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1

Silent Films to win Best Pic

Wings (1927/28)
[The Artist (2011)

2

First sound film to win

The Broadway Melody (1928/29)

3

First color pic to win

Gone with the Wind (1939)

4

Last entirely black and white to win

The Artist (2011)
[Prior to 2011, The Apartment (1960) held this distinction; Schindler's List (1993) had some color elements.]

5

Only sequels to win best pic

The Godfather Part II (1974)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

6

Only x rated

Midnight Cowboy (1969)

7

First foreign-language film to be nominated?

Grand Illusion (1938), in French.
[To date, no foreign-language film has won Best Picture.]

8

First non-hollywood film to win best pic

Hamlet (1948), financed and filmed in England.

9

two movies to win 3 acting categories

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Network (1976)

10

Only performers to win back to back oscars

Luise Rainer, 1936 and 1937 Spencer Tracy, 1937 and 1938 Katharine Hepburn, 1967 and 1968 Jason Robards, 1976 and 1977 Tom Hanks, 1993 and 1994

11

Oscar for playing opposite sex

Linda Hunt, 1983, Best Suporting Actress for The Year of Living Dangerously.

12

Nominated twice for same performance

Barry Fitzgerald, 1944, nominated both as Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor for Going My Way.

13

win two oscars for same performance

Harold Russell, 1946, voted Best Supporting Actor for The Best Years of Our Lives, and voted an Honorary Oscar that year for his performance.

14

Most honored individuals at a single ceremony

(male) Walt Disney (1953), in the categogries of Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Cartoon Short Subject and Two-reel Short Subject.

(female) Fran Walsh (2003), in the categories of Original Song, Best Picture and Adapted Screenplay.

15

1st posthumous win

Sidney Howard, 1939 winner for writing the screenplay of Gone with the Wind.

16

1st posthumous acting win

Peter Finch, 1976 Best Actor winner for Network.

17

two directors won these years

1961, Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, codirectors of West Side Story. 2007, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, codirectors of No Country for Old Men.

18

Oscars for directing and wriitng

Leo McCarey, 1944, for Going My Way.

19

1st person for directing, writing, and best picture

Billy Wilder, 1960, for The Apartment.
[This feat was not possible prior to 1951, when the Best Picture award went to the studio rather than individual producers.]

20

THE ONLY THREE-GENERATION OSCAR-WINNING FAMILIES

Huston & Copolla

21

only brother/sister acting oscars

Lionel Barrymore, 1930/31 Ethel Barrymore, 1944

22

only sisters

Joan Fontaine, 1941
Olivia de Havilland, 1946 and 1949

23

only brothers nominated

River Phoenix, 1988
Joaquin Phoenix, 2000, 2005 and 2012

24

only married couple win

Laurence Olivier (1948) and Vivien Leigh (1951).

25

oscar winner whose parents both won

Liza Minnelli

26

most-nominated family

The Newmans

27

1st to refuse

Dudley Nichols, 1935, winner for his screenplay of The Informer.

28

only write-in winner

Hal Mohr, 1935, for his cinematography of A Midsummer Night's Dream.