83rd Oscars Trivia

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Postby Sonic Youth » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:07 pm

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?




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Postby MovieWes » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:53 pm

anonymous wrote:Mark Wahlberg may not have gotten in Best Actor but he is one of the nominated producers. How many people have won/been nominated for both producing and acting?

The only ones on top of my head are Michael Douglas and Warren Beatty.

Clint Eastwood (twice), Roberto Benigni, and Kevin Costner.
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Postby Big Magilla » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:51 pm

anonymous wrote:Mark Wahlberg may not have gotten in Best Actor but he is one of the nominated producers. How many people have won/been nominated for both producing and acting?

The only ones on top of my head are Michael Douglas and Warren Beatty.

Orson Welles.

I believe Henry Fonda was the first actor nominated for producing but not acting in a film he starred in - 1957's Twelve Angry Men.

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Postby anonymous1980 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:31 am

Mark Wahlberg may not have gotten in Best Actor but he is one of the nominated producers. How many people have won/been nominated for both producing and acting?

The only ones on top of my head are Michael Douglas and Warren Beatty.

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Postby anonymous1980 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:56 am

Big Magilla wrote:It's not the Oscars, but at the Golden Globes Annette Bening reminded us that her husband, Warren Beatty, won the Best Newcomer Award of 1961,

....when Annette was only 3 years old. :p




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Postby Mister Tee » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:52 am

Precious Doll wrote:If Annette Benning, Julianne Moore & Natalie Portman all receive nominations for best actress, this could be the first time that three performances with a sapphic slant are nominated in the same category in a given year.

In the same vein...if Michele Williams joins Bening and Portman, we'll have three best actress nominees who received on-screen oral pleasure.

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Postby Precious Doll » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:36 am

If Annette Benning, Julianne Moore & Natalie Portman all receive nominations for best actress, this could be the first time that three performances with a sapphic slant are nominated in the same category in a given year.
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Postby Big Magilla » Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:37 pm

It's not the Oscars, but at the Golden Globes Annette Bening reminded us that her husband, Warren Beatty, won the Best Newcomer Award of 1961, a stretch of 49 years.

There's nothing comparable at the Oscars unless you want to link the wives of Laurence Olivier where there is a 53 year stretch between the first nominations of Olivier's second wife, 1939's Best Actress winner Vivien Leigh, and his third wife and widow, Joan Plowright, a 1992 nominees.




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Postby Greg » Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:48 pm

If the favorites prevail, with The Social Network winning Best Picture, David Fincher Best Director, and Aaron Sorkin Best Adapted Screenplay; from The King's Speech Colin Firth winning Best Actor and David Seidler Best Original Screenplay; from The Fighter Christian Bale winning Best Supporting Actor and Melissa Leo Best Supporting Actress; then, 7 of the 8 major awards will go to films about people who actually lived.
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Postby The Original BJ » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:28 pm

It is true that we could, conceivably, have two staggeringly young lead acting fields, with Eisenberg, Franco and Gosling taking up the majority of Best Actor slots, and Lawrence, Portman, HaiLead, and Williams all making it in Best Actress. Throw in Garfield and Kunis in the supporting categories and we could have one of the most youthful Oscars ever.

P.S. Jackie Cooper is the lead in Skippy. Even if there'd been supporting categories in 1931, maybe he still would have been properly slotted...GASP...setting a precedent for the next eighty years of no category fraud ever!

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Postby Big Magilla » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:19 pm

Jennifer Lawrence turned 20 last year.

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Postby OscarGuy » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:20 pm

Might as well get this started. Some interesting facts ahead of time are always fun.

If Jennifer Lawrence and Hailee Steinfeld are both nominated for Lead Actress it will be only the fourth time in history two nominees in the same category were under the age of 20 (first time in the lead category) and only the 7th time in history two nominees under the age of 20 have been nominated in the same year.

1945: Ann Blyth (Supp. Actress), Joan Loring (Supp. Actress)
1955: Natalie Wood (Supp. Actress), Sal Mineo (Supp. Actor)
1962: Mary Badham (Supp. Actress), Patty Duke (Supp. Actress)
1973: Tatum O'Neal (Supp. Actress), Linda Blair (Supp. Actress)
1979: Justin Henry (Supp. Actor), Mariel Hemingway (Supp. Actress), Barry Alexander Brown (Documentary)
1993: Anna Paquin (Supp. Actress), Leonardo DiCaprio (Supp. Actor)
2007: Saoirse Ronan (Supp. Actress), Marketa Irglova (Song)

They would also be the third and fourth actors under the age of 20 to be nominated in the lead categories. Jackie Cooper was the first (only because there was no supporting actor category at the time) and Keisha Castle-Hughes the second.
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