Originally Posted by Tkeyjw
Actually, there's an event more recent example: Guy Pearce in The Hurt Locker (2009) and The King's Speech (2010).
Also, if this counts, Julie Andrews in My Fair Lady (1964) [she provided the singing voice for Audrey Hepburn] and The Sound of Music (1965).
Christopher Walken in Annie Hall (1977) and The Deer Hunter (1978).
Clark Gable in It Happened One Night (1934) and Mutiny on the Bounty (1935).
Michael Peņa in Million Dollar Baby (2004) and Crash (2005).
Wow, you did your homework. Good job.
John C. Reilly was mentioned earlier about being in the most Best Picture nominees in one year and I've been trying to think of actors who were in two Best Pictures in one year.
There's Viola Davis last year with The Help and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.
John Goodman with The Artist and Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close.
Emma Thompson with In The Name Of The Father and The Remains Of The Day.
Robert De Niro with Goodfellas and Awakenings.
John Malkovich with The Killing Fields and Places In The Heart.
That's all I could think of off the top of my head, but I know there's more.
With the expanded Best Picture Field, I'm sure John C. Reilly's record will be tied or even broken one year.
Also something else I noticed, we had two acting winners this year who were also previous winners on their last nominations. Add Ang Lee in for director and I think this could be a record.
Also, three of the acting winners were also on their second nominations.