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bigred760
02-14-2005, 10:50 AM
One of my favorite times of the year is the Oscars and I love researching Oscar trivia . . . so here goes:


Which person holds the record for most Best Director Oscars?

bdubprod
02-14-2005, 11:40 AM
Originally posted by bigred760
One of my favorite times of the year is the Oscars and I love researching Oscar trivia . . . so here goes:


Which person holds the record for most Best Director Oscars?


John Ford has 4. He won for:

The Informer (1935)
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
The Quiet Man (1952)

bigred760
02-14-2005, 09:33 PM
Anybody else got any trivia out there? Keep the thread going, people.

bdubprod
02-15-2005, 06:53 AM
here's an easy one.

Who's got the most Oscar nominations for acting/supporting roles.

Avid_Fan
02-15-2005, 01:51 PM
Meryl Streep?

bdubprod
02-15-2005, 01:55 PM
yep....and how many does she have?

Hannibal21
02-15-2005, 08:09 PM
She used to be tied with Katharine Hepburn, but after that damn Adaptation nom (which she didn't deserve IMO) she outranked Kate with 13 noms.

CheekyShepherd
02-16-2005, 11:29 AM
Who was the first person to receive an Oscar posthumously?

bdubprod
02-16-2005, 05:14 PM
Originally posted by Hannibal21
She used to be tied with Katharine Hepburn, but after that damn Adaptation nom (which she didn't deserve IMO) she outranked Kate with 13 noms.

eh...i disagree...everyone was excellent in Adaptation

Originally posted by CheekyShepherd
Who was the first person to receive an Oscar posthumously?

I believe it was Peter Finch for "Network."

next question:


Who's Oscar did Steven Spielberg buy at an auction, what movie was the Oscar for, and how much did he buy it for?

(ok...that's three questions)

CheekyShepherd
02-17-2005, 10:41 AM
Originally posted by bdubprod

Who's Oscar did Steven Spielberg buy at an auction, what movie was the Oscar for, and how much did he buy it for?

(ok...that's three questions)

It was Bette Davis' Oscar which she won for Jezebel in 1938. I think he bidded $570,000 or something around that mark.



Next Q:

Who holds the record for most nominations without a single win?

bdubprod
02-17-2005, 10:55 AM
Originally posted by CheekyShepherd
It was Bette Davis' Oscar which she won for Jezebel in 1938. I think he bidded $570,000 or something around that mark.


Next Q:

Who holds the record for most nominations without a single win?

Richard Burton, 7 nominations -- 6 for Best Actor, 1 for Best Supporting Actor
Peter O'Toole, 7 nominations -- all for Best Actor (O'Toole received an Honorary Oscar® at the ceremonies in 2003.)

Female: Deborah Kerr, 6 nominations -- all for Best Actress (Kerr received an Honorary Oscar® at the ceremonies in 1994.)
Thelma Ritter, 6 nominations -- all for Best Supporting Actress

okay....

Bette Davis was a good answer to my Spielberg question, but....

Which other Oscar did Spielberg buy, who's was it, what was it won for, and what did he bid on it? :D

CheekyShepherd
02-17-2005, 11:14 AM
Clark Gable's Oscar for It Happened One Night

No idea how much he bidded for it, he returned it to the academy for free though.


Who won the first ever academy award for Best Make Up?

bdubprod
02-17-2005, 11:55 AM
Rick Baker for An American Werewolf in London.



Marlon Brando sent a representative to refuse his 1972 Leading Actor award. Who did she identify herself as?

HeavyFknMetal
02-17-2005, 08:04 PM
Sacheen Littlefeather, she was actress and not a real indian I might add.

Next question:

Name the three movies where the entire cast were nominated for awards.

Brando @$$ Fat
02-19-2005, 04:03 PM
NETWORK (1976)
THE GODFATHER PART II (1974)
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (1998)
REDS (1981)

That's the list of some of the movies that have recieved all the acting nominations, if that was the question you were trying to ask, because there's never been a movie where every single person in it has been nominated.

Next Question:
What was the first movie to ever win both Best Picture and Best Director?

CheekyShepherd
02-22-2005, 06:51 AM
Originally posted by HeavyFknMetal

Name the three movies where the entire cast were nominated for awards.

This would be:

Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Sleuth (1972)
Give 'Em Hell, Harry (1975)

What was the first movie to ever win both Best Picture and Best Director?

All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)



What was the last Best Picture winner not to receive a nomination for Best Director?

HeavyFknMetal
02-23-2005, 06:47 PM
Driving Miss Daisy

Next Question:

What was the last Black and White Film to win Best Picture?

bigred760
02-23-2005, 07:17 PM
Schindler's List

Meryl Streep has the most Oscar nominations by any actor/actress, but how many Oscar trophies does she have?

ilovemovies
02-23-2005, 09:30 PM
Two.

