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Postby naurae29 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:32 pm

Ponch wrote:
mavman wrote:Another fun one: who portrayed an Oscar winner in 1999 then won an Oscar for a 2000 role. There's a bit of a trick to this one.


Thinking about 2001 winners, I'm guessing the answer might be Julia Roberts. I haven't seen Notting Hill since it came out. Was her character an Oscar-winner?


yes.

"Which means you won't be distracted by the fact that she's back in London... grasping her Oscar and currently to be found filming, most days, on Hampstead Heath."
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Postby gwynn1984 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:52 pm

My mind went right to her as well, but I kept thinking of a 2004 sequel where she played an Oscar winner. Now, that would have been tricky.
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Postby naurae29 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:01 pm

gwynn1984 wrote:My mind went right to her as well, but I kept thinking of a 2004 sequel where she played an Oscar winner. Now, that would have been tricky.


niiice.
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Postby porpoise spit » Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:41 am

Going back to the Walter Brennan topic, on his Wikipedia page it says that part of the reason he won 3 of the first 5 Best Supporting Actor Oscars is the fact that members of the Extras Union got to vote, and he was very popular among this union. His third win was one of the reasons that extras were soon became ineligible to vote. I love this bit of trivia.
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Re: Another movie trivia question

Postby porpoise spit » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:57 am

Congratulations, The Master! Three acting nominations (Lead Actor, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress) and nothing else!
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Re: Another movie trivia question

Postby braggtastic » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:15 am

And the actresses from Amour and Beast of the Southern Wild are the oldest and youngest best actress nominees ever. I actually think Q (not going to attempt to spell her name) was five when she was cast, and six when she filmed the movie. She's nine now.
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Re: Another movie trivia question

Postby marpocky » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:06 am

Silver Lining Playbook got nominated for the "Big Five" (picture, director, screenplay, actor, actress), a first since Million Dollar Baby in 2004.

In addition, it got nominated in all 4 acting categories, a first since Reds in 1981.
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Re: Another movie trivia question

Postby rockgolf » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:07 pm

...and I thought I was the only one to remember this page.
I've already added The Master to the Sporcle version of PorpoiseSpit's list.

I like what Vulture had to say: Lincoln is now the clear frontrunner for Best Picture, with the alternative being Silver Linings Playbook. To quote Vulture, "Too bad Silver Linings producer Harvey Weinstein has no experience going up against a war-era Steven Spielberg film and snatching away its Best Picture win with a smaller-but-beloved dramedy that features a star-coronating Best Actress performance. Oh, wait..."
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Re: Another movie trivia question

Postby porpoise spit » Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:49 am

Another year, another entry:

August: Osage County makes the list for garnering 2 acting nominations (Streep for Best Actress, Roberts for Best Supporting Actress) and nothing else.

Also, David O. Russell becomes the first director to direct films in consecutive years that earn nominations in all four acting categories (Silver Linings Playbook last year, American Hustle this year). 2 of the 4 (Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence) are part of both sets.
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Re: Another movie trivia question

Postby Neel Mehta » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:49 pm

It's fairly impressive that August: Osage County qualified this year. Of the 20 acting nominees, I count a whopping 16 who are in a Best Picture nominee. The exceptions are Streep, Roberts, and the Blue Jasmine pair of Cate Blanchett and Sally Hawkins.
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Re: Another movie trivia question

Postby rockgolf » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:15 am

And I've again updated the "2 acting noms / no other noms" quiz.

http://www.sporcle.com/games/rockgolf/t ... ry_goes_to

The list has grown from 51 to 54 since this thread started.
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