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Re: Trivia

Postby FilmFan720 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:26 am

It has now been 12 years since we had a Best Picture winner with a Best Actress nomination. Ironically, the last 4 Best Picture winners, and 6 of the last 7, have had a Supporting Actress nomination.
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Re: Trivia

Postby CalWilliam » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:21 am

La La Land joins a very selected group of films which were the most awarded of their respective nights but didn't manage to win Best Picture:

Sunrise, Seventh Heaven, Bad Girl, The Champ, The Informer, Anthony Adverse, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Thief of Bagdad, The Song of Bernadette, The Heiress, The Bad and the Beautiful, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Cabaret, Network, All the President's Men, Star Wars, The Aviator, Life of Pi, Gravity and Mad Max: Fury Road.
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Postby Big Magilla » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:04 am

In acting, yes, but overall no.

Off the top of my head, the Epstein brothers for the screenplay for Casablanca
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Postby inky » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:10 am

I read from somewhere that Casey brothers have become the first male sibling pairs who won Oscars. Can anybody verify this?

We know there is at least one female sibling pair who achieved the same feat - Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland.

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Re: Trivia

Postby CalWilliam » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:22 am

For the fifth year in a row, the film that won Best Cinematography also took Best Directing (Life of Pi, Gravity, Birdman, The Revenant and La La Land). The same achievement happened before in the 90s with Braveheart, The English Patient, Titanic, Saving Private Ryan and American Beauty winning both Oscars.
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Postby anonymous1980 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:51 am

I don't think it's been pointed out here yet but with Moonlight's win for Best Picture, Dede Gardner has become the first woman with two Oscars for Best Picture.

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Re: Trivia

Postby Precious Doll » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:15 am

Precious Doll wrote:Patricia Arquette speaks out in relation to Alexis omission:

http://people.com/awards/oscars-2017-pa ... -omission/


I meant to post this in the In Memoriam thread but I suppose the trivia thread is OK. It's the first time an Academy member has complained about the omission of a transgender person.
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Postby inky » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:33 pm

This may be no big deal on this board but it is quite a big thing in Singapore media - Singaporean Ai-Ling Lee who leads LA LA LAND's sound team is nominated for both Sound Editing and Sound Mixing. If I am not wrong, she is the first Singaporean Academy Award nominee ... well, she failed to become the first Singaporean to win an Oscar despite being a favorite (at least for Sound Mixing).

Anyway, as I've read from Ai-Ling's Wikipedia page, there is still a noteworthy trivia: "Together with Mildred Iatrou Morgan, their nomination became the first female team to be nominated in the category (referring to Sound Editing)."

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Re: Trivia

Postby OscarGuy » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:15 pm

Alexis Arquette being snubbed is no less mysterious than Joan Rivers. Sure, Alexis had more than 50 film credits, but other than being the transgender Arquette, did anyone actually consider her much of an actress? I mean, her early career was in prominent films, but the last major Hollywood effort she appeared in was The Wedding Singer in 1998, more than 20 films ago. Yes, she's an Arquette, but when she's a low-rent member who makes David Arquette seem like a Barrymore, I wouldn't consider her omission anything, but understandable, even if not the classiest move. It sure as hell wasn't a slight against the trans community.

But like Will Smith's egotistical wife making a bull shit big deal about the OscarsSoWhite debacle last year, this will get far more press than it deserves. And while I will freely admit that the Academy's diversity push utterly ignored the LGBT community, they did honor Moonlight, which has to account for something. And I sure as hell hope this doesn't end up as one of those lame backlashes for utterly idiotic reasons.
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Re: Trivia

Postby Precious Doll » Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:00 pm

Patricia Arquette speaks out in relation to Alexis omission:

http://people.com/awards/oscars-2017-pa ... -omission/
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Re: Trivia

Postby FilmFan720 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:19 pm

This may be more of a Chicago thing, but Tarell Alvin McCraney became the first Steppenwolf Ensemble Member to win an Oscar...impressive and sad when you look at the other names on that list!
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Re: Trivia

Postby Greg » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:58 pm

inky wrote:This year, LLL becomes the first movie which won both Best Director and Best Actress but missed Best Picture.


No, Cabaret also did that.

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Re: Trivia

Postby FilmFan720 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:44 am

The second year in a row where Best Picture won no below-the-line awards.
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Re: Trivia

Postby inky » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:23 am

Last year, THE REVENANT became the third movie in the Oscar history which bagged both Best Director and Best Actor but missed Best Picture.

This year, LLL becomes the first movie which won both Best Director and Best Actress but missed Best Picture. Still, the combinations of director+actress+picture are rarer than the actor version: only 8 in the past (MILLION DOLLAR BABY; THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS; TERMS OF ENDEARMENT; ANNIE HALL; ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST; MRS. MINIVER; GONE WITH THE WIND; IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT - did I miss any film?).

The 1st Academy Awards shouldn't be counted since the award category structure was somewhat different from nowadays. In that year, Janet Gaynor won Best Actress for her performances in 3 films: 7TH HEAVEN, STREET ANGEL and SUNRISE. Among the three films, 7TH HEAVEN also bagged Best Director, Drama Picture (there was another category known as Best Director, Comedy Picture) but didn't win Best Picture (though nominated).

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Re: Trivia

Postby Okri » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:02 pm

Mister Tee wrote:For the record, many thought we'd get this in 2011, but Streep's Margaret Thatcher overtook Davis' Aibileen at the last moment. This year seems far more likely to pull off the result, but, Magilla is right, hold off till it happens.

The strange thing is, prior to 1997, it happened fairly often -- by my reckoning, 8 times between 1983 and 1993. So, this swooning over biopics is a relatively recent phenomenon.


We also seemed relatively close in 2014, with Redmayne pipping Keaton to stop it from occurring.


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