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Re: Trivia

Postby Big Magilla » Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:07 pm

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FilmFan720 wrote:August Wilson holds the longest period between his death and a posthumous Oscar nomination in history, getting a nomination more than 11 years after his death.


Doesn't Larry Russell hold (still) this record?


Yes, you're right. I misread his date of death.

Besides which Larry Russell actually wrote the score for Limelight, but August Wilson did not write a screenplay for Fences. He wrote the play which was filmed pretty much as he wrote it.

If instead of putting his own name on the screenplay for Hamlet and credited it to William Shakespeare, Shakespeare would hold the record at 360 years.
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Re: Trivia

Postby FilmFan720 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:58 am

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FilmFan720 wrote:August Wilson holds the longest period between his death and a posthumous Oscar nomination in history, getting a nomination more than 11 years after his death.


Doesn't Larry Russell hold (still) this record?


Yes, you're right. I misread his date of death.
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Re: Trivia

Postby Heksagon » Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:56 am

As I figured, the records concerning Black Oscar nominees were demolished this year, see e.g. the Wikipedia page for all the Black nominees.

This year had by far the most Black Oscar nominees in a single year, with 18. The previous record was 8, back in 2006, followed by 1985 and 2009 with 7 each.

This year also saw most Blacks nominated in a single category (5 in Feature Documentary), most Black acting nominees, most Black acting nominees in a single category and the first year there was a Black nominee in each acting category.

Among other trivia (If I'm wrong, I'm sure someone here will be happy to correct me):

Denis Villeneuve is the first French Canadian to be nominated for Best Director.

I believe Raoul and Hébert Peck are the first Haitian-born Oscar nominees.

I believe Daphne Matziriaki is the first Greek-born Documentary nominee. She is nominated against Dan Krauss, who taught her at Berkeley.

I believe Sing is the first Hungarian film to be nominated in the Live Action Short category.

And here's one that's likely to happen: Damien Chazelle had his 32nd birthday a week ago, so if he wins Best Director, he'll beat Norman Taurog to become the youngest person ever to win that category.

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Ai-Ling Lee is the first Asian to receive a nomination for Sound Editing and the first woman to receive nominations in both Sound categories. La La Land's Sound Editing nomination is also the first time two women have shared a nomination in this category.

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Re: Trivia

Postby Precious Doll » Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:20 am

My Life as a Zucchini is most probably the shortest film nominated in the Animated Feature Film category to date.
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Re: Trivia

Postby Okri » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:30 pm

Octavia Spencer becomes the first black actress to be nominated after she won an oscar.

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Postby anonymous1980 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:14 pm

Joi McMillon, one of the editors of Moonlight is now the first ever black woman to get nominated for Editing. Second black nominee overall (the only other one being Hugh A. Robertson for Midnight Cowboy).

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Re: Trivia

Postby HarryGoldfarb » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:58 pm

FilmFan720 wrote:August Wilson holds the longest period between his death and a posthumous Oscar nomination in history, getting a nomination more than 11 years after his death.


Doesn't Larry Russell hold (still) this record?
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Re: Trivia

Postby FilmFan720 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:44 pm

August Wilson holds the longest period between his death and a posthumous Oscar nomination in history, getting a nomination more than 11 years after his death.
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Re: Trivia

Postby Sonic Youth » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:04 pm

FilmFan720 wrote:
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FilmFan720 wrote:Is OJ the longest film ever nominated for an Oscar?


How about Shoah?


It wasn't nominated for an Oscar...


I remembered five minutes after I posted... too late.
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Re: Trivia

Postby FilmFan720 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:56 pm

Sonic Youth wrote:
FilmFan720 wrote:Is OJ the longest film ever nominated for an Oscar?


How about Shoah?


It wasn't nominated for an Oscar...
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Re: Trivia

Postby Sonic Youth » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:53 pm

FilmFan720 wrote:Is OJ the longest film ever nominated for an Oscar?


How about Shoah?
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Re: Trivia

Postby Big Magilla » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:45 pm

This is the first time since 2002 that Warner Bros doesn't have a nominee for Best Picture.
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Re: Trivia

Postby FilmFan720 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:36 pm

Is OJ the longest film ever nominated for an Oscar?
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Re: Trivia

Postby FilmFan720 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:13 pm

Michael Bay movies now have 17 collective Oscar nominations, which is the most for a director whose films never got an above the line nomination.

Ron Clements and John Musker's movies now have 15 collective Oscar nominations, which is the most for directors of feature animated films.
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Re: Trivia

Postby FilmFan720 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:53 pm

Stephen Frears has now directed 8 Oscar nominated performances...all women and no men. That seems like some sort of record.
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