Current Oscar Record Holders

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Re: Current Oscar Record Holders

Postby Precious Doll » Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:59 pm

Big Magilla wrote:Kirk Douglas died in February. Sidney Poitier holds that record now.


Thanks for the pickup though I had corrected it when Kirk Douglas passed away earlier this year. Updating from an older post whilst waiting for a phone call at the same time is never a good idea. :oops:
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Postby Big Magilla » Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:27 pm

Kirk Douglas died in February. Sidney Poitier holds that record now.

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Postby Precious Doll » Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:22 pm

Precious Doll wrote:For the last few years I've been keeping a note in my diary of current Oscar holders in the major categories, not to with age but earliest nominees/winners still alive. Its sort of morbid I know but its interesting to see it change over the years.

Current holders

Earliest winners still alive

Actor: Sidney Poitier (1963)
Actress: Olivia de Haviland (1948)
Sup. Actor: George Chakiris (1961)
Sup. Actress: Eva Marie Saint (1954)
Director: William Friedkin (1971)

Earliest nominated still alive

Actor: Kirk Douglas (1949)
Actress: Olivia de Haviland (1946)
Sup. Actor: Don Murray (1956)
Sup. Actress: Olivia de Haviland (1939)
Director: Claude Lelouche (1966)

Earliest year all nominees are still alive

Actor - 1988 (Hackman, Hanks, Hoffman, Olmos, Von Sydow)
Actress - 1971 (Christie, Fonda, Jackson, Redgrave, Suzman)
Sup. Actor - 1990 (Davison, Garcia, Greene, Pacino, Pesci)
Sup. Actress - 1977 (Brownie, Cummings, Dillion, Redgrave, Weld)
Director - 1980 (Lynch, Polanski, Redford, Rush, Scorsese)

Earliest year all acting winners still alive

1978 - Voight, Fonda, Walken, Smith

Earlier year all acting winners and director still alive

1980 - De Niro, Spacek, Hutton, Steenburgen, Redford


With the passing of Olivia de Haviland (& Max von Sydow) the record holders are now:

Current holders

Earliest winners still alive

Actor: Sidney Poitier (1963)
Actress: Joanne Woodward (1957)
Sup. Actor: George Chakiris (1961)
Sup. Actress: Eva Marie Saint (1954)
Director: William Friedkin (1971)

Earliest nominated still alive

Actor: Sidney Poitier (1958)
Actress: Leslie Caron (1953)
Sup. Actor: Don Murray (1956)
Sup. Actress: Angela Lansbury (1944)
Director: Claude Lelouche (1966)

Earliest year all nominees are still alive

Actor - 1992 (Downey Jr, Eastwood, Pacino, Rea, Washington)
Actress - 1971 (Christie, Fonda, Jackson, Redgrave, Suzman)
Sup. Actor - 1990 (Davison, Garcia, Greene, Pacino, Pesci)
Sup. Actress - 1977 (Brownie, Cummings, Dillion, Redgrave, Weld)
Director - 1980 (Lynch, Polanski, Redford, Rush, Scorsese)

Earliest year all acting winners still alive

1978 - Voight, Fonda, Walken, Smith

Earlier year all acting winners and director still alive

1980 - De Niro, Spacek, Hutton, Steenburgen, Redford
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Re: Current Oscar Record Holders

Postby Big Magilla » Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:08 pm

Big Magilla wrote:
Precious Doll wrote:1947 is the most recent year that all the acting nominees are deceased.


Not to be ghoulish, but in the years 1950-1955, there is only one acting nominee still alive - Nancy Olson, Lee Grant, Terry Moore, Leslie Caron, Eva Marie Saint, Marisa Pavan, followed by two in 1956 - Don Murray, Patty McCormack, then one again in 1957 - Russ Tamblyn, making 1958 the first year for which three or more are still with us - Sidney Poitier, Shirley MacLaine and Cara Williams. With 1959, we're back down to one - Susan Kohner.

Given the advanced ages of these thirteen actors, this is a statistic that could quite easily change by this time next year.

I must have been counting Douglas as already gone back in December and no one caught it!

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Re: Current Oscar Record Holders

Postby Precious Doll » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:39 pm

Precious Doll wrote:
Earliest nominated still alive

Actor: Kirk Douglas (1949)
Actress: Olivia de Haviland (1946)
Sup. Actor: Don Murray (1956)
Sup. Actress: Olivia de Haviland (1939)
Director: Claude Lelouche (1966)



With the passing of Kirk Douglas this has now changed:

Actor: Sidney Poitier (1958)
Actress: Olivia de Haviland (1946)
Sup. Actor: Don Murray (1956)
Sup. Actress: Olivia de Haviland (1939)
Director: Claude Lelouche (1966)
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Re: Current Oscar Record Holders

Postby Big Magilla » Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:23 am

Precious Doll wrote:1947 is the most recent year that all the acting nominees are deceased.


Not to be ghoulish, but in the years 1950-1955, there is only one acting nominee still alive - Nancy Olson, Lee Grant, Terry Moore, Leslie Caron, Eva Marie Saint, Marisa Pavan, followed by two in 1956 - Don Murray, Patty McCormack, then one again in 1957 - Russ Tamblyn, making 1958 the first year for which three or more are still with us - Sidney Poitier, Shirley MacLaine and Cara Williams. With 1959, we're back down to one - Susan Kohner.

Given the advanced ages of these thirteen actors, this is a statistic that could quite easily change by this time next year.

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Re: Current Oscar Record Holders

Postby Precious Doll » Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:48 am

1992 is the earliest year all the acting nominees are still alive.

1947 is the most recent year that all the acting nominees are deceased.
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Re: Current Oscar Record Holders

Postby FilmFan720 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:28 pm

A few other little notes...

1945 Supporting Actress is the earliest category with more than one nominee still living (Blyth and Lansbury)

I believe the oldest living non-acting nominee is Grahame Tharp, nominated for Best Documentary in 1953. He would be 107, and I can't find any proof that he isn't still with us. After him comes Terry Sanders (Short Subject 1954)
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Current Oscar Record Holders

Postby Precious Doll » Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:59 am

For the last few years I've been keeping a note in my diary of current Oscar holders in the major categories, not to with age but earliest nominees/winners still alive. Its sort of morbid I know but its interesting to see it change over the years.

Current holders

Earliest winners still alive

Actor: Sidney Poitier (1963)
Actress: Olivia de Haviland (1948)
Sup. Actor: George Chakiris (1961)
Sup. Actress: Eva Marie Saint (1954)
Director: William Friedkin (1971)

Earliest nominated still alive

Actor: Kirk Douglas (1949)
Actress: Olivia de Haviland (1946)
Sup. Actor: Don Murray (1956)
Sup. Actress: Olivia de Haviland (1939)
Director: Claude Lelouche (1966)

Earliest year all nominees are still alive

Actor - 1988 (Hackman, Hanks, Hoffman, Olmos, Von Sydow)
Actress - 1971 (Christie, Fonda, Jackson, Redgrave, Suzman)
Sup. Actor - 1990 (Davison, Garcia, Greene, Pacino, Pesci)
Sup. Actress - 1977 (Brownie, Cummings, Dillion, Redgrave, Weld)
Director - 1980 (Lynch, Polanski, Redford, Rush, Scorsese)

Earliest year all acting winners still alive

1978 - Voight, Fonda, Walken, Smith

Earlier year all acting winners and director still alive

1980 - De Niro, Spacek, Hutton, Steenburgen, Redford
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