It's Trivia Time

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Re: It's Trivia Time

Postby OscarGuy » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:40 am

I don't know about other categories, but in terms of actors, three were nominated on their birthdays: Liz Taylor for BUtterfield 8, Judith Anderson for Rebecca, and Jackie Gleason for The Hustler.

For the winners, Jennifer Jones won for The Song of Bernadette on her 25th birthday and four others were the day after, 2 the day before.

You can find that data here: http://www.cinemasight.com/oscar-statistics-is-there-ageism-at-the-oscars/
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Re: It's Trivia Time

Postby MaxWilder » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:21 pm

Has no one won on his/her birthday?

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Re: It's Trivia Time

Postby OscarGuy » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:46 pm

Not sure if this has happened, or at least not happened often, but Kumail Nanjiani and Jordan Peele, both nominated in Original Screenplay, were born on the exact same month and day. They are a year apart in age with Nanjiani up by a year.

Further interesting is that Nanjiani and Peele were born Feb. 21, JR (Documentary Feature nominee) was born Feb. 22 (1983), Kate Davis (Documentary Short nominee) was born Feb. 23 (1960), and Daniel Kaluuya was born Feb. 24 (1989).

Five people born within a span of 4 days.

Also born on the same date among this year's nominees and/or winners: Charles Burnett (Honorary winner) and Glen Keane (Animated Short nominee) were both born Apr. 13, this time ten years apart with Burnett being older.

Another pair: Sam Rockwell and Jonny Greenwood were both born on Nov. 5. Rockwell is 3 years older.

A separate item regarding birthdays. If Chris Corbould, nominated for Best Visual Effects (as part of the team working on Star Wars: The Last Jedi), were to win on Mar. 4, he would be one of the few people to win very close to their birthday (his is Mar. 5). Steve James (Documentary Feature) would also be close as his birthday is Mar. 8. Lesley Manville was born Mar. 12.
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Re: It's Trivia Time

Postby FilmFan720 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:41 pm

Question: Ferdinand, nominated for Best Animated Feature, was based on the same book as the 1938 Oscar winner for short cartoon. How many other Oscar nominated/winning shorts became nominated features?
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Re: It's Trivia Time

Postby OscarGuy » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:52 am

The present tense is true in context of pre-1950. The official Academy Awards database entries do not credit the producers, only the studios.
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Re: It's Trivia Time

Postby MaxWilder » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:42 am

My bad! The present tense threw me off. Can we delete that?

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Re: It's Trivia Time

Postby FilmFan720 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:12 am

MaxWilder wrote:
OscarGuy wrote:Considering the Academy does not credit the producer specifically with the nomination or the award

That is not true. If the best picture award weren't for producers, the Academy wouldn't have set a limit, post-Shakespeare in Love, on how many producers could be nominated for one film. If you go to their website, choose best picture from the menu and the producers are listed.

http://www.oscars.org/oscars/ceremonies/2018


The are talking about pre-1950.
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Re: It's Trivia Time

Postby MaxWilder » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:48 am

OscarGuy wrote:Considering the Academy does not credit the producer specifically with the nomination or the award

That is not true. If the best picture award weren't for producers, the Academy wouldn't have set a limit, post-Shakespeare in Love, on how many producers could be nominated for one film. If you go to their website, choose best picture from the menu and the producers are listed.

http://www.oscars.org/oscars/ceremonies/2018

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Re: It's Trivia Time

Postby OscarGuy » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:37 am

Considering the Academy does not credit the producer specifically with the nomination or the award, it would not be accurate. It may be similar to Foreign Language Film where the director accepts the award even if the award isn't credited to them and belongs to the country, not the director.
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Re: It's Trivia Time

Postby Heksagon » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:25 am

That is technically true, but it is my impression that, by convention, the statuette was usually considered to go to the film's producer.

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Re: It's Trivia Time

Postby OscarGuy » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:47 am

The Best Picture award was given to studios, not producers through 1950, so only Freed, DeMIlle Zaentz, Stevens, Warner, and Kramer really count.
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Re: It's Trivia Time

Postby Heksagon » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:57 am

anonymous1980 wrote:Agnes Varda got an Honorary Oscar and is nominated for a competitive one the same year. How many other people have done the same?

Off the top of my head: Saul Zaentz received the Thalberg award the same year he is up for, and won, Best Picture for The English Patient and Harold Russell got an Honorary Oscar for his performance in The Best Years of Our Lives, the same year he was nominated for and won for the same performance.

Anybody else?


That would have happened in the earlier years when the Honorary Award was less of a career award than it is nowadays.

Walt Disney won two Honorary Oscars, in 1932 and 1937, and both years he won the regular Animated Short Film Award also. In 1941, Disney won an Honorary "Certificate" (not an Oscar I presume) and the Thalberg while, again, winning the Short Film Animation the same year.

In 1928, Charlie Chaplin was initially nominated for writing, directing and acting in Circus, but reasons that I can't comprehend, the Academy removed the nominations and gave him an Honorary Oscar instead.

In 1940, Nathan Levinson won an Honorary Oscar for producing training films for the Army while receiving Sound and Special Effects nominations the same year.

In 1943, George Pal won an Honorary Plaque (later upgraded to an Oscar) while receiving a Short Film Animation nomination.

In 1945, Daniel Bloomberg won the Certificate while being nominated for Sound.

In 1946, Laurence Olivier won an Honorary Oscar for Henry V while being nominated for Best Actor and Picture for the same film.

In 1961, Jerome Robbins won an Honorary Oscar and Best Director.

Thalberg was often paired with a win or at least a nomination for Best Picture. Darryl F. Zanuck (1950), David O. Selznick (1939), Sidney Franklin (1942), Samuel Goldwyn (1946), Arthur Freed (1951), Cecil B. DeMille (1952) and Saul Zaentz (1996) won both the same year, while Darryl F. Zanuck (1937, 1944), Hal B. Wallis (1938), Jerry Wald (1948), George Stevens (1953), Jack L. Warner (1958) and Stanley Kramer (1961) won the Thalberg in a year when they got Best Picture nominations.

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Re: It's Trivia Time

Postby FilmFan720 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:55 am

Remember Me is also the name of a nominated song from 1937. Is this the first case of a Best Song nominee having the same title as a previous nominee?
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Re: It's Trivia Time

Postby anonymous1980 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:16 am

Agnes Varda got an Honorary Oscar and is nominated for a competitive one the same year. How many other people have done the same?

Off the top of my head: Saul Zaentz received the Thalberg award the same year he is up for, and won, Best Picture for The English Patient and Harold Russell got an Honorary Oscar for his performance in The Best Years of Our Lives, the same year he was nominated for and won for the same performance.

Anybody else?

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Re: It's Trivia Time

Postby Uri » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:21 pm

Back in 1978, three of the four winning actors from 1974 were nominated again: Ellen Burstyn, Ingrid Bergman and Robert De Niro. Meryl Streep, best actress winner from linup #3, was also nominated that yaer.

In 2000, three of the four winning actors from 1996 were nominated: Frances McDormand, Geoffrey Rush and Juliette Binoche. Burstyn, best actress from lineup #1, was also nominated that year.

This year we have three of the winners from 2011 nominated: Meryl Streep, Christopher Plummer and Octavia Spencer. And McDormand, best actress from lineup #2.


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