83rd Oscars Trivia

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Postby Sonic Youth » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:57 pm

I never knew trivia could be so interesting.
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Postby The Original BJ » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:34 pm

Amy Adams in Junebug.

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Postby MovieWes » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:33 pm

Greg wrote:Continuing this theme, was Natalie Portman the first performer to win a nomination who portrayed a character masturbating?

Even more recently, Jackie Earle Haley in Little Children.
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Postby Mister Tee » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:25 pm

Greg wrote:Continuing this theme, was Natalie Portman the first performer to win a nomination who portrayed a character masturbating?

Go way back: Joanne Woodward in Rachel, Rachel.

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Postby Greg » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:11 pm

Continuing this theme, was Natalie Portman the first performer to win a nomination who portrayed a character masturbating?
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Postby Mister Tee » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:53 pm

Mister Tee wrote:...if Michele Williams joins Bening and Portman, we'll have three best actress nominees who received on-screen oral pleasure.

This came true, and, killer stat: all three actors who provided the pleasure -- Julianne Moore, Mila Kunis and Ryan Gosling -- found themselves without nominations.

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Postby MovieWes » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:43 pm

Precious Doll wrote:Here's a first (someone please correct me if I'm mistaken)... Dogtooth is the first film nominated in any category that features a male erection (GASP)!

Didn't Boogie Nights have one too? It's been a while since I saw it, so maybe I'm misremembering.
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Postby FilmFan720 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:23 pm

Precious Doll wrote:Here's a first (someone please correct me if I'm mistaken)... Dogtooth is the first film nominated in any category that features a male erection (GASP)!

Don't ask me how I am pulling this one out of thin air, but Angels and Insects would have been the first.
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Postby Precious Doll » Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:31 pm

Here's a first (someone please correct me if I'm mistaken)... Dogtooth is the first film nominated in any category that features a male erection (GASP)!
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Postby FilmFan720 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:43 pm

Last year's nominees who are returning to the field:
Tom Myers (Sound) - Coming back for the third year in a row
Alexandre Desplat (Score) - Coming back for the third year in a row
Jeff Bridges (Actor) - One of two winners from 2009 returning to protect his prize
Robert Tromberg (Art Direction) - One of two winners from 2009 returning to protect his prize
Joel Coen (Picture/Director/Screenplay) - One of two people to garner multiple nominations 2 years in a row
Ethan Coen (Picture/Director/Screenplay) - One of two people to garner multiple nominations 2 years in a row
Colin Firth (Actor)
Jeremy Renner (Actor)
Colleen Atwood (Costume Design)
Sandy Powell (Costume Design)
Hans Zimmer (Score)
Randy Newman (Score/Song)
Michael Silvers (Sound Effects)
Gwendolyn Yates Whittle (Sound Effects)
Mark P. Stoeckinger (Sound Effects)
Greg P. Russell (Sound)

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Christopher Nolan (Picture/Original Screenplay)
Danny Boyle (Picture/Adapted Screenplay)
Scott Rudin (Picture) - Only person nominated against them self this year)
Joel Coen (Picture/Director/Adapted Screenplay)
Ethan Coen (Picture/Director/Adapted Screenplay)
Anne Rosellini (Picture/Adapted Screenplay)
Le Unkrich (Animated Film/Adapted Screenplay)
A.R. Rahman (Score/Song)
Skip Livesay (Sound/Sound Editing)
Craig berkey (Sound/Sound Editing)
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Postby Greg » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:12 pm

Does anyone know if this is the first time no film not nominated for Best Picture has won more than three nominations?
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Postby MovieWes » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:55 pm

An interesting development that I just realized is that The Fighter was originally supposed to be Darren Aronofsky's follow-up to The Wrestler. Ultimately, he dropped out in favor of Black Swan and David O. Russell came in to replace him. Now both films are in the Best Picture race and both directors are competing against each other for Best Director.

Has this ever happened before?




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Postby Sonic Youth » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:28 pm

Mister Tee wrote:
Sonic Youth wrote:I haven't checked to see if I'm right. But I suspect that with the nomination of "Hereafter" for Best Visual Effects, Clint Eastwood-directed films have now been nominated in every feasible category.

I don't find costumes or make-up. Impressive, nonethless.

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Postby Mister Tee » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:19 pm

Sonic Youth wrote:I haven't checked to see if I'm right. But I suspect that with the nomination of "Hereafter" for Best Visual Effects, Clint Eastwood-directed films have now been nominated in every feasible category.

I don't find costumes or make-up. Impressive, nonethless.

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Postby ITALIANO » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:12 pm

Sonic Youth wrote:I haven't checked to see if I'm right. But I suspect that with the nomination of "Hereafter" for Best Visual Effects, Clint Eastwood-directed films have now been nominated in every feasible category.

And (assuming I'm right) how many other directors can make that claim? Probably Spielberg. Anyone else?

William Wyler maybe.


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