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Re: Oscar Factoid Help

Postby Okri » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:34 am

OscarGuy wrote:While working on a project, I came across some "factoids" that I think are interesting, but need fleshing out. I'm listing them here in the hopes you fine people can verify my current research or advise where I'm missing stuff.

Films Nominated or Winning awards in different years
In Which We Serve (1942 & 1943)
The Emgrants (1971 & 1972)
Amarcord (1974 & 1975)
Day for Night (1973 & 1974)
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970 & 1971)
My Night at Maud's (1969 & 1970)

I thought there were more than this, but these were the only ones I found.



Women in the Dunes, 1964 for FLF, 1965 for directing
Umbrellas of Cherbourg, 1964 for FLF, 1965 for writing
Battle of Algiers, 1966 for FLF, 1968 for writing/directing

Forbidden Games, won special award in 1952, nominated for writing in 1954
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, nominated for music in 1937, won special award in 1938

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Postby Bog » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:12 am

OscarGuy wrote:Non-Best Picture Nominees to Have Two Acting Nominees in the Same Category:

It's a rather small list. I'm curious if far more Best Picture nominees than non-Best Picture nominees accomplished double acting nominations. Almost all of these are Supporting Actress, which is a further bit of interesting information.


It appears as though your curiosity is quite correct ...you listed 12 and in addition to Thelma & Louise and Sleuth...the list regardless of BP nom is 65+ I count thus far...

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Re: Oscar Factoid Help

Postby Heksagon » Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:52 pm

OscarGuy wrote:Films Nominated or Winning awards in different years

There's also The Quiet One which received a Documentary Feature nomination in 1948 and a Screenplay nomination the following year.

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Re: Oscar Factoid Help

Postby danfrank » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:45 pm

Flashdance (1984) - "Flashdance...What a Feeling," "Maniac"

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Postby danfrank » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:36 pm

Sleuth (1973) - Michael Caine, Laurence Oliver

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Re: Oscar Factoid Help

Postby Big Magilla » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:27 pm

OscarGuy wrote:While working on a project, I came across some "factoids" that I think are interesting, but need fleshing out. I'm listing them here in the hopes you fine people can verify my current research or advise where I'm missing stuff.

Films Nominated or Winning awards in different years
In Which We Serve (1942 & 1943)
The Emgrants (1971 & 1972)
Amarcord (1974 & 1975)
Day for Night (1973 & 1974)
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970 & 1971)
My Night at Maud's (1969 & 1970)

I thought there were more than this, but these were the only ones I found.


The award to Noel Coward for In Which We Serve at the 1942 ceremonies was to placate him because the film was locked out of contention for regular awards when the cut-off date for L.A. release dates for nominations was moved back from January 12, 1943 to December 31, 1942 in mid-December and all the L.A. theatres were already booked and the film's January release couldn't be moved up.

The others were nominated for Best Foreign Film in the year in which they were submitted by their countries of origin. Their subsequent nominations were based on their L.A. release dates.

Street Angel was an anomaly.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was released in L.A. in late 1937, but did not become a box-office phenomenon until 1938 when it was released in New York and elsewhere. The 1938 Oscar and seven little Oscars to Walt Disney were technically not for the film, but for Disney for having made it, a vague distinction, but a distinction nonetheless.
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Re: Oscar Factoid Help

Postby FilmFan720 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:38 am

Best sing you're missing Aladdin and Princess and the Frog
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Re: Oscar Factoid Help

Postby mlrg » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:53 am

OscarGuy wrote:Non-Best Picture Nominees to Have Two Acting Nominees in the Same Category:
Othello (1965) - Joyce Redman, Maggie Smith
Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) - Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn
I Remember Mama (1948) - Barbara Bel Geddes, Ellen Corby
Pinky (1949) - Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters
Come to the Stable (1949) - Celeste Holm, Elsa Lanchester
Doubt (2008) - Amy Adams, Viola Davis
The Bad Seed (1956) - Eileen Heckart, Patty McCormack
The High and the Mighty (1954) - Jan Sterling, Claire Trevor
Bullets Over Broadway (1994) - Jennifer Tilly, Dianne Wiest
Enemies, A Love Story (1989) - Anjelica Huston, Lena Olin
Almost Famous (2000) - Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand
Paper Moon (1973) - Madeline Kahn, Tatum O'Neal



You forgot Thelma & Louise (1991) - Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis

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Re: Oscar Factoid Help

Postby The Original BJ » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:45 am

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs received its Original Score nomination in 1937, but didn't receive its special award for Walt Disney until the next year's ceremony.

