Trivial Matters #2

The acting category most likely to receive multiple nominations for a single film is Best Supporting Actress; to date, 32 films have had two nominations in that category (and one, Tom Jones, received three!). The first such film was Gone with the Wind (1939), for Olivia de Havilland and Hattie McDaniel, and most recently was The Help (2011), for Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer.

Least likely is Best Actress; there have only been five double nominees in that category:

  • Anne Baxter and Bette Davis, All About Eve (1950)
  • Elizabeth Taylor and Katharine Hepburn, Suddenly Last Summer (1959)
  • Anne Bancroft and Shirley MacLaine, The Turning Point (1977)
  • Debra Winger and Shirley MacLaine, Terms of Endearment (1983)
  • Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon, Thelma and Louise (1991)

Of those, only Shirley MacLaine won (for Terms of Endearment).


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