Got to thinking about Academy firsts today, and I thought of a couple that are interesting.
The first person to win more than one Oscar was Lewis Milestone:
- 1st Academy Awards (1927/28) – Best Director (Comedy), Two Arabian Knights
- 3rd Academy Awards (1929/30) – Best Director, All Quiet on the Western Front
The first person to be nominated for Oscars in different categories was Lionel Barrymore:
- 2nd Academy Awards (1928/29) – Best Director, Madame X (lost to Frank Lloyd for The Divine Lady)
- 4th Academy Awards (1930/31) – Best Actor, A Free Soul (won)