83rd Oscars Trivia

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Postby Mike Kelly » Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:26 pm

Teresa Wright can be added to that list. She was in Mrs. Miniver and The Best Years of Our Lives.

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Postby Big Magilla » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:04 pm

Good Wikipedia article.

Of course, some of these multiple appearances were by actors in bit parts. Does anyone really remember Bess Flowers in any of the 22 Oscar nominated, 5 winning, films she was in?

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Postby MovieWes » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:32 am

Actually, pretty much the entire principle cast of The Godfather was in The Godfather, Part II. All except Marlon Brando and Richard Castellano really. Even James Caan, Abe Vigoda, and Gianni Russo appeared in flashbacks.

Talia Shire and Joe Spinell were in The Godfather, The Godfather, Part II, and Rocky. I am pretty sure they are the only ones to appear in 3 Best Picture winners together. Shire of course played Connie Corleone and Adrian in The Godfather, Parts I and II and Rocky, and Spinell played Willi Cicci and Tony Gazzo in those films as well.

There could be others... here's a list for Wikipedia that I've been working on for a few years of actors who have appeared in multiple Best Picture winners...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki....winners

Another useless bit of information... the last time Firth and Rush were in a Best Picture winner together, they did it the year after a James Cameron movie was up for multiple Oscars including Best Picture and became the highest grossing film of all-time (Titanic and Avatar). Not that it means anything, but it's kind of amusingly weird.

Firth has also appeared in 2 different Best Picture winners in which a sibling from one Best Picture winner was in the other Best Picture winner (this is worded really awkwardly, I apologize). He was in The English Patient with Ralph Fiennes and Shakespeare in Love with Joseph Fiennes.




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Postby OscarGuy » Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:02 pm

Sorry. I wasn't getting them easily, I had to sort and then search and find a few, which may have resulted in me missing Keaton. The Boyer thing was probably when I put him down before deciding to separate out the honoraries and just forgot to go back and think about the winners if they were or not. I knew Stanwyck and Russell for sure. Boyer I had forgotten
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Postby Big Magilla » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:53 am

At the 1942 awards:

For his progressive cultural achievement in establishing the French Research Foundation in Los Angeles as a source of reference (certificate).

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Postby Mister Tee » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:24 am

When did Boyer get an honorary? I'm not doubting you, but I don't recall it.

Since we're nit-picking, I think Diane Keaton should be on the list as a 4/1. I only know this because of Uri's great Julie Christie = Diane Keaton formulation.

So, even at 4, winners outweigh losers by better than 2 to 1. But, considering so many attained 4, that's a substantial number of people who went home unhappy multiple times.

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Postby Big Magilla » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:01 am

Boyer should be in the 4/0 (+1 honorary) column.

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Postby OscarGuy » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:38 am

Four-time nominees with wins vs. no wins

Walter Brennan 4/3

Anthony Quinn 4/2
Daniel Day-Lewis 4/2
Shelley Winters 4/2
Glenda Jackson 4/2
Jodie Foster 4/2

Peter Ustinov 4/2 (though, one of those nominations is in writing)

Mickey Rooney 4/0 (+2 special awards)

George C. Scott 4/1
Ben Kingsley 4/1
Anthony Hopkins 4/1
Jon Voight 4/1
William Hurt 4/1
Robin Williams 4/1
Burt Lancaster 4/1
Helen Mirren 4/1
Jane Wyman 4/1
Maureen Stapleton 4/1
Lee Grant 4/1
Joanne Woodward 4/1
Julie Christie 4/1
Frances McDormand 4/1
Holly Hunter 4/1
Ethel Barrymore 4/1
Geoffrey Rush 4/1
Diane Keaton 4/1

Rosalind Russell 4/0 (+1 honorary)
Barbara Stanwyck 4/0 (+1 honorary)
Charles Boyer 4/0 (+1 honorary)

Ed Harris 4/0
Montgomery Clift 4/0
Agnes Moorehead 4/0
Jane Alexander 4/0
Marsha Mason 4/0
Julianne Moore 4/0
Claude Rains 4/0
Annette Bening 4/0




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Postby Uri » Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:07 am

Mister Tee wrote:I can't believe I almost let this one slip by:

Over a short 11-year span, there were three films based on Les Liaisons Dangereuses -- Dangerous Liaisons, Valmont and Cruel Intentions. The three -- mostly the first two -- featured any number of actors who've contended for awards in various media. Yet, until last week, the only person from that illustrious group who'd managed to win an Oscar was Reese Witherspoon from the worst of the three. Thank you, Colin Firth, for changing that.

And now, may we get to work on Glenn Close, Michelle Pfeiffer, John Malkovich...

I'll admit she's not a Ryan Phillippe, but what about an honorary award for Jeanne Moreau?

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Postby Mister Tee » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:27 pm

I can't believe I almost let this one slip by:

Over a short 11-year span, there were three films based on Les Liaisons Dangereuses -- Dangerous Liaisons, Valmont and Cruel Intentions. The three -- mostly the first two -- featured any number of actors who've contended for awards in various media. Yet, until last week, the only person from that illustrious group who'd managed to win an Oscar was Reese Witherspoon from the worst of the three. Thank you, Colin Firth, for changing that.

And now, may we get to work on Glenn Close, Michelle Pfeiffer, John Malkovich...

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Postby Greg » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:10 pm

All but one of this year's winners in the Picture, Directing, Screenwriting, and Acting categories went to films dealing with real-life people in real-life siuations.



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Postby Mike Kelly » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:22 am

Re: Co-stars in multiple Best Pictures:

Alec Guinness and Jack Hawkins in The Bridge on the River Kwai and Lawrence of Arabia

Robert DeNiro and John Cazale in The Deer Hunter and The Godfather, Part II.

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Postby Uri » Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:10 am

Reza wrote:
rain Bard wrote:Big Broadcast of 1938, and Gold Diggers of 1935.

Can both these films really be termed as sequels?

Probably more entries of a same franchise.

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Postby Reza » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:57 am

rain Bard wrote:Big Broadcast of 1938, and Gold Diggers of 1935.

Can both these films really be termed as sequels?

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Postby rain Bard » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:42 am

Toy Story 3 is the first film to win Best Animated Feature and Best Song. Only two other Animated Feature winners have won awards in another category as well; Up won Best Score and The Incredibles won Best Sound Editing.

It's the first sequel to win the Best Animated Feature category, and (I'm pretty certain) the fourth sequel to win the Best Song category. The others are Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, Big Broadcast of 1938, and Gold Diggers of 1935.


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