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Re: Trivia, anybody?

Postby Big Magilla » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:21 am

Thanks, Uri. I had a feeling I was forgetting someone.
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Re: Trivia, anybody?

Postby Uri » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:58 am

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HarryGoldfarb wrote:Saoirse Ronan must be one of the youngest actress to get nominations in both acting categories. Is she the youngest to achieve this?

Yes. Off the top of my head I would think Jennifer Lawrence previously held the record and before her, Jennifer Jones. Jessica Tandy must be the record older at the other end of the age spectrum.


Actually, it was Teresa Wright who held the record before Lawrence - she was 23 when she was nominated in support and 24 when she was nominated for best actress (as well as in support again). Jones was 24 going on 25 when she was nominated as lead and a year older when she was up for supporting.

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Re: Trivia, anybody?

Postby Big Magilla » Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:04 am

HarryGoldfarb wrote:Saoirse Ronan must be one of the youngest actress to get nominations in both acting categories. Is she the youngest to achieve this?

Yes. Off the top of my head I would think Jennifer Lawrence previously held the record and before her, Jennifer Jones. Jessica Tandy must be the record older at the other end of the age spectrum.
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Re: Trivia, anybody?

Postby HarryGoldfarb » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:09 pm

Saoirse Ronan must be one of the youngest actress to get nominations in both acting categories. Is she the youngest to achieve this?
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Postby FilmFan720 » Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:01 pm

This is the first time since 1940 that three Best Visual Effects nominees are Best Picture nominees and the first time since the expansion of the category to 5 that all of the nominees have nominations in other categories too.
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Re: Trivia, anybody?

Postby Greg » Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:08 pm

Not one Best Picture nominee, in fact, not one film with more than three nominations, is a work of original fiction. All of the films are either adaptations or original work based on actual events.
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Re: Trivia, anybody?

Postby Mateo » Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:32 pm

For the first time in history, the NYFCC's Best Actor failed to be nominated for an Oscar for the third time in a row (Michael Keaton '15, Timothy Spall '14, Robert Redford '13.) While their choice for Best Actor has missed out at the Oscars before, never had it happened back-to-back (as it did last year); let alone three times in a row. This has occurred with their other acting categories though, most recently in Best Supporting Actor (Steve Buscemi '01, Dennis Quaid '02, Eugene Levy '03.)

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Re: Trivia, anybody?

Postby FilmFan720 » Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:47 pm

All the Make-Up and Hairstyling nominees are first-time nominees...anyone know the last time that happened?
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Re: Trivia, anybody?

Postby Big Magilla » Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:19 am

MovieWes wrote:Mad Max: Fury Road is the first fourquel to receive a Best Picture nomination. In addition, it becomes the 2nd sequel to be nominated without a previous film being a Best Picture nominee (the first being Toy Story 3), and the first sequel to be nominated without any of the previous films having received a single Oscar nomination period.

Can someone also tell me if this is the longest gestating Best Picture nominee? Fury Road has been in the works in some form (with the exact same title, no less) since the late 80s. It almost went into production several times, the first being in the early 90s with Mel Gibson attached to star, only to collapse before it could happen, leading many people to refer to it over the years as cursed.

I'm pretty sure it is. On the Road holds the record for the film with the longest gestation period - 44 years (1968-2012) but that wasn't nominated.
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Postby anonymous1980 » Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:08 am

Inside Out co-writer Ronnie Del Carmen is the first Filipino nominated for Screenplay. He beat me to it! :lol:

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Re: Trivia, anybody?

Postby MovieWes » Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:43 am

Mad Max: Fury Road is the first fourquel to receive a Best Picture nomination. In addition, it becomes the 2nd sequel to be nominated without a previous film being a Best Picture nominee (the first being Toy Story 3), and the first sequel to be nominated without any of the previous films having received a single Oscar nomination period.

Breakdown on Oscar nominated sequels:

Twoquels: The Bells of St. Mary's, The Godfather Part II, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Threequels: The Godfather Part III, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Toy Story 3

Fourquels: Mad Max: Fury Road

Can someone also tell me if this is the longest gestating Best Picture nominee? Fury Road has been in the works in some form (with the exact same title, no less) since the late 80s. It almost went into production several times, the first being in the early 90s with Mel Gibson attached to star, only to collapse before it could happen, leading many people to refer to it over the years as cursed.
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Re: Trivia, anybody?

Postby Big Magilla » Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:59 pm

CalWilliam wrote:
Big Magilla wrote:As I mentioned in the other thread, Inarritu becomes the first director since Robert Wise 49 years ago to be nominated again the year after winning.


But Robert Wise was not nominated for The Sand Pebbles, wasn't he? Do you mean as a producer?


Sorry about the bad information. Woody Allen (1978) was the last. Before him it was Elia Kazan (1955).
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Re: Trivia, anybody?

Postby Greg » Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:35 pm

Is this the first time that two films have received nominations in all the tech categories?
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Re: Trivia, anybody?

Postby Heksagon » Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:56 am

Shok is the first film made in Kosovo to receive an Oscar nomination. It appears, however, that the film has been made by a primarily British crew with British money.

Edit: Roger Deakins now has thirteen nominations, so he equals George J. Folsey's record for most nominations in Cinematography without a win.

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Re: Trivia, anybody?

Postby CalWilliam » Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:38 am

Big Magilla wrote:As I mentioned in the other thread, Inarritu becomes the first director since Robert Wise 49 years ago to be nominated again the year after winning.


But Robert Wise was not nominated for The Sand Pebbles, wasn't he? Do you mean as a producer?
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