Flashcards in Academy Award Trivia Deck (28):
Silent Films to win Best Pic
[The Artist (2011)
First sound film to win
The Broadway Melody (1928/29)
First color pic to win
Gone with the Wind (1939)
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.]
Only sequels to win best pic
The Godfather Part II (1974)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Only x rated
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
First foreign-language film to be nominated?
Grand Illusion (1938), in French.
[To date, no foreign-language film has won Best Picture.]
First non-hollywood film to win best pic
Hamlet (1948), financed and filmed in England.
two movies to win 3 acting categories
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
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
Oscar for playing opposite sex
Linda Hunt, 1983, Best Suporting Actress for The Year of Living Dangerously.
Nominated twice for same performance
Barry Fitzgerald, 1944, nominated both as Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor for Going My Way.
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.
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.
1st posthumous win
Sidney Howard, 1939 winner for writing the screenplay of Gone with the Wind.
1st posthumous acting win
Peter Finch, 1976 Best Actor winner for Network.
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.
Oscars for directing and wriitng
Leo McCarey, 1944, for Going My Way.
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.]
THE ONLY THREE-GENERATION OSCAR-WINNING FAMILIES
Huston & Copolla
only brother/sister acting oscars
Lionel Barrymore, 1930/31 Ethel Barrymore, 1944
Joan Fontaine, 1941
Olivia de Havilland, 1946 and 1949
only brothers nominated
River Phoenix, 1988
Joaquin Phoenix, 2000, 2005 and 2012
only married couple win
Laurence Olivier (1948) and Vivien Leigh (1951).
oscar winner whose parents both won
1st to refuse
Dudley Nichols, 1935, winner for his screenplay of The Informer.