Lubezki becomes the first repeat winner in 3 years (since Baxter and Wall)

This is the first time in 5 years that someone has left the ceremony with multiple trophies (Inarritu). That is the longest streak of no multi-winners since 1938, when Frank Capra was the first multi-winner.

Poland wins first Oscar after 10 nominations; Israel now the most nominated country never to win, also with 10.
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Notable Firsts and Records

Postby dws1982 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:25 pm

- Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) has the longest-title of any Best Picture winner.

- First year with more than five Best Picture nominees where all of the Best Picture nominees won an award.

- First time since 2010 (Firth/Portman/Bale/Leo) that all acting winners are first-time winners.

- Innaritu is the first person since Joel and Ethan Coen to win three Oscars in one night, and the tenth overall. He's the seventh to win three Oscars for writing, directing, and producing the same film.

** Interesting trivia here: Innaritu swept his three categories, the direct result being that both Richard Linklater and Wes Anderson--also nominated in the same three categories--left the ceremony empty-handed. A similar thing happened when the Coens swept in 2007--all three of their wins were in the same three categories that Paul Thomas Anderson was nominated. There are some other cases where an individual has won three Oscar in the same night and beat the same person in two of the categories (for one, Peter Jackson managed to beat Sofia Coppola, Clint Eastwood, Peter Weir, and Gary Ross in two different categories on Oscar night 2004), but I think these are the only cases of one individual beating another in all three categories.
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