January 24, 2014 at 6:32 pm #136634
I haven’t researched it yet but I wonder how many times two competitors against each other in an acting categories appeared the same year in a different movie?
Leonardo DiCaprio and Matthew McConaughey of course have done this with both being in Wolf of Wall Street (and even better a key scene head to head).
Likely many examples, so have at it….January 24, 2014 at 6:53 pm #136636
Julianne Moore was nominated for Far From Heaven against her Hours costar Nicole Kidman. That same year, Moore was nominated for the latter film against Meryl Streep’s turn in Adapatation and she, too, appeared in The Hours, with Moore and Streep (spoiler!) sharing a scene together.January 24, 2014 at 6:54 pm #136637
It seems to happen a lot when one contender is nominated twice in the same year:
Best Supporting Actress 1982 – Jessica Lange and Kim Stanley appeared together in Frances.
Best Actress 2002 – Julianne Moore and Nicole Kidman appeared together in The Hours.
Best Actress 1988 – Sigourney Weaver and Melanie Griffith appeared together in Working Girl.
There are also lots of examples of this happening in reverse (two actors appearing in a film together after competing with each other at the Oscars and vice versa):
Joaquin Phoenix and Phillip Seymour Hoffman appeared together in The Master after competing against each other for Best Actor 2005.
Viola Davis and Meryl Streep appeared together in Doubt and then competed against each other for Best Actress 2011.January 24, 2014 at 7:00 pm #136638
1991 Best Actor – Nick Nolte and and Robert De Niro appeared in Cape Fear. De Niro scored a nomination for the film, while Nolte got one for The Prince of Tides.
1984 Best Supporting Actor – John Malkovich lost for Places in the Heart to his co-star from The Killing Fields, Haing S. Ngor.
2002 Best Supporting Actor – John C.Reilly and Ed Harris appeared in The Hours, and Harris competed against Reilly for the latter’s work in Chicago.
We came so close to this last year in Best Actor. Had John Hawkes been nominated for The Sessions, he would have faced his Lincoln co-star, Daniel Day-Lewis.January 24, 2014 at 7:39 pm #136639
1985 Supporting Actor: Robert Loggia was nominated for Jagged Edge and was in Prizzi’s Honor with nominee William Hickey
1987 Lead Actor: Jack Nicholson nominated for Ironweed against his Broadcast News co-star William Hurt
1990: Andy Garcia for The Godfather Part III nominated against Al Pacino for Dick Tracy
1993: double nominee Holly Hunter for The Firm vs. Anna Paquin for The Piano. Doesn’t matter, they both won.
1993: Miranda Richardson nominated for Damage was in Enchanted April with nominee for that film Joan Plowright.
2000: Albert Finney nominated for Erin Brockovich was in Traffic with winner Benicio del Toro
There’s also the case of nominees in films that had to be shooting while a certain Oscar season was in play:
Nicole Kidman and Renee Zellweger competed in 2003, I asume while filming Cold Mountain. Nicole won, she was snubbed the following year for that film but Zellweger won.
Cate Blanchett lost to Gwyneth Paltrow probably while shooting or close to shooting The Talented Mr Ripley.
Russell Crowe wins over Ed Harris in 2000 probably while shooting A Beautiful Mind.
Ron Howard was snubbed for Best Director for Apollo 13 while directing Mel Gibson in Ransom. Gibson won the Oscar that would’ve been Howard’s or at least put him in second place had he been nominated. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen those uncomfortable “how do you feel about the snub” interviews with Howard on the set of Ransom.
Not really for this thread but…
Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington starred in Virtuosity, then competed and lost with Hurricane and Insider, then competed with Beautiful Mind and Training Day, Denzel won, then got together again in American Gangster.
Not really for this thread but always fun to remember: Jim Broadbent’s “who do I support?” case. Winning in 2001 while Zellwegger, Kidman and Dench were nominated for Lead Actress. His co-stars from Bridget Jones, Moulin Rouge and Iris, for which he won. Similar to John C Reilly’s case being in Gangs, Hours and Chicago in 2002 and still failing to be in the winning picture.January 24, 2014 at 8:02 pm #136640
Is 1988 the winner? Not only three cases, but a case where they were truly IN A DIFFERENT FILM than the one they were nominated for.
Supporting Actress: Michelle Pfeiffer and Joan Cusack were together in Married to the Mob but competed against each other for Dangerous Liaisons and Working Girl.
Supporting Actor: Dean Stockwell nominated for Married to the Mob was also in Tucker: The Man and his Dream with nominee for that film Martin Landau.
Plus the already mentioned case of Working Girl co-stars Sigourney Wever (nominated for Gorillas in the Mist) and Melannie Griffith.
Other Different Films….
1995: Brad Pitt nominated for 12 Monkeys lost to Kevin Spacey for The Usual Suspects. Were together in Seven.
1997: Joan Cusack (In & Out) vs Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting) were together in Gross Pointe Blank.January 24, 2014 at 8:26 pm #136641
Spencer Tracy & Ernest Borgnine both in Black Day at Black Rock (Borgnine won for Marty, Tracy nominated for Bad Day)
Oskar Werner & Lee Marvin both in Ship of Fools (Marvin won for Cat Ballou, Werner nominated for ShipJanuary 25, 2014 at 8:35 pm #136642
1982 Ian Holm is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Chariots of Fire. His co star John Gielgud wins Best Supporting Actor for Arthur.
1971 Vanessa Redgrave is nominated for Best Actress for Mary, Queen of Scots. Her co star Glenda Jackson is nominated for Best Actress for Sunday, Bloody Sunday.
1967 John Cassavetes is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for The Dirty Dozen. His co star George Kennedy wins Best Supporting Actor for Cool Hand Luke.
1957 Anthony Quinn is nominated for Best Actor for Wild is the Wind. His co star Anthony Franciosa is nominated for Best Actor for A Hatful of Rain.
1947 Gregory Peck is nominated for Best Actor for Gentleman’s Agreement. His co star John Garfied is nominated for Best Actor for Body and Soul.
1942 Greer Garson wins Best Actress for Mrs. Miniver. Her co star Teresa Wright wins Best Supporting Actress and is nominated for Best Actress for The Pride of the Yankees.
1938 Bette Davis wins Best Actress for Jezebel. Her co star Fay Bainter wins Best Supporting Actress and is nominated for Best Actress for White Banners
1936 Best Actor nominees Spencer Tracy (San Francisco) and William Powell (My Man Godfrey) appeared together in Best Picture nominee Libeled Lady.January 25, 2014 at 9:08 pm #136643
1979 – Robert Duvall and Frederic Forrest (nominated for “The Rose”) in “Apocalypse Now.” Both lost to Melvyn Douglas.
The Jessica Lange/Kim Stanley one has always amused me because the story goes that it was Stanley who recommended to Lange that she make a comedy as her next film in order to “lighten things up” after the dark nature of “Frances.” Lange did just that…of course the film was “Tootsie,” and it ended up being the performance that defeated Stanley at the Oscars.January 29, 2014 at 10:00 am #136644
Thomas Mitchell won for STAGECOACH, beating both of his MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON co-stars, Claude Rains and Harry Carey.
Angela Lansbury was nominated for THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY but lost to her NATIONAL VELVET co-star, Anne Revere
Ned Beatty was nominated for NETWORK but also had a brief scene in ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN, featuring that year’s winner Jason Robards
Cate Blanchett was nominated for NOTES ON A SCANDAL opposite her BABEL co-stars Adriana Barraza & Rinko Kikuchi