Trivial Matters #6

A few acting milestones:

  • Three performers have won multiple Oscars for films directed by the same person:
    • Walter Brennan (BSA, Come and Get It [1936] and The Westerner [1940], dir. William Wyler)
    • Dianne Wiest (BSA, Hannah and her Sisters [1986] and Bullets Over Broadway [1994], dir. Woody Allen)
    • Christoph Waltz (BSA, Inglourious Basterds [2009] and Django Unchained [2012], dir. Quentin Tarantino)
  • To date, nine films have received five acting nominations (number of wins in brackets; * = won Best Picture):
    • Mrs. Miniver (1942) [2]*
    • All About Eve (1950) [1]*
    • From Here to Eternity (1953) [2]*
    • On the Waterfront (1954) [2]*
    • Peyton Place (1957) [0]
    • Tom Jones (1963) [0]*
    • Bonnie and Clyde (1967) [1]
    • The Godfather Part II (1974) [1]*
    • Network (1976) [3]
  • Finally, there have been eleven Best Picture winners that failed to garner any acting nominations: Wings (1927/28); All Quiet on the Western Front (1929/30); Grand Hotel (1931/32); An American in Paris (1951); The Greatest Show on Earth (1952); Around the World in 80 Days (1956); Gigi (1958); The Last Emperor (1987); Braveheart (1995); The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003); and Slumdog Millionaire (2008).
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