Street Angel was one of three films for which Janet Gaynor won Best Actress at the inaugural Oscars, but then received Art Direction and Cinematography mentions the following year. (That's probably the weirdest of the double-year mentions, because it wasn't the result of a special award or the particulars of the foreign film category, which account for the other such nominations.)

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Oscar Factoid Help

Postby OscarGuy » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:35 am

While working on a project, I came across some "factoids" that I think are interesting, but need fleshing out. I'm listing them here in the hopes you fine people can verify my current research or advise where I'm missing stuff.

Short Films nominated in more than one category:
Devil Take Us (1952)
Neighbors (1952)
Jet Carrier (1954)
The Battle of Gettysburg (1955)
The Face of Lincoln (1955)
The Dark Wave (1956)
Journey Into Spring (1958)
A Place to Stand (1967)
The Magic Machines (1969)
Sentinels of Silence (1971)

I believe these were all cross-overs between live-action and documentary short.

Films Nominated or Winning awards in different years
In Which We Serve (1942 & 1943)
The Emgrants (1971 & 1972)
Amarcord (1974 & 1975)
Day for Night (1973 & 1974)
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970 & 1971)
My Night at Maud's (1969 & 1970)

I thought there were more than this, but these were the only ones I found.

Non-Best Picture Nominees to Have Two Acting Nominees in the Same Category:
Othello (1965) - Joyce Redman, Maggie Smith
Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) - Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn
I Remember Mama (1948) - Barbara Bel Geddes, Ellen Corby
Pinky (1949) - Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters
Come to the Stable (1949) - Celeste Holm, Elsa Lanchester
Doubt (2008) - Amy Adams, Viola Davis
The Bad Seed (1956) - Eileen Heckart, Patty McCormack
The High and the Mighty (1954) - Jan Sterling, Claire Trevor
Bullets Over Broadway (1994) - Jennifer Tilly, Dianne Wiest
Enemies, A Love Story (1989) - Anjelica Huston, Lena Olin
Almost Famous (2000) - Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand
Paper Moon (1973) - Madeline Kahn, Tatum O'Neal

It's a rather small list. I'm curious if far more Best Picture nominees than non-Best Picture nominees accomplished double acting nominations. Almost all of these are Supporting Actress, which is a further bit of interesting information.

Non-Best Picture Nominees to Have Two or More Song Nominees:
Philadelphia (1993) - "Philadelphia" / "Streets of Philadelphia"
Dreamgirls (2006) - "Listen" / "Love You I Do" / "Patience"
Yentl (1983) - "Papa, Can You Hear Me?" / "The Way He Makes Me Feel"
Cold Mountain (2003) - "Scarlet Tide" / "You Will Be My Ain True Love"
Fame (1980) - "Fame" / "Out Here On My Own"
The Lion King (1994) - "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" / "Circle Of Life" / "Hakuna Matata"
Footloose (1984) - "Footloose" / "Let's Hear It For The Boy"
Enchanted (2007) - "Happy Working Song" / "So Close" / "That's How You Know"
The Bodyguard (1992) - "I Have Nothing" / "Run To You"
The Little Mermaid (1989) - "Kiss The Girl" / "Under The Sea"
White Nights (1985) - "Say You, Say Me" / "Separate Lives (Love Theme From 'White Nights')"

I believe there are far few Best Picture nominees to accomplish this. Beauty and the Beast is the only one I can think of.

Non-Best Picture Nominees with Actors in All Four Categories:
My Man Godfrey (1936)

Is this the only one? I admit I wasn't watching closely for this, so I may have missed one or two. That's certainly an interesting statistic if true.
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