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Re: Facts and Trivia

Postby rudeboy » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:16 pm

I might be wrong but isn't Michel Hazanavicius the first director to win an Oscar for directing his spouse to an Oscar loss? Its happened in reverse with Joel Coen/Frances McDormand, and there are a couple of cases - Jules Dassin/Melina Mercouri, John Cassavetes/Gena Rowlands - where both have lost.

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Postby OscarGuy » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:27 pm

Jean Dujardin is the first French citizen to win Best Actor.
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Postby ksrymy » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:35 pm

Simple enough, The Artist is the first film from a non-English speaking country to win Best Picture.
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Re: Facts and Trivia

Postby FilmFan720 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:08 am

Scorsese's films have now won 20 Oscars, putting him tied for 9th all time on that list.

For the second year in a row, no one walked off with more than 1 Oscar.
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Re: Facts and Trivia

Postby mlrg » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:51 am

as I posted in the Best Editing thread ANGUS WALL and KIRK BAXTER became the first back to back winners for Best Film Editing in 75 years, since Ralph Dawson won back to back Oscars for "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1935) and "Anthony Adverse" (1936)

And also, the last time a picture won Best Editing without any other win was Bullit in 1968

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Re: Facts and Trivia

Postby Uri » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:47 am

Uri wrote:Streep's win put her third in the list of longest spreads of wins: Hepburn – 48 years (1933-1981), Hayes – 38 (1932-1970), Streep – 32 (1979-2011). The only other member in this 30+ club is Ingrid Bergman – 30 (1944-1974).


Now that I think of it, Nicholson at 22 ('75-'97) is the only other actor whose winning streak lasted more than 20 years. As we can see, 4 of the actors in this 20+ elite group won more than twice and got quite a few more nominations as well, which makes the Hayes winning pattern seems to be even more abnormal.

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Facts and Trivia

Postby Uri » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:27 am

It's about time we have this too. We're all aware of the fact that Plummer is the oldest winning actor ever, but here's some more chronology oriented trivia.

Streep, at 62, is the 4th oldest best actress, following Tandy, who was 80 when she won for '89, Hepburn (74/'81) and Dressler (63/'31). She is followed closely by Hepburn (61/'68), Mirren (61/'06), Page (61/'85) and Hepburn again (60/'67).

Streep's win put her third in the list of longest spreads of wins: Hepburn – 48 years (1933-1981), Hayes – 38 (1932-1970), Streep – 32 (1979-2011). The only other member in this 30+ club is Ingrid Bergman – 30 (1944-1974).

This is only the 18th time the winner for best actress is older than the best actor. What's more surprising is that the (nearly) 23 years gap between Streep and Dujardin is a (distant) second only to the 48 years gap between Jessica Tandy and Daniel day Lewis back in '89.

On the other hand, the 41 years gap between Plummer and Spenser is the 7th longest, following Houseman/O'Neal (61 years in '73), Douglas/Streep (48/'79), Arkin/Hudson (47/'06), Begley/Duke (45/'62), Amece/Huston (43/'85) and Caine/Jolie (42/'99).


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