Any trivia this year?

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Re: Any trivia this year?

Postby Big Magilla » Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:36 am

Michael Keaton is the fourth actor to have starred in films that won back-to-back Oscars. The others were Clark Gable (It Happened One Night, Mutiny on the Bounty), Meryl Streep (The Deer Hunter, Kramer vs. Kramer) and Russell Crowe (Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind).

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Re: Any trivia this year?

Postby Precious Doll » Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:29 am

Most number of Australians (6) to have ever won Oscars in the one night. Ironically, for a film that was mostly received its financing for the U.S.
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Re: Any trivia this year?

Postby Heksagon » Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:16 am

anonymous1980 wrote:- Emmanuel Lubezki is the first person to win three years in a row since Walt Disney.

My turn to correct your trivia. Lord of the Rings visual effects artists Jim Rygiel and Randall William Cook also won on three consecutive years.

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Postby ksrymy » Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:01 am

Heksagon wrote:At the age of 87, is Ennio Morricone the oldest person ever to win a competitive award?

I believe this is the truth. The L.A. Times is reporting so at least.
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Re: Any trivia this year?

Postby Heksagon » Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:55 am

At the age of 87, is Ennio Morricone the oldest person ever to win a competitive award?

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Postby ksrymy » Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:53 am

With Daniel Day-Lewis/Abraham Lincoln, Matthew McConaughey/Ron Woodruff, Eddie Redmayne/Stephen Hawking, and Leonardo DiCaprio/Hugh Glass, we've now had four consecutive Best Actor wins for actors playing real-life characters. The previous record was three with Jamie Foxx/Ray Charles, Philip Seymour Hoffman/Truman Capote, and Forest Whitaker/Idi Amin.
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Re: Any trivia this year?

Postby Sonic Youth » Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:30 am

I'll bet Spotlight is the only movie to have won the very first and last Oscar presented on the show, with no wins in between. Someone would have to consult Damien's book to see if that's correct, though.
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Re: Any trivia this year?

Postby The Original BJ » Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:27 am

inky wrote:For example, is this the first time (I doubt it anyway, but too tired to check) that Oscars and Independent Spirit Awards reach a consensus in the best picture of the year?


No, it's actually happened a lot lately -- The Artist, 12 Years a Slave, and Birdman all won both prizes.

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Re: Any trivia this year?

Postby anonymous1980 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:24 am

- Mad Max: Fury Road is now the film that have won the most Oscars without winning any of the "major" ones (acting, directing, picture, screenplay),

- Sara Bennett is only the second woman to win Best Visual Effects. The first was Suzanne Benson for Aliens nearly 30 years ago.

- Emmanuel Lubezki is the first person to win three years in a row since Walt Disney.

- Spotlight is the least-winningest Best Picture winner since The Greatest Show on Earth.

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Any trivia this year?

Postby inky » Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:11 am

For example, is this the first time (I doubt it anyway, but too tired to check) that Oscars and Independent Spirit Awards reach a consensus in the best picture of the year?


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