What movie(s) have won all 5 major awards (Picture, director, actor, actress, screenplay)?

HeavyFknMetal
02-24-2005, 02:07 AM
Schindlers List does not count, its only 95 percent black and white.

bigred760
02-24-2005, 04:49 AM
Originally posted by HeavyFknMetal
Schindlers List does not count, its only 95 percent black and white.

It's still considered a B&W movie though (and a girl in a red dress counts for 5%?), but if it'll make you happy, I think the one before Schindler's List was On the Waterfront.

HeavyFknMetal
02-24-2005, 04:56 AM
Ok then I shall revise,.

What was the last fully black and white movie to win the Best Picture Oscar?

It is considered black and white yes, but since it isnt 100% B&W then it doesnt count. I dont let Schiendlers List count because that would make this to easy of an answer.

CheekyShepherd
02-24-2005, 10:53 AM
Originally posted by ilovemovies
What movie(s) have won all 5 major awards (Picture, director, actor, actress, screenplay)?

It Happened One Night (1934)
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

What was the last fully black and white movie to win the Best Picture Oscar?

The Apartment (1960)


Who has hosted the Oscars the most times?

bdubprod
02-24-2005, 11:20 AM
Bob Hope hosted the Academy Awards ceremony more than any other person. He hosted or cohosted the ceremony 18 times, including the first televised ceremony in 1953.


Who was presented with the only Oscar ever made of wood?

Brando @$$ Fat
02-24-2005, 03:30 PM
Originally posted by bdubprod

Who was presented with the only Oscar ever made of wood?

Edgar Bergen

What Laurence Olivier film won best picture, but wasn't nominated for AFI's top 100 list?

bigred760
02-28-2005, 09:33 PM
Originally posted by Brando @$$ Fat
What Laurence Olivier film won best picture, but wasn't nominated for AFI's top 100 list?

Hamlet



Who are the only two actors to get a Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor nomination in the same year?

bdubprod
03-01-2005, 08:06 AM
Originally posted by bigred760
Who are the only two actors to get a Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor nomination in the same year?

Al Pacino - Best Actor for Scent of a Woman (1992)* and Best Supporting Actor for Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

Jamie Foxx - (Best Actor for Ray (2004) and Best Supporting Actor for Collateral (2004)

next question:

Which actor received simultaneous nominations in lead and supporting categories for the same role?

bigred760
03-08-2005, 03:51 PM
Took me a while, but finally found it:

Barry Fitzgerald - Going My Way




Who are the only brothers to receive acting Oscar nominations?

CheekyShepherd
03-09-2005, 09:06 AM
John & Lionel Barrymore?

bigred760
03-09-2005, 03:38 PM
Nope - try a little more recent.

jaymckee74
03-31-2005, 01:11 PM
River and Joaquin Phoenix

how many black actors have won best supporting actor and for what?

bigred760
04-21-2005, 09:35 PM
Morgan Freeman - Million Dollar Baby
Cuba Gooding, Jr. - Jerry Maguire
Denzel Washington - Glory
Louis Gossett, Jr. - An Officer and a Gentleman

If that's it: next question:

What movie CHARACTER has won the most Oscars?

thedudeman69
04-21-2005, 10:14 PM
Mickey Mouse

bigred760
04-22-2005, 09:42 PM
Originally posted by thedudeman69
Mickey Mouse


'Fraid not. He was a close second though. :D

thedudeman69
04-22-2005, 11:32 PM
Bugs Bunny?

CheekyShepherd
04-26-2005, 11:03 AM
Queen Elizabeth?

bigred760
04-26-2005, 10:15 PM
Originally posted by CheekyShepherd
Queen Elizabeth?

'fraid not. Very good guess though. The character's been nominated twice but only won once - Judi Dench - Shakespeare in Love.

CheekyShepherd
04-27-2005, 09:31 AM
I'm guessing it's either a King or Queen of England or a former American President?

I know that Sherlock Holmes is the most portrayed character, but no-one's ever received an Oscar for the portrayal.

bigred760
04-27-2005, 04:43 PM
It's not royalty or a political figure. I'll give you a hint though: it's a male character and was portrayed by two different actors - both legends in their own right.

CheekyShepherd
04-28-2005, 07:11 AM
I got it!

Don Vito Corleone

Marlon Brando & Robert de Niro winning for The Godfather parts I & II respectively.


Tough question, but I LIKE IT!

CheekyShepherd
04-28-2005, 07:52 AM
Who won an Oscar for playing an Oscar Nominee?

CheekyShepherd
05-05-2005, 04:29 PM
Hint: Miss Jean Brodie...

bigred760
05-11-2005, 11:54 AM
Been looking for it, but can't find anything. Might need another hint. I keep thinking of Cate Blanchett for playing Katherine Hepburn, but KH won a few Oscars in her day. :(