Oscar Actors: Pesci, Joe–Best Supporting Actor, Goodfellas (1990)

Pesci won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1990, at his second nomination, for his role as the psychopathic gangster Tommy DeVito (based on Thomas DeSimone) in Goodfellas.

Oscar Actors: Kline, Kevin–Best Supporting Actor, A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

In this funny and enjoyable farce, based on an original screenplay by John Cleese and Charles Crichton, Kevin Kline, who won the supporting Oscar, steals every scene he is in due to comic timing and impressively physical performance.

 

Oscar Actors: Connery, Sean–Supporting Actor Winner, The Untouchables (1987)

First-time nominee, Sean (Bond 007) Connery, who won the 1986 Supporting Actor Oscar for “The Untouchables,” began his acceptance speech by saying, “Ladies and gentlemen, friends, and a few enemies.”

 

 

 

Oscar Actors: Redmayne, Eddie as Transgender–The Danish Girl

Eddie Redmayne won the 2015 Best Actor Oscar at his first nomination for the transgender drama, The Danish Girl. “I believe that I am a woman,” Redmayne tells his wife. “And I believe you too,” she says supportively. Redmayne portrays Danish artist Einar Wegener, later known as Lili Elbe — one of the first people […]

Oscar: Best Picture Winners from Fox (and Fox Searchlight)

For the records, in 90 years of Oscar history, Fox has won 13 Best Pictures (about 14 percent).