Oscar Movies (2010): 127 Hours–Six Nominations, including Best Picture

Danny Boyle’s fact-based survival adventure, 127 Hours, starring James Franco, was nominated for six Oscar, including Best Picture (but not Best Director).

Reds (1981): Warren Beatty’s Lavish Epic, Starring Diane Keaton, Himself, Jack Nicholson

In 1981, the British sports melodrama “Chariots of Fire,” was the surprise winner of the Best Picture Oscar, with seven nominations and four awards. Warren Beatty's semi-successful epic “Reds,” which received the largest number of nominations (12), won two Oscars: Best Director for Beatty and Supporting Actress for Maureen Stapleton.

Oscar Directors: Arcand, Denys (Decline of the American Empire, The Barbarian Invasions

His film The Barbarian Invasions won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2003.

Oscar Artists: Ryskind, Morrie–Nominated Screenwriter (Stage Door,

Morrie Ryskind (October 20, 1895 – August 24, 1985) Ryskind was born in New York City, the son of Russian Jewish immigrants, Ida (Edelson) and Abraham Ryskind. He attended Columbia University but was suspended shortly before he was due to graduate after he called university president Nicholas Murray Butler “Czar Nicholas” in the pages of […]

Oscar Actors: Dunne, Irene–Five-Time Oscar Nominee

Irene Dunne was nominated five times for the Best Actress Oscar, but had never won.