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  • Oscar: Black Performers, Winners and Nominees, in the 4 Acting Categories

    In the Academy’s history, only nine performances have won the Oscar, three in the lead and five in the supporting category. Denzel Washington is the only black actor to have won two Oscars.

    Oscar: Best Directors–Winning Age

    If Scorsese finally wins the Best Director Oscar, at his sixth nomination (for “The Departed”), he will be one of the oldest filmmakers, along with George Cukor, Carol Reed, Clint Eastwood, and Polanski. Most directors win their first Oscar when they are in their 40s.

    Oscar: Supporting Actors–Winning Age

    My study shows that most winners of the Supporting Actor Oscar have been middle-aged or older. Over the past 78 years, only three winners were in their 20s, but no less than 7 in their 70s. Guess who's the youngest and oldest Supporting Actor

    Oscar: Supporting Actress–Winning Age

    Only three of the actresses who won the Supporting Oscar have been younger than 20: Tatum O'Neal and Anna Paquin, each at 10, and Patty Duke at 16. Winners in this category appear in practically every age group, from the very young to the very old, namely, women in their 70s. However, the greatest concentration of winners who are in their 30s and 40s.

    Oscar: Ties–Live-Action Short Film (1994)

    In 1994, there was a tie in the live-action short film category between “Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Trevor.”

    Oscar: Ties–Documentary (1968)

    In 1986, there was a tie in the documentary category between “Artie Shaw: Time Is All You’ve Got” and “Down and Out in America.” In 1994, there was a tie in the live-action short film category between “Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Trevor.” Share this:

    Oscar: Ties–Best Actress, Hepburn and Streisand

    In 1968, there was a tie in the Best Actress category between Katharine Hepburn for “The Lion in Winter” and Barbra Streisand for “Funny Girl.” In 1986, there was a tie in the documentary category between “Artie Shaw: Time Is All You’ve Got” and “Down and Out in America.” In 1994, there was a tie in the […]

    Oscar: Ties–Documentary Short Subject (1949)

    Ties in the Oscar operation occurred in 1949 in the documentary short subject category with “A Chance to Live” and “So Much for So Little.” In 1968, there was a tie in the Best Actress category between Katharine Hepburn for “The Lion in Winter” and Barbra Streisand for “Funny Girl.” In 1986, there was a tie in […]

    Oscar Actors: Mastroianni, Marcello–Most Nominated Foreign Actor

    Marcleoo Mastroianni failed to be nominated for his great performances in "Dolce Vita" and "81/2," though some of these movies were nominated–and even won–other awards. Mastroianni earned his first Best Actor nomination in 1962, at age thirty-eight, for the "Italian comedy, Divorce"–Italian Style, in which he excelled as the bored Sicilian baron who plans to get rid of his nagging wife.

     

     

     

     

    Oscar 2017: Academy’s CEO, Dawn Hudson, Gets Another 3 Years

    The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has voted to renew CEO Dawn Hudson’s contract through June 2020.

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