Oscar: Driving Miss Daisy–Only Best Picture Winner with PG Rating?

Driving Miss Daisy is: The only film based on an Off Broadway play ever to win the Best Picture Oscar.

As of 2015, it is the last Best Picture winner to receive a PG Rating.

Jessica Tandy, at age 81, became the oldest winner in the history of the Best Actress Oscar category.

(Christopher Plummer is the oldest winner, 82, in any category).

It is one of the five shortest films (running time is 99 minutes) to win the Best Picture.

It was the first Best Picture winner since 1932’s Grand Hotel, which did not receive a Best Director nomination for Bruce Beresford.  (Beresford was nominated for Best Director in 1983 for Tender Mercies).

In his opening monologue at the 1989 Oscar telecast, host Billy Crystal made fun of this fact by calling it “the film that apparently directed itself”.

This has only occurred once since, for Argo, in 2012, when director Ben Affleck failed to get Oscar nominations

In 1927, Wings, the first film to win the Best Picture Oscar, did not earn nomination for director William Wellman.

In his opening monologue at the 1989 Oscar telecast, host Billy Crystal made fun of this fact by calling it “the film that apparently directed itself”.