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  • Atif Mir Hussain
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    Everyone talks about the Big 5 Awards: Picture, Director, Actor, Actress & Screenplay and the fact that only 3 films have ever achieved this.
    But what if the Big 5 was Picture, Director, Actor, Screenplay & Editing?
    How many films have done this?
    5 come to mind:
    Bridge on the River Kwai
    Patton
    French Connection
    Gandhi
    Forrest Gump
    Any others?

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    Asgaroth
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    Why best actor in particular? Why not any acting awards regardless of gender and lead/supporting status?

    Anyway, I’ve always thought that, of those 3, just 1 deserved the distinction;

    – In “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” Louise Fletcher was nowhere near a lead performance status
    – In “Silence of the Lambs” you can consider one of this (or both): Hopkins wasn’t a lead / Jodie Foster wasn’t the best leading actress performance of the year (that goes to Sarandon)

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    Atif Mir Hussain
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    I suppose I should have wrote Best Actor or Best Actress. Either or.
    However Supporting Actor/Actress no,
    because I was just trying to size up the 5 most important awards.
    If a film is based on a woman then sure Actress instead of Actor.
    I think Editing is overlooked and under rated.
    Just trying to get all 3 stages of film (pre production, production and post production) and gauge over the 87 year Academy history which film comes on top.

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    babypook
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    I suppose I should have wrote Best Actor or Best Actress. Either or.
    However Supporting Actor/Actress no,
    because I was just trying to size up the 5 most important awards.
    If a film is based on a woman then sure Actress instead of Actor.
    I think Editing is overlooked and under rated.
    Just trying to get all 3 stages of film (pre production, production and post production) and gauge over the 87 year Academy history which film comes on top.

    And, just how many of those are out there at any given time? More now than before perhaps. But unless the box office follows suit (thank you, JL), how long do you think this phase lasts?

    Is Editing overlooked? How many films, which have gone on to win BP, have also won for Editing?

    Perhaps it’s not the absolute solid precursor it once was, with Bourne, Matrix, and an assortment of others…all films in contention somewhere, and usually BP…

    This is an area where woman can and do excel, which is nice to see. Imo, the very best Editor that was, is a woman.

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    OnTheAisle
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    #198957

    Everyone talks about the Big 5 Awards: Picture, Director, Actor, Actress & Screenplay and the fact that only 3 films have ever achieved this.
    But what if the Big 5 was Picture, Director, Actor, Screenplay & Editing?
    How many films have done this?

    Since Editing wasn’t presented till 1934, counting begins then.

    1939 Gone with the Wind

    1946 The Best Years of Our Lives

    1954 On The Waterfront

    1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai

    1970 Patton

    1971 The French Connection

    1982 Gandhi

    1994 Forrest Gump

     

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    RobertPius
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    I just noticed that of the three films that one the big five:  two of them have lead performances (Hopkins and Fletcher) that are are debated as to whether or not they are supporting roles. Odd. 

    Network is like that too in terms of Actor/Actress winners.

    I could look this up but one of you will know off hand, how many films have won both best actor and actress? Cominh Home, On Golden Pond and the 3 big 5 winners come to mind. Any others?   

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    christy-m
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    As Good As It Gets is the only other one I can think of.

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    Atif Mir Hussain
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    OnTheAisle thankyou for the other 3 films i didnt know about.

    babypook i appreciate plenty of BP winners have won editing also but I wanted to know which films had the sweep (Pic, Dir, Lead Actor or Lead Actress, Screenplay & Editing)

    Also you are right about female orientated films doing well, so much so that I believe 4 films which are woman-centric (is that a word?!) will get in the BP line up this year.

    Brooklyn
    Carol
    Joy
    Room

    Aswell as

    Bridge of Spies
    Martian
    Revenant
    Spotlight
    Steve Jobs

    If its a 10 year then Im torn between

    Hateful 8 or
    Inside Out

    Top 8 are a lock in my eyes with Steve Jobs slowly slipping
    (Ive seen it, I enjoyed it, deserves a spot- its a shame (excuse the pun) dim box office collections might hamper its chances)

    I live in the UK, cant wait to see

    Joy – 1st Jan
    Revenant – 15th Jan
    Spotlight – 29th Jan!!!!!!!!

    Last 2 only come out here after the Oscar Nominations are announced much to my annoyance!